TRINITY CONTINUUM: AEON RPG

Created by Richard Thomas / Onyx Path Productions

The Trinity Continuum is a vast timeline of adventure, speckled with dramatic points across the past, present, and future, where heroes - or villains - arise. While each setting supplement will explore part of the Trinity Continuum timeline, these points in time aren't dots in a straight line - this isn't a long-form metaplot to be simply read aloud. Instead, they're points of quantum probabilities. Anything can happen, so it's up to you and your cast to make it happen!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Trinity-on-Demand
6 months ago – Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 11:16:57 AM

Hello Continuum Community,

I know you just heard from me last week, but I'm about to move another two rewards from our "Pending" list to the "Delivered" list, so I'm sure you wouldn't mind a quick interruption!

As noted in the most recent Monthly Update the digital version and Print-on-Demand versions of Trinity Continuum Core Rules and Trinity Continuum: Æon will be released on DriveThruRPG tomorrow. 

But, as kickstarter backers, it's time to get there a bit earlier!

Print-On-Demand Coupon Reward Distribution

Pretty much everyone receiving this update should have the PDF already. If you haven't already downloaded, make sure to check for your redemption code in the BackerKit digital rewards locker. If you have downloaded the PDF previously, you will be able to download the latest version when you log in to your DrivethruRPG library.

Similarly, for those who were scheduled to receive the Print-On-Demand Coupon (check your rewards list if you're unsure), you should have a coupon link available in your BackerKit digital rewards locker for two different versions of the Print-On-Demand copies of these books.

The easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account: https://trinity-continuum-aeon-rpg.backerkit.com/backer/digital_rewards and it'll show anything available. Your backerkit account should also confirm all rewards that you should expect from your reward tier selected.

For those backers who did not pledge to a tier that included the hardcover, or those backers who might be looking for a second copy for the table, there are two different versions of Print-On-Demand options available.

Standard Color Heavyweight uses a thick 70# white paper which has better page opacity. (that's "70 pound" for reference, but does not mean each page weighs 70 lbs!).  Standard Heavyweight Color uses inkjet technology. (These are not the same inkjet printers you have at home - these are often as big or bigger than a car!) This option offers lower cost but the colors won't be as sharp or bright as a Premium Color book.

Premium Color Heavyweight uses the same 70# paper, but uses a digital offset press. This option offers superior color quality but is more expensive to produce.

I've told this story before, but it a cute anecdote of the difference in method: I have a friend with more than 20-years in the printing business, the kind of guy who smells the page to find out which ink was used and can tell the type of printer by touch. He's been very impressed with the Standard Heavyweight PoD productions I've received ("They've done a great job"), and is astounded by the quality of the Premium digital offset books I've ordered ("Really, really amazing quality!").

My suggestion: If you did not order the hardcover books and want a top-notch copy to collect, go with the Premium Heavyweight and you wont't be disappointed.

If you're ordering a second copy or mostly use your PDF away from the table, or want a really good copy that you can use frequently at the table, the Standard Heavyweight is up to the task!

(Remember to order via the coupon link in your BackerKit digital rewards locker, if you that was part of your rewards list! That link is your coupon and must be the first step in your PoD order.)

Anyway, that's today's super-quick update. PoD Coupons out to those backers who have them on their list of rewards. Have a great December, and I'll touch base at the end of the year.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Redbubble KS T-shirt link (Update #35, 5/18/18)
  • Trinity 1E PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 5/4/18)
  • Trinity 1E "Final Three" PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 6/12/18)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
  • OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Core D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)
  • OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Æon D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: In Media Res Backer PDF (Update #49, 04/19/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Reference PDF  (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Continuum: Æon Reference PDF (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Contiuum: Æon Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Æon Æxpansion PDF supplement for Trinity Continuum: Æon (Update #59, 09/13/19)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Æon Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core rulebook POD Coupon (Update #61, 12/03/19)
  • Trinity Continuum: Æon setting POD Coupon (Update #61, 12/03/19)

REWARD TRACKING - Pending

- Æon-set Novella: Dawn
- Æon-set Novella: Meridian

FINAL 48 HOURS - MUMMY: THE CURSE Second Edition

In Mummy: The Curse, players take on the characters of the Arisen, humans who were subjects of the greatest magic ever worked by mortal hands, the Rite of Return, in the long-lost Nameless Empire. As part of the Rite, they underwent ritual death, and their souls were eternally bound to their mortal remains. Consequently, while the Arisen can be killed, they will always return, their bodies reforming anew.

Mummy: The Curse Second Edition includes all the rules you need to play as one of the Arisen: Decrees and Pillars that reflect the transformation by the Rite of Return, Utterances and Affinities as the powers you wield and the price you pay for them, magical relics and vessels for use or sacrifice, and all manner of antagonists from immortals to Shuankhsen and others besides.

Pledge to help us create and get this Second Edition of Chronicles of Darkness' Mummy: The Curse into stores! The campaign has Arisen and is now on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/mummy-the-curse-2nd-edition/

Hope. Sacrifice. Unity.

#TrinityContinuumOnDemand

November 2019 Update
6 months ago – Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 06:09:38 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

I'm sneaking in a quick month end update as we close off November.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Redbubble KS T-shirt link (Update #35, 5/18/18)  
  • Trinity 1E PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 5/4/18)  
  • Trinity 1E "Final Three" PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 6/12/18)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18) 
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
  • OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Core D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)
  • OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Æon D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)  
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: In Media Res Backer PDF (Update #49, 04/19/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Reference PDF  (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Continuum: Æon Reference PDF (Update #52, 06/27/19)   
  • Trinity Continuum Core Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Contiuum: Æon Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Æon Æxpansion PDF supplement for Trinity Continuum: Æon (Update #59, 09/13/19)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Æon Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)

REWARD TRACKING - Pending

- Trinity Continuum Core rulebook POD Coupon  
- Trinity Continuum: Æon setting POD Coupon
- Æon-set Novella: Dawn
- Æon-set Novella: Meridian

I expect our PoD Coupon rewards to move from Pending to Completed soon, as those items are nearing release. In fact, according to the recent Monday Meeting Notes post (linked here) from Onyx Path, December looks like it’s going to be Trinity Continuum month for their weekly Wednesday On Sale offerings! With December being the month that the Trinity Continuum and TC: Aeon core books start going on sale in stores, and the PDFs and PoDs going live on DTRPG, they’ll actually have a couple of items becoming available every week.

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each summary update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. Also, feel free to check out Onyx Path's Monday Meeting Notes posts (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go (you may see spoilers for other kickstarter campaigns are currently running or will soon be launched).

 FINAL WEEK ON KICKSTARTER - MUMMY: THE CURSE Second Edition

In Mummy: The Curse, players take on the characters of the Arisen, humans who were subjects of the greatest magic ever worked by mortal hands, the Rite of Return, in the long-lost Nameless Empire. As part of the Rite, they underwent ritual death, and their souls were eternally bound to their mortal remains. Consequently, while the Arisen can be killed, they will always return, their bodies reforming anew.

Mummy: The Curse Second Edition includes all the rules you need to play as one of the Arisen: Decrees and Pillars that reflect the transformation by the Rite of Return, Utterances and Affinities as the powers you wield and the price you pay for them, magical relics and vessels for use or sacrifice, and all manner of antagonists from immortals to Shuankhsen and others besides.

Pledge to help us create and get this Second Edition of Chronicles of Darkness' Mummy: The Curse into stores! The campaign has Arisen and is now on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/mummy-the-curse-2nd-edition/

Hope. Sacrifice. Unity.

#TrinityContinuum

October 2019 Update
7 months ago – Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 09:50:20 PM

Happy Halloween, Continuum Community!

I call this the Concierge Continuum

I'm sneaking in on the final day of the month to send out our regular update! It'll be super-quick, as I'm spending most of the day changing costumes! It's like a Concierge fashion show!


REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

- Redbubble KS T-shirt link (Update #35, 5/18/18)  
- Trinity 1E PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 5/4/18)  
- Trinity 1E "Final Three" PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 6/12/18)
- TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18) 
-  TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
- OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Core D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)
- OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Æon D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)  
- TRINITY CONTINUUM: In Media Res Backer PDF (Update #49, 04/19/19)
- Trinity Continuum Core Reference PDF  (Update #52, 06/27/19)
- Trinity Continuum: Æon Reference PDF (Update #52, 06/27/19)   
- Trinity Continuum Core Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
- Trinity Contiuum: Æon Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
- Æon Æxpansion PDF supplement for Trinity Continuum: Æon (Update #59, 09/13/19)

It's real. Really, really.

REWARD TRACKING - SHIPPING NOW...

- TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
- TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
- Trinity Continuum Core Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)
- Trinity Continuum Æon Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)

REWARD TRACKING - Pending

- Trinity Continuum Core rulebook POD Coupon  
- Trinity Continuum: Æon setting POD Coupon
- Æon-set Novella: Dawn
- Æon-set Novella: Meridian

Books have been landing all across North America. The international shipments should all be out of the warehouse and on their way by the end of next week (I appreciate your patience! They'll be shipped to deliver as quickly as possible!)

INSTRUCTIONS ON CHECKING YOUR TRACKING NUMBER IN BACKERKIT APPEARED IN THE LAST UPDATE.

Once all shipments have left the building and are firmly in the hands of our kickstarter backers and supporters, Onyx Path will be finalizing the PDF and POD release on DrivethruRPG, at which point I'll have PoD discount codes to distribute via BackerKit and move a few more rewards from Pending to Delivered. And then, it's just about the novellas!

So, lots of major progress this month, with a big push to get those final books out the doors and into eager hands as quickly as possible. 

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each summary update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. Also, feel free to check out Onyx Path's Monday Meeting Notes posts (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go (you may see spoilers for other kickstarter campaigns are currently running or will soon be launched).

COMING TO KICKSTARTER ON NOVEMBER 5TH...

In Mummy: The Curse, players take on the characters of the Arisen, humans who were subjects of the greatest magic ever worked by mortal hands, the Rite of Return, in the long-lost Nameless Empire. As part of the Rite, they underwent ritual death, and their souls were eternally bound to their mortal remains. Consequently, while the Arisen can be killed, they will always return, their bodies reforming anew.

Mummy: The Curse Second Edition includes all the rules you need to play as one of the Arisen: Decrees and Pillars that reflect the transformation by the Rite of Return, Utterances and Affinities as the powers you wield and the price you pay for them, magical relics and vessels for use or sacrifice, and all manner of antagonists from immortals to Shuankhsen and others besides.

Pledge to help us create and get this Second Edition of Chronicles of Darkness' Mummy: The Curse into stores! The Kickstarter rises from its tomb on Tuesday, November 5th at 2pm Eastern time!

REWARD SHIPPING UPDATE
7 months ago – Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 12:50:06 AM

Hello Continuum Community!

The Summer Olympics come along every 4 years, but the Fulfillment Olympics seem to pop up at random every few months! That is to say, I think we just cleared the final Fulfillment hurdle, and while we're not yet at the medal presentation, at least the closing ceremonies are in sight. Wow, that's a long, tortured metaphor. 

It's James, rolling 5 dice to get these books out to you!

I've been writing and re-writing this update for the past few weeks, but I finally have a timeline to share for our hardcover book reward delivery!

OK, to switch from Fulfillment Olympics to the much more relevant Storypath system:

I'm clearly "Mundane" and my Target Number is 8

I've managed to roll one success, which is enough to buy off the Difficulty, but not enough to remove any Complications. And, in this case, those Complications have been a series of scheduling delays. BUT, we've got a Success there, so I can finally provide an outline of our Shipping Timeline.

SHIPPING UPDATE

There were A LOT of books to ship out for this project! Our logistical complications on this one included the usual unrelated delays and scheduling conflicts, plus two hardcover books and two Storyguide screens - all having names starting with "Trinity Continuum," which gets interesting in an abbreviated pick list for warehouse staff. (Imagine the joys of seeing "Trinity Cont" thousands of times on pick sheets and having to pause to clarify what each means to changing shifts...).

Anyway,the cosmic tumblers have finally clicked into place, and shipment pick ups have been scheduled.

To manage the skids of product coming in and going out, the distribution has been broken into waves:

  •  Wave I: US domestic deliveries
  •  Wave II: International - Canada 
  •  Wave III: International - Worldwide  

The latest update I've got from our fulfillment partner says that Domestic orders (Wave I) should be leaving the warehouse by end of the week (October 26), with Canadian orders (Wave II) set to be completed by next Friday (November 1), and the final Worldwide orders (Wave III) all out by November 8th

HUGE THANKS TO ALL BACKERS FOR THEIR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING. The Onyx Path team is incredibly eager to get these books out into the world, and these minor delays have been an exhausting struggle, but the end is finally in sight. 

TRACKING INFORMATION

Orders should start delivering the week after they leave the warehouse, so US orders should start delivering in the final week of October, Canadian orders will start to land in the first week of November, and International orders will start arriving after November 11th.

As the orders prepare to ship, Tracking information is loaded into the BackerKit Pledge Manager system. This information is set-up and loaded in during the pick and pack stage, so most tracking numbers will initially list the order as "Pre-Shipment Status." It will update as it moves to shipped and delivered status.

You can access your Tracking number in Backerkit by reviewing your Order Confirmation.

Your BackerKit page has:

  • 1 - Your Reward Tier
  • 2 - Your BackerKit e-mail
  • 3 - the TRACKING NUMBER for your shipment
  • 4 - Your confirmed shipping address
  • 5 - A link to your digital redemption codes
  • 6 - Your list of rewards

If you need to have the BackerKit access link re-sent, you can return to your survey by requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://trinity-continuum-aeon-rpg.backerkit.com/

TRACKING YOUR ORDERS

As noted on these pages, it may take up to 48 hours for Tracking Information to update. That said, tracking your packages - especially for international orders - can provide great assistance in solving minor issues before they become major issues.

International Shipping costs have gone up considerably - that's an understatement - since this project was first put together. The funds we collected during the kickstarter campaign now cover about 20%-50% of the cost of international shipping, so it's pretty important that we avoid any re-ships or additional shipping charges as much as possible. And that's where your help can really come in handy.

I've dealt with several situations where shipments were marked as "delivered" but the backer hadn't checked the tracking information for months, unaware that the package had been sitting at a neighbor's house or stuck in a local postal facility.

So, please, check your tracking number over the next few weeks. If you haven't received your package by, let's say November 22 , review the tracking number to see where the issue might be.

Again, it may take up to 48 hours for any status updates to appear, and depending on the country and carrier, each package may enjoy a different transit time. But if we're three weeks into November, let's see if we can sort out any delivery issues while everything's still fresh.

For example, if Package status indicates it was delivered but you never received it

Double-check your Backerkit CONFIRMATION PAGE (as detailed above) that the correct address was provided, and maybe check with your neighbors to make sure it wasn’t accidentally left there. If that doesn’t turn up anything, contact the carrier or your local post office to report the package as not received and please contact me using the Contact Creator button on kickstarter to let me know you didn’t get your order.

I've seen so many orders sitting in a local post office for 8 weeks while the recipient was left unaware that it was waiting. Additionally, other backers have solved issues almost immediately with a quick call to FedEx and providing their tracking number.

It's a HUGE help to me and Onyx Path if we can solve any wayward shipment or stuck orders in November, rather than waiting until the end of the year when shipping systems finally give up delivery attempts and return the items to our fulfillment partner (at an extra cost to Onyx Path). Let's avoid paying for multiple return shipments if we can! Thanks for your help in advance.

SO EXCITING!

Now, all of that stuff out of the way, I've got to say that I'm so excited for this round of kickstarter rewards to ship! I'm part of the International Wave II, so will be holding my breath for another week, but that just gives me time to finish building my Trinity Continuum shrine/shelf. (I'm sure when the books start landing in Canada, you'll hear both Ian and I shouting in celebration!)

I'll send out our regular month-end update in another week, and list all of our rewards and the delivery status. We're about to move so many from the pending column that it's going to be amazing to see how far we've come!

Thanks again to everyone for their support and excitement throughout this process!

#TrinityContinuumFinallyShipping

#AeonOnTheWay

#FingersCrossed

September 2019 Update
8 months ago – Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 07:05:52 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

It's the final day of September, so I wanted to post this month end update to keep on track with our process and system and make sure I'm communicating on a regular basis.

It's James! You're probably going to hear from me again in the next week or so...

I thought about waiting a few more days to include more information in this update, but what the heck - I guess you can hear from me twice over the next few weeks.

ALMOST SHIPPING!

I was hoping to have a note about the books shipping out to you this week, but there's been a slight delay in the delivery from Onyx Path's printer to the fulfillment warehouse. Mostly just a scheduling thing - co-ordinating trucks and multiple pallet deliveries, sometimes you have to remember that other companies also have ongoing business and don't drop everything for Trinity Continuum goodness!

Anyway, just waiting for word that the shipment has been received over the next few days and then I can begin working with our fulfillment partners to break out the shipping info, and they can begin the Pick Pack and Ship process. Once I have timelines and info, I will be back to share it.

If your address in October/November will be different than the one currently listed in BackerKit, please get in touch right away so I can ensure that the books ship to the correct location!

So, with all of that being said, let's get to the meat of our regular month end update:

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

- Redbubble KS T-shirt link (Update #35, 5/18/18)  
- Trinity 1E PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 5/4/18)  
- Trinity 1E "Final Three" PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 6/12/18)
- TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18) 
-  TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
- OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Core D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)
- OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Æon D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)  
- TRINITY CONTINUUM: In Media Res Backer PDF (Update #49, 04/19/19)
- Trinity Continuum Core Reference PDF  (Update #52, 06/27/19)
- Trinity Continuum: Æon Reference PDF (Update #52, 06/27/19)   
- Trinity Continuum Core Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
- Trinity Contiuum: Æon Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
- Æon Æxpansion PDF supplement for Trinity Continuum: Æon (Update #59, 09/13/19)

REWARD TRACKING - SHIPPING SOON...

- TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook HARDCOVER
- TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting HARDCOVER
- Trinity Continuum Core Reference Screen
- Trinity Continuum Æon Reference Screen  

REWARD TRACKING - Pending

- Trinity Continuum Core rulebook POD Coupon  
- Trinity Continuum: Æon setting POD Coupon
- Æon-set Novella: Dawn
- Æon-set Novella: Meridian

Yeah, that's a bit of a cheat creating the new listing for "Shipping Soon" but we're so close!!

Also, a reminder to submit any last bits of errata for the Æon Æxpansion as soon as possible, if you haven't already! The writers and developers will be closing down the Errata form soon to start finalizing that PDF for eventual wide release.

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each monthly update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. I wouldn't be surprised to see some big movement by the end of May update! Also, feel free to check out Onyx Path's Monday Meeting Notes posts (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go (you may see spoilers for my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running).

More Monsters invade the Scarred Lands...

Onyx Path has teamed up with Handiwork Games to update and expand the legendary Creature Collection for their Scarred Lands 5th Edition setting! Right now, gangs of monsters are battling each other to see who gets to be included in the book! Join in and root for your favorites!

Kickstarter Campaign Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/scarred-lands-creature-collection-for-5th-edition-rpg

Also: The latest game to be added to the Chronicles of Darkness...

You woke up… different. Someone changed you: on a slab, an operating table, an altar. By luck or by fate, you escaped. Hunted by your creators, they hold all the cards, and it seems they might recapture you. Except, what they don’t understand is they’ve stoked the fires of vengeance; what they did wasn’t right. What they don’t know is that now — you’re hunting them.

Deviant: The Renegades presents a game where the victims of experiments band together to bring down the monolithic organizations that twisted and warped them. Now funding Kickstarter from Onyx Path - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deviant-the-renegades-a-tabletop-roleplaying-game