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:

A Stretch Goal Reward Arrives In Style
about 1 year ago – Fri, May 18, 2018 at 06:33:52 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

When creating your Trinity Continuum character, choosing your Allegiance can be a fun part of the process! And now, you can show off your Kickstarter Allegiance in the real world with our next reward - fulfilling one of our Stretch Goal achievements.

For a limited-time, this Kickstarter-themed Trinity Continuum T-shirt is available for discounted purchase at the Onyx Path redbubble store.

If you click on that link, you'll be able to purchase a 0% mark up shirt (that means, you're just paying the cost of manufacturing and shipping) to show off your continuum style. Also note that you can modify the color and shirt style, so you could possibly get three different shirts to build a Trinity wardrobe!

This price will run for a limited time only - from today until May 25th, so act quickly.

- James

May 2018 Update
about 1 year ago – Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 09:38:32 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

Yes, it's still April. Yes, this is the May update. It's coming a little early, but feel free to re-read it again in 6 days to make it more official. :)

Short Update: LOTS of stuff going on in the Trinity Continuum, but mostly things that will pay off in the future. Foundations have been built for things to come, and now attention can move back to the present and we'll get this machine running. So, stay tuned, more updates likely later this month (well, May... the real May... later in May).


Long Update:

Back in the middle of March, just a few weeks after the Trinity Continuum kickstarter campaign ended, I attended Breakout Con in Toronto. Despite throwing e-mails and memes back and forth, this was the first time that I met Ian A.A. Watson in person! We were both still pretty exuberant from the success of the campaign and grabbed a bite to eat.

As you know, Ian was the main, LONG time driving forces behind the rebirth of the Trinity Universe, and it was great to see how energized he was by the Kickstarter and how excited he was about the future of the Trinity Continuum. As we talked about the project, knowing how long he had been working on it, I expressed my sympathy for what I assumed would be another few years before the next major phase, Aberrant, would be realized.

"I wouldn't be so sure of that!" That's when Ian told me that movement was already happening on Aberrant, and that soon Steve Kenson would be announced as the Lead Designer for the project. I was stunned, and super-happy. I may have clapped. Not only was the project moving along at a much faster pace than I had assumed, but Steve was possibly my number one dream choice to have work on the project. He's pretty much the expert on superhero RPGS, having had a hand in ... well, just about every one that I could think of.

And now that I see Aberrant 2nd Edition appear on the Onyx Path project development track, and see Ian's excitement about the team they've assembled for this project, I'm so eagerfor the future.  

In related excitement, looking at the project development track, you will also see the Æon Æxpansion and In Media Res supplements on the list. So rewarding to see everything moving forward.


The flip side to all that news: locking things down and getting those projects moving has kept everyone pretty busy, so I might be a few weeks later than I had hoped in getting some of the initial rewards out. Don't fret - I'm on it, and expect a few updates over the next weeks full of Trinity Continuum goodness. (Or, at least, a link to the redbubble store and hopefully some PDF bundles).

SO: Your patience is appreciated. Honestly, the work done now (on all projects mentioned) will have huge payouts in the future.

Total aside - Ian also showed me a ton of original illustrations from original Trinity/Æon books. Like, originals back in the drawing on paper days. It was awesome to flip through those images and hold what I can only describe as an artifact. I flipped through the pages quickly, taking them all in - I knew that if I had gone slow, I would have been tempted to grab it and run. Really.


Kickstarter Concierge

As the Onyx Path Kickstarter Concierge, I'd also like to take a moment to let you know we're in the final 24 Hour countdown for the latest project, Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought for Exalted 3rd Edition.

 
This campaign will be funding the creation of a deluxe, hardcover version of this book, and has already achieved 500% of the initial funding target! Unlike the Trinity Continuum project, the campaign is not intended to launch this book into traditional distribution - backing this Kickstarter project will be the only way to get the deluxe hardcover from Onyx Path. As of this morning, we've hit a whopping 30 Stretch Goals and assembled an incredible Dragon-Blooded Companion supplement as well.

If that's at all intriguing, or you just want to see what the fuss is about, you've got about 24 hours to check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/dragon-blooded-what-fire-has-wrought-for-exalted-3

HOPE. SACRIFICE. UNITY.

REWARD TRACKING - Pending

  • Redbubble KS T-shirt link
  • Trinity 1E PDF Bundle 
  • Trinity 1E "Final Three" PDF Bundle (BackerKit Add-On) 
  • TC Core Digital Wallpaper 
  • TC Æon Digital Wallpaper 
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook PDF 
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook HARDCOVER 
  • Trinity Continuum Core rulebook POD Coupon 
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting PDF 
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting HARDCOVER 
  • Trinity Continuum: Æon setting POD Coupon 
  • Trinity Continuum Core Reference Screen 
  • Trinity Continuum Core Reference PDF 
  • Trinity Continuum Æon Reference Screen 
  • Trinity Continuum Æon Reference PDF 
  • OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Core D10 
  • OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Æon D10 
  • Æon-set Novella: Dawn 
  • Æon-set Novella: Meridian 
  • IN MEDIA RES PDF Scenario Supplement for Trinity Continuum Core 
  • Æon Æxpansion PDF supplement for Trinity Continuum: Æon


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. 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).

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://trinity-continuum-aeon-rpg.backerkit.com/

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://trinity-continuum-aeon-rpg.backerkit.com/faq

If you have any other questions or concerns, you can post them to the comments for this update, the comment section, or contact the team via the Contact Creator link on the kickstarter page and Rich will forward it to me. 

- James

April 2018 Update - Surveys on their way
about 1 year ago – Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 09:46:15 PM

Hello Continuum Community!

I'm calling this the April 2018 update because I'd normally wait for a few more days before sending this out, but I've got so much news that I wanted to get it to your early...

At the end of each month going forward, I will send out an update with information on your Rewards, the status of the project, and any other goodies I can share with you. The next time I send out a month end Update, I will use a format that we'll follow for the remainder of the project.

For this one, I just wanted to share THREE THINGS with you (it's still Trinity, after all).

First: BackerKit Surveys

Soon, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It’s important to respond to your survey as quickly as you can since we need this information to fulfill your rewards.  

You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. You don’t have access to this survey link yet, but it will be available soon via email!  

After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://trinity-continuum-aeon-rpg.backerkit.com/

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://trinity-continuum-aeon-rpg.backerkit.com/faq

If you have any other questions or concerns, you can post them to the comments for this update, the comment section, or contact the team via the Contact Creator link on the kickstarter page and Rich will forward it to me.  

Thanks again everyone! Keep your eyes open for the next few days as the surveys go out.

SECOND: ABERRANT NEWS

For those who may have missed it, there was a recent development announced for the Trinity Continuum! On March 23rd, Onyx Path revealed the development team for the next major project on the Trinity Continuum timeline: Aberrant.

Ian A. A. Watson will continue in his role as Trinity Continuum Creative Lead, providing overall guidance and direction for the books of the Aberrant era.  

Eddy Webb is taking on the role of Managing Developer, maintaining his record of excellence in directing freelancers and project management.  

And we’re delighted to introduce Steve Kenson as our Lead Designer, who will help shape the new edition of Aberrant into something we’re all proud of and excited about. As designer of RPGs like Mutants & Masterminds, DC Adventures, and ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying, as well as writer on RPGs like Champions, DC Universe, Marvel Super Heroes, and Silver Age Sentinels, we couldn’t resist bringing the resident expert in superhero RPGs to our team to lend his unique voice.  

Steve has previously written on a number of Aberrant’s first edition titles, including Aberrant Worldwide: Phase I and the Aberrant Players Guide. We look forward to working with him!

THIRD: KICKSTARTER

The other reason I'm sending this early is that I'm currently hammering away once again as Onyx Path's Kickstarter Concierge for Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought for Exalted 3rd Edition. Each time a kickstarter project has ended, I begin receiving e-mails from fans that just missed the cut-off, or just found out about the campaign. As you know, I never seem to stop talking about kickstarter, so wanted to share this blurb with you so that no one from the Trinity Continuum misses out on this.

Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought introduces the Dragon-Blooded in 3rd Edition and all the rules necessary to feature them as player characters or NPC antagonists, including character creation rules and the element-based Dragon-Blooded Charm set of powers. This book will give an iconic view of the Dragon-Blooded, from their mythic origins as the armies of the gods to their place in the current era.  

Because we made sure that the complete text for this book was finished before we ran Dragon-Blooded's KS, we can provide one quarter (more or less) of the book's text to backers each week of the campaign and get their feedback along the way. (Plus, if a backer doesn't like the text, they can cancel their pledge before the KS is over). This is the first big book for our new dev team, and judging by what we're hearing, it seems they've knocked the (fire)ball out of the park with this one!  

So if that sounds interesting, please check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/dragon-blooded-what-fire-has-wrought-for-exalted-3

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I have so many more things to talk about, but I will save some for the next update, where I may talk a bit about BackerKit. Until then, check your email for the BackerKit Survey and then check out our Pledge Manager. 

HOPE. SACRIFICE. UNITY.

- James

BACKERS ONLY - MANUSCRIPT DOWNLOAD LINKS
about 1 year ago – Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 08:18:47 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

Trinity Continuum Celebration
about 1 year ago – Sun, Mar 04, 2018 at 12:23:29 PM

We did it. Fantastic finish. Several Stretch goals! A mad rush at the end.

A message from Rich:

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A long time ago, in an office far, far away.  

Our White Wolf crew realized that we wanted to expand into other genres than horror. Our first foray into science fiction wasn't working out, so we sat down and began the process of creating a whole new setting. This one starting with science fiction and then moving backwards through time to super-heroes and then further to pulp. All on one continuing timeline.  

It was an audacious concept and we made an excellent effort and the Trinity Universe put out a lot of books until circumstances forced WW to close it up. I never stopped wanting to resurrect the lines, and Ian Watson certainly kept in touch with his burning love for it, so when it was possible to buy Trinity from CCP as part of starting Onyx Path, I jumped at the chance. And messaged Ian as soon as the ink was dry!  

Well, it is wonderfully obvious that we were not the only people still in love with Trinity, because your stunning support of this Kickstarter has enabled us to reboot the Trinity Universe into the Trinity Continuum, start the first two of the lines with Trinity Continuum Core and Trinity Continuum: Aeon, and the future looks bright!  

Or maybe I should say that the Future, the past, and the sideways looks bright, because we have a lot of fantastic ideas for expanding the Trinity Continuum, and expanding these two settings you have been a huge part of helping us bring to fruition!  

So thanks to you all, old fans and backers new to it all!  

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rich thomas  

creative 

director onyx path publishing