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 Continuum Celebration
over 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:

***

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!  

--  

rich thomas  

creative 

director onyx path publishing

Final Hour: What Comes Next?
over 1 year ago – Sat, Mar 03, 2018 at 08:45:05 AM

Hello Continuum Community,

I just wanted to post a quick update to go over some of the timeline for the post-campaign process. I'm sure the Onyx Path team will be exhausted and I'm going to sleep for 48 hours straight, so it may get quiet for a bit. I just want to make sure that everyone has a sense of what's happening and when so there's no confusion or panic.

AFTER THE CAMPAIGN ENDS

First, we celebrate. Kickstarter will send out a "Hooray!" email confirming the campaign ended with final totals. We'll give high fives in the comments section.

Then, the Kickstarter payment process begins. Over the next two weeks, kickstarter will begin charging your payment methods for the total amount you've pledged. 

If there is an issue with your payment method (expired credit card or incorrect number or pre-paid Visa awaiting funds, for example), Kickstarter will keep trying to process payment during this time. (That's for all the people that e-mailed to say their new card was being delivered a day after the campaign - just update your info as soon as you can and it should be fine.)

Once this step is done, which will likely be mid-March, Kickstarter will confirm everything with Onyx Path and transfer the funds over to them (less the Kickstarter fees, of course!).

Once the payment is confirmed, I can begin to set up the project with BackerKit and link it to the Kickstarter data.

Backerkit is a robust fulfillment management program that will allow us to work with all of the data and distribute the rewards to you. It will take me around a week to set the project up. Once I've got it all entered and built, the team from BackerKit will review to ensure I didn't mess anything up too badly, and then I'll make any changes they've suggested and we can move on to the Survey stage.

BACKERKIT SURVEYS

Once BackerKit says I'm good to go, I will send out a survey to all backers. This is why confirming your e-mail is important! The survey will list the reward tier you've chosen, confirm all of the rewards associated with that reward tier, and confirm your total pledge amount. I expect Surveys to go out 3-4 weeks into March. 

If you opted to include any Add-On rewards to your pledge, this is the point where you will select them. BackerKit will deduct the cost of your reward tier (+shipping) from your total pledge and show you how much you have to allocate for add-on purchases. You simply select the ones you want and proceed. From that point forward, those add-ons will be included in your list of rewards.

During the Survey period, you can also also choose to increase your reward tier. If you've managed to get a tax refund and decide it's time to trade up to get two copies of the book or include another add-on, you can do so at this time. Note, you will not be able to reduce your reward tier selection, only increase.

If there was an issue with payment to Kickstarter, you should also be able to address that at this point.

The survey will ask you to confirm your shipping address, even though it'll be some time before we ship out the final product. Do not worry about moving before shipping begins - you will be able to update BackerKit right up until the point that we begin fulfilling the final books. We will send out a notice prior to lock down so you can update any information.

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Once we've got the majority of the surveys confirmed, I will be able to begin some of the digital reward fulfillment - primarily the First Edition Fan 1E PDF Bundle. I'm targeting mid-May to June for this (assuming surveys are mostly complete).

After that, we begin the process of building the Trinity Continuum Core rulebook, the Trinity Continuum: Æon setting, and begin work on the other items added during this campaign (In Media Res, the Æon Æxpansion, etc.) 

This is a long process, but I will send out regular updates (usually at the beginning of the month) to keep you up to speed on our progress. There will be strings of updates that are just "still working on it," but I will share new artwork or information when I can.

Eventually, we will have a completed PDF of the core book and setting book. We'll take some time to distribute, review, and compile any errata or corrections that need to be made. When we've made any necessary changes, we'll send out updated copy of the PDFs and then begin creating print-ready files for the hardcovers, and then eventually the PoD versions.

It's a long road ahead, but one that we wouldn't be on if not for your support.

THANK YOU

So, thank you to all the backers who supported us and made this happen.

And a personal thanks to everyone who participated online, either in the comments section of the kickstarter or on social media around the web. If you look at the number of comments, especially broken out by day, there was a ton of engagement and interest throughout this campaign. 

COMMUNICATION

So, as noted, I'll be sending out updates once a month and whenever we've got a new goal, survey, or other item to cover.

If you have any questions or need clarification on something related to the kickstarter, you can leave it in the comment section - I will be notified with every addition. Or, you can find the Contact Creator button and Rich will forward your message to me.

For rules stuff and questions about the game itself, it's probably best to visit the Onyx Path forums and talk directly with the team there: http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/main-category/main-forum/trinity

So, thanks again everyone! Let's celebrate!

HOPE. SACRIFICE. UNITY.

- James

Hologram Message from Giuseppe del Fuego
over 1 year ago – Sat, Mar 03, 2018 at 08:40:59 AM

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 FINAL WEEK COUNTDOWN

We are in the final days, and it's time for every big push possible. If our current pledge level holds (and they tend to dance back and forth a bit), we have achieved SEVENTEEN stretch goal targets. We've earned a lot of stripes.

 And, while I'm very excited about what we've accomplished thus far, and happy to have all of these exciting Stretch Goal additions available to add on to my Trinity Continuum Core rules and Trinity Continuum: Æon setting books, I can't help but want more...

Yes, that's greedy. I do celebrate what we've got, and really appreciate how far we've come. But, I also have a list that includes cryptic things like:

  • $166,000 - Nihonjin Superiors...
  • $167,000 - Meridian?
  • $172,000 - Classified: Help Wanted
  • $177,000 - Psi[REDACTED]...?

Yes, there are some big numbers there. Yes, we're getting low on time. But I also know we raised double this amounts in 3 hours on our first day... and now we've grown a large community that really wants this game to not only succeed - but grow and develop further!

So (familiar refrain) spread the word! Let friends know that they can score 15 PDFs for $15! And probably more, if we keep hitting stretch goals (you'd be crazy not to back that!). Together, we can achieve more.

HOPE - SACRIFICE - UNITY

#TrinityContinuum

Final Hours: CHECKLIST
over 1 year ago – Thu, Mar 01, 2018 at 01:14:35 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

Final 3 hours of the Trinity Continuum campaign! The last few days have been remarkable. I'll have a few updates to share this morning, including a breakdown of what to expect once the campaign ends (timelines, etc.) and one final chapter in our Trinity Continuum: Æon preview.

But, before we get to any of that, we've had a lot of new backers, so let's go over the basics one last time.

CHECKLIST

1. REWARD TIER, ADD-ONs, PLEDGE TOTAL

Please ensure you've selected the Reward Tier that best represents your desired rewards for this project. An update breaking down all of the Reward Tier decisions is HERE <link>, summarized by this chart:

 Click this to see a giant version of the chart.

Once you're sure you've selected the correct Reward Tier, double-check to see if there are any rewards that you want to include via ADD-ON, as described in the update HERE <link>.

Your PLEDGE TOTAL is the sum of your REWARD TIER + SHIPPING + ADD-ONs.

Shipping is calculated automatically by Kickstarter, based on your location. Add On rewards will be selected in the post-campaign pledge manager sent out once payment processing is complete (this will be detailed in Next Steps later this morning).

SO: Ensure that you've selected the Reward Tier you want, and included funding for any Add Ons you wish to include. AND - make sure that you are comfortable with the Pledge Total amount, in terms of it covering everything you want and its' affordability. 

2. PAYMENT AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Finally, ensure that the payment and contact information in your kickstarter account is up to date and correct. Making sure your e-mail is entered correctly and your credit card isn't expired will speed up the next step process. (I have learned from experience!)

STRETCH GOALS

Three types of Additional Stretch Goal rewards are included at various Reward Tiers (see Reward Tiers, above, and double-check what you are receiving).  Here's what we've built via Stretch Goal Achievements so far:

The FIRST EDITION FAN BUNDLE [1E BUNDLE]

 

 BONUS REWARD ADDITIONS [BONUS REWARDS]

 The ÆON ÆPANSION PDF Supplement [Æon Æxpansion]

 And here are the funding targets for our final Stretch Goals:

 At $180,000 in funding - A fourth scenario will be added to “IN MEDIA RES” – a PDF supplement for the Trinity Continuum Core contemporary setting.  

ARTIFACTS, ETC. – Digging into the dirt and bringing light to dark places are all in a days work for these explorers, archaeologists and scientists. Inspired by: Indiana Jones, Johnny Quest, Tomb Raider. Related Allegiance: Global Cartography Initiative [BONUS REWARDS]

 At $185,000 in funding - Trinity: Darkness Revealed 3: Ascent Into Light 1E PDF will be added to the Trinity 1e digital bundle. [1E BUNDLE]

  At $190,000 in funding - Alien Encounter 1: Invasion 1E PDF and Alien Encounter 2: Deception 1E PDF will be added to the Trinity 1e digital bundle. [1E BUNDLE]

 Finally, if we manage to achieve 400% of our funding target, Onyx Path will work out a bonus for the creative teams to celebrate!

Three hours left! Let's make it happen!

HOPE. SACRIFICE. UNITY.

#TrinityContinuum

- James

Backers Only - Manuscript Preview Part 9
over 1 year ago – Thu, Mar 01, 2018 at 01:14:29 PM

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