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Trinity Continuum: Aether Tabletop Roleplaying Game

Created by Onyx Path - Aether

Pledge to help us create a beautiful edition of Trinity Continuum: Aether and deliver it to backers and into stores.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Jan '23: Double Post
5 days ago – Tue, Jan 31, 2023 at 08:52:40 AM

Well, I'm frankly surprised that this hasn't happend up until now! Double post from the wrong Kickstarter. Nothing to see here...

Sorry everyone!

January '23 - Trinity Forums, Monthly Check In
8 days ago – Sat, Jan 28, 2023 at 11:56:23 AM

Hello Aethernauts,

Welcome to the first update for 2023. In the greater scheme of things, we're still in early stages for this project, so no big announcements at this time, but incremental progress on one of our bonus rewards and a quick announcement about the Onyx Path forums.

The Onyx Path Trinity Continuum Forums Are Back!

After breaking under the strain of awesome threads, the Onyx Path team have re-vamped, repaired, and re-organized their forums.  They work again! Feel free to drop by the Onyx Path Forums or the Trinity Continuum forum, with each era of the Continuum now having it's own sub-forum!

DRAFT MANUSCRIPT LINK

I'll be including a link back to the draft manuscripts in these updates because it'll be a while before we get our Backer PDF version and in the meantime I'm sure some will misplace any downloaded copies. I'll keep this bit here in future updates until our backer PDFs go out.

REWARDS STILL PENDING

The manuscript for the Aethernaut Collection is finished and into the team for review and approvals before heading over to editing. Bit by bit, all of these projects will work their way to us.

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

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-aether.backerkit.com/

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's most recent monthly summary, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <December Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary. The project statuses listed are current as of last Monday, so do check it out each Monday night to see if anything may have progressed!

I will continue to post regular updates every month until the final Stretch Goal reward has gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Richard Thomas under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  • Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

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Dec '22 Monthly Update - Old Trinity Sale, Continuum Podcasts, Ending the Year!
about 1 month ago – Wed, Dec 28, 2022 at 12:15:01 PM

Hello Aethernauts, 

One final update for 2022, keeping everyone on the same page and up to speed. At least, that's the theory - I have year end brain and working at about 1/3 capacity! I hope you're able to find a little time over the next while to recharge a bit before we head into the new year!

Before we get into our regular status update, the Onyx Path crew have been celebrating the Trinity Continuum all month, so let's see a couple of highlights!

PODCASTS

The weekly Onyx Pathcast has focused on the Trinity Continuum throughout December. These are excellent episodes to dive deep into a few parts of the Continuum and also get a broader sense of how the different genres and eras connect up and how they came to be, and also find out a bit about what's coming next...

 EPISODE 236 - Trinity Continuum: Aether - What is Aether? The setting and societies! Things to do in the game! Powers and Characters! More on Societies!

EPISODE 237 - Trinity Continuum: Adventure!- Updating Adventure! Inclusivity in the 1930s! Allegiances, Types of Characters, Quantum, Strange Places, and Rules Talk!

An aside - if you Add On the Trinity Continuum: Adventure! PDF to your list of rewards during the campaign or in the BackerKit Pledge Manager after the campaign, you'll be receiving a link for an Advance PDF today. This is the version that just went out to backers from the Adventure Kickstarter campaign, and is crowdsourcing and collecting errata over the next week before being finalized and reloaded to DriveThruRPG once complete.

EPISODE 238 - Trinity Continuum Aegis- A discussion of the setting, and the place of gods within it. Groups, Themes, Myths, and Powers! Atlantis! Character concepts!

EPISODE 239 - Trinity Continuum Tour - The Trinity history. Analogue vs digital lives! Adventure!, Æon, Anima. The Continuum and a reverse timeline!

OLD EDITION SUPER SALE!

Onyx Path is closing off their 10th Anniversary sale by spotlighting the original editions of the Trinity titles. For their final sale of the year, PDF titles from the original edition of the Trinity Continuum, the Æon Continuum, are on sale for 10% of their original price for their 10th anniversary. That means they’re 90% off! You can get

  • Trinity 1e: The original edition of Æon’s core rules for $0.90, or all 19 titles on sale for only $16.40!
  • Aberrant 1e: The original edition of Aberrant’s core rules for $1, or all 16 sale titles for only $12.90!
  • Adventure! 1e: The original edition of Adventure! for only $0.90!

That means you can get 36 titles on sale for just $30.20! You’ll never see sales this good again!

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DRAFT MANUSCRIPT LINK

I'll be including a link back to the draft manuscripts in these updates because it'll be a while before we get our Backer PDF version and in the meantime I'm sure some will misplace any downloaded copies. I'll keep this bit here in future updates until our backer PDFs go out.

REWARDS STILL PENDING

No major changes coming in December. The Aethernaut Collection has finished up in drafts and entered development proper, everything else is well underway and sitting in solid positions to advance in 2023.

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

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-aether.backerkit.com/

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's most recent monthly summary, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <November Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary. The project statuses listed are current as of last Monday, so do check it out each Monday night to see if anything may have progressed!

I will continue to post regular updates every other month until the final Stretch Goal reward has gone out.

See you in '23!

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Richard Thomas under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  • Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

Nov '22: A Quick Monthly Update
2 months ago – Tue, Nov 29, 2022 at 10:28:53 AM

Hello Aethernauts,

As noted last month, I'll be sending out these updates around the end of each month, just to make sure communication is constant and consistent and that we're all kept on the same page. So let's review where we are!

DRAFT MANUSCRIPT LINK

I'll be including a link back to the draft manuscripts in these updates because it'll be a while before we get our Backer PDF version and in the meantime I'm sure some will misplace any downloaded copies. I'll keep this bit here in future updates until our backer PDFs go out.

REWARDS STILL PENDING

Our main book, the Trinity Continuum: Aether rulebook, has moved through editing and is now in post-editing development, where the developer takes one last pass to ensure the voice is consistent throughout the book and all of the bits and pieces that were caught in editing have been corrected. I think our jumpstart may be further along that I belive, since I'm showing some preliminary art direction has begun. We'll see what that says in our next update, in case it gets moved. The Aethernaut Collection is in final draft status, while the Aether audio drama is in redlines.

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

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-aether.backerkit.com/

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's most recent monthly summary, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <October Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary. The project statuses listed are current as of last Monday, so do check it out each Monday night to see if anything may have progressed!

I will continue to post regular updates every month until the final Stretch Goal reward has gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Richard Thomas under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  • Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

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Oct '22 Update: Existing PDF Reward Distribution, Project Round up
4 months ago – Wed, Oct 19, 2022 at 04:44:43 PM

Hello Aethernauts,

Welcome to our first monthly status check in. Normally, I'll send these out at the end of the month, but I'm sending this one out a week or so early because I want to let you know about some rewards that are ready for distribution. As noted in earlier updates, we've got Add Ons and options for existing titles that are currently available in PDF, so why wait? Let's get those out to you!

Before we get to that, though, let's have a survey reminder for those final 12% that haven't responded yet!

BACKERKIT SURVEY

It's been a few weeks since we started the Backerkit survey process, and we've just passed the 88% response threshold so I've got some real data to look at and orders to start fulfilling. We use BackerKit to fulfill all of our rewards, so please fill out your survey and start your BackerKit Trinity Continuum: Aether page if you haven't already.

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-aether.backerkit.com/

DIGITAL REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Many of the rewards for our kickstarter projects take a lot of time and effort to complete. Usually, the kickstarter is a means of moving the project from an idea (even when it's a mostly-fully-written idea) into the actual channel that turns it into a project/product. It'll be a while before we're ready to talk about delivery on Trinity Continuum: Aether, and even longer for our projects generated via Stretch Goals (the Aethernaut Collection, Aether jumpstart, Aether Audio Drama, the VTT token packs, and the rest).

That said, there are a few rewards that are available now, as they were mostly add-on PDFs of existing products. And now we can work on getting those out to you over the week.

The following Add On Rewards Will Be Distributed This Week:

  • [Add On] Trinity Continuum Core Rules PDF + Discounted PoD Link
  • [Add On] Trinity Continuum: Æon  PDF + Discounted PoD Link
  • [Add On] Trinity Continuum: Aberrant PDF + Discounted PoD Link
  • [Add On] Trinity Continuum: Assassins PDF + Discounted PoD Link
  • [Add On] Trinity Continuum Core Bundle [8 title bundle]
  • [Add On] Trinity Continuum Aberrant Bundle [6 title bundle]
  • [Add On] Trinity Continuum Æon Bundle [10 title bundle]

It's basically this section of the Add On menu from our campaign page:

It took me a bit to put together because, thanks to those bundles, there are a lot of codes to go out!

If you want any of these and didn't add them on during the campaign, you can still update your BackerKit page and add them to your rewards list. See the BackerKit How-To instructions above.

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Your link to claim these digital rewards will be sent out by our BackerKit pledge manager over the next few days. Since we are using our partners at DriveThruRPG as the hosts for these, you will need to set up a DriveThru account if you don't have one already. If you encounter any problems with downloading your rewards, please contact DTRPG's customer service to resolve the matter, they've always been top-rated for customer service. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/contact_us.ph

The best way to ensure these redemption codes work smoothly is to log in to your DTRPG account first, and then click (or copy) the link shown in your BackerKit.

Again, you will receive an e-mail from BackerKit with links for these rewards over the next 2 days if any of them are on your expected list of rewards. I'll be releasing them in waves, so don't panic if you only see a couple links at first... the rest are coming. (We're in a digital world, but there are still a lot of manual processes. And there are many links to go out!!)

The easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account:

https://trinity-continuum-aether.backerkit.com/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.

MONTHLY PROJECT CHECK IN

And with the surveys up and running and that big wave of existing titles about to be distributed to backers, it's time to monitor the monthly progress on our Kickstarter rewards from this campaign. There's still a long road ahead and a lot of work to be done on these projects, but we're going to have these regular updates at the end of each month to keep track of where we sit on our rewards.

MONTHLY UPDATES

We're still in the earliest stages of this post-campaign, where projects make incremental movements along the progress path. A lot of months will be pretty similar, just a quick note to let you know that the Onyx Path team is still working on it. Any time we have a new reward or something of interest to share, I'll include that as well.

At the end of each month, I'll include a summary of our rewards and their current status (they'll either be delivered or marked as still pending, possibly with additional details if I know more). I'll also list any relevant Update posts, in case you want to go back and check into something.

As noted, it's been just about three weeks since we launched our BackerKit Post-Campaign Pledge Manager, and most of you have visited, confirmed your pledge as well as reviewing (and maybe adding on) Add On rewards. 

In addition to notes on our reward status, each month I'll also include the BackerKit links and my How To PDF notes, as well as contact information in case you need to get in touch, and a link back to our compiled draft manuscript.

DRAFT MANUSCRIPT LINK

I'll be including a link back to the draft manuscripts in these updates because it'll be a while before we get our Backer PDF version and in the meantime I'm sure some will misplace any downloaded copies. I'll keep this bit here in future updates until our backer PDFs go out.

REWARDS STILL PENDING

As noted, we're in the very earliest stages of this project. Our main reward, the Aether book, is in post-approval development, which means the latest manuscript draft has been reviewed and approved by all of the bosses and developers and guardians of the Trinity Continuum and is now undergoing one more round of development to ensure the book is written in a consistent voice throughout before moving on to editing. 

The Aether book will eventually come to us in three forms - first, the PDF, which will be sent out as an Advance PDF to all backers when it's ready and allow us one last chance to review and offer suggestions and corrections before it's finalized. Once that's done, work will begin on the finalizing the Print-On-Demand version of the PDF which will be released through DriveThruRPG via their printing partners, and of course the big reward, the hardcover book which will come when all of the dots are filled in across the top row. It'll take some time, but we'll get to see that slowly happen month to month.

In terms of our Stretch Goals, the jumpstart is in earliest forms, with outlines being created and writers assigned, while the Aethernaut Collection and Audio Drama are now finishing up in first draft status before being handed off to the developers for redlines (the revision and re-writing process).

In addition to the Aether-specific rewards listed here, there are two other ADD ON options that should be noted. Trinity Continuum: Adventure! is currently in proofing, and once that's approved I'll be sending out the Advance PDF to backers who've added that to their rewards list. Similarly, Trinity Continuum: Anima is currently in art direction and some time away. Backers who have added that title to their rewards will have access to the draft manuscript for Anima in their BackerKit rewards and will receive the Advance PDF once it's available in the future.

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

  •  [Add On] Trinity Continuum Core Rules PDF + Discounted PoD Link (Update #32, Oct 19 '22) 
  •  [Add On] Trinity Continuum: Æon  PDF + Discounted PoD Link (Update #32, Oct 19 '22) 
  •  [Add On] Trinity Continuum: Aberrant PDF + Discounted PoD Link (Update #32, Oct 19 '22) 
  •  [Add On] Trinity Continuum: Assassins PDF + Discounted PoD Link (Update #32, Oct 19 '22) 
  •  [Add On] Trinity Continuum Core Bundle [8 title bundle] (Update #32, Oct 19 '22) 
  •  [Add On] Trinity Continuum Aberrant Bundle [6 title bundle] (Update #32, Oct 19 '22) 
  •  [Add On] Trinity Continuum Æon Bundle [10 title bundle] (Update #32, Oct 19 '22) 

Well, not distributed yet, but coming out over the next 48 hours. As mentioned, I'll note which updates are related to the rewards in case you need to go back for more info.

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's most recent monthly summary, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <September Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary. The project statuses listed are current as of last Monday, so do check it out each Monday night to see if anything may have progressed!

I will continue to post regular updates every other month until those final Stretch Goal rewards have gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  •  Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  •  Via Kickstarter: Click Richard Thomas under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  •  Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

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