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Trinity Continuum: Aether Tabletop Roleplaying Game

Created by Onyx Path - Aether

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Latest Updates from Our Project:

March '23 - Regular Check In, TC Player's Guide Coming Soon
over 1 year ago – Thu, Mar 23, 2023 at 12:04:07 PM

Hello Aethernauts,

We've got incremental progress on some of our projects, but no big announcements yet. Let's dive in to our regular monthly check in, and then I'll tell you about what's coming next week for Trinity Continuum Talents...

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 Art Direction phase has started for TC: Aether, while the text is getting finalized, catching it up to the Jumpstart. The Aethernaut collection is finishing up in editing, and the Audio Drama is about to hit final draft. Mostly moving within their stages, but bit by bit it'll move forward.

 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/

COMING NEXT WEEK

The Trinity Continuum Player’s Guide is a guide to playing Talents from the contemporary era and beyond. While this book is focused on the core rulebook and the games played there, the advice and rules found in this book can be used in any of the Trinity Continuum eras where Talents (daredevils or squires) are found.

This book is focused on the modern-day setting presented in the Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook. Games played in the modern era can follow many different genres, from action-adventure stories to heists, murder mysteries, crime dramas, office dramas, and beyond. While these genres are all different in their focus, they share a unifying theme that the characters involved are experts who are highly competent at what they do.

This book contains new information for Talents such as expanded secondary Allegiances and new Gifts. It also contains tips on how to run interesting chases, heists, investigations, and more.

  • Chapter One: Allegiances contains expanded information for the minor Allegiances found in the Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook and Polyphemus, previously only printed in a Tasty Bit.
  • Chapter Two: Talents in Action contains information for chases, races, investigations, and heists. It includes new rules for how to run each of these in long-form, giving exciting scenery and environmental modifiers. We provide how-to guides for running car chases, how to run an investigation top to bottom, and special rules for heisting.
  • Chapter Three: Strange Travels contains five different unusual destinations that characters can travel to; alternate dimensions, time travel, planetary travel, the microverse, and oceanic exploration. It also includes advice for how to run such travel, and what the characters may encounter when they arrive at their destinations.
  • Chapter Four: New Mechanics has an array of new Gifts for Talents, some converted from other books and eras and others new and specific for this book. We include Edges, Paths, and Skill Tricks specific to traveling into worlds described in this book. It also includes new equipment and vehicles for use in various adventures.
  • Chapter Five: Storyguiding gives advice on how to use the Storypath system, along with presenting optional rules to make the game feel more streamlined at your table. It also contains information on how to use antagonists in Trinity Continuum along with suggestions on how to scale up antagonists for long-term play along with several new example antagonists.
Launching on Crowdfunding by BackerKit Next Week! Click to join up and be notified when it goes live!

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: <February 2023 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.

February 2023 Update Post!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Feb 22, 2023 at 08:35:30 AM

Hello Aethernauts,

I've rushed through February to keep focus on posting the correct update this month! No big updates for February, so let's have a brief diversion to Rich's latest project and then dive into our summary.

RICH DESIGNS NEXT TRINITY CONTINUUM COVER

I'm a big fan of the branding and trade dress for the Trinity Continuum products, and love how they look side-by-side on my shelf. On the most recent Monday Meeting Blog, Rich shared his work on the cover direction for the next era coming to the Trinity Continuum.

Rich Says:

I’m working on the design and reference sketch for the cover of Trinity Continuum: Aegis, our upcoming game of playing during the collapse of the Bronze Age. As I do with these, I ask for notes from the devs that describe the major NPCs, character types, major places, antagonists, and events.

Then I start making very rough sketches to just generally get a feel for what sort of imagery I’m working with. We’re at that stage right now. Here’s a quick pic/peek of my sketch pages:

If you know the format for the TC books, you can probably guess that there’s a city way at the bottom, and something fiery/explosive at the top (and probably elsewhere, as well), and that we’ll have three PC type folks boldly striding towards the viewer. Beyond that, I haven’t really decided on placement or scenes. Now that I have these very rough ideas, I can generate how to work these moments into the cover – but even before that, I need to do more visual research!

I’ve got some existing physical places to look up. Bronze into Iron Age armor and weapons, Classical-era Grecian masks, robes, jewelry, what a ship like the Argo would look like comin’ atcha, and just how a certain famous advanced island civilization was described. So, not too much…

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

Substantial advancement on the Aethernaut Collection stretch goal project, which is now in editing.

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 TRACKINGONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's most recent monthly summary, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <January 2023 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.

FINAL DAY ON KICKSTARTER

Join in with the good dogs supporting the Realms of Pugmire kickstarter, now on it's final day!

Jan '23: Double Post
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.

CURRENTLY ON KICKSTARTER

Realms of Pugmire now funding on Kickstarter! Join in and be a good dog!

Dec '22 Monthly Update - Old Trinity Sale, Continuum Podcasts, Ending the Year!
over 1 year 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!

Check out the sale now - but act fast! <SALE LINK>

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.