Lunars: Fangs at the Gate for Exalted 3rd Ed.

Created by Richard Thomas

A deluxe supplement detailing the Lunar Exalted for the Exalted 3rd Edition tabletop RPG

Latest Updates from Our Project:

January 2020 Status Update
23 days ago – Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 12:03:12 PM

Hello Gatecrashers!

Welcome to our first monthly update of 2020! No gates being crashed this month, a bit of book-keeping up front, and then our regular status check-in.

James, of the four winds and five forms.

BACKER NAME - FINAL CALL

One of the key questions on your BackerKit survey... how would you like your name to appear, as a kickstarter backer for Lunars: Fangs at the Gate? I'm going to ask that all names be finalized by FEBRUARY 15 so that I can collect all final data and send it over to the Onyx Path layout team to include in the book.

This doesn't mean we're locking down addresses or finalizing orders or anything yet - that's still some time away. But let's get the backer names locked down so we can get them into the backer PDF. Also, I strongly encourage everyone to use a name or moniker that can be replicated in a standard font - special characters or non-english text may end up looking like little "?" bits if they don't load in right. So, be clever... but not too clever. Just the right amount of clever and let's keep our layout artists from shouting at me!

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://lunars-fangs-at-the-gate.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://lunars-fangs-at-the-gate.backerkit.com/faq 

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

- Exalted 3rd Edition Core Rules PDF (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PDF (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Songline Legend Runes PDF Bundle (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Backer T-shirt Link (Update #40, May 16, 2019)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

- Lunars: Fangs at the Gate PDF
 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate PoD Coupon
 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Deluxe Hardcover
 - Many-Faced Strangers PDF
 - Storyteller's Screen
 - Cloth Map of Creation [LUNAR VERSION]
 - Digital Wallpaper
 - Lunars Novella

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).

If you look at the most recent Monday Meeting Notes, you'll see a few interesting items:

  •  Adversaries of the Righteous and Hundred Devil's Night Parade have completed their month release schedule and now complete editions are being prepared for each book!
  •  Exigents and Crucible of Legends are both in Second Draft status. 
  • For our own Lunars rewards, Many-Faced Strangers has entered Second Draft status, our main Lunars book is in Editing, as is our Lunars-themed Novella.
  •  Across the Eight Directions is also in Development status!

Not quite on the project tracking list yet - Exalted Essence, which you may have read about here: http://theonyxpath.com/onyx-path-publishing-announces-new-exalted-essence-corebook/

I know a lot of people really looking forward to that one!

So, a little bit status quo, but lots and lots of Exalted goodness to check out in the near future!

 COMING TO KICKSTARTER ON FEB 6th AT 2:00 PM EST

The scales have fallen from your eyes. A fire is lit — is it a lamp perched over the inscription on an ancient blade or a roaring conflagration consuming the house in which the howling fiends wait? Things will never be the same after this. You’ve set forth on a damning path. Carry the Vigil. Fight back the shadows.

Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition is a standalone game that can be played by new or existing players. The lore has been updated to not only reflect the uptick in monsters, but also the fact that hunting monsters is not exclusive to a location, group of people, or time period. There may be more monsters than ever before, but now there are more ways to fight them, too.

In Hunter: The Vigil, anyone can be a hunter — provided you are committed to the hunt. It is a game of personal horror and sacrifice that tests relationships and encourages teamwork within a cell, compact, or conspiracy.

Will you heed the call? Will you uphold the Vigil?

JOIN US ON FEBRUARY 6 AT 2:00 PM EST

2019 Year End Summary
about 2 months ago – Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 12:49:11 PM

Hello Gatecrashers!

On this final day of 2019, I wanted to do a quick check in on our campaign and where we stand. The intention of this post is to both to look forward to what we can expect in 2020, and then take a moment to look at Onyx Path's journey over this past year.

The date will shift, just like my changing form...

In 2019, Lunars: Fangs at the Gate had a successful Kickstarter campaign, with 2,379 backers pledging $288,526 to help bring this project to life!

2020 should have great things in store for backers. I'm really looking forward to the backer PDF release, and seeing the art - and hoping to get a glimpse of the Lunars-themed map of creation before too long. And, if you dig in to Onyx Path's plans for 2020, you'll see lots of exciting Exalted news. Stay tuned, and I'll update you whenever I can on new project launches!

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

- Exalted 3rd Edition Core Rules PDF (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PDF (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Songline Legend Runes PDF Bundle (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Backer T-shirt Link (Update #40, May 16, 2019)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

- Lunars: Fangs at the Gate PDF
 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate PoD Coupon
 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Deluxe Hardcover
 - Many-Faced Strangers PDF
 - Storyteller's Screen
 - Cloth Map of Creation [LUNAR VERSION]
 - Digital Wallpaper
 - Lunars Novella

Artwork by Priscilla Kim

ONYX PATH ON KICKSTARTER IN 2019

Kickstarter continues to be an important part of the process for Onyx Path, and looking at the long list of projects in the works on the Monday Meeting Notes blog, it certainly looks like that’ll be the case in the new year.

I mean, check out the Onyx Path 2019-2020 Publishing Brochure for a taste of all the things they've got going on!

Rather than just take pre-order for an upcoming project, Kickstarter has allowed Onyx Path to gauge interest in game lines (to see if they should develop additional projects beyond those offered during the campaign), and sometimes even add additional projects to a game line immediately via Stretch Goal achievements. More importantly, it’s a chance to interact with the community and for everyone to get involved from the earliest stages.

Looking at 2019, Onyx Path had 7 Kickstarter campaigns funded, as well as teaming up with Handiwork Games on a successful campaign for the Scarred Lands 5E Creature Collection.

  • THEY CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA!
  • LUNARS: FANGS AT THE GATES
  • CONTAGION CHRONICLE
  • PIRATES OF PUGMIRE
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ABERRANT
  • DEVIANT: THE RENEGADES
  • MUMMY: THE CURSE Second Edition

And, though the campaign is only halfway along and will finish in 2020, the recent Cults of the Blood Gods for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition funded in under an hour, which technically makes it funded in 2019!

Thanks to your support during these campaigns, Onyx Path was able to introduce the following additional projects:

  • Monsters of the Deep for They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror for They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Heroic Land Dwellers for They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Many-Faced Strangers – a Lunars Companion for Exalted Third Edition
  • A Lunars-focused novella for Exalted Third Edition
  • A Lunars-focused cloth map of Creation for Exalted Third Edition
  • The Contagion Chronicle Player’s Companion
  • Global Outbreaks for the Contagion Chronicle
  • An Adventure for Pirates of Pugmire
  • A Pirates of Pugmire-focused Guide Screen
  • Releasing You Are Not Alone on DrivethruComics
  • Scanning and releasing the “Lost” PDF titles from Aberrant 1stEdition
  • N!WE for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • Proteus Nova Compendium for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • Novas Worldwide for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • 2 Aberrant-focused novellas
  • Brand new Duke Rollo fiction to support Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • The Clades Companion for Deviant: The Renegades
  • The Devoted Companion for Deviant: The Renegades
  • A Deviant novella
  • The Book of Lasting Death for Mummy: The Curse Second Edition

All of that is in addition to the usual backer rewards, like T-shirt designs and digital wallpapers.

So, thank you for coming with me on this journey, and I hope that 2020 allows all of us to continue to enjoy and build these communities!

First Kickstarter of 2020: Cults of the Blood Gods

In all of Vampire: The Masquerade's history, there's never been a book wholly dedicated to the diverse faiths and cults among Kindred, the ways in which they practice, their relationships with each other, and how to utilize religion in your chronicles as a force of hope and destruction.

Cults of the Blood Gods is the book you want, if you're interested in incorporating ecclesiastical horror in your games. This book contains everything you need to have each Kindred in your coterie establish a cult, cleave to a unique faith, and establish domains in the name of an ancient methuselah, being of myth, or even the Kindred protagonists themselves.

Not only that, it provides the tools necessary to play members of the Clan of Death, once known as the Cappadocians, then the Giovanni, and now the Hecata, as well as new powers for members of a large number of cults, rules for creating your own religions, and an entire story set in Munich with ready-made characters, so you can play immediately upon receipt of the book.

Already funded and now focused on Stretch Goal supplements, you can check it out on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/cults-of-the-blood-gods-for-vampire-the-masquerade-5th-ed/

November 2019 Update
3 months ago – Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 10:28:28 AM

Hello Gatecrashers!

We've reached the end of another month - or just about the end - so it's time for our regular month end status update.

Of all the forms I can take, I choose this one?

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

- Exalted 3rd Edition Core Rules PDF (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PDF (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Songline Legend Runes PDF Bundle (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Backer T-shirt Link (Update #40, May 16, 2019)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

- Lunars: Fangs at the Gate PDF
 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate PoD Coupon
 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Deluxe Hardcover
 - Many-Faced Strangers PDF
 - Storyteller's Screen
 - Cloth Map of Creation [LUNAR VERSION]
 - Digital Wallpaper
 - Lunars Novella

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. As mentioned up top, 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 or are about to launch).

Here are the current EX3 projects we're working on! Just a reminder that you can get weekly Exalted projects updates and news every month on our Monday Meeting Notes blog on the Onyx Path website, and even get the weekly blog conveniently emailed to you by joining our Onyx Path Mail Group on the right side of the Onyx website.

EX3 Projects Progress Update:

First Draft:

  • Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)

Redlines:

  • Crucible of Legends - EX3 Storytellers Guide (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Many-Faced Strangers - Lunar Companion(Exalted 3rd Edition)

Second Draft:

  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Development:

  • Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Lunars Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Editing:

  • Lunars: Fangs At the Gates (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #1(Exalted 3rd Edition)

In Art Direction:

  • Lunars (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff - See links below:

And here's links for the monthly PDF sections on sale:

Hundred Devils Night Parade:

Hundred Devils Night Parade Part 27: Makarios, the Sigil’s Dreamer

Hundred Devils Night Parade Part 26: Sky Titan and Storm Serpent

Hundred Devils Night Parade Part 25, Anuhle, Demon Spider and Bat: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/280914

You can check out the previous ones on DriveThruRPG.com!

AND, Adversaries of the Righteous:

Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: Adversaries of the Righteous: Siluris, the Hidden Sting and Iolanthe, Queen of the Golden Beryl Palace!

From the bustling streets of Nexus to the savage western seas, Creation is ripe with threats to mortals and Chosen alike. Crooked traders, vile occultists, and even zealous protectors of the Realm can be found in every city, satrapy, and region waiting for unsuspecting targets or standing their ground as they prepare for the inevitable.

In this collection you will meet new foes, encounter old enemies, and learn the inner workings of several different factions and societies dedicated to criminal activity, nefarious plotting, and more.

Adversaries of the Righteous Part 21, The Prince Resplendant and Gleaming Gneiss: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/293257/Adversaries-of-the-Righteous-The-Prince-Resplendent-and-Gleaming-Gneiss

Adversaries of the Righteous Part 20, Unrelenting Aton & The Pillars of the Last Bastion (Cult of Aton): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/289741

Adversaries of the Righteous Part 19, Ixier, Who Dreams For the Dead: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/273956

You can check out the previous ones on DriveThruRPG.com!

Final Week: Mummy: The Curse Second Edition on Kickstarter!

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.

We're almost in the last week and would love your help to pass even more Stretch Goals!

Please check out this 2nd Edition of Mummy: The Curse here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/mummy-the-curse-2nd-edition

October 2019 Update
4 months ago – Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 11:23:33 AM

Happy Halloween, Gatecrashers!

Witness...my... transformation!

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)

- Exalted 3rd Edition Core Rules PDF (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PDF (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Songline Legend Runes PDF Bundle (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Backer T-shirt Link (Update #40, May 16, 2019)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

- Lunars: Fangs at the Gate PDF
 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate PoD Coupon
 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Deluxe Hardcover
 - Many-Faced Strangers PDF
 - Storyteller's Screen
 - Cloth Map of Creation [LUNAR VERSION]
 - Digital Wallpaper
 - Lunars Novella

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. As mentioned up top, 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 or are about to launch).

Here are the current EX3 projects we're working on! Just a reminder that you can get weekly Exalted projects updates and news every month on our Monday Meeting Notes blog on the Onyx Path website, and even get the weekly blog conveniently emailed to you by joining our Onyx Path Mail Group on the right side of the Onyx website.

EX3 Projects Progress Update:

First Draft:

  • Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)
  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Many-Faced Strangers - Lunar Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Redlines:

  • Crucible of Legends - EX3 Storytellers Guide (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Second Draft:

  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Development:

  • Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Lunars Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Editing:

  • Lunars: Fangs At the Gates (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition)

In Art Direction:

  • Lunars (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff - See links below:

And here's links for the monthly PDF sections on sale:

Hundred Devils Night Parade Part 27: Makarios, the Sigil’s Dreamer

Hundred Devils Night Parade Part 26: Sky Titan and Storm Serpent

Hundred Devils Night Parade Part 25, Anuhle, Demon Spider and Bat: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/280914

You can check out the previous ones on DriveThruRPG.com!

AND, Adversaries of the Righteous:

NEW! Adversaries of the Righteous Part 21, The Prince Resplendant and Gleaming Gneiss: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/293257/Adversaries-of-the-Righteous-The-Prince-Resplendent-and-Gleaming-Gneiss

Adversaries of the Righteous Part 20, Unrelenting Aton & The Pillars of the Last Bastion (Cult of Aton): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/289741

Adversaries of the Righteous Part 19, Ixier, Who Dreams For the Dead: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/273956

Adversaries of the Righteous Part 18, The Quaghead Tribe: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/264800

You can check out the previous ones on DriveThruRPG.com!

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!

September 2019 Update
5 months ago – Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 12:26:40 AM

Greetings, Gatecrashers,

We've fallen into the Fall (or, Spring, I guess, depending on your hemisphere!), and it's time for our month end status report.

Again, lots of time was taken up by those Dragon-Blooded exalts, tracking shipments and following up on their deliveries, but that's finally complete, and I can get back and focus on my Lunar friends now! Here's what's going on in the World of Creation...

MONTHLY RELEASES

Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: Adversaries of the Righteous: Unrelenting Aton & The Pillars of the Last Bastion (Cult of Aton)

From the bustling streets of Nexus to the savage western seas, Creation is ripe with threats to mortals and Chosen alike. Crooked traders, vile occultists, and even zealous protectors of the Realm can be found in every city, satrapy, and region waiting for unsuspecting targets or standing their ground as they prepare for the inevitable.

In this collection you will meet new foes, encounter old enemies, and learn the inner workings of several different factions and societies dedicated to criminal activity, nefarious plotting, and more.

PROJECT STATUS

First Draft:
    - Exalted Essay Collection
    - Dragon-Blooded Novella #2
    - Exigents
    - Many-Faced Strangers (Lunars Companion)

Redlines:
    - Crucible of Legends

Second Draft:
    - Lunars Novella #1 
    - Across the Eight Directions

Development:
    - Heirs to the Shogunate (Dragon-Blooded Companion)

Editing:
    - Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 
    - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate

In Art Direction:
    - Lunars: Fangs At the Gate

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

- Exalted 3rd Edition Core Rules PDF (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PDF (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Songline Legend Runes PDF Bundle (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Backer T-shirt Link (Update #40, May 16, 2019)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

- Lunars: Fangs at the Gate PDF
 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate PoD Coupon
 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Deluxe Hardcover
 - Many-Faced Strangers PDF
 - Storyteller's Screen
 - Cloth Map of Creation [LUNAR VERSION]
 - Backer T-shirt Link
 - Digital Wallpaper
 - Lunars Novella

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. As mentioned up top, 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 or are about to launch).

More Monsters invade the Scarred Lands...

Click to check out the Scarred Lands Creature Collection 5E on Kickstarter!

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...

Swing on by and check out DEVIANT on Kickstarter

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