Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2

Created by Richard Thomas

Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 starts out presenting a chapter for each of six historical eras; each of which features two Chronicles of Darkness game lines which include Vampire: The Requiem, Mage: The Awakening, Hunter: The Vigil, Changeling: The Lost, and more! The rules in this book are compatible with second edition Chronicles of Darkness. Each terrifying time period and location is examined through the supernatural creatures that dwell there.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

July Dark Eras 2 Update!
4 days ago – Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 07:35:14 AM

RichT here:

If you recall, last Update I laid out for you the process of shutting down the Backer data on BackerKit in preparation for giving our fulfillment shipper the info they need to ship your rewards. Here's where we are:

1. CONFIRM REWARDS - I'll be locking down all Reward Lists, so if you wanted to add any additional rewards, please do so by JULY 1, 2020. At that point, I will lock down all reward lists and you won't be able to adjust or add anything after that time.

-REWARDS HAVE BEEN LOCKED-

2. CONFIRM ALL PAYMENT INFORMATION - For  any additions you made in BackerKit, or any payments that did not process at the end of the Kickstarter campaign, please ensure your  payment information is up to date, valid, and ready to be processed by JULY 15, 2020. On that date, I will instruct BackerKit to lock down and process all outstanding payments.

-PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN LOCKED DOWN AND CHARGED-

3. CONFIRM SHIPPING INFORMATION - Please  ensure your shipping information is up-to-date with your expected  address for August - September. Please ensure that this information is   entered and correct by JULY 29, 2020.  At that time, I will take the shipping information we have for you in BackerKit and provide that to our fulfillment partners, so they can start picking and packing orders.

-THIS IS TODAY! AND I'M GOING TO LOCK ADDRESSES IN 48 HOURS-

-THE REST OF THIS IS USEFUL INFO FROM LAST UPDATE-

ADDRESS CONFIRMATION & DELIVERY OBLIGATIONS.

Consider this the warning that we need you to be sure your shipping  information is accurate, after which point, you agree that our  responsibility to you is to ship your order as listed in our pledge  manager system to the address listed in BackerKit,  that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for  such shipment, and you are responsible for import duties or any other  duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing  correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by  normal methods.  Failure to confirm mailing address prior to JULY 29, 2020 will be taken as agreement that all obligations have been met and no further action or effort is required on the part of Onyx Path.

(Of course, if you're getting digital  rewards only, you don't need  to worry about your address. This is just  for the physical books and  screens).

SHIPPING UPDATE TO COME

This is all in anticipation of shipping near the end of August,  although of course we are still working with printers and shippers that  are dealing with the effects of Covid-19 on their businesses, so we can  only estimate and hope said effects don't delay any of the production  and shipping. I will send another update when the books are actually  ready to go and will begin shipping, but we need to have this  information  locked down prior to that stage. If you find yourself in an  unusual circumstance or your residence unexpectedly changes between  July 29th and the date I send out the shipping update, contact us to see  what we can do at that time.

BACKERKIT REVIEW

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 DE2 project page.

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 us via  the Contact link under my pic.

-JUST A COUPLE MORE MESSAGES-

Sorry about the all-caps bolded stuff, but it's important to get our data all up to date for the shippers.

We're doing a "What's Up With Onyx Path?" panel on this Thursday, July 30th at 1pm EDT US time, during the Gen Con Online convention that is happening instead of a physical space Gen Con this year. That will be shown on our Onyx Path Twitch channel, so you can check it out here: TheOnyxPath Twitch

There will also be gaming sessions during the virtual convention, so check the Gen Con page for those! https://www.gencon.com/online/

We've posted the panels, and some Exalted Essence Actual Play beta-tests, from our own Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention on our YouTube channel as well, so you can watch those there.

OUR CURRENT KICKSTARTER!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/they-came-from-beyond-the-grave

Onyx Path's latest game of cinema-inspired fun is They Came from Beyond the Grave! If you're a fan of Christopher Lee as Dracula, Roger Corman's creature features, Hammer horror films, or the Amicus movies, this game is for you.

Set in two time periods - the 1970s, when these movies were made, and the 19th century, when many were set - you may just find yourself running or participating in a tale of suspense set across two different eras, both of which contain a mix of hammy acting, technicolor blood, wobbling sets, and all the screams an audience could want.

Indulge in the cigarette smoke, despairing mood, and wide collars of the 1970s. Enjoy the rock and drugs entering the mainstream. What was counterculture is now simply culture. Maybe you favor the disco, or perhaps the punk scene is more your thing. Grow a mustache. Grow a whole beard! It’s no longer rebellious to wear hair or sideburns so long or skirts so short: it’s expected. Hitchhiking isn’t a death sentence yet. Or not quite. Everyone owns a car, and international travel has never felt so easy.

Prepare to trudge through the London fog, creep around unlit alleys, and get lost on misty moors as your deerstalker and long coat gets saturated from the rain apparently incessant throughout the 19th century depicted in the cinema. Prepare to catch a ride in a carriage and ask the driver why he’s going so fast through this part of the woods. Expect to knock on the door to an imposing castle, only to see the butler, far too pale of face, ask whether you’re here to see “the mistress.” The 19th century beckons you to play within its Victorian gothic mood. Start the game here or start it in the 1970s — whichever you prefer, They Came from Beyond the Grave! has monsters, stories, and encounters for whatever tale you wish to tell.

NOW ON KICKSTARTER!

June Dark Eras 2 Update!
about 2 months ago – Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 08:42:29 PM

Hello Dark Eras 2 Backers!

RichT here:

We are expecting to see proofs of the DE2 pages from the traditional printer today, which means I'm going to start the process for shutting down BackerKit including charging cards and locking addresses in preparation for shipping.

Just to pause a moment in the middle of celebration, please review your BackerKit survey to confirm rewards and lock in  information. Look for instructions below on how to access your Survey  again, but key follow-up steps are:

1. CONFIRM REWARDS - I'll be locking down all Reward Lists, so if you wanted to add any additional rewards, please do so by JULY 1, 2020. At that point, I will lock down all reward lists and you won't be able to adjust or add anything after that time.

2. CONFIRM ALL PAYMENT INFORMATION - For  any additions you made in BackerKit, or any payments that did not process at the end of the Kickstarter campaign, please ensure your  payment information is up to date, valid, and ready to be processed by JULY 15, 2020. On that date, I will instruct BackerKit to lock down and process all outstanding payments.

3. CONFIRM SHIPPING INFORMATION - Please ensure your shipping information is up-to-date with your expected address for August - September. Please ensure that this information is  entered and correct by JULY 29, 2020.  At that time, I will take the shipping information we have for you in BackerKit and provide that to our fulfillment partners, so they can start picking and packing orders.

ADDRESS CONFIRMATION & DELIVERY OBLIGATIONS.

Consider this the warning that we need you to be sure your shipping information is accurate, after which point, you agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as listed in our pledge manager system to the address listed in BackerKit, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment, and you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by normal methods.  Failure to confirm mailing address prior to JULY 29, 2020 will be taken as agreement that all obligations have been met and no further action or effort is required on the part of Onyx Path.

(Of course, if you're getting digital  rewards only, you don't need to worry about your address. This is just  for the physical books and screens).

SHIPPING UPDATE TO COME

This is all in anticipation of shipping near the end of August, although of course we are still working with printers and shippers that are dealing with the effects of Covid-19 on their businesses, so we can only estimate and hope said effects don't delay any of the production and shipping. I will send another update when the books are actually ready to go and will begin shipping, but we need to have this information  locked down prior to that stage. If you find yourself in an unusual circumstance or your residence unexpectedly changes between July 29th and the date I send out the shipping update, contact us to see what we can do at that time.

BACKERKIT REVIEW

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 DE2 project page.

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 us via the Contact link under my pic.

OUR CURRENT KICKSTARTER!

Grab your friends and escape to another world!

You've found an enchanted portal — a transition point — between worlds. The portal, called a Crossing, takes you to a world you thought only existed in novels and films: a magical land where dragons roam the skies, orcs and hobgoblins terrorize weary travelers, and unicorns prance through the forest. It is a world where humans join other peoples such as elves, trolls, dwarves, changelings, and the dreaded creatures who steal the night. It is a world of fantasy — of imagination.

It is the Realm.

It is Legendlore.

The Legendlore Kickstarter is running now!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/legendlore-rpg-setting-for-5th-edition-fantasy-roleplaying-0

DE2 Optional PoD Discount Links Sent Out!
3 months ago – Tue, May 12, 2020 at 12:45:49 PM

Hello CofD Dark Eras 2 backer!

I just sent out the links to order your discounted Print on Demand physical copy of CofD Dark Eras 2. This is not the traditional printed edition that you pledged for, but the optional discounted Print on Demand version that goes with the traditionally printed version that you can choose to order if you want. Check out the listing of rewards in your reward tier if you're not sure if you should get the PoD links.

Please use one of the links only - either the Premium or the Standard color. DTRPG has examples of the differences between the two types on their site, but basically, Standard is less crisp and the color is less vivid. That's about it.

Since we are using our partners at DriveThruRPG as the host for this,  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.php

Since the links were sent out via BackerKit, they won't be connected to a Kickstarter email. Better still, even if you didn't get the message, like if a Spam filter ate them, the links are still in the Digital Downloads section of your DE2 BackerKit page.

The traditionally printed CofD DE2 book is currently being prepped to go to the traditional printer right now - we had to hold off sending the files out earlier as the printer was not yet ready to receive new work due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hopefully, they can maintain full speed ahead from here on in.

Thanks again for your support and enjoy your discounted CofD Dark Eras 2 PoD!

April Dark Eras 2 Update!
3 months ago – Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 01:07:54 PM

Hello DE2 Backers!

RichT here:

Well, this has also been a most unusual month, with most of our creators at home with their families, whether working their day jobs or doing freelance stuff for us. All of us at Onyx Path hope that you are all keeping safe and healthy.

DE2 art by Alex Sheikman

As you know, the final PDF version of Dark Eras 2 has been created, and we'll be putting the final PDF and the physical book PoD on sale at DTRPG in a month or so on 5/13. 

We are also going to be offering PDFs of the individual chapters as we understand that some folks that have been sequestering may not be able to afford the full PDF. Not so much big news for all of you who backed and received the full book PDF, but hopefully this will give other folks a chance to experience the CofD!

We'll also be sending the files for the physical book you backed to the traditional printers (who just let me know that they are operating at normal capacity again) around that time.

As we get closer, you can watch the progress with these monthly  Updates, or weekly on my Monday Meeting Notes Blog on our Onyx Path website. When we get really close to shipping, in a few months after  all  the manufacturing is finished, you'll get notifications of us shutting  down the BackerKit site in stages.

OUR CURRENT KICKSTARTER:

Welcome to the Future

As the third decade of the 21st century dawns, the Technocratic Union stands on the cutting edge of a future imperiled. As science and technology draw humanity closer than ever before, certain factions within the Masses display gross negligence, undermining the Union’s work and endangering the world for shortsighted gains. Despite global telecommunications, new frontiers in virtually every field of study, and an understanding of the universe only dreamed of by earlier generations, humanity faces threats on all sides.

Can You Save It?

Climate change threatens to destroy life as we know it. Religious fundamentalism breeds terror around the globe. Diseases, once eradicated in the developed world through vaccination, have returned due to antivaxxer movements. Totalitarian, nationalist governments rise as the Masses succumb to fear of the other. The world stands on the brink of destruction, and it is up to the agents and operatives of the Technocratic Union to save it…or be its ultimate destruction.

Technocracy Reloaded peels back the curtain and examines the role of the Technocracy in Mage 20th Anniversary Edition. The various Future Fates presented in Mage 20 are examined and this book introduces a few of its own. This book provides a detailed look at life within the Technocracy, expanded information on the Conventions, a wealth of equipment, Adjustments, and Procedures, a breakdown of the various shadow conspiracies and factions within the Technocratic Union, and tips for running your own Technocracy Chronicle.

NOW ON KICKSTARTER! CHECK IT OUT!

March Dark Eras 2 Update!
4 months ago – Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 08:38:43 PM

Hello DE2 Backers!

RichT here:

This has been the most unusual month. All of us at Onyx Path hope that you are all keeping safe and healthy. We're doing fine for now - and if you want more of a run-down of how we're handling the pandemic, please check out this week's Monday Meeting Notes Blog where I go into greater detail: http://theonyxpath.com/panda-demic-monday-meeting-notes/

The final PDF version of Dark Eras 2 has been created, and I'm waiting for a proof of the  physical book PoD so we can put both on sale at DTRPG in a month or so. We'll also be sending the files for the physical book you backed to the traditional printers around that time.

As we get closer, you can watch the progress with these monthly  Updates, or weekly on my Monday Meeting Notes Blog on our Onyx Path  website. When we get really close to shipping, in a few months after all  the manufacturing is finished, you'll get notifications of us shutting  down the BackerKit site in stages.