Dystopia Rising: Evolution Tabletop RPG

Created by Onyx Path Publishing

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Latest Updates from Our Project:

2021 Year End Update - Final Update
5 months ago – Tue, Dec 28, 2021 at 02:29:20 PM

Hello Risers,

Ah, the final days of 2021. Can't say I'm sad to see this year ending, though there were some positive moments within the ongoing struggle. Let's not dwell too much, though, and instead do a quick summary of some of the successes of 2021.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update #30, posted 11/01/18)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Core Book Backer PDF (Update #41, posted 07/23/19)
  • Dystopia Rising: Jumpstart Backer PDF (Update #43, posted 09/24/19)
  • DR:E Reference Charts PDF (Update #44, posted 10/11/19)
  • DR:E Digital Wallpaper (Update #44, posted 10/11/19)
  • DR:E Threat Guide PDF  (Update #45, posted 10/23/19)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Core Book Hardcover (Update #52, posted 2/19/20)
  • DR:E Reference Screen (Update #52, posted 2/19/20)
  • Creed Symbol Enamel Pin(s) (Update #52, posted 2/19/20)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Print-On-Demand coupon (Update #55, posted 4/14/20)
  • Community Content Program (Update #57, posted 5/25/20)
  • DR:E Fiction Anthology PDF (Update #76, posted 12/10/21)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • All rewards have been distributed

The best news of 2021 was the completion of our final reward distribution and the completion of all phases of this campaign. Thank you for your patience and support!

TO CONTACT JAMES

  • 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!

ONYX PATH CROWDFUNDING IN 2021

Another challenging year. While there were some moments of taking two steps forward and one step back, at least there was some forward momentum. Onyx Path spent the previous year restructuring and adapting their processes to better function during the pandemic, but still external issues presented (and continue to present) challenges. Paper shortages, manufacturing difficulties, shipping and storage problems. The new normal.

Despite all of that, Onyx Path was able to get some products out, at least digitally, during the year.

CROWDFUNDED PROJECTS RELEASED IN 2021

While the massive paper shortage and manufacturing issues kept many of these from seeing print in 2021, they're all currently scheduled to attain physical form in early 2022. Here's hoping the process keeps moving forward and we can finally ship these rewards. Even with that caveat, that's still a pretty impressive list of stuff that's out and available to play.

PROJECTS CROWDFUNDED IN 2021

Another solid year and another batch of fun and interesting projects added to Onyx Path's future release list. In supporting these during the crowdfunding phase, we've also managed to add these extra projects to the schedule:

  • Scion: Dragon Companion
  • Scion: Dragon Jumpstart
  • Whispers from the Darkness (Masks of the Mythos Companion)
  • Victorian Mage Jumpstart
  • Bizarre Tales & Unusual Characters
  • Weird Wonders & Revolutionary Magick
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! Jumpstart
  • Adventure Addendum
  • Thrilling Tales
  • Exalted: Essence Novella Trilogy
  • Exalted: Essence Jumpstart
  • Exalted: Essence Adventure Scenario Trilogy
  • Exalted: Essence Companion
  • Squeaks in the Deep Companion
  • Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart
  • Icons of Rage
  • Howls of the Apocalypse
  • Anima Companion

That's a long list of supplements and expansions that wouldn't exist without your support!

I hope your year ends well, and all the best for 2022!

Final Reward Delivery - Fiction Anthology
5 months ago – Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 11:01:36 AM

Hello Risers,

Well, these past few years have certainly been full of challenges, huh? Obviously, there have been some hurdles to the schedule and workload adjustments during this pandemic, and this final project has been bumped around a bit, but at last we've arrived at our destination.

A momentous occasion! The final Stretch Goal project initiated by our Kickstarter campaign is now complete and ready to be distributed to backers!

Before we dive into the nitty gritty on this Fiction Anthology, let's do one final check to summarize all of our rewards.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update #30, posted 11/01/18)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Core Book Backer PDF (Update #41, posted 07/23/19)
  • Dystopia Rising: Jumpstart Backer PDF (Update #43, posted 09/24/19)
  • DR:E Reference Charts PDF (Update #44, posted 10/11/19)
  • DR:E Digital Wallpaper (Update #44, posted 10/11/19)
  • DR:E Threat Guide PDF  (Update #45, posted 10/23/19)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Core Book Hardcover (Update #52, posted 2/19/20)
  • DR:E Reference Screen (Update #52, posted 2/19/20)
  • Creed Symbol Enamel Pin(s) (Update #52, posted 2/19/20)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Print-On-Demand coupon (Update #55, posted 4/14/20)
  • Community Content Program (Update #57, posted 5/25/20)
  • DR:E Fiction Anthology PDF (Update #76, posted 12/10/21)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • All rewards have been distributed

AN EXQUISITE CORPSE - A DYSTOPIA RISING: EVOLUTION FICTION ANTHOLOGY

No one knows how long it’s been since the world was blasted with nuclear radiation and became infested with undead. The survivors of the Fall were the first strain of deviation from the human condition and were able to make it through the rapidly spreading epidemic. Finding a community of decent size in this world is rare; finding one with any concept of equality or morality is rarer still.

Oh, and people have the unnerving ability to come back from the dead, regrown from the very virus that destroyed the world. Over the course of these 16 stories, learn what it’s like to live in a devastated world populated with the undead. Welcome to the Evolution.

An Exquisite Corpse is a fiction anthology set in the world of the Dystopia Rising: Evolution RPG and was made possible by the backers of the Dystopia Rising: Evolution Kickstarter.

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

If you were a Kickstarter backer and had this Stretch Goal as part of your rewards list, your link to claim your Exquisite Corpse Fiction Anthology Backer PDF will be sent out by our BackerKit pledge manager over the next day. Since we are using our partners at DriveThruFiction 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 DriveThru's customer service to resolve the matter, they've always been top-rated for customer service. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/contact_us.php

You should login to your DTFiction account prior to clicking or pasting the redemption link for best results.

Your DriveThruRPG login works across all DriveThru platforms, and will log you in to DriveThruFictin. All of your rewards will be held in your single DriveThru digital library.

The easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account: https://dystopia-rising-evolution.backerkit.com/backer/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.

BACKER PDF VERSION

This is the first version of An Exquisite Corpse Fiction Anthology to be released. We've sent you this initial Advance PDF for three reasons:

1) I can't wait any longer! I'm so happy to have this reward, I just want to get it (digitally) in front of you as fast as possible.

2) To thank you for your support! This project, literally, is a direct result of your support during the Kickstarter campaign. You deserve to see it before anyone else!

3) To make the final version the best it can be! The author and development teams have done their best to proofread and correct any errors and typos - but some always sneak through. If you catch any typos, incorrect math, visual glitches, and the like, we want to hear about them and correct them before we send the book off to print.

With that in mind, I'd like to introduce the Exquisite Corpse Fiction Anthology Feedback Form!

Onyx Path has launched a special Exquisite Corpse Fiction Anthology Feedback Form, which you can access here: https://forms.gle/agkukFNFsP4GrWKdA

Please submit feedback on the Fiction Anthology using this form.

Generally, Onxy Path tries to keep errata collection open for the next 2 weeks, so please report what you can as soon as possible to make sure they're getting everything covered.

They won't be collecting errata from other spots, just this specific form. Please note this form will be for errata only. It won't be for general book discussion - you can do that in a different thread, or on the Kickstarter comments page.

Also, they already know about any Page XX notations - those are usually corrected after any changes are made and the books are being finalized.

After any needed corrections are made (based on your feedback!), they will prepare an updated final PDF version of the book and you will receive a notice from Drivethru that you can re-download your file with the latest version (which will include MOBI and ePUB versions).

You've already made the book a reality with your Kickstarter support. Now you can make it even better by helping us crowdsource any minor errors and corrections.

Last chance to wear my zombie outfit

So, please submit your feedback using the Feedback Form to Onyx Path over the next two weeks. Eventually, the PDF will be finalized and released for general consumption, and you'll get a notice from DriveThru letting you know that an updated version is available to download to your library at your earliest convenience.

With that, we've now completed this campaign. I'll likely have one more post at the end of the year, just reviewing 2021 in terms of this campaign and Onyx Path on Kickstarter, but other than that, we're pretty much at the finish line.

Thanks for your support and enthusiasm over the lifespan of this campaign. It's been a wild ride - the entire world has shifted a little too close to the fantasy presented in parts of Dystopia Rising: Evolution for me, but I hope we can take the community-building aspects of the game to heart.

TO CONTACT ME

  • 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 DAYS ON KICKSTARTER

Trinity Continuum: Anima is in the final days of funding! Join in if you haven't already!

November 2021 Update
6 months ago – Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 04:26:37 PM

Hello Risers,

It's time for our regular month end updates. This is a quiet one - we've still got one final project stuck in the logjam caused by the past 20 months - but I'm hopeful we'll see things start to slide forward soon.

STORYPATH SHOWCASE

We've talked about this before, but it's always great to revisit. Onyx Path has been releasing episodes in their Storypath Showcase series for a while now. These short Actual Play series showcase the various Storypath system games, walking players through a Sesson 0 set-up and an introductory scenario. It's a great way to learn more about a game and a great pitch if you're looking to introduce the game or system to your group.

Collected here are the Dystopia Rising: Evolution Showcase episodes:

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update #30, posted 11/01/18)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Core Book Backer PDF (Update #41, posted 07/23/19)
  • Dystopia Rising: Jumpstart Backer PDF (Update #43, posted 09/24/19)
  • DR:E Reference Charts PDF (Update #44, posted 10/11/19)
  • DR:E Digital Wallpaper (Update #44, posted 10/11/19)
  • DR:E Threat Guide PDF  (Update #45, posted 10/23/19)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Core Book Hardcover (Update #52, posted 2/19/20)
  • DR:E Reference Screen (Update #52, posted 2/19/20)
  • Creed Symbol Enamel Pin(s) (Update #52, posted 2/19/20)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Print-On-Demand coupon (Update #55, posted 4/14/20)
  • Community Content Program (Update #57, posted 5/25/20)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • DR:E Fiction Anthology PDF - in the Editing phase of production

As always, I will continue to post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each monthly 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.

TO CONTACT JAMES

  • 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.

October 2021 Update
7 months ago – Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 01:10:57 AM

Hello Risers,

We're starting to see movement on the big logjam of novellas and fiction anthologies that have been stuck in the Editing phase thanks to pandemic-related issues over the past year. We still have a couple that were added to the project track ahead of DR:E moving up, so hopefully our final reward will get moving again before too much longer.

In the meantime, let me wish you an early Happy Halloween with this new release from another of Onyx Path's Storypath system games. Using the same basic rules as the Dystopian Rising: Evolution game, this is another opportunity to explore genre and themes from a slightly different angle.

Now available in Advance PDF: The Haunting of Abbeyham Priory!: A Jumpstart for They Came from Beyond the Grave!

Abbeyham Priory is a gothic abbey of crumbling walls and dreadful history. Its inhabitants are terrible, its purpose is malign, and those intrepid adventurers who poke around in its ruined masonry may well unleash something utterly horrid on the world beyond.

You are the intrepid adventurers! And you are the only people who can contain the Haunting of Abbeyham Priory!

They Came from Beyond the Grave! is a dramatic, hammy, and horrifying tabletop roleplaying game of 1970s horror set across the 19th century and ‘70s era. This jumpstart provides you with all the tools you need to start a story of They Came from Beyond the Grave!, and tell many stories to follow.

They Came from Beyond the Grave! uses the Storypath System, provided in the pages of this book!

The Haunting of Abbeyham Priory includes:

  • Five playable characters — a Dupe, a Hunter, a Mystic, a Professor, and a Raconteur.
  • A story in three acts, perfect for a one-shot or convention play.
  • Creatures of the night to throw at your Players.
  • All the Cinematic powers, Quips, and Storypath system mechanics you need to run the game right from the page.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update #30, posted 11/01/18)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Core Book Backer PDF (Update #41, posted 07/23/19)
  • Dystopia Rising: Jumpstart Backer PDF (Update #43, posted 09/24/19)
  • DR:E Reference Charts PDF (Update #44, posted 10/11/19)
  • DR:E Digital Wallpaper (Update #44, posted 10/11/19)
  • DR:E Threat Guide PDF  (Update #45, posted 10/23/19)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Core Book Hardcover (Update #52, posted 2/19/20)
  • DR:E Reference Screen (Update #52, posted 2/19/20)
  • Creed Symbol Enamel Pin(s) (Update #52, posted 2/19/20)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Print-On-Demand coupon (Update #55, posted 4/14/20)
  • Community Content Program (Update #57, posted 5/25/20)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • DR:E Fiction Anthology PDF - in the Editing phase of production

As always, I will continue to post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each monthly 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.

If you have any other questions or concerns, you can post them to the comments for this update, the comment section, or message me via one of these methods:

TO CONTACT JAMES

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Rich 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.

September 2021 Update
8 months ago – Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 12:51:59 AM

Hello Risers,

We're in the final week of September of whatever year this is (has everyone lost all sense of time, or is it just me?), and it's time for our regular month end status update.

The editing logjam is slowly starting to break, but we're still a bit away from seeing projects start to move further down the progress track. I'm keeping an eye on our final Stretch Goal reward and hoping for movement as much as you.

Let's review where we are...

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update #30, posted 11/01/18)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Core Book Backer PDF (Update #41, posted 07/23/19)
  • Dystopia Rising: Jumpstart Backer PDF (Update #43, posted 09/24/19)
  • DR:E Reference Charts PDF (Update #44, posted 10/11/19)
  • DR:E Digital Wallpaper (Update #44, posted 10/11/19)
  • DR:E Threat Guide PDF  (Update #45, posted 10/23/19)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Core Book Hardcover (Update #52, posted 2/19/20)
  • DR:E Reference Screen (Update #52, posted 2/19/20)
  • Creed Symbol Enamel Pin(s) (Update #52, posted 2/19/20)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Print-On-Demand coupon (Update #55, posted 4/14/20)
  • Community Content Program (Update #57, posted 5/25/20)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • DR:E Fiction Anthology PDF - in the Editing phase of production

I will continue to post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each monthly 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.

If you have any other questions or concerns, you can post them to the comments for this update, the comment section, or message me via one of these methods:

TO CONTACT JAMES

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Rich 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.

NOW ON KICKSTARTER

Funded! and still growing on Kickstarter! Join our tribe!

Harano is the state in which a werewolf finds themselves, when they succumb to despair. Some Garou look dimly on such kin, believing it is no way to end a life. “Self sacrifice is the only true way to meet the Apocalypse!” they cry, as they rush into battle. Those in Harano merely pine for what once was, and what they believe never can be.

Except, they’re wrong.

W20: THE APOCALYPTIC RECORD is a capstone book designed to conclude the Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition game line, tying up your stories and paving the way for what may come next...

The Apocalyptic Record includes:

  • Five chapters of in-character accounts, reports, songs, and tales from the heart of the Garou Nation, covering stories of grief and joy, battle and peace, spirits and kin.
  • Story hooks in every chapter to make the content within immediately usable at the gaming table.
  • A chapter dedicated to the Werewolf: The Apocalypse metaplot, and how to utilize it in your stories.

Check it out on Kickstarter and join in the hunt!