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Trinity Continuum: Anima Tabletop Roleplaying Game

Created by Onyx Path - Trinity Continuum: Anima

Pre-Order Trinity Continuum: Anima, the latest setting sourcebook for the Trinity Continuum tabletop roleplaying game.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Feb '23 Update: Stretch Goal Reward Distribution
4 months ago – Tue, Feb 06, 2024 at 09:10:35 AM

Hello Animaniacs,

It hasn't been a month since our last update, but I wanted to come to you a bit early for February because I've got some Stretch Goal rewards to distribute.

Remember these from the Kickstarter campaign?

It's now time to distribute these rewards!

Trinity Continuum: Anima Digital Wallpaper

I try and change my desktop wallpaper on my computer as often as I change my coat. This winter has made things a little extreme, though, as the temperature has been all over the place. Luckily, I've got a new desktop wallpaper just in time!

Trinity Continuum: Anima - Cascade VTT Token Pack

If ever there was a game that felt right on target to play online, it's Trinity Continuum: Anima. And with these two Virtual TableTop token packs, you'll have some extra tools in your toolbox. Whether you're playing in the world of Cascade, or the virtual world of Synestia in Terra Surge, these tokens will make it a bit easier to keep track of who's who and where they're at.

 Trinity Continuum: Anima - Terra Surge VTT Token Pack

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Your links to claim your Trinity Continuum: Anima Digital Wallpaper, Cascade VTT Assets, and Terra Surge VTT Assets will be sent out by our BackerKit pledge manager over the few hours. Since we are using our partners at DriveThruRPG as the host 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.php

Again, you will receive an e-mail from BackerKit with links for this reward over the next 24 hours if it is on your expected list of rewards.

The easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account: https://trinity-continuum-anima.backerkit.com/

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-anima.backerkit.com/

REWARDS STILL PENDING

With those three Stretch Goals going out, our list of pending rewards is a little shorter. Our main reward is currently in print prep, where the Onyx Path team is finalizing the specs for the cover before initiating the test print and proofing process. The Terra Surge Storyguide Screen is being finalized for print. Our other stretch goals are still in the early stages of art direction or waiting for a break in the schedule to move forward. Bit by bit, moving forward.

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

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: <January 2024 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 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

  • 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.

January 2024 Update
4 months ago – Tue, Jan 23, 2024 at 10:46:02 AM

Hello Animaniacs,

Welcome to the future! This is the first update of 2024, and hopefully we'll have a year full of fun updates and reward deliveries. I know we'll get a preview of the DLC supplemental PDF in our March update, so keep an eye out for that one!

I know the Monday Meeting Notes posted on Onyx Path's site yesterday noted that Trinity Continuum: Anima is now off to print! I'll continue to track that until we're ready to deliver it into backer's hands!

In the meantime, let's get to our regular reports...

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-anima.backerkit.com/

REWARDS STILL PENDING

No major changes since December, just our main book being off to print. It'll still take some time, so no immediate changes, but as we get closer to delivery I'll go over the order lockdown steps and how we confirm everyone's address in BackerKit before shipping.

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

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 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

  • 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 CROWDFUNDING

We’re all out of the traditionally-printed copies of several of our core rulebooks from previous crowdfunding campaigns. So we’re going back for more!

This should help us fund a new print run for:

  • You, if you back this. Fulfillment, probably later this year. No development needed, just printing.
  • Other campaigns: we like adding core rulebooks as add-ons to other campaigns (we did a bunch of those on this campaign too!), and this helps us keep doing that.
  • Retailers: Put our games in front of other faces at physical game stores!

The books have all received minor edits to fix a few errors we’ve noticed over the years. This Friday's Onyx Pathcast will talk about these books and the possible minor edits that are being worked on. You can check out the campaign for one more week <here>.

Dec '23 Update - Discounted Print-on-Demand Links
6 months ago – Tue, Dec 12, 2023 at 08:29:33 AM

Hello Animaniacs,

Good news! We're going to finish out the year with the distribution of one of our rewards, checking another bit off our list!

Reward Distribution: TC: Anima Discounted Print-on-Demand version

DISCOUNTED PRINT-ON-DEMAND ORDER LINKS

If you pledged to any of the OpTek Cyber Products, FulgurTech Source Code, Trinity Timeline Explorer reward tiers, or have the hardcover version as one of the items in your pledge list, one of your rewards is a discounted option to order a print-on-demand version of Trinity Continuum: Anima. Now that the print files have been finalized, Onyx Path can finalize the PDF at DriveThruRPG and make a PoD version of the PDF available for purchase.

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Your link to claim your Trinity Continuum: Anima Print-on-Demand Discount will be sent out by our BackerKit pledge manager over the few hours. 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

Again, just to ensure it's understood - 

 THIS IS NOT YOUR KICKSTARTER HARDCOVER REWARD! 

This is a discount link for a one-off printed version of the PDF that will soon be released for purchase on DriveThruRPG.com (but YOU can order it at a discounted cost if you wish!) As noted, the hardcovers are currently being set up at the printer and will ship next year.

DIFFERENCES IN PoD FORMATS

So, for those backers who pledged at the PDF reward tier, or those backers who will later be receiving the hardcover book but might be looking for a second copy for the table, there are two different versions of Print-On-Demand options available.

Standard Color uses a thick 70# white paper which has better page opacity. (that's "70 pound" for reference, but does not mean each page weighs 70 lbs!).  Standard Heavyweight Color uses inkjet technology. (These are not the same inkjet printers you have at home - these are often as big or bigger than a car!) This option offers lower cost but the colors won't be as sharp or bright as a Premium Color book.

Premium Color uses the same 70# paper, but uses "Digital Color Print Engine Technology," which sounds super fancy and certainly costs a lot more, but I'll admit to not knowing the exact difference. This option offers superior color quality but is more expensive to produce, and has gotten even more expensive over the past year.

(Remember to login to DriveThruRPG prior to clicking or pasting the discount link in your BackerKit digital rewards locker, if you that was part of your rewards list! That link is your coupon and must be used for your PoD order.)

Please note: This discounted Print-on-Demand ordering link will be valid at this cost for the next six months - it expires on July 1, 2024 - so please, if you choose to order a Print-on-Demand copy, use the provided link prior to summer 2024 to ensure the best pricing.

Again, you will receive an e-mail from BackerKit with a link for this reward over the next 24 hours if it is on your expected list of rewards.

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-anima.backerkit.com/

REWARDS STILL PENDING

With the PDF release of Anima on DriveThruRPG, the next phase is getting the hardcover printed. It's currently being set up with Onyx Path's new printer overseas, so it'll still be some time before it's completed and delivered to their fulfillment partner, but we'll keep an eye on it and track as it moves forward. With the main book sorted, work will shift again to the Stretch Goal supplements and we'll start to see those advancing in the production phase in the new year.

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

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 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

  •  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.

And, with that update, we're finished for 2023! Have a safe and happy holiday season and see you in the New Year!

FINAL DAYS

Never before has Creation known the perils of the Abyssal Exalted. They have emerged from the gloom of the Underworld as champions of death, sworn to the service of the Deathlords and the Neverborn. Each was offered the gift of the Bleak Exaltation at the moment of their own demise, and each chose to willingly become an agent of the apocalypse. Their motivations are as manifold as any others — they may seek destruction or domination, malice or justice, ancient secrets hidden and forbidden or sheer iron-willed survival.

In service to their lieges, these deathknights will grind the Underworld to heel and scour life from the face of Creation. Or…they might break from those oaths and set themselves up as death’s own Lawgivers, ruling empires of the dead as sages, arbiters, and reapers. All that can be known for sure is that with the Abyssal Exalted loosed upon the world, it will never be the same again.

Abyssals: Sworn to the Grave is in it's FINAL DAYS! Join us <here>

November '23 Update
6 months ago – Wed, Nov 22, 2023 at 10:59:08 AM

Hello Animaniacs,

As we head into the final weeks of November, it's time once again for our monthly update! Bits and pieces going on behind the scenes, but no major announcements yet.

REWARDS STILL PENDING

The changes and errata that you shared back when the Advance PDF came out have been incorporated into the TC: Anima PDF, and now the team is fixing up all of the "see Page XX" bits and finalizing the index. Once that's all done, a final version will be made available in your DriveThruRPG library and DTRPG will release it for sale to the general public. At that time, they'll likely also make it so you can print a version of the PDF as a print-on-demand hardcover - I'll get you discount order codes for those when that time comes, in case you want to order a printed version of the PDF.

While that's going on, the Onyx Path team will begin finalizing all of the files and begin setting up a print run with their print partners. While that's going on, the writing and development team can re-focus on the Stretch Goal rewards. There should be a lot of fun Anima rewards coming throughout 2024!

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-anima.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 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

  • 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 CROWDFUNDING

Join in on the latest Exalted expansion sourcebook

Never before has Creation known the perils of the Abyssal Exalted. They have emerged from the gloom of the Underworld as champions of death, sworn to the service of the Deathlords and the Neverborn. Each was offered the gift of the Bleak Exaltation at the moment of their own demise, and each chose to willingly become an agent of the apocalypse. Their motivations are as manifold as any others — they may seek destruction or domination, malice or justice, ancient secrets hidden and forbidden or sheer iron-willed survival.

In service to their lieges, these deathknights will grind the Underworld to heel and scour life from the face of Creation. Or…they might break from those oaths and set themselves up as death’s own Lawgivers, ruling empires of the dead as sages, arbiters, and reapers. All that can be known for sure is that with the Abyssal Exalted loosed upon the world, it will never be the same again.

Abyssals: Sworn to the Grave is now crowdfunding! Join us <here>

October '23 Monthly Update
7 months ago – Wed, Oct 18, 2023 at 09:14:00 AM

Hello Animaniacs,

It's been about a month since our last update, so time for our regular monthly check in. This one will be quick - no big news to share, everything seems to be on track slowly coming together in the background.

Let's get to it!

REWARDS STILL PENDING

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-anima.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: <August 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.

CURRENTLY CROWDFUNDING

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The World Below provides. But you must dig. You must explore. You must map. You must build. You must defend.

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  • Numerous playable options, some from the traditional fantasy mold, others unique to the World Below.
  • The complete Storypath Ultra System, allowing you to play this game straight from the book.
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Come Join Us in The World Below!