They Came from Beneath the Sea!

Created by Richard Thomas / Onyx Path Publishing

The greatness of B-movies brought to life at your table!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

June 2020 Update
6 days ago – Thu, Jul 02, 2020 at 07:11:16 AM

Hello Landlubbers,

Well, we're in the middle of our lockdown process, but that won't stop me from having our regular month end post. Even if I'm sneaking it in as the hours count down.

I'll still send you an address confirmation notification 48 hours before I lock it down!

CONFIRM ALL SHIPPING INFORMATION BY JULY 10

We've locked in orders, processed BackerKit payments, and now it's time to lock in addresses.

CONFIRM SHIPPING INFORMATION - Please ensure your shipping information is up-to-date with your expected address for August 2020. Please ensure that this information is entered and correct by JULY 10, 2020. In ten days, 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, with plans to begin shipping by early August.

ADDRESS CONFIRMATION & DELIVERY OBLIGATIONS.

Consider this the two-weeks-from-fulfillment warning to update your information, 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 11, 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).

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://they-came-from-beneath-the-sea.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://they-came-from-beneath-the-sea.backerkit.com/faq

ASSUMING IT ALL GOES TO PLAN...

 At this point, all of this process and procedure is built around the idea that we'll be shipping at the end of July and start of August. But, between you and me, we're keeping flexible and anticipate some challenges around getting these final books out. I have friends in Argentina and Brazil that have pretty much shut down their postal systems to international mail, and deliveries are made complicated by a massive reduction in air traffic and connection routes.

So, even though I'm locking in addresses on July 10, we will only ship your rewards when it's feasible to do so. I don't know all of the logistics that'll be involved, but I'm going to work to ensure that we delay the orders that need to be delayed (so, no worries to my South American friends), and get out what we can when we can. I know Onyx Path is currently having issues getting stuff back and forth to Canada, so there are challenges all around. 

That means, even though I'll have your address locked in on July 10, if there are any changes that you need to make, please contact me and I'll make adjustments. 

I will send an update when books start shipping, and I'll keep you in the loop all through the fulfillment process! Together, we've made this awesome game. Together, we'll sort this all out.

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.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Backer T-shirt link (Update #37, March 13, 2019)
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! Backer PDF (Update #49, January 16, 2020)
  • Quip & Cinematic Cards PDF (Update #49, January 16, 2020)
  • Heroic Land-Dwellers (Update #54, May 2, 2020)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! Hardcover
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! PoD Coupon
  • Director’s Screen
  • Quip & Cinematic Cards PoD Coupon
  • Quip & Cinematic Card Deck
  • Threat Files! PDF (Monsters of the Deep)
  • New Scenarios! PDF (Tales of Aquatic Terror)
  • Digital Wallpaper

I'll 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 (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 about to launch).

FINAL DAYS ON 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.

Final Week on Kickstarter!

Survey Lock Down Process - Step 2: Payment
29 days ago – Mon, Jun 08, 2020 at 11:35:46 AM

Hello Landlubbers,

We're moving another step in our fulfillment process. As noted in our previous update, Orders are being locked down so we have final distribution counts. If you wish to alter your order, I believe you've got 24 hours remaining to make any changes before the system locks in the numbers.

Now, it's time to gear up for Step 2: Payment Processing.

PREPARE FOR BACKERKIT PAYMENT PROCESSING ON JUNE 23

Soon, we'll have locked in our rewards and will be able to provide final numbers to our printing and shipping partners. Now, we've got two more key steps before fulfillment of the hardcover book:

1. 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 JUNE 23, 2020. In 15 days, I will instruct BackerKit to lock down and process all outstanding payments.

2. CONFIRM SHIPPING INFORMATION - Please ensure your shipping information is up-to-date with your expected address for July/August 2020. Please ensure that this information is entered and correct by JULY 10, 2020. In four weeks, 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, with plans to begin shipping by the end of July and early August.

ADDRESS CONFIRMATION & DELIVERY OBLIGATIONS.

Consider this the (at least) four-weeks-from-fulfillment warning to update your information, 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 11, 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).

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://they-came-from-beneath-the-sea.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://they-came-from-beneath-the-sea.backerkit.com/faq

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 isnearing funding and still in the earliest days! Check out the FREE PREVIEW MANUSCRIPT and come join us!

NOW ON KICKSTARTER!

May 2020 Update - Survey Review & Lock Down
about 1 month ago – Wed, May 27, 2020 at 07:08:28 AM

Hey there, landlubbers!

If you've been following along with Onyx Path's Monday Meeting notes, you may have noticed that They Came from Beneath the Sea! has been marked "At Press" - which means it's time to initiate the lockdown process!

I've "locked down" this big lizard!

IT'S TIME TO LOCK DOWN THE SURVEYS AND PREPARE FOR SHIPPING!!

Just to pause a moment in the middle of celebration, I ask that everyone reviews their 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 JUNE 8, 2020. In two weeks' time, 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 JUNE 23, 2020. In four weeks, 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 July/August 2020. Please ensure that this information is entered and correct by JULY 10, 2020. In six weeks, 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, with plans to begin shipping by the end of July and early August.

Quick note on schedules and timelines 

2020 continues to prove that time does not work the way you think, and all plans need to be adjustable on the fly. I'm trying to get out a little ahead to have room to make alterations as needed, but obviously, these dates and the idea of shipping by end of July are our best guesses based on current projections. Should things change, I'll send communication and we'll update as necessary. 

ADDRESS CONFIRMATION & DELIVERY OBLIGATIONS.

Consider this the (at least) six-weeks-from-fulfillment warning to update your information, 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 10, 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.

That's my brief surface-style semi-legal notice saying, basically, we're going to ship to the address you've provided but our cut off date, so please ensure your information is as accurate as possible. And, we'll do our best to get the book into your hands and make sure it all works out! But we can only work with the information we have, and shipping systems as they are today. Things have been weird lately, so let's work together to make it happen. I'll do my best on my end!

(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 around the beginning of August. 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 10th and the date I send out the shipping update, contact me to see what I 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 project page at https://they-came-from-beneath-the-sea.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://they-came-from-beneath-the-sea.backerkit.com/faq

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Backer T-shirt link (Update #37, March 13, 2019)
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! Backer PDF (Update #49, January 16, 2020)
  • Quip & Cinematic Cards PDF (Update #49, January 16, 2020)
  • Heroic Land-Dwellers (Update #54, May 2, 2020)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! Hardcover
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! PoD Coupon
  • Director’s Screen
  • Quip & Cinematic Cards PoD Coupon
  • Quip & Cinematic Card Deck
  • Threat Files! PDF (Monsters of the Deep)
  • New Scenarios! PDF (Tales of Aquatic Terror)
  • Digital Wallpaper

I'll 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 that I mentioned (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 about to launch).

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

Twenty Stretch Goals! Only a Few Days Left...

COMING SOON TO 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.

REWARD DISTRIBUTION: HEROIC LAND-DWELLERS BACKER PDF
2 months ago – Sat, May 02, 2020 at 03:36:08 PM

Hello Landlubbers,

News may travel quickly in your dry world, but it's a bit slower under the sea. And that's why - despite sending our status update only a few days ago - I'm already updating our project list! 

Because today - TODAY! - I get the joy of sending out ANOTHER reward to kickstarter backers!

Heroic Land-Suit.

If you can think back to our kickstarter campaign - it seems like a million years ago, but then again, last week seems like a year ago - you may remember one of our Stretch Goals:

A PDF pack of characters for They Came from Beneath the Sea! was one of the rewards that we unlocked via Stretch Goal. And now that Character Pack, which has been renamed Heroic Land-Dwellers, is now available...

BEHOLD! Heroic Land-Dwellers!

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Your link to claim your Heroic Land-Dwellers! Backer PDF will be sent out by our BackerKit pledge manager over the next day. 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, you will receive an e-mail from BackerKit with a redemption link for the Heroic Land-Dwellers! Backer PDF today 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://they-came-from-beneath-the-sea.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.

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://they-came-from-beneath-the-sea.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://they-came-from-beneath-the-sea.backerkit.com/faq

BACKER PDF VERSION

This is the first version of Heroic Land-Dwellers! to be released. We've sent you these initial Backer PDFs for three reasons:

1) To thank you for your support! You helped bring this game from the murky depths of Matthew Dawkin's imagination (so to speak!) and bring this into the world, and you deserve to see it first!

2) So you can start playing right away! You're got the rules, now you've got brand new characters to break out and jump into a game immediately! Play! PLAY! PLAY THIS GAME! And don't waste time on Character Creation (yet!), just DIVE IN!

3) To make the final version the best it can be! The design 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 undersea errata and correction process!

Onyx Path has launched a special Heroic Land-Dwellers! Errata Form, which you can access here: https://forms.gle/Kfx4RVsQ5dS3xSJU8

Generally, we try to keep errata collection open for the next 2 weeks, although they may be accessible a little longer due to the state of the world right now. Still, please report what you can as soon as possible to make sure we're getting everything covered.

We won't be collecting errata from other spots, just this specific form. Please note this form will be for errata only - typos, incorrect math, page elements that overlap incorrectly, etc. It won't be for 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!), we will prepare an updated final PDF version of the book and you will receive a notice from DrivethruRPG that you can re-download your file with the latest version.

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.

#HeroicLandDwellers

#TheyCameFromBeneathTheSea!

April 2020 Update
2 months ago – Fri, May 01, 2020 at 06:05:33 PM

Hello drylanders,

The Undersea calendar, of course, features the month of Smarch, but for you it's April 30 and time for a month end status update!

Art by Brian Leblanc

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Backer T-shirt link (Update #37, March 13, 2019)
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! Backer PDF (Update #49, January 16, 2020)
  • Quip & Cinematic Cards PDF (Update #49, January 16, 2020)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! Hardcover
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! PoD Coupon
  • Director’s Screen
  • Quip & Cinematic Cards PoD Coupon
  • Quip & Cinematic Card Deck
  • Threat Files! PDF (Monsters of the Deep now in Post-Editing Development!)
  • New Scenarios! PDF (Tales of Aquatic Terror now in Post-Editing Development!)
  • Character Pack! PDF (Heroic Land Dwellers currently in Proofing!)
  • Digital Wallpaper

Looking at the latest Monday Meeting Notes blog, I see that They Came From Beneath the Sea! is listed "At Press" which means it's off to the printer! There are still proofing checks and all of that stuff, I think, and who knows what schedules look like, but we may not be too far away from locking in orders and prepping for reward ship out.

So, nothing official yet, but you may want to check into your BackerKit info to make sure your address is correct, your payment for any Add Ons or pre-orders is set up and ready, and you've added anything extra you were hoping for. We're not yet aiming for the landing platform, but we are circling the city heading for the airport. If that makes any sense. It's been a long few months... 

I'll 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 that I mentioned (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 about to launch).

CURRENTLY ON 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!