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:

August 2019 Update
16 days ago – Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 05:23:17 PM

Greetings, Drylanders!

I hope everyone's had an enjoyable summer (or winter, depending on your hemisphere) thus far! We're at the end of August, so I wanted to check in quickly to update everyone on the status of our project.

Before we get to our summary update, have you checked out the www.gamerstable.com for their actual play of A Slippery Conspiracy? No? Well, now’s the time to catch up and give their actual play of They Came from Beneath the Sea! a listen!

It's Human James, back among the surface-dwellers.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

- Backer T-shirt link (Update #37, send March 13, 2019)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

- They Came from Beneath the Sea! PDF (In Art Direction)
- They Came from Beneath the Sea! Hardcover
- They Came from Beneath the Sea! PoD Coupon
- Director’s Screen
- Quip & Cinematic Cards PDF
- Quip & Cinematic Cards PoD Coupon
- Quip & Cinematic Card Deck
- Threat Files! PDF (Monsters of the Deep currently in Second Draft)
- New Scenarios! PDF (Tales of Aquatic Terror currently in Redlines)
- Character Pack! PDF (Heroic Land Dwellers currently in Art Direction)  
- Digital Wallpaper

So, ongoing progress,with the Monsters of the Deep creeping even closer! 

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 (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).

COMING SOON...

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. Coming Soon to Kickstarter from Onyx Path.

July 2019 Update
about 2 months ago – Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 09:17:09 PM

Hello Drylanders,

I'm sneaking in our month end summary a few days early, as I try and cram 10 days worth of chores into a weekend and begin preparing to go to Gen Con!

It's Gen Con James. Feel free to say hi if you see me skulking around.
It's Gen Con James. Feel free to say hi if you see me skulking around.

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 (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). 

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)  

- Backer T-shirt link (Update #37, send March 13, 2019)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING  

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

So, ongoing progress, but no major announcements yet. Stay tuned, and keep your eyes on the shore!

In the meantime, another one of Onyx Path's Storypath system games, Trinity Continuum, gets a system and setting expansion with Trinity Continuum: Aberrant:

Final days to join in! Check it out!
Final days to join in! Check it out!

Gen Con 2019 Note
2 months ago – Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 02:13:20 AM

Hello Dry-landers,

Just wanted to throw a quick update out to let you know about Onyx Path and Gen Con 2019. 

It's Gen Con James. We have no seasons beneath the waves. Am I doing Summer correctly?
It's Gen Con James. We have no seasons beneath the waves. Am I doing Summer correctly?

As you may have read in Onyx Path's recent Monday Meeting Notes blog, they won't have a booth in the Exhibit Hall this year. But that doesn't mean that Onyx Path won't be at the convention, or that you won't be able to pick up copies of your favorite games.

Instead, Onyx Path will be running seminars and game sessions, and leave the Exhibit Hall business to their sales partners - Studio 2 Publishing and Indie Press Revolution (IPR).

The Onyx Path team (Rich, Matt, Eddy, whoever else shows up...) will mostly be participating in the following panels during the convention: 

  • Thursday 3pm – What’s Up With Onyx Path Publishing? panel (Rich Thomas version)
  • Friday 11am – What’s Up with Onyx Path Community Content? panel
  • Friday 3pm – Freelancing with Onyx Path Publishing? panel
  • Saturday 11am – What’s Up with Onyx Path Publishing? panel (Rich-less version)

In addition, there are some programmed game sessions in the Event Guide.

While most of the games are currently marked as sold out this close to the convention, it's always a good idea to double-check if you're really interested. There are sometimes drop outs if people aren't feeling well or are unable to show, and a handful of generic tickets can maybe get you slotted into a vacated chair.

Of course, there will likely be a ton of pick-up and casual games over the Best Four Days in Gaming, so keep your eyes open for anyone wearing a cool T-shirt! I'll be dressed just like my avatar (although it's a few years old now, so imagine with more white in the beard!) so feel free to say hello if you see me!

I'll be back with our regular month end update in 2 weeks!

Check out our latest kickstarter
Check out our latest kickstarter

June 2019 Update
3 months ago – Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 09:39:35 PM

Hey there, Drylanders,

We're in the final days of June, so I will post my regular monthly update, and continue my regular human duties. Regular human, no secret submarine replacement here!

It's just James, your regular contact, in his normal human guise.
It's just James, your regular contact, in his normal human guise.

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 (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).

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)  

- Backer T-shirt link (Update #37, send March 13, 2019)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING  

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

So, no major changes or updates yet. The Stretch Goal projects are continuing down the production path, with Heroic Land Dwellers (our Character Pack! PDF reward) moving through development into editing. Artwork has been assigned for the core book, so hopefully I'll be able to share some images in the upcoming updates.

Stay tuned, and keep your eyes on the shore!

May 2019 Update
4 months ago – Thu, May 30, 2019 at 10:04:15 AM

Hey there, Drylanders,

We're in the final days of May, so it's time for our regularly scheduled month end status report.

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 (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).

The Onyx Path team are gathering for the UK Game Expo! Eddy Webb, Matt McElroy, Rich Thomas, Matthew Dawkins, Steffie de Vaan, John Burke, Chris Allen, and Klara Herbol are all at the UK Games Expo this weeked, May 31st - June 2nd. If you're in the area, drop by and say hi! 

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)  

- Backer T-shirt link (Update #37, send March 13, 2019)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING  

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

From one undersea menace to another...

Check out our latest kickstarter project! You can also battle creatures from the depths in this one!
Check out our latest kickstarter project! You can also battle creatures from the depths in this one!

Pirates of Pugmire is a chronicle sourcebook for both Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau. It’s usable in either game, or as part of a joint experience. Some highlights include:

* Two new species for players to enjoy: lizards and birds
   * Six new callings, including two for dogs and two for cats
   * Rules for building, sailing, and sinking ships
   * A trove of new allies, enemies, and treasures
   * Information on Waterdog Port and Port Matthew
   * “Going on the Account” a chronicle of three new adventures, taking characters from 1st through 6th level

Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/pirates-of-pugmire-a-realms-of-pugmire-tabletop-rpg