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:

REWARD DISTRIBUTION: HEROIC LAND-DWELLERS BACKER PDF
26 days 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
27 days 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!

March 2020 Update
2 months ago – Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 11:10:00 PM

Hello Surface-dwellers,

As we hit the end of March, it's time for our regular Month End status update. Although, there's been nothing "regular" about the past month at all. I hope this update finds each of you as well as possible, and managing through this global transition. Transition into what, I'm not sure, but let's see if we can't make the best of it. I'm reading my copy of the They Came from Beneath the Sea! PDF to keep myself entertained, at least.

Surface Distancing James

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Backer T-shirt link (Update #37, March 13, 2019)
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! 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 Editing!)
  • Character Pack! PDF (Heroic Land Dwellers currently in Proofing!)
  • 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).

They Came From Beneath the Sea! Heroic Land Dwellers art by Brian LeBlanc

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.

I do know that I've found myself with a little more time to consume some books and movies and TV and games. As a reminder, the opening chapter section of They Came from Beneath the Sea! suggests the following list, if you're looking for ideas to keep busy:

ON SALE UNTIL MARCH 31ST

All Scion 2nd Edition, Trinity Continuum, and Scarred Lands (5e OGL and Pathfinder) PDFs are DriveThruRPG are 50% off for the rest of the month!

This sale includes StoryPath Nexus and Slarecian Vault Community Content PDFs!

Also on sale are Scarred Lands, Scion, and Trinity Continuum print books and dice via Indie Press Revolution and Studio 2 (Scarred Lands,
Scion, Trinity Continuum, Trinity Continuum: Æon)!

(New titles activated on or after March 25, are not included.)

Until next time, stay safe and be well.

February 2020 Update
3 months ago – Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 05:41:17 PM

Greetings, Landlubbers!

It's been about six weeks since the Backer PDF for TCfBtS! went out. I love the game and love the book! And it'll end up even better thanks to your help. The team has collected all of the errata you submitted, and are working on final updates and corrects, and then the massive task of indexing. Moving forward!

So, nothing quite so action-packed as that release in our update today. Instead, I just wanted to make sure I touched base as part of our regular schedule, and keep everyone on the same page.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Backer T-shirt link (Update #37, March 13, 2019)
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! 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 Editing!)
  • New Scenarios! PDF (Tales of Aquatic Terror now in Editing!)
  • Character Pack! PDF (Heroic Land Dwellers currently in Layout!)
  • Digital Wallpaper

So, drop by drop, moving along.

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.
Oddly, this is how I actually am dressed right now. My surface-dweller suit.

FINAL WEEK ON KICKSTARTER

Final Week - Check it out!

We're down to the last week of the Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Kickstarter campaign, and heading towards 400% funding and lots of Stretch Goals already achieved! Folks seem really excited about how HtV has been brought into 2nd Edition Chronicles of Darkness, so c'mon and check it out if you haven't already!

January 2020 Status Update
4 months ago – Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 05:42:42 PM

Hello Dry-landers,

Ah, the easy month-end summary. I'm still basking in the glow of my They Came from Beneath the Sea! Backer PDF! If you haven't downloaded yours, check out last update for more info!

Drylander Costume.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Backer T-shirt link (Update #37, March 13, 2019)
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! 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 Editing!)
  • New Scenarios! PDF (Tales of Aquatic Terror now in Editing!)
  • Character Pack! PDF (Heroic Land Dwellers currently in Art Direction)  
  • Digital Wallpaper

All of our They Came from Beneath the Sea! projects are moving along swimmingly!

But, not only that - work has started on They Came from Beyond the Grave! The next game in the line. Read more about it <here!>

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each summary 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 other kickstarter campaigns are currently running or will soon be launched).

 COMING TO KICKSTARTER ON FEB 6th AT 2:00 PM EST

The scales have fallen from your eyes. A fire is lit — is it a lamp perched over the inscription on an ancient blade or a roaring conflagration consuming the house in which the howling fiends wait? Things will never be the same after this. You’ve set forth on a damning path. Carry the Vigil. Fight back the shadows.

Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition is a standalone game that can be played by new or existing players. The lore has been updated to not only reflect the uptick in monsters, but also the fact that hunting monsters is not exclusive to a location, group of people, or time period. There may be more monsters than ever before, but now there are more ways to fight them, too.

In Hunter: The Vigil, anyone can be a hunter — provided you are committed to the hunt. It is a game of personal horror and sacrifice that tests relationships and encourages teamwork within a cell, compact, or conspiracy.

Will you heed the call? Will you uphold the Vigil?

JOIN US ON FEBRUARY 6 AT 2:00 PM EST