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[#][F] RichT - 8/18/2018
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
No? I apologize if I've given that impression.

I meant to say that I had the idea that a fan could use the process to willingly and enthusiastically surrender ownership of intellectual property to Onyx Path, as a gift that the company was free to refuse. Especially if it was no good.

Like, "I already have a job and couldn't be a freelance writer, but I already wrote this thing, and if you like it, you can have it."


I really hope I'm not digging myself deeper into a hole here. I'm confused.
Well, I’m glad it was just that I read that wrong - we take those sorts of things very seriously. Thanks!

[#][F] RichT - 8/18/2018
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
I could misunderstand, but I have this idea that the freelancer submission process is not just a way to maybe get "hired" as a freelance writer, but also a way to give away content to Onyx Path so that (if they like it) they can make it official canon material without needing to pay anyone and while avoiding legal jeopardy.

I asked, but do not think I received a clear answer, about whether posting the content publicly on the forums would hurt the chances of submitted content being accepted and published.

Holden wrote various Styles that he posted online, and it seems they could only have become officially printed canon material because he was employed by Onyx Path at some point and maybe signed away his intellectual property in an official capacity.

I try very hard to write Martial Arts Styles for the game while seeking as little public help or workshopping as possible for that reason, but I'm just not good enough on my own, and I'm getting tired.

Your job is very, very hard. I'm glad you're good at it.
I’m sorry, and I may be misunderstanding, but did you just accuse us of having put a process in place to deliberately steal ideas?

[#][F] RichT - 5/31/2018
Just a reminder, folks, that this thread is called "Ask the Devs", not "Have Conversations With Each Other" or "Tell the Devs How They're Doing It Wrong". I know it's hard to remember that when the conversation gets interesting, but please, take those ideas that aren't questions for Eric and Robert to answer, and start a different thread to explore the topic. Thanks!

[#][F] RichT - 4/24/2018
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post


That makes more sense. Sorry to have misread.
No harm done (I think!), easy enough to do. Don't worry about it.

[#][F] RichT - 4/24/2018
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post




There haven't been previews of Heirs. None of Heirs is written yet nor has any art been commissioned for it since it's the book being built by the stretchgoals. There's also the "all future supplements of Exalted 3rd edition" line!
It'as "an" upcoming EX3 supplement, not all of them. Sorry, but we aren't able to make that big a jump in one Stretch Goal.

[#][F] RichT - 4/1/2018
Originally posted by TheSly9 View Post


Rich,

Thanks for stepping in and putting an end to that. Unfortunately, it seems, that no matter how many times you or other officials of OPP say it, some just don't listen.

For your reference, the statement is from here:

http://theonyxpath.com/about/faq/

First bullet under the "Kickstarter" section.
Yep, very old part of the FAQ. I'll mention it to Ian and get it updated. Thanks!

[#][F] RichT - 3/30/2018
Originally posted by Jetstream View Post

“All of our white wolf licensed... have been deluxe...” is a factually untrue statement. I don’t know what the hell you’re on about me “acting out.” I have pointed out a discrepancy between statement and fact. If I have to go digging through kickstarters to find more prestiges to prove my point, I guess I’ll do that later.
I don't know when the quoted comment was made, but at a point during our KSs that was true. And if you consider anything besides a standard press run book as "Deluxe", then that's still true, I guess. But in my mind I've tried to keep separate our Deluxe project KSs (which are called Deluxe on their KSs), our Prestige edition KSs (which our Chronicles of Darkness books have been), and projects we Kickstarted to get a traditional regular print run created and out into stores (something we've started doing and are doing more of). If somebody mis-spoke, they made a mistake in nomenclature and let's just all get on the same page regardless of the cited comment and step back a bit from fighting over it.

BTW, our Prestige Editions have not been just regular printed books as we've added bells and whistles to be at least on par with the most ornate CofD core books WW was capable of doing back in the day, and often enhanced them more. Those core books back then were not business as usual in printing either.

[#][F] RichT - 3/20/2018
Originally posted by kongurous View Post
also lol at the swipes at how the Ex3 kickstarter was handled when Wraith 20 is 2.5 years passed estimated delivery date (longer than it took exalted), Changeling isn't much better, and Scarred Lands is vapor. The only difference is in Exalted's success and the noise the fans made over because of their emotional attachment to the game.
If you are talking about getting the backers out their Backer PDFs, then yes, based on the original Estimated Delivery Dates on Kickstarter, Wraith took 2 years and 7 months longer than estimated compared to 2 years for EX3's Backer PDF. Wraith's physical Deluxe book will need to take more than a year to get to backers to equal the time from estimated to delivery for Deluxe Exalted. C20, which I assume you are talking about, was indeed late, at 6 months later than estimated for the Backer PDF, and is currently 8 months later than estimated for the Deluxe and I'm talking to the fulfillment shippers now about when shipping will start.

None of those three KSs mentioned above used most of the improvements I mentioned on my blog post, although C20 did have BackerKit.

As for Scarred Lands, the pallets of physical books, dice, and other add-ons in the fulfillment warehouse negates any sort of "vaporware" label. My info on that KS and it's dates suggest that the PDFs took 4 months longer than estimated to get to backers, and the physical books are 1 year and seven months past the original estimate that Stewart Wieck made. Onyx Path did not run that KS, so I've been trying to pick up the strands of the plans Stewart made for it before his untimely death, as well as to stay informed of the status of the KS shipping as other folks finish up fulfillment of the KSs Stewart ran.

[#][F] RichT - 1/6/2018
Originally posted by Nilihum View Post
What ever happened to Anathema? IIRC, it was supposed to be a Kickstarter goal, but the Github Repository hasn't been updated since December 2016. Have any of you heard from Urskr in the last 12-18 months since his last post on the forums?
Just to clarify, the Kickstarter goal was about providing material and support on the EX3 core early enough that the Anathema team could get it up near the release. That was accomplished by the Devs at the time. Unfortunately, the Anathema team weren't able to make it happen, and since we have no ownership or control over the project, we're hoping as much as anyone that it gets taken up and put out at some point.

[#][F] RichT - 11/21/2017
Originally posted by Crumplepunch View Post

Either works. An alternate definition of broach that means something very similar to breach.
Please let the errata stand without comment. The Devs will decide whether they find it valid. Thanks!

[#][F] RichT - 11/18/2017
Originally posted by Elfive View Post
The "if you're incapacitated you can rush someone else" bit does make it sound like you're supposed to bounce between opponents Invincible Fury of the Dawn-style.
Hi! we appreciate that this might be a good topic to discuss, like many topics, but this thread is just for errata and any discussions make it a lot harder to gather actual corrections. Thanks!

[#][F] RichT - 6/29/2017
Just because I think this should be noted and celebrated: the comments in this thread were such that James wanted to come here and post and talk with you all. This is hugely encouraging, and congratulations to everyone who posted here!

[#][F] RichT - 6/9/2017
Originally posted by Major View Post
There is a good range to get different feeling of the various exalts.
The amount of fanfare, ups and downs, and in/out fades make them not great for looping during a scene. The looping is passable (they sound like they are a looping track not background music).
I thought they were meant as music to be a game-play aid but I am thinking now I was off in that assumption. I do think they would make great background for Kickstarter splats.
Still, good work done. I smiled at the alchemical theme since it sounded like no one other than them.
This Suite is the themes for all the Exalted types, the next will be "music to adventure by". Except cooler than that description.

[#][F] RichT - 4/21/2017
@Whirlwind Monk Fair enough, and thanks for going over this with me. Most of all, now that we are able to get EX3 rolling again as a line, I don't want to let lingering concerns or disappointments lie without discussing them, and hopefully making backers feel a tiny bit better about how things went. Thanks!

[#][F] RichT - 4/21/2017
Originally posted by WhirlwindMonk View Post



Directly from the Kickstarter page:

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And yes, an estimate is a promise. It's not an exact promise, no, but calling something an estimate is not carte blanche to put out whatever you feel like in complete disregard of the estimate.
We didn't just put out whatever we felt like, we put out the backer Charms plus a bunch of extra Charms that only were added because John Morke wanted to add them. When we estimated about a page per Charm, thus giving us 50+ as a page count estimate, we did not have any idea how the Charms would be written nor how much space they would take up. Remember, the book was not finished, it was the Charms specifically that the Devs needed to rewrite, and we were years before the text would hit layout.

But that all is immaterial to the point that this wasn't a book that we were offering based on filling page count, it was a collection of the backer Charms that came out of the rewards. So 20 pages or 100, it was going to contain as many Charms as there were backer rewards for them. And it was only offered, as an Add-on PDF, because there was so much demand for it by the other backers who didn't pledge for the Charms but wanted a chance to contribute. So it wasn't like we had the thing specced out ahead of time, it came together during the KS and after. So that estimate, was exactly that, an estimate on page count that ultimately was less pages but more Charms that originally planned.

But hey, since you feel badly about the thing, send me your PayPal info to richt@theonyxpath.com and I'll refund your $5.