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 Through the Gates with Onyx Path Publishing
Posted: Tue, 28 May 14:54:25
Category: Features, Interviews, dark-fantasy
At the Gates is a high fantasy tabletop roleplaying game about burgeoning heroes struggling to survive, fighting for what's right, exploring dangerous places, and saving the world. Onyx Path Publishing is currently running a crowd-funding campaign over at We had a chance to catch up with Danielle Lauzon, creator and lead developer of At the Gates, to talk about the game a bit.

 Return to the Realms of Pugmire with Eddy Webb
Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 16:39:39
Category: Features, Interviews, dark-fantasy
Onyx Path Publishing and Pugsteady have just launched a Kickstarter for a new edition of the Realms of Pugmire RPG. Realms of Pugmire is a fantasy game about evolved pets and other animals with a strong connection to humanity, with dogs as the central characters. These characters live in the ruins of our world, using tools, language, and ingenuity to build a new civilization in their image, with the kingdom of Pugmire acting as a center of dog civilization.

 Enter the Cyclops’s Cave…An Interview with Matthew Dawkins
Posted: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 21:23:59
Category: Features, Game Designers, kickstarter
They Came from the Cyclops's Cave! sees characters ranging from heroic swordsmen and cunning sorceresses to charming minstrels and agile scoundrels, embarking on quests designed to evoke the majesty of fantasy movies and television shows from the 1940s onward. Whether you’re looking to channel an epic like The Thief of Bagdad or grim fantasy such as The Sword and the Sorcerer, Cyclops's Cave! has everything you need for swashbuckling, noble heroism, and monster slaying. The Flames Rising crew is pleased to present an interview with Matthew Dawkins, the co-developer for They Came from the Cyclops's Cave. In this interview, Matthew talks about inspirations for the game, as well as different styles of play, and more!

 From the Developer’s Desk: Creating Space in Hunter The Vigil Second Edition
Posted: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 15:02:18
Category: Game Designers, horror games, htv2e
Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition is now available for pre-order on BackerKit, and is nearing its debut. As fans review the text one section that has gotten a lot of questions is the Native compact, SWORN. Fans wanted to know whether or not that was written by an indigenous designer, and the answer is “Yes.” […]

 Queen of Swords Press: Great Stories Make Great Books
Posted: Tue, 09 Nov 2021 14:34:56
Category: Authors, Interviews, dark-fantasy
Queen of Swords Press has been publishing outstanding fiction for a number of years now. Featuring an emphasis on stories with LGBTQ representation, they are creating a space for themselves in the publishing world by bringing great stories to the world. I asked Queen of Swords chief Catherine Lundoff – herself a successful author and editor – a few questions about Queen of Swords and how they came to be.

 Exploring Dragon City with Matt Forbeck
Posted: Sat, 30 Oct 2021 20:06:26
Category: Game Designers, Interviews, dark-fantasy
Shotguns & Sorcery is a mix of high fantasy and hardboiled noir. It's filled with wizards and freelancers who skulk through dungeons and creep through glowglobe-lit streets. They hang out in speakeasies after raiding zombie-infested tombs. They carry pistols as well as wands, and they're ready to use them both. Matt Forbeck stopped by to tell us about about the upcoming 5th Edition OGL version of the RPG, currently funding on Kickstarter!

 A Red Opera Tarot Deck Interview with Artist Diana Sousa – Includes Card Previews!
Posted: Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:15:31
Category: Artists, Features, Interviews
Have you checked out The Red Opera: Deck of Endless Possibilities on Kickstarter yet? This deck of 80-plus cards is an All-In-One Tarot; Playing Card; Spell, Magic Item, Character, Location, and Adventure Deck filled with potential. Brought to you by Apotheosis Studios, this Warlock-inspired deck is filled with details from The Red Opera: Last Days […]

 Recording the Apocalypse with Onyx Path Publishing
Posted: Fri, 08 Oct 2021 14:32:49
Category: Game Designers, Interviews, onyx path
In The Apocalyptic Record, young and old Garou alike deliver tales of great, humble, disastrous, and glorious deeds. They run the gamut from tales of war and the Wyrm, to stories of the Umbra, Kinfolk, and tribes long lost. Onyx Path Publishing has launched a Kickstarter for a deluxe edition of The Apocalyptic Record. A setting supplement and sourcebook for Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition. We’ve had a chance to discuss this project with the co-developers Matthew Dawkins and Leath Sheales.

 Beyond the Grave with Matthew Dawkins
Posted: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 19:13:41
Category: Game Designers, Interviews, horror-comedy
Onyx Path Publishing has launched a new Kickstarter for their StoryPath System line of RPGs. A companion to the previous They Came From Beneath the Sea!, you can now jump into campy horror with They Came from Beyond the Grave! Onyx Path describes the new game as: They Came from Beyond the Grave! is a dramatic, hammy, and horrifying tabletop roleplaying game encompassing the shock, terror, eroticism, and humor of 1970s horror. This game allows you to play with all the magnificent content from the movies of Hammer, Amicus, and Roger Corman, and promises fun and thrills of the horror movie genre! We had the chance to ask developer Matthew Dawkins about this project. You can also check out some actual play videos from the recent Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention too!

 Rise of the Last Imperials Interview with Hiromi Cota
Posted: Mon, 18 May 2020 20:09:11
Category: Game Designers, Interviews, cofd is pleased to present an interview with Hiromi Cota conducted by Monica Valentinelli, the Dark Eras 2 lead developer. Hiromi worked on the Rise of the Last Imperials chapter which takes place in 17th century China and presents material for hunters and mummies. Hiromi has been a special operations heavy weapons expert, an adjunct professor, a rave journalist, and the flaming-sword-swinging lead in a heavy metal opera. They've lived around the world, but settled down in Seattle with their spouse Randi and their dog Nasus. Outside of crafting roleplaying games, Hiromi writes queer science fiction/fantasy, produces the inclusive and comedic D&D radio drama podcast "Dear High Elves," programs video games, and gets into sword fights as a member of the Seattle Knights actor-combatant troupe. To learn more visit or follow @HiromiCota on Twitter.

 Interview with NYT Bestselling Author Rachel Caine
Posted: Fri, 13 Mar 2020 19:18:22
Category: Interviews, authorinterview, novels
Today, is thrilled to present an interview with NYT-bestselling author and all around wonderful human being Rachel Caine. Here, on the heels of two new releases, Flames Rising veteran Monica Valentinelli sits down to talk about writing processes and the author’s many books.

 [HTV2E] Interview with Chris Allen
Posted: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 14:58:53
Category: Game Designers, horror, htv2e
Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition was developed by industry veteran Monica Valentinelli for Onyx Path Publishing. To celebrate the release of the Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Kickstarter, Monica reached out to members of her team for a series of in-depth interviews. Today, Monica wraps up her series of interviews by chatting with game designer […]