Chicago By Night - for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition

Created by Richard Thomas / Onyx Path Publishing

Help create a beautiful Chicago By Night tabletop RPG hardcover source book for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition !

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Survey Review & Lock Down
9 days ago – Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 05:00:51 PM

Hello Kickstarter Coterie,

As mentioned briefly in the last update, it's time to start the LOCKDOWN PROCESS!

Celebrate! We're locking down surveys in preparation for shipping out the book!

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 OCTOBER 18, 2019. In a week's 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 NOVEMBER 1, 2019. In three weeks time, 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 December 2019. Please ensure that this information is entered and correct by NOVEMBER 8, 2019. In four weeks time, 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 November and early December.

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 November 8, 2019 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).

SHIPPING UPDATE TO COME

This is all in anticipation of shipping around the beginning of December. 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 November 8th 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://chicago-by-night-v5.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://chicago-by-night-v5.backerkit.com/faq

I'll continue to monitor the comment section for this campaign and answer any questions that come up. If you have any issues or problems with other aspects of the project, you can let me know here and we'll figure out a solution. Additionally, I'll be forwarded any important questions that are sent in via the CONTACT ME button under the Rich's creator link on the main page.

I will send out our regular month-end update with progress on all rewards noted, as well as a reminder about BackerKit information lock down dates. Until then, continue on with the celebration and parades!

September 2019 Update
22 days ago – Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 11:29:13 PM

Hello Kickstarter Coterie,

This is the calm before the storm - no major announcements in this update, but we're getting ever closer to our big reward.

It's James, your Chicago By Night concierge!

Pre-Review Review

The files for Chicago By Night have been sent to the printer. There are still a lot of steps involved, including reviewing printer proofs and making final corrections/tweaks before the actual print process is unleashed, but we're on the precipice of moving into a major phase of the campaign.

Once the proofs are approved and actual printing has begun, I will begin our lockdown phase, where I solidify the orders and quantities and lock in everyone's order in BackerKit. We'll then process any outstanding payments (either stuff that didn't process correctly on Kickstarter or payment for Add Ons from backerkit, or pre-orders), and then I'll get everyone to confirm their shipping addresses.

If you want to get out way in front, you can review your information in BackerKit - make sure your order is correct and includes any Add On information that you needed to provide, payment information is updated and ready (if required), and your shipping address is current - or current to where you'll be in late November and December 2019.

Again, we're not *quite* at that stage yet, but it's not a bad idea to give everything a once over now, so it's all good when the time comes. When I get the green light, I'll be sending out a 6-week timeline that will break these steps into bi-weekly deadlines, so you'll have plenty of time to re-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://chicago-by-night-v5.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://chicago-by-night-v5.backerkit.com/faq

If you have any other questions or concerns, you can post them to the comments for this update, the comment section, or contact the team via the Contact Creator link on the kickstarter page and Rich will forward it to me.

ONYX PATH PROJECT STATUS

Information about products of interest, taken from the Monday Meeting Notes

Post-Approval Development:
 - Cults of the Blood Gods (upcoming V5 project)

Editing:
 - Let the Streets Run Red (V5 Chicago Kickstarter reward)

Post-Editing Development:
  - The Chicago Folio (V5 Chicago Kickstarter reward)

Files Sent to Printer:
 - Chicago By Night (V5 Chicago Kickstarter reward)

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

• Old Traditions PDF Bundle (Update # 37, Dec 28, 2018)
 • Beckett’s Jyhad Diary PDF (Update # 37, Dec 28, 2018)  
 • Vampire 5th Edition PDF  (Update # 37, Dec 28, 2018)  
 • Digital Wallpaper: Beckett’s Jyhad Diary (Update # 37, Dec 28, 2018)
 • Digital Wallpaper: Prince’s Gambit (Update # 37, Dec 28, 2018)  
 • Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update # 42, May 16, 2019)
 • Chicago By Night Backer PDF  (Update # 46, July 25, 2019)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

• Chicago By Night Hardcover
 • Chicago By Night PoD Coupon
 • The Chicago Folio PDF
 • The Chicago Folio PoD Coupon
 • Let the Streets Run Red PDF
 • Prince’s Gambit Card Game
 • Digital Wallpaper: Chicago By Night

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each update, so that we're always on the same page as to where all rewards and projects stand. 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.

A NEW game enters the World of the Chronicles of Darkness...

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. Now funding Kickstarter from Onyx Path - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deviant-the-renegades-a-tabletop-roleplaying-game

Also: More Monsters for that OTHER 5th Edition Game...

Onyx Path has teamed up with Handiwork Games to update and expand the legendary Creature Collection for their Scarred Lands 5th Edition setting! Right now, gangs of monsters are battling each other to see who gets to be included in the book! Join in and root for your favorites!

Kickstarter Campaign Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/scarred-lands-creature-collection-for-5th-edition-rpg

August 2019 Update
about 2 months ago – Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 11:14:20 AM

Hello Kickstarter Coterie!

Nothing as exciting as last month's update this time, but wanted to make sure I'd checked in and kept us all up to speed on where we were with this campaign.

James by Day

If you haven't yet checked out the Chicago By Night Backer PDF that was sent out last month, make sure you've logged into your BackerKit account to claim the redemption code. The book is beautiful!

The easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account: https://chicago-by-night-v5.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.

ONYX PATH PROJECT STATUS

Information about products of interest, taken from the Monday Meeting Notes

Manuscript Approval:
 - Cults of the Blood Gods (upcoming V5 project)

Post-Approval Development:
 - Let the Streets Run Red (V5 Chicago Kickstarter reward) 

Editing:
  - The Chicago Folio (V5 Chicago Kickstarter reward)

Errata Correction:
 - Chicago By Night (V5 Chicago Kickstarter reward)

Thanks to everyone who provided notes and feedback -the team is busy correcting errata to make this book the best it can possibly be! Forward movement on Let the Streets Run Red and Chicago Folio as well!

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

• Old Traditions PDF Bundle (Update # 37, Dec 28, 2018)
 • Beckett’s Jyhad Diary PDF (Update # 37, Dec 28, 2018)  
 • Vampire 5th Edition PDF  (Update # 37, Dec 28, 2018)  
 • Digital Wallpaper: Beckett’s Jyhad Diary (Update # 37, Dec 28, 2018)
 • Digital Wallpaper: Prince’s Gambit (Update # 37, Dec 28, 2018)  
 • Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update # 42, May 16, 2019)
 • Chicago By Night Backer PDF  (Update # 46, July 25, 2019)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

• Chicago By Night Hardcover
 • Chicago By Night PoD Coupon
 • The Chicago Folio PDF
 • The Chicago Folio PoD Coupon
 • Let the Streets Run Red PDF
 • Prince’s Gambit Card Game
 • Digital Wallpaper: Chicago By Night

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each update, and I'm hoping we'll slide one from pending to delivered by our next update. 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.

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 - AND BACKER PDF DISTRIBUTION
3 months ago – Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 02:56:09 AM

Hello Kickstarter Coterie!

It's only the 25th of July, but I wanted to send our regular month end update out a bit early... because we've got a big reward on the way!

The Backer PDF of Chicago by Night is ready to go out!

Topics for This Update

   1. Backer PDF Reward!  
   2. Onyx Path V5 project status
   3. Chicago By Night Reward Tracking
   4. Our latest kickstarter project...


REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Your link to claim your Chicago by Night 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 link for the Chicago by Night 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://chicago-by-night-v5.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://chicago-by-night-v5.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://chicago-by-night-v5.backerkit.com/faq


BACKER PDF VERSION 

This is the first version of Chicago by Night (V5) to be released. We've sent you this initial Backer PDF for three reasons:

1) To thank you for your support! You helped bring this setting to life (so to speak!) and bring this into the world, and you deserve to see it first!  

2) So you can start playing right away! Chicago is ready and waiting for you, and night is fast approaching! It's real, and it's time to start mixing into the intrigue of the city!  

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 new errata and correction process! 

Onyx Path has launched a special Chicago By Night Errata Form, which you can access here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPPCVEljjvNl_Rb4yC8zqByuEN_eCLB0PSc3TQAmqzKwBAHg/viewform?usp=sf_link


Generally, we try to keep errata collection open for the next 2 weeks, although they may be accessible a little longer due to the new nature of this method. 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 the 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.

It's Gen Con James, with the longest To Do list ever, and only 5 more days before he leaves for Indy...
It's Gen Con James, with the longest To Do list ever, and only 5 more days before he leaves for Indy...

ONYX PATH PROJECT STATUS

Information about products of interest, taken from the Monday Meeting Notes

Development:
 - Cults of the Blood Gods (upcoming V5 project)   

Manuscript Approval:
 - Let the Streets Run Red (V5 Chicago Kickstarter reward)
 - The Chicago Folio (V5 Chicago Kickstarter reward)   

Post-Editing Development:
 - Chicago By Night Screen (upcoming V5 project) 

Backer PDF Distribution:
 - Chicago By Night (V5 Chicago Kickstarter reward) 


REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

 • Old Traditions PDF Bundle (Update # 37, Dec 28, 2018)
 • Beckett’s Jyhad Diary PDF (Update # 37, Dec 28, 2018)  
 • Vampire 5th Edition PDF  (Update # 37, Dec 28, 2018)  
 • Digital Wallpaper: Beckett’s Jyhad Diary (Update # 37, Dec 28, 2018)
 • Digital Wallpaper: Prince’s Gambit (Update # 37, Dec 28, 2018)  
 • Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update # 42, May 16, 2019)
 • Chicago By Night Backer PDF  (Update # 46, July 25, 2019)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

 • Chicago By Night Hardcover
 • Chicago By Night PoD Coupon
 • The Chicago Folio PDF
 • The Chicago Folio PoD Coupon
 • Let the Streets Run Red PDF
 • Prince’s Gambit Card Game
 • Digital Wallpaper: Chicago By Night  

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each update, and I'm hoping we'll slide one from pending to delivered by our next update. 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. 

Speaking of which...

Ending on Tuesday, July 30 at 2:00 PM EDT. Check it out!
Ending on Tuesday, July 30 at 2:00 PM EDT. Check it out!

Gen Con 2019 Note
3 months ago – Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 06:18:36 PM

Hello Kickstarter Coterie,

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

It's Gen Con James, day-walking and night-gaming through Indianapolis this year.
It's Gen Con James, day-walking and night-gaming through Indianapolis this year.

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!

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