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:

July 2019 Update - AND BACKER PDF DISTRIBUTION
29 days 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
about 1 month 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!

Check out our latest kickstarter...
Check out our latest kickstarter...

June 2019 Update
about 2 months ago – Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 07:33:52 PM

Hello Kickstarter Coterie,

As we hit the end of June, it's time to send a status update, to make sure we're all on the same page and in the loop on our campaign. 

It's James, doing what he can to keep us all on the same loop, or something.
It's James, doing what he can to keep us all on the same loop, or something.

Not a ton of new info to share (although progress is being made and we're moving ever closer to some reward distribution), but I will share some new art...

Artwork by Felipe Gaona
Artwork by Felipe Gaona

ONYX PATH PROJECT STATUS

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

Development:
 - Let the Streets Run Red (V5 Chicago Kickstarter reward)
 - Cults of the Blood Gods (upcoming V5 project)   

Manuscript Approval:
 - The Chicago Folio (V5 Chicago Kickstarter reward)

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

In Layout:
 - Chicago By Night (V5 Chicago Kickstarter reward) 

Further progress by Matthew Dawkins and team on the Stretch Goal rewards, with the Chicago Folio manuscript now submitted for approval. 

Artwork by Michael Gaydos
Artwork by Michael Gaydos

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    

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

 • Chicago By Night PDF
 • 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.

Artwork by Ken Meyer Jr
Artwork by Ken Meyer Jr

May 2019 Update
3 months ago – Thu, May 30, 2019 at 08:52:05 PM

Hello Kickstarter Coterie,

Time for my monthly status update. As a reminder, many of these updates will show only incremental progress, but it's important to me that I keep you updated and we're all on the same page as we continue on our journey.   

It's After Dark James, your host for this post-kickstarter campaign.
It's After Dark James, your host for this post-kickstarter campaign.

ONYX PATH PROJECT STATUS

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

Development:
 - The Chicago Folio (V5 Chicago Kickstarter reward)
 - Let the Streets Run Red (V5 Chicago Kickstarter reward)
 - Cults of the Blood Gods (upcoming V5 project)   

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

In Art Direction:
 - Chicago By Night (V5 Chicago Kickstarter reward) 

Further progress by Matthew Dawkins and team on the Stretch Goal rewards, with Chicago Folio and Let the Streets Run Red moving out of Second Draft into the next step of Development. Speaking of Matthew and team, if you happen to be wondering where he is this weekend...

The Onyx Path team are gathering for the UK Game Expo! Eddy Webb, Matt McElroy, and Rich Thomas have traveled across the sea to join Matthew Dawkins, Steffie de Vaan, John Burke, Chris Allen, and Klara Herbol 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)

 • 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    

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

 • Chicago By Night PDF
 • 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...

Click to check out our latest kickstarter campaign.
Click to check out our latest kickstarter campaign.

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

Reward Delivery: Backer T-shirts Available for a Limited Time!
3 months ago – Thu, May 16, 2019 at 02:46:49 PM

Hello Kickstarter Coterie,

It's James, your point person for this campaign.
It's James, your point person for this campaign.

I'll have one of our regular month-end updates in the next few weeks, ensuring we're all on the same page when it comes to the progress of the book and the status of our various rewards. And, speaking of rewards, we've received a delivery today!!

REWARD DELIVERY: KICKSTARTER T-SHIRT LINK

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! Chicago By Night V5 Kickstarter backer T-shirts!
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! Chicago By Night V5 Kickstarter backer T-shirts!
Remember this goal? This is the part where I'm notifying you that the shirt has become available!
Remember this goal? This is the part where I'm notifying you that the shirt has become available!

One of our Stretch Goals during the kickstarter campaign was a special discounted-for-a-limited-time Kickstarter Backer Chicago By Night T-shirt. 

If you click over to Onyx Path's REDBUBBLE T-shirt Shop you will see the Chicago By Night T-shirt, which will be available at a discounted price for a LIMITED TIME ONLY! You have ONE WEEK to order this shirt if you'd like face the night in style! 

And, just as there are different clans, there are different sizes and styles, so don't forget to scroll through and check out your options!

One last time: This shirt will be available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY - please act quickly if you're interested! 

See you in a few weeks with our regular month-end status update. Until then, game on!