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June Mau Update!

Posted by Richard Thomas (Creator)
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Hello Excellent Cats!

Realms of Pugmire Update (June 2019) by Eddy Webb

Wow, that was an exciting month, wasn't it? Now that Pirates of Pugmire has docked safely in harbor, it's time to look at the Realms of Pugmire as a whole!
 

PIRATES PLAYTESTING TO END SOON
I'm going to wrap up the Pirates of Pugmire playtesting  soon, so I can update the manuscript and send it off to editing. I'll  be closing the form on JULY 1. So, if you haven't had a chance to send  off your comments, now's the time! Here's the link again for those who  missed it: https://forms.gle/G78gYBjX5EkNKFMQ9
 

REFRESHED REALMS OF PUGMIRE WEBSITE
In case you didn't know, the Realms of Pugmire website has been refreshed. Now there are clear pages for all your Pugmire RPG needs, as well as Mau. In addition, we have a new "More Pugmire" page for all related products, such as Fetch Quest, our interactive audio drama, and more! Check it out at realmsofpugmire.com!
 

TAKING A NAP
Between the Fetch Quest launch, wrapping up the Mau stretch goal books, and the Pirates of Pugmire  Kickstarter, there's been a lot happening in the Realms! We have some  stuff happening behind the scenes, but that means things will be a bit  quiet as we focus on wrapping up Pirates of Pugmire  and working on the stretch goal adventure. We're also going to take the  opportunity to think about what's coming next in the Realms. We'll  definitely have more Pugmire goodness coming in future, so stay tuned!
 

PROJECT STATUS 

Pitch
Pirates of Pugmire adventure 

Final Draft
Tales of Good Dogs (Pugmire) 

Development
Pirates of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire)


And here's our latest Kickstarter!

March 23rd, 2018, N-Day — the day the world changed forever. Following the tragic explosion of the space station Galatea  in orbit, people around the world began displaying superhuman abilities  of an unexplained nature, starting with New York City firefighter  Randel Portman, later known as “the Fireman.” In the days and weeks  following, dozens more people manifested powers, leading to a worldwide  state of emergency. It was soon clear that the world would never quite  be the same again, as the miraculous and the extraordinary became the  order of the day.

Now, ten years later, in 2028, the world is indeed a different place,  but perhaps not as changed as some hoped or feared. Some two thousand  people worldwide have “erupted” into what is believed to be a new  evolutionary subspecies of humanity, Homo sapiens novus,  commonly known as “novas” and less flatteringly as “aberrants.” Their  presence and powers have changed the world and may offer hope for a  better future, or a looming threat greater than any humanity has ever  faced — or both.

Launching on Kickstarter on July 2nd at 2:00 PM EDT - TRINITY CONTINUUM: ABERRANT.

Coming Tuesday, May 21: Pirates of Pugmire KS!

Posted by Richard Thomas (Creator)
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Avast, my hearties! 

Eddy Webb here:

At last, our voyage is about to set sail. Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 21st, at 2pm Eastern US time will be the start of the PIRATES OF PUGMIRE KICKSTARTER!

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

(You can also hear Eddy discuss the writing and design of Pirates of Pugmire on this week's Onyx Pathcast podcast on your favorite podcast venues, or here on : https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/)

Mock-up of cover design, not final.
Mock-up of cover design, not final.



We need your help in order to create a 7" x 10" hardcover between 150-200 pages, with a full-color interior and endpapers on high quality paper stock. We also want to get at least one print run into traditional distribution and available for sale at game and hobby stores. Throughout this Kickstarter campaign, we will be posting complete previews of the Pirates of Pugmire manuscript as backer-only updates.

To get you excited about the book, here's a small snippet of pirate fiction I wrote!


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The deck of the Wet Nose was abuzz with activity. The crew desperately adjusted sails, pulled ropes, and turned wheels — anything to try and steer the course of the ship away from the looming thick fog sitting dead ahead of them. Captain Pug calmly walked among the crew, staring at the Fog when she wasn’t barking the occasional order. Eventually, the blue sky took up more and more of the view. Noctis returned to his captain, who was still staring ahead. “Ma’am, shouldn’t you be happy? We’ve cleared the Fog.”

“We have. But you’ve forgotten one thing.”

At that precise moment, the water all around the ship started to boil. The acidic water splashed onto the desk, irritating the eyes and skin of all the crew as they tried to figure out what was going on. Noctis ran to the side of the ship and stuck his head into the spray, shielding his eyes to get a better look. He caught a glimpse of something dark and rubbery slithering under the water before it disappeared again.

Then he heard a loud keening wail, and a giant squid-like creature lurched out of the water in front of the ship. Its tentacles waved menacingly in the air as it reared up, as large as the ship itself.

Captain Pug stared calmly at the monstrosity. “You forgot the kraken, number one.”

April Monarchies of Mau Update!

Posted by Richard Thomas (Creator)
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Hello Excellent Cats!

Realms of Pugmire Update (April 2019) from Eddy Webb
 

NEW MAU RELEASES!

The Mau stretch goal train just keeps on steaming ahead! Last month, we released the Roll of Good Dogs and Excellent Cats to our purr-fect Mau Kickstarter backers. And now we're sending out TWO more!
First is our collection of three Monarchies of Mau adventures, which are (naturally) called Adventures for Curious Cats! They range from an introductory story, “Murder Most Foul,” wherein players unravel a possible conspiracy threatening to undermine the monarchies, to “The Lost Library of Amosen,” an eldritch tale of mystery and Unseen abominations, to “A Lizard’s Tale,” in which players accompany a gecko companion to ruins of the Old Ones for treasures, glory, and allegiances.
Next is our anthology, Tales of Excellent Cats. Written by Aaron Rosenberg, Elaine Cunningham, Monica Valentinelli, Beth Cato, Errick A. Nunnally, Joseph D. Carriker, Jr., Sabrina Vourvoulias, ZZ Claybourne, Steven S. Long, LaShawn M. Wanak, Erin M. Evans, Lee Murray, Karen Bovenmyer, and Lucy A. Snyder, these short stories featuring a wide variety of cunning and curious cats will hopefully delight and entertain you, and maybe even give you ideas for your own chronicles.
Once our eligible Kickstarter backers have their files and we collect some errata, we'll be putting them up for sale, so keep an eye out!

If you missed it in the BackerKit notice, here are the links for the errata forms:

Adventures for Curious Cats is our book of three adventures for Mau. Here's the errata form for that: https://forms.gle/mqTZM2JG7ADXkvio6

Tales of Excellent Cats is our anthology. And here's the errata/typo form for that: https://forms.gle/U48qUs8u9aW7Hyty8
 

DIGITAL DOGS

Meanwhile, the Realms have been going increasingly digital! No, I'm not talking about everyone's favorite non-existent game CyberPug 3.0.3.0. Instead, two exciting digital Pugmire products are on the horizon!
 One of the original stretch goals from the very first Pugmire Kickstarter campaign was an interactive audio drama released by Earplay. And now it's in soft launch! There are still some bugs to work out, which is why we haven't been shouting it from the rooftops just yet, but it is available right now on iOS via the Earplay app. Our friends over there are handling everything, so if you have any questions or you can't wait and want to check it out, head on over to earplay.com!
 Also, now that our Fetch Quest backers have gotten their nice, shiny copy of the card game, we've worked quietly behind the scenes to offer an online version! In a few weeks you'll be able to buy a copy of Fetch Quest and play it with people online using Roll20.com. We're putting together a live streaming event to show everyone how it works, so stay tuned for more information!
 

PIRATES OF PUGMIRE IS UP NEXT!

Pirates of Pugmire Concept Art
Pirates of Pugmire Concept Art

Get ready to weigh anchor and head to the Acid Sea, because Pirates of Pugmire will be the next Onyx Path Kickstarter! I have a complete pre-edited manuscript to put into the paws of eager Kickstarter backers to review as the campaign goes on, and we're getting some great-looking art to show you what this book can be! Whether you're a fan of Pugmire or a player in the Monarchies of Mau, this book will be a complete chronicle that both dogs and cats can enjoy! I've already squawked like a parrot about this, so I'll save it for when we go live, mateys!
 

PROJECT STATUS

And we still have a few more exciting products coming out soon! Let's check in and see how they're doing.

 Final Draft
  Tales of Good Dogs (Pugmire)

 Ready for Kickstarter
  Pirates of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire)

 Errata
  Tales of Excellent Cats (Monarchies of Mau)
  Adventures for Curious Cats (Monarchies of Mau)

OUR LATEST KICKSTARTER

LESS THAN ONE DAY TO GO! The Contagion Chronicle is a massive crossover chronicle for Chronicles of Darkness allowing all of the CofD game  lines to play in a coherent single setting. Backers have been able to  download parts of the completed text throughout the KS, and now have it all to read. So, please come check it out - just  click here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/contagion-chronicle-a-chronicles-of-darkness-cross

March Mau Update!

Posted by Richard Thomas (Creator)
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Hello Excellent Cats!


Realms of Pugmire Update (March 2019) from Eddy Webb

Wow, March flew by almost as fast as February. But there are still some great updates for you in the Realms of Pugmire!


PIRATES OF PUGMIRE

Can you see that speck on the horizon? Is it an island? No, it's Pirates of Pugmire coming ever closer into view! The final drafts are in, so I've reviewed everything, and tweaked all the prose to my liking. All that's left is for me to write the fiction pieces, and we'll have a complete pre-edited manuscript ready for eager Kickstarter hands. 

I'm also deep in art discussions with Rich Thomas, who has been my first mate in all things artistic. If you love the art in the Realms of Pugmire, he's a big part of that, working hand-in-glove with art director Mike Chaney. Rich has a lot of great ideas that will make Pirates really stand out and strike the right balance of fun and adventurous. And it means we have fun conversations like deciding what kinds of clothing birds wear and how to make a jewelry for turtles.

Pirates of Pugmire concept art by Rich Thomas
Pirates of Pugmire concept art by Rich Thomas

Like previous Realms of Pugmire Kickstarters, I'll give you an early access version of the game for backers to use. Unlike previous Kickstarters, however, it won't be a truncated version -- it'll be the whole manuscript! So you'll get to see everything we're putting in right up front. If you don't remember from last month, it'll contain:

  •  Playable lizard and bird characters!
  •  Six new callings!
  •  Rules for sailing and fighting on the Acid Sea!
  •  Treasure and gunpowder weapons!
  •  Three complete adventures!
  •  Information on Waterdog Port, Port Matthew, and all new locations!

NEW RELEASE

One of the Mau stretch goals, the Roll of Good Dogs and Excellent Cats, is now available! This is actually a product for both Pugmire AND Monarchies of Mau. Check it out! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/265399/Roll-Of-Good-Dogs-and-Excellent-Cats?affiliate_id=4451

Dive into the world of Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau with this handy compendium. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to start an adventure of your own. Some highlights of Roll of Good Dogs and Excellent Cats include: 

  •  A variety of ready-to-play cat and dog characters 
  •  Adventuring groups and their origins 
  •  Story suggestions for short sessions or campaigns 

 Which path will you take?


PROJECT STATUS

Let's take a peak at the status of all the Pugmire-related projects we can talk about!

Final Draft

Tales of Good Dogs (Pugmire)

Development

Pirates of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire)

Post-Editing Development

Tales of Excellent Cats (Monarchies of Mau)

Proofing

Adventures for Curious Cats (Monarchies of Mau)

Pending Release

Fetch Quest (and the Fetch Quest Booster Pack of stretch goals!)


OUR LATEST KICKSTARTER

Just went live today! The Contagion Chronicle is a massive crossover chronicle for Chronicles of Darkness allowing all of the CofD game lines to play in a coherent single setting. Backers will be able to download parts of the completed text throughout the KS, and will have all of it before the KS is over. So, please come check it out - just click on the graphic above! 

February Mau Update!

Posted by Richard Thomas (Creator)
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Hello Excellent Cats!

Realms of Pugmire Update (February 2019) from EDDY WEBB
 

February might be the shortest month, but there's no shortage of activity within the Realms of Pugmire! Here's what's going on!


EARPLAY INTERACTIVE AUDIO DRAMA!
  It's been a long road, but in the next few weeks Earplay will be  launching the first volume of a Pugmire interactive audio drama, "Friends and Enemies!"  Written and designed by myself, Cyrus Nemati (Lords of New York, Bubble  Island 2), and Dave Grossman (Maniac Mansion, Sam & Max), "Friends and Enemies"  follows a royal guard (played by Amy Vorpahl) as she tries to be a good  dog while facing undead cats, a roguish ratter, and the secrets of the  first king of Pugmire. And you get to decide how the story goes by  talking to your iOS, Alexa, or Google Home device!
 

For those who backed the first Pugmire Kickstarter at a level to get a  PDF, you'll be receiving an email in the coming weeks directly from  Earplay with instructions on how to redeem your reward. Note that  Earplay is handling the process, so if you have concerns or problems,  head to earplay.com  for customer support. And if you didn't back that Kickstarter, you can  go to this link and click the "Get Notified" button to be informed when  it goes live!
https://www.earplay.com/stories/pugmire/
 

PIRATES OF PUGMIRE
 I'm close to getting final drafts on Pirates of Pugmire, the first supplement for both Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau.  That means we're close to the point where we can reveal the secrets of  the Acid Sea to all you good dogs and excellent cats. We're looking to  kickstart the, uh, Kickstarter in the coming months, so start saving  your plastic! 

The book will contain:
    * Playable lizard and bird characters!
    * Six new callings!
    * Rules for sailing and fighting on the Acid Sea!
    * Treasure and gunpowder weapons!
    * Three complete adventures!
    * Information on Waterdog Port, Port Matthew, and all new locations!
 

PROJECT STATUS 

Let's take a peek at the status of all the Pugmire-related projects we can talk about!
 

Final Draft
    Pirates of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire)
    Tales of Good Dogs (Pugmire)
 

Post-Editing Development
    Tales of Excellent Cats (Monarchies of Mau)
 

Proofing
    Adventures for Curious Cats (Monarchies of Mau)
 

Errata
    Roll of Good Dogs and Excellent Cats (Realms of Pugmire)
 

Pending Release
    Fetch Quest  
 

And, as we come to the final step in the FQ Kickstarter project,  I'll take a brief moment to spotlight our latest Kickstarter campaign,  which launched two weeks ago and has passed 300% of our funding  target...