Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition tabletop roleplaying game

Created by Onyx Path - Hunter: the Vigil

Help us to create a traditionally printed, hardcover, edition of Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition, and then get it into stores!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

September 2021 Update
29 days ago – Tue, Sep 28, 2021 at 11:08:45 PM

Hello Hunters,

It's time for the end of the month check in. Off the top, I know that this update won't be as exciting as the last one, where the Backer PDF distribution was announced. So, let's jump right in with some reviews of where we stand.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • [ADD ON] Beast: The Primordial PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Changeling: The Lost 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Chronicles of Darkness 2E Core Rulebook PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Demon: The Descent PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - Council of Bones' Transcripts (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - Malleus Maleficarum's Scrolls (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - Records of the Lucifuge (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - The Ascending Ones' Archive (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - The Cheiron Group's Database (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hurt Locker PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Mage: The Awakening 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Promethean: The Created 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Vampire: The Requiem 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Werewolf: The Forsaken 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [STRETCH GOAL] T-shirt Notification (Update #49, Apr 24, 2020)
  • [Pledge] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Backer PDF (Update #67, Sept 2, 2021)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Hardcover Book
  • Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Discounted PoD Redemption Coupon
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Digital Wallpaper
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Jumpstart PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Tending the Flame PDF - Hunter Player's Companion
  • [ADD ON] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Storyteller Screen

If you haven't received the link to claim your Backer PDF, the easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account: https://hunter-the-vigil-2e.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.

The Onyx Path crew have collected the feedback and errata you've submitted, and are now working to update the PDF to the final version. That'll take some time - they want to cover all the bits you've told them about - and once it's done, you'll be able to download the latest version from DriveThruRPG at your convenience. You'll likely receive a notice from DTRPG when it's available.

Until then, I will continue to post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each monthly update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. Also, 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.

TO CONTACT JAMES

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Onyx Path under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  • Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

NOW ON KICKSTARTER

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Harano is the state in which a werewolf finds themselves, when they succumb to despair. Some Garou look dimly on such kin, believing it is no way to end a life. “Self sacrifice is the only true way to meet the Apocalypse!” they cry, as they rush into battle. Those in Harano merely pine for what once was, and what they believe never can be.

Except, they’re wrong.

W20: THE APOCALYPTIC RECORD is a capstone book designed to conclude the Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition game line, tying up your stories and paving the way for what may come next...

The Apocalyptic Record includes:

  • Five chapters of in-character accounts, reports, songs, and tales from the heart of the Garou Nation, covering stories of grief and joy, battle and peace, spirits and kin.
  • Story hooks in every chapter to make the content within immediately usable at the gaming table.
  • A chapter dedicated to the Werewolf: The Apocalypse metaplot, and how to utilize it in your stories.

Check it out on Kickstarter and join in the hunt!

BACKER PDF DISTRIBUTION!!!
about 2 months ago – Tue, Sep 07, 2021 at 08:57:29 AM

Hello Hunters,

Well, it took a couple of days for the digital ink to dry on the final sign-off, but here we are - ready to distribute the backer PDF for Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition!

The Vigil has been kept!

Over the past 18 months, dealing with the pandemic and the scheduling and logistical hurdles has proven to be an ongoing multi-part challenge, and getting books printed and shipped on time has been difficult. That's mostly to external factors in dealing with manufacturing and distribution changes.

However, in terms of the digital side, Onyx Path has done a pretty great job, hitting the PDF estimated delivery date listed on the kickstarter campaigns. We're a couple days late with this one, but it's coming just in time for a long weekend and I'm extra happy to have that extra time (ha!) to dig in!

Let's get to it!!

Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Backer PDF

Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition presents a core set of rules and three options for gameplay for new or existing players. This game includes:

  • Overview of a hunter's world and lore, the types of hunters you can play, and three separate tiers of gameplay.
  • Six compacts and six conspiracies with Endowments for tiered play.
  • Character creation, rules to hunt, equipment, Tilts, and Conditions.
  • Monster creation and locations where to hunt the strange and unexplained.
  • The Slasher Chronicle, Storyteller advice, and more!

Of course, I'm listing all of that knowing that you're already familiar with book! It's never not fun to have a summary, though! And, it's a good moment to catch our breath as we head into reward distribution info!

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Your link to claim your Hunter: The Vigil 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 this reward over the next 24 hours 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://hunter-the-vigil-2e.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://hunter-the-vigil-2e.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://hunter-the-vigil-2e.backerkit.com/faq

BACKER PDF VERSION

This is the first version of Hunter: The Vigil 2E to be released. We've sent you these initial Backer PDFs for three reasons:

1) Who wants to wait?! These projects can take a long time to turn into final releases - you know that - and the Onyx Path team wants to get them into your hands as quickly as possible!

2) To thank you for your support! This project, literally, is a direct result of your support during the Kickstarter campaign. You deserve to see it before anyone else!

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 Hunter: The Vigil Feedback Form!

Onyx Path has launched a special Hunter: The Vigil Feedback Form, which you can access here: https://forms.gle/vUP6HrvAAwxvhRZT7

Submit your feedback for Hunter: The Vigil

Generally, they try to keep errata collection open for the next 2 weeks, although it may be accessible a little bit longer due to the chaotic nature of the world we're in now. Still, please report what you can as soon as possible to make sure we're getting everything covered.

They won't be collecting errata from other spots, just this specific form.

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.

After that excitement, let's revise our Month End summary from two days ago, now that we can move a big reward from Pending to Delivered...

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • [ADD ON] Beast: The Primordial PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Changeling: The Lost 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Chronicles of Darkness 2E Core Rulebook PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Demon: The Descent PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - Council of Bones' Transcripts (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - Malleus Maleficarum's Scrolls (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - Records of the Lucifuge (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - The Ascending Ones' Archive (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - The Cheiron Group's Database (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hurt Locker PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Mage: The Awakening 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Promethean: The Created 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Vampire: The Requiem 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Werewolf: The Forsaken 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [STRETCH GOAL] T-shirt Notification (Update #49, Apr 24, 2020)
  • [PLEDGE] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Backer PDF (Update #37, Sept 2, 2021)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Hardcover Book
  • Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Discounted PoD Redemption Coupon
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Digital Wallpaper
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Jumpstart PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Tending the Flame PDF - Hunter Player's Companion
  • [ADD ON] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Storyteller Screen

I will continue to post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each monthly update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. Also, 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.

TO CONTACT JAMES

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Onyx Path under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  • Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

Now to spend the next 4 days reading....

August 2021 Update
about 2 months ago – Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 10:00:37 PM

Hello Hunters,

I'm sending out our August month end update at the last possible moment because I was holding on, hoping I'd have some exciting news to share... but I don't. Not yet. 

The backer PDF for Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition is currently with the property holders, Paradox, for review and sign off. Right now, my understanding is that they're just waiting for one final signature (probably a digital "OK," really) and then the file will be ready for distribution to backers. Unfortunately, it sounds like a couple of vacation weeks got moved around or something shifted a day and we're going to have to wait a little bit longer.

The word is that won't be very long at all. Like, I may be sending another update within 48 hours or something, but until I'm given the green light I'm not confident in giving a distribution timeline. (I've learned from the past year that things are ... always shifting!)

So, patience is required for a little bit longer... hopefully a very short little bit. As soon as the backer PDF gets the final OK, I will send an update and begin distribution!

So, with us all holding our breath for a few more minutes, let's do the month end project list to see where we all sit:

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • [ADD ON] Beast: The Primordial PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Changeling: The Lost 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Chronicles of Darkness 2E Core Rulebook PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Demon: The Descent PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - Council of Bones' Transcripts (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - Malleus Maleficarum's Scrolls (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - Records of the Lucifuge (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - The Ascending Ones' Archive (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - The Cheiron Group's Database (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hurt Locker PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Mage: The Awakening 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Promethean: The Created 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Vampire: The Requiem 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Werewolf: The Forsaken 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [STRETCH GOAL] T-shirt Notification (Update #49, Apr 24, 2020)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition PDF
  • Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Hardcover Book
  • Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Discounted PoD Redemption Coupon
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Digital Wallpaper
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Jumpstart PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Tending the Flame PDF - Hunter Player's Companion
  • [ADD ON] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Storyteller Screen

I hope to be in touch very very soon with some good news! Until then, stay vigilant! 

I will continue to post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each monthly update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. Also, 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.

TO CONTACT JAMES

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Onyx Path under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  • Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

July 2021 Update
3 months ago – Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 10:47:40 AM

Hello Hunters,

We're finishing up July, so it's time for our regular month end update. No exciting news - yet - but a familiar refrain: the PDF is *so close* and just finishing up the Proofing stage. It's gone back and forth a few times, and the tweaks and corrections from the second round are now being set up in the file. I can't wait!!!

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • [ADD ON] Beast: The Primordial PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Changeling: The Lost 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Chronicles of Darkness 2E Core Rulebook PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Demon: The Descent PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - Council of Bones' Transcripts (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - Malleus Maleficarum's Scrolls (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - Records of the Lucifuge (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - The Ascending Ones' Archive (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - The Cheiron Group's Database (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hurt Locker PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Mage: The Awakening 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Promethean: The Created 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Vampire: The Requiem 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Werewolf: The Forsaken 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [STRETCH GOAL] T-shirt Notification (Update #49, Apr 24, 2020)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition PDF
  • Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Hardcover Book
  • Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Discounted PoD Redemption Coupon
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Digital Wallpaper
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Jumpstart PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Tending the Flame PDF - Hunter Player's Companion
  • [ADD ON] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Storyteller Screen

The second that the Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition PDF is ready for backer distribution I'll have an update out to everyone and get it distributed. As always, we'll stay vigilant until then. 

 I will continue to post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each monthly update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. Also, 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.

TO CONTACT JAMES

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Onyx Path under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  • Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

NOW ON KICKSTARTER

Now funding on Kickstarter - Journey to the Realms of Pugmire one more time...

June 2021 Update
4 months ago – Mon, Jun 21, 2021 at 11:20:39 PM

Hello Hunters,

Oooh, we're getting so close to having the PDF of our book. It's currently in the Proofing stage, and going back and forth between the developers and writers, catching a few final changes and making some finishing tweaks in preparation for it being sent off for Approvals and then distributed to us.

So, not quite yet... but getting closer....closer...closer!

So, instead of waiting until the last minute like I usually do, I'm going to send this update out a bit early and hope we have something exciting to share before too much longer.

Well, that doesn't mean I don't have anything to share. Because it's been just a few weeks since the Onyx Path Virtual Convention for 2021 and the panel for the Chronicles of Darkness line has been uploaded to youtube.

There's bits in there on several games within the Chronicles of Darkness line, and it's all exciting stuff.

In the meantime, keep vigilant and hopefully we'll see a backer PDF of Hunter: The Vigil 2E before too much longer. 

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • [ADD ON] Beast: The Primordial PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Changeling: The Lost 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Chronicles of Darkness 2E Core Rulebook PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Demon: The Descent PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - Council of Bones' Transcripts (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - Malleus Maleficarum's Scrolls (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - Records of the Lucifuge (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - The Ascending Ones' Archive (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hunter 1E PDF Bundle - The Cheiron Group's Database (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Hurt Locker PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Mage: The Awakening 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Promethean: The Created 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Vampire: The Requiem 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [ADD ON] Werewolf: The Forsaken 2E PDF (Update #48, Apr 6, 2020)
  • [STRETCH GOAL] T-shirt Notification (Update #49, Apr 24, 2020)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition PDF 
  • Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Hardcover Book
  • Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Discounted PoD Redemption Coupon
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Digital Wallpaper
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Jumpstart PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Tending the Flame PDF - Hunter Player's Companion
  • [ADD ON] Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Storyteller Screen

As always, I will continue to post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each monthly update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. Also, 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.

TO CONTACT JAMES

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Onyx Path under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  • Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

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