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:

July '22: Last Call for Address Changes, OPP CON Panel, 10th Anniversary Sale, Monthly Review
19 days ago – Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 02:28:36 PM

Hello Hunters,

It's been a long time coming, but our hardcover rewards are scheduled to print by the end of the month and ship to Onyx Path's distribution partner. I'm sneaking this update in a week or so early because I've got one last opportunity to update any shipping information before passing it all over to the team at Studio 2 who will be shipping our hardcover rewards through August and September.

IF YOUR ADDRESS IS CHANGING IN THE SUMMER

If your shipping location will be changing during the August/September timeframe, please contact me at Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com. I will unlock your order and we'll hold off processing it until you're at your new location. If you have your new address and the effective date, let me know that too and I'll set it up. If you haven't confirmed your location yet, let me know that as well and I'll hold off the shipment until you're all sorted.

Onyx Path Con 2022:Chronicles of Darkness Panel

As you may remember, back in June Onyx Path held their third annual Virtual Gaming Convention. I've got a cool panel to share with you from that weekend.

The Chronicles of Darkness Panel, starring Eric Zawadzki, Renee Ritchie, Jacqueline Bryk, and Joshua Doetsch! Check it out to find out about the current and upcoming releases for the The Chronicles of Darkness!

OPP10: CHRONICLES OF DARKNESS SALE

2022 is Onyx Path’s tenth anniversary, so they’re celebrating a different game line every month this year! They're having an amazing monthly sale, pricing products at 10% of their normal retail price (that's 90% off!)

July is Chronicles of Darkness month.

This week features:

A great opportunity to fill in any holes in your back catalogue. But you've got to act fast! This sale lasts until July 23, after which they may shift to other CofD deals as the month continues! It's worth checking in to the Onyx Path website on July 24 to see what's next!


REWARDS STILL PENDING

Our hardcover book and screen are starting/finishing proofing in anticipation of printing and shipping in August, the writers are finished with the jumpstart and it's now in the development stage, and the manuscript for the companion has been reviewed and approved and it's got one more round of development before moving to editing.

I believe the books are scheduled to print before month's end. The final proof for the screens is supposed to deliver to the Onyx Path team today and, assuming everything's all good, will be given the green light for final printing right away. At this point, it looks like our hardcover rewards will indeed be shipping through August and September. Fingers crossed!

Once the rewards are being shipped, I'll send another update detailing how to review tracking information.

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

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

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's monthly summary for June, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <June Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary.

I will continue to post regular updates every month until that final Stretch Goal reward has gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • 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.

CURRENTLY CROWDFUNDING

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June '22: Locking Down, July Sale, Monthly Review
about 1 month ago – Thu, Jul 07, 2022 at 11:01:05 AM

Hello Hunters,

An assortment of topics to go over this month. Nothing critical, but checking a lot of boxes.

First up, in anticipation of the book printing next month, let's review our...

KEY LOCKDOWN DATES

  • May 23, 2022 - Confirm Orders
  • June 6, 2022 - Process Outstanding Payments
  • June 27,  2022 - Confirm Shipping Information

Confirm Rewards / Confirm Orders - May 23, 2022

This step has been completed. All orders are locked down, and final quantities have been submitted to the printer!

Process Outstanding Payments - June 6, 2022

This step has been completed. Most outstanding payments  have been processed. If you've received a notice that your payment was not able to be processed, you must update your payment info in BackerKit in order for your order to be carried forward to processing.

Confirm Delivery Information - June 27, 2022

All shipping information was locked down yesterday.

IF YOUR ADDRESS IS CHANGING IN THE SUMMER

If your shipping location will be changing during the July/August timeframe, please contact me at Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com. I will unlock your order and we'll hold off processing it until you're at your new location. If you have your new address and the effective date, let me know that too and I'll set it up. If you haven't confirmed your location yet, let me know that as well and I'll hold off the shipment until you're all sorted.

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

Onyx Path 10th Anniversary Sale

2022 marks the 10th Anniversary since the launch of Onyx Path Publishing, and they've been celebrating all year with amazing sales! Each month, Onyx Path has chosen a different line from their catalogue and offered related titles on DriveThruRPG at 10% of the normal price - that means 90% off!

July is Chronicles of Darkness month, and you're going to see this amazing 10% deal on different titles over the next 31 days!

They're going to start with Vampire: The Requiem titles, so if you've got any holes in your digital library, check out Onyx Path's website and their listing on DriveThruRPG for more info starting July 1st. I expect them to change the focus to a different Chronicles of Darkness line (and lines) throughout the month, so keep checking back to see what's been added to the list.

ONYX PATH Virtual Gaming Convention

As you may recall, Onyx Path hosted their third annual Online Gaming Convention a few weeks ago. They haven't yet posted the Chronicles of Darkness panel to their Youtube channel, but it'll probably be up there in the next few days. I'll likely share it in our next monthly update as well, just in case you missed it.

REWARDS STILL PENDING

While our main book and screen are set to print in July, the companion is in manuscript approvals and the jumpstart is in final draft stage.

Our main book an screen are scheduled to print next month. Tending the Flame, our Companion supplement, is currently in the manuscript approval phase, and our jumpstart PDF is following along, now finishing up with the writers' final drafts before the developers shepherd it along to the next stages.

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's monthly summary for May, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <May Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary.

I will continue to post regular updates every other month until those final Stretch Goal rewards have gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • 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.

May 2022 Update
3 months ago – Wed, May 25, 2022 at 11:48:56 PM

Hello Hunters,

Well, we're still moving closer. Bit by bit, we're making incremental progress. Before we review our project status and talk about the upcoming Onyx Path Online Convention, let's review our Lockdown Steps:

KEY LOCKDOWN DATES

  • May 23, 2022 - Confirm Orders
  • June 6, 2022 - Process Outstanding Payments
  • June 27,  2022 - Confirm Shipping Information

Confirm Rewards / Confirm Orders - May 23, 2022

This step has been completed. All orders are locked down, and final quantities have been submitted to the printer!

Process Outstanding Payments - June 6, 2022

For any additions you made in BackerKit, pre-orders, 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 June 6, 2022. On that date, I will instruct BackerKit to lock down and process all outstanding payments.

Confirm Delivery Information - June 27, 2022

Please ensure your shipping information is up-to-date with your expected address for July/August 2022. Please ensure that this information is entered and correct by June 27. After this point, I will take the shipping information we have for you in BackerKit and provide that to our fulfillment partners, so they can schedule the picking and packing of orders, with plans to begin shipping hopefully not long thereafter.

On June 27, I will send out a 48 HOUR NOTICE with the delivery information we have in the system and a link in case you need to update or modify. After those 48 hours, the delivery information will be considered confirmed and locked in our system.

IF YOUR ADDRESS IS CHANGING IN THE SUMMER

If your shipping location will be changing during the July/August timeframe, please contact me at Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com. I will unlock your order and we'll hold off processing it until you're at your new location. If you have your new address and the effective date, let me know that too and I'll set it up. If you haven't confirmed your location yet, let me know that as well and I'll hold off the shipment until you're all sorted.

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

REWARDS STILL PENDING

Alt text: Our main book and screen are scheduled to be printed in a few months. Tending the Flame is now in Final Draft status, and our Jumpstart is in First Draft status.

So, we're mostly just waiting for the printer's production window to open up and get that book and screen finished up! Tending the Flame is completing the Final Drafts, which means it'll be done with the writers and in the hands of developers and editors as it continues to work it's way to us. 

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's monthly summary for April, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <April Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary.

I will continue to post regular updates every other month until that final Stretch Goal reward has gone out.

ONYX PATH VIRTUAL CONVENTION III

JUNE 10th - JUNE 12th

This year’s Onyx Path Publishing Virtual Convention page is now live on Start Playing Games:
https://startplaying.games/event/onyx-path

Check it out now for the GM sign-ups section if you want to run games during the con. How to list a game: https://intercom.help/startplayinggames/en/articles/4516071-how-to-create-and-list-a-game

There will also be a selection of games streaming as part of the convention.

Check out these Chronicles of Darkness games, including HUNTER on Saturday June 11 at 9:00 PM!

There are also come great panels to check out, all of which will be hosted on the Onyx Path Twitch channel.

Aside from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, I'm guessing the Chronicles of Darkness panel on June 11th at 10:00 PM will be interesting!

You can get more info about all of this here: https://startplaying.games/event/onyx-path

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • 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.

CURRENTLY CROWDFUNDING

Click to check out the Exigents crowdfunding campaign

NEXT UP: BackerKit Payments on June 6 and Address Confirmation on June 27!

April 2022 Update - Order Lockdown Schedule
3 months ago – Thu, Apr 28, 2022 at 02:23:15 AM

Hello Hunters,

Last year, all printing operations ended up paused due to pandemic- and infrastructure-related issues. Onyx Path was ready to submit files to the printer at the start of the year, only to be told that everything would be delayed by at least 6-8 months as they worked to catch up and build a new schedule.

The good news, now, is that we're getting closer to summer, and print windows are starting to open up again...

Which means it's time to lock our traytables into their upright position, fasten seatbelts, and get ready to bring our main reward in for a landing.

That's Kickstarter Concierge speak for beginning the lockdown process. We're still a bit away from our theoretical printing and shipping windows, and I don't know exactly when this book will be shipping out, but want to get everything ready so we can act as soon as the opportunity presents itself. For now, I'm going to assume that things are working out according to the new schedule and we'll run with that until we're told different.

So:

KEY LOCKDOWN DATES

  • May 23, 2022 - Confirm Orders
  • June 6, 2022 - Process Outstanding Payments
  • June 27,  2022 - Confirm Shipping Information

Confirm Rewards / Confirm Orders - May 23, 2022

I'll begin locking down all orders on MAY 23, 2022. This means that, once they're locked down, you won't be able to shift your pledge tier or add any additional Add On options. These will firm up the counts for our distribution partners so they can figure out deliveries.

On May 23, I will send out a 48 HOUR NOTICE with a link for you to double check your pledge and items to ensure they're set up the way you want.

Process Outstanding Payments - June 6, 2022

For any additions you made in BackerKit, pre-orders, 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 June 6, 2022. On that date, I will instruct BackerKit to lock down and process all outstanding payments.

Confirm Delivery Information - June 27, 2022

Please ensure your shipping information is up-to-date with your expected address for July/August 2022. Please ensure that this information is entered and correct by June 27. After this point, I will take the shipping information we have for you in BackerKit and provide that to our fulfillment partners, so they can schedule the picking and packing of orders, with plans to begin shipping hopefully not long thereafter.

On June 27, I will send out a 48 HOUR NOTICE with the delivery information we have in the system and a link in case you need to update or modify. After those 48 hours, the delivery information will be considered confirmed and locked in our system.

BRAZILIAN BACKERS

To all our backers in Brazil, please include your CPF number alongside your name in your shipping information. As you know, it's expensive to ship to Brazil from the US, and any missing information will cause the shipment to be rejected or possibly destroyed at the border, so let's avoid any possible issues in this shipping process.

I'll double-check these as best I can, but if you're ahead of me, that helps out immensely.

IF YOUR ADDRESS IS CHANGING IN THE SUMMER

If your shipping location will be changing during the July/August timeframe, please contact me at Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com. I will unlock your order and we'll hold off processing it until you're at your new location. If you have your new address and the effective date, let me know that too and I'll set it up. If you haven't confirmed your location yet, let me know that as well and I'll hold off the shipment until you're all sorted.

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

Quick note on schedules and timelines

I don't have to say too much here, do I? I'm moving forward with a lot of assumptions that things will work out as planned, but we've learned that unexpected complications are lurking around every corner. I'll keep in touch with Onyx Path as best possible and we can adjust these dates as/if needed. Still, I'm hopeful that our patience and perseverance will be rewarded and we'll have our books in hand at some point in the near future.

For now, just review your BackerKit order list and ensure that it's got everything you want. I'll send out the 48 Hour Notices as mentioned. Also, I'm here to help. If there are any issues, get in touch and I'll sort everything as best I can.

Since this may be a tight printing window, there could be a few projects all happening around the same time, so there will be lots of moving parts and potential issues. I don't know exactly how long it'll take to ship things out, but I'll work with our fulfillment partners to get everything out as quickly as manageable. The delivery side of this may be an ongoing project, but we'll get there!  Don't worry - we'll have lots of opportunities to make sure we're set up for success as long as the external factors all cooperate.

If you need to get in touch, here's my contact information again, and a notes on how to review and update your pledge in BackerKit if necessary.

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • 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.

REWARDS STILL PENDING

alt text: our main book is ready for printing this summer, along with the screen. Tending the Flame is now in redlines, while the jumpstart is finishing up first draft stage.

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's monthly summary for March, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <March Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

Next update: May 23rd Order Lockdown!

March 2022 Update
4 months ago – Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 09:24:55 AM

Hello Hunters,

As we come to the end of March, I've got a reward to move from our pending to delivered list. Which is good timing, because I'm still in the process of tweaking our Pending Reward list appearance, so a bit less to work with makes that easier.

A Stretch Goal we hit during the campaign is now available to distributed to backers!

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

If you were a Kickstarter backer and should be receiving this reward, your link to claim your Digital Wallpaper 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 DriveThru's customer service to resolve the matter, they've always been top-rated for customer service. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/contact_us.php

You should login to your DTRPG account prior to clicking or pasting the redemption link for best results.

Again, you will receive an e-mail from BackerKit with a link for these rewards over the next 24 hours if either 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

Which is a good time to note that, while I'm not quite ready to start the order lockdown process this month... I am expecting to outline our order lockdown dates for our hardcover rewards in the April month end update. So, while we've still got a bit of time before anyone needs to triple-confirm addresses and shipping info, I believe it's coming up soon and it may be worth digging in to your BackerKit account to confirm your order and your shipping information for expected delivery in, oh, let's say mid-July/early-August.

REWARDS STILL PENDING

Alt text: Our hardcover book and screen are ready to go, just waiting for the printer production window to open back up again in the summer. The Companion PDF and Jumpstart PDF are currently in first draft status.

So, slightly modified from last month, and a bit of progress as the authors have been contracted and are in the process of creating the first drafts for our Stretch Goal supplements.

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

Rich has modified the way he's running the Project Tracking this year. At the end of each month, Onyx Path will be posting an update showing the current status of all of their projects and where each sits on the project tracking chart. In the weekly Monday Meeting Notes blogs, Rich will note any projects that have changed status, sometimes with developer notes, since the big monthly summary.

You can find February's complete project summary <here> and the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>.

I will continue to post an update each month until those final Stretch Goal rewards have gone out. Until then, enjoy your latest reward and I'll be in touch next month with our regular update and hopefully our hardcover order lockdown schedule.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • 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.

CURRENTLY ON KICKSTARTER

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