Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition

Created by Richard Thomas / Onyx Path Publishing

Originally released in 2009, Geist: The Sin-Eaters was a sleeper hit for the Chronicles of Darkness, finally bringing “life” to the realm of ghosts and death. And now this game of second chances gets a second edition, with Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition, offering a revised and updated rules system and an expanded setting.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

April 2019 Update
29 days ago – Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 09:03:10 PM

Hello Kickstarter Krewe,

Our last update was the exciting one, with the Backer PDF being sent out! It's received a really positive and warm reception! Now we're back to our regularly scheduled month end summary, just to see what we've got coming up (and how far we've come...)

It's James, your point person for this kickstarter project.
It's James, your point person for this kickstarter project.

Project Status  

The latest status on Geist-related projects, taken from the latest Onyx Path Monday Notes blog:   

 Outline Stage/Writer Assignments:
- Geist Ready-Made Characters  

First Draft:
- Geist Jumpstart (One Foot in the Grave)
- Geist2e Fiction Anthology  

 Development: 
- Memento Mori: the GtSE 2e Companion  

 Errata Collection:
 - Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2E Backer PDF

So, situation normal, all things waiting to continue through the system. We do have a name on the Jumpstart now - One Foot in the Grave! I will also check in with the team, because there's a chance - a chance - that the Ready-Made Characters could end up being incorporated (ha, get it?) into a complete package with the Jumpstart. I'll let you know if that's the case in next month's summary.

Don't forget to share any errata you find in the Backer PDF using this special form! 

REWARD TRACKING -  Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)  

- Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update #37, posted 09/26/18)
- Underworld Reflections 1E PDF Bundle (Update #38, posted 10/19/18)
- Chronicles of Darkness Core Rules PDF (Update #38, posted 10/19/18)
- OnyxDice Digital Dice (Update #43, posted 2/13/19)
- Geist: The Sin Eaters 2e Backer PDF (Update #46, posted 4/16/19)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING  

- Geist: The Sin Eaters 2e Hardcover
- Geist 2e PoD Coupon
- Storyteller’s Screen
- Storyteller’s Reference PDF
- Memento Mori PDF
- Ready-Made Characters PDF
- Geist Jumpstart PDF
- Fiction Anthology PDF
- Digital Wallpaper 

I'll 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 that I mentioned (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go (you may see spoilers for my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running).  

Speaking of which...


A Changeling, A Sin-Eater, a Mummy, and a Hunter walk into a bar...

We may be waiting for a few Geist projects to work through the creative system, but that doesn't mean there aren't new adventures and stories to be told with our Sin-Eaters! I've mentioned the Contagion Chronicle crossover kickstarter before, but we're in the final 24 hours of the campaign, so wanted to highlight it one final time.

And, I'll start by letting others do the talking. The Botch Pit posted a quick clip reviewing the campaign and the manuscript, which has been shared in it's entirety and available to backers of the project (similar to what we did during the Geist camapign).


The world is ill. You have everything to lose through its sickness. Loss. Change. Chaos. Your own blood will rebel against you. Your own herd. Your own loved ones. Do not believe that just because you’ve had a hundred years on this Earth you’ll be exempt. Just because you were ignorant of it until now, does not make you immune. Your waking to the reality of this world — of the great machine in its heart, and the sickness in its veins — is just the first step. You must find others like you and me and make them swear to drive back this Contagion.

This world doesn’t have long left. You may be a monster, but perhaps with other monsters, you can drive back the destruction of everything.

The Contagion Chronicle includes:

• The first Chronicles of Darkness book to provide guidance on playing creatures of all kinds in a shared story.

• Systems and powers enabling teams of vampires, werewolves, mages, Prometheans, changelings, Sin-Eaters, hunters, mummies, Beasts, demons, and Deviants all in the same group, encouraging you to explore all permutations of crossover.

• A new mythos — the terrifying Contagion — acting as a catalyst for unifying disparate monsters into allied groups known as the Sworn and the False.

• Over ten settings from diverse locations all around the globe, each wracked with its own Contagion, and all waiting to be explored by the Sworn and the False.

Final 24 Hours! Last Call to Join In!
Final 24 Hours! Last Call to Join In!

REWARD: Backer PDF Distribution
about 1 month ago – Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 05:44:02 PM

Hello Kickstarter Krewe,

Great and exciting news today! This isn't just a regular almost month-end update (that'll come next week, just to keep me on track!), this is a notice that one of our big rewards is being sent out - the backer PDF for Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition!


It's on the way!

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Your link to claim your Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition 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 Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition 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://geist2e.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://geist2e.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://geist2e.backerkit.com/faq

 BACKER PDF VERSION 

This is the first versions of Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition to be released. We've sent you these initial Backer PDFs for three reasons:

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

2) So you can start playing a Sin-Eater! These are the actual rules - this is the latest rulebook for the Chronicles of Darkness line! It's real, and it's time to fight (or explore) the Underworld!  

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, you get to be the first backers to test the new errata and correction process! 

Onyx Path has launched a special Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition Errata Form, which you can access here:

https://forms.gle/fFHYsqmLXdiKXoc39

Click to go to the Geist Second Edition Errata Form
Click to go to the Geist Second Edition Errata Form

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 these threads 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 that you can re-download your file with the latest version. This will happen closer to when the final prestige hardcover books are getting ready to ship.

You've already made the game a reality with your Kickstarter support. Now you can make it even better by helping us crowdsource any minor errors and corrections.

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

Next week, I'll be back with our regular month-end status update, where I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each 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 (you may see spoilers for my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running).

March 2019 Update
about 2 months ago – Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 06:03:41 PM

Hello Kickstarter Krewe,

Well, March seems to have gone by as quickly as February for me! This update will contain many of the same words - no major surprises with this update, just working our way forward on the project.

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

Project Status  

The latest status on Geist-related projects, taken from the latest Onyx Path Monday Notes blog:   

Outline Stage/Writer Assignments:
- Geist Jumpstart
- Geist Ready-Made Characters  

First Draft:
- Geist2e Fiction Anthology  

Development: 
- Memento Mori: the GtSE 2e Companion 

 In Proofing:
 - Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2E

So, situation normal, all things waiting to continue through the system. 


REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)  

- Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update #37, posted 09/26/18)
- Underworld Reflections 1E PDF Bundle (Update #38, posted 10/19/18)
- Chronicles of Darkness Core Rules PDF (Update #38, posted 10/19/18)
- OnyxDice Digital Dice (Update #43, posted 2/13/19)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING  

- Geist: The Sin Eaters 2e PDF
- Geist: The Sin Eaters 2e Hardcover
- Geist 2e PoD Coupon
- Storyteller’s Screen
- Storyteller’s Reference PDF
- Memento Mori PDF
- Ready-Made Characters PDF
- Geist Jumpstart PDF
- Fiction Anthology PDF
- Digital Wallpaper
 

I'll 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 that I mentioned (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go (you may see spoilers for my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running).  

Speaking of which...

 A Contagion strikes the Chronicles of Darkness...

The world is ill. You have everything to lose through its sickness. Loss. Change. Chaos. Your own blood will rebel against you. Your own herd. Your own loved ones. Do not believe that just because you’ve had a hundred years on this Earth you’ll be exempt. Just because you were ignorant of it until now, does not make you immune. Your waking to the reality of this world — of the great machine in its heart, and the sickness in its veins — is just the first step. You must find others like you and me and make them swear to drive back this Contagion.

This world doesn’t have long left. You may be a monster, but perhaps with other monsters, you can drive back the destruction of everything.

The Contagion Chronicle includes:

• The first Chronicles of Darkness book to provide guidance on playing creatures of all kinds in a shared story.

• Systems and powers enabling teams of vampires, werewolves, mages, Prometheans, changelings, Sin-Eaters, hunters, mummies, Beasts, demons, and Deviants all in the same group, encouraging you to explore all permutations of crossover.

• A new mythos — the terrifying Contagion — acting as a catalyst for unifying disparate monsters into allied groups known as the Sworn and the False.

• Over ten settings from diverse locations all around the globe, each wracked with its own Contagion, and all waiting to be explored by the Sworn and the False.

You've fought your way back from death... but are you ready for your next challenge? Find others to help you defeat a new threat... join us in our campaign on Kickstarter!
You've fought your way back from death... but are you ready for your next challenge? Find others to help you defeat a new threat... join us in our campaign on Kickstarter!

February 2019 Update
3 months ago – Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 12:12:47 PM

Hello Kickstarter Krewe,

I know February is a short month, but wow did it go by quickly! Here I am with our regularly scheduled month end update to keep everyone in the loop and on the same page. No major changes this month, but everything is sliding towards delivery.

Project Status  

The latest status on Geist-related projects, taken from the latest Onyx Path Monday Notes blog:   

Outline Stage/Writer Assignments:
- Geist Jumpstart
- Geist Ready-Made Characters  

First Draft:
- Geist2e Fiction Anthology  

Development: 
- Memento Mori: the GtSE 2e Companion 

 In Proofing:
 - Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2E

So, progress being made, with Memento Mori and Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition rulebook both making jumps to the next stage of the process (Geist is actually in the 2nd Proof stage, so getting close...)


REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)  

- Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update #37, posted 09/26/18)
- Underworld Reflections 1E PDF Bundle (Update #38, posted 10/19/18)
- Chronicles of Darkness Core Rules PDF (Update #38, posted 10/19/18)
- OnyxDice Digital Dice (Update #43, posted 2/13/19)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING  

 - Geist: The Sin Eaters 2e PDF
- Geist: The Sin Eaters 2e Hardcover
- Geist 2e PoD Coupon
- Storyteller’s Screen
- Storyteller’s Reference PDF
- Memento Mori PDF
- Ready-Made Characters PDF
- Geist Jumpstart PDF
- Fiction Anthology PDF
- Digital Wallpaper
 

I'll 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 that I mentioned (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go (you may see spoilers for my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running).  

Speaking of which...

Check out the latest Onyx Path kickstarter, for the Lunars expansion to the Exalted 3rd Edition roleplaying game
Check out the latest Onyx Path kickstarter, for the Lunars expansion to the Exalted 3rd Edition roleplaying game

REWARD: Digital Dice
3 months ago – Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 03:48:08 PM

Hello Kickstarter Krewe,

It's Geist dice day! (Try saying that three times fast!)

If you remember back to our kickstarter, one of the Stretch Goals we unlocked was:

And now, it can be fulfilled...

Step One: Install the App

The iOs version is available here: iOs OnyxDice App  

The Android version is available here: Android Version App

Once installed (or updated to the latest version, for those who already have it installed), those backers who should be receiving the Geist: The Sin-Eaters digital dice as one of our Stretch Goal rewards can unlock the new dice.

Remember, these digital dice were part of the Stretch Goals so were automatically added to backers who are set to receive this reward.

Step Two: Enter your Kickstarter E-Mail to Redeem

Click on the triangle to pull down the system menu
Click on the triangle to pull down the system menu
Select the settings option
Select the settings option
Enter the e-mail address used for your Kickstarter account in the Redemption field and press ENTER
Enter the e-mail address used for your Kickstarter account in the Redemption field and press ENTER
success!
success!

Step Three: Select Your Bonus Die

From the front page, click STORE to show all dice available
From the front page, click STORE to show all dice available
Select CHRONICLES OF DARKNESS, which will reveal the CoD dice available - including the unlocked Geist D10
Select CHRONICLES OF DARKNESS, which will reveal the CoD dice available - including the unlocked Geist D10
Select one of your unlocked D10 styles and click SELECT to add it to your active dice
Select one of your unlocked D10 styles and click SELECT to add it to your active dice

Step Four: Roll Successes

Geist Dice!
Geist Dice!

Remember to use the options in settings to customize your rolls to reflect your ruleset and difficulty options (there are two presets built in for quick selection, but you can customize with several options).

If the redemption process is not working for you, please check the following:

Is the OnyxDice Geist D10 part of your rewards list? You can check on BackerKit for a complete list of rewards you should be expecting.  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://geist2e.backerkit.com 

If this reward is listed as part of your Reward Tier, double-check that you're using the correct e-mail address for redemption.

If the Digital D10 is not part of your rewards list as noted on your BackerKit page, you will not be able to unlock the Geist D10 at this time.

If you should be receiving this reward but it doesn't appear on your reward list, or if you're not sure which e-mail address you should be using, contact me contact me via the Kickstarter Contact Creator button or post in the comments on this Update and I will work with you to solve the issue.

FOR ALL OTHER TECHNICAL ISSUES with the OnyxDice App, you can contact the developers at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OnyxDiceApp where they can help you out.

That's one more reward delivered, as we move toward releasing the Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition backer PDF, which shouldn't be too much longer... And, as this campaign takes another step forward, let me take a brief moment to spotlight our current campaign, which has just launched and already hit 200% of it's funding target...

Check out the latest Onyx Path kickstarter campaign...
Check out the latest Onyx Path kickstarter campaign...