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:

Reward Shipping Update
12 days ago – Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 09:11:45 PM

Hello Kickstarter Krewe,

Books have landed, books are in transit, books and being packed.

There's a lot of books, you guys. A lot of books.

Our fulfillment partner, Studio2, has been working on shipping Geist for the past 2 weeks. Due to the sheer amount of boxes, the paperwork, and the schedule of courier pick-ups, they've broken it out into 4 segments:

  • Domestic, US shipments
  • International non-EU, non-Canadian, non-Brazilian shipments
  • Canadian shipments
  • EU & Brazilian shipments

Many of our US backers have received or will shortly receive their deliveries. I've been seeing pictures online and hearing reviews and everyone is saying the book looks awesome.

The customs paperwork for orders shipping to Canada, Brazil, and the EU is a bit more involved and complicated, so Studio2 has taken their time to get it right. Believe me, that's appreciated. 

At this point, I believe all US domestic and non-paperworky international orders have shipped. I think most of the Canadian orders are either out the door or set to be picked up by tomorrow. And the remaining orders for EU- and Brazilian-backers are picked, packed and getting scheduled for ship out within the next few days.

TRACKING INFORMATION

Orders started delivering the week after they left the warehouse, so US backers began seeing orders landing  around the start of the week for the easiest, closest backers, with the bulk of deliveries happening over the following days and weeks. The vast majority of backers should have their books by the end of February, and certainly by mid-March.

I'll note there are a handful of stragglers that'll take a nudge or two, and a few labels that we've still got to sort, but 99% of backers will be able to read Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition by February 29th, which is Leap Day (so celebrate like you do only every 4 years!)

As the orders ship, you will (*should*) get an e-mail with Tracking Information.

Once the orders ship, the fulfillment team is able to take the Tracking information and load it into the BackerKit Pledge Manager system. Your tracking information may take 2 days to update at any given time, so you may see "Pre-Shipment" as it filters out to the various shipping agencies, but it should update as it travels and eventually delivers to you.

Again: You'll have your tracking numbers sent via the e-mail provided to Backerkit, and shortly thereafter, you will also be able to access your Tracking number in Backerkit by reviewing your Order Confirmation.

Yes, this says Chicago By Night. But I didn't want to create a new graphic. it's the same.

Your BackerKit page has:

  • 1 - Your Reward Tier
  • 2 - Your BackerKit e-mail
  •  3 - the TRACKING NUMBER for your shipment (once it's been uploaded)
  • 4 - Your confirmed shipping address
  • 5 - A link to your digital redemption codes
  • 6 - Your list of rewards

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

TRACKING YOUR ORDERS

As noted on these pages, it may take up to 48 hours for Tracking Information to update. That said, tracking your packages - especially for international orders - can provide great assistance in solving minor issues before they become major issues.

International Shipping costs have gone up considerably - that's an understatement - since this project was first put together. The funds we collected during the kickstarter campaign now cover about 20%-50% of the cost of international shipping, so it's pretty important that we avoid any re-ships or additional shipping charges as much as possible. And that's where your help can really come in handy.

I've dealt with several situations where shipments were marked as "delivered" but the backer hadn't checked the tracking information for months, unaware that the package had been sitting at a neighbor's house or stuck in a local postal facility.

So, please, check your tracking number over the next few weeks. If you haven't received your package by, let's say March 15, review the tracking number to see where the issue might be.

Again, it may take up to 48 hours for any status updates to appear, and depending on the country and carrier, each package may enjoy a different transit time. But if we're three weeks into March, let's see if we can sort out any delivery issues while everything's still fresh.

For example, if Package status indicates it was delivered but you never received it

Double-check your Backerkit CONFIRMATION PAGE (as detailed above) that the correct address was provided, and maybe check with your neighbors to make sure it wasn’t accidentally left there. If that doesn’t turn up anything, contact the carrier or your local post office to report the package as not received and please contact me using the Contact Creator button on kickstarter to let me know you didn’t get your order.

I've seen so many orders sitting in a local post office for 8 weeks while the recipient was left unaware that it was waiting. Additionally, other backers have solved issues almost immediately with a quick call to FedEx and providing their tracking number.

It's a HUGE help to me and Onyx Path if we can solve any wayward shipment or stuck orders in February, rather than waiting until the spring when shipping systems finally give up delivery attempts and return the items to our fulfillment partner (at an extra cost to Onyx Path). Let's avoid paying for multiple return shipments if we can! Thanks for your help in advance.

NEXT STEP: DIGITAL UPDATES

The hardcover book that has delivered or will soon represents the final, completed version of Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition.  With that out of the way, it's time for Onyx Path to finish up on the digital side to match. The Onyx Path team is currently working with our digital distribution partners at DriveThruRPG.com to finalize the PDF and Print-on-Demand options for this book.

This involves a lot of test-printing, reviewing, and tweaking to ensure the digitally-printed On Demand versions are the best they can be. I anticipate everything being finalized in the next few weeks, and I'll be able to send out all "Near Cost" PoD  redemption codes to those backers who have it on their list of rewards. 

Once the PDF version is updated to the final version matching the final hardcover, DriveThruRPG will replace the existing Backer file with the complete version. Anyone who downloads the file for the first time will get the final book. Anyone who has already download the file will be able to re-download and receive the updated PDF. If you've got your communication permissions with DriveThruRPG set to receive update notifications, you'll be told when the PDF has been updated. 

Again, I anticipate all of that being completed in the next few weeks. 

I'll send out our regular month-end update in another few weeks, and list all of our rewards and the delivery status. We're about to move our key reward from the pending column and it's going to be amazing to have that under a new heading!

Thanks again to everyone for their support and excitement throughout this process!

CURRENTLY ON KICKSTARTER

The scales have fallen from your eyes. A fire is lit — is it a lamp perched over the inscription on an ancient blade or a roaring conflagration consuming the house in which the howling fiends wait? Things will never be the same after this. You’ve set forth on a damning path. Carry the Vigil. Fight back the shadows.

Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition is a standalone game that can be played by new or existing players. The lore has been updated to not only reflect the uptick in monsters, but also the fact that hunting monsters is not exclusive to a location, group of people, or time period. There may be more monsters than ever before, but now there are more ways to fight them, too.

In Hunter: The Vigil, anyone can be a hunter — provided you are committed to the hunt. It is a game of personal horror and sacrifice that tests relationships and encourages teamwork within a cell, compact, or conspiracy.

Will you heed the call? Will you uphold the Vigil?

Uphold the Vigil on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/hunter-the-vigil-second-edition-tabletop-roleplaying-game 

Address Confirmation & January 2020 Status Update
26 days ago – Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 04:40:35 PM

Hello Kickstarter Krewe,

I'm multi-tasking today, combining our regular month-end status summary with our last call for address review and updates. As noted in the last update, Orders have been locked down so we have final distribution counts, payments have been processed so any BackerKit Add-ons or charges have been paid, and now it's time to confirm exactly where we're shipping your rewards.

Soon soon soon! Books are almost ready to go!

ADDRESS INFORMATION IN BACKERKIT WILL BE LOCKED ON FEBRUARY 1ST

Consider this the 48 hour warning to update your information, after which point, you agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as listed in our pledge manager system to the address listed in BackerKit, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment, and you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by normal methods. Failure to confirm mailing address prior to January 31, 2020 will be taken as agreement that all obligations have been met and no further action or effort is required on the part of Onyx Path.

(Of course, if you're getting digital rewards only, you don't need to worry about your address. This is just for the physical books and screens).

SHIPPING UPDATE TO COME

This is all in anticipation of shipping in early February. I will send another update when the books are actually ready to go and will begin shipping, but we need to have this information locked down prior to that stage. If you find yourself in an unusual circumstance or your residence unexpectedly changes between February 1st and the date I send out the shipping update, contact me to see if any extraordinary measures or last-minute shuffling can happen.

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

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)
  • Storyteller’s Reference PDF (Update #56, posted 12/18/19)
  • Memento Mori PDF (Update #56, posted 12/18/19)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Geist: The Sin Eaters 2e Hardcover
  • Geist 2e PoD Coupon
  • Storyteller’s Screen
  • One Foot in the Grave PDF (Ready-Made Characters & Jumpstart)
  • Fiction Anthology PDF
  • Digital Wallpaper

We're just a few weeks away from moving a bunch of those projects from Pending to Delivered. 

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 or about to launch).

COMING TO KICKSTARTER ON FEB 6th AT 2:00 PM EST

The scales have fallen from your eyes. A fire is lit — is it a lamp perched over the inscription on an ancient blade or a roaring conflagration consuming the house in which the howling fiends wait? Things will never be the same after this. You’ve set forth on a damning path. Carry the Vigil. Fight back the shadows.

Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition is a standalone game that can be played by new or existing players. The lore has been updated to not only reflect the uptick in monsters, but also the fact that hunting monsters is not exclusive to a location, group of people, or time period. There may be more monsters than ever before, but now there are more ways to fight them, too.

In Hunter: The Vigil, anyone can be a hunter — provided you are committed to the hunt. It is a game of personal horror and sacrifice that tests relationships and encourages teamwork within a cell, compact, or conspiracy.

Will you heed the call? Will you uphold the Vigil?

JOIN US ON FEBRUARY 6 AT 2:00 PM EST

Survey Lock Down Process - Step 2: Payment
about 1 month ago – Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 08:46:02 PM

Hello Kickstarter Krewe,

We're moving another step in our fulfillment process. As noted in the last update, Orders have been locked down so we have final distribution counts.

Now, it's time to gear up for Step 2: Payment Processing.

PREPARE FOR BACKERKIT PAYMENT PROCESSING ON JANUARY 22

We've locked in our rewards and have provided final numbers to our printing and shipping partners. Now, we've got two more key steps before fulfillment of the hardcover book:

1. CONFIRM ALL PAYMENT INFORMATION - For any additions you made in BackerKit, 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 JANUARY 22, 2022. In 9 days, I will instruct BackerKit to lock down and process all outstanding payments.

2. CONFIRM SHIPPING INFORMATION - Please ensure your shipping information is up-to-date with your expected address for February 2020. Please ensure that this information is entered and correct by JANUARY 31, 2020. In 18 days, I will take the shipping information we have for you in BackerKit and provide that to our fulfillment partners, so they can start picking and packing orders, with plans to begin shipping in February.

ADDRESS CONFIRMATION & DELIVERY OBLIGATIONS.

Consider this the (at least) three-weeks-from-fulfillment warning to update your information, after which point, you agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as listed in our pledge manager system to the address listed in BackerKit, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment, and you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by normal methods. Failure to confirm mailing address prior to January 31, 2020 will be taken as agreement that all obligations have been met and no further action or effort is required on the part of Onyx Path.

(Of course, if you're getting digital rewards only, you don't need to worry about your address. This is just for the physical books and screens).

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

I'll include a final reminder with our regular month-end update post! Getting close!

FINAL THREE DAYS...

Meanwhile, our current kickstarter is in the final three days of the campaign! We're over 435% funded, and have unlocked twelve Stretch Goals (funding two new complete supplements), with even more stretch goals (and another supplement) within reach! Last call to join in and get more blood for the Blood Gods!

You have until 2:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 16 to check it out on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/cults-of-the-blood-gods-for-vampire-the-masquerade-5th-ed/

Survey Review & Lock Down
about 2 months ago – Wed, Jan 08, 2020 at 06:13:16 PM

Hello Kickstarter Krewe,

As mentioned briefly in the last update, it's time to start the LOCKDOWN PROCESS!

IT'S TIME TO LOCK DOWN THE SURVEYS AND PREPARE FOR SHIPPING!!

Just to pause a moment in the middle of celebration, I ask that everyone reviews their BackerKit survey to confirm rewards and lock in information. Look for instructions below on how to access your Survey again, but key follow-up steps are:

1. CONFIRM REWARDS - I'll be locking down all Reward Lists, so if you wanted to add any additional rewards, please do so by JANUARY 13, 2020. In 5 days' time, I will lock down all reward lists and you won't be able to adjust or add anything after that time.

2. CONFIRM ALL PAYMENT INFORMATION - For any additions you made in BackerKit, 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 JANUARY 22, 2020. In two weeks' time, I will instruct BackerKit to lock down and process all outstanding payments.

3. CONFIRM SHIPPING INFORMATION - Please ensure your shipping information is up-to-date with your expected address for February 2020. Please ensure that this information is entered and correct by JANUARY 31, 2020. In three weeks' time, I will take the shipping information we have for you in BackerKit and provide that to our fulfillment partners, so they can start picking and packing orders, with plans to begin shipping in early February.

ADDRESS CONFIRMATION & DELIVERY OBLIGATIONS.

Consider this the (at least) three-weeks-from-fulfillment warning to update your information, after which point, you agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as listed in our pledge manager system to the address listed in BackerKit, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment, and you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by normal methods. Failure to confirm mailing address prior to January 31, 2020 will be taken as agreement that all obligations have been met and no further action or effort is required on the part of Onyx Path.

(Of course, if you're getting digital rewards only, you don't need to worry about your address. This is just for the physical books and screens).

SHIPPING UPDATE TO COME

This is all in anticipation of shipping around the beginning of February. I will send another update when the books are actually ready to go and will begin shipping, but we need to have this information locked down prior to that stage. If you find yourself in an unusual circumstance or your residence unexpectedly changes between January 31st and the date I send out the shipping update, contact me to see what I can do at that time.

BACKERKIT REVIEW

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

I'll continue to monitor the comment section for this campaign and answer any questions that come up. If you have any issues or problems with other aspects of the project, you can let me know here and we'll figure out a solution. Additionally, I'll be forwarded any important questions that are sent in via the CONTACT ME button under the Rich's creator link on the main page.

I will send out our regular month-end update with progress on all rewards noted, as well as a reminder about BackerKit information lock down dates. Until then, continue on with the celebration and ghostly procession!

2019 Year End Summary
about 2 months ago – Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 12:58:32 PM

Hello Kickstarter Krewe,

With these final days of 2019, I wanted to do a quick spotlight on our campaign, check in on where we are now, and a look at Onyx Path's journey over this past year.

Please Toast Your Ghost Host with the Most.

REWARDS FROM 2019

A bunch of digital awesomeness came out in 2019. With the Backer PDF released in the spring and Memento Mori released just a few weeks ago, it's been a great year for the newly returned Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition. 

2020 Looks to be another winner with the hardcover books set to ship soon! Expect to hear more about the order/payment/address lockdown process very very soon!

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)
  • Storyteller’s Reference PDF (Update #56, posted 12/18/19)
  • Memento Mori PDF (Update #56, posted 12/18/19)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Geist: The Sin Eaters 2e Hardcover
  • Geist 2e PoD Coupon
  • Storyteller’s Screen
  • One Foot in the Grave PDF (Ready-Made Characters & Jumpstart)
  • Fiction Anthology PDF
  • Digital Wallpaper

And, so many more cool things to look forward to in the upcoming year! Geist is back, baby!

ONYX PATH ON KICKSTARTER IN 2019

Kickstarter continues to be an important part of the process for Onyx Path, and looking at the long list of projects in the works on the Monday Meeting Notes blog, it certainly looks like that’ll be the case in the new year.

I mean, check out the Onyx Path 2019-2020 Publishing Brochure for a taste of all the things they've got going on!

Rather than just take pre-order for an upcoming project, Kickstarter has allowed Onyx Path to gauge interest in game lines (to see if they should develop additional projects beyond those offered during the campaign), and sometimes even add additional projects to a game line immediately via Stretch Goal achievements. More importantly, it’s a chance to interact with the community and for everyone to get involved from the earliest stages.

Looking at 2019, Onyx Path had 7 Kickstarter campaigns funded, as well as teaming up with Handiwork Games on a successful campaign for the Scarred Lands 5E Creature Collection.

  • THEY CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA!
  • LUNARS: FANGS AT THE GATES
  • CONTAGION CHRONICLE
  • PIRATES OF PUGMIRE
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ABERRANT
  • DEVIANT: THE RENEGADES
  • MUMMY: THE CURSE Second Edition

And, though the campaign is only halfway along and will finish in 2020, the recent Cults of the Blood Gods for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition funded in under an hour, which technically makes it funded in 2019!

Thanks to your support during these campaigns, Onyx Path was able to introduce the following additional projects:

  • Monsters of the Deep for They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror for They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Heroic Land Dwellers for They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Many-Faced Strangers – a Lunars Companion for Exalted Third Edition
  • A Lunars-focused novella for Exalted Third Edition
  • A Lunars-focused cloth map of Creation for Exalted Third Edition
  • The Contagion Chronicle Player’s Companion
  • Global Outbreaks for the Contagion Chronicle
  • An Adventure for Pirates of Pugmire
  • A Pirates of Pugmire-focused Guide Screen
  • Releasing You Are Not Alone on DrivethruComics
  • Scanning and releasing the “Lost” PDF titles from Aberrant 1stEdition
  • N!WE for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • Proteus Nova Compendium for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • Novas Worldwide for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • 2 Aberrant-focused novellas
  • Brand new Duke Rollo fiction to support Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • The Clades Companion for Deviant: The Renegades
  • The Devoted Companion for Deviant: The Renegades
  • A Deviant novella
  • The Book of Lasting Death for Mummy: The Curse Second Edition

All of that is in addition to the usual backer rewards, like T-shirt designs and digital wallpapers.

So, thank you for coming with me on this journey, and I hope that 2020 allows all of us to continue to enjoy and build these communities!

First Kickstarter of 2020: Cults of the Blood Gods

In all of Vampire: The Masquerade's history, there's never been a book wholly dedicated to the diverse faiths and cults among Kindred, the ways in which they practice, their relationships with each other, and how to utilize religion in your chronicles as a force of hope and destruction.

Cults of the Blood Gods is the book you want, if you're interested in incorporating ecclesiastical horror in your games. This book contains everything you need to have each Kindred in your coterie establish a cult, cleave to a unique faith, and establish domains in the name of an ancient methuselah, being of myth, or even the Kindred protagonists themselves.

Not only that, it provides the tools necessary to play members of the Clan of Death, once known as the Cappadocians, then the Giovanni, and now the Hecata, as well as new powers for members of a large number of cults, rules for creating your own religions, and an entire story set in Munich with ready-made characters, so you can play immediately upon receipt of the book.

Already funded and now focused on Stretch Goal supplements, you can check it out on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/cults-of-the-blood-gods-for-vampire-the-masquerade-5th-ed/