M20 Technocracy Reloaded

Created by Onyx Path Publishing

Order a Deluxe Edition of Technocracy Reloaded, a supplement for Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition

Latest Updates from Our Project:

September 2020 Update
26 days ago – Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 03:00:13 AM

Hello Agents & Operatives,

We're in the final week of September, so it's time for our regular month end check in.

September spawned a monster in the shape of this concierge...

BACKER SURVEY REMINDER

Most of us have already filled in our survey, but there are still over a hundred backers yet to sign in. If you haven't already completed your BackerKit survey for this project, this is just a reminder that you can jump on anytime and get it out of the way. 

You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. You should have received an email with the survey invitation link around the end of June . Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts.

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://technocracy-reloaded.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://technocracy-reloaded.backerkit.com/faq

REWARD TRACKING – DELIVERED

  • Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Print-on-Demand Coupon (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • M20 Book of Secrets PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • M20 How Do You Do that? PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • M20 Art of Mage: 20 Years and More PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • M20 The Mage Cookbook PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • Technocratic Union PDF Bundle (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • Truth Beyond Paradox PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Technocracy Reloaded PDF
  • Technocracy Reloaded Deluxe Hardcover
  • Technocracy Reloaded Print-on-Demand Coupon
  • [ADD ON] Technocracy Reloaded Storyteller Screen
  • [PLEDGE TIER REWARD] Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Deluxe Hardcover
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Technocracy Reloaded Jumpstart PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Technocracy Reloaded 4-Novella Anthology PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Technocracy Reloaded: Operative's Dossier PDF
  • [ADD ON] Technocracy Reloaded: Operative's Dossier Print-on-Demand Coupon
  • [PLEDGE TIER REWARD] Technocracy Reloaded Signed Book Insert
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Kickstarter Backer T-shirt Store Link
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Digital Wallpaper

We're still in the early stages of this product, so gonna have a lot of updates that are essentially the same for a while. I'll sneak out bits as I can, and keep you updated on anything else that may be of interest. 

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 (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).

TO CONTACT ME

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Rich Thomas 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.

FINAL WEEK ON KICKSTARTER

Final Week! Check it out!

... and then, coming next...

August 2020 Update
about 2 months ago – Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 08:29:27 PM

Hello Agents & Operatives,

As noted last month, it's time for our regular month end status update. I'll be sending a progress report near the end of each month to ensure we're all on the same page and nothing drops off the radar. There likely won't be a ton of movement this early on, but it's good to keep a regular update schedule so that you always know where we stand.

Only, this time I'm dressed casual.

BACKER SURVEY REMINDER

If you haven't already completed your BackerKit survey for this project, this is just a reminder that you can jump on anytime and get it out of the way. Set it and forget it, as they say.

You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. You should have received an email with the survey invitation link around the end of June . Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts.

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://technocracy-reloaded.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://technocracy-reloaded.backerkit.com/faq

REWARD TRACKING – DELIVERED

  • Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Print-on-Demand Coupon (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • M20 Book of Secrets PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • M20 How Do You Do that? PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • M20 Art of Mage: 20 Years and More PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • M20 The Mage Cookbook PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • Technocratic Union PDF Bundle (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • Truth Beyond Paradox PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Technocracy Reloaded PDF
  • Technocracy Reloaded Deluxe Hardcover
  • Technocracy Reloaded Print-on-Demand Coupon
  • [ADD ON] Technocracy Reloaded Storyteller Screen
  • [PLEDGE TIER REWARD] Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Deluxe Hardcover
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Technocracy Reloaded Jumpstart PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Technocracy Reloaded 4-Novella Anthology PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Technocracy Reloaded: Operative's Dossier PDF
  • [ADD ON] Technocracy Reloaded: Operative's Dossier Print-on-Demand Coupon
  • [PLEDGE TIER REWARD] Technocracy Reloaded Signed Book Insert
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Kickstarter Backer T-shirt Store Link
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Digital Wallpaper

If any of those digital rewards were part of your Pledge Tier or Add On options, you can find your redemption hyperlinks on the Digital Rewards page of your BackerKit survey at any time. To check, you can click here: https://technocracy-reloaded.backerkit.com/backer/digital_rewards

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 (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).

TO CONTACT ME

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Rich Thomas 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.

COMING SOON TO KICKSTARTER

As a Hero, a Scion becomes a figure of myth and story, an exemplar of some virtue of their chosen society or the culture they’re born into. Even before their Visitation, the children of the Gods are a breed apart. But some want more than this lesser form of immortality, forever in the shadow of their parents. The golden ichor within the Scion’s heart sears and cooks them, ever burning away any human frailties of the Scion and driving them toward more audacious Deeds. They seek to become truly transformational figures, leaving The World forever different in their wake. At the fifth dot of Legend, it all reaches a tipping point, where the Scion is formed more of divine ichor than mortal flesh —more immortal than mortal, a true Demigod. They have declared to The World that they will not be pawns of Fate, but players in their own right. They will succeed in becoming a God, or they will die with their failure.

Everything up to this point was your prologue. Now it’s time to live your myth.

Scion: Demigod continues the path set down by Scion: Origin and Scion: Hero, expanding Scion Second Edition’s power level and charting the next level of power tiers for the Scions of the Gods. Players will take their characters through a tightly designed yet flexible story arc that ends in apotheosis or death – either way, the character will no longer be mortal after this book. Your characters don’t have to follow every Milestone with their Deeds — but they cannot run from their destiny once they’ve chosen to embrace it.

Coming Soon!

July 2020 Update
3 months ago – Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 07:43:40 PM

Hello Agents & Operatives,

Now that surveys have gone out and most backers have set up their pledges, we're going to get into the regular schedule of month end updates. As noted last month, I'll be sending a progress report near the end of each month to ensure we're all on the same page and nothing drops off the radar. There likely won't be a ton of movement this early on, but it's good to keep a regular update schedule so that you always know where we stand.

Month end schedules also let me know when to change my calendar pages, otherwise it's all a blur lately.

BACKER SURVEY REMINDER

If you haven't already completed your BackerKit survey for this project, this is just a reminder that you can jump on anytime and get it out of the way. Set it and forget it, as they say.

You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. You should have received an email with the survey invitation link around the end of June . Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts.

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://technocracy-reloaded.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://technocracy-reloaded.backerkit.com/faq

REWARD TRACKING – DELIVERED

  • Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Print-on-Demand Coupon (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • M20 Book of Secrets PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • M20 How Do You Do that? PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • M20 Art of Mage: 20 Years and More PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • M20 The Mage Cookbook PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • Technocratic Union PDF Bundle (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)
  • Truth Beyond Paradox PDF (Update #46, posted July 16, 2020)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Technocracy Reloaded PDF
  • Technocracy Reloaded Deluxe Hardcover
  • Technocracy Reloaded Print-on-Demand Coupon
  • [ADD ON] Technocracy Reloaded Storyteller Screen
  • [PLEDGE TIER REWARD] Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Deluxe Hardcover
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Technocracy Reloaded Jumpstart PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Technocracy Reloaded 4-Novella Anthology PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Technocracy Reloaded: Operative's Dossier PDF
  • [ADD ON] Technocracy Reloaded: Operative's Dossier Print-on-Demand Coupon
  • [PLEDGE TIER REWARD] Technocracy Reloaded Signed Book Insert
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Kickstarter Backer T-shirt Store Link
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Digital Wallpaper

If any of those digital rewards were part of your Pledge Tier or Add On options, you can find your redemption hyperlinks on the Digital Rewards page of your BackerKit survey at any time. To check, you can click here: https://technocracy-reloaded.backerkit.com/backer/digital_rewards

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 (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).

TO CONTACT ME

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Rich Thomas 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

Check it out on Kickstarter!

Digital Reward Distribution - Existing PDFs going out this week!
3 months ago – Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 09:04:57 AM

Hello Agents & Operatives,

It's been a few weeks since we launched out BackerKit Post-Campaign Pledge Manager, and most of you have visited, set up your Add On rewards, and confirmed your reward selections. With that information, I've been able to set up and start allocation on some of our existing rewards (i.e., the M20 PDF and some of our existing Stretch Goal titles). I've also ended up adding something new, so let's cover it all in a mid-month round up!

This is pre-pandemic James. I wish my hair and beard were that neat in real life!

MID-MONTH ROUND UP

  • Digital Rewards Going Out This Week
  • BackerKit Reminder
  • Survey Updates - Names in the Book

DIGITAL REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Many of the rewards for our kickstarter projects take a lot of time and effort to complete. Usually, the kickstarter is a means of moving the project from an idea (even when it's a mostly-fully-written idea) into the actual channel that turns it into a project/product. It'll be a while before we're ready to talk about delivery on Technocracy Reloaded, and even longer for our projects generated via Stretch Goals (Operative'sDossier, Jumpstart, Novella Anthology!).

That said, there are a few rewards that are available now, as they were mostly add-on PDFs of existing products. And now, we can work on getting those out to you during the week.

The following Add On Rewards Will Be Distributed This Week:

  • [ADD ON + PLEDGE TIER REWARD] Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary PDF
  • [ADD ON + PLEDGE TIER REWARD] Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Print-on-Demand Coupon
  • [ADD ON] M20 Book of Secrets PDF
  • [ADD ON] M20 How Do You Do that? PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] M20 Art of Mage: 20 Years and More PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] M20 The Mage Cookbook PDF
  • [ADD ON] Technocratic Union PDF Bundle

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Your link to claim these digital rewards will be sent out by our BackerKit pledge manager over the next week. Since we are using our partners at DriveThruRPG as the hosts for these, 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.ph

Again, you will receive an e-mail from BackerKit with links for these rewards over the next 5 days if any of them are on your expected list of rewards. I'll be releasing them in waves, so don't panic if you only see a handful of links at first... the rest are coming. (We're in a digital world, but there are still a lot of manual processes. And there are A LOT of links to go out!!)

The easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account: https://technocracy-reloaded.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.

Which is a good reminder for those who haven't yet logged in to BackerKit, and also those who will want to revisit and/or revise their survey (see below).

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://technocracy-reloaded.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://technocracy-reloaded.backerkit.com/faq

UPDATING SURVEYS WITH BACKER NAMES

Normally, we collect Backer Names for inclusion in Deluxe books as we near the end of the layout phase. I've been working on using a new form to collection this information, but my tests and fixes haven't quite worked. Also, many backers were eager to get all of their information set up now rather than wait for me to figure out the fix, which makes a lot more sense. With all of the uncertainty and shifting going on in the world, it would be nice to have at least one project able to be checked off the To Do List.

So, let's get this done now! 

I've revised the BackerKit Survey and added one additional question, to collect Kickstarter Backer names to publish on our supporter pages in the final Deluxe book. As noted above, you can access your BackerKit Survey at any time by clicking on the link originally sent out to you, or by having it resent here: https://technocracy-reloaded.backerkit.com/

Launching your BackerKit Survey should take you back into the Questions stage of the survey. You'll note a new Question asking how you'd like your name to be listed in the credits (or if you'd rather not). When it comes time to provide Backer Names to the layout team, I will be taking the submissions from this portion of the survey, rather than using your Kickstarter ID, BackerKit handle, Address name, or any other source. In the end, it's just simpler if you specify what you want me to pass along.

Please keep your names appropriate for publication - normal length, able to be reproduced by non-special fonts, etc.

If you need to revise your Survey at any time after completion, you can bring it back up via the original invitation link or having it resent (as detailed above), and then click EDIT MY ORDER

To adjust your Survey responses, click EDIT YOUR PLEDGE QUESTION RESPONSES on the left side, under your list of rewards...

Again, there's no rush on this - it'll be some time before the layout team gets to the Kickstarter Supporter name section and needs your submissions, but if you want to get it finished and out of the way, please revisit your BackerKit Survey and fill it out.

OK, that's a lot of stuff for a surprise mid-month update. I'll be back at the end of the month with our regular, ongoing status check-ins. Keep an eye out for reward e-mails (coming over the next few days), and revisit your survey if you want to sort your Kickstarter Supporter name to be listed in the book.

TO CONTACT ME

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Rich Thomas 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.

June 2020 Update - Surveys are coming!
4 months ago – Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 05:20:39 PM

Hello Agents & Operatives!

Can you believe it's been one month since our campaign ended?

Welcome to our regular month end updates, although there's been nothing "regular" about these past few months. Near the end of each month, I will be sending out an update, with status updates on our main project and all of the Stretch Goal projects we added. As noted in previous updates, these projects take a long time to put together. You've seen the manuscript, but there are still many moving pieces and puzzles to solve in turning this into an awesome book. These month-end updates ensure that communication is constant and consistent, and that we're all on the same page with regards to where we stand.

I will also be sending out the BackerKit Pledge Manager surveys this week!

But, before we begin all of that - I hope everyone's keeping safe and managing through our current times as best possible. I don't know how things will look as the world continues to change, but hoping the best for all of you.

BACKER SURVEYS

Over the next few days, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It’s important to respond to your survey as quickly as you can since we need this information to fulfill your rewards.

You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey invitation link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. You don’t have access to this survey link yet, but it will be available soon via email!

After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts.

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://technocracy-reloaded.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://technocracy-reloaded.backerkit.com/faq

If you have any other questions or concerns, you can post them to the comments for this update, the comment section, or message me via one of these methods:

TO CONTACT ME

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Rich Thomas 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.

Within the BackerKit Survey and Pledge Manager, you can:

  • Upgrade your Reward Tier pledge selection
  • Confirm Add On selections
  • Set up payment information for any failed payments from the Kickstarter campaign or to pay for any new Add On options selected

To upgrade your reward Pledge Tier:

This is what BackerKit looks like once you've clicked on the invitation link

From the BackerKit welcome page, in reverse order, you can select Switch Your Pledge Level (lower option) immediately. Or, you can select your Pledge Level (top option) to review your reward tier and change from that screen.

This is the screen that opens if you select the top option, to review your pledge tier information

An option at the top of the Pledge Information screen will allow you to upgrade your Pledge Level.

Once we've got a fair response to our survey and collected a reasonable amount of info, I'll be working on fulfilling rewards that are available now - like the PDFs of the titles included in our Add On section, (The various Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary titles, and Technocratic Union PDF Bundle, etc.) Expect to receive more info on those within the next few weeks or so.

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Technocracy Reloaded PDF
  • Technocracy Reloaded Deluxe Hardcover
  • Technocracy Reloaded Print-on-Demand Coupon
  • [ADD ON] Technocracy Reloaded Storyteller Screen
  • [ADD ON + PLEDGE TIER REWARD] Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary PDF
  • [PLEDGE TIER REWARD] Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Deluxe Hardcover
  • [ADD ON + PLEDGE TIER REWARD] Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Print-on-Demand Coupon
  • [ADD ON] M20 Book of Secrets PDF
  • [ADD ON] M20 How Do You Do that? PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] M20 Art of Mage: 20 Years and More PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] M20 The Mage Cookbook PDF
  • [ADD ON] Technocratic Union PDF Bundle
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Truth Beyond Paradox PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Technocracy Reloaded Jumpstart PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Technocracy Reloaded 4-Novella Anthology PDF
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Technocracy Reloaded: Operative's Dossier PDF
  • [ADD ON] Technocracy Reloaded: Operative's Dossier Print-on-Demand Coupon
  • [PLEDGE TIER REWARD] Technocracy Reloaded Signed Book Insert
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Kickstarter Backer T-shirt Store Link
  • [STRETCH GOAL] Digital Wallpaper

Plus the various Premium Tier rewards, which get incorporated during the production of Technocracy Reloaded and the Stretch Goal supplements. That's a long list. I think I got them all!

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).

FINAL WEEK ON KICKSTARTER

Grab your friends and escape to another world!

You've found an enchanted portal — a transition point — between worlds. The portal, called a Crossing, takes you to a world you thought only existed in novels and films: a magical land where dragons roam the skies, orcs and hobgoblins terrorize weary travelers, and unicorns prance through the forest. It is a world where humans join other peoples such as elves, trolls, dwarves, changelings, and the dreaded creatures who steal the night. It is a world of fantasy — of imagination.

It is the Realm.

It is Legendlore.

Final Week on Kickstarter!