What is the Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention?

Onyx Path Publishing is holding a digital convention over the course of three days to provide fans and players of tabletop roleplaying games with a uniquely online convention experience. The Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention will be completely digital and accessible to anyone with a laptop, computer, or cellphone, allowing fans and players of Onyx Path games to connect with one another over their favorite game.

The convention will feature actual play streams of Onyx Path game lines, workshop sessions for gamemasters and game developers, panels with tabletop RPG industry professionals. Along with behind-the-scenes updates and developments of upcoming Onyx Path titles. This online content will be accessible across Twitch and YouTube channels owned by Onyx Path Publishing, Gehenna Gaming, and other partners.

Additionally, Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention will allow attendees to play in virtual tabletop sessions run by professional gamemasters from StartPlaying.Games. The goal of this event is to provide Onyx Path customers a uniquely focused gaming convention experience based on the games they enjoy playing and introduce new games to fall in love with. These games include Scarred Lands, Legendlore, They Came from Beneath the Sea!, Scion, and Trinity Continuum. Along with Exalted and many World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness games, such as Vampire: The Masquerade, Mage: The Ascension, and many more.

Additionally, a portion of all Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention's games hosted on StartPlaying.Games will be donated to The Bodhana Group.

What is The Bodhana Group?

The Bodhana Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates the use of tabletop gaming as a directed therapeutic and clinical practice that can benefit personal growth as well as enhance social and educational services to individuals and families. We believe that the inherent benefit one gets from playing games can be focused and utilized to make one better. Better at math or reading. Better at socializing or emotional expression. Better at coping skills. Better at life. 40% of every game booking will go directly to the Bodhana Group.

You can find out more about The Bodhana Group on their website: www.thebodhanagroup.com

How do I sign up to run a game for Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention 2021?

Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention 2021 is hosted on StartPlaying.Games. All Game Masters will need to sign up to run games on StartPlaying.Games to be able to run games for Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention 2021. Check out this article which details the process of signing up as a Game Master on StartPlaying.Games.

How do I sign up for the event and list a game?

To create and list a game for Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention 2021 you'll follow the steps for creating and listing a game in this article.

When filling out your game template be sure to select Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention 2021 under the section titled: Is this game template for a special event?

Note that when you create a game template for a special event like Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention 2021 you are agreeing to that event's Code of Conduct. You can find the Onyx Path Code of Conduct here.

When can I run games?

Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention 2021 runs from June 11th, 2021 - June 13th, 2021. You can create a game for any timeslot during that time but we recommend that games start at the following timeslots: 9am PDT, 12pm PDT, 3pm PDT, and 6pm PDT. When scheduling your sessions, keep in mind that StartPlaying.Games will adjust to each user's time zone.

How much should I charge?

On StartPlaying.Games Game Masters can select your own pricing. Our data finds that games fill seats more often when they are priced between $5 - $20 per seat.

Keep in mind that for this event, 50% of all games earnings will go to The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Bodhana Group, and 10% will go to StartPlaying.Games leaving 40% for the Game Master.

Do I have to use a specific VTT?

There are no Virtual Tabletop requirements to run games for this event.

What games can I run?

For this event, you can run any game or supplement published by Onyx Path.

The organizers of Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention are encouraging Game Masters to run the following game systems:

Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition

Chronicles of Darkness

Scion: Second Edition

Changeling: The Lost Second Edition

Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition

Geist: The SinEaters Second Edition

Trinity Continuum


They Came From Beneath the Sea

Monarchies of Mau

Dystopia Rising: Evolution

Scarred Lands

Mage: The Awakening 2nd Edition

Exalted 3rd Edition

Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition

Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition

Cavaliers of Mars


Demon: The Descent


Chicago by Night (for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)

Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle

The Dark Ages (Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)

I have other questions, who do I contact?

If you have any questions about using the StartPlaying.Games platform you can contact support@startplayinggames.com

To report a Code of Conduct violation contact conduct@startplayinggames.com

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