Trinity Continuum Player's Guide (Tabletop RPG)

Trinity Continuum Player's Guide (Tabletop RPG)

The Trinity Continuum Player’s Guide is a new rules expansion, taking your Trinity Continuum RPG to the next level!
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The Trinity Continuum is a tabletop roleplaying game about possibilities and human potential. In the continuum, you will portray characters who can act and achieve even the most outlandish goals. Talents are people who have the ability to unknowingly reach into the continuum and change their own circumstances, appearing to be extremely lucky or very skilled individuals.

Now you can take your game of Trinity Continuum to the next level with the Trinity Continuum Player's Guide!



The Trinity Continuum Player’s Guide is a guide to playing Talents from the contemporary era and beyond. While this book is focused on the core rulebook and the games played there, the advice and rules found in this book can be used in any of the Trinity Continuum eras where Talents (daredevils or squires) are found.



This book is focused on the modern-day setting presented in the Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook. Games played in the modern era can follow many different genres, from action-adventure stories to heists, murder mysteries, crime dramas, office dramas, and beyond. While these genres are all different in their focus, they share a unifying theme that the characters involved are experts who are highly competent at what they do.

In games of Trinity Continuum, you approach the impossible and improbable within the modern day and blow past those things making all things possible. No matter how strange the threat, or how dangerous the mission, Talents are capable of handling whatever is thrown at them with aplomb. They use their Gifts to alter reality, drawing on flux, and making the world bend to their whims. And when they don’t have a Gift for the occasion, they can Dramatically Edit the scene to fit their needs. This makes Talents highly versatile and capable of a great deal of feats, even if their specialties lie elsewhere. 

The worlds of the Trinity Continuum contain a wealth of mysteries that are mostly invisible or at minimum very rarely encountered by the un-Inspired. However, Talents have unique sensitivities to some phenomena and have uncovered unusual realms to visit and new methods of travel. In addition to flux being the source of Talents’ luck, it is also a potent force that permits individuals to travel between parallel universes or even venture into the past or onto distant worlds. This book also explores other realms characters can visit, including ancient undersea settlements, as well as stranger destinations, such as microscopic worlds that characters can only reach by shrinking.

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This book contains new information for Talents such as expanded secondary Allegiances and new Gifts. It also contains tips on how to run interesting chases, heists, investigations, and more.



  • Chapter One: Allegiances contains expanded information for the minor Allegiances found in the Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook and Polyphemus, previously only printed in a Tasty Bit.

  • Chapter Two: Talents in Action contains information for chases, races, investigations, and heists. It includes new rules for how to run each of these in long-form, giving exciting scenery and environmental modifiers. We provide how-to guides for running car chases, how to run an investigation top to bottom, and special rules for heisting.

  • Chapter Three: Strange Travels contains five different unusual destinations that characters can travel to; alternate dimensions, time travel, planetary travel, the microverse, and oceanic exploration. It also includes advice for how to run such travel, and what the characters may encounter when they arrive at their destinations.

  • Chapter Four: New Mechanics has an array of new Gifts for Talents, some converted from other books and eras and others new and specific for this book. We include Edges, Paths, and Skill Tricks specific to traveling into worlds described in this book. It also includes new equipment and vehicles for use in various adventures.

  • Chapter Five: Storyguiding gives advice on how to use the Storypath system, along with presenting optional rules to make the game feel more streamlined at your table. It also contains information on how to use antagonists in Trinity Continuum along with suggestions on how to scale up antagonists for long-term play along with several new example antagonists.


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The primary purpose behind this crowdfunding campaign is to enable Onyx Path to create a hardcover edition of the Trinity Continuum Player's Guide compatible with the Trinity Continuum rulebooks (the Core Rulebook, Adventure!, Aether, etc.). Your support will allow Onyx Path to produce a fully-developed PDF and hardcover edition for this setting and rules expansion. With your help we hope to not only deliver a beautiful book to all of our backers, but also fund at least one print run to be sold through distribution and into book and hobby stores that are so vital to our community.

Exceptional funding may allow the Trinity Continuum team to explore more of the adventurous possibilities open to characters in this game, perhaps introducing additional gear and gadgets or even a new take on equipment creation and crafting. Additional support will provide the talented team behind the book with inspiration to unlock even more possibilities!  

Beyond those campaign-specific goals, the hope is to do what these games have always done — build a community invested in each other's stories and shared imagination. Every person who participates is joining with the goal of bringing this game into the world, and that common goal is a powerful binding element that we can't help but want to share. When you back this project, you join us on this exciting journey and become part of our own allegiance.



All participants who would like to make this project happen can pledge their support and add to the overall campaign total. If the campaign meets the funding target ($15,000), then we will have funded the project and it will become a reality. Your pledge will only be collected if we achieve our funding target.

In thanks for your support, we offer rewards based on your level of funding pledged. The Pledge Allegiances outline the various rewards reflecting various levels of support pledged. Please note that international shipping costs ARE NOT included in the cost of your pledge. You will be charged for shipping after the campaign through the pledge manager.

DECIDING ON YOUR PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE

Digital vs Physical: do you save some shelf space and go digital-only with the PDF version or go all in with the hardcover version? Are you just interested in the new book created by this campaign, or looking to add extras with the Add-On options available as well? Please note that international shipping costs ARE NOT included in the cost of your pledge. You will be charged for shipping after the campaign through the pledge manager.

While the Trinity Continuum contains nearly-infinite possibilities and variations, we've tried to keep supporting this project as simple and straightforward as possible. To pledge support to this project, alight yourself with one of these pledge path tiers:

  • La Révolte Éclatante: This is the PDF-only reward allegiance. So, if you're saving trees or saving shelf space - or avoiding the shipping charges that are absolutely ever-increasing - this is the reward tier options that you should begin with. The PDF will be fulfilled by our partners at DriveThruRPG.com - when it is ready, you will receive a link to add it to your DTRPG library at no cost and be able to download at your leisure.
  • National Office of Emergency Research: This reward allegiance includes the hardcover version of this book. Shipping costs ARE NOT included in the cost of your pledge. You will be charged for shipping after the campaign through the pledge manager.  In addition, this option also includes the PDF version, so you will get a digital copy as described above.


In addition to these primary reward pledge paths, we also offer the following options:

  • Alert Status 1: Not ready to commit, or just looking to offer general support? This pledge allegiance is for you. This does not include our primary reward, but allows you to select some digital optional Add Ons, as well as participating in the post-campaign Pledge Manager as a backer. You'll also be able to read the draft manuscript of the Trinity Continuum Player's Guide that we post throughout this campaign.
  • Transcendent Alliance, The Triton Foundation: A few Reward Allegiances offer special limited premium rewards in addition to the basics, including an option to act as a Art Model or a chance to supply a name to be used by an NPC included in a supplement. Check each of the Pledge Tier descriptions for more details.

Need the Trinity Continuum Core Rules as well? They form the basic system upon which the Trinity Continuum Player's Guide (and all Trinity Continuum games) are built. We've set up these one-click pledge paths to get you started! If you don't already have a copy of the Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook, you soon will by choosing either of these reward tiers.

  • Les Fantômes: A digital entry into the Trinity Continuum, this pledge path contains PDF versions of both the Trinity Continuum Player's Guide sourcebook as well as the Trinity Continuum Core Rules.
  • Polyphemus: This pledge path will get you both the PDF and hardcover books for  both the Trinity Continuum Player's Guide sourcebook and the Trinity Continuum Core Rules.


Finally, we love retailers, but modern publishing methods don’t always make it easy for them to get books into their stores. With this Trinity Continuum Player's Guide campaign, we have created a special Reward Allegiance just for you.

  • The Theseus Club: Any retailer who pledges at the Retail Reward Tier will get 5 copies of the Trinity Continuum Player's Guide hardcover books (as well as the PDF versions) at a retail-specific discount so that they can sell in-store. You must have prior approval to back at this level, otherwise your pledge will be adjusted in our post-campaign Pledge Manager. Please contact [email protected] to confirm your eligibility.
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ACCESS TO DRAFT MANUSCRIPT UPDATES – During the course of the campaign, we will be sharing the ENTIRE manuscript for the Trinity Continuum Player's Guide. Backers will be able to review the manuscript and share feedback with the developers as well. 

TRINITY CONTINUUM PLAYER'S GUIDE PDF VERSION - The digital version of the Trinity Continuum Player's Guide, fulfilled by our partners at DriveThruRPG.com. Backers will receive redemption links for an early version of this book before it goes on sale to the public. This initial "Advance Version" will be used to get feedback from the fans to make the final version the best that it can be. When it has been updated to the final version, it will automatically be added to your DriveThruRPG library and available for download at your convenience.



TRINITY CONTINUUM PLAYER'S GUIDE HARDCOVER BOOK - The main goal of this campaign is to fund the creation, production, and print run of a hardcover edition of this book. Note that all Reward Tiers that include the physical hardcover version also include the digital PDF version as a bonus. Shipping costs ARE NOT included in the cost of your pledge. You will be charged for shipping after the campaign through the pledge manager.

OPTIONAL DISCOUNTED PoD VERSION – For this Trinity Continuum Player's Guide campaign, you will have the option of using DriveThruRPG.com’s Print-On-Demand service to purchase a physical, printed copy of the PDF directly from their PoD partners at discounted cost (this cost is not included in your pledge, and you do not need to increase the cost of your pledge to use this option). When the PoD versions are available to order (which may be some time after the books have gone to print), you will receive links to purchase these versions of the books from DriveThruRPG.com. You DO NOT need to take advantage of this PoD offer as it does not affect in any way your pledge rewards.



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In addition to the rewards listed in each Pledge Allegiance, backers can add extra options via the Add On menu associated with your reward format. Digital Rewards can be added to any pledge, while physical rewards can only be added to rewards lists that include a the Trinity Continuum Player's Guide hardcover book, and will therefore have a shippable order when information is downloaded in the fulfillment system.

Simply increase your pledge amount by the associated cost to cover these additional rewards, and then confirm your selection during the pledge process. These options will also be available to add in the post-campaign Pledge Manager.
 
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As we increase the overall funding and support for the project, we’re able to add additional resources to the project, expand the rewards listed, and add in new offers and opportunities. Each Stretch Goal will have a target that, once reached, will add a project to the reward list for backers of the relevant Stretch Goal path. Whenever we achieve a stretch goal, the image will be updated to reflect the achievement.

ACHIEVED! - At $20,000 in Funding – TRINITY CONTINUUM PLAYER’S GUIDE T-SHIRT ON REDBUBBLE - An TCPG-themed Backer shirt will be hosted on Onyx Path’s Redbubble store for a limited time. Only backers will be notified when the shirt becomes available for purchase.



ACHIEVED! - At $25,000 in FundingTOOLS OF THE TRADE – A PDF supplement will be created featuring new tech items for Talents. Vehicles? Weapons? Gear? Help us decide in our poll! This PDF supplement will be added to the rewards list of all Crowdfunding backers receiving the Trinity Continuum Player’s Guide PDF as one of their pledge rewards.


ACHIEVED! - At $28,000 in Funding - TRINITY CONTINUUM PLAYER’S GUIDE DIGITAL WALLPAPER- Exciting Trinity Continuum artwork will be used to create a wallpaper for your computer desktop. This digital wallpaper will be added to the rewards list of all backers supporting this project.


ACHIEVED! - At $30,000 in FundingTHE ART OF CRAFTS – The unlocked PDF supplement will be expanded to include a streamlined version of the crafting system, along with some examples, to help inventor characters make new toys for their Talents.


At $33,000 in Funding - TRINITY CONTINUUM PLAYER’S GUIDE MOBILE WALLPAPER - Exciting Trinity Continuum artwork will be used to create a wallpaper for your mobile device lockscreen. This mobile wallpaper will be added to the rewards list of all backers supporting this project.


ACHIEVED! - At $35,000  in FundingGEAR AND GADGETS – Even more gear, gadgets, and tech toys will be added to our unlocked PDF supplement.


At $37,000 in FundingTRINITY CONTINUUM VTT TOKEN PACK - Digital assets will be created to support online play for Trinity Continuum, including key character and antagonist tokens from the book. This online asset pack will be added to the rewards list of all backers.


At $40,000 in FundingADVANCED GIFTS – Our unlocked PDF supplement will be expanded to include Advanced Gifts. Want to be one of the most powerful Talents in Trinity? Now you'll have Gifts to demonstrate your massive power.

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International shipping has become increasingly expensive and is often prohibitive to non-US backers. Several contemporary publishers have decided to discontinue international shipping completely. For this project, Onyx Path wants to keep all options open to our customers, though shipping costs will reflect the expense.

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping costs ARE NOT included in the cost of your pledge. You will be charged for shipping—and have an opportunity to adjust your pledge—after the campaign through the pledge manager.

The following are estimates for shipping a copy of the hardcover book with full package tracking, projected on current trends. Please note that these are estimates only and are subject to change by the time of fulfillment (currently projected by May 2025)

  • DOMESTIC MEDIA MAIL (USA): $0 USD + $10 USD per additional book
  • CANADA: $45.00 USD +$15.00 USD per additional book
  • UNITED KINGDOM: $55.00 USD +$20.00 USD per additional book
  • EUROPEAN UNION: $60.00 USD +$20.00 USD per additional book
  • AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND: $75.00 USD +$25.00 USD per additional book
  • BRAZIL: $80.00 USD +$25.00 USD per additional book
  • THE REST OF THE WORLD: $55.00 USD +$20.00 USD per additional book

Again, we will be charging the actual costs via our BackerKit pledge manager once the books are preparing to ship. These are estimated costs only, and the final costs charged will reflect the actual rates at the time of shipping.



ALTERNATE OPTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL BACKERS:

If you live outside of the US, here are your options for obtaining a physical copy:

  • Pledge to the campaign at the $25 La Révolte Éclatante reward tier to get the PDF version plus a redemption code to purchase the print-on-demand version of the book at a discounted cost (plus shipping) from DriveThruRPG.com once it's available (see Reward Descriptions, above, for more details).
  • Pledge to the campaign at the $5 Alert Status 1 reward tier to get access to the preview manuscript. Later, you can buy the PDF and/or Print-on-Demand when eventually released.
  • Contact your local game store and make sure you're put on a preorder list so they know there's demand for the game that they're being asked to fill, and then encourage them to back at the Retailer Tier for this campaign!
  • Look into a freight forwarding service that can give you a US-based shipping address, get packages delivered to it, and then forwarded to you.
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After the campaign is over we'll launch our BackerKit Pledge Manager and invite the backers to set up their rewards via survey. This allows you to confirm your pledge and add on anything that you might have missed, as well as possibly increasing your pledged reward tier, should you choose to expand your reward selection. This option will give international backers additional time to investigate shipping options, should they choose, knowing they can confirm a physical reward at a later date. We will also use BackerKit's Pledge Manager to charge actual shipping costs for international orders when we're approaching order fulfillment. Funding collected by BackerKit after the crowdfunding campaign does not count toward any campaign Stretch Goals, however.



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Onyx Path Publishing has managed more than 50 crowdfunded projects, and that experience allows us to maintain manageable projects and achievable goals. To read more about the knowledge that has been applied to this project, you can read the FAQ linked here: http://theonyxpath.com/about/faq/crowdfunding/


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