Hexbound: A Witchy Supplement for 5e

Created by Hit Point Press and Antonio Demico

Bewitch both Players and GMs alike with this brand new supplement!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

July Update! V.2 is DONE and update on ALL physical goodies!
18 days ago – Sat, Jul 23, 2022 at 09:41:09 PM

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May Update! V.2 is complete and corrected! On to layout V.2 and then printing!
about 2 months ago – Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 05:07:59 AM

Hello everybody!

I hope the month of may treated you well!

We were busy finalizing all of V.2, and now we can say that the text is done! Let's get into it


V.2 is complete! Thank you error hunters!

Thanks to the work of our brave error hunters, the text of V.2 has been corrected! That means that V.2 can now be sent on for layout, and then once layout is done it'll be ready for print!

V.2 is not just some grammar mistakes that we have corrected, we're also changing the order in which stuff is presented in the book, moving sections around, alphabetizing some lists, and generally improving the flow of the book, so layout will take its time, but we aim to finish it as soon as possible and we'll give you monthly updates on the process as always!

I'll also be sharing updates and sneak peeks on the layout of V.2 in the next update (provided we don't have it by then!)

After layout is completed we'll proceed onto printing, which is the final stage. Remember though, we will ship all physical goodies at the same time, so even if printing is done, we must still wait for all the other goodies to be ready!


Error Hunting Goodies

To thank the amazing work of those that participated in Error Hunters, we're hard at work on their rewards! They should be coming very shortly. More info on the next update! You can check the rewards in the error hunting update.


Other Physical Goodies

Just to give you a quick update as to where the other physical goodies are, let's do a lightning round of those!

  • Dice are in production, soon to be finished!
  • All cards animations are almost complete, and then they're off to production!
  • Minis are in production as well! These are the ones that take the most time but we started early, so all is good
  • Physical Book needs to go through layout again (that's V.2), and then it's ready for print!
  • Pins are in production and should be finished very very soon

And that's the lightning round! As always, I'll come back to you with any news on anything we're currently working on if anything changes, but we're full steam ahead!


Arcane Eye App!

As I've said before, the tech for the Arcane Eye App has been ready for a minute! We've done some more testing on apple products since we developed it for Android first, and we were waiting on the corrections on V.2 to add all stat blocks to the app. Now that those are done we can start doing that! We're currently at that stage, and then we need to test the AR tech on the new version of the layout to ensure that all works well with the app. We're also adding a library function so that those that use phones without AR capabilities (or just want to quickly access all stat blocks without needing to find them in the book first) can do so through the library, sweet!


Have Questions? Reach Out!

As always, you can direct all your questions to our incredibly talented Support Witches! Simply whisper an incantation in the center of your ritualistic space of choice, or send them an email!

kickstarter@hitpointpress.com

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And that's our May update! As we head into June, we'll keep you informed of all the progress we make as we tackle the different sides of production. I want to say thank you one last time to those that have helped with the error hunters program, and I'll see you very soon for our june update!


Cheers,

Antonio

April Update! Error Hunters, Physical Goodies, and more!
3 months ago – Wed, May 25, 2022 at 02:41:00 AM

Hello everybody!

Long time no see! We've been hard at work with error hunters and physical goodies, let me tell you all about it!


Error Hunters

Error hunters has been a success! Thank you to everyone that has participated! It was really fun to go through the discord, and participation since Dragon Stew (my last project to use Error Hunters) has increased! Thank you once again to all participants.

Because we got a couple of errors in the last 2 weeks, I'm extending the period two weeks more, until the 8th of may more precisely. This way we ensure that nothing can escape our hunters' eyes! I don't want this extension to delay anything, so we'll start correcting the text from now, and just add anything if something else comes up.


Book Timeline

Let's talk book timeline!

We are starting corrections now, towards the end of April, in less than a month we'll have the errors corrected, the layout changes we want to make, and more, which means we can start working on V.2! Once V.2 is done (with layout changes included), we can send that over for print and then it's just a waiting game! I'll always keep you posted if anything comes up of course, but we are well on track!


Physical Goodies (and the app!)

Physical goodies are also well on their way. Some take more time than others (pins are almost done). We're also working with layout to make sure that our app, the Arcane Eye, works as well as it can (the app is dependent on the layout!), we're also testing it on screens so those that bought a digital edition can also play around with it (although the need for the app while browsing a digital edition is less clear than those using a physical edition). The main development of the app is done (regarding specifically the AR technology we're using), right now we're focusing on testing on new phones and doing some layout changes so that the app has an easier time recognizing each image. We're also working on animated spell cards. Let me show you some! Can you guess which one is which spell?

As soon as we have some physical pictures of the goodies, i'll definitely share them with you! As always and like i've said before, we're waiting on all the physical goodies to be done before sending them, since shipping costs would be so much higher if we sent them separately (image what that would be for those that bought collectors editions!).


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Have Questions? Reach Out!

As always, you can direct all your questions to our incredibly talented Support Witches! Simply whisper an incantation in the center of your ritualistic space of choice, or send them an email!

kickstarter@hitpointpress.com

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And that's the update for today! There wasn't much to say for this one other than how error hunters turned out, but I wanted to update y'all on everything else too, even if it is to say "we're hard at work on it!". As always, I'll be the first one to let you know if anything changes, and I am happy to say I'll still see you in the error hunters' channel, at least for two weeks!


Cheers,

Antonio

V.1 OF HEXBOUND IS HERE! Error Hunters Season starts now!
4 months ago – Wed, Mar 30, 2022 at 11:42:25 PM

PS: This update was written before the Russian invasion of Ukraine happened. I wanted to wait a bit before releasing this given the circumstances, but I also felt I owed to all of you who have placed your trust in me to release the PDF at the time it was promised. I hope this release of the V.1 of the Hexbound pdf can bring some comfort to those that need it. Take care. 


Hello everyone!

No time for intros, you've read the title of this update!

Hexbound is HERE!!!!!

That's right, released in February like we said, v.1 of Hexbound is coming to all backers AND backerkit buyers of the Hexbound pdf! You can now log into backerkit and find the pdf up for dowload, enjoy! You have both a spreads (two pages) for those that like to read it on a computer and a singles (single page) for those that would like to have it on their phone or tablet, convenient!


Let's talk a bit about what this means:

As I said, this is V.1 of Hexbound. What this means is that we're releasing this early, after being edited and copy-edited several times, to all backers. Because no matter how much you edit them there's always something to change, something to update, or something to reconsider, we are waiting one month between V.1 and V.2. to look for errors to correct. V.2 will have all the V.1 errors corrected and some changes to layout, and that will be the printed version of Hexbound (of course V.2 will also be available as a pdf!)

So what do you do if you're reading Hexbound and you find an error? Well...

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It's Error Hunters Season!

For those of you who backed Dragon Stew, Error Hunters will sound familiar. Most indie projects backed through platforms like Kickstarter ask their backers to submit errors in their text. I think this is a great idea, but I like to give an extra gift to those that do so, as a thank you for going through the trouble of reporting an error!

That's what Error Hunters is: a way for backers to report an error if they do find a mistake hidden within the text of Hexbound and get a little extra in return. So if you do find a mistake, what do you do?

Well, you go on over to the Hexbound discord, (HERE!), go to the error hunters channel, and make an error submission! If this is indeed an error, you'll be thanked for your dexterous hunting with a gift, but what gift?

Well, I thought long and hard about it! Everyone that has successfully hunted an error will get a special zip file with a bunch of Hexbound HD images that can be used for wallpapers (phone AND desktop), prints, or whatever you wish (except for commercial uses, duh!). You will also get an unreleased pdf with a bunch of never-before-seen sketches and work-in-progress drawings of Hexbound art! If you were ever curious about the process, or just wanted to see some of the work that goes into creating one of the many Hexbound illustrations, I think this is a fun thank you gift! It's a bit of extra work, but I think it's important to thank y'all for going to the trouble of reporting an error! After a month of error hunters, we'll edit V.1 into V.2, send that off to print, and be ready to go!

Important! Please read the pinned post in the error hunters channel and format your error submissions correctly! I'm not a huge team, I gotta go through these individually! Error submissions not properly formatted will not be counted.

All information is available for everyone in the error hunters channel on discord!


Click HERE to go to the error hunters channel on discord!

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 Physical Goods Coming!

They are coming! All manufacturers are in order and currently working on the physical goods of Hexbound. As I said, we're waiting on V.2 for printing, but once everything has been produced we'll be sending everything at once. We won't be sending each separate good on its own, but rather big packages containing everything you ordered at once, so even if the dice are ready, they will only be shipped with the rest. I'll be keeping you updated of any changes, delays, or even pictures of the manufacturing as we go along!


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Have Questions? Reach Out!

As always, you can direct all your questions to our incredibly talented Support Witches! Simply whisper an incantation in the center of your ritualistic space of choice, or send them an email!

kickstarter@hitpointpress.com


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And that's the end of this February update! I could not be happier to finally be releasing this book. I've been working on it for so long and now it's finally out! My own personal work with Hexbound has been done for a while now, and I've been working on many other projects, but it's still just as exciting to finally send the first version of the pdf to backers! I'm very happy we did it on schedule, and I hope you like Hexbound as much as I do! Thank you so much once again for all your support, and I'll see you in the error hunters channel!


Cheers,

Antonio

January Update! Surprise! There's one last subclass in Hexbound!
7 months ago – Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 12:50:26 AM

Hello everyone!

I hope this new year is treating you well! Not much has changed for me between 2021 and 2022, but who knows what this year has in store for us. I'm crossing my fingers for good surprises, and speaking of surprises... Let's get onto the update!

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The First Pass for the Hexbound Layout is done!

That's right, Hexbound layout has been done in full! We're now correcting a few things, making sure everything flows correctly and the art is placed where it needs to go, and putting the last rounds of copy editing into the finished final document. This means we're well on our way for the Hexbound release to happen as scheduled on February!

With regards to physical rewards (dice, minis, pins, cards, and of course the printed book) everything is going great. All different parties have been paid thanks to Kickstarter funds, and we're moving swiftly to production! Of course, all pieces need to be produced before we can ship them (we're not shipping the books independently from minis, for example), so we must make sure that everything is done and ready before we can ship everything at once. Our estimates are that everything should get to their rightful owners in 2022 without issue, but if there's any developments (like the shipping blockage that everybody has been experiencing for a while now) we'll be the first ones to let you know. In any case, the digital goods like the Hexbound pdf and the Dragon Stew pdf will be getting to you during February as expected without issue.

To help with the wait, and as a thank you before the release of the book, we've prepared a little (or not so little) something, but first, let's look at our schedule!

Some of the additional illustrations we have for the adventures!

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What We did in December:

  • Second round of copy editing done
  • Math copy editing (specifically the stat blocks, that get their own editor) done
  • Paid all the different manufacturers for production
  • Continued to work with manufacturers
  • Did the first round of layout

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What we'll do in January:

  • Finish Layout
  • Continue to work with manufacturers
  • Get the Hexbound pdf ready for release!

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Playtest Material: The Cleric Witch Lives!

That's right! As a thank you and a last gift before the release of the Hexbound pdf, we've added one final subclass to the book. This might have been somewhat spoiled by my making a typo during the last update and me calling the druid witch "the cleric witch", but oh well! Must have been on my mind! I read all your comments and everyone felt a little sad about the cleric not getting their own subclass, so I made it! 

That means that the Hexbound book has a subclass for every single class! (excluding of course the artificer as it's not SRD and we can't make subclasses for it)

Clerics are actually my favorite DnD class, so I really wanted to make sure this one was interesting! The Cleric Domain of Witchcraft has a second name: The Medium. It's crazy to me that DnD doesn't have an archetype where you play the traditional idea of a medium that contacts and talks to spirits, and since Hexbound witches are all about talking with spirits, what could possibly be a better fit for the cleric to be that medium? In the lore of Hexbound, cleric witches are often tasked with the safekeeping of the the tradition of witchcraft. Witchcraft being an oral tradition, it's biggest thread is for its practitioners to die, so clerics of witchcraft actually allow spirits to possess them and record the spirits' words to make sure that the teachings of the many existing covens are not lost to time. However, not all cleric witches live inside covens and dedicate their lives to the safekeeping of witchcraft as a tradition.  Many hedgewitch clerics of witchcraft that live outside covens and put their talents to use as mediums.

Mechanically, this subclass is all about debuffs and using your enemy's weaknesses against them. Their abilities center around possession, including self possession and the possession of their foes! Its subclass abilities all work to destabilize the enemy and open it to huge amounts of damage, it's all about big plays! If you enjoy tactics and having your other party members come together to take advantage of openings you have created, I believe you'll love this subclass, so without further ado, here it is!


As always, make sure you leave your feedback on the survey so we can take it into account in the final iteration of the cleric!


Click Here for the Medium Cleric Subclass!

Click Here to give feedback on the Medium!

Some of the additional illustrations we have for the adventures!

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Have Questions? Reach Out!

As always, you can direct all your questions to our incredibly talented Support Witches! Simply whisper an incantation in the center of your ritualistic space of choice, or send them an email!

kickstarter@hitpointpress.com

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And that's our January update! I had been keeping this cleric thing for a while, so I'm super excited to finally let you in on that little secret! Once again, I hope your 2022 is fantastic, and that we tackle this new year with strength and grab it by the horns! See you in February for the actual pdf release!


Cheers,

Antonio