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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:

Stretch Goal Reached! The mysterious stretch goal is...
over 1 year ago – Sat, Mar 13, 2021 at 05:34:44 PM

Hello everyone!


You did it! You reached the mysterious stretch goal in less than one day! I have a hard time believing it, but there it is!


The Mysterious Stretch Goal is....


The Witch Ranger Subclass!

That's right! Seeing soooo many people excited for the ranger and ending up not getting it didn't sit right with me, but I was veeeery much not sure we would hit 350k before the end, so I decided to keep that hidden to not get those people's hopes up. But you did! You did hit the stretch goal! So now the total of witch subclasses included in Hexbound is a frankly unbelievable 11!

Expect a little write up like the other subclasses soon. For now I can tell you that this ranger is all about summoning the spirits of the land, and that depending on where the ranger is the spirit summoned will be different! It also introduces a very interesting summoning mechanic, and gives you a ton of customization options as you go through your levels.


For flavor, think Princess Mononoke meets The Legend of Zelda!


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Projects We Love!

Dungeon Notes

A set of 5E Journals and Guided Sticky Notes for both D&D Players and DMs. Keep track of your home game like never before.

Dungeon Notes is a brand new system for DMs and Players alike to keep track of their characters and the world around them. Both our journals and sticky notes are designed to enhance your game by making an easy to understand system for note-taking, world-building and so much more. Our goal with Dungeon Notes is to make it easy for you to keep track of one or several games. All without breaking the bank.

So if you're a fan of D&D and you want to take your game to the next level, you can back Dungeon Notes HERE

Click Here to Check Out Dungeon Notes!


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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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It's still hard to believe that we've reached our final stretch goal. I can only say thank you for your incredible support. We're an hour away from the end now, so see you on the other side!


Cheers,

Antonio

Stretch Goal Reached! Two more Subclasses and Secret Goal!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 11:10:47 PM

Hello everyone!

Well, somehow you did it! We have reached the 300k goal. I literally do not know what to say, so I guess let's get into it!


300K Goal Reached!

So, like the 250k goal, we ran a poll. The difference between the last poll is that this one was absolutely insane! First of all, this one has at the time of closing 3,438 responses. That's DOUBLE what the first one got! Thank you for your participation!

During the last one, the two winning options were winning from the beginning, and it wasn't much of a surprise when the poll ended, but for this one it was very much not that! So, without further ado, who won?

And The Witch Subclasses Are...

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Sorcerer and Paladin!

Sorcerer was the front runner from the very beginning, but Ranger and Paladin were neck and neck during the entire poll, but in the end, the paladin won by the smallest margin, leaving the Ranger behind! It was actually very exciting to watch!

So let's see what these two have in store!


Sorcerous Origin - Coven of Spirits:

They say that many things run in one's blood, and certain witches believe that one of these things is witchcraft itself.

Among the most illustrious and storied witch families, a common pattern appears. Individuals are born with an innate connection to the spirits of the witch ancestors in their own family. It's said that this happens because the practice of acquiring a witchmark changes the body of a person, and after repeating these practices through generations, it ends up affecting the newborn in the womb. Such connection cannot be achieved in one, two or ten generations, but after centuries of perpetuating a bloodline with all its participants giving themselves to the practice of the craft.

The individuals gifted with this connection grow up surrounded by the spirits of their ancestors, who watch over them and guide them through their path in life. The weight of their expectations can be soul crushing, but the unrivaled power they offer can also be incredibly useful. Sorcerers of this origin find their ancestors emboldening their magic through their connection, but it's up to them to decide how they'll forge their own path through witchcraft.


This Sorcerous origin is a trip. This sorcerer has basically an entourage of spirits that they can call upon to empower their magic,  but these are spirits of people that have their own plans and that seek to uphold the traditions of a family that is centuries-old! There are plenty of very unique options to play with, for example; one that changes a rarely used spell; "Dream", into a core feature of the class. It also gives both the player that chooses this subclass and the DM endless strings and hooks for roleplay and character motivation. It's one of my favorites!


Sacred Oath - Oath of the Coven:

Nobody is more aware of the incredible power of witchcraft than witches themselves. Witches form covens comprised of many powerful spellcasters and formidable warriors, witches also form covenants between one another that grant them tremendous power. It is no wonder that with magical organizations wielding such might, someone was needed to keep the peace.

Paladins that swear to follow the Oath of the Coven are there to protect witches, most of the time from other witches. Regardless of what a particular coven teaches, at least one Oath of the Coven Paladin is almost mandatory in a coven. They are there to keep the peace, to protect other witches from outside threats, but to also ensure that they do not go mad with power. Many are sent after witches that have broken the law, have killed their masters, of have otherwise endangered the well-being of other witches. Once an Oath of the Coven Paladin is on the hunt, not much can stop them.

These paladin witches use their witchcraft to stop spellcasters in their tracks. They are uniquely suited to combat and take down those that use harmful magic to harm or manipulate others, and their abilities center around the interruption of spells. Many witches are thankful for their presence, and many others resent them and see them as an unnecessary precaution stifling their pursuits in spellcasting, but witches have learned that a steady hand holding an unwavering sword could be the only thing stopping a coven from crumbling under its own weight.


It's an anti-mage! Everyone loves an anti-mage! Except for mages... This subclass takes the concept of "specialization" to a new level, being particularly geared towards dealing with enemies that cast spells, but that's very much not the only thing they can do! The Oath of the Coven is, after all, a witch, and is therefore a fantastic spellcaster with a very interesting spell list that can shine against all kinds of enemies.


And those are our two new subclasses, which brings the number of witch subclasses in Hexbound to 10. 10!! That's so many!

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Secret Stretch Goal!

I honestly did not know if we would be able to reach 300k, but here we are! As a result, I've decided to add one very last stretch goal. I've decided to keep this one hidden since we're so close to the end, but nevertheless I will honor my promise if we reach it!

It's weird to see such a mysterious scroll!


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Projects We Love!

Remarkable Cults & Their Followers is the ultimate GM sourcebook for roleplaying fantasy cults, nefarious factions, and evil organizations. This brand-new book brings you exciting, intriguing, and complex evil factions, as well the tools to create your own.

This includes villainous leaders and their cronies, rumors, new gameplay ideas, services, information on working for and against cults, gaining ranks and followers, and much, much more. This system-neutral book is not just about religious cults, but instead delights the imagination with a wide range of sinister organizations and factions to add to your game.

Click Here to Check Out the Kickstarter Campaign!

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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 all for today! We have already accomplished so much, and I'm sure that these last hours are gonna be incredibly exciting. I will see you very very soon!


Cheers,

Antonio

Unlock! Witch Fighter Subclass - Try the Witchblade NOW!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 04:33:30 PM

Hello everyone!

Surprised by this announcement? We very recently passed the total amount raised during the entire month-long kickstarter campaign for Dragon Stew in 4 days! I wanted to thank you all so I prepared a little something. Let's get into it!


The Witch Fighter Subclass is here!

I had been working on this subclass for a while, as I loved the idea of a fighter that summoned the spirits of other fighters to learn their techniques. I wanted to bring to the fighter a subclass that allowed for great opportunities for really cool adventures and interactions with NPCs, as well as a whole new layer of customization! That's how the Witchblade was born.

If you've read our preview pages you learn that witchcraft consists of summoning spirits to obtain magical energy. The witchblade does just that, but they specifically summon the spirits of past fighters to their blade to use their techniques! This effectively makes the witchblade sort of like a "mimic fighter", in that they can use techniques of other fighter subclasses!

However, I did not want for this fighter to have access to other fighter's abilities through no effort of their own, and that's where their signature way to be able to summon these spirits comes from! The witchblade can train alongside a fighter with a martial archetype they wish to be able to summon for one week to prove to the spirit of a fighter that they are worthy of using their abilities in combat, OR they may choose to kill that fighter, proving that they were stronger and therefore worthy. This brings not only a sense of accomplishment to learning moves from new subclasses, but also important character-building and roleplay-heavy choices!

This is just the very tip of customization for this fighter, as the witchblade gains the ability to transform their weapon into other weapons in combat, bringing even more versatility to this subclass and also allowing this fighter to use the entirety of the other fighter subclasses!

I know this subclass is very much not traditional, and that's why I think it shows the design spirit of the Hexbound Witch Subclasses! I hope it's exciting to all of you, and I want to thank you once again for your support :)


So, before I send you off with a link, I have to tell you about a specific way that this kind of content will be shared! Whenever something like a subclass is released during the kickstarter campaign, it will come in the form of a google doc that everyone can check out. It will also come with its own survey that you can fill out! This allows every backer to give feedback in real-time about the content of Hexbound, and we can make changes following that feedback if we feel like there's something that we can improve! That means that the content that is released this way for Hexbound will not be final, and is subject to change! Keep that in mind when you go through it.


Check out the Witch Fighter Subclass: The Witchblade!

and...

Click here to access the Feedback Survey!


The Coven Channel on Discord:

Wouldn't it be neat to have a place where the community can talk about the content released in this way? Maybe come up with ideas for the characters that would use this subclass, or discuss neat builds that would work well with a specific absent from Hexbound. Well! Good thing that there's a channel on the Hexbound discord server to do just that! The Coven channel on our server is our little version of Unearthed Arcana, you are welcome to use it to discuss all released Hexbound content any time!

Click here to access the Hexbound discord server!

Projects We Love!

Today in our projects we love section we wanted to highlight Damage Dice! These are dice specifically made to roll for damage in your 5th edition games. There are dice for all kinds of damage, including piercing, slashing, bludgeoning, and even specific dice for magic missile damage, sneak attack, wild magic, you name it! The dice comes in several colors and material, including metal (our personal favorite).  There are also dice specifically made to roll death saving throws, which sounds like it would make those tense moments even more exciting! They have also unlocked other goodies like a rolling tray, t-shirts, and dice bags!

If you want to see for yourself, go ahead and check out their kickstarter campaign!

Click Here to Check out the Damage Dice Campaign

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I feel like I always end these updates with a thank you, but I really want to thank you so I'll keep doing it! I hope you like the witch fighter, and I'll see you very, very soon!


Cheers,

Antonio, @antodemico on twitter.

Unlocked: Hexbound: Coven Collection
over 1 year ago – Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 12:34:26 PM

Hello Everyone!

You don't know for how long I've been planning this announcement, and now that we're hitting the home stretch of this campaign it's FINALLY time to talk about it! Let's get into this Coven Collection!


Hexbound: Coven Collection!

The Coven Collection of Hexbound is a new pledge tier that includes EVERYTHING that has been unlocked for the Hexbound Project AND THEN SOME!

In the Hexbound: Coven Collection, you'll find:


  • A Collector's Edition Hardcover Copy of Hexbound
  • A Normal Edition Hardcover Copy of Hexbound
  • A Dragon Stew Hardcover Copy
  • The Hexbound PDF and Battlemap PDF
  • The Dragon Stew PDF
  • 1 deck of Hexbound Reference Cards
  • 1 deck of Hexbound Animated Spell Cards
  • 1 set of Hexbound Minis + STL files for all 4 minis
  • 2 Kickstarter Exclusive Hexbound Pins: the Hat Pin and the Sword Pin.
  • 1 whole set of artisanal precious gemstone, gold-painted, opalite dice

That's a whole lot of things! And some of those things are exclusive to this tier! Let's get into those!


Hexbound Opalite Dice

We've partnered with the amazing folks at Level Up Dice. They are a dice company that specializes in artisanal gemstone dice. That's right, dice made of real gemstone! I've personally designed the Hexbound dice, and selected the precious stone used for them. The Hexbound dice are hand-painted with gold metallic paint, and they are made of real opalite, a semi-translucent precious stone that reacts to the light in an incredible way.

The different faces of all the opalite hexbound dice

I've seen Level Up Dice's opalite dice (I own one!) and they are absolutely incredible in person. We've been working in the design for a long time, and we have a 3D render to show you! This 3D render shows the design on each facet, but we've also included photos of dice made with the same stone and the same gold paint to show how incredible these look in real life. I cannot stress enough how amazing these look irl, and I hope the pictures show it!

Because these dice are made of real opalite and hand-painted, they retail at 80$ and can be added to your order through add-ons, but they are included in the Hexbound Coven Collection!


Hexbound Large Mini Revealed!

You've seen the sculpts for the Hexbound Minis, but we told you we were working on the last sculpt, which is for a large mini, and it's here! This mini depicts one of the creatures you'll encounter in your Hexbound adventures. It will be larger than normal minis, the perfect centerpiece for an adrenaline-filled combat session, but also makes for a fantastic display piece!

This mini is of course included in the normal Hexbound Mini Set, which is in included in several pledge tiers (The Hexed Minis tier and the Collector's Edition tier), but is ALSO included in the Coven Collection!

Dragon Stew Hard Copy!

For those who don't know, my previous project was Dragon Stew, it's a 5e cooking-themed supplement that offers subclasses, cooking classes, and a whole cooking system that allows you to cook any monster, homebrew or otherwise, to obtain fun bonuses that add a new dimension to the 5e gameplay! It also comes with its own type of adventure: Cooking Trials. They are what happens when Monster Hunter meets The Great British Bake-Off! They are cooking competitions where two teams compete to hunt a monster and cook it to impress a judge and win the contest.

Since the release of Hexbound a lot of people have expressed interest in Dragon Stew, and since the book is finished (and shipped to backers as we speak!) I thought the Coven Collection would be the perfect opportunity to include it! The Coven Collection includes a Hardcover Copy and a PDF of Dragon Stew :)


Pledge Tier Details:

The Coven Collection is a step above the Collector's Edition, including all that the Collector's Edition has and much more. The Coven Collection pledge tier price on Kickstarter is 300$, but the MSRP for all its included items is around 390$! That means that the Coven Collection pledge tier represents 90$ worth of savings!

The price of shipping for the Coven Collection is 20$ in the US, and 40$ elsewhere.


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Projects We Love!

FARSIGHT is a pen & paper role-playing game designed to bring science fiction to your table, allowing you to explore pristine worlds, roam the cosmos, and confront with unknown species, alien civilizations and prodigious technologies. Well, provided you can survive the dangers lurking just beyond the edge of the known!


Produced by Lightfish Games during years of design and playtest, the FARSIGHT game system, evolved from the 5th edition of the most popular rpg of all time, is simple and easy to learn, but capable of giving you all the depth and details that science fiction demands.

Click Here to Check Out Farsight!

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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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Having a set of dice based on my book was a bucket-list item for me, and I'm really happy we're doing that with Hexbound! I really wanted to offer a quality product, and I'm very confident in the work that Level Up Dice produces. I also wanted to offer an option for those that want the entire Hexbound package, and the work we've put into the entire Coven Collection


Cheers!

Antonio 

The 2 Witch Subclasses Have Been Chosen!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 08:43:25 AM

Hello everyone!

Quick update today to let you know which two classes are getting witch subclasses if we reach 250k! Let's get into it!

And The Witch Subclasses Are...


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Bard and Rogue!

That's right! In 3 days more than one thousand people have spoken, it was a close race between the two winners, leaving the Paladin and the Cleric behind very early on, and snagging those witch subclasses! Let's get into what you can expect from the witch bard and the witch rogue!


Roguish Archetype: Witchcraft - Duskwalker

Many witches go through lengthy rituals to call forth specific spirits through the veil and into our world. Duskwalkers do not have time for such floritures. Their covens focus on speed, aiming to make witch combattants that can adapt to situations as quickly as possible. Their practice allows them to summon the help of spirits almost instantly, but this comes at a cost: A duskwalker’s abilities depend entirely on whether they are bathed in light or in darkness. When standing in a brightly lit room, they can channel spirits that give them formidable defensive abilities and show them truth from lies and fabrication, when standing in darkness they can meld with it, becoming one with the shadows as they wait to strike at the perfect time.


The Duskwalker is a rogue subclass that drastically changes depending if you are standing in darkness or bright light, basically giving you two completely different sets of abilities at your disposal. This makes it extremely versatile, but also demands that the player thinks on their feet and adapts their tactics depending on the battlefield.


Bardic College of Witchcraft: Intoners

Bards of the College of Witchcraft are called Intoners. They specialize in bringing spirits forward through the use of songs. Intoners do not use any musical instruments other than their voices to cast their magic, and as a result must train their vocal chords rigorously for them to withstand the arcane energy required for the summoning of spirits. The training takes years, as mastering any branch of witchcraft often demands of those that wish to harness its power.

They keep the secrets of their arcane songs to themselves. These songs are charged with magical energy and their sounds pierce through the veil between the planes, reaching the astral home of spirits where the living cannot tread. The songs are then used as lures, or invitations, for specific spirits to cross the veil and manifest themselves in a specific location. The Intoner can then dominate the flow of battle, invoking specific spirits to change the tempo of the battlefield to suit their needs.


The Intoner brings new depth to a previously rarely used mechanic: Auras. No longer the exclusive domain of paladins and barbarians, and no longer a passive ability that doesn't ask much of the player to benefit from,  the Intoner's auras completely change the way the bard is played, and its many, MANY options for auras give the bard class as much versatility and customization in its playstyle as the warlock.

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Projects We Love!

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Take care of your plants and yourself in a relaxing and lush atmosphere of your own design, completing daily acts of self-love that make the world a kinder place.

Players nurture their plants in-game by nurturing themselves in the real world, completing evidence-based wellbeing exercises like stretching, breathing, and expressing gratitude.

Practice showing kindness to others by sharing supportive messages and plant cuttings with other players in Kinder World.  Collective player choices like these, and in-game events will influence the growth of a shared Community Tree over time.

Click Here to Check out Kinder World!

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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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We are SO CLOSE to our 250k stretch goal! Like 12k close! I hope I get to write another update telling you that we unlocked it very soon, for now, thank you for your support once again and make sure you keep an eye out for next monday, very, VERY exciting things coming! Also, to those that wanted the other 2 classes to get a witch subclass, I'll just say.......... all is not lost! See you!


Cheers,

Antonio