The Deck of Many Animated Spells, Tarot and More for 5e DND

Created by Hit Point Press

Cast your spells and more with style!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Shipping and Production Update, Charging Cards + Cups Preview!
16 days ago – Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 03:11:49 AM

Hey backers!

We have lots of news this month, so without further adieu, let’s get into it!

Charging Cards

At long last, we’ll be charging credit cards on BackerKit! The cards will be charged on Thursday, April 1st.

We’ll also be locking surveys at this time so please ensure your survey reflects the tier, add-ons, and pallet option (if applicable) before this date. Once surveys are locked, you will be unable to opt-in or out of shipping on the pallet.

Deck Progress

Level 6,7,8,9: PDF Released!.........(Shipment on the last legs of its journey!)

Humblewood: PDF Released!........(In production)

Spellcraft Deck:  PDF Released!........ (In production)

Townsfolk: PDF by end of March 2021 ...............(In production)

Conditions: PDF by end of March 2021 .............(Prepping for digital release and print)

Illusions: PDF by end of March 2021 ................(Prepping for digital release and print)

Major Arcana: PDF Released!

Minor Arcana: 78%............45/56

Overall: 97% with 325/336 animations complete!

 Deck Production Updates

The shipment containing deck levels 6-9 have arrived in the country! It won’t be too much longer before it arrives at our warehouse and we can begin processing the decks and preparing them to ship.

The Townsfolk and Illusions decks took a little longer than expected to wrap up, but you can expect them to be released sometime this month along with the Conditions deck! These decks will be going into physical production around the end of March. We’ll keep you updated on shipping details!

With the tarot animations set to be complete within the next month, it won't be long until the entire animated deck series will be released digitally! Keep an eye on your inboxes and BackerKit for those download links!


Levels 0-5 + Things Reprint and Shipping Update

Some less fun news! We’ve unexpectedly run low on one of the lower volume decks and unfortunately are unable to proceed with shipping out rewards that include them for the time being. The good news is that we’ve already got more in production!


Once the 6-9 decks arrive, we’ll ship out the rewards we’re able to until the entire series is reunited! Our current estimate is roughly two months for the second shipment to arrive, but we'll keep you updated in our monthly posts. 

Tarot Update

It’s been quite the journey, but all tarot animations are set to be complete by April 15th! 🎉

Upon completion of the animations, the files will be prepped for production. At this time we estimate the deck will go into production around the end of May.


New Tarot Animations - Cups!

We’re so excited to share some of the new animations with you! Take a look!

2 of Cups Preview
3 of Cups Preview
5 of Cups Preview
6 of Cups Preview
7 of Cups Preview
9 of Cups Preview
10 of Cups Preview

Have questions? Reach out!

Leave a comment, e-mail us at kickstarter@hitpointpress.com or join the Discord!

Cheers,

The Hit Point Press Team

Deck Progress + Swords Preview and more!
2 months ago – Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 07:44:15 PM

Hey Backers!

Here’s an update on our progress in the last month! We have lots to share with you, so get ready!

Deck Progress

Level 6,7,8,9: PDF Released!.........(Freight Shipping, ETA to warehouse mid-March)

Humblewood: PDF Released!........(Production)

Spellcraft Deck:  PDF to be released later today!........ (Production)

Townsfolk: PDF by end of Feb 2021 ...............(Production)

Conditions: PDF by end of March 2021 .............(Being prepped)

Illusions: PDF by end of Feb 2021 ................(Being prepped)

Major Arcana: PDF Released!

Minor Arcana: 44%............25/56


Overall: 91% with 305/336 animations complete!

Our design team has been working away at getting the remaining decks ready for release and production! We anticipate more decks to be in production by the end of the month. Expect to see a few more deck pdfs released through BackerKit in the coming weeks!


Other Item Progress

Tarot Book (writing)... Complete, in copyediting

Tarot Book (design)... Design in progress

Spellshaping Art Book... Design in progress

Exclusives (Dingo, Jocat)... Production complete, in warehouse

Exclusives (Pin)... In Production

Other accessories... Being prepped for production

Tarot Update + Preview

Thank you all so much for your patience while we reassessed the timeline for completing the minor arcana animations! At this time, we anticipate the deck animations will be complete by the end of March. The animator we brought on to help out is doing a great job of bringing the original style to life!

Minor Arcana: Swords Preview

We know you’ve been eager to see some more of the animations, so here they are! We may be a bit biased, but we think these sword cards are looking pretty sharp.

2 of Swords

Animated by Kamille Areopagita & Liam Gregg

3 of Swords

Animated by Kamille Areopagita & Liam Gregg

4 of Swords

Animated by Kamille Areopagita & Liam Gregg

5 of Swords

Animated by Kamille Areopagita & Liam Gregg

Book Design Update

The writing is complete and the text is currently going through the copyediting phase. The design on the booklet and book are in progress, but here’s what we have so far!

The Book will feature 2 page spreads for each card, while the booklet will condense the major arcana down to single cards and the minor arcana a bit futher.

WIP Book Spread

Logo + Card Back Update

Take a look at our brand new logo design as well as an update to the card backs! 

We felt that the original design for the logo didn't do the deck justice and decided to update it with the feeling of the deck in mind and making it a more cohesive product overall.

Animated Tarot Logo by Meredith Smallwood

The Card back will still incorporate the geometric elements from the first iteration, but will have a perfectly reflected image featuring the suits.

Card Back WIP by Meredith Smallwood

Let us know what you think!


Deity of Tarot

As a thank you to our backers for their patience regarding the delays the deck is experiencing, we’ve decided to put together a little treat for you! We’ll be releasing a Deity of Tarot, who can be used in your 5e games!

If you’re a patron of ours or have purchased any of our Big Bad booklets from our store, you’ll recognize the format we’ll be using to put this ethereal being together! If not, you can download our first Big Bad for free to see what the booklet will look like (though definitely less...goopy).


Hexbound is Live!

Book Cover WIP

Our next Kickstarter is live! We've partnered up with Antonio Demico to help publish his magnificent book of Witches for all your 5e games! 


What kind of witch are you? Come and find out!


Have questions? Reach out!

Leave a comment, e-mail us at kickstarter@hitpointpress.com or join the Discord!

Cheers,

The Hit Point Press Team

Deck Progress + Fulfillment Update
3 months ago – Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 07:43:01 PM

Happy new year, backers! We’re excited to share what we’ve been up to in our first update of 2021!

Deck Progress

Level 6: Released!.........31/31 (Shipping, ETA to warehouse mid-March)

Level 7: Released!.........20/20 (Shipping, ETA to warehouse mid-March)

Level 8: Released!.........16/16 (Shipping, ETA to warehouse mid-March)

Level 9: Released!..........15/15 (Shipping, ETA to warehouse mid-March)

Humblewood: Released!..30/30 (Production)

Spellcraft (6-9): 100%...39/39 (Being prepped)

Spellcraft Deck: 100%....30/30 (Being prepped)

Townsfolk: 100%...............30/30 (Being prepped)

Conditions: 100%.............14/14 (Being prepped)

Illusions: 100%................33/33 (Being prepped)

Major Arcana: Released!...22/22

Minor Arcana: 35%............20/56


Overall: [89%] with 300/336 animations complete!


Our design team is preparing the remaining completed decks for digital release and for them to go into production. Other than the Minor Arcana, all animations have been completed! Expect to see more decks released through BackerKit in the next few weeks.


 Other Item Progress

Tarot Book (writing)... Editing, final passes

Tarot Book (design)... Design started

Spellshaping Art Book... Design started

Exclusives (Dingo, Jocat)... Production complete, in warehouse

Exclusives (Pin)... In Production

Other accessories... Being prepped for production


Tarot Update

Due to unforeseen circumstances with the original animator in the past month, we've brought on another animator to assist with completing this series. Rest assured, our original animator is still involved! She's providing us with the rough animations for the new animator to work off of, ensuring consistency in the style of the cards and the deck as a whole.


Because of these hiccups, we're currently a little unsure where that leaves us regarding the timeline we provided in last month's update, but we're determining what changes (if any!) we'll see regarding the production and shipping timeframe with our team.  


We know it can be disappointing when potential delays crop up and we're incredibly grateful for the patience and understanding you've extended us while we get this deck complete and in your hands (or inboxes!). We'll post another update with more details once we have them to keep you all in the loop!


As for the tarot book, we're excited to show some designs soon and with some more details on how the booklet will compare to the hardcover book!


Fulfillment is about to begin!

As we mentioned last year, we’re just about ready to start sending out the first rewards! Because not everything has made it through production just yet, we’re limited in what we can get shipped out in the beginning.

At the moment, rewards that only include released decks (Animated Deck of Many Things, Cantrips and Level 1-6 decks) and Kickstarter Exclusive: Card Packs are set to ship out in this first wave.

We’ll update you as more decks and rewards arrive! Until then, expect only these rewards to ship.

Get ready, we’re charging cards!

If you have an outstanding balance on BackerKit from add-ons, we’re about to begin charging the credit cards on file. We expect to complete this process by the end of January 2021.

Moved? Let us know!

You can update your address by providing it through your BackerKit survey link.

Have questions? Reach out!

Leave a comment, e-mail us at kickstarter@hitpointpress.com or join the Discord!

Cheers,

The Hit Point Press Team

Timeline Update + Minor Arcana Face Card Preview!
4 months ago – Sat, Dec 19, 2020 at 05:52:07 PM

Hey backers!

Here’s our final update for the year! Please take a moment to read about the decks’ progress, a more accurate shipping timeline now that we’re beginning production, and our holiday hours!

Deck Progress

Level 6: Released!.........31/31 (In Production)

Level 7: Released!.........20/20 (In Production)

Level 8: Released!.........16/16 (In Production)

Level 9: Released!..........15/15 (In Production)

Spellcraft (6-9): 100%...39/39 (In Production)

Spellcraft Deck: 77%....23/30

Humblewood: Released!..30/30 (Being prepped)

Townsfolk: 100%...............30/30 (Being prepped)

Conditions: 100%.............14/14 (Being prepped)

Illusions: 100%................33/33 (Being prepped)

Major Arcana: Released!...22/22

Minor Arcana: 35%............20/56

Overall: 87% with 293/336 animations complete!

Our design team is preparing the remaining completed decks for digital release. Keep an eye out in the new year!

Exclusives have arrived!

Now that exclusives are in, we can begin shipping out rewards! To begin with, only rewards that include decks from the first series will be shipping out, but that will officially mark the beginning of Kickstarter fulfillment! Yay!

We anticipate beginning fulfillment mid-January. As we get pieces in, we’ll ship out the rewards that we can! We’re so excited to get started.

Exclusives are here!

Production Progress

Decks

Levels 6, 7, 8, and 9 have gone into production! Our current estimate for their arrival is sometime in February. We can’t wait to see them!

Illusions, Conditions, Townsfolk, Spellcraft, and Humblewood animations are almost done and should be going into the production phase soon.

Tarot Update

As many of you have already probably noticed through our progress updates, the tarot deck is taking the longest to animate. The artist is still working hard to get the minor arcana completed and our current estimate is the end of February! 

The writing set to accompany the tarot decks is nearly done! The booklet is going through its final editing passes as we speak and we're eager to share the text in the new year.

Books

Our current estimated window for the physical books is March/April 2021.

New Animations Preview Tarot Royalty

Here’s a first look at some of the latest animations from the Tarot Minor Arcana!

Page of Swords
Knight of Swords
Queen of Swords
King of Swords
Page of Cups
Queen of Cups
King of Cups

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Check it out!


Support Holiday Hours

Please anticipate a slower response time from December 24th until the new year. Though an agent will be available Monday-Friday over the holidays (with the exception of Canadian statutory holidays), the hours will be reduced. We’ll get back to you as quickly as we can!

Have questions? Reach out!

Leave a comment, e-mail us at support@hitpointpress.com or join the Discord!

Thank you all once again for your support and enthusiasm for the project! We wish each and every one of you a safe and happy holiday season.

Cheers,

The Deck of Many Team

Deck Progress + Illusions preview
5 months ago – Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 06:28:28 PM

Hey backers!

Here’s a quick update on the progress we’re making on the remaining decks!

Deck Progress

Level 6: Released!.........31/31

Level 7: Released!.........20/20

Level 8: Released!.........16/16

Level 9: Released!..........15/15

Spellcraft (6-9): 100%...39/39

Spellcraft Deck: 50%....15/30

Humblewood: Released!..30/30

Townsfolk: 67%...............20/30

Conditions: 100%.............14/14

Illusions: 90%................30/33

Major Arcana: Released!...22/22

Minor Arcana: 27%............15/56

Overall: 72% with 267/366 animations complete!

 Illusions Deck Preview

So many illusions can you tell the difference between them and reality? (Art by Emily Hare)


Bandit Captain and three bandits
Cloud Giant
Druid
Priest and Acolytes

That's it for now! We'll post again in a couple weeks with more previews and potentially pages from the books!



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Have questions? Reach out!

Leave a comment, e-mail us at support@hitpointpress.com or join the Discord!

Cheers,

The Deck of Many Team