FAQ: Creed's Codex: Arcane Secrets of the Summoners
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How does the summoner work?

The basic design principle for the summoner class was to ensure that the summons were balanced, feeling powerful, yet not overshadowing the other classes. At its core though, the summoner needed to be centered around bringing forth creatures for battle, supporting allies, and solving problems both in and out of combat.

After a multitude of design attempts going the spellcaster route, we eventually abandoned spellcasting and instead took inspiration from the druid, monk, and warlock classes building a summoner that utilized a point system which refreshes on a short rest. Our summoner is not just a glorified spell list, but a unique class that uses base mechanics from other 5E classes combined in a unique way.

Initially the summoner acted alongside their summons. We went through several design iterations trying to get the balance right and decided to make it work, the summons had to be really weak, which just wasn’t fun. What we ended up with is mutually exclusive actions. If you take the action for the summoner, your summon(s) does not get an action that round. This solved the action economy issue while allowing you to still bring forth powerful creatures.

To build on this further we added a series of options allowing you to customize your summons, character, or playstyle as you level. You can continue to summon stronger creatures, more creatures, or enhance a lower level creature to keep your summons relevant as you grow in strength.

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Why did you go print on demand and how does it work?

A perfect storm of extremely high oil, lumber, and shipping costs combined with regular manufacturer closures led to a re-evaluation of alternative publishing options. Our community was very clear they wanted the option for a hardcover. We didn’t want to sacrifice on quality or deliver something with an extremely long lead time.

This brought us to the print on demand (POD) option. The service we chose, DriveThruRPG, has a history of great customer service and quick turn around times. They have a printing location in the U.S. and in the U.K. Rather than taking 1.5-2 years to get your books to you, we’re looking at a timeline closer to seven months.

When you choose to back a tier that includes the optional “Hardcover At-Cost Print on Demand Code”, you will be sent a link to buy the book at cost from DriveThruRPG once it is ready. DriveThruRPG Print on Demand services will print the book at-cost and then ship the product at cost to your address. This is the fastest, most cost effective way for us to deliver a high quality product at the lowest price possible as quickly as possible.

We won’t have to deal with huge shipments going to fulfillment centers, then continuing on to you with multiple steps for delays and increased shipping costs. This is especially important when shipping is the component that is rising in cost faster than anything else.

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When is my money collected?

Your money will be collected only after the project ends on May 19th, 2022.

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What payment methods can I use?

You can use any debit or credit card associated with Visa, Mastercard or American Express, as well as Discover and JCB cards. Kickstarter does not accept payments with PayPal.

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When will I get my pre-order?

Creed’s Codex is expected to begin shipping in December 2022. Depending on your location, you’ll get them within three weeks of the shipping date. Please note that this is an estimate, as you’re pre-ordering the product and production/shipping delays could arise.

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