Knight Vision Creative

Created by Brendan at Knight Vision Creative

A 5E supplement to bring your character concept to life. Brand new summoning class, spells, feats, gear, convergent magic, and more...

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Hardcover Update
2 days ago – Mon, Nov 28, 2022 at 04:14:19 PM

Hey Everyone!

My son and I came down with not one, but two gnarly viruses. My daughter escaped with only a single virus, and my wife evidently has the divine health of a paladin, avoiding it all. We've all mostly recovered at this point, but I'm a bit behind sending you all an update!

Hardcover

I received the first hardcover copy mid November. I reviewed the proof copy thoroughly. Unfortunately, this had a handful of printer artifacts I wasn't happy with. I reviewed the issues with the printer to troubleshoot the problem. Our files looked good, so no updates required on our side. They believe they resolved the issue and have issued a second proof. That second proof is in the mail, and I should get it this week. I will perform another quality check once it arrives and fingers crossed no more issues! If everything has been resolved, the hardcover codes should start going out shortly thereafter.

Example Print Artifacts

Reviews

If you had a chance to download your PDF, we'd love to hear what you think! Drop a review to let us and others know what you'd like to see more of. You all know how hard we've worked on this, but those who missed the campaign don't know the level of effort, the play-testing, the balancing, and the love and community involvement that went into the product. Let them know!

Failed Summoning Formula

There are 57 of you that need to complete your surveys! Please complete them as soon as possible so we can send you your rewards: https://knightvisioncreative.backerkit.com/

9 of you had a failed credit card! We've sent you a note to make an update.

Add-Ons

Currently we're working on the NPC & Villain Add-Ons. We've had a lot of great feedback so far as we review these in Discord. Drop in to let us know what you'd like to see or have your voices heard on the current work! Once these are wrapped up, we'll move on to the Magic Items!

Archon NPC Work In Progress

VTT Roll Out

There were a few questions in the survey about whether this will be ported to VTTs. We have plans currently to bring it to Roll20, Foundry, Shard, and SceneGrinder. Currently looking at a 2023 Q2 launch on these platforms.

One DND

We also had a few questions about Wizards of the Coast One DND announcement. We're following the information closely, but until anything is concrete, we will not be making any changes. We're in full support of improving the systems and maintaining backwards compatibility. This is the best of both worlds in many ways allowing for the continual usage of products already purchased plus providing methods for improving the experience moving forward. The exhaustion mechanic change in particular may be a solid boost to the Summoner!

Discord

As we roll out the Add-Ons and details on our upcoming projects, we've been running them by the Discord crew. We'd love to hear your opinions, pull you into playtesting sessions, and build better content with your feedback. Pop in and say hi: https://discord.gg/wJEZASTM9c

As we charge towards the end of the year, we'll be sending out at least one more update to keep everyone abreast of our status before we march into 2023. Thank you to everyone who has sent over feedback. We are super excited about the momentum we've built and are really looking forward to launching future products with you all!

Happy Holidays,

Brendan

PDF links are being distributed as we speak!
27 days ago – Fri, Nov 04, 2022 at 02:24:28 AM

PDFs distributing now!

Check your emails, you should be getting a link to the PDF. The automated title should be: "Free Digital Download from Knight Vision Creative at DriveThruRPG.com". Sometimes "free" triggers the spam tools on an email client, so double-check your spam. If you haven't gotten an email by 11/5, send me an email (brendan@knightvisioncreative.com) with the email you used for the Kickstarter, and I will look into it.

  • The email addresses are currently processing, so if you don't have it yet, check tomorrow
  • 72 of you still need to complete your rewards survey! Rewards can't be sent to you until you do: https://knightvisioncreative.backerkit.com/ 
  • 52 of you had a credit card error. There should have been an email automatically sent to you.  Follow the instructions in the email.

Timeline Update

PDFs are a month ahead of schedule! The original timeline we were hoping to release in December, but I didn't want to keep you all waiting!

  • Printer has just approved the files
  • First copy is being printed and shipped to me. I should have it within 14 working days.
  • I'll review and if everything looks good, we're ready to ship. If there are errors from the printing process, we'll need to get those fixed and repeat the cycle
  • Once fulfillment of the digital and hardcover versions is wrapped up, we'll focus on the additional add-ons
  • Next on the list is converting to VTT material (Shard, Roll20, Foundry, and SceneGrinder)

There have already been some discussions about our next project, the psionic, happening in discord. If you want to have your voice heard drop in and let us know what you want and don't want to see!

Another cool project

Super Dungeon Maker looks like a fun mix between platformer and dungeon builder. I think my kids will love this when they are older! If you wanted to build a DnD campaign in here that could be a cool pixelated adventure too!

One DnD

There were a few questions in the last survey about adapting to One DnD. We'll definitely be keeping our eyes on it as it evolves. Since it's backward compatible, we shouldn't have to make any changes, but we'd definitely like to see what they develop and add in the best parts as well! The change to exhaustion, if it sticks, will play very nicely with one of the summoner features already in the book!

We can't wait to hear what you think! Hit us up in discord!

We Need Your Name for Inclusion in the Credits by 10/10/2022!
about 2 months ago – Mon, Oct 03, 2022 at 07:13:50 PM

Hey Everyone!

Credits

We're working on the final formatting and need to get everyone's name who wants to be included in the credits.

We had a ton of amazing feedback, ideas, and questions thrown our way during the campaign, surveys, and through social media. Many of you have provided your preference, but we don't have the details for some of you! This is especially true of those of you who gave us awesome responses in the surveys but didn't leave an email address. We want to give you credit too!

If you'd like to be included, please let us know by filling out the survey. We have character names, player names, and social media handles currently. Let us know your preference! Please submit your entry by no later than Monday, 10/10/2022. 

Credit Survey Link

Streaming Creed's Codex

On Thursday's we've been streaming a campaign using the Creed's Codex materials with our friends over at CtrlAltCrit. We're live on Thursday the 6th at 6pm pacific time if you want to come check out the chaos. The players decided to make a 4 person summoner party! We'll see if they have the gumption to test out the combined summons rules! We'd love for you to stop by and enjoy the mayhem, ask any questions, and see them fighting off the onslaught that is days away.


Mandragora

There's an awesome looking 2d side scroller rpg live right now on Kickstarter, Mandragora, that I backed and have been encouraging the developers to make a summoner character.  If a few more people push, maybe we could get one!

Seriously though Mandragora looks awesome. They drew their inspiration from Castlevania, Dark Souls, Witcher 3, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps to build a rich storytelling, RPG character development, epic action and exploration. If they added couch coop it would literally check all the boxes. Maybe we can push there too...


Talk to you soon,

Brendan

Lore, Art, and More Updates on Creed's Codex
3 months ago – Tue, Sep 13, 2022 at 03:51:21 PM

Hey Everyone,

If you can believe it a month has already passed since we sent out our last update! Here's the current rundown:

Lore

We're working on finalizing the lore. In the process, we realized some of you may have awesome ideas you want to see included. We'd love to read anything you want to share. 

Have a blurb you think would make an excellent sidebar about summon personalities? Send it over! You already developed a sweet backstory for your summoner who specializes in mimics which she disguises as her chair? Can't wait to read it! You have a visual of how the actual summoning process works for your character with a series of arcane sigils and sizzling lightning bolts? Ready to deep dive!

We've put a survey together to help gather any content you want to share or see. We've also provided a few examples of different styles to hear your take on what you like. We want to make sure there's a good mix for everyone who's interested, so please let us know!

Please complete by September 23rd in the Lore Survey if you want your content to be considered for Creed's Codex!

Art

We've just about wrapped up the art for the project. Our latest addition is the spirit warlock summoner based subclass. We've been sharing early concept sketches in our discord if you want to join the party.

The spirit warlock summoning her patron while protecting her party with a connection totem

Streaming

We've been streaming a mini campaign Thursdays at 6pm pst play testing the summoner thanks to our gracious friends CtrlAltCrit

Session 0 - we built characters (all summoners) and kicked off the campaign exploring the Steelguard Warden's Stronghold.

Session 1 - picking up in the middle of an intense combat encounter, can the adventurers stem the breach?

This week we'll be running a level 10 one shot play testing additional content from Creed's Codex, before jumping back to the campaign next week. Hope to see you there!


Spell Testing

We are shooting for wrapping up the spell testing this week. We've made a few modifications to our testing to include language to avoid exploits like, "Well what if I have a bag of rats I carry around?" Some of you must play some interesting campaigns and drive your DMs a bit crazy.


Project Timeline

We are still on track for orders to be ready in December. We're working closely with the DriveThruRPG team to ensure everything on our side is done in plenty of time for the printers to be ready to process your order. Once this project ends and everyone is playing their awesome summoners we'll be reaching out to see where we can improve for our next project.


Next Project

We've started thinking about our next project and are currently planning to build out a psionic class.  There are a lot of opinions when it comes to psionics, so if you're interested in sharing yours please let us know on discord. Once Creed's Codex is working through the printing workflow, we'll start migrating our minds over towards this project and begin brainstorming how the class will function and host some alpha testing one shots. If it goes anything like the summoner class, the majority of ideas we currently have will transform dramatically into the final version. We're looking forward to building this with the community!


We've all been thrilled with the feedback we've received, the joy people are sharing, and look forward to continuing the trend.


As always, feel free to reach out any time. 

-Brendan

Fight Scene Illustration Render Is In!
4 months ago – Fri, Aug 12, 2022 at 05:05:05 PM

Thank you all for taking the time to vote. It was so incredibly close!

We'd love to hear what you think of the final version and if there's anything you want to share with the very talented Noman who brought this masterpiece to life!

Fight Scene Illustration 2 Took the Top Spot!
Fight Scene Illustration 2 Took the Top Spot!