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 Print On Demand Codes
9 months ago
– Sat, Dec 17, 2022 at 05:27:31 PM
📘 Hardcover's Have Been Approved
I received the updated proof this week and was able to comb through it for printing artifacts. All the previous ones were fixed and no more reared their head! Print on Demand codes will be heading out to those who backed a tier that included a hardcover copy over the next few hours. If you want to pick one up, or send one to a friend, you can order one here. It is currently in process to become public for purchases, so it may take a couple of days. If you haven't received your code by the 22nd, please contact me in Discord or at [email protected]. Drive Thru RPG's shipping times have been very slow, but their customer service has been top notch. If you have any issues reach out to them!
🔄 Manuscript Update in Q1
There have been a handful of clarity updates suggested, mechanic improvements identified, and fun ideas proposed I'd love to add. I plan on making an updated version in Q1 with any additional modifications that have been pointed out internally/externally within that time. If you'd like to wait to get the hardcover until then feel free, but I do not want to delay anyone. You'll get a notification when the pdf has been updated, and you will always be able to grab any errata in that version. If you see anything you'd like included in the list, let us know in Discord!
If you're enjoying Creed's Codex we'd love a review. Tell us what you liked and want to see more of in our next project!
🪜 Next Steps
Complete the remaining rewards (digital art pack, tokens, etc.)
Complete the add-ons (one shots, magic items, npc/villains, etc.)
We're looking to wrap up all the outstanding rewards in Q1 2023.
As we begin to close out Creed's Codex, we're starting to think about the next campaign we'll be running, and more importantly, where we can improve. I have two changes in particular I'd like to experiment with.
1. Improve the flow/structure of the page and rewards.
2. Run the campaign for the maximum allowed time, 60 days. This gives us more time to get feedback from the community to build the awesome content you all are looking for. If we are building in parallel with the campaign running, this shouldn't delay the fulfillment, but it will allow us time to get more user feedback implemented as well as design more user-inspired stretch goals. The stretch goals in particular were challenging to develop as we had limited time to get your recommendations while live, especially from those who found us towards the tail-end of the campaign. With that in mind, we've put together a quick survey to hear what you're interested in to get a head start planning for the next one!
Nate also started building out some sweet concept art.
I just backed my friend Ridge's Alpha Clash card game. The art looks great, and I'm pretty stoked to get my hands on the cards. The Kickstarter has a few more weeks to run, so they may unlock some excellent additional stretch goals. They already crossed the $300k threshold!
🔒 Accounts Errored or Not Locked
There are still 55 of you who have an error with your account, or you have not locked your account. If that's you, please go finalize your account so we can send you your rewards: https://knightvisioncreative.backerkit.com/
Thanks everyone for the incredible experience building content with you all this year! I love the passion, ingenuity, and comradery you have shown. I'm looking forward to creating more great content for/with you all next year!
10 months ago
– Mon, Nov 28, 2022 at 04:14:19 PM
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!
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.
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!
9 of you had a failed credit card! We've sent you a note to make an update.
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!
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.
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!
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!
PDF links are being distributed as we speak!
11 months 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 ([email protected]) 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
52 of you had a credit card error. There should have been an email automatically sent to you. Follow the instructions in the email.
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!
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!
12 months ago
– Mon, Oct 03, 2022 at 07:13:50 PM
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.
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.
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,
Lore, Art, and More Updates on Creed's Codex
about 1 year ago
– Tue, Sep 13, 2022 at 03:51:21 PM
If you can believe it a month has already passed since we sent out our last update! Here's the current rundown:
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.