Humblewood Campaign Setting for 5e DND
Humblewood is a campaign setting for 5e DND that includes new birdfolk player races, new monsters, compelling adventure and more!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, April 11 2019 2:00 PM UTC +00:00.
Welcome to Humblewood!
Humblewood is an exciting new Campaign Setting for 5e DND that includes original birdfolk player races, new monsters, magic items, and a compelling adventure for 1st to 5th level characters.
In the world of Everden, nestled between the mighty Crest mountain range and the vast marshes of the Mokk Fields, lies a mystical forest known as Humblewood that hums with the Great Rhythm of nature. It has been ruled for generations by the birdfolk who inhabit the Great Tree-City of Alderheart. Humblewood has endured for centuries thanks to the industry and compassion of its people...
...but now the fires have come, and the Woods have been thrown into chaos. Flames ravage the land and destroy the homes of the humblefolk, stoking a growing resentment against the birdfolk, whose cities have managed to avoid the worst of the fires so far. Hatred burns in the hearts of those who have lost lives they cherished, and these once peaceful peoples now take up the sword and turn to banditry. The disaffected turn their gaze on Alderheart, and threaten to reduce an age of peace to ashes...
...yet there is still hope. Even in these dark times, brave heroes can be found within the Wood. Only they can quell the raging flames that have been unleashed upon the land, and restore balance to the realm. Will you answer the call?
Residents of Humblewood
The birdfolk races have ruled over Humblewood from their canopy villages and fortified cities for as long as anyone can remember. Play as one of the five core birdfolk races:
- The astute crow-like Corvum who safeguard Humblewood’s knowledge
- The dignified fowl-like Gallus who have faith in the power of community
- The aloof pidgeon-like Lumas who use their gifts to bring joy into the world
- The agile hawk-like Raptors who blaze new trails through the forest
- The powerful owl-like Strig who defend what they believe is right
The humblefolk live in small villages throughout the Wood, but are occasionally found in birdfolk cities. Play as one of the five core humblefolk races:
- The hearty deer-like Cerva who strive to achieve their goals
- The sensitive hedgehog-like Hedges whose empathy lets them see what others cannot
- The brave mouse-like Jerbeen who inspire those around them with deeds of heroism
- The resourceful raccoon-like Mapach who can craft a solution to any problem
- The cunning fox-like Vulpin who are always one step ahead of their foes
Once a loosely organized confederacy of crime, its ranks have swelled with humblefolk displaced by the spreading fires who have turned to banditry to survive. Under the guidance of a new leader, they seek to exact retribution upon the birdfolk cities and sow discord throughout the Wood.
Monsters of Humblewood
Deep within the murk of the Mokk Fields live several species of this most resilient life-form. Battle your way through caustic slimes whose touch is a deadly acid, sticky slimes that can suck a weapon right out of your hand, and the rare shifting slimes which feed on magical energies to become ever stronger.
Humblewood is home to a variety of beasts whose size, strength, and abilities can only have grown thanks to the Wood’s magic. Face craggy skinned mountain lions whose roar can summon rockslides, hunt the deadly forest prowlers in their woodland lair, and tangle with the giant sea monster (art coming soon!) in a battle on the high sea!
The Elements of Flame
The great calamity which produced the part of Humblewood known as the Scorched Grove also made the area an ideal home for fiery creatures. Withstand the searing heat of an emberbat swarm: a vortex of tiny flying creatures, each one a smouldering ember with wings! Confront the terrifying ashsnake and it’s deadly pyroclastic breath! Legends say there may even be a primal elemental force lurking within the Scorched Grove. Have you the courage to find out?
This campaign is shipping friendly to USA, European Union and Canada.
Here's a breakdown of all the reward tiers we're currently offering:
$10 Tier - Deluxe Print'N Play PDF
Get the book-ready version of Humblewood! Features beautifully laid out pages, with additional content and art not seen in the public PDF. Includes printable cards, maps, and standees.
The PDF is included in all tiers!
This 40+ card deck contains all the monsters, npcs, items, weapons and magic spells as quick and easy to use reference cards! Speeds up gameplay by allowing you to bring the content you need for your games.
Shipping: US/CAN $6, Worldwide $15
The hardcover Humblewood Campaign book contains over 100 pages of adventure, setting details, playable races & a bestiary.
Book dimensions are 15.9 x 23.5 cm.
Shipping: US/CAN $10, Worldwide $25
Want just the basics? The Humblewood Box Set is for you! It contains the hardcover book, reference deck, maps and standees. Everything you need to get right into a woodland adventure.
Shipping: US/CAN $15, Worldwide $35
Maps & Standees
Use maps and cardboard standees to plot out your combat and travel.
Each box set includes 3 16'x16' double sided battle maps, 1 world map, 74 cardboard punch out standees and 30 bases.
*Maps and standees only available in the box sets.
Looking for more props or tools to help play your Humblewood campaign? This set contains everything from the Humblewood Box Set and more!
Shipping: US/CAN $17, Worldwide $39
In addition to the reference cards, maps and standees, you can expect:
Deluxe Foil Box & Book Cover (Kickstarter Exclusive)
Available only in the Alderheart Box Set is a Kickstarter exclusive foil box and book cover with a minimalist design!
Dice, Pin, Coins & Fabric World Map
Also included with the box set are a set of 10 Alderheart Ember Dice, an .5" Alderheart Pin, a set of 20 colored metal coins (10 copper coins, 6 silver coins, 4 gold coins) and a fabric world map!
5% Add-On Discount
In addition to everything else, any add-ons you get are 5% off!
Our latest playtest v0.4 contains the first chapters of a full-length campaign, and the tools you’ll need to get started playing as birdfolk characters in this setting.
Want to experience the world of Humblewood today? Download the latest version of Humblewood for free from our website:
Note: You will need to register for a free account to get the download.
Heroes of Humblewood
The Heroes of Humblewood is a set of excellently crafted minis for your campaigns. Starting with the 5 birdfolk playable races (Corvum, Gallus, Luma, Raptor, and Strig).
Standard 25-28mm scale. The Set of 5 minis is available as an add-on for $30.
NOTE: We’re still working on these and will upload the designs when they’re ready!
For those who want to organize their cards or a place to put some minis inbetween games. The deck box can hold 100+ sleeved tarot cards.
Available as an add-on for $15.
Art by: Christina Kraus (https://twitter.com/ElbenherzArt)
Here's a list of all our current add-ons, along with a breakdown of what each box set contains.
Keep your eyes open for more add-ons to come!
To customize your support, simply include the cost of the additional item(s) in your pledge. When the Backerkit Survey is sent out, you will be asked to indicate which additional items you paid for.
- To get any add-on just add the amount of the item to your pledge. For example if you want the set of minis just add $30 to your pledge.
- For those who are in the $100 tier to quickly calculate your 5% discount on add-ons use this equation (total cost of add ons *.95).
- You can wait until we send the surveys to decide on add-ons.
- Shipping is based on the heaviest item (large tier items like box sets will be the max).
If you are a distributor or a store and are looking for bulk options, please email us at email@example.com for more details.
We've got more content planned! Help us reach these goals to make Humblewood an even better campaign setting!
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The Humblewoood team members wear many hats, including concepts, art direction, project management, research, art, video production, and much, much more!
Ricardo Evangelho (Twitter: @cardamajigs), Jordan Richer (Twitter: @madeofcartoons), Leesha Hannigan (Twitter: @LeeshaHannigan), Matthew Gravelyn (matthewgravelyn.com), Christopher Pinch, Rajaa Al-Subairi (Instagram: @rawjaaaaaa), Andrea Bruce (Twitter: @kochachan), Corrina Malone (@corrina_lightchaser), & Brian Walters (Twitter: @propsofprophecy)
We were extremely lucky to work with all the following amazing people:
Christina Kraus (christinakraus-art.com), Jason Rainville, (jasonrainville.com), Emily Hare (www.emilyhare.co.uk), Paul Scott Canavan (paulscottcanavan.com), Crystal Sully (digitallyuntamed.com), Brynn Metheney (brynnart.com), Tiffany Turrill (tiffanyturrill.com), Lake Hurwitz (demonui.com), Ilse Gort (ilsegort.artworkfolio.com) April Prime (artstation.com/april-prime), Kimberli Johnson (kimberlistudio.com), Sarah Webb (artofsarahwebb.com), Lauren Henderson (guldentusks.tumblr.com), Deven Rue (rueink.com), Derek Murphy (artstation.com/johnderekmurphy)
Tim Paul (timpaulillustrations.com), Blue Sword Games (blueswordgames.com)
Dominik Parisien (Twitter: @domparisien)
Geoffrey Palmer (Twitter: livingcardsmtg)
Erika Ishii (Twitter: @erikaishii, Instagram: theerikaishii)
Music from https://filmmusic.io/: "The Descent" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com/) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Music from https://filmmusic.io/: "Burnt Spirit" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com/) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
To our family and friends who have supported us throughout our creative endeavors. You helped make this campaign come to life. Thank you for your help.
This campaign is being published for 5th Edition through the Open Gaming License, Version 1.0a, under the terms and conditions set forth in the System Reference Document 5.1 as provided by Wizards of the Coast.
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