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Humblewood is a campaign setting for 5e that includes new birdfolk player races, new monsters, compelling adventure and more!
Humblewood is a campaign setting for 5e that includes new birdfolk player races, new monsters, compelling adventure and more!
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Humblewood Campaign Setting for 5e DND

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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.

 The World

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 


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

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

The Bandits

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

The Oozes

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. 

The Beasts

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

Get your choice of 1 set of 5 minis. Each following set is an additional $30. 

Each mini marked with a (*) beside it represents a playable race from Humblewood. Use them as NPCs or as Minis for your characters!

$30 - Heroes of Humblewood

Heroes of Humblewood progress shot
Heroes of Humblewood progress shot

Strig Knight*, Corvum Necromancer*, Gallus Druid*, Luma Wizard*, Raptor Ranger*  

$30 - Bandit Coalition 

Cervan Bandit General*, Vulpin Bandit Captain*, Jerbeen Thief*, Mapach Bandit*, Corvum Rogue Defector*  

$30 - Humblefolk 

Vulpin Noble*, Jerbeen Swashbuckler*, Mapach Tinkerer*, Cervan Priest*, Hedge Witch*  

$30 - Citizens of Alderheart 

Sera Luma Cleric*, Raptor Explorer*, Strig Ranger*, Gallus Monk*, Hedge Bard*  

$30 - Beasts of the Wood 

Forest Prowler (Large Base), Mountain Lion (Large Base), 3 x Ember Bat Swarms  

$30 - Boneyard Birds 

Cobblefright (formerly Bird Skeleton Golem, Large Base) 4 x Bird Skeletons (2 unique sculpts) 

$40 - Aspect of Fire 

A single over sized figure of the Aspect of Fire with a 4”x4” base

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  • Scale: Standard 25-28
  • Material: Plastic

NOTE: We’re still working on these and will upload the designs when they’re ready!

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.

UNLOCKED: Now includes a pack of animated spell cards.

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)

Deluxe Design WIP
Deluxe Design WIP

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!

For those who want one of everything, especially those minis. We've made a tier that includes everything (excluding the Dog Might Games accessories) plus a 7% discount on all add-ons! 

  • PDF - Deluxe Print'N Play PDF
  • Deck - Humblewood Reference Cards
  • Book - Hardcover Humblewood Campaign
  • Deluxe Book - Hardcover Embossed Humblewood Campaign
  • Standees - Cardboard Punch Outs + Bases
  • Battle Maps - Double Sided, Fold Out, Paper
  • World Map - Fold Out, Paper
  • World Map - Fabric
  • Pin - Alderheart Symbol
  • Coins - Set of 20
  • Dice - Alderheart Ember Edition
  • Tarot Card Deck Box
  • Tarot Card Binder
  • Minis - Heroes of Humblewood
  • Minis - Bandit Coalition
  • Minis - Humblefolk
  • Minis - Citizens of Alderheart
  • Minis - Woodland Creatures (available if unlocked)
  • Minis - Boneyard Birds (available if unlocked)
  • Minis - 4"x4" Aspect of Fire (available if unlocked)

Shipping US/CAN $20, Worldwide $45

What happens though if we don't unlock all the extra mini sets? We will let you choose other mini sets in their place so you still get the best deal.

Note: Comes with the Alderheart box set as the base, everything else will be outside that box.

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:

https://thedeckofmany.com/products/humblewood-playtest

Note: You will need to register for a free account to get the download.


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.


Here it is for the first time, a tarot card binder to carry around the cards related to you, your spells or your campaigns. 

Design not final
Design not final

Holds 60 tarot sized cards in this compact form. With gold foiling on the cover and metal corners to protect against wear and tear.

Available as an add-on for $20. 

The Humblewood Dice Box is crafted by the Viking Lumberjacks at Dog Might Games. Created out of premium Curly Maple with an engraved Humblewood logo, it features their hand applied Sunburst finish and comes with a removable foam insert cut to cradle your set of dice perfectly. Remove the foam to easily carry two full sets of polys.

Like all Dog Might products, the Humblewood Dice Box is finished with a catalyzed lacquer and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

*Dice not included 

Available as an add-on for $65.

Here's a list of all our add-ons, along with a breakdown of what each box set contains. 






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 support@hitpointpress.com for more details.

We've got more content planned! Help us reach these goals to make Humblewood an even better campaign setting! 





What's Been Unlocked?

50K - More Maps

Three new illustrated city maps for the adventure module, and one larger sized battle map for the encounter in the Scorched Grove! 

  • Included in the book/pdf and as foldout maps in the Box Sets.

100K - Bandits Supplement

New lore section about the bandit coalition, along witha background and two new class variants to help you create characters with ties to the bandit organization that threatens the Wood! 

  • Included in the book/pdf.

150K - Humblefolk Playable Races

Five new playable races: The Cerva, the Hedges, the Jerbeen, the Mapach, and the Vulpin! Expanded lore for these humblefolk that share Humblewood with the birdfolk races.

  • Included in the book/pdf.

200K - Animated Spell Cards

We will get all the Humblewood spells animated: All 10 new spells will have animated reference cards made up as an additional pack. 

  • Included with the box sets. Available as an add-on.

250K - Minis: Bandit Coalition

Featuring: the bandit general Benna Seridan, bandit captain Fray Merridan. and their crew. A Jerbeen Thief, Mapach Bandit, and a defector Corvum Rogue.

  • Available as an add-on. Slated release Nov 2019.

300K - Minis: The Humblefolk

Featuring: the humblefolk races, the Cerva, the Hedges, the Jerbeen, the Mapach, and the Vulpin!

  • Available as an add-on. Slated release Nov 2019.

350K - Humblewood Tales #1

Come and find adventure in other parts of the wood! Side quests, great for one shots or to plug into the main Humblewood campaign setting.Humblewood Tales is a series of side quests that will explore other parts of Humblewood from potentially bandit espionage to illicit romance. 

  • Available as PDF only, included in all tiers. Slated release Oct 2019.

350K - Minis: Citizens of Alderheart

5 more minis representing the citizens of Alderheart.

  • Available as an add-on. Slated release Nov 2019.

400K - Humblewood Tales #2

Come and find adventure in other parts of the wood! 

  • Available as PDF only, included in all tiers. Slated release Oct 2019.

400K - Minis: Beasts of the Wood

5 more minis representing the beasts of the woods. From the forest prowler to the mountain lion.

  • Available as an add-on. Slated release Nov 2019.

450K - Humblewood Tales #3

Come and find adventure in other parts of the wood! 

  • Available as PDF only, included in all tiers. Slated release Oct 2019.

450K - Minis: Boneyard Birds

4 more minis representing skeleton birds. 3x Skeleton Birds and a 2”x2” Bird Skeleton Golem.

  •  Available as an add-on. Slated release Nov 2019. 

500K - Humblewood Tales #4

Come and find adventure in other parts of the wood! 

  • Available as PDF only, included in all tiers. Slated release Oct 2019.

500K - Minis: 4”x4” Aspect of Fire

An epic sized 4"x4" mini representing the Aspect of Fire. 

  • Available as an add-on. Slated release Nov 2019.

550k Magic Item Compendium  

  • 10 new Magic Items, from across the Wood          
    • This PDF will introduce a variety of new magic items to add to your Humblewood campaign, from simple trinkets to more powerful relics, there should be something for everyone here! The PDF will be fully illustrated, and include print and play item cards to use in your games.
    • Available as PDF only, included in all tiers. Slated release Oct 2019.

600k Humblewood Character sheet PDFs

  • Humblewood themed Character Sheets: Two full form-fillable PDF character sheets, themed around the Birdfolk and the Humblefolk respectively.
  • Available as PDF only, included in all tiers. Slated release Oct 2019.

600k Cardboard DM screen

  • Folding Cardboard DM Screen: a fully illustrated 4 panel DM screen, with helpful information for the DM printed on the back, added to the Alderheart box set and available as an add on.
  • Included in the Alderheart Box Set
  • Available as an add-on. Slated release Oct 2019.

650k Amaranthine Magic Items

  • We will add 10 more new magic items inspired by the Amaranthine (both Birdfolk and Humblefolk) to the Magic Item Compendium. Mystical new objects linked to the powers of the gods!
  • Available as PDF only, included in all tiers. Slated release Oct 2019.

700k Humblewood Shoppes and Stores Supplement

  • Now that you have all these new magic items, time for some places for your players to pick them up! This illustrated PDF supplement provides you with a series of fleshed out shops that can be found all across Humblewood, from cosmopolitan Alderheart to the rough and tumble merchant roads - we have a shop for you!
  • Available as PDF only, included in all tiers. Slated release Oct 2019.

Need help or have a question for us? 

The following options are ways you can contact us:

Twitter: @thedeckofmany

Discord:  https://discord.gg/TFDrVnG

Email: support@hitpointpress.com

Core Team

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)

Contributors

We were extremely lucky to work with all the following amazing people:

Artists

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 (instagram.com/truffke), Deven Rue (rueink.com), Derek Murphy (artstation.com/johnderekmurphy)

Cartographers

Tim Paul (timpaulillustrations.com), Blue Sword Games (blueswordgames.com)

Editor

Dominik Parisien (Twitter: @domparisien)

Sculptor

Elemental Miniatures

Animator

Geoffrey Palmer (Twitter: livingcardsmtg)

Voice actor

Erika Ishii (Twitter: @erikaishii, Instagram: theerikaishii)

Music

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/)

Special thanks: 

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.

Legal 

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.

The following items are designated Product Identity, as defined in Section 1(e) of the Open Gaming License Version 1.0a and are subject to the conditions set forth in Section 7 of the Open Gaming Licence, and are not Open Content:

• All artwork, including but not limited to, works created by Leesha Hannigan, Christina Kraus, Jason Rainville, Emily Hare, Paul Scott Canavan, Crystal Sully, Brynn Metheney, Tiffany Turrill, Lake Hurwitz, Ilse Gort, April Prime, Kimberli Johnson, Sarah Webb, Lauren Henderson, Deven Rue, Derek Murphy, Tim Paul, Blue Sword Games, Geoffrey Palmer, Elemental Miniatures,

• Hit Point Press Inc, The Deck of Many, & Humblewood branding, including but not limited to, logos, trademarks, graphic design, layouts and identifying marks, 

• Graphic design elements of The Deck of Many, & Humblewood, including but not limited to, layouts, box design, graphics, and iconography, 

• All text created by Hit Point Press Inc not found in the Open Gaming License Version 1.0a, System Reference Document 5.1 found at the internet link http://media.wizards.com/2016/downloads/DND/SRD-OGL_V5.1.pdf, 

• Promotional materials for The Deck of Many, & Humblewood, including but not limited to, video, animation, and social media content, 

• All merchandise associated with The Deck of Many, & Humblewood, including but not limited to, enamel pins and deck boxes, and card names, statistics, abilities, spells, and all information found on all custom cards. 

All content from the System Reference Document 5.1 is Open Game Content as described in Section 1(d) of the License. No portion of this work other than the material designated as Open Game Content may be reproduced in any form without permission.

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    Deluxe Print'N Play PDF

    Get access to our fully designed Printable PDFs (book version), includes printable reference cards, maps, and standees.

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    Humblewood Reference Card Deck

    40+ Card Deck of all the monsters, npcs, weapons and spells.

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    First Edition, 100+ page hardcover edition of Humblewood

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    Everything you need to get started.

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    • PDF - Deluxe Print'N Play PDF
    • Deck - Humblewood Reference Cards
    • Book - Hardcover Humblewood Campaign
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    Alderheart Box Set

    For those who want to be more immersed in the world and its items.

    Shipping: US/CAN $17, Worldwide: $39

    Includes:
    • PDF - Deluxe Print'N Play PDF
    • Deck - Humblewood Reference Cards
    • Deluxe Book - Hardcover Embossed Humblewood Campaign
    • Standees - Cardboard Punch Outs + Bases
    • Battle Maps - Double Sided, Fold Out, Paper
    • World Map - Fabric
    • Pin - Alderheart Symbol
    • Coins - Set of 20
    • Dice - Alderheart Ember Edition
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    Everden Collection

    For those who want one of everything, especially those minis. We've made a tier that includes everything (excluding the Dog Might Games accessories) plus a 7% discount on all add-ons!

    Shipping US/CAN $20, Worldwide $45

    Includes:
    • PDF - Deluxe Print'N Play PDF
    • Deck - Humblewood Reference Cards
    • Book - Hardcover Humblewood Campaign
    • Deluxe Book - Hardcover Embossed Humblewood Campaign
    • Standees - Cardboard Punch Outs + Bases
    • Battle Maps - Double Sided, Fold Out, Paper
    • World Map - Fold Out, Paper
    • World Map - Fabric
    • Pin - Alderheart Symbol
    • Coins - Set of 20
    • Dice - Alderheart Ember Edition
    • Tarot Card Deck Box
    • Tarot Card Binder
    • Minis - Heroes of Humblewood
    • Minis - Bandit Coalition
    • Minis - Humblefolk
    • Minis - Citizens of Alderheart
    • Minis - Boneyard Birds
    • Minis - 4"x4" Aspect of Fire
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