Death Dealing: A card-throwing rogue subclass for 5E!

Created by Steve Conley

Plus new spells, magic items, and creatures! #ZineQuest

Latest Updates from Our Project:

A print-at-home box for the Death Dealing card decks
3 months ago – Wed, Dec 13, 2023 at 02:39:27 PM

Hello, rogues!

I'd heard from a few backers saying that they wish the cards had a box. I feel the same way!

I mentioned this during a recent livestream on Twitch.  During the stream, I talked about how, when I was researching vendors for the cards, all the price quotes I received for boxes would have made the decks way too expensive. Now, there are plastic card deck boxes on Amazon which showcase the card art but you have to buy five. :(  

And then backer Marcos made a suggestion - why not make a paper box that we can print at home?

I love that Idea so here it is...

This image is a web-friendly graphic. Click the image or the link below for the PDF

Here's the link: death-dealing-card-box.pdf

It can be printed on a 8.5x11 sheet of paper (thick paper or card stock works best) and requires cutting, folding, and a little glue or double-sided tape. You cut the solid lines and fold the dotted lines.  If you're a crafter with one of those Cricut cutters or a laser cutter like a Glowforge Aura, this will be a snap.

My first design didn't work but the second one turned out great! 

Please be careful with sharp objects!
I very lightly scored the folds of the box with an Xacto knife so they would fold cleanly.

Here's that link to download the PDF.

Big thanks to everyone who has supported my new Meta Domain cleric campaign!  The response has been amazing!

Thank you again!

-- Steve

Click the image to check out the Meta Domain cleric Kickstarter!

Steve's latest Kickstarter – Meta Domain – launches!
3 months ago – Thu, Dec 07, 2023 at 12:11:22 PM

I wanted to let everyone know that my latest 5E Kickstarter The Prayer's Handbook: The Meta Domain Cleric has launched!

These are clerics who think this all might be a game, and they learn their player's name at level 8! You can check out all the details and pledge here:

I'm super happy with how it's coming together. Here's an illustration of the fearsome Grognard!

Thank you again for your amazing support!

-- Steve

Stretch-goal stickers! A fix and free shipping!
3 months ago – Wed, Nov 15, 2023 at 11:01:48 AM

An update just for backers with physical rewards...

I've heard from a couple of people (Thanks Michael and Nick!) that I screwed up and I may not have included the extra Sentient Flagon sticker in with everyone's loot. (This bonus sticker was the last unlocked stretch goal.)

There's no way to know which orders didn't get the sticker so I cooked up a solution: every backer of physical rewards can get a sticker from my web shop with free shipping. And if you prefer a different sticker than the Sentient Flagon, you can choose from any of the five.

Your choice of the Ace of Spades, My Prancing Pony, the cast of The Middle Age, the Sentient Flagon, or the new "Prayers Handbook" from the upcoming Kickstarter.

Here's how you do it...

You'll get one free sticker of your choice and free shipping which - as a bonus - will apply to EVERYTHING in your cart! So if you wanted to get more copies of any my books, graphic novels, minis, or card decks, now's the time! (International backers will still have to worry about their own local duties/tariffs - and if you're in a country which my web shop doesn't support, reach out to me at [email protected] and we'll sort it out!)

This seemed like the best way to get your sticker to you and to make sure I have your current shipping address. And this also lets me give you a perk to make up for my screw-up! (And it was my screw-up. I packed every order myself.)

Thank you again for your amazing support!

-- Steve

And extra thanks to the nearly 250 people who have signed up to be notified when Meta Domain goes live!

All the physical loot has shipped! And another art sneak peek...
4 months ago – Thu, Nov 09, 2023 at 04:36:40 PM

I'm thrilled to report that the last of the physical rewards have now shipped! 

The last packages on their way to the post office!
The last packages on their way to the post office!

It took about a month from the time the card decks arrived to get the last 200+ packages out the door (a pretty good clip IMO given I was on the road for six days for Gamehole Con and then had to deal with flooding from a burst water pipe). 

Thanks to everyone who let me know their books and card decks arrived! 

The last things I have to do...

The final items on my to-do list include wrapping up the Death Dealing character sheet PDFs and updating the digital edition of Death Dealing with a couple of tweaks. Look for another Kickstarter post with those in the next week or so!

Work on the Meta Domain continues!

I just finished the piece below for the next book. This is an example of a Meta Domain cleric's magic item "The Prayer's Handbook." This turned out better than I hoped!

 More than 230 people have signed up to be notified when the Meta Domain goes live. You can sign up here:

And here's the initial sketch of a creature from Meta Domain... the fearsome Grognard! 

Thank you all again for your amazing support! I hope you love Death Dealing!

-- Steve

In the home stretch! Last physical rewards shipping this week!
4 months ago – Sat, Nov 04, 2023 at 10:29:18 PM

I only have a couple dozen packages left to ship.

If you haven't seen a tracking number yet, keep an eye out over the next 72 hours! 

Thanks to everyone who has let me know their Death Dealing rewards have arrived!

Ever since the card decks arrived a few weeks back, I've been shipping orders at a frantic pace with two interruptions... 

The first pause in packing orders was Gamehole Con which was fantastic! It was my first time exhibiting - and my first time even attending - a gaming convention and the response to Intoximancy and Death Dealing was better than I could have hoped. I was thrilled to find out that quite a few people had heard of my books already. I sold out of The Middle Age books early Saturday. 

I was able to meet plenty of amazing creators including Chris Perkins, Zeb Cook, Marc Miller, and so many more!

From the top: The Catacombs and Creators cast (Tommy Gofton, Matt Forbeck, DM Dan Taylor, myself, and Anthony Joyce-Rivera), D&D's Chris Perkins, the Dungeon Dudes, Troy Sandlin and Zac Goins of World of Game Design, and my booth setup.

The second interruption hit the first night I got back from Gamehole Con... a water pipe burst in my home. Thankfully, no product was damaged but some packing supplies valiantly threw themselves in harm's way. Every DD order would have shipped by now but I've been preoccupied with clean-up and waiting for some replacement shipping boxes to arrive.  

Making progress on the next book!

As promised, I won't launch a new campaign until everything has shipped!  Here's the latest look at the covers. I'm really happy with them!

Mockups of the two covers so far

More than 200 people have signed up to be notified when the next campaign goes live! You can sign up here:

Thank you again! You are the best and I couldn't make this stuff without you!

-- Steve