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:

Stretch-goal stickers! A fix and free shipping!
18 days 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...
24 days 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!
28 days 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

The Death Dealing card decks are in!
2 months ago – Mon, Oct 02, 2023 at 06:01:08 PM

And they turned out great!

I just wanted to share a quick update with some photos. Shipping on orders with card decks will begin tomorrow! 

I'm so happy with them! They FEEL like playing cards should!
The colors are just what I wanted!

Thank you again! I can't wait for you to get your loot! 

-- Steve

A super-quick update: the card decks are on their way!
2 months ago – Fri, Sep 29, 2023 at 01:23:06 PM


Yesterday, during my Twitch livestream, I got the news that the card decks have shipped! And I received a tracking number! Currently, it looks like I'll get them Monday!

ETA as of this update

There was no explanation from the manufacturer why the delivery was so much later than expected but I now just hope the cards look great! :) I can't wait to see them! 

Thank you again for your patience! Look for another update on Monday with photos!

Have a great weekend! 

-- Steve

And a reminder... If you want to be notified when the next campaign launches, here's the handy URL: