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:

Shipping update, still waiting on the card decks, and an Meta Domain sneak peek...
2 months ago – Mon, Sep 25, 2023 at 09:46:41 AM

A quick update!

As of this note, all pledges - except those which include the Death Dealing card deck - have now shipped!

Everything else is ready to go, but I'm still just waiting on the card decks from the manufacturer. It's taking much longer than I expected to get the decks and I really appreciate your patience. I can't wait to see them and I hope you'll love them!

When I get tracking info from the manufacturer, I'll post another update. And when the decks arrive, I'll share photos!  

A Meta Domain sneak peek...

While I wait for the card decks, the work on my next 5E book is going great. Here's a work-in-progress preview of the 3D sculpt. I'm sculpting this using the Nomad app on an iPad Pro...

The Meta Domain campaign won't launch until the Death Dealing rewards have shipped! Fulfilling this campaign's rewards comes first!

If you want to be notified when the Meta Domain campaign launches, you can click over here:

*GASP* My first gaming convention is less than a month away!

I'll be an exhibiting artist at Gamehole Con in Madison, Wisconsin, next month. This will be my frst time exhibiting at a gaming convention and I'm so excited! Heck, Jeff Easley (artist of some of my favorite fantasy paintings especially that classic Unearthed Arcana cover) is one of the other exhibiting artists! How amazing is that?

Thank you again for your amazing support! I hope to have good news about the card decks soon!

-- Steve

Death Dealing Zines and Hardcovers are in!
3 months ago – Fri, Sep 01, 2023 at 04:09:02 PM

The Death Dealing zines and deluxe hardcovers arrived and they look amazing!

I'm so happy with them and hope you will be to!

And they perfectly match Intoximancy!

We're now just waiting on the decks of cards. I hope to have good news to share from the manufacturer soon! 

Big thanks to everyone who signed up to be notified when my next Kickstarter launches later this month!  This one is going to be a lot of fun! :)

This next project will introduce the Meta Domain Cleric subclass. I'm really excited to share more as the page comes together.

Again, the new campaign won't launch until your Death Dealing goodies have shipped! That's super important to me!

And yes, I'm in Florida but my part of the Atlantic coast was spared any disruption from the storms. Thanks to everyone who reached out. <3

Thank you again for your amazing support!

-- Steve

Production and delivery update! And a Cleric subclass!
4 months ago – Wed, Aug 16, 2023 at 12:43:09 PM

Hello, Rogues! Everything is in production and we're just waiting for shipments from the manufacturers. Almost all the digital goodies have been shipped so if you haven't received something, please reach out to me.

I've received the stickers and mini kits (they look GREAT!) and we're now just waiting on the zines, hardcovers, and decks of cards. I expect shipping to begin by the end of this month and I should be able to hand-deliver some rewards in-person at the Baltimore Comic-Con in September.

Here's some updated art to share...

Starting with mockups of the final Zine and Hardcover covers. An early version showed a red, fiery sky but that didn't really fit the world of shadowy rogues. These night-time, dusky colors look great and the Spot UV varnish on the zines should look amazing. Subtle and shadowy is the way to go... 

A mockup of how the spot UV should be applied on the zine.

And here are the inside-covers of the zine. The inside back cover shows some of the tarot-themed designs from an early iteration of the Death Dealing deck...

And what's next? The Meta Domain cleric...

Let me start by saying that the next campaign won't begin until your Death Dealing loot has shipped! That's super important to me. While we're waiting for the books and cards to arrive from the printers, Kickstarter has approved the "Coming Soon" page for my next 5E project which you can find at this handy URL...

I'll share all sort of details about that new subclass as the launch gets closer. I'm super excited for it!

Visit that link and click the "Notify Me on Launch"to get an alert when that campaign starts - ETA: late September.

I expect the next update from me will include the Death Dealing character sheets!

Thank you again for yoru amazing support!

-- Steve

VTT Tokens, Intoximancy PDFs going out, & Last call for ENNIE Award voting!
4 months ago – Sat, Jul 22, 2023 at 02:13:10 PM

Here are tokens to use with your Virtual Table Tops. I've uploaded them to a free page on Patreon for everyone to download...

If you ordered a PDF copy of Intoximancy, e-mails with instructions went out yesterday and today. I see quite a few copies have already been downloaded! 

Over the next few days, links for the downloadable 3D-STLs will go out as well!

Last call for ENNIE Award voting 

Tomorrow is the last day to vote in the ENNIE Awards where my Intoximancy has been nominated for Best Supplement. If you haven't yet voted, there's still time to be counted!

Thank you againf or the kind responses to the Death Dealing PDF! I love all the feedback and kind words! 

I hope you're having a great weekend!

-- Steve

Additional digital loot (STLs and PDFs) and production update! And the Shuffling Mound STL
5 months ago – Wed, Jul 19, 2023 at 10:26:43 AM

Hello, rogues!

Yesterday was great! So many of you have already downloaded Death Dealing and the response so far has been amazing! Thank you for the kind words! Some of that praise will end up on the back cover of the print books! :)

Something I should have said in yesterday's post: if you ordered additional digital goodies like STLs or the Intoximancy PDF, those will be delivered separately over the next few days! 

Here's the plan going forward...

  • The digital goodies will ship over the next week (this reduces the strain on my web-server and helps me keep the rewards organized). This includes the Intoximancy PDF, The Middle Age graphic novel PDFs, the VTT tokens, and the fillable character sheets.
  • The print books (both hardcover and zine versions) and Death Dealing card decks will be going into production in the next week which means they will start shipping in about 4 weeks. (This also means if you catch any issues in the PDF over the next few days - like a typo or a missing Saving Throw DC - let me know and I might be able to get those fixes in!) I will share the final covers and back-covers here when they are off to the printers.
  • The Death Dealing Rogue minis have been cast and are already in production.

I'll keep you all updated every step of the way. I knew unlocking all those stretch goals would push the schedule back but I hope all that extra production time can be felt in the final books and goodies! 

And now, more art...

I've finished sculpting a downloadable STL of the Shuffling Mound and it's currently free this month to my Patreon supporters at and it will be available in my web shop starting next month.

I'm also sculpting The House which currently is gigantic. I don't know how anyone will be able to print it! It's nearly 10 inches tall, nearly as wide, and sits on a 6-inch base. 

It needs a lot of technical editing to make it printable but as soon as it's ready, I'll let everyone know.

Keep an eye out for your next digital rewards!

Thank you again!

-- Steve

And as a reminder, there's only a few days left to vote in the ENNIES! :) Intoximancy is nominated in the "Best Supplement" category.