Heckna! Carnival Horror Campaign Setting for 5e DnD

Created by Hit Point Press

Will you see through the glitzy and glamorous charade or fall prey to Heckna’s everlasting torment?

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Master Timeline Update
about 1 month ago – Thu, Apr 08, 2021 at 09:33:50 PM

Hey Backers!

This update is going to have a lot of information, but before we get started, we’d like to share a message from the team.

When determining the original production timelines and fulfillment estimates for Heckna, we didn’t accurately take into account the length, toll and impact the pandemic would have not only on the project, but on the wellbeing of our freelancers and team members and how that would be reflected in the rollout of rewards. Combined with regular, anticipated project delays, it’s safe to say that we’re behind schedule.

We’d like to apologize for not meeting the original expectations that we set for Heckna. We’re so grateful for the patience and understanding you’ve all offered us and truly get any frustration or disappointment you may have regarding delays. We’re committed to sacrificing you to Hec...er, getting you to The Revelia as soon as we’re able.

To address this, the team sat down last week to discuss the timelines and get an accurate assessment of the production schedule. With a more realistic timeline laid out, we wanted to make it available for backers ASAP (as we know we’ve been talking about a beta release for a few months now, it’ll be worth the wait!).

Writing/Editing

Chapter 0 (Intro/how to play)- Content Edit in progress

Chapter 1 (Jolly Jamboree) - Proof/Copy Edit in progress

Chapter 2 (Dismaydium) - Content Edit Complete

Chapter 3 (Fun House) - Content Edit in progress

Appendices (Monsters, NPCS, etc) - Content Edit in progress

Shuffled Stories - Content Edit in progress

Stats/Rules - In Review

Are We the Baddies - First Draft

Dastardly Disco - Writing complete, Shuffled Stories element in progress.

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Estimated Completion of Writing Component May 24, 2021

Beta Release

With the writing in mind and where things are at with editing, we are planning on releasing design light versions of the documents along with a survey.

The Survey: With every release, we'll be sending a survey along so we can get your feedback to make sure this is the best book we can possibly make! Any and all feedback is welcome. There will be a 2 week period for each section as they come out.

Beta Schedule

May 10 - Appendices (Monsters, NPCS, etc)

Survey remains open from May 10 - May 31

May 31 - Chapter 0, Chapter 1

Survey remains open from May 31  - June 14

June 14 - Chapter 2

Survey remains open from June 14  - June 28

June 28 - Chapter 3

Survey remains open from June 28 - July 12

July 12 - Appendices (Are We the Baddies, Dastardly Disco, Shuffled Stories)

Survey remains open from July 12 - July 28

Any additional edits from those reviews will be roped into the final design timeline.

Art/Design

A lot of the art and design is already on the way. At this point, the art is around 66% complete. With the revisions and edits to the later chapters still ongoing, we anticipate having an art sprint end July 16, 2021.

With that in mind, design of the final book is set to be completed by August 16, 2021, and prepped for production.

Digital release of the final design would be in September 2021.

Production

From the end of design to receiving the product at our doorsteps, we're looking at 3 months, including the freight from the end of the book design.

We anticipate having everything (minus the miniatures) in the warehouse by December 15th.

Minis

Minis take forever to produce—from the completion of the models to the completion of the run, it's around 8 months. It is likely any order with minis will be fulfilled in Jan. 2022, as we anticipate getting them in the warehouse by mid-January, 2022.

Fulfillment

  • Charging Credit Cards Jan 3, 2022
     
  • Locking in Addresses Jan 3, 2022
     
  • Fulfillment start Jan 5, 2022
     

Please keep in mind, fulfillment will likely take 3-4 months because of the number of orders. That, in conjunction with Covid, makes it difficult to pinpoint how quickly we'll be able to tackle fulfillment. As we near this date we'll create a release list so everyone knows the schedule we're working from.

Timeline Graphic

Here's everything we've discussed above as a graphic to help clarify where everything is at!

Art Preview!

Now for something lighter, more art!

Werespider acrobat (Art by Nikita Orlov)
Poor Scooter (Art by Justin Chan)
Pop Goes the Clown! (Art by Anneliese Mak)
Boat Blaster! (Art by Anneliese Mak)
Cream Soda Potion (Art by Henrik Rosenborg)
Heckna's Joke Book (Art by Henrik Rosenborg)

Have questions? Reach out!

Leave a comment, e-mail us at kickstarter@hitpointpress.com or join the Discord!

Cheers,

The Heckna Team

Final Stretch Goal Unlocked + Music, Minis and More!
about 1 month ago – Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 02:44:28 AM

Hey backers!


With April just started, we have some exciting updates for you! No fooling here!

Pin the Flail on the Donkey (Art by Anneliese Mak)

 750K Stretchgoal hit! Heckna Comic Unlocked!

The 750k comic stretch goal has officially been unlocked through BackerKit! We’re so excited to work with Gail Simone on this project and can’t wait to share more stories from The Revelia with you. Thank you to everyone who pledged and preordered to help us reach this goal!


Project Process!

We're planning on posting an update early next week just about the project process, timelines, previews, and fulfillment estimates. It's going to be a big one as there's lots of content to cover. In the meantime look below for previews of some of the latest and greatest!


Heckna's Hellish Howlings - Music to Die For!

Heckna! Kickstarter preview of the album made by Mint Potion! These tracks are going through their final passes and will soon be available to backers! This preview is not listed so please keep private for now! ;) 

Please note this is still in progress and things may change between this and the final versions.

Track Listing (Please note some are out of order in the video) 

1. Forest of Forever https://youtu.be/MqyY1wmI1j4?t=1

2. Jolly Jamboree  https://youtu.be/MqyY1wmI1j4?t=280

3. Hostile Hostel https://youtu.be/MqyY1wmI1j4?t=567

4. Big Top https://youtu.be/MqyY1wmI1j4?t=752

5. Heckin Pets https://youtu.be/MqyY1wmI1j4?t=932

6. Dismaydium https://youtu.be/MqyY1wmI1j4?t=1123

7. Tunnel of Love https://youtu.be/MqyY1wmI1j4?t=1317

8. Misery-Go-Round https://youtu.be/MqyY1wmI1j4?t=1504

9. Heckna’s Fun House https://youtu.be/MqyY1wmI1j4?t=1768

10. House of Wax https://youtu.be/MqyY1wmI1j4?t=1971

11. Dusk https://youtu.be/MqyY1wmI1j4?t=2227

12. Crescent Moon https://youtu.be/MqyY1wmI1j4?t=2413

13. Full Moon https://youtu.be/MqyY1wmI1j4?t=2605

14. Blood Moon https://youtu.be/MqyY1wmI1j4?t=2812


Are you prop-ared for new minis?

Props to the artists, these minis look amazing! This is the last set!

Designs are subject to change before release.

Was this your card?

The art is complete for the Heckna playing cards deck! We’re so excited to deal out this amazing deck. 

Art by Felix Klaer


Have questions? Reach out!

Leave a comment, e-mail us at kickstarter@hitpointpress.com or join the Discord!


Cheers,

The Heckna Team

PDF and Minis Update + Sideshow Adventure Preview!
3 months ago – Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 09:42:22 PM

Hey backers!

Got some new progress that we'd like to share on the book, minis and more!

Book/PDF Progress

We have some news on the writing front! The entire book is currently under revision. We’ve brought on a secondary writer as well as a new editor to help with development and content edits during this revision process! Right now, we anticipate that should be done by the end of March, which means we can look at releasing the beta within the weeks following wrapping up those edits.


We know we had an earlier estimate in the past, but we really want to make sure everything is up to snuff before it gets released. Thank you for your patience! We’ll keep you updated on the revision process.

Minis

The artists have been hard at work sculpting new minis! Take a look at who’s joined The Revelia recently.

En"thralled"

Heckin' Pets

Myrmidion
Snout

Heckna Himself

Revelers

Sugar Rush

Sideshow Adventure Preview: Dastardly Disco

As apart of the stretch goals we promised to make an additional side quest for your party to partake in! We're building this so you can use it as apart of the main campaign or a stand alone piece, let us know what you think!


Slap on your dancing shoes and boogie on over to the Dastardly Disco! This never-ending party overflows with music, bright lights, and a host of enticing new dance partners. Think you can keep up?

You’ll never want to leave this party! (As if that was even an option…)

Hellvis MCing the worst dance party ever! (Art by Justin Chan)
One of Hellvis' groupies! (Art by Anneliese Mak)
Deep in the bayou lurks these the Hellbilly, will you survice their crooning? (Art by Anneliese Mak)
That's a hell of an agonizing accordion! (Art by Justin Chan)
A porcelain prancer wishes to dance, care to take a spin? (Art by Justin Chan)

 Hexbound Kickstarter is live! 

Our next Kickstarter is live! We've partnered up with Antonio Demico to help publish his magnificent book of Witches for all your 5e games!

What kind of witch are you? 

Come and find out!

Have questions? Reach out!

Leave a comment, e-mail us at kickstarter@hitpointpress.com or join the Discord!

Cheers,

The Heckna Team

Beta and Minis Update + Tunnel of Love Preview!
4 months ago – Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 01:29:34 PM

Happy new year, backers! Here’s our first update of 2021 with some more information on editing for the beta release, a look at some fresh minis designs and a closer look at the Tunnel of Love!


Book/PDF Progress

In our last update, we mentioned our editing team was hard at work with some major development edits and revisions. Some less fun news is that revisions are still ongoing, but we also have good news! We’re looking at bringing on another writer to help with this process.


Though we don’t have a date for the beta release just yet, with more hands-on deck it will come sooner rather than later. Thanks for your patience!


Minis Update - Got Your Nose! 

The Got Your Nose set is complete! What do you think? We certainly wouldn’t want to meet any of these shady characters in a dark alley in The Revelia. 


*Designs subject to change.

The Tunnel of Love

Are you feeling the love? Settle into a swan boat with a loved one and get whisked away on a romantic ride through this heart-shaped tunnel! Did we mention it’s anatomically correct?

The Tunnel of Love is one of The Revelia’s most iconic rides--just ask the many Plasma Punks who loiter outside! Try to ignore their teasing, that outfit looks great on you, actually.

Please keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times. Consume the contents of the red river (probably wine) at your own discretion.

Take a jaunty ride down the Tunnel of Love! 2 people per boat please! (Art by Justin Chan)
Come take a dip! (Art by Justin Chan)

Who knows what other excitement the Tunnel of Love has in store, be sure to check it out on your next trip to the Revelia!

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CHECK IT OUT!

Have questions? Reach out!

Leave a comment, email us at kickstarter@hitpointpress.com or join the Discord!

Cheers,

The Heckna Team

PDF Update + Popcorn Swarm Preview!
5 months ago – Sat, Dec 05, 2020 at 07:29:12 PM

Hey backers!

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy as we approach the end of a year more fitting to experience in The Revelia! Here’s a quick update on some of the progress we’ve made since wrapping up the campaign.

Book/PDF Progress

The writing is done! (Whoo!) The next step is editing. Heckna is currently undergoing some reconstructive surgery (Sophie may or may not be involved) with a major round of developmental edits and revisions, which the team anticipates to be complete by the end of the year. Once this is complete, we can look towards releasing a beta version. 

These Revellers won't let us leave till we finish the book! (Art by Michael Okoroagha)

Minis Update

Our artists are currently still working to build the remaining minis and are eager to share some models with you once they’re complete! We know many of you are waiting patiently for a look at a few more of the minis before completing your survey. Rest assured, we want to make sure that we provide a preview of a couple more before locking surveys to ensure everyone who is interested in minis gets the opportunity to add them to their pledge.


Paladin Thrall (pose not final)
Bard Thrall (pose not final)
Popcorn! or is it? (model not final)

We’re looking forward to sharing the finals with you when they're ready!


Playing Card Art Update

Here are a few more previews of the amazing art on the playing card deck.

Aracne by Felix Klaer
Thrall by Felix Klaer

Packaging Update!

We've started to work on some of the of the packaging elements for the items. Here's a breakdown of what the box for the dice will look like!

Dice Box Preview
Dice box design

Wait is that a new Logo???

Yup! While working on the packaging design we came into some issues with how the current logo looked so we went back to the drawing board and improved the logo while we were at it! Let us know what you think! :D


Updated Heckna! logo by Rajaa Al-Subairi

Have questions? Reach out!

Leave a comment, e-mail us at support@hitpointpress.com or join the Discord!


See you next month with our next progress update!

Cheers,

The Heckna Team