Seeds of Decay - 5e campaign setting, bestiary, & adventure

Created by Darryl T. Jones

A crack has formed in the darkness, leaking decay into the forest, twisting its creatures into terrible monstrosities.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Thank you! You did it!
9 months ago – Fri, Feb 25, 2022 at 04:44:42 PM

All in Dobberton shout for joy and blow trumpets of victory! Thank you to each and every one of you, 1,653 backers! I couldn't have done this without you.

When I created the Dobbers, over 20 years ago, I never dared believe it would be come such a integral a vibrant part of my life. It's a gift be able to share the work with you that has become so important to me and my family. 

You'll find a world that is not too unlike our own, one that is scary at times, with darkness and worry. But also, not unlike our own, it's full of people that never give up hope. People that care for each other, fight for what is right and are never to small to make a difference. 

What's next?

  •  I will continue to update you here on the progress of this project, ideally, once a month.
  • Playtest Opportunities. 

There will be opportunities for you to playtest and preview content as it's developed. I will share those details in a future update.

  •  Seeds of Decay actual play stream. 

We stream most Fridays on my Twitch channel. We're taking a few weeks off so I can recover after this Kickstarter, but will be live again on March 11th. 2pm CT. 

  • Kickstarter processes pledges

Kickstarter is going to begin to process payments for this campaign and the process can take anywhere from 2-3 weeks. When we get confirmation from them that this step is complete, we’ll send out BackerKit surveys!

  • BackerKit surveys go out!

Surveys will then be sent out to collect your shipping details along with your pledge and add-ons. You'll be able to upgrade your pledge or add additional add-ons with the survey as well! Surveys will be open until we start fulfilling, but to guarantee your order we suggest filling out the survey as soon as possible.

  • Digital Rewards

We will be sending you the digital files through BackerKit as rewards are completed. The PDF of the campaign setting has an estimated release date of Fall 2022!

Did you or a friend miss out on backing the campaign? It’s not too late!

We will be accepting late pledges for the books, box set and add-ons! Everything that's been unlocked will be available for preorder.

Late pledges are live, click here to check it out!

Thanks again to everyone who’s supported us throughout the campaign.

Welcome to the Alwaysgreen Forest!


Again, thank you all for your support! We’d like to extend an extra-special thank you to all of our guest designers and to all of you who shared, liked, and retweeted our project. Thank you to my family who went on this wild quest with me!

Your friend and fellow adventurer,

Darryl T. Jones 

Animated Spell Cards Unlocked! Add-on available!
9 months ago – Thu, Feb 24, 2022 at 04:11:48 PM

All stretch goals have been unlocked!

Fizzgig is excited too!

I'm so excited! That was amazing, you smashed another Stretch Goal! Thank you! The last 48 hours have blown me away!

You can now add the Animated Spell cards to your pledges as an add-on!

Where will the total be in a few more hours?

I appreciate you, Darryl

Alchemy unlocked! Final 24 hours!
10 months ago – Wed, Feb 23, 2022 at 11:57:30 PM

This just in! You totally burned through that last stretch goal!

Alchemy is a Free Tier Upgrade - Added to the Hardback Book, Box Set, Deluxe Digital Bundle,  Deluxe Box Set, & All-in Collection. 

Full speed ahead!

With a little less than 24 hours to go, we're charging toward unlocking the final stretch goal, Animated Spell Cards! I'm feeling really good that it can happen.

Just to whet your appetite, here are some of the spell's titles: Eyes of the Vine (shown above), Musical Weapon, Lizard Guide, Shadow Call, Wood Bees, Splinter Shield, Mushroom Song, Mold Wax, and many more.

I can't wait to unleash these on 5e!

I'll see you all at the finish line! 

Sincerely, Darryl

Final 48 Hours - Alchemy Highlight + Special All-in BONUS + More VTT details
10 months ago – Wed, Feb 23, 2022 at 12:57:49 AM

You guys blew up the last stretch goal! Only two remain!

Thank you for joining me in this incredible journey. 


Free Shipping for anyone at the All-in Collection tier!

That's right! For anyone who backs at the All-in Collection level your shipping is included. Shipping and any applicable VAT charges are on me. While I don't have the final shipping weight calculated yet (you've all unlocked so much extra goodies) that is at least a $35 value for US backers and $70 worldwide (honestly, it could be more)!


Alchemy and VTT Components Highlight

I can't tell how cool it's going to be to have Seeds of Decay on Alchemy. 

Alchemy is a rich experiential storytelling platform, that re-imagines the experience of playing tabletop role-playing games for a new generation by creating an environment of rich multi-sensory immersion.

Designed from the inside out, the experience of telling interactive stories within Alchemy is unlike anything else. Contextualized ambient soundscapes and musical scores transport the imagination while artwork comes alive in cinemographs with subtle motion and particle effects.

 Watch the video below for a scene example with sound, movement and Alchemy's intuitive layout.

Tactical maps look beautiful in Alchemy
Fully illustrated tokens for NPCs & Monsters


Share Seeds of Decay with your friends!

The most powerful asset any Kickstarter project has, is its community. That's you! 

The last 48 hours is critical for any campaign and with your help we can hit that final stretch goal. I've collected a batch of images, most of them are square that you can use in your social media posts. 

Images >

If you would, grab one of these images, share it on your social media platform of choice and tell your friends to go to

Thank you all!

I couldn't have done this without you, sincerely,

Darryl T. Jones (aka Splattered Ink)

All-in Pledge Tier announcement & Animated Spell Cards
10 months ago – Tue, Feb 22, 2022 at 01:20:41 PM

Announcement! Announcement!

Can you believe there is only one week left! I can't thank you enough. But I'm going to try. :)

You can hear Animal's voice, can't you? "ANNOUNCEMENT!"

NEW STRETCH GOAL: 30 Animated Spell Cards!

I've had multiple requests for animated spell cards done in the style pioneered by Hit Point Press.  I've created a ton of spells for Seeds of Decay and I'm truly excited to be developing and illustrating these cards for the project.  We'll unlock these beauties at $120,000! Let's goooooooo!

We have a full week to raise the funds needed for this stretch goal and I'm confident we'll get there. Please tell your friends that you want to see them in the Alwaysgreen Forest with you!

All-in Collection Tier

The response from you for the add-ons has been so strong it only seems natural to create a pledge tier that includes everything! Yep. Absolutely everything! And at a huge discount! This tier even includes the Kickstarter exclusive Hex Chest and Spell Book from Elderwood, items I was previously unable to offer included in a tier. 

Here's the full list!

  • Book - Hardback Source Book
  • Book - Leather Gold-foil Hardback 
  • PDF - Digital Source Book
  • PDF - Side Quest: TK Johnson *
  • PDF - Location: Jamison Stone *
  • VTT - Digital Maps & Tokens
  • VTT - Alchemy Integration *
  • Deck - Monster, NPC, Encounter
  • Deck - 15 Dungeon Scribe Items *
  • Deck - 15 More Monsters *
  • Deck - 30 Animated Spell Cards *
  • Tool - Character Sheet Pack
  • Tool - Foldout Map Pack
  • Tool - Player Reference Cards
  • Tool - Premium GM Screen *
  • STL - Monster Pack *
  • Accessory - 7 Resin Decay Dice
  • Accessory - 7 Olivewood Dice 
  • Accessory - Elderwood Hex Chest 
  • Accessory - Elderwood Spell Book

*Stretch goals

Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Seeds of Decay wouldn't exists without you. 


Darryl T. Jones (aka Splattered Ink)


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I've been able to make some great friends through 5e! Alex and TJ are among them. They've come together to make an awesome new monthly magazine, made just for 5th Edition. It's live now here on Kickstarter—CRUCIBLE MAGAZINE!

Beautiful New Stuff for 5E. Crucible is a monthly magazine packed with over 80 pages of fifth edition content like adventures, subclasses, magic items, a four page comic, interviews, and more! Today is the first day to hop on the Kickstarter at where you can get a FREE copy of their launch issue!