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:

BackerKit Smoke Test, Shipping + Creature STL Files
over 2 years ago – Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 05:41:03 AM

Hey backers! Thanks again for your overwhelming support and enthusiasm for this project. Now that the campaign is over, the real work has begun! I'm so excited to have you along for this journey with me.

In this update, I have news regarding BackerKit surveys, shipping, and the creature STL files!

Smoke tests next week!

I will be sending smoke tests next week to ensure everything with the surveys goes smoothly. A small percentage of backers will get their surveys and the feedback from that test will tell me if there are any errors or issues that need to be addressed before I send it out to everyone. When it comes back with no errors, I’ll be sending the rest out in batches next week! Keep an eye on your inbox!

When the surveys go out, I ask that you complete them as soon as possible so I have the most accurate numbers for the production facility. The longer this step takes the longer we have to wait for the product! I want to get 80% of the surveys filled before production starts.

Please note: only 10% of backers will get the smoke test, so don’t panic if you are in a later batch!

Shipping will be charged when preorders close.

As I work to build a strong company where I can make amazing games and 5e content for all of you, it's exceeding important that I get this step right. There continues to be fluctuation in shipping prices and interruptions in the global supply chain.  I've already experienced this as my dice manufacturer had to stop production for a period of time. But do not fear, they are back to work and everything is going smoothly. In fact, many in the industry believe that much of the supply chain issues will be improved later this year.

This has led me to make the decision to wait until we close preorders to charge shipping. This will ensure the most accurate weights and estimates possible. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

 The first 4 creature STLs will be sent soon! 

For those who are receiving the set of STL creatures, I want to get them into your hands as soon as possible. They were essentially done during the campaign, but I've chosen to revisit them to ensure easy 3d printing by you at home. 

First, I have a question: Would you be interested having these creatures printed for you? Some of you expressed an interest in having the physical models. I've been exploring options for providing these to you. They would be 3d resin prints, shipped directly to you. 

Let me know if you're interested in 3d prints by answering a few questions here! 

It won’t be much longer before they’re ready to distribute. In fact, once 80% of BackerKit surveys get filled out, we’ll release them to celebrate!

Commonly Asked Questions on BackerKit Surveys

Can I upgrade my pledge through the survey?

Yes! When you get your survey hit the button below "Get Started". This will enable you to up your pledge tier in case you've decided you want a different deal!

My payment didn’t go through and I was dropped from the Kickstarter. What do I do?

Don’t panic! You should still receive the BackerKit survey and you’ll be able to pay for your pledge there.

I missed the campaign. When will preorders be open? They're now live!

Preorders are now live! If you had a friend or colleague who missed out share this link with them!:

Orders placed here are considered BackerKit preorders, not Kickstarter pledges, and will ship after we fulfill backer rewards.

Have questions? Reach out!

Leave a comment, e-mail me at [email protected] or join the Discord!


Darryl T. Jones aka Splattered Ink

Thank you! You did it!
over 2 years 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!
over 2 years 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!
over 2 years 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
over 2 years 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)