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RPG ESSENTIALS: Acrylic Creature Tokens for TTRPGs

Created by Darryl Jones

Hundreds of unique monster tokens for use in your fantasy games! If you missed out on the Kickstarter you still have the options to get some of our items at reduced prices!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Pivot! - New Manufactures, Boda Games
14 days ago – Tue, Jun 04, 2024 at 10:38:54 AM

Pivot!,

Firstly, I want to continue saying sorry for all the delays we've faced so far. We've learned a ton from this campaign, and we've been working diligently to try to get you guys your tokens as soon as possible. Last week, we finally had to make the tough decision of changing our manufacturers. This decision was not made lightly. On our end, we're taking a hit financially because we're losing the deposits that we've made with our previous manufacturers. Also, we're cutting ties with the possible progress that the old manufacturer has made, but we no longer feel confident in their ability to provide you your tokens. As mentioned in the previous post, there has been delay after delay on their end, and they're not communicating new timelines or where they are currently with our project. While this is somber news, we're excited by our new manufacturing partners, Boda Games! 

We have full confidence in their abilities to provide great tokens to you all, and I assume that a lot of you have probably heard of them before or at least have received games that they manufactured. They've worked on several big-box hits like Everdell, Hegemony, and Planet Unknown. Additionally, we've worked with them in the past on several other projects, and they've always delivered for us. Here is a link to the BODA Games website if you want to check them out: https://bodagames.com/

I am just sorry that we didn't switch sooner. Of course, you always want to assume the best and not make a decision that is going to make your business lose money, but my priority is to get all your tokens to you. Thank you all for your understanding. The overwhelming support in the last post was so appreciated, and I can't say thank you enough. 

Thank you all,

Darryl T. Jones (aka Splattered Ink)

The Process Continues - April Update
about 2 months ago – Tue, Apr 30, 2024 at 10:15:10 AM

Hello Adventures,

Thank you guys for all of your continued patience and support. Splattered Ink is a very small team, and we're taking the hits as they come. Currently, the biggest hurdle that we face is manufacturing. 

Sadly, manufacturing is taking longer than I originally planned or expected. I've sent in everything in a timely manner, but on the manufacturer's end, there has been one delay after another. In October, I originally received samples that the color was messed up on due to the manufacturers changing their printers during the course of the project. This didn't get resolved until December, which should've allowed for manufacturing to start in January. In February, Chinese New Year routinely shuts the whole industry down. Work resumed in March, but they have not given me a new timeline for when the project will be finished. I was only given an estimate of 90 days. 

I am yet to receive a concrete completion date. I am as frustrated by this whole series of events as all of you. I wish there were more that I could do, but the process is out of my hands. I thought the project was close to wrapping up and would headed to fulfillment, but sadly, that is not the case. I will continue to regularly check with our manufacturer to try and get your tokens to you as possible. It is unlikely I use this manufacturer in the future, but at this point in the process, I am committed.

Thank you all. 

Sincerely, 

Darryl T. Jones (aka Splattered Ink)

Missing Villager Tokens & PNG sizing
3 months ago – Sun, Mar 24, 2024 at 07:15:13 AM

Greetings from Gary Con!

I hope you're having a warm spring. It's been below 30 and snowing most of the time I've been in Lake Geneva. However, Gary Con has been a blast!

I'm still showing the original samples and everyone loves them.

Updated Delivery Timeline

There has been another delay. For reasons that are out of my hands, after Chinese New Year, I was told by our manufacturer that it would be another 90 days before the order was done. Unfortunately, there's nothing I, or any of us can do but be patient as most of the order has been paid for. I know this isn't what you want to hear. It isn't what I wanted to hear either.

This means we're looking at fulfillment beginning in July.

Also, it's important to note, refunds are not available at this time as manufacturing has begun.

Missing Villager PNGs

It's been reported to me that the Villagers set was not included in the last PNG distribution. Check your inboxes, they should be there now!

PNG sizing

In the zip folders, you should have received a file, "READ ME - sizing instructions for VTT.txt". Some of you have asked about sizing for VTT platforms, so I'm including that text here for easy reference.

--== READ ME ==--

FORMAT & RESOLUTION: All tokens are in PNG format and drawn at a very high resolution, 700dpi. This is so you can zoom in without pixelation while using your chosen VTT application. This also allows you to use these tokens at double or even tripple their intended size and you wont lose any detail (for example if someone casts an Enlarge spell).

SIZE: Artwork is often larger than its bounding box. This allows for wings, tails, weapons and other details to extend beyond the creature's predetermined size. 

  • Medium creatures are designated at 1 unit square or 5'x5'
  • Large creatures are designated at 2x2 units square or 10'x10'
  • Huge creatures are designated at 3x3 units square or 15'x15'
  • Gargantuan creatures are designated at 4x4 units square or 20'x20'

To allow for the details that extend beyond the bounding box of a creatures designated size, most medium sized creatures are 1,200 pixels wide. That means the medium creatures in this collection are 1.724 units square. You can manually enlarge these tokens when you place them in your VTT. Some VTTs, like Foundry allow you to set the Scale(Ratio) for your tokens. Which means that for recommended scale in Foundry, set the Scale(Ratio) to 1.714 in Token Image Settings for medium tokens that are 1200 pixel wide.

SCALE:

  • Medium (1x1 bounding box) creatures that are 1200px wide = 1.714 Scale(Ratio)
  • Large (2x2 bounding box) creatures that are 1600px wide = 1.142 Scale(Ratio)
  • Huge (3x3 bounding box) creatures that are 2800px wide = 1.33 Scale(Ratio)
  • Gargantuan (4x4 bounding box) creatures that are 3500px wide = 1.25 Scale(Ratio)

Most (not all) token files of each creature size are the same number of pixels square. 

Look at how many pixels wide each file is and divide that number by the width (at 700 pixels per inch) that the designated bounding box size is for that creature. Using Huge from above, divide 2800px by 2100px getting 1.33.

--== End READ ME ==--

Big Announcement Coming!

This fall we'll be making more tokens! But, not before you have these beauties in your hands! I can tell you what the announcement is, but it rhymes with Gnome of Feasts and Fauxbald Dress. Any guesses?

Thank you all for your continued support! Keep Adventuring,

Darryl T. Jones (aka Splattered Ink)

1200+ Digital Tokens Sent! And what's next?
4 months ago – Mon, Feb 19, 2024 at 06:55:59 AM

This is us - while tokens are being manufactured!

Hello adventurers!

The Chinese New Year is coming to an end, and to celebrate, I've sent out the rest of the regular release and SRD tokens that were part of this Kickstarter. It's while sorting through the final details of this project, like zipping hundreds of MB of PNGs, that I appreciate how truly massive it is. Due to the 250 MB upload limit on Backerkit, the tokens had to broken into 11 zip files, eight for 3-of-Each backers and three for 1-of-Each backers.

You should have them in your inbox...

...now!

You can also find your digital downloads on your Backerkit account using your survey link. Then click on Get Your Digital Downloads.

The tokens spreadsheet has been updated and will remain active for the foreseeable future since it's handy for finding where certain tokens might be: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18ylTy1Rh7MNxpqd1P57qErhmIr-m0nFbdwpvaEvYQfY/edit?usp=sharing
If you have not received your digital tokens, then let us know, and we'll fix it as soon as possible. 

One of the most popular sets was the Enemy Hordes. You can see below some of the previously unreleased tokens. Take a good long look at the orc caster and that lizardfolk spearman. 

One of my favorite bits of inspiration for this project was to create additional worm sections for the purple worm! Those also were previously unreleased, but not anymore! See below!

Updated Delivery Timeline

Manufacturing is underway and the timeline is largely out of my hands. I will do my best to keep you updated if there are changes. Additionally, the shipping charges should be finalized in the next few weeks. I'll post an update as soon as I have them and you'll be able to pay via Backerkit. The expected timeline is as follows.

  • March: manufacturing completes
  • April - May: freight window
  • June - July: fulfillment window

I can't thank you enough for your ongoing support throughout this project. I've learned a lot and those lessons will help me run this business.

The Neverling is Coming!

Now that all of my projects are tucked safely away with manufacturing, I thought I should share my newest machination. A one-shot (probably two-shot) for Zine Quest!

We are happy to announce that The Neverling is coming to Kickstarter later this month. The Neverling is a Zine Quest adventure for 5e in the Seeds of Decay world. 

The Neverling was written for Seeds of Decay, but I found it didn't fit the overall narrative for that book. However, the clockwork tower and the Neverling, a nightmarish awakened tree, were too good to scrap. It was then I realized I liked the idea of releasing a few small pdf adventures for Seeds of Decay as lead-ins to the next big book. That book is a long way off, but the Neverling is ready to go!

The Neverling book will be approximately 32 pages long, to be delivered as a PDF via DriveThruRPG. A printed version will be available in the traditional, saddle-stitched (stapled) zine-style, shipped via media mail. 

Here is a breakdown of the content:

  • 8 hand-drawn illustrations of NPCs, monsters, and items
  • 4 hand-drawn maps
  • 4 locations with keyed descriptions; Pine Loft, Timberborn, the Clockwork Tower, and the Catacombs
  • 6 new NPCs
  • 7 new monsters; Clockwork & Decay
  • 6 new contraptions for the Tinkerer class
  • 3 new magic items

Go follow the Neverling HERE: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/splatteredink/the-neverling?ref=2rt8h6

What is Zine Quest? 

Every year Kickstarter launches Zine Quest, an initiative to promote more TTRPG projects and smaller publications on their platform. What are Zines? "RPG zines emerged in the early 1970s, and were hugely influential in the early days of role-playing game fandom and publishing." - Kickstarter call for Zine Quest 2024

Thank you all for your continued support! Keep Adventuring,

Darryl T. Jones (aka Splattered Ink)

Manufacturing, Call for GMs, and the Chinese New Year
4 months ago – Mon, Feb 05, 2024 at 03:07:47 PM

Happy 2024!

Below you can see some of the tokens requested by those who pledged to the exclusive Your Own Token tier. I think they came out pretty nice! I really like Narby, the green dragon! Thanks backers!

Manufacturing and the Chinese New Year

First, some very good news: Manufacturing is underway!

However, as manufacturing is running its course, we have come to the Chinese New Year. Like most Board Game Companies, we use manufacturers in China; and, most industries in China observe the Chinese New Year holiday, taking much of the month of February off. Due to that, we are going to have to wait until the holiday is over before the product can be sent to our fulfillment partners. That being said, everything is very close. Honestly, I'm giddy. Everything should be on boats just a few weeks after the CNY holiday finishes.

We Need Volunteers to GM Seeds of Decay at Origins and Gen Con

We are looking for adventurers just like YOU to run Seeds of Decay 5e at Origins and GenCon this year!  Sessions will last around 2 hours. 

What's in it for you

  • Exclusive Splattered Ink swag
  • Our immense gratitude
  • A Convention Badge giving you access to the full convention (if you run a minimum of 6 games)! 

Please fill out this >> google form << if you are interested.

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email, [email protected].

Happy Chinese New Year,
Darryl T. Jones (aka Splattered Ink)