Fool's Gold: Into the Bellowing Wilds

Created by Hit Point Press

A 5th edition campaign setting based on the hit Youtube series by Dingo Doodles and Felix Irnich.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

July Update: Progress Update and New Timeline Expectations
8 days ago – Thu, Aug 04, 2022 at 05:20:06 PM

Hey backers!

Thank you for your patience with July’s update! We wanted to confirm a few details before posting, but please expect your actual August update towards the end of the month!

In this update you’ll find some news about minis, art and animations (including a preview!), as well as an updated production timeline. Please be sure to review the new timeline! All rewards have new dates.

Project Progress

Minis - The minis are continuing their journey through production! They’re currently being prepared for injection molding, and there are even a few on their way to us for review!

Have you had a chance to catch up on the Fool’s Gold crew’s latest exploits? If not, you definitely should before checking out the latest episode of Dingo Doodles' Fool's Gold series launching later today, featuring the mysterious Foreclaimers! 

Art - Lots of great pieces are in progress for the book! Animations for the animated spell cards are nearly complete. Check out some of the animated spells below!

Animation by Avery Howett
Animation by Avery Howett
Animation by Liam Gregg
Animation by Liam Gregg
Animation by Liam Gregg

 What's Next for Rewards, Production, and Distribution?

After discussing the progress of the project with the team, Dingo, and Felix, we’re looking ahead at what to expect when it comes to completing the book, production, and fulfillment. Below you can find a new timeline for digital and physical content.


Book - Based on our current projections, we are aiming for a release of the PDF content in early December. Though this is a few months later than the originally projected September release, it is more realistic based on the progress so far. Additional digital files like reference decks, maps, and standees will follow.

Stretch Goal Content (Digital) - When their involvement in the core campaign setting is complete, our writers will be turning to the stretch goal content to build out that material before handing it over to our design team. While we’re not providing an exact estimate now because there are too many variables to be accurate, we’re anticipating that the release of this content will align with our revised fulfillment date below.


*Updated Fulfillment Timeline* - This is an important one! At this time, we’re officially re-scheduling projected fulfillment to July 2023.

We’re looking at ways to speed up the process at each step along the way, but based on the book’s progress, we believe July 2023 is realistic.

We know that feels like such a long time from now, but here’s how the team came to that date, plus a little more about what to expect when it comes to mass production of physical rewards.


Book Production

If the book files are ready for mass production in early December as expected, our mass production partners have told us it will require ~55 days to produce.

Items like reference decks, standees, the world map, and GM screen are dependent on the book being complete to be finalized for mass production. These will enter mass production after the book, and we anticipate these items to be finished around early March.

Accessories Production

While the book is being completed, we’ll be getting the accessories through mass production! With the exception of the items listed above that are tied closely to book content, we’re aiming to have all rewards ready and waiting for the book’s arrival.

This means that if all goes to plan, the books will be in the last shipment of physical rewards, and the distributors can hop right into fulfillment when they arrive.

Freight

From here, we’ll arrange freight shipping to our distributors. This is where the estimate gets a little lengthier! Because arranging freight shipping, the journey itself, as well as clearing customs can be a whole bag of variables and potential delays, we’ve given ourselves lots of wiggle room here for things to inevitably go awry. In the past freight averaged 4-6 weeks, but with there still being congestion at the ports this timeline is averaging 3 months.


We know you want your rewards in hand as soon as possible, and we’re working hard to make that happen! We’ll keep you updated along the way and show off plenty of art, samples, and other cool things in monthly posts.

A tarmaw lies waiting beneath the swampy surface.
Art by Avery Howett

 Humblewood Tales Campaign Is Almost Over!

Have you had a chance to check out the Humblewood team's latest book? There's less than 10 days to back this book of adventure and world building!

Humblewood Tales is a new adventure book for 5th Edition that takes place in the lush world of Humblewood.

Featuring expanded lore from the mystical tree city of Alderheart, Humblewood Tales is packed with over 200 pages of new adventures,  premade characters, bestiary, magic items, subclasses and more.

What tales will you tell?

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June Update + Animated Spell Previews!
about 1 month ago – Wed, Jun 29, 2022 at 06:26:49 AM

Hey backers!

Here’s what’s new to share this month, take a look!

A Message From Dingo and Felix

Hey everyone, thank you so much for all your support and patience as we finish yet another month!

Progress on the book has been amazing, as another round of edits and reviews has been completed. Felix is also nearing completion of the first draft of Kylandria and working with the awesome peeps of Heliana's Guide to Monster Hunting to make Fool's Gold compatible.

As this summer kicks off, be prepared for many more awesome updates on our Kickstarter and YouTube channel!

Love you all <3 Stay safe out there nerds!

-Dingo & Felix

Minis Progress

All minis have finished the sculpting process and are now in the manufacturer’s expert hands where they will be prepped for production. We can’t wait to show off the samples when they are ready!

Here is the last miniature from the Monsters, Monks, and Mechs pack, The Shadow Walker!:

3D image of The Shadow Walker crouched over a rock. The Shadow Walker looks like a wild cat made up of non-organic materials, with visible joints.
The Shadow Walker, sculpted by Thomas Choux

Have you noticed a couple of minis missing from the Foreclaimers pack? 🤔There are a few that need a special introduction! Keep an eye out for videos on Youtube in the coming months to meet them. Once everyone’s revealed, the second STL pack will be distributed to backers!

Animated Spells Preview

Our animators are hard at work putting together the art for our animated spells. Here is a sneak peek at some of the in-progress animations from Fool's Gold's very own Gothi, Avery Howett! These are brand new spells created especially for Fool's Gold: Into the Bellowing Wilds!

Can you guess what the spells might be?

A glittering cloud passes over 3 adventurers, who then appear encased in ice.
Sneeze looks like an anthropomorphic fennic fox in a purple vest and yellow pants. They are lifting their arms to the sky like the Elmo meme, and the background is purple flames.
A hooded, caped figure falls from an opening in the top of a cave. Pointed stalagmites-type formations are at the bottom of the animation, but the figure falls out of frame behind them.
Two adventurers appear to be casting a spell on a sleeping guard, who is opening a door revealing heaps of gold.

We also wanted to share some exciting news on the Humblewood front!

Hit Point Press's next release: Humblewood Tales on Kickstarter

We’re excited to announce our next book Humblewood Tales launches on Kickstarter next week, on July 5th 2022!

Humblewood Tales is a companion book to the Humblewood Campaign Setting for 5th Edition, which combines all the Humblewood Tales adventures into one beautiful book.


With over 200 pages of content that’s fully compatible with all your 5e games, including premade characters, a full bestiary, myriads of new magic items and more, there’s plenty of thrills to be had for both new and seasoned Humblewood adventurers.


Take a peek at the trailer video!

 Sign up to be notified when the Humblewood Tales Kickstarter goes live on July 5th!

 The Rhythm of Humblewood

 As a part of the Humblewood Tales Kickstarter, we’ll be releasing “The Rhythm of Humblewood” music soundtrack on vinyl, brand new miniatures, new dice & GM screen, stretch goals for bonus adventures, and much more.

You can check out the first three Rhythm of Humblewood tracks here, with new tracks dropping every Friday until all ten tracks are released!



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Cheers,

Hit Point Press

May Update - More Minis and "Rascam" track release!
about 2 months ago – Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 08:36:35 AM

Hey backers!

Here’s your update for May, take a look!

Final Minis Collection Preview

This collection also includes the Foreclaimer Shadow Walker, but we needed to make some corrections so it’s not ready to share just yet. Check out the rest!

Absent on picture day: Foreclaimer Shadow Walker
Tarmaw
Sicario Weaver
Quinn-Ora
Foreclaimer Charger
Abby

Prepare your ears – a new track from the OST has dropped!

Last week the “Rascam” track was released on the Dingo Doodle’s channel, check it out!

The Mad Maker reviews the mighty Tarrasque!

The Mad Maker has recently released a video reviewing their experience printing our beloved Tarrasque in a variety of forms! Check it out:

Can I upgrade my pledge and get more minis?

It's not too late to add the STLs or more physical minis! 

Upgrade your pledge or add more minis here!

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Cheers,

Hit Point Press

April Update - Minis, Shirts, + Quest Haven!
3 months ago – Thu, May 26, 2022 at 08:11:19 AM

Hey backers! We have some exciting things to share with you this month, check it out!

 Minis - Ultimate Threats Collection

First up, we have some new minis previews! The STL files are not quite ready to be released out into the wild just yet, but we’re loving how they’re looking so far and needed to share them with all of you!

The Ultimate Threats!
Doom Duck
Magmonkey
Hooded Reaper
Xardi
Amalgahound

Holy Shirt! 🦆

New Fool’s Gold shirts are available for preorder! The Fool’s Gold Crew and Selling Crime designs look so good it should be illegal. 😎


Fool’s Gold is teaming up with Quest Haven!

HEY SO, You want Fool's Gold in VR??? NO?!! WELL we're doing it anyway.

Felix and I are excited to collab with Quest Haven, a new VR table top program that is doing a custom starter adventure based off of Fool's Gold.

They got a Kickstarter going on! So go check it out maybe? 👀💦

Also! If you've got any questions, please ask them on their KS page as they will be more than happy to answer questions I clearly cannot answer :’3

-Dingo

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Hit Point Press

February Update + Designing a Tarrasque with Avery Howett!
3 months ago – Sun, May 22, 2022 at 04:33:41 PM

Hey backers! Happy February! We’re here with an update you’re sure to love. Find out where we are in the writing process of the campaign and stick around to hear the ins and outs of designing the Tarrasque mini from Avery Howett! We also have a Big Bad Valentine's treat for you at the bottom of the update. ❤

Writing and Minis Update

The first draft for many of the writing sections of the book is set to be complete within the next week or so! Two sections are getting a little more attention; the races, and the campaign itself, which the team estimates will reach first draft status sometime in March.

Miniatures are being prepped as we speak by our manufacturing partners for production! We're so excited to show off the production samples as they arrive.

Designing a Tarrasque with Avery Howett

When I took on designing the look of the brand new Dire Tarrasque for the campaign, of course, it struck me as a huge, towering task. After all, the Tarrasque is about as iconic of a beastie as it gets. It’s tabletop’s answer to Godzilla, the ultimate table-clearer and mini-destroyer, the condensed fury of a GM who’s finally decided to hit the nuke button on their table of cocky players.

IT’S. THE. Q@ACKING. TARRASQUE!

Not only that, it had to be more! It had to be DIRE! Thankfully, as someone who plays way too many tabletop games in my free time, I was used to taking on huge, daunting, and impossible tasks. Just like taking on an ACTUAL Tarrasque, it was going to be hard, but it was going to be a lot of FUN too!

So, first things first: You gotta pick out what makes the Tarrasque iconic and start from there. We gotta add a big maw full of NOPE, horns that could poke the gods themselves in the eyes in defiance, and way too many spikes. 

Check! What comes next, then, is figuring out what to add. For that, I looked at that tail first: the O.G. Tarrasque has a whip-like tail, but as Felix and I played a lot of Monster Hunter, we were very familiar with how a hefty tail could be used to deal one HUGE dose of a reality check. So we decided to upgrade the tail to a big honking club.


The finishing touch was adding in all those spikes to really give it the appearance that it could sweep an entire skyline off the map in one motion. And while we are talking influence and nods to things we like: Felix is also a big Bowser fan (who he uses to pummel me into guard-rails whenever we play Mario Kart), so I added a bit of a Bowser-esque look to the Tarrasque’s face and prominent back spikes. 

Lastly, are those details you get from the lore of the creature—probably my favorite part! The Tarrasque is a force of nature, an unstoppable monster of pure hunger with the ability to constantly regenerate any damage it takes (thanks for bringing that feature back, Felix). So, even its own exhaustion and the damage it causes to itself aren’t enough to stop its rampage! As such, the Dire Tarrasque is gnarly and mangled—as if it’s mutated into an even more terrifying form after millennia. 


This behemoth has lost and regrown back spikes so often they have grown out twisted and uneven, and its teeth have been torn out and replaced so quickly they’ve started to bend outwards and grow through its skin! Yikes! Add in some rows of shark teeth and that ravenous vacant glare, and voila! We’ve got something that’ll send a shiver down the spines of even the most battle-hardened warriors. All that’s left is to draw the big bad beast in his chosen pose—the conqueror of carnage letting out a city-quaking roar—and hand it off to Thomas Choux, the amazing sculptor on the project!

There you have it, the new and improved Lord of Destruction, Terror of the Terra, the Dire Tarrasque! From our twisted minds to your table.

It's Tarrasques all the way down!

Sometimes a family is a Tarrasque and a Tarrasque and a Tarrasque and a Tarrasque and a Tarrasque and-

Check out what theMadMaker has been up to with the Tarrasque STL files! Through experimenting with 3D printing, he's been able to welcome (amass an army of?) several Tarrasques into his family.


Congratulations on the new additions! 🎉👶

Got it bad? Send your crush a Big Bad Valentine!

If you love big baddies like the Tarrasque, you may also find our Big Bad series to die for! Every year we celebrate Valentine's Day with mushy messages from some of our most uh, loving Big Bads

Send some big love this Valentine's Day with these free downloads!

Download the Valentines and a free printable file here!

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Cheers,

Hit Point Press