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Elementara: Guide to the Seven Elements for 5e

Created by Plus Three Press

Elementara is an exciting new sourcebook that brings elemental manipulation to 5e, transforming the way you build characters and adventures with tons of new elemental options and resources. With this book, you’ll choose one of seven elements to awaken within your character, customizing them using 150+ new spells and martial techniques. Then, you’ll unleash those newfound powers in your own worlds or in the fantastic world of Ezara, a thrilling new campaign setting featuring seven great nations that have each built around a gargantuan elemental anomaly.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Fulfilment Update #1 + Shard VTT Version Released!
21 days ago – Mon, Feb 12, 2024 at 04:06:48 AM

Hey everyone! 

Here's an update on how Elementara's fulfilment is going. 

Container Shipments are Heading Out!

Bulk shipments of the books and cards have begun to be sent out to the various distribution centers. Different locations are at different stages, here are the details:

  • The shipment to the US (which also contains orders to Canada) was sent out early this month and is currently on the way.
  • The shipment to the UK (which also contains orders to the EU) has been packed and prepared. It is scheduled to sail at the end of February. These orders will be handled by GamesQuest.
  • Shipments everywhere else are scheduled to ship at the end of February. 

Once individual orders are sent out and tracking numbers are available, I'll update you all again. Until then, you can anticipate your rewards being delivered sometime during March - April, depending on your location. 

Elementara is now on Shard Tabletop!

Elementara was recently released on the Shard Virtual Tabletop! If you haven't heard about Shard before, it is a virtual tabletop, character sheet, and campaign manager dedicated to 5th Edition games. 

Codes for pre-orders of the Shard VTT License have now been sent out. It is also now available on the Shard Marketplace. You can find it here!

And that's all for today. Thanks everyone!

Have questions? Leave a comment, shoot me an email at [email protected] or join the Discord!

Cheers,

Zac

Printing is Complete!
about 2 months ago – Sat, Jan 13, 2024 at 04:39:38 AM

Hey everyone, 

Hope you all had a fantastic holiday season!

Quick update today to announce that the printing of the books and cards is now complete. Production has gone through all of the required stages and the products are currently being prepared to ship. The containers should depart this month or early next.

The Shard Tabletop VTT Conversion of Elementara will also be complete and released by the end of this month. 

That's all for this update. Stay tuned, more updates and concrete dates will be announced soon as the products get shipped out from the printer. Thanks everyone!

Have questions? Leave a comment, shoot me an email at [email protected] or join the Discord!

Cheers,

Zac

Printing is Underway!
3 months ago – Thu, Dec 14, 2023 at 01:34:02 AM

Hey everyone, 

I hope everyone is having fun with the Final PDF! This is a super quick update on the printing of the book and cards. 

Currently, Elementara is right in the middle of the production, which includes printing, binding, quality control, and packaging. All of this is estimated to be complete by the end of the month, after which shipping will begin. Delivery is estimated March 2024 & onwards, depending on your location. 

Test Print

Here's a little preview of what the physical products will roughly look like—a photo of the test print I received early in November (sorry for the poor photo quality). A few things have changed since this test print, but I was overall very happy with how everything turned out. 

That's it for today. Thanks, and have a great holiday season everyone!

Have questions? Leave a comment, shoot me an email at [email protected] or join the Discord!

Cheers,

Zac

The Final PDF Has Been Officially Released!
3 months ago – Sat, Nov 25, 2023 at 03:40:19 AM

Hey everyone!

It's here!—the final version of the Elementara PDF has been officially released, now on BackerKit for everyone to download. Thanks everyone so much for your patience, I'm very happy to be able to bring this finalized version of the book to you all. I hope the wait was worth it and that you'll enjoy the final product.

I want to extend a massive thank you to everyone who provided feedback during the Beta and Playtests. All of the insightful feedback and error-checking that was submitted has helped so much in refining the final product. Thank you so much!

What Was Just Released?

Here's a rundown of everything that was distributed through BackerKit today. In addition to the regular digital rewards, I've also released a bonus extra—an Elementara Art Pack, containing all of the original illustrations created for Elementara.

If you pledged for or pre-ordered...

1. The PDF and/or Hardcover of Elementara:

  • Elementara.pdf
  • Ezara_Continent_Map.jpg
  • Art_Pack.zip
  • Thank_You.pdf

2. The Spell & Technique Card Deck:

  • Digital_Spell_and_Technique_Cards.pdf

The Shard VTT Conversion of Elementara will be released in January.

How do I download my files?

You can download your files by logging into your BackerKit account and clicking on the Elementara project in your list of projects. There, you can click on “Get Your Digital Downloads'' to download your files. You will also receive an email that’ll contain a link to the download page. If you haven’t made a BackerKit account yet, you can create one using the same email you used on Kickstarter.

What's Next?

Within the next week, printing will start for Elementara's physical items. Binding, QC, and Packaging will continue through December and be completed by the end of the month. In January, shipping will begin—with delivery expected from the start of March 2024 (the exact time will vary based on your location). I'll be releasing more updates as more things in the printing and shipping process are complete and more exact dates are nailed down.

I also wanted to announce that addresses have now been locked. If any further changes are required, please shoot me an email at [email protected]. I've also paused pre-orders for physical items on BackerKit. They will be available again after this initial fulfilment run is complete, over at plusthreepress.com.

Finally, I wanted to extend a huge thank you to everyone who backed this project and supported me through its development. I'm very grateful to have support in pursuing projects I am passionate about like this one. Thanks a bunch, and be sure to have a great week, everyone!

Have questions? Leave a comment, shoot me an email at [email protected] or join the Discord!

Cheers,

Zac

The Beta PDF is Here! (+ Updated Final Timeline)
4 months ago – Wed, Nov 01, 2023 at 05:06:18 AM

 Hey everyone!

I'm very excited to announce that the Elementara Beta PDF has been officially released! It's been a long journey getting here and I'm very eager for you all to see how the book has turned out. I hope that you'll find the content inside interesting and that you'll have a fun time with this Beta. Inside, you'll find everything that will be in the final all 178 pages of the book!

How do I get the Beta PDF?

If you're a backer of any reward tier or have pre-ordered the PDF of the book, you can download the Beta PDF by logging into your BackerKit account and clicking on the Elementara project in your list of projects. There, you can click on “Get Your Digital Downloads'' to download the Beta PDF. You will also receive an email that’ll contain a link to access the Beta. If you haven’t made a BackerKit account yet, you can create one using the same email you used on Kickstarter.

You can find a changelog from the previous playtests here.

Submit your Feedback! 

The purpose of this beta is to catch any mistakes before the book is sent off to print next month. I'm primarily looking at catching and fixing any mistakes related to spelling, grammar, consistency, and formatting.

You can submit feedback at bit.ly/elementarabeta. All comments are welcome and appreciated. I'm very eager to hear everyone's thoughts! This form will close on the 20th of November, so be sure to get your feedback in before then.

What's Next? - An Updated Final Timeline

Now that we are in the final stages of the project, I'd like to provide everyone with an updated timeline. The next major points on the track are the locking of addresses and the release of the Final PDF, both of which will occur near the end of this month. Check the timeline below for more details.

November 2022

  • Nov 8th: Physical products will no longer be able to be pre-ordered.
  • Nov 20th: Locking Addresses for physical orders. If you need to update your shipping address, please do so before this date by requesting your survey at elementara.backerkit.com.
  • Nov 25th: Release of the Final PDF of the Book. 

December 2023

  • Printing, Binding, QC, and Packaging will be completed for physical products during December, and at the end of the month they will be ready for shipping.

January 2024

  • Shipping for physical products begins.
  • Release of the Shard Tabletop VTT Conversion of Elementara. 

March 2024 & Onwards -->

  • Estimated delivery time for the Physical Book, Poster Map, and Card Deck. The exact time will vary based on your location.

That's all for today. Thanks so much, everyone! I'm very grateful for your support and patience with this project, and I truly hope it was worth the wait. Have fun!

Have questions? Leave a comment, shoot me an email at [email protected] or join the Discord!

Cheers,

Zac