Guardians of Fire

Monsters of the Wilderness for 5th Edition

A project in Vancouver, Canada by Cawood Publishing

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A wizard can change the world for better...or worse. 100 new monsters affected by a strange curse for your 5th Edition game.
Backers: 878
Average Pledge Per Backer: $63 CAD

Funded: $55,453 CAD of $37,000 CAD
Dates: Feb 2nd -> Mar 4th (31 days)
Project By: Cawood Publishing
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Latest News

Second Stretch Goal Unlocked! More Monsters!

March 4th - via:
Thanks for coming on the ride! We did it! The extra monsters Stretch Goal is unlocked! 20 more monsters!!! There is still time to unlock more! Next Stretch Goal: Custom Endsheets In case it's not clear, custom endsheets are more art inside the... (Read More)

48 Hours to go! Let's do this!

March 2nd - via:
Greetings to our generous backers! Here we are, fully funded and in the stretch drive! The 48 hour alert is about to go out and we hope to welcome many new backers. Our first Stretch Goal to add two PC subclasses has been unlocked. This book will... (Read More)

3 days to go! New Monster Revealed!

March 1st - via:
Thanks to everyone for backing the project. We are heading into the final three days! One Stretch Goal is unlocked and the others are in sight. The project is around 119% funded and we have 1000 people signed up for the key 48 hour alert. Last week... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal is Unlocked! One Week Left!

February 25th - via:
Hey Everyone, we've unlocked the first Stretch Goal! Two PC subclasses go in the book! Now it's time to add a lot more monsters. We still have a week to go, the next Stretch Goal is in reach.  *UK backers see note on main page Monster of the Day... (Read More)

Funded! Stretch Goals in Sight!

February 24th - via:
Thanks to all the backers for getting the project funded! We had an absolutely mammoth day yesterday!  Illustration by Travis Hanson First Stretch Goal We're very close to unlocking the first Stretch Goal and adding two PC subclasses to the book!... (Read More)

Very close to funding! Just over a week to go!

February 22nd - via:
Hey everyone, thanks for coming on the journey. We're almost 90% funded with 9 days to go! Let's get to those Stretch Goals! Monster of the Day Meet the Jackalops! This oddball is from the Hills/Lakes Region.  Illustration by Travis Hanson Tomorrow... (Read More)

Almost 85% funded with about two weeks left!

February 19th - via:
Happy Friday everyone! Thanks for backing the project. We're in really good shape going into the last half of the funding period.  How wild will these monsters get?! Good question, we will focus on making stranger, wilder creatures for this book.... (Read More)

80% funded at the halfway point!

February 17th - via:
Thank you backers! We've just passed the 80% funded mark at the halfway point of the campaign! Those Stretch Goals are still in range! This will already be the biggest book in the series, we'd love to add more monsters.  Monster of the Day Meet the... (Read More)

Meet today's monster, the Yarr Beak!

February 15th - via:
Getting Closer! Happy Monday everyone. We're almost 80% funded now and Wednesday is the midpoint of the campaign. Thanks for coming on this journey.  Monster of the Day Here's one of the many monsters from the Arctic Region, the Yarr Beak. There is... (Read More)

Meet today's monster, the Voth!

February 12th - via:
Happy Friday everyone. We're 70% funded now with about three weeks to go! Living in the frozen lands of the North is a race of evil snow elves, known as the Voth! A number of Voth are included in the Arctic Region chapter of the book. The Voth from... (Read More)

It's time to enter the Wild!

February 11th - via:
Our friends at Loke Battle Mats have joined us in the Wilderness. Two Kickstarters made for each other! Need a setting for your monsters?! Done and done!  Loke Battle Mats Kickstarter   (Read More)

Meet today's monster, the People of the Sky!

February 10th - via:
Hey everyone, thanks for coming on the journey. Three weeks to go! Today we look at one of the many fey in the book, the People of the Sky. They are inspired by the Northern Lights. If you've never seen them before, we highly recommend you find a way... (Read More)

Join us on Nerdarchy Live this morning!

February 10th - via:
Join us in chat and ask any questions you have! We're on at 900am PST/1200pm EST on Nerdarchy Live!   Watch Nerdarchy Live   (Read More)

Meet today's monster, the Grim Roc!

February 9th - via:
Hello, hello. The project continues to move ahead steadily. We're around 62% funded after one week, with just over three weeks to go. Today's monster is the Grim Roc. There are seven regions in the book, this undead monster is from the Mountain... (Read More)

Meet today's monster, the Coroctopus!

February 8th - via:
Greetings all! Thanks for backing the project, we're 60% of the way after 6 days! Those Stretch Goals are definitely in reach! The book will have up to 120 monsters in 7 distinct regions (possibly even more monsters with additional Stretch Goals).... (Read More)

Meet today's monster, the Norvan Soldier.

February 6th - via:
Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Today we meet the Norvan Soldier and share a couple of Kickstarter reviews. Nerdarchy article:  Cawood Publishing Challenges Adventurers with Monsters of the Wilderness The Gaming Gang's video preview:... (Read More)

Meet today's monster, the Shapeshifter

February 5th - via:
Hey everyone, today we take a look at another one of the monsters in the book. Here is the Shapeshifter from the Arctic Region!  Illustration by Travis Hanson Next Wednesday, February 10th we'll be a guest on Nerdarchy's Live YouTube channel at... (Read More)

Over 50% Funded After Two Days!

February 4th - via:
Hey there, thanks for helping us to create an amazing book. We've reached the important 50% funded milestone! All three of the first books in the Monster Series were created thanks to the generosity of a relatively small group of people. We're... (Read More)

36 hours in! Let's get this funded!

February 3rd - via:
Hey everyone, thanks for backing Monsters of the Wilderness. We're 36 hours in now and 45% funded! That's a great beginning to the Kickstarter. In Update #1 yesterday we gave you an idea of what the funding phase will look like. Today we'll look more... (Read More)

Wow! What a start!

February 2nd - via:
Hey everyone, thanks for backing the project and coming on this journey with us. We're about 35% funded after 12 hours! We'll use these updates to keep you aware of how the project is going. Overview of the funding phase:  1) We'll keep promoting... (Read More)

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