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About this project

 

When I first started playing 5th Edition, I rolled up a Druid named Torban. He joined a group of adventures who would become known as "the Sons of the Coast" and helped to save our game world from a mad beholder and his drow thralls. It was a great adventure and I'll remember it for years to come, but for all the great memories I have of that campaign, the most frustrating ones revolve around the amount of material I had to keep track of. All too often I would have more books and sheets on me than my game master. So once again the gents of Gemhammer are back to take the tables, charts and sheets out of your game and make things easier for you.

The Compendium of Wild Beasts is a deck of 100 stat block cards for the menagerie of critters that you can fight, hunt, summon, turn into and befriend. We have a version for 3rd and 5th edition (sorry 4th) with a 25 card expansion for each.

The decks let the game masters reduce the number of tabs in their bestiaries/monster manuals and has some interesting uses when it comes to survival checks and hunting. For the player with wild shaping, summoning, or animal companions, the deck will give you all the stats you need without having to borrow your GM's books or carry extra sheets.

 

Gemhammer and Sons Gaming was created with one goal in mind: to create more, better game stuff. We're a collection of GMs, players, artists, and artisans who want to improve game tables across the world. We only make products designed to improve your play experience, to give gamers the products they need to make their games better.

Ultimately, we'd like to do a production run of The Compendium of Wild Beasts, and increase our catalogue of products with another great deck of cards.

 

 

The Compendium of Wild Beasts -100 stat block cards for the menagerie of critters that you can fight, hunt, summon, turn into, and befriend.

The Compendium of Wild Beasts II - 25 additional cards to add to your deck. 3rd edition version expands your collection of critters from the SRD, while the 5th edition version adds 25 brand new creatures to your game.

Collectors Boxes - these laser-cut, wooden boxes can hold a deck and it's expansion comfortably; featuring the Greenman logo from the Compendium of Wild Beasts.

Torban's Bag of Many Tricks - These handmade leather bags named for Conor's favorite Druid, can hold a complete deck and it's expansion and feature the Greenman logo hand-tooled on the front flap. (A special thanks to Emporium Custom Leathers for making our bags!)

Retail Packs - our retail packs feature 6 decks (3 of each edition) packaged in brick boxes all at a new low price.

Backer Achievement Booster Pack - Complete all 21 backer achievements to receive a booster pack of 18 more cards for your deck. Available to all backers who purchase a deck.

Stretch goals are bonus rewards that will unlock when the total pledge amount reaches a certain level or when the correct number of backer achievement unlocks are met. Backer Achievements are little things the backers can do to help unlock stretch goals. In addition for every Backer Achievement unlocked, the backers will receive a free magical item inspired by the beasts found in the Compendium that they can use in their own games.

 

 

 

Conor Napier: The multiclassing skill jockey of the group, Conor's many roles include illustrator Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Operations Manager, Spell-caster, Community Manager and Co-founder of Gemhammer and Sons Gaming. He has held many positions bizarre in nature and short of purpose. Some of his past job titles include: Ambulance Rider, Tree Counter, Guitar Thrower, Abandoned Pool Ranger, Teen Wolf Pack of Cigarettes Specialist and Administrative assistant.

Joe Curran: A tabletop roleplayer for over a decade, Joe is the resident DM of the Gemhammer Team. Generally, his job is to take the great ideas from the rest of the team and turn them into great resources for the playing of tabletop games. Preferring Support Classes over doing heavy damage, Joe is a veteran of many great battles in AD&D, 3.0, 3.5, 4e, Pathfinder, and 5e. Songs have been written in his honor, but only by himself.

Kate Kehoe: Tinkerer, shipper and fabricator extraordinaire, this tiny yet unruly ginger is responsible for taking all of our crayon sketches on napkins and turning them into physical objects for all of you to enjoy. Also for shipping and receiving most of our wares.

A very special thanks to the Kehoes, Li'l Scotty, Mag Na Mell, Emporium Custom Leathers, Wicked Good Gaming, NonZero Sum, Victory Condition, Nerdarchy and the Dudes, Guys and Dragons. We couldn't have done it without your help.

Video Music by Komiku

 

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Risks and challenges

We'll be using a new printer and distribution service as opposed to distributing the cards ourselves as we've done in the past. The process is still new to us, but I believe that it'll be turnkey once we have everything set up.

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