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Easy to use cards with 5e stat blocks, original art, quirks and inspiration. 70 cards total!
Easy to use cards with 5e stat blocks, original art, quirks and inspiration. 70 cards total!
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Monster Cards: DnD 5e Reference Cards

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Monster Cards are creature reference cards to make your DnD 5th edition tabletop RPG games even more fun.

  • Ready-to-play stats and art for 70 commonly used creatures in 5th edition
  • Cut down on clutter at the table by replacing entire books with a few cards
  • Clean design on extra-large cards makes them easy to use
  • Killer illustrations to immerse and inspire players in the game
  • Flavour ideas for the game master to help make every encounter memorable 

Reference cards are a better source of creature information for Game Masters who want to keep the game moving. Pick out the cards that they will need for the whole session and lay them out for quick reference. Shuffle through the deck and check out the original illustrations to come up with new encounters for players. Hand out cards at the table so players have a reference while running NPCs. Monster Cards is a resource you’ll reach for every game. 

Card Design

Each card has all the information you need at the table. It’s all laid out with a clean, modern design so that you can find what you need at a glance. For most cards, space allowed us to include more than just stats - we created original quirks, names, and descriptions to inspire you as you run the game. 

Monster Cards are designed to work well at the table. The large-format cards are postcard size (4” x 6”), big enough that all the text for a creature fits on one card in a size that is easy to read. 

Cards will be printed on 400gsm stock with aqueous coating, just like you’d get in a nice board game. You can stuff them deep into a bag of holding and use them for a lifetime.

What’s in a Deck?

We run monstercards.ca, a free site to reference creature statistics in 5e. Thousands of people use it every week. Now we’re branching out into the physical world. Usage data and user feedback from the site informed us of how people are running their games. We have compiled all the information to pick the most useful set of 5e creatures possible.  

An additional 10 monsters will be added thanks to our stretch goals!

Illustrations

The back of each card has detailed and dynamic artwork. The illustration is there to help with your descriptions and to show your players to add some flair to the game. Artwork will be done by the very talented Thea Kent

Thea is creating 70 original illustrations in this style!
Thea has a wide range of experience and a love for table top games as well

Who Are We?

Colin Sproule and Evan Gillespie play RPG games together in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Colin is a UX designer and Evan is an engineer. We are members of the RPG community and we’re passionate about improving our games with cool new content. 

Not winter in Canada yet!

Expenses

We’re coming to Kickstarter to get these cards manufactured. We need to raise enough money to access high-quality printing and to pay for all the artwork.   

Risks and challenges

As professionals (engineering and UX design) who have worked on many projects in the software, print and logistics world we are confident in our approach to this project. Because we are asking for your support we've identified a few things that could pose challenges in hitting our projected dates.

• We don't have a lot of experience shipping large quantities of items worldwide. To account for this we will be working with a professional fulfillment partner.
• We are depending on overseas partners for printing. To mitigate any risks we're only choosing to work with established companies with track records of excellence.
• Art and design are creative endeavours that sometimes take longer than expected. We've padded the timelines to account for this but it remains a risk that could stretch our timeline.

We're excited about these things - we love to learn and we are surrounding ourselves with people who have gone through similar processes to make sure everything goes smoothly.

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    Goblin Poster

    Risograph print of original goblin art by Thea Kent. Printed on high-quality 11x17” paper in Canada.

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    Print & Play

    A full set of PDF files to print your own Monster Cards at home.

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    Monster Cards Deck

    One full deck of cards, featuring 60 easy to use monster stats and original illustrations for 5th edition.

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    Retailer Pack

    16 decks of Monster Cards shipped to the same address.

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    🐦Monster Cards Deck (Early Bird)

    Grab one of the first 50 decks at a discounted price!

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    Monster Cards & Deluxe Wood Case

    An elegant hardwood box, handcrafted by our friend, half-elf ranger, and master craftsman, Joel Michaud (http://www.michaudmade.com).

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