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This is a site dedicated to the Guardians collectible card game released by FPG in the mid '90s. This was a great game featuring beautiful artwork and a complex battle system. The game is now out of print and some cards are extremely difficult to find.

Here you will find alternate rules and game mods (including solo play), homebrew cards, and links to other Guardians sites.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Champion's Odyssey Card Preview #19

In this Creature Class Critique, CJ asks for an anti-AOE Barnyard animal-themed idea. My first one wasn't that good, but I put some more thought into it, and I came up with this card...

Stanley the Wonder Goat:

The artwork comes from a posting Philbarfly made over on the Yahoo! Guardians Group, where he uploaded an image of Stanley as a Mortal Barnyard Animal.

I studied the picture for awhile and was struck by the fact that Stanley is wearing a red scarf, similar to Champs the Wonder Dog's red hood. In addition, Beauvais painted both images. I remember either Dave or Luke saying that there was a plan to have a Wonder animal in each set (but only Champs and Oscar were made). So I decided my homebrew expansion should have one, too. It conforms to the "Wonder" format, which is a Hand Magic Item that recovers a type of card (Oscar = Spell, Champs = Magic Item) for one Power Stone and is then discarded (well, that's the way Champs *should* work).

It was a little tricky getting the artwork out of the mortal image and into an Item template (it's a little distorted compared to the mortal image), but I think it turned out ok. What do you think?

Many thanks to Philbarfly for supplying the image and to CJ for the idea.

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