Welcome to the Guardians CCG Page

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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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

C.J. Burke's .sig card #94: Cranston, Overlord of Limbo

So I got snow as predicted, and lost my internet as predicted. I even lost power for 2 hours, and it's a balmy 13 degrees outside right now. Still, I endure! My signal is back enough to get this post up. I had 2 very different images for this artwork, one from Ploog and one from Whelan. The Ploog fit the name Cranston but not the Overlord of Limbo or the card text. The Whelan fits the Overlord of Limbo and the card text but not the name Cranston. In the end I went with Whelan for the card text and Overlord title, plus the art is so cool! I'm pretty sure C.J.'s vision of the card art was probably different, but it is becoming really tough to find appropriate artwork from the original artists, it's just not out there. This will have to do...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

C.J. Burke's .sig card #91, 92, & 93: First Circle of Hell Stronghold

It's supposed to snow here the next couple of days and I might lose my internet signal, so I'm going to post the entire Stronghold set at once and I won't post again for a few days. The artwork was done by Jeff Easley, a good friend of Keith Parkinson's during their TSR days. His artwork is a good fit in the "Guardians style", and some of his artwork also appears on Seven Seas cards.

Left Stronghold:

Center Stronghold:

Right Stronghold:

And here's how the Stronghold looks when laid out as a set:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

C.J. Burke's .sig card #84: Shadow Elemental

C.J. Burke's .sig card #83: Playing 'Possum

I have planned to do 100 of C.J.'s .sig cards to match the 100 cards in Champion's Odyssey. Since a Stronghold set and a Tweezle are already done, counting "Playing 'Possum" there are only 13 more cards to make...