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, January 19, 2011

Larger Images of New Stronghold

Eventually I will post hi-res versions of these images, when the set is complete...

Monday, January 17, 2011

Final "Entries" for First Circle of Hell Stronghold

My last couple of submissions for Stronghold art...

Here's #3:

And #4:

To me, #4 is similar to C.J.'s description of #1; it looks more like a place of darkness than of fiery torment. But I'll let you all be the judge. C.J., more thoughts? I can't make up my mind between #2 & #3...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New .sig Stronghold Art

Here are a couple of replacement work-ups for the First Circle of Hell Stronghold using artwork from some fantastic artists.

Here's #1:

And here's #2:

Please let me know your opinion of these in the comments section.

C.J., any thoughts? I can look for more if these aren't satisfactory...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Big Goof on the .sig Stronghold Art

So I created a Stronghold based on C.J.'s .sig card for First Circle of Hell, you know the one:

Thematically, the art is nearly perfect for the text. All was well until I saw this Seven Seas card:

Same image, I just grabbed & stretched a different part of the picture. So to avoid having 2 cards in the Guardians universe with the same artwork, I will be working up a couple of new versions of the Stronghold this weekend. Consider the old version "retired"...

Friday, January 7, 2011

Update on hi-res Champion's Odyssey PDFs

I have completed all the PDFs for Champion's Odyssey. I have also posted a single-bordered card template that you can use to print on the backs of sheets HR04, HR05, HR09, HR10, HR11, and HR12. I am developing a double-bordered card template for HR01, HR02, HR06, HR07, and HR08. I am also working on a special backing template for HR03, which needs to have a combination of rubble for Strongholds, single borders for upgrades/downgrades, and Guardians (which are the same image on both sides of the card.

Also, if you've been downloading these PDFs, you will want to re-acquire HR05 and HR08, which were changed because not only did I forget to include a couple of cards, I also forgot that creature magic items are single bordered on the back, while hand magic items and accessories are double-bordered, so I didn't want them on the same page.


I have deleted and reloaded the single border and double border templates. I realized they were orientated backwards. Now you should print your card, flip the paper horizontally, and print the border template, which should result in the correct orientation. You may have to experiment based on the way your printer loads pages...


The custom backing page for HR03 which contains single borders, rubble, and the Guardian is now up.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

I hope your new year is starting off great!

Although I wasn't as prolific in 2010 (129 posts) as I was in 2009 (142 posts), I plan on trying to top both of those numbers for 2011.

If you haven't been paying attention, there are now 10 hi-res PDFs of Champion's Odyssey cards, follow the link in the sidebar. I've run into a slight snag on one card that is holding me up (can't find the Photoshop file), and my internet provider's customer service is down so I can't see how close I am to my upload limit. For now I'll have to upload PDFs from work.

Speaking of work, they got rid of the color laserjet I was using to print cards. The good news is there is a brand new Konica Minolta color copier on site, and cards printed on that look amazing!

More to come...