Wild Shapes Deck + Expansion

Created by Arcane Goods

A deck of beast cards for 5E druid wild shapes, ranger pets or familiars as well as an expansion with Druid reference cards and more.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Wild Shape PDFs
20 days ago – Fri, May 06, 2022 at 04:01:09 PM

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Deck Box & Coins
2 months ago – Sat, Mar 26, 2022 at 11:39:49 PM

Greetings Adventurers!

We received the shipment of Wild Shape Coins as well as the sample for the deck box using the new green and wanted to share them with you here :)

Grovekeeper Deck Box

Wild Shape Coins

Progress

So far we are still on track for end of May for the first shipments. Artwork is in the final stages and is taking longer than expected but we included a bit of buffer in the timeline. We are hoping to have something to share soon. 

The only other snag we have run into at this point is with the dice but we are in the process of resolving that with the manufacturer. If it looks like the dice will cause any delays then we may look into an alternative design for the dice as a backup for those that don't wish to have their order delayed over just the dice. 

We will hopefully get some Barkskin Dice Tray samples soon so we can share those photos and approve it for production. 

Cloth and marker are in production already and will be on the way shortly. Same goes for the Pins and Stickers from Paola's Pixels!

Have a great weekend!

Team @ Arcane Goods

Deck Box Update
3 months ago – Sat, Feb 26, 2022 at 01:37:54 PM

Greetings Adventurers!

Just dropping a quick update here regarding the Grovekeeper Deck Box and some other news items. 

Grovekeeper Deck Box

We weren't able to source the original minty green exterior that was shown in the mock ups so we had to go with more of a forest green. We were obviously a bit disappointed but the new green looks excellent and the tones match the Barkskin Dice Tray a bit better as a bonus. Here are the swatches for the materials we went with:

We just wanted to make sure you had time to make any adjustments in case this change was a deal breaker for you. Alternatively, if this makes the deck box more enticing you have time to add this to your pledge :P Either way, you should be able to make updates in your BackerKit using the link in the emails you should have received.

BackerKit Survey

Speaking of the survey, it should be sitting your inboxes by now. If you haven't received the survey feel free to reach out to us here or at team@arcanegoods.com with a good email address to re-send it. You can also double check your spam/junk folders to make sure it hasn't landed there. Thank you to everybody that has already filled theirs out. The surveys should remain open until at least April for changes if needed. Once we get closer to shipping you will receive an email notification and update letting you know that they will be locked in soon. 

r-n-w PDFs

Those of you that ordered the r-n-w Druid Bundle should have also received your PDF download links in your email. Reach out to us if you haven't!

Deck Progress

I believe we promised some card back and tuckbox art in our last update but we don't have it quite ready yet. We have been focusing a bit more on getting all of the stat blocks formatted into card form which is taking a bit longer than expected but should be wrapping up shortly. I suspect we will have some artwork and potentially the final beta PDFs for proofreading out within the next week or two. After that it will move to production then finally the longest step of shipping to our warehouse. 


Other Progress

The coins, pins, dice, markers and microfiber cloths are all in production and should very closely resemble what was shown during the campaign. Once we get some of those in our hands in the coming weeks, we will update you with some photos :)


Once we finalize more of the products and get our final freight costs, we should have a better idea of the remaining budget and what we can include as some bonus items. More news on that in a future update!


Thanks!

Team @ Arcane Goods

January Update
4 months ago – Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 04:03:09 PM

Greeting Adventurers!

We have been chugging away at getting the creature cards created which is the bulk of the work for this project. We have almost 200 beasts to put into card form and proofread to ensure accuracy so it will take some time. While that is happening we have been finalizing quotes, designs and materials for the other products. All of that background work is progressing smoothly so we are hoping there won't be many snags in the production.

The BackerKit survey should hit your inboxes next week. You will be able to pay for shipping, add or remove items as well as provide your address. Don't worry if you plan on moving in the future, this should all remain editable until a couple of weeks before fulfillment. Be sure to save the email or link that you receive in case you need to make changes in the future.

We had some requests for more blank creature cards so we have decided to add a few more of those to the Base deck to max that out at 110 cards. Unfortunately, we can not add any more to the Expansion deck since we are hitting the deck size limit for a standard tuckbox. If you are potentially interested in a deck of ~50 dry erasable blank creature cards at $13, please answer the poll here: https://poll-maker.com/poll4126971xc15D4e7C-129

If we receive enough interest we may be able to do a separate print run. 

Any extra budget we have leftover after finalizing orders will go towards some fun extras suggested by the community like druid themed stickers :)

Our next update will provide a bit more on the artwork side and may have a poll to vote on card backs if we can't land on a final design ourselves :)

Thanks!

Team @ Arcane Goods

Thank You!
5 months ago – Sun, Dec 26, 2021 at 10:49:16 PM

Greeting Adventurers!

We know everybody is either relaxing and enjoying the holidays or busy at work dealing with the holiday rush so we will keep this short. We just wanted to give a quick thanks to everybody that backed the project and helped bring it to life. It means a lot to us to have your support and we are as excited as you are to have the final products in our hands :)

What's next?

  • Kickstarter will be charging your card for the amount you pledged if they haven't already.
  • You will receive a survey from BackerKit by the end of January where you will be able to manage your pledge, choose add-ons and pay for shipping.
  • During January, we will be submitting some final quotes and placing orders for the products that we have finalized.
  • Work on designing the decks will continue. We have 200+ cards that need to be designed and proofed before we can place the order for the decks. 
  • Those that chose the PDF add-on will receive their download links within a few weeks.

We will post updates as we receive items, finish files and make the final decisions on what else we can squeeze into the project :)

We hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas and wish everybody a happy new year!

Thanks,

Team @ Arcane Goods