Monsters of the Wilderness for 5th Edition

Created by Cawood Publishing

A wizard can change the world for better...or worse. 120 new monsters affected by a strange curse for your 5th Edition game.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Progress Update
25 days ago – Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 11:10:35 AM

Hey everyone, hope you've had a good start to the fall. It looks like we'll be delayed as we mentioned in our last update. Delays have arisen mostly due to the pandemic, including two of our team moving this summer. 

New Timeline

We're hoping to have all the art by mid-November. The text and layout are pretty much set so once we have the illustrations we can proceed quickly. It's possible the PDF could be ready early December but shipping the printed books will probably start in January.

Rewards Almost Finished

The NPC book is almost done, editing it this morning. Our 5E wilderness adventure should be done soon as well. We've already stocked the other physical rewards at our new office. Those will all be shipped with the books.

Book Preview

Here is a preview of some of the pages in the book. Two creatures from the Ocean Region and one from the Desert Region. #WIP

The Demon Crab. Illustration by Travis Hanson
The Dunewinder. Illustration by Travis Hanson
The Ghost Whale. Illustration by Travis Hanson

New Book (#5 in the Monster Series)

Some of our designers are moving on to the next book and we've already got the text and stat blocks finished for 50 monsters. We've started to work with the artist on the overall theme and plan to Kickstart this book next Feb or Mar. We aim to make it about the same size as the Wilderness book, about 100-120 monsters in 140-160 page book. 


Take Care, Andrew and the team

End of Summer Update
about 2 months ago – Fri, Sep 03, 2021 at 05:44:01 PM

Greetings everyone. We've finished the text and most of the layout. However, it is possible we'll have to delay shipping. COVID issues and two of the team moving this summer have thrown some challenges our way. Hopefully the PDF can be ready by October or November. But if the printed books aren't ready by late November, shipping will be pushed to January. We're working hard and hopefully we can keep to our original timeline and ship in November. The shipping depot is much closer now and that should help. 


Other News

We are also finishing off the NPC book and the 5E adventure should be done by the end of this month. All the merchandise for the rewards is purchased and we're buying the shipping supplies. We've also begun work on the text for monsters for book #5 and planning that out. Discussions have already begun with the artist for that book. 


Art from Travis #WIP

-Andrew and the team


Midsummer Update
3 months ago – Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 01:43:38 PM

Hey everyone, we continue to work on the book and we have more art to show! A lot of the layout is done, and now the artist and layout person are working in unison putting everything together. First the artist does sketches and the project manager gives notes. Then the artist does ink versions with any adjustments, then finally they do color illustrations. After all the art is in the book, we'll do the final editing before going to print. Sometimes that means a few of the stat blocks or bios will be tweaked. There is another chance to edit after the printing house mails a copy of the unbound book to us. 


Art in Progress

Here are some examples of the pages. Works in progress!

Illustration by Travis Hanson
Illustration by Travis Hanson
Illustration by Travis Hanson

Add-Ons Sent Out

Everyone should have all the older PDFs (everything except the three Monsters of the Wilderness PDFs. Main book, adventure, NPC book)


- Andrew and the team

Layout underway, Art about to start!
4 months ago – Fri, Jul 02, 2021 at 10:48:17 PM

Hey everyone, hope all is well. We are moving along with the main book. The text is done and layout is well underway. We have about 20 illustrations done, descriptions for the rest of the art are now being given to the artist. As a bonus, we've added two extra monsters! So we're up to 122 monsters and 158 pages. 


Meanwhile, we have time to send out the add-on PDFs over the next couple of weeks. We've also started work on the Wilderness adventure and NPC book. 


- Andrew and the team

Editing almost Finished
5 months ago – Wed, May 26, 2021 at 06:22:22 PM

Hey everyone, hope all is well. We're almost done the text for the book. Two editors are going over it right now. We hope to turn the book over to layout within a couple of weeks.


Delivering the add-ons will take longer than we thought due to circumstances beyond our control. We hope to get to that phase later next month.


Travis the artist is awaiting descriptions for the full-page art pieces, should be about 10 of those (the titans, back cover, and a few others). He will begin work on the regular size monster illustrations once the layout is done.


-Andrew and the team