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Fire is a powerful, frightening and all consuming creature.

The Australian bush’s evolution is in part from a patchwork quilt of burning, either by accident or intentionally through “Firestick Farming” by The First People of this land. Species have adapted to evade, endure, or even benefit from small and low intensity fires. In recent years, 2019 -2020 especially, the dry time has been longer, the fires wider spread and the damage beyond belief. Our wildlife has been struck hard by habitat loss.

There have always been volunteers that have sought to reduce the impact on affected wildlife, rescue, heal and rehabilitate both the animals and plant communities. They have been struggling with the sheer number of casualties and many have stepped forward to assist in supporting them in this immense undertaking.

The TTRPG community has proven its generosity again and again for those in need. This wonderful tome is an extension of that generosity. Creatives from all around the world have contributed their skill with words, images, narratives and layouts to celebrate, explore and support the wild and wonderful creatures of a land “Down Under."

All profits from sale of this tome will be going to Wildlife Victoria, whose mission is to help and protect wildlife through their rescue, education, and advocacy activities.

"The small wombat burrow village of Underhearth has lived peacefully with the surface dwellers since anyone can remember. But now a raging bushfire threatens to endanger the delicate ecosystem and life that has been built here for generations. Who is responsible for the fire, no one quite knows. Perhaps it was a misbehaving joey or a malevolent fiend bent on revenge for a long forgotten slight. Whatever the reason, the villagers must now come together, both wombat and surface dwellers, to save their way of life."

A one shot adventure for 5 level 4-7 characters
Recommended 5th Level

Included with this magnificent sandbox adventure:

  • Over 20 new NPCs
  • 50+ Australian inspired statblocks
  • 15 magic items
  • Flora of the Outback
  • A Wombat Player Race
  • 5 pregen level 5 characters
  • Half a dozen colored/black & white battle maps to run encounters on
  • 30+ encounters to create a brand new adventure with each playthrough

This would not have been possible without the help of over 30 amazing creators who volunteered their time and talent to make this supplement possible. Their tireless dedication to this project is the heart and soul of this adventure.


Project Lead: Brittney Hay

Cover Artist: Sariel Snowings

Pregen Character Artist: Sariel Snowings

Map Artists: Saga Mackenzie, Dave Pruner

Layout: Lydia Van Hoy, Jane Hermiston

Forward Written By: Tallulah Cunningham

Writers: Agustina von Fuchs, Ashton Duncan, Bridie Dutton, Brittney Hay, Christopher Harding, Joseph Bahm, Josh Zugai, Kayla Bayens, Keith M Rohlman, Lydia Van Hoy, Matthew Whitby, Mellanie Black, Ruby Kemp, Sadie Lowry, Sharene Gilchrist, Tallulah Cunningham, Tineke Bolleman, Valeria Moreno, Zachary Stevens

Artists: Dave Pruner, E. Theo Blaacke, H. "Ink" Kugler, Jo Scott, Lessie M Nieves-Paugh, Mars Skiff, Marta Selusi, Meaghan Arbital, Morgan Madeline, Sadie Lowry, Saga Mackenzie, Tallulah Cunningham, Tom Fummo, Ymia

Editors: Ashton Duncan, Bridie Dutton, Brittney Hay, David Glass, Iam Pace, Jessica Peters, Josh Zugai, Kai Linder, Leon Barillaro, Lydia Van Hoy, Sadie Lowry, Zachary Stevens

Australian Advisors: Josh Zugai, Tallulah Cunningham

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Visvesvaran S June 22, 2020 11:55 am UTC
At least in the preview, "Foreword" seems to be erroneously written in both the table of contents and the section heading itself as "Forward".
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Anthony K February 24, 2020 8:29 pm UTC
Hi there Brittney and all the authors related to this awesome project!

Thank you for this supplement both for its original content and helpful support for the wildfires. Here's the video review we did for this one and hopefully this will help spread the word. Let us know if you would like to include it in this landing page, and thanks again!

-Sean and Tony, Home Brew Crew

D&D Playable Wombat Race - Wisdom Under Fire Charity Adventure -
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Brittney L February 25, 2020 1:55 am UTC
Thank you so much for the amazing review and kind message. I think I can speak for everyone on the team when I say we were all in varying levels of excitement (I may have legit cried) when we saw this posted last night. If we can totally use this review on the product page that would be super amazing and thank you for offering <3

- Brittney and the team of Wisdom Under Fire
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Robert B February 15, 2020 12:05 am UTC
Appears to missing an important wombat stat. A scat stat if you will. They produce cube shaped poop to mark their territory. :D

Thanks for a great adventure and your support for the devastating fires here down under.
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Brittney L February 15, 2020 8:35 pm UTC
Haha... yes we are aware of the cubed poops and try as we might we couldn't find the right place to insert that fun fact. Thank you for purchasing and we hope you enjoy playing this amazing adventure.
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Keith R March 06, 2020 1:46 pm UTC
Hi, I wrote and designed the Wombat Player Race along with Britney's help and there is one reference in the stats to the poop issue. Under the ability score section it says "due to their common sense and intestinal fortitude."

Sorry, but that's as close as I could bring myself to referencing that fact about Wombats (even though it's my favorite fact).
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Robert B August 07, 2020 7:04 am UTC
Love it :D
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Jakob T February 14, 2020 10:42 am UTC
This adventure looks really cool and sounds really fun to play. My questions to the creators and those who have played it is: how long is this adventure? Is it a opensandbox adventure? Are you suppose to only choose the wombant race?
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Brittney L February 14, 2020 5:04 pm UTC
All really great questions. If you look in the Adventure Primer most of these questions are answered for you but I can do a quick summary.

Play time: The average play time should be 4-6 hours or one session depending on what sort of play style your group has. This can take longer/shorter depending on how many encounters you include.
It is a VERY open sandbox adventure and you can do the encounters you choose in any order you want, some may even lead organically into others.
There are a few different story hooks that we present on how to get the adventure started and characters integrated. You can use the the pregens provided, make your own character with the Wombat Player Race in Appendix D or use existing characters that are transformed into Wombat PCs, (use the Wombat Player Race Reference Cards). Playing as another race is not what was intended for this adventure but that is not saying it couldn't work narratively within the story.
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