Thursday, August 26, 2021

Campaigns & Companions: The Complete Role-Playing Guide for Pets


Campaigns & Companions is a wry and funny illustrated look at "what if" pets played D&D? Due out 14th Sept 2021 from Rebellion, it's 96 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats. 

This is a series of full colour illustrations combined with dialogue from tabletop gaming vignettes. The shtick is that the adventurers are pets, cats, dogs, hamsters, gerbils, budgies, and so forth. They're adventuring for fame and glory (and treasure), but they're true to their natures at the same time. I got a giggle out of the kitty adventurer who dumps the treasure out of the chest to sit in it. The writing by Andi Ewington & Rhianna Pratchett is pithy and amusing, and the illustrations by Calum Alexander Watt are surprisingly expressive, full of wit, and expertly rendered. Editor Alex de Campi does a good job of tying it all together. It's short and funny. 

Four stars. This would make a nice gift or stocking stuffer for your favourite geek gamer. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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