You’ve probably had at least one RPG scene where one character wanted to turn a creature or even a monster encounter into a pet.
Hey, no objections. I’d rather be guarded by a loyal dire wolf than fight one. EN Publishing’s latest 5e offering for crowdfunding has been funded. Despite the short clock with only 10 days left, there are already over 700 backers. You can join the pet hunters at Kickstarter.
There’s no pitch video, but there is a bubble puppy promised. Whatever that is!
Can We Keep It: Pets For Your 5E Game has;
- Rules to adopt nearly 50 different pets
- New tameable pets from the Elemental Planes; the dusty bunny, lightning sparrow, root, mud cat and the aforementioned bubble puppy.
- New rules for pet management, morale and maintenance
- Encounters and even a mini-adventure to introduce some of these elements
The supplement was originally published in the EN5ider Magazine and the Kickstarter is for a 30-page softcover.
While elementals are fun creatures to include in a combat due to their primal powers, 5th Edition is sorely lacking in variety for them among the lower challenge ratings. This section introduces some new monsters to fill that gap: lightning sparrows, dust bunnies, bubble puppies, mud cats, and roots! These are somewhat whimsically-named creatures with cantrip level attacks, glass jaws, and unique death effects similar to mephits, allowing for them all to more flexibly fit into multi-creature encounters at even the lowest of levels.
You support the campaign with any cash amount or by telling friends, strangers and curious badgers about it.
If your financial support stretches to £7, then as a thank you, there’s a PDF copy that will be sent to you.
At £20, there’s a softcover version of the game with PDF, but shipping is limited. Thanks, UK politics.
After that, the pledges tape into the EN Publishing library, and £75 provokes a reward of 14 quickstarter funded 5e PDFs. At £215, those become softcovers.
EN Publishing, now experienced at this, estimates delivery for May. This May. May 2022.
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