Book Review: Campaigns & Companions: The Complete Role-Playing Guide for Pets – Andi Ewington and Rhianna Pratchett, Illustrated by Calum Alexander Watt

Hello!

Today I am delighted to be reviewing Campaigns & Companions: The Complete Role-Playing Guide for Pets which will be released by Rebellion on the 14th September. This book had been on my TBR from the moment I first heard about – D&D + Pets? As someone who frequently has to rescue dice from the cat, and stop the dog sneaking off the snacks this was right up my street. A massive thank you to Rebellion for sending me an Arc (and dice, because you can never have too many dice!).

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*Disclaimer: ‘I was given a copy this book in exchange for an honest review, all views are my own.’*

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Book Summary:

What if your pets could play D&D? And what if they were… kind of jerks about it?

If there are two things all geeks love, it’s roleplaying games, and their pets. So why not fuse the two? It’s time to grab your dice, dust off that character sheet, and let your cat or dog (or guinea pig, or iguana, or budgie) accompany you on an epic adventure! It’ll be great!

…unless your pets are jerks.

The Review:

What a fantastic book!

As I said above D&D + Pets meant this was instant love for me, but I would say that you don’t need to be knowledgeable about the first to love this book (although it certainly adds to it), but anyone who has ever had a pet will appreciate the humour in Campaigns & Companions, and you’ve probably seen your critter do at least one of these things (just you know without Orcs and Treasure and Dragons, oh my!).

A short but highly entertaining read, that is equal parts funny and charming. Campaigns & Companions perfectly captures the funny side of D&D and the chaos that pets can bring, and combine them into something that is nothing short of perfection. The snarkiness of the humour was right up my street and had me laughing out loud. While the illustrations from Calum Alexander Watt brought the book to a whole other level, and I would be hard-pressed to pick my favourite although the cat in the treasure chest or the raging rabbit are strong contenders, but there wasn’t one that didn’t have me smiling and pausing to admire the art.

Highly recommended to anyone who loves D&D, Pets or both and a perfect present for anyone who loves those things. This is a beautiful book that will have you in stitches by the first page, and these are the jokes that you can tell around the gaming table (when not failing your saving throws of course), and you should definitely make space for Campaigns & Companions next to your Players Handbook.

Pre-Order Links:

Amazon UK | Amazon US | Waterstones

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If you’ve read it, or read it in the future, please feel free to shout at me about this fantastic book.

Rowena

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