Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer! For this month’s RPG Blog Carnival were going to look at the various roles animals play in your games.
Throughout human evolution, animals have played a huge roll. Initially they were predator and prey. Over time they became more: providers and companions. They have staring rolls in our stories and history, from Aesop's Fables to Alexander the Great's Bucephalus to Lassie. Yet in RPGs they’re often relegated to either the background or slotted into adversarial positions.
Let’s take August and bring animals to the front! How have you used animals in your games? Do your adventurers bring Dogs in the Dungeon? Have your space cowboys ever had to transport a herd of goats? Have your adventurers ever bought chickens or cows? Do Cardassian voles or mynocks ever muck-up the ship's engines? Does anyone keep a rat in their hood or an exotic fish in their office? Are the local crabs sacred and not for eating? Do you allow animal PC classes? Or do you even run entire games with nothing but animals?
What rolls have animals played in your games?
Post on your own blog and link back to this post, or drop me a comment with the link. At the end of the month I’ll gather up and link back to all the participating blogs. If you don't have a blog, getting one is easy, or you can just leave a comment here!