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Stibbles Codex of Companions Makes the Familiar Extraordinary

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Hello humble traveler and thanks for stopping by. Allow me to introduce you to an awesome project being created by some great people including Lead Designer Logan Reese, the YouTuber behind the Runesmith channel. Stibbles Codex of Companions is more than just a 5th Edition supplement book providing unique animal companions, familiars and pets along with new ways to use them at your table. There are some other great options as well, but to get into all of that you will have to keep reading.

“Strengthen your bond with familiars and pets, and discover dozens of fantastical new friends.”

Do you have what it takes to tame these familiars?

First and foremost Stibbles Codex of Companions is filled with over 70 creatures with lore and stat blocks of low challenge monsters just lining up to be a familiar to your wizard or a companion for your ranger. And if over 70 new creatures was not enough for you they have made a new rule set for tracking loyalty and bonding so the better you are treating your companion the more rewards or powers you unlock to make your companion better. That sounds like a win-win situation to me.

I know my kids are going to fawn all over it when this book shows up. The artwork for what is released is very fun and creative. I love the direction they are going with it. But the awesome art does not stop at a great two dimensional artwork decorating a great book of rules. It goes even further with the option of minis, chibis and even plushies.

Mind = blown.

Based on the Kickstarter page we already know we get a little tree person called a bonsai ent, a fungal folk which looks like a mini myconid and a crabbit which might be a different take on an owlbear that looks like some kind of cross behind a rabbit and a crow. There is a mimic cat or mimcat. I love both cats and mimics so I’m very excited to see more about this. Last but certainly not least is Stibbles himself, which to me is very reminiscent of David the Gnome who lived in mushrooms. But clearly he is some kind of new fey. All in all I’m very excited to see the other 65+ ideas planned for the book.

Stibbles Codex of Companions animal companion familiars

Fungal Folk are one of the 70+ new creatures in Stibbles Codex of Companions to assist Fifth Edition heroes in their adventures.

If adding the extra physical stuff is not for you there is still more within the book meant to enhance your Fifth Edition games. And here is where it gets cooler as not only will this be great for all you players out there but there is some fun stuff Game Masters are going to be able to use as well.

There is a section of feats and spells designed for use with your familiar or animal companions. Now I have not seen the finished product yet or even a sneak peek at what the options are but based on what I would come up with I can only imagine the things these wonderful people are going pack into this great book. I have already backed for my physical copy to get those minis you know Nerdarchist Ted needs to have.

So do yourself, Nerdarchy and Eldermancy a favor — check out the project and discover the pledge level that’s right for you, share it with your gaming friends and show Stibbles Codex of Companions some love here.

Thanks for reading and as always, until next time, stay nerdy!

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Ted Adams

The nerd is strong in this one. I received my bachelors degree in communication with a specialization in Radio/TV/Film. I have been a table op role player for about 20 years 17 of which with the current group. I have played several itterations of D&D, Mutants and Masterminds 2nd and 3rd editions, Star wars RPG, Shadowrun and World of Darkness. I am an avid fan of books and follow a few authors reading all they write. Favorite author is Jim Butcher I have been an on/off larper for around 15 years even doing a stretch of running my own for a while. I have played a number of Miniature games including Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy, Heroscape, Mage Knight, Dreamblade and D&D Miniatures. I have practiced with the art of the German long sword with an ARMA group for over 7 years studying the German long sword, sword and buckler, dagger, axe and polearm. By no strecth of the imagination am I an expert but good enough to last longer than the average person if the Zombie apocalypse ever happens. I am an avid fan of board games and dice games with my current favorite being Quarrios.

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