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Grab your dice and pencil, sit your pets down, teach them to play… and immediately regret your choices. Hilarious collection of Dungeons & Dragons -themed pet jokes by acclaimed comics creators Andi Ewington, Rhianna Pratchett, Calum Alexander Watt and Alex de Campi What if your pets could play D&D? And what if they were… kind of jerks about it? If there are two things a Grab your dice and pencil, sit your pets down, teach them to play… and immediately regret your choices. Hilarious collection of Dungeons & Dragons -themed pet jokes by acclaimed comics creators Andi Ewington, Rhianna Pratchett, Calum Alexander Watt and Alex de Campi 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. Written by comics and videogames writers Andi Ewington (Forty-Five45) and Rhianna Pratchett (Tomb Raider), Campaigns & Companions is edited by Alex de Campi (Madi) and beautifully illustrated by Calum Alexander Watt (The Rise of Skywalker).


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Grab your dice and pencil, sit your pets down, teach them to play… and immediately regret your choices. Hilarious collection of Dungeons & Dragons -themed pet jokes by acclaimed comics creators Andi Ewington, Rhianna Pratchett, Calum Alexander Watt and Alex de Campi What if your pets could play D&D? And what if they were… kind of jerks about it? If there are two things a Grab your dice and pencil, sit your pets down, teach them to play… and immediately regret your choices. Hilarious collection of Dungeons & Dragons -themed pet jokes by acclaimed comics creators Andi Ewington, Rhianna Pratchett, Calum Alexander Watt and Alex de Campi 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. Written by comics and videogames writers Andi Ewington (Forty-Five45) and Rhianna Pratchett (Tomb Raider), Campaigns & Companions is edited by Alex de Campi (Madi) and beautifully illustrated by Calum Alexander Watt (The Rise of Skywalker).

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

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    A quick and funny read of scenarios with pets playing Dungeons and Dragons. Things like the Dungeon Master says there's a deadly potion sitting in a vial on the table, what do you do? The Cat says "I knock it to the floor". Or the dog who chases the dart that the orc just through at him. That kind of thing. If you're a tabletop gamer and pet owner, this book is a must get. It's very humorous. Received a review copy from Rebellion Publishing and NetGalley A quick and funny read of scenarios with pets playing Dungeons and Dragons. Things like the Dungeon Master says there's a deadly potion sitting in a vial on the table, what do you do? The Cat says "I knock it to the floor". Or the dog who chases the dart that the orc just through at him. That kind of thing. If you're a tabletop gamer and pet owner, this book is a must get. It's very humorous. Received a review copy from Rebellion Publishing and NetGalley

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Lawson

    Adorable little illustrated book contemplating what would happen if your pets played D&D. Bought it for my kid and then read it myself when they finished it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    exploraDora

    Big thanks to the publisher and to Netgalley for giving me an arc in exchange for an honest review. This little book was such a delight! If you're familiar with the gameplay of D&D and you like animals, you'd probably enjoy it too. Imagine your pet could talk. Now imagine you could play games together - need I say more? 😂 The book consists of short D&D scenarios, where the Game Maker usually sets up the scene and the pets react to what they'd do in each situation. And that's all I can say without Big thanks to the publisher and to Netgalley for giving me an arc in exchange for an honest review. This little book was such a delight! If you're familiar with the gameplay of D&D and you like animals, you'd probably enjoy it too. Imagine your pet could talk. Now imagine you could play games together - need I say more? 😂 The book consists of short D&D scenarios, where the Game Maker usually sets up the scene and the pets react to what they'd do in each situation. And that's all I can say without spoilling anything. Just know that most of these scenarios were laugh out loud funny. The only negative thing I can say is that it was too short. I'll definitely try and buy a physical copy as soon as it comes out, because the art is so damn cute and I'd simply love to have it on my shelf.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)

    This is a super cute book that depicts how our pets might play Dungeons and Dragons. Every page has adorable full color illustrations of pets in medieval garb. This is not a full story, but rather a series a short D&D jokes on each page. The text was amusing although not exactly laugh out loud funny. This is the kind of book that would make a great gift for the geeky people in our lives.  Disclaimer I received a copy of this book from the publisher.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Alex Sarll

    Aimed square at the loo book/impulse checkout purchase/stocking filler market, this is a series of glimpses, in dialogue plus illustration, of pets playing D&D. You know - dogs who can't resist chasing the fireball the cat wizard just threw, stuff like that. It's very much not the best spoof of fantasy tropes you'll ever read from a Pratchett, but there's certainly enough of a geek/animal-lover crossover market who should be tickled by it all the same. Purely for my own tastes, I found the less Aimed square at the loo book/impulse checkout purchase/stocking filler market, this is a series of glimpses, in dialogue plus illustration, of pets playing D&D. You know - dogs who can't resist chasing the fireball the cat wizard just threw, stuff like that. It's very much not the best spoof of fantasy tropes you'll ever read from a Pratchett, but there's certainly enough of a geek/animal-lover crossover market who should be tickled by it all the same. Purely for my own tastes, I found the less anthropomorphic pictures of the animals most charming, meaning my favourite was unquestionably the cat who, having found a treasure chest, just chucks all the gold out so as to sit in it. (Netgalley ARC)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Annie

    Originally posted on my blog: Nonstop Reader. 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), Originally posted on my blog: Nonstop Reader. 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.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kristin Sledge

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Do you love Dungeons and Dragons? Have you ever wondered what it would be like for your pets to play? This wonderful graphic novel tells and shows us what that would be like for an array of pets. What a fun quick read this was, this is exactly the type of shenanigans our pets would get into if they were to roll the dice. The illustrations only add to the fun of this book, dressing pets in appropriate adventuring Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Do you love Dungeons and Dragons? Have you ever wondered what it would be like for your pets to play? This wonderful graphic novel tells and shows us what that would be like for an array of pets. What a fun quick read this was, this is exactly the type of shenanigans our pets would get into if they were to roll the dice. The illustrations only add to the fun of this book, dressing pets in appropriate adventuring attire and facing foes that make the most advanced adventures quake in their boots. I highly recommend this for all adventures, or even those just looking to dip their toe into what Dungeons and Dragons is all about, for any age.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Briar's Reviews

    Time for a quick review: This book is absolutely perfect for those D&D Nerds (I'm one of them btw... no hate!) who want a good laugh in a very friendly way. I thought this was hilarious and many of my D&D loving friends also got a laugh out of this book. I highly recommend. Three out of five stars. Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. Time for a quick review: This book is absolutely perfect for those D&D Nerds (I'm one of them btw... no hate!) who want a good laugh in a very friendly way. I thought this was hilarious and many of my D&D loving friends also got a laugh out of this book. I highly recommend. Three out of five stars. Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

  9. 5 out of 5

    WS_BOOKCLUB

    Thank you to Rebellion Publishing for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Campaigns and Companions will be available on September 14th, although everyone really should go ahead and preorder it. If you have played Dungeons and Dragons for long, you’ll notice that there are those things that just sort of go along with it. First, there were comics. The humor found in Dork Tower or Order of the Stick totally encapsulated the funny side of D&D. Later on, the guys at Penny Ar Thank you to Rebellion Publishing for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Campaigns and Companions will be available on September 14th, although everyone really should go ahead and preorder it. If you have played Dungeons and Dragons for long, you’ll notice that there are those things that just sort of go along with it. First, there were comics. The humor found in Dork Tower or Order of the Stick totally encapsulated the funny side of D&D. Later on, the guys at Penny Arcade starting bringing D&D into their own work. Well, make room next to your D&D sourcebooks: all ttrpg fans need to own Campaigns and Companions. It’s genius. What would happen if cats, dogs, hamsters, and other critter companions picked up some dice and decided to go on a gaming adventure? Simply put, hilarity. This book is clever and snarky. It had me laughing out loud and showing my favorite pages to everyone in my house. Authors Andi Ewington and Rhianna Pratchett perfectly captured the attitudes our animal friends show on a daily basis. From the cat who has a theologically-charged experience with a protection from evil circle, to the dog who gets…um, held up in a narrow passageway, each page offered a new laugh and more than a few knowing nods. Of course, I have to talk about the art. The hilarious illustrations from Calum Alexander Watt elevated Campaigns and Companions to a whole new level. There’s something altogether too fitting about seeing a berserker rabbit. This book was everything I was hoping for and then some. I’m planning on buying this for some friends who I know will appreciate it as much as I did. Basically, I got a Nat 20 with Campaigns and Companions (those who know me know that I never roll 20s, so this is a momentous event). This is perfect for pet owners as well, although the full brilliance behind the humor will be more fully appreciated by D&D players. In fact, I guarantee that by this time next year, Campaigns and Companions will be mentioned in regular conversation around many a gaming table. I can’t recommend it enough. https://wittyandsarcasticbookclub.hom...

  10. 4 out of 5

    Alan

    This review is for an ARC received from the publisher through NetGalley. A hilarious little romp in the world of "What if pets played Dungeons & Dragons?" The creative team members obviously all know: A. their role-playing games B. the behavior of various pets with stunning accuracy. Most of the scenarios are very funny, and much of the accompanying artwork nails the situation. The most laugh out loud moments for me were definitely in the scenes with cats. They were spot on. On a personal note, s This review is for an ARC received from the publisher through NetGalley. A hilarious little romp in the world of "What if pets played Dungeons & Dragons?" The creative team members obviously all know: A. their role-playing games B. the behavior of various pets with stunning accuracy. Most of the scenarios are very funny, and much of the accompanying artwork nails the situation. The most laugh out loud moments for me were definitely in the scenes with cats. They were spot on. On a personal note, sadly, I've known humans who played D&D with more unpredictability and foolishness than some of the animals described within.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Manny

    There was once a secret meeting in the village where all warriors, sorcerers and clerics gathered to be introduced to an ancient manuscript from a wizard. The wizard stood behind the table and slowly dropped a small book on the table in front of him. “This, my lads, is a book containing... humour! Humour about our companions, our domestic friends with four paws and snouts!!” Everyone’s jaw fell in excitement and curiosity, yet they all were eager to look at what it contained… In a nutshell this i There was once a secret meeting in the village where all warriors, sorcerers and clerics gathered to be introduced to an ancient manuscript from a wizard. The wizard stood behind the table and slowly dropped a small book on the table in front of him. “This, my lads, is a book containing... humour! Humour about our companions, our domestic friends with four paws and snouts!!” Everyone’s jaw fell in excitement and curiosity, yet they all were eager to look at what it contained… In a nutshell this is the premise of Campaigns & Companions. It’s a satire on the roleplaying game Dungeon & Dragons, but with animals. In other words, what if our domestic best friends would play this game and what a ride this book was. It’s a very short read, yet one I would recommend to everyone who has a home companion and/or who knows what is the experience of playing D&D. The book is carefully designed with beautiful and always funny illustrations related to the current D&D scene starring an animal or more. It reminds me a bit of creature comforts, a series by Aardman Animations/Nick Park who did Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run, etc.. But, in the context of a roleplaying game. I can’t remember the last time a book made me laugh this much and will be amongst the first books I suggest and lend to others in my entourage. The “summon the mouse” jokes got me rolling on the floor every-single-time!!! Because the book is short (all 96 pages of it), I have little more to say without spoiling anything from the book so I’ll conclude with this, if you know anyone who loves fantasy, D&D or has a domestic companion you need to buy them this book, which is filled to the brim with the funniest situations related to D&D Campaigns and companions. A must read and buy.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin

    Thank you to NetGalley and Rebellion for the eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Campaigns and Companions is exactly what you expect from a graphic novel about pets playing D&D. It was perfect. I’m not a D&D player, but this has honestly convinced me to maybe give it a shot one day, if only so I can mimic some of the pets playing in this. If you choose to be a complete asshole of a player, the cat has some great advice on how to ruin other peoples campaigns. The dog is definitely Thank you to NetGalley and Rebellion for the eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Campaigns and Companions is exactly what you expect from a graphic novel about pets playing D&D. It was perfect. I’m not a D&D player, but this has honestly convinced me to maybe give it a shot one day, if only so I can mimic some of the pets playing in this. If you choose to be a complete asshole of a player, the cat has some great advice on how to ruin other peoples campaigns. The dog is definitely the friend who just wants to enjoy themselves. The art in this was amazing as well. As with most graphic novels, the art is kind of the focus, so you expect a lot from it, and I was very pleased with the work within. They picked the best parts of the campaigns described to illustrate, and it added so much to the experience of reading this. It was hard not to laugh out loud at some of the illustrations. if you’re a pet owner, you’d be hard pressed to not get some form of enjoyment out of this. Even without being a D&D player, I couldn’t help be laugh at how great some of the descriptions were, how apt the art was, and really just how accurate it would be to watch some of our favourite furry friends try to fight monsters or muddle around with some potions. I can’t recommend this one enough, it was just such a delight to read, and is definitely one of those books I would want to keep as a coffee table book just to flip through whenever I need a good laugh

  13. 5 out of 5

    Runalong

    A very funny set of one set D&D scenes which imagine pets have taken over the game to the GM’s ongoing disbelief. Amusing and light hearted with some very lovely artwork. Made me laugh and smile :) Full review - https://www.runalongtheshelves.net A very funny set of one set D&D scenes which imagine pets have taken over the game to the GM’s ongoing disbelief. Amusing and light hearted with some very lovely artwork. Made me laugh and smile :) Full review - https://www.runalongtheshelves.net

  14. 5 out of 5

    Fabienne Schwizer

    This is the kind of book that is basically like a cup of tea (ideally drunk out of the amazing cat-in-a-box promotional mug) - it cheers you up and makes everything better. If you're one of those lucky bastards who has a bathroom that doesn't get damp, this makes for the perfect bathroom book, one that visitors to your outhouse can pick up and flicker through at leisure while there, as each double-page spread features a new situation with brilliant accompanying illustration. And I'm saying this This is the kind of book that is basically like a cup of tea (ideally drunk out of the amazing cat-in-a-box promotional mug) - it cheers you up and makes everything better. If you're one of those lucky bastards who has a bathroom that doesn't get damp, this makes for the perfect bathroom book, one that visitors to your outhouse can pick up and flicker through at leisure while there, as each double-page spread features a new situation with brilliant accompanying illustration. And I'm saying this not because this is a book that needs to be relegated where the sun doesn't shine, but because - at least in the circles I move in - it is a popular place to keep books that people should see and where more readers will see the brilliance! This is the kind of book that could easily have been terrible. But the execution of the concept of having pets playing D&D is as brilliant as the idea itself. It doesn't take itself too seriously, but it is clear that the authors know their way around roleplaying and have put a lot of thought into the little vingnettes and the illustrations enhance the text really well. Just like real players, the pets in the book put character before player logic in many situations - which of course leads to hilarity. As an avid D&D player and DM I feel that - I have done and seen many dumb things that I knew were dumb when I did them, but made complete sense for the character and their perspective. So if that necromancer cat keeps reanimating the dead mouse to catch it again, or the dog tries to get through the door with a stick in his snout... that does make sense to them. So tl:dr - you need this book. ASAP. Whether you're a grown-up who likes D&D or you have kids you want to entertain or anything in between. This will make you giggle out loud.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rowena Andrews

    What a fantastic book! 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. Campa What a fantastic book! 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.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Diane Hernandez

    If you love your pets and you know what D&D stands for, you are in for an uproarious read with the fully illustrated Campaigns & Companions. “GM: The sorceress carefully places the glowing bottle on the workbench next to her. ‘Take heed, brave adventurers,’ she intones, ‘for contained within this delicate vile is enough power to destroy Hafgan’s entire necropolis. If a single drop fell upon the ground it would surely— Cat: I knock the bottle off the table.” I think the best way to tell you how funn If you love your pets and you know what D&D stands for, you are in for an uproarious read with the fully illustrated Campaigns & Companions. “GM: The sorceress carefully places the glowing bottle on the workbench next to her. ‘Take heed, brave adventurers,’ she intones, ‘for contained within this delicate vile is enough power to destroy Hafgan’s entire necropolis. If a single drop fell upon the ground it would surely— Cat: I knock the bottle off the table.” I think the best way to tell you how funny this book is to quote from it extensively. But, I will restrain myself because then you will miss the chance to read them within this delightful book. Okay, just one more quote for dog lovers. “GM: ‘The dart flies through the air and—‘ Dog: ‘I run after the dart and bring it back!’ GM: ‘What? You can’t! It’s stuck in the bum of the orc it hit.’ Dog: ‘I jump up at the orc, excitedly.’ GM: ‘Roll Wisdom.’ Dog: ‘Ah… I got a 4…’ GM: ‘The orc removes the dart and throws it—‘ Dog: ‘I run after the dart.’ GM: ‘—into a chasm.’ In addition to the nerd humor, I just have to comment on the excellent illustrations. They really up the enjoyment of this most highly recommended book. Campaigns & Companions would make a perfect gift for the pet-loving nerd in your life. 5 stars and a favorite! Thanks to Rebellion and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Paige

    Thank you to Rebellion for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review! I've made no secret of the fact that I've been a big supporter of this book since the start of the year. Something about it drew my attention and I've been awaiting my copy ever since. I actually read this the moment it appeared through my letterbox, and then it got passed around the family to much laughter. This is a beautifully illustrated comic guide for DnD fans. I've only played a couple of DnD games, but despite Thank you to Rebellion for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review! I've made no secret of the fact that I've been a big supporter of this book since the start of the year. Something about it drew my attention and I've been awaiting my copy ever since. I actually read this the moment it appeared through my letterbox, and then it got passed around the family to much laughter. This is a beautifully illustrated comic guide for DnD fans. I've only played a couple of DnD games, but despite my lack of understand of the nuances of the game I still found this absolutely hilarious. Making it about pets playing DnD just elevates the humour and makes it all the more accessible. Every cat owner knows they want to sit in the box (or chest), every dog owner knows they'll drop what they're doing to chase the ball. Taking these and then adding the illustrations is just perfection. From full double page illustrations to illustrations of faces on a single page it never gets old. It also helps that they are stunning to look at. Bringing together Andi Ewington, Rhianna Pratchett, Alex de Campi and Calum Alexander Watt this is truly a must-buy for all DnD lovers. Utterly hilarious, completely beautiful and the perfect addition to anyones DnD collection.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Lewis

    Cute, silly, light giggle-inducing DND scenarios that pet parents are sure to enjoy. I had very high hopes for this when I saw it had been added to Netgalley, but found myself a bit let down after I finished reading... which took all of 10 minutes or so (generously estimating). The scenarios are adorable, and a few of them were sort of “ha-ha” funny, but I felt that it could’ve been SO much funnier if maybe some more time had been spent building the scenarios. It would’ve been better if they wer Cute, silly, light giggle-inducing DND scenarios that pet parents are sure to enjoy. I had very high hopes for this when I saw it had been added to Netgalley, but found myself a bit let down after I finished reading... which took all of 10 minutes or so (generously estimating). The scenarios are adorable, and a few of them were sort of “ha-ha” funny, but I felt that it could’ve been SO much funnier if maybe some more time had been spent building the scenarios. It would’ve been better if they were lengthened and more detailed, instead of just a few lines with a goofy punchline. This book reads like a book of memes, similar to scrolling through an album of funny photos on Facebook. I don’t regret reading it, but I probably won’t read it again. However, the cute scenes were accompanied by absolutely stunning illustrations, which largely made up for the writing, as far as I’m concerned. This book is less of a comedy and more of a gorgeous, silly picture book than what I had anticipated. Enjoyable, but could’ve been better. Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kid Ferrous

    With a cover that perfectly evokes the Dungeons & Dragons campaign books, “Campaigns & Companions” by Andi Ewington & Rihanna Pratchett is a series of short illustrated jokes of pets playing a D&D-esque game whilst being prone to all the foibles and quirks which will instantly resonate with pet owners. The illustrations by Calum Alexander Witt are colourful, funny and perceptive. Among these pages you will find out why nobody wants the Spider to join the party, all cats are the same when faced w With a cover that perfectly evokes the Dungeons & Dragons campaign books, “Campaigns & Companions” by Andi Ewington & Rihanna Pratchett is a series of short illustrated jokes of pets playing a D&D-esque game whilst being prone to all the foibles and quirks which will instantly resonate with pet owners. The illustrations by Calum Alexander Witt are colourful, funny and perceptive. Among these pages you will find out why nobody wants the Spider to join the party, all cats are the same when faced with an empty treasure chest and the only thing worth doing with Trolls. This book is perfect for pet owners and RPG fans. Or both! I don’t think a knowledge of D&D is necessary as the situations speak for themselves. Some of the jokes are funnier than others - my favourite joke was when Kitten sits in for Cat - but on the whole this book is cute and quirky. Thanks to Rebellion & NetGalley for allowing me to view the ARC of this title.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ron

    Although the title is misleading in that it is not a guide so much as a series of vignettes, Andi Ewington and Rhianna Pratchett along with Calum Alexander Watt and Alex de Campi provide the reader snapshots of what going on a D&D campaign would be like with your pets as characters. There is the cat who clears out the treasure chest just so he/she can sit in the empty box. There is the cat casting a fireball which the dog then goes chasing. There is tales of daring along with plenty of "say what Although the title is misleading in that it is not a guide so much as a series of vignettes, Andi Ewington and Rhianna Pratchett along with Calum Alexander Watt and Alex de Campi provide the reader snapshots of what going on a D&D campaign would be like with your pets as characters. There is the cat who clears out the treasure chest just so he/she can sit in the empty box. There is the cat casting a fireball which the dog then goes chasing. There is tales of daring along with plenty of "say what?" moments on the part of the GM. And these snapshots are very nicely illustrated so that the reader can see the characters and monsters in action! A fun read to relax with and consider the absurdity of the fun we have role-playing games! If you like humor and like D&D, you will likely enjoy this title! Thanks Netgalley for the chance to read this title!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    You know it's August tomorrow when you're reviewing a stupid Christmas gift book. But this is stupid with a great amount of wit about it. Each double-page spread is the same pattern, with one illustration accompanying a tiny bit of dialogue from what might happen if animals played Dungeons and Dragons-styled RPGs. The cat rules amongst the characters – fetching all the treasure out of the chest, only so it can sit in it for a wasteful amount of time, while the dog is just miserable at walking th You know it's August tomorrow when you're reviewing a stupid Christmas gift book. But this is stupid with a great amount of wit about it. Each double-page spread is the same pattern, with one illustration accompanying a tiny bit of dialogue from what might happen if animals played Dungeons and Dragons-styled RPGs. The cat rules amongst the characters – fetching all the treasure out of the chest, only so it can sit in it for a wasteful amount of time, while the dog is just miserable at walking through the underground chambers with the longest possible stick sideways on in its mouth to prevent it getting anywhere. However – catnip. The illustrations are class, and if you've never seen a rabbit wearing woad ready for battle, now's your chance. It's a slight thing, but it's a good thing.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Blair

    Thank you to NetGalley for an advanced copy of this title in exchange for an honest review. Let me preface this review by saying I'm a D&D junkie, doing as many sessions as I can a week so I knew I was going to like this on some level. The title is a bit misleading; this isn't a sourcebook or a roleplaying guide, or even a graphic novel, it's more akin to a comic strip or vignettes. The art is absolutely what makes this little coffee-table book shine, it fits somewhere between the classic fantasy Thank you to NetGalley for an advanced copy of this title in exchange for an honest review. Let me preface this review by saying I'm a D&D junkie, doing as many sessions as I can a week so I knew I was going to like this on some level. The title is a bit misleading; this isn't a sourcebook or a roleplaying guide, or even a graphic novel, it's more akin to a comic strip or vignettes. The art is absolutely what makes this little coffee-table book shine, it fits somewhere between the classic fantasy art I grew up with in the 1990s and the animated Robin Hood movie. It was a cute read, and did make me crack a smile a couple of times, but for the cost I don't think I would go through with the purchase. It would have made a much stronger book if it had been written as a true graphic novel, I absolutely would have eaten that up.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Blake

    Categories: If animals could roll dice / Cats, canines and comedy / Roll for sense of humour • This little hardback book is a comic delight for anyone who has pets and is familiar with role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. Each spread has a little comedic scenario that might take place if you decided to be game master for your pets. They’ll make you chuckle as you pore over the illustrations that are so wonderfully drawn. The details are incredible and it’s a real delight to soak in the ima Categories: If animals could roll dice / Cats, canines and comedy / Roll for sense of humour • This little hardback book is a comic delight for anyone who has pets and is familiar with role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. Each spread has a little comedic scenario that might take place if you decided to be game master for your pets. They’ll make you chuckle as you pore over the illustrations that are so wonderfully drawn. The details are incredible and it’s a real delight to soak in the imagery alongside the jokes. This is the perfect gift for the pet owner and RPG lover, and will make a great addition to any coffee table for bemused guests to flick through. • For this and other reviews, check out my Instagram!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jenn Marshall

    This book is absolutely adorable! It was labeled as a graphic novel so I was expecting a comic, but this is more like a picture book. The art is so cute. Seeing the pets dressed up in the different role playing classes was too adorable to miss. I would love to frame half of this book just to hang on my wall. The stories are just brief encounters you would normally find in a role playing game, but with an added pet twist. I don't want to give anything away because I came into this book not knowin This book is absolutely adorable! It was labeled as a graphic novel so I was expecting a comic, but this is more like a picture book. The art is so cute. Seeing the pets dressed up in the different role playing classes was too adorable to miss. I would love to frame half of this book just to hang on my wall. The stories are just brief encounters you would normally find in a role playing game, but with an added pet twist. I don't want to give anything away because I came into this book not knowing what to expect and that was half the fun. It was the perfect amount of silliness. I can't wait to get my hands on this book. Creative Team: Written by Andi Ewington and Rhianna Pratchett Illustrated by Calum Aleander Watt Edited by Alex de Campi

  25. 5 out of 5

    Krys

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher I was able to read this book in exchange for an honest review. *** Campaigns & Companions was a hilariously fun read of what if your pets played D&D, how would they play? This was a quick fun read with short little skits of animals (mostly dogs and cats) in battle or solving a problem but doing it in their animal way. The illustrations were fun and perfectly suited to the book, the artist really caught some of those skits so perfectly I almost didn’t need to r Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher I was able to read this book in exchange for an honest review. *** Campaigns & Companions was a hilariously fun read of what if your pets played D&D, how would they play? This was a quick fun read with short little skits of animals (mostly dogs and cats) in battle or solving a problem but doing it in their animal way. The illustrations were fun and perfectly suited to the book, the artist really caught some of those skits so perfectly I almost didn’t need to read the accompanying text to know what happened. This was a brilliant read, I’ve already told all my D&D friends about it.

  26. 5 out of 5

    PRL

    I received a free copy of this via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What can I say? This is a book of unparalleled genius and that nobody though of the idea earlier is unfathomable. What would happen if your pets could play D&D? Well wonder no longer. This book is chock full of everyday RPG situations, but this time your party members are a cat, dog, parrot, snake, iguana and a myriad of other everyday pets. Watch as dog chases after a fire-BALL!!!! See cat use their nature skills to get I received a free copy of this via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What can I say? This is a book of unparalleled genius and that nobody though of the idea earlier is unfathomable. What would happen if your pets could play D&D? Well wonder no longer. This book is chock full of everyday RPG situations, but this time your party members are a cat, dog, parrot, snake, iguana and a myriad of other everyday pets. Watch as dog chases after a fire-BALL!!!! See cat use their nature skills to get high on catnip. Worry no more about how snake would use a pair of speed boots. It's wonderful and brought to life with some fantastic illustrations. I can't recommend this enough.

  27. 5 out of 5

    John Dodd

    What if your pets played D&D, not with any greater intelligence or saving throws, but just as themselves? This is superb, everything that regular animals would do if they were suddenly presented with the powers of a D&D party, from the cat continually animating the dead mouse so it can kill it again to the Dog diving off a cliff because someone knocked the mages staff over it and it just jumped... The artwork is very much in keeping with the current feel of D&D artwork, and while it's not a long b What if your pets played D&D, not with any greater intelligence or saving throws, but just as themselves? This is superb, everything that regular animals would do if they were suddenly presented with the powers of a D&D party, from the cat continually animating the dead mouse so it can kill it again to the Dog diving off a cliff because someone knocked the mages staff over it and it just jumped... The artwork is very much in keeping with the current feel of D&D artwork, and while it's not a long book, it's a good laugh, very much in the vein of "Life of the Party" by Travis Hanson, and as such, I recommend it wholeheartedly.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Marice

    I was able to read an arc of this book, but sadly (but I understand) there are a watermarks in the middle of every page, which makes it hard to properly read the text at some times. The illustrations are great, they're very detailed and bring the jokes onto another level. The art almost works better than the text itself; thats how fantastically the pets are transported into the D&D setting. I enjoyed it very much, it's super cute and funny and worth a look for everyone, who loves D&D and their pe I was able to read an arc of this book, but sadly (but I understand) there are a watermarks in the middle of every page, which makes it hard to properly read the text at some times. The illustrations are great, they're very detailed and bring the jokes onto another level. The art almost works better than the text itself; thats how fantastically the pets are transported into the D&D setting. I enjoyed it very much, it's super cute and funny and worth a look for everyone, who loves D&D and their pets. It would also make a great gift in my opinion.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Andover Library

    This is a brilliantly fun book, that was at points laugh out loud funny zombie mouse was one of my favourites). Made up of lots of mini scenarios looking at how our pets would behave if they were playing RPG games it was spot on. The illustrations for this one deserve just as much attention as the words. Highly recommended for those who enjoy RPG or have pets and especially if you meet the venn diagram of both. A super fun book, thanks to Rebellion Publishing for an advanced copy in exchange for This is a brilliantly fun book, that was at points laugh out loud funny zombie mouse was one of my favourites). Made up of lots of mini scenarios looking at how our pets would behave if they were playing RPG games it was spot on. The illustrations for this one deserve just as much attention as the words. Highly recommended for those who enjoy RPG or have pets and especially if you meet the venn diagram of both. A super fun book, thanks to Rebellion Publishing for an advanced copy in exchange for honest review.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Shawn

    A cute and funny book. If you enjoy D&D and animals, you will like this book. It is a quick read or a good bathroom read. My only complaint is that it was quite short and thus read like an illustrated set of funny internet memes. Given the name, I had expected more of an amusing storyline or some creative/amusing instructions for including animal companions or playing as animals. Maybe the next iteration? Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for giving me the chance to read an advance copy of A cute and funny book. If you enjoy D&D and animals, you will like this book. It is a quick read or a good bathroom read. My only complaint is that it was quite short and thus read like an illustrated set of funny internet memes. Given the name, I had expected more of an amusing storyline or some creative/amusing instructions for including animal companions or playing as animals. Maybe the next iteration? Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for giving me the chance to read an advance copy of this book.

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