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?
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.