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>Builds (if any)

>Tactics involving animal companions.


Got anything to share about your good boys and girls, /tg/?

Need not be something a class is built around. Example;

>Playing Stars Without Number

>Created an Expert who started as a taxi driver - now is the Navigator of party's stolen starship because he's the only one who can drive worth a damn.

>GM gave me permission to have 'dog' written in my inventory.

>Dog's name is Spook. A quiet, old irish wolfhound he found in an abandoned starship.

>Everyone likes Spook. Even our murderhobo mercenary not-Jayne Soldier guy.

>Spook guards the ship when we're not around.

>Spook is a good boy.


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Spook sounds cute. c:

I've been thinking about wanting to pick up a fuzzy companion in my current game, but my build is already so starved for feats I don't think I can pick up Obtain Familiar or Wild Cohort. I'll always think cats are cuter, but I've developed a real appreciation for the depth of loyalty found only in canines lately.

Berds are always nice too.



>Pestilence Sorcerer

>Find a way to get swarm skin and vomit swarm

>Spec really hard into those

>Also have a cute centipede familiar named Pete

>Pete is a good boy

>Also since he's a fine sized vermin he can join a swarm

>Eventually get to lvl 9

>Pestilence sorcs at lvl 9 can command swarms with standard action, they're also immune to them

>See swarm

>Seize the oportunity

>Magic Jar my soul into Pete

>Make Pete join the swarm

>Standard action to control the swarm

>Merge Familiar my body into me again

>I'm not a worm that walks

>I'm more than that

>I'm the concept of a swarm

>That is also a 9th level caster

I love Pete


animal companions are only good if they pound their owner every night


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>Play as a Drow with a heavy emphasis on spiders

>Keep various jars of spiders in backpack for various reasons (spells, enchanting, testing, and even for saving endangered species)

>Have a simple Tarantula companion that I have special attachment to

>she has no real combat capabilities, shes just my best friend

>Treat her like how Ash treats pikachu almost, just always have her on my shoulder (during combat have her crawl in my armor)

>Talk and mumble to her often, like how some people talk to skulls just to speak their thoughts out loud

>DM says that shes just a dumb spider

>Still talk with her anyways, mostly for comedic effect

>later DM says my characters probably going crazy because of how much he talks to his spider

>"Dude its a spider it doesnt know what your saying"

>Still talk to her because I think its dumb fun

>Every time I do it the DM mentions on how everyone should think my characters going crazy because theres no reason he should be talking to animals

>"Shes not even talking back dude you have no reason to talk to her"

>mfw I have no idea why my DM cares so much why I just wanted to have a cute 'Aladdin+Abuu' relationship with my spider

At least I fucking used my animal companion you fucker


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I'm forever GM, but some of my players have had some fun ideas.

One that comes to mind was a Nosferatu that focused on Animalism and Obfuscate, who ghouled as many crows as possible for spying on people, and later scaring people from on high as the Birdman of New York.



>Be goblin boy

>Take the knot twice a day



>Magic Jar: You could choose to take over either a stronger or a weaker creature, but which particular stronger or weaker creature you attempt to possess is determined randomly.

It's a cute trick but will probably only work once



The trick is that whatever I posess is probably gonna be part of the swarm, as long as I'm part of the swarm I can control the swarm for as long as the spell remains active (which is at least 9 hours)


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Do mounts count as companions?



Let me explain, say we are part of a party of 4 people.

We're fighting against a drow and a swarm of spiders.

4 (party) + 1 (drow) = 5

The swarm has an unspecified ammount of tiny/fine/diminutive sized creatures, but it's specific that it's enough to cover at least a 5ft*5ft square so you cannot see the ground under them.

So lets say the GM says there's only 100 spiders in that square. You're still looking at a 95% of success on the spell.



He never had a dog, did he?

Everyone talks to their pet irl.




and I did get a bit extra with it saying stuff like

>"oh dont give me that look, he was asking for it"

>"no im not going to feed you the body"

>"I told you to stop making a web in my backpack"

Just little bits basically.

I liked doing it because it made her feel like a lot more than just something I wrote down in my inventory, like a genuine pet. because realistically (until I learned the 'giant insect' spell) she had no chance being used for anything else.


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In an especially lengthy campaign, my players ended up being rewarded by being given a baby dragon, which they named Kaiser and raised him as their pet. In the aftermath of the campaign, Kaiser ended up as the eternal King of the Kingdom they'd overthrown and conquered after the original party either died, left to explore elsewhere, or stepped down from ruling.

This was also the same game where we had a Dwarf with a pet giant eagle which he mostly used for jumping from great heights to smash down on unsuspecting enemies, or dragging people up to great heights to drop them.



Your DM sounds lame. Anyone in their right mind would talk to an animal companion in character, even if said animal doesn't understand or talk back.

It gets real fun when you have an animal companion who DOES understand you and tries replying but you end up not understanding them back anyway but pretend you do, like a snake I had as a companion in a previous game.

Fighter: "That takes care of the last bandits here!"

Snake: "HISS!" (I'm hungry! Let me feed on their corpses!)

Fighter: "You're right, there could be more of them coming. Let's get moving!"



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I played a half ogre in pathfinder named Johnathan "Rathag" Crusoe. His mother was an ogre and had taken fancy to a human bard because he said such pretty words.

I had built Rathag as a brawler with the wild child archtype. I picked dog as my animal companion and so began the adventures of Rathag and Daisy.

Daisy was a massive bulldog she was a slobber monster but she was Rathags slobber monster.

I had only bought some armor/food/and some simple weapons for my self for when my fists might not cut it. All my other starting gold was spent on Daisy. I bought her a basket, a fluffy blanket, chewies and a pair of bowls and kibble. I also bought her a really nice pink leather collar with a silver tag that had her name on it.

The first game we were all introduced and my character is a huge imposing figure with a mouth full of jagged teeth and thick side burns and a face that looked like a weatherd boulder. He introduced himself to the party and then introduced Daisy.

"An dis is my sweet baern! her name Daisy ain't she just the cutest damn thing ya ever did see? she is the finest freind a big buffoon like me could ever have"

I basically built a soccer hooligan that really really loved his dog.



That's cute.


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Probably why Druid and Necro were my favorite Diablo2 classes. Nothing like being the leader in an army of nature or undead.


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>Playing a human fighter, ended up multiclassing wizard at level two.

>Had to roll for familiar, got a hawk.

>Beyond happy, I loved hawks at the time.

>I convince the party to go to town with me, and I buy another hawk.

>Title myself lord of the hawks.

>Have a banner made depicting a hawk and spear.

>Leave town.

>Allow the birds to fly overhead, and leave it at that.

>Groups ok with me being the lord of the hawks, they know me.

>20 minutes later.

>Encounter a group of elves down the forest path.

>Their leader gives me my dead pet, and my dead familiar.

>I'm held back so I don't "do anything foolish"

>Elves fall in love with DMPC and become our greatest allies.

>Can't get back at DMPC, can't enact vengeance on elves.

>Never forgave the dungeonmaster.


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>Rogue Trader

>Playing an Imperial Guard sanctioned psyker using modified Astropath progression

>character is heavily inspired by Alan Quatermain, a sort of Great White Hunter who uses his time in the Guard to hunt Squigs and strange xeno-beasts

>GM lets me have a psyber-familiar, so of course I pick a hunting dog

>a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Cecil, to fit my 'heart of Africa' theme

>Random psyber-familiar traits come up: boosted intelligence and Grotesquely Fat.

>Cecil is a gigantic lump of flab who is significantly smarter than the party's arch-militant

>He enjoys eating, guilting my character into feeding him, and causing small fires with his limited psy abilities

>My character spoils him something fierce

>On his first appearance he chews on the Rogue Trader's boot until the RT feeds him

>Utterly useless in combat because he's even slower than the Explorator, who is almost literally Cain from Robocop 2

>have the Explorator build me a dog-shaped pressure suit with a ln anti-grav system and a carry handle on the back

>If Cecil won't walk, then by the Emperor I'll carry him

>for their rest of campaign, character goes into battle with a hand cannon in one hand and a furious, barking suitcase in the other

Man, I miss that campaign.



Why the fuck did he do that?


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Didn't like me is my first guess. Apparently, they saw my hawks and thought it was some sort of evil omen or something. Never really explained it to me, but bragged about his skill in keeping the story going? Honestly have no idea.



What a cretin.


>Original GM has to call it quits for a while due to a combination of life and work reasons.

>One of our players steps in, says that he'll do a mini-campaign which will not be entirely serious

>Our erstwhile mage rolls a Beast Master Ranger with a She-Wolf as a companion

>Constantly drops innuendo about said ranger being a bit too fond of his bitch.


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the third and fourth pictures on OP gotta be the most nigger tier retarded shit I even seen.

so data is a robot with an cat. cringing.

so you tarnish the guy from fire known to be an orc slayer with the filename Orc with bearbro? fuck you muddy kid.


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>lord of the hawks go off character to avoid getting hurt

>blames the DM

or you were staying off character or your character is a coward and was just postering as lord of the hawks. you are a complete bitch bro, kill the slag or accept it but don't blame the DM.

just like IRL, the players pet is the player responsibility.



Just on the odds this isn't bait, that's the half-orc Rexxar from Warcraft 3 in the OP: http://wowwiki.wikia.com/wiki/Rexxar


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wow, this is original warcraft 3, before Blizzard got pozzed to high hell.

and to my surprise it is already subhuman garbage, I lost all respect I never had for warcraft and it's lore for having it's art division shit all over the much superior Frazetta's vision.


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In case full /tg/ really doesn't know who darkwolf is and never heard of Frank Frazetta

here is a link:



>d&d 3.0

>druids can have multiple animal companions based on charisma and handle animal checks

>dming a short campaign

>player decides to go full orichimaru build

>has 8 tiny vipers living in his robes

>takes grappling feats


>8 vipers suddenly slide from under his vestments and sleeves

P cool build tbh


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I recently acquired, through a admittedly confusing set of situations, a loyal blink dog companion on my otherwise magic averse rogue. We haven't played much since I picked up the dog, but I don't really know how I should be using it to the best effect.

Since it's a magical beast that means its certainly sentient, but it also can't communicate in verbal or written form. What would the best thing to do with my new pal that doesn't involve using its teleporty powers to help me knick shit? (I've already got that one planned out)


Hey /tg/, nominations for Attention-Hungry Games 24 has started:



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Animal army? Yeah!


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My god that man drew beautiful titties. Better then the real thing in almost every respect.



>or you were staying off character or your character is a coward and was just postering as lord of the hawks. you are a complete bitch bro, kill the slag or accept it but don't blame the DM.

>just like IRL, the players pet is the player responsibility.

Ah, misunderstanding. See, the description I got of my birds were that they were barely recognizable after what they did for them. My character was forced into a bag and hidden, without any rolls made. DM just kind of said it happened. When I argued with them it got to the point that their parents had to come in and intervene, with me looking like the bad guy. Couldn't leave, lived nearly 3 hours walking away. Must be a bitch for not walking three hours at night, I guess. I

blame the DM for killing my birds without rolling, a story behind it, or a just cause. I stopped going, and eventually everyone else left the group with similar stories.


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>no rolls

>no description for the birds

>rocks fall your pet dies

gee dude, you got me to rage as well now.


>Playing 2E

>Too much gold

>What do.qry

>Pool party resources we buy a couple of war elephants, warhorses, a bunch of war dogs, barding for all and what nots


>Encounter happens we sic the dogs on them

>Steamroll through life

>Next encounter: Trolls! our one true weakness

>Everytime we faced trolls, they would own our ass and we had to flee

>Party proceed to plurally loose our shit

>We decide to try to buy of the trolls instead of fighting them

>Toll consists of ALL of our animals

>Party rolls over and pays up


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I like it as well, he basically created so much with his sexually charged art.

the man is a legend.


YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.


>Not buying trolls and firing them.


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