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The wizard concentrates on her hawk, commanding it mentally to circle the area to look for danger. Watching through the hawk’s eyes, the caster sees a small group of cultists aiming a bow at the spirit and loose an arrow. The vision goes dark as the hawk is killed.

The wizard, shrugging, sits down and begins to cast to summon the familiar into her service once more.

bCPQSyL.jpgOften a tool or blunt instrument, familiars are used by casters to investigate and explore at their whim. Whether it’s using their perception to keep watch or a disposable method to check for traps, familiars are spirits with long memories. Long, long memories.

What if your familiars became loyal—or disloyal—based on how you treat them?

This is a loyalty tracker to be used with the find familiar spell, which will allow the player’s actions to influence their familiar’s behavior.

Cover and tracker art illustrated by Gordon McAlpin! Includes both print-friendly and form-fillable versions.

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Amy H July 28, 2020 9:25 pm UTC
Oh, I wish my GM would incorporate this in our campaign. As it stands, familiars are a point of frequent contention between the casters as illustrated by a scene from our most recent session:

The dark haired elven girl sits bloody and exhausted cradling her newly recalled familiar in her hands.
"Oh buddy, I'm so sorry you got chomped. I know it was bad, but we had to try to rescue Grimm."
The bird gives her a dark unfathomable look.
"I'm sorry," she conntinues, "If it makes you feel any better, they got me too. I was unconscious-- twice."

Nearby the halfling wizard turns away muttering to herself.
"How can you be so callous?" the elf demands.
"It's just a familiar." the diviner replies, "I have one. I created it. I decide what it looks like and it does what I say."
"It's not! It's a spirit that comes to help you."
The other adventurers shrug. This is the either the second...See more
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Tim R July 29, 2020 5:06 pm UTC
That is very similar to the conversation we had after one of our games, and lead us to talk through what we thought the Familiar thought. We wanted to lean into the fantasy of having a relationship with your familiar. There are boons to having a strong one vs. throwing your familiar into the wood chipper with disregard. Both are valid of course as you realize your character. Thanks for the comment Amy.
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