[Video Review: https://youtu.be/i5uTVdXGqAw] Animal Sidekicks is a fantastic collection of fuzzy, scaly, and feathery friends eager to join your adventuring party! This supplement contains 40 animal companions with level 1 stat blocks, level 2-6 progressions, customization tables, and art! My personal favorites are the awakened plant, dragon wyrmling, mastiff, and wolf, but there is something in here for everyone. The extreme variety means that some creatures are far more powerful than others, so the levels are not balanced across all companions (e.g. level 1 giant owl vs. level 1 rat). Nonetheless, the spirit of this supplement is the bond between sidekick and character -- between player and imaginary friend! Animal Sidekicks builds on the make-believe aspect of D&D by taking us back to childhood tales where animals are often as wise, cunning, and brave as the heroes, if not moreso. With professional art and formatting, the authors have taken the spellcaster's familiar and outlander's beast companion, made them available for all classes, and truly turned these creatures into characters with room for growth as your party advances in level. I highly recommend Animal Sidekicks for players of all ages! Check out my vido review linked above for an inside look!
[5 of 5 Stars!]