Familiars out to save their witch.
What a fun concept for a #TTRPG & fertile ground for a #gamejam!
[Credit to A Couple of Drakes for such a great little game!]

Matching the season,
the jam concept is "Found Family Holiday".

Running all month!
Come join us! [Links below.]
Here is the link to join the Run, Familiar! Found Family Holiday #TTRPG #gamejam on Itch.

All forms of entries are welcomed! Contribute dungeons, scenarios, adventures, add-ons, or whatever else you imagine. 😍

Looking forward to your jam entries!
Run, Familiar! is an #OSR-like #TTRPG game about familiars on a mission to save their witch.

Fast, fun, and heartwarming.
Play almost any kind of animal.
Extremely flexible. Run anything from a quick dungeon crawl to a grand quest.

Based on Down We Go.
A Couple of Drakes are @NaviMusing and @DrakeandDice. They are delightful people and make a variety of fun games! You might best know them for Court of Blades or HEDGE. Check out all their other wonderful fun!

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