The Fierce and the Furry: Playing a Squirrel in DnD

Sounds pretty crazy, right? Or a whole lot of furry fun.

One of my regular DnD players honestly wants to play a squirrel adventurer. In his case, I think it’s a perfect option. Since he may actually use it, I decided to post it here, in case anybody else is crazy enough to want to taste the joys of squirrel adventurers in your own campaign.

I’m usually reluctant to produce and display new 4e material like this because 1) I know that if it’s not in the Character Builder, hardly anybody will use it, and 2) 4e already suffers from feat bloat and far too many other character options to handle. Still, I personally find little appeal in a race without a few flavorful unique feats for customization of the core concept. And I realize that tiered feats are on their way out, but hey it’s what I’m used to.

How would you represent squirrel-ness within the 4e mechanics? I first brought this idea up on Google+ where I considered giving squirrels the bonus, “You cannot fall prone”,  and possibly work out some specifics about how flanking works with a reach of 0. If you have thoughts on either of those issues, please leave a comment. If you have any critiques or ideas for other neat thematic feats, utility powers, or features definitely leave a comment!

If you’re in my G+ circles, you can see the whole original discussion thread on G+ here.

Without further ado, here is what you’ve all been waiting for, your chance to play squirrel adventurers in your next campaign.

EDIT: Here are downloadable PDF or Word versions since Scribd became not free since I this posting.

Squirrel Playable Race 4e DnD by Adam Minnie

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About Adam

I'm a husband, father, explorer of the inexhaustible, and synergy cultivator. Starting with D&D, my explorations into role-playing and game design have brought me to savor mining diverse systems, initially Cortex Plus, then PbtA, ORE, Forged in the Dark, and now anything I can get my hands on.