Familiars are small magic creatures that share a mystic bond with wizards, witches, sorcerers and other spell casters. Most of them take on the form of animals. And while many sword and sorcery games offer a meager selection of animals to choose from (like a bat, raven, owl or hawk), why aren’t the parrots, flying foxes, giant butterflies, shrikes, flying squirrels, sugar gliders, or giant dragonflies offered?
This system-agnostic list is meant for any mystic campaign where wizards and wildlife are common. The animals that make up this list are interesting - don’t be surprised if players want to open up a search engine to see details on the real world animal that was rolled. You’ll also find that these animals are from across the world - there’s no need for a Game Master to develop imaginary creatures when incredible real animals already exist. NOTE: This list only applies to animals who are predominantly in the air. There is already a 200 Fantasy Familiars - Land Animals available, and you can expect to see an aquatic version of this list out in the near future.