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Ready your animal pals:

A Familiar Problem is a one-page RPG available now!

A Familiar Problem is a one-page RPG of magical familiars on a mission! Created by Marisha Ray (Critical Role) and designed by Grant Howitt (Honey Heist), this game puts you in the role of animal familiars, who take on a quest while their adventuring party is away. Can these scrappy and stressed out familiars make a difference, in their own small way, and prove they’re up for adventure? Only your chaotic gameplay will tell.

Creative Team:

  • Created by Marisha Ray
  • Designed by Grant Howitt
  • Art and Graphic Design by De La Rosa Designs LLC

Where to Find It:

A Familiar Problem debuted at friendly local game stores participating in Free RPG Day in 2022, but is now available to download here and on DriveThruRPG!


Watch a one-shot GM’d by the game’s creator Marisha Ray: A Familiar Problem: Sprinkle’s Incredible Journey! It features special guests Laura Bailey, Matthew Mercer, and Travis Willingham from Critical Role alongside Heidi N Closet (RuPaul’s Drag Race) and Isabella Roland (Dimension 20), playing animal pals that include Critical Role favorites as well as brand new creatures. 


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Purchase at Critical Role shops:

As well as Darrington Press Guild stores and other friendly local game stores in the US.

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Purchase at Critical Role shops:

As well as Darrington Press Guild stores and other friendly local game stores in the US.