Announcing A Familiar Problem: A One-Page RPG

Sometimes the smallest heroes are also the most stressed out—prepare to play the animal  familiars of an adventuring party with our new one-page RPG, A Familiar Problem! Created by Marisha Ray (Critical Role) and designed by Grant Howitt (Honey Heist), your scrappy and stressed out team of familiars will set out on a daring (and chaotic) quest to prove you’re up for adventure.

And where can you find this fine, free RPG of familiar antics? Pick up your free copy of A Familiar Problem at friendly local game stores on Free RPG Day: Saturday, June 25th in the US and July 23rd internationally! Check the store finder for a participating location near you. After you’ve picked up your free copy of the game in print, remember to support your friendly local game store by purchasing a game too, or even Critical Role merch if your FLGS is a Darrington Press Guild member.

A Familiar Problem will also have a wider digital release later this year, so stay tuned for those details! For all the latest and greatest updates  subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


And more good news: get a taste of this beautifully zany RPG with a special one-shot run by Marisha Ray herself, titled A Familiar Problem: Sprinkle’s Incredible Journey! The familiars in question will include beloved Critical Role favorites alongside new friends of fur, scales, and a whole lot of chaos. Our intrepid players include Laura Bailey, Matthew Mercer, and Travis Willingham from Critical Role alongside Heidi N Closet (Ru Paul’s Drag Race) and Isabella Roland (Dimension 20). Do not miss this delightful gaggle of familiars!

A Familiar Problem: Sprinkle’s Incredible Journey airs Thursday, June 23rd at 7pm Pacific on Critical Role’s Twitch and YouTube channels, with YouTube VOD available on Free RPG Day itself, June 25th. You’ll be able to tune into the podcast version a week after the initial airdate.

Be sure to tune in to the one-shot and grab a copy of A Familiar Problem at your FLGS! We can’t wait for the stories you tell with your own familiar friends.

A graphic displaying the title "A Familiar Problem", with a banner saying "Free RPG Day" and info below saying "A one-page RPG of familiars on a mission by Grant Howitt and Marisha Ray", with the Darrington Press logo and zine-y scrawlings of animals.