Finding Familiars

Archibald Thorburn - European Polecat Defending a Rabbit Carcass from a Least Weasel (1920)

I have had a few player’s Wizards cast the 1st-level conjuration spell Find Familiar, but then flip through my copy of the Monster Manual for the next 2 minutes.  The main issue is the 15 beasts the familiar spirit can embody are pretty varied.

You gain the service of a familiar, a spirit that takes an animal form you choose: Bat, Cat, Crab, Frog (Toad), Hawk, Lizard, Octopus, Owl, Poisonous Snake, Fish (Quipper), Rat, Raven, Sea Horse, Spider, or Weasel.  Appearing in an unoccupied space within range, the familiar has the statistics of the chosen form, though it is a Celestial, Fey, or Fiend (Your Choice) instead of a beast.

To speed things up a bit, I created cuttable cards using the program Magic Set Editor and the template from Creative Gremlins.

Here is a PDF to the cards: Find Familiars Cards

Here are images:

Bat Familiar Cat Familiar Crab Familiar Frog Toad Familiar Hawk Familiar Lizard Familiar Octopus Familiar Owl Familiar Poisonous Snake Familiar Quipper Fish Familiar Rat Familiar Raven Familiar Sea Horse Familiar Spider Familiar Weasel Familiar

I should note, I let players use all the abilities rather than just “eyes and ears” for their action cost (houserule).

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