Hello, delicious friends! The next class for my Fallen London RPG is the Hunter. The Hunter keeps an animal companion with them to aid them in tracking down monstrous beasts and eldritch horrors, so I thought that "borrowing" moves from Dungeon World's Ranger class would be fitting.
Man’s Best Friend: You have an animal companion. You cannot properly converse with it, but it always obeys your commands. Give it a name.
Choose a species: Wolf, Dog, Cat, Bat, Raven, Owl, Rat
Choose its base stats:
Ferocity +2, Cunning +1, Instinct +1, 1-armor
Ferocity +2, Cunning +1, Instinct +1, 0-armor
Ferocity +1, Cunning +2, Instinct +1, 1-armor
Ferocity +3, Cunning +1, Instinct +2, 1-armor
Choose as many strengths as its Ferocity:
Fast, Burly, Huge, Calm, Adaptable, Tireless, Quick Reflexes, Camouflage, Ferocious, Intimidating, Keen Senses, Stealthy
Your animal is trained to track prey, but not fight. Choose as many additional trainings as its Cunning:
Fight Humans, Fight Beasts, Search, Scout, Guard, Labor, Travel, Perform
Choose as many weaknesses as its Instinct:
Cowardly, Savage, Slow, Frightening, Forgetful, Stubborn, Lame
Command: When you work with your animal companion on something it’s trained in…
- If you attack the same target, add its ferocity to your damage.
- If you pursue quarry, add its cunning to you roll.
- If you take Wounds, add its armor to your armor.
- If you examine your surroundings, add its cunning to your roll.
- If you are negotiating, add its cunning to your roll.
- If someone interferes with you, add its instinct to your roll.
Clever Girl: Your animal companion is intelligent enough to talk.
Old Yeller: When you allow your animal companion to take a blow that was meant for you, the damage is negated, and your companion’s ferocity is reduced to 0. If its ferocity is already 0 you may not use this ability. Your companion’s ferocity will reset after a few hours’ rest.
Follow the Trail: When you follow a trail of clues left by a passing creature, roll +Watchful. On a 7+, you follow the creature’s trail until there’s a significant change in its direction or mode of travel. On a 10+, you may also ask the GM what caused the trail to end, OR for some useful information about your quarry.
As always, I'm open to feedback and suggestions on ways to improve. Thank you, delicious friends, and may all manner of thing be well with you!