A medieval court where the king and his subjects are all animal humanoids

Animal Tabletop RPG Recommendations

Anthropomorphic (ie. human-like) animals have long captured the imagination of gamers everywhere. In fact, there's even a fictional subgenre, "Furry" fiction, for fans of humanoid animals.

Animal characters can be found in a wide range of sources: comic books (eg. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Usagi Yojimbo), anime series (eg. Aggretsuko, Beastars), children's book series (eg. Rats of NIMH, Redwall) and movies (eg. from Disney or Studio Ghibli).

All of these fictional sources can provide rich material for a tabletop role-playing campaign ... but not every RPG is equally suited for them. We have collected below a variety of games, both ones specifically made for animal characters, and generic games that can easily support animal characters.

Best Animal Tabletop RPGs

RPGS for Animal-Like Humanoids (Multiple)

The games included in this group are all specifically made for animal -like humanoid characters. Each one offers a very different setting: a world of pastoral travel, the medieval setting of Robin Hood, the modern comic book world of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and finally a space cowboy mining outpost.

Game: A-
From 90 reviews

Mutant: Year Zero

Genlab Alpha

A Game of Post-Apocalyptic Humanoid Animals
Game: C
From 541 reviews

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness

Revised Edition

Game: ?
From 1 review

Cosmic Cowboy Cats

First Edition

RPGs For Animals With Human Intelligence (Multiple)

In these games players play as non-humanoid, "regular" animals (albeit ones with human-level intelligence).  Those animals could be bunny rabbits or mice, but in either case they must face the threat of predators and the environment.

Game: ?
From 11 reviews

Bunnies and Burrows

Third Edition

The Original Animal RPG
Game: ?
From 0 reviews


First Edition

Generic RPGs That Support Animal Characters (Multiple)

Many game systems aren't specifically designed for "furry" characters, but are designed to support a wide variety of characters ... including furries.  These generic systems won't have animal-specific content in them, but may provide a superior game system.

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