Of Cats and Minis


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So, I'm running a game based in Falcon's Hollow, and things went well last night.

Except I forgot to clean up the minis.

I have a cat...

Still searching for the minis.

How many of you have lost beloved dice/minis to felines or had an encounter... "altered" by an over eager waggy dog.


The following thread...

Weirdest thing to happen at your gaming table.

...has many such cat stories. Start with the 5th post, but by skimming the rest of the thread, you can find many more.

EDIT: On second thought, even the first post mentions cats.

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On the other hand, cats can be useful props

I was running a fantasy game in a world where dragons are quite large and powerful.

The players had their minis on the table, I lifted up my quite large (part Maine Coon) cat onto the table and pointed out that she was about the right size in relation to their minis.

NEVER have I seen player characters be as polite and respectful as those characters were in that encounter :-)

And yes, I admit that whenever I roleplay a dragon I'm inspired by my cats :-). After all, every cat is, in their heart, a dragon :-) :-)


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Watch "The Lego Ninjago Movie." Trust me.


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I've somehow completely lost a huge-sized shipmind mini. I have no evidence that it was the cat...but I still blame the cat. :-) Good old feline intervention.

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And yes, I admit that whenever I roleplay a dragon I'm inspired by my cats :-). After all, every cat is, in their heart, a dragon :-) :-)

Now I wonder what a dragon based on my kitty would act like.

She's a lovely moggie, mid sized kitty, who never learned to meow properly. (she squeaks). She also flops over all the time begging for belly rubs.

*gets to work plotting for her game*


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We had a houserule in my old game group: When the cat jumps on the table the combat scene is interrupted by sudden Tarrasque.


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In my case, the most I've had cats do was get onto the table and terrorize the battle map, indiscriminately knocking over stalwart heroes and insidious villains alike.

Mystic_Snowfang wrote:
pauljathome wrote:


And yes, I admit that whenever I roleplay a dragon I'm inspired by my cats :-). After all, every cat is, in their heart, a dragon :-) :-)

Now I wonder what a dragon based on my kitty would act like.

She's a lovely moggie, mid sized kitty, who never learned to meow properly. (she squeaks). She also flops over all the time begging for belly rubs.

*gets to work plotting for her game*

Does she then latch her teeth and/or claws into whoever falls for the bait of rubbing her cat belly? If so, some form of Ambush-predator, assuredly.


Oh yes, Something Positive shows us that cats are hell bred monsters that get us dependent on them and then die when we need them the most.


yeah, I know that... onre of my DMs has a cat that is used to regarding the dinner table as her territory... we regularly have to get a megacolossal feline off from the battlemap...


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We have four cats. Two of them (Giblet and Jack)are absolutely terrified of strangers, so they hide when anyone comes over.

But two of them love game night. One, Shaelyn, will go up to everyone, rub against their legs, meow for attention, and adore getting pets from people.

Her brother Zon-Zon will jump onto the table, flop down in the middle knocking minis everywhere, and then start licking off the lines of the map.

They are well named cats.


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I've had cats around my whole life, but there was one who would steal my minis and then put them on the window sill for display, like trophies.

She could even open the drawers to fish them out.

It was like she knew these things had significance to me and she wanted me to know she could take them at any time she wanted.

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Coidzor wrote:

In my case, the most I've had cats do was get onto the table and terrorize the battle map, indiscriminately knocking over stalwart heroes and insidious villains alike.

Mystic_Snowfang wrote:
pauljathome wrote:


And yes, I admit that whenever I roleplay a dragon I'm inspired by my cats :-). After all, every cat is, in their heart, a dragon :-) :-)

Now I wonder what a dragon based on my kitty would act like.

She's a lovely moggie, mid sized kitty, who never learned to meow properly. (she squeaks). She also flops over all the time begging for belly rubs.

*gets to work plotting for her game*

Does she then latch her teeth and/or claws into whoever falls for the bait of rubbing her cat belly? If so, some form of Ambush-predator, assuredly.

No, she rolls over more and starts purring like a little maniac, then squeaks at me.

The only time I've gotten clawed is when she's deployed pitons (if she's falling off my lap) or I happened to be in the way of her "zoom" and she needs traction.


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pauljathome wrote:

On the other hand, cats can be useful props

I was running a fantasy game in a world where dragons are quite large and powerful.

The players had their minis on the table, I lifted up my quite large (part Maine Coon) cat onto the table and pointed out that she was about the right size in relation to their minis.

NEVER have I seen player characters be as polite and respectful as those characters were in that encounter :-)

And yes, I admit that whenever I roleplay a dragon I'm inspired by my cats :-). After all, every cat is, in their heart, a dragon :-) :-)

I've given my cats identity crises by calling them all sorts of things: pudding sacks, squirrel monkeys, puffins, baby dinosaurs, and, of course, dragons.

best proof that cats are dragons, they 'own' things by sleeping atop of them. Also their innate Charm Person spell-like ability.

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