Imagine a new, dangerous world where everything is larger than you and ready to eat you. You and your little band of friends are trying hard to survive, learn, and grow despite the constant external threats. Even if the massive beasts don't eat you, disease and parasites are a concern. Luckily, herbalists and healers skilled at laying on hands are there to help you stay well. The main problem is that you are going to need to go out among the dangerous beasts to gather herbs and collect food. Weapons aren't an option, all you can do is outwit and outplan the enemy!
This is the world of the bunny rabbits.Bunnies And Burrows
is the fantasy game in which you play an intelligent rabbit. This game has been through two main versions over the years:Bunnies and Burrows
has long been recognized as a very inventive game. It was the very first roleplaying system to allow non humanoid characters, the first game to have a Martial Arts combat system (called Bun Fu
), and the first game to attempt a skill system. Everything has been built with common sense and realism in mind. A lot of research
went into the books and all illnesses, problems, and anatomical difficulties outlined are accurate. When it was released, it was considered "light years" more advanced than Dungeons & Dragons
However, nobody took the game seriously because it's about bunnies
. With no weapons, mythical creatures, or unrealistic magics, players were at a loss for what you could do inside the game. Many were mystified that you could make an epic adventure with rabbits
and dismissed the idea as "too silly
However, Bunnies and Burrows
carries on as a cult classic
due to its inventiveness, unique gameplay, and the fact it's all about bunnies. The game can be brought and downloaded here
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Character Tropes By Class
General Game Tropes
- An Adventurer Is You: Typically stories revolve around adventuring, though variations exist.
- Chunky Salsa Rule: Commonly employed against larger enemies like cars.
- Critical Failure: Commonly results in bunnies being eaten, horribly mangled, poisoned, drowned...
- Cute Bruiser: Bunny combat!
- Everybody Hates Mathematics: Bunnies are actually unable to count above four. Any number larger than four is just "Lots" or even "Lots and Lots" for really large numbers.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief:
- Fighter (fighter, runner)
- Mage (Seer, Herbalist, Empath)
- Thief (Maverick, Storyteller, Scout)
- Genius Bruiser: Characters need to be smart in combat or they're dead.
- Humans Are Cthulhu: The standard ability scores (for rabbits) are 10; humans have scores of 20-40!
- Low Fantasy: It's a fantasy game, but there is no "real magic" and all rules of physics and the real word (ex: owls eat rabbits) apply.
- Magic Ampersand
- Mundane Made Awesome: While other games cover worlds of magic and wonder, sword-swinging barbarians and cyberpunk net-jackers, here it's the exotic world of country meadows. Far more exciting and brutal than it sounds - nature, red in tooth and claw and all that.
- Players are Geniuses: Never doubt the creativity of the players, especially when they're playing a bunny.
- The Roleplayer: This game has a heavy focus on storytelling, not combat.
- Total Party Kill: Happens with alarming regularity if you try to use "conventional" tabletop methods like Attack! Attack! Attack!.
- The Six Stats Expanded upon by adding Speed and Smell.
The following things are averted in Bunnies and Burrows
, mostly because they tend to invoke Total Party Kill
unless noted otherwise.