The World of Pugmire
“Be a good dog. Protect your home. Be loyal to those who are true. These are the words of the Code of Man.”
— Sister Picassa Collie, Shepherd of the Church of Man
Dogs have inherited the world, building the kingdom of Pugmire untold centuries after the Ages of Man are over. These dogs have been uplifted to use tools and language, and they seek to rediscover the ruins of the Old Ones. Some have learned to use the leftover technology of humanity, but they believe it to be magic handed to them by their lost gods. Others seek to create an ideal civilization, using a Code of Man compiled from ancient, fragmentary lore left behind by humanity.
Pugmire is a world that juxtaposes the tropes of high fantasy with our relationship with domestic dogs. The main characters are pioneers that explore lost ruins in search of relics, knowledge, and danger. Enemies can either be monstrous or simply other misunderstood people, such as the cats of the Monarchies of Mau. Civilized dogs have a moral code that classifies some people as “good” and others as “bad,” although not “evil” — that’s reserved for insane monsters that only seek destruction and chaos. The world is dangerous and mysterious, but good dogs will persevere.
There are several ways you can experience the world of Pugmire!
Tabletop Role-Playing Game
The Pugmire tabletop role-playing game rules provide streamlined play and easy creation of heroic dogs, with an emphasis on cooperation and action over competition and violence. Plus, this core book contaings lots of useful information about the Pugmire world. Buy with the button, order from Studio2 or IPR, or ask your local hobby store!
Pugmire was born as a short story, "Winter of Man," which was published in Sojourn, Volume 2.
Since then, Pugmire has moved to a variety of other media, but it hasn't lost its fiction roots. Pugsteady is in the process of working on a fiction anthology, edited by the amazing James Lowder (Wikipedia).
Interactive Audio Drama
In partnership with Earplay, Pugmire: Friends and Enemies will be a full cast interactive audio story that you can play with your voice. Voice recognition means that you can tell your device what happens next!
Available on Amazon Alexa-enabled devices in late 2017.
If you want to enhance your Pugmire RPG experience, or just want awesome pictures of dogs on your body or on your walls, there's a lot of Pugmire merchandise available!