The sidekick of the Barbarian, Minsc, who famously “goes for the eyes!”


Item text of Boo from the game Click to enlarge

Boo is described in the game text thusly:

Boo is a fuzzy little hamster. While Minsc believes Boo is a miniature giant space hamster, you are rather certain that the tiny rodent is just a normal hamster.

Looking for authoritative source settling Boo’s species: is he really a miniature giant space hamster, or is he just a normal hamster?

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    Yes, that's the joke; forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Boo
    – Valorum
    Oct 22, 2021 at 20:54
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    As far as I know, regular giant space hamsters are only found in the Spelljammer setting, not in the Forgotten Realms.
    – Cadence
    Oct 22, 2021 at 21:04
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    @Cadence: Isn't the Forgotten Realms part of Spelljammer?
    – jwodder
    Oct 22, 2021 at 22:21
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    @jwodder It's a different setting. Both are in D&D, so it's not impossible that Boo could be a space hamster, but unlikely.
    – Mithoron
    Oct 23, 2021 at 0:12
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    @mithoron, the idea is that the Spelljammer universe connects all the other universes.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Oct 23, 2021 at 1:09

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As far as I know, no proof was provided in the Baldur's Gate games. However, in the Forgotten Realms Magic: the Gathering tie-in set, "Adventures in the Forgotten Realms", the Minsc, Beloved Ranger card lets you summon Boo, and make him Giant.

Minsc, Beloved Ranger

When Minsc, Beloved Ranger enters the battlefield, create Boo, a legendary 1/1 red Hamster creature token with trample and haste.
X Variable Colorless: Until end of turn, target creature you control has base power and toughness X/X and becomes a Giant in addition to its other types. Activate only as a sorcery.

It does not, however, allow you to add a Space quality to him.

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    That's pretty cool idea they got there :)
    – Mithoron
    Oct 23, 2021 at 0:15

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