Jack over at Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque has a table for spicing up the "Find Familiar" spell. The table is damn good, but I thought it could be improved by the addition of a few more entries.
The chart below is a stand alone version of my entries:
|1||Hop Toad (a large toad with pale skin and occasional clumps of hair, croaks sound sickeningly human)||Hearing, improved sight|
|2||Tommy Rawhead (a pig’s head rudely placed on a human skeleton, speaks common in a low mumble, shouts obscenities)||Hearing, improved smell|
|3||Mandragora (an animated root in the shape of a babe, mouths inaudibly, grimaces as though in pain)||Night vision|
|4||Porcelain Double (1d6 1-3 miniature 4-6 life sized, appears identical to the magic user, cannot speak, expression appears blank to most onlookers but withering to the magic user)||Hearing, Night Vision|
|5||Horned Serpent (viper with tiny horns, horribly human eyes, blood red scales, hissing sounds like whispers tempting the magic user to commit horrible acts)||Night vision, improved smell|
|6||Gamecock (belligerent rooster, always appears covered in blood)||Improved sight|
|7||Living Scarecrow (made of straw with a painted or jack o’ lantern face, incredibly mischievous, delights in terrifying children)||Night vision|
|8||Black Goat (walks upright, plays panpipes, is incredibly haughty)||Improved smell, improved sight|
A combined version of the two tables (which uses a d20) can be found here.
Special thanks to Cole for providing the idea for the porcelain double.