Ah okay, I never played the pnp game. I'm glad we got the powers then because they look really coolYou're thinking of BL the CRPG. I'm talking about Protean from the PnP. They didn't implement turn to bat or Mist Form in BL1 because too problematic. Was hoping for better this game...and sort of got it? Just as thin blood.
Animalism lets you summon animals and talk to them, yeah.