Re: Followers

From: Roderick and Ellen Robertson <rjremr_at_...>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 14:53:33 -0700

> >As far as I can see, from examples in the book, they are an excellent
> >source of Action Points in combat whilst allowing you extra attacks
> >and to defend against multiple attacks with very little
> >consequences.
> You don't get ANY extra attacks when adding Follower AP - that's why
> there's a Follower mechanic, to simplify things & cut down on die
> rolls. And all it does against Multiple Opponents is eliminate the
> cumulative -3 per extra opponent, up to the number of followers you
> have. The potential consequences are the injury or death of the
> followers - one level of status worse than the hero at the end of the
> fight.

Well, they do eliminate Multiple Target penalties (up to # of followers), so they do kind of "allow you extra attacks" (HW 141, top of the page)


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