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Playing with Followers

It is a good sign that you are invested in a campaign when you care enough about an NPC to bring them along with you on an adventure. Followers come in all shapes and sizes, even more varied than people (since…you know…aliens). They often help out in tricky situations, taking less than a fair share of the XP and dying in a noble sacrifice so that the PC heroes can save the day.

Today we are going to talk about how to incorporate followers into your game without ruining the game. You don’t want NPCs to be stars over the PCs, and you certainly don’t want to spend two hours waiting for an NPC to take their turn in a conflict. Followers make a great support cast and a fun way to help players and GMs really care about the world.

So if you want to play a game and include some PC followers, here are a few things you should probably know…

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