Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:59 pm Post subject: Re: Animal Companions
I'm about to start a Evernight campaign, and I'm thinking of purchasing a Kep Hound.
So the first question is, Do Leadership Edges effect allied creatures with animal intelligence? (the book says "Troops" & "Extras" ... would a dog be a "Troop"?)
Next question, do Animal Companions Level Up like normal allies (1 in 3 chance
per session they see combat)?
Who picks their edges/advancements (the PC or the GM)?
Normal animals aren't going to level-up or benefit from Leadership Edges.
They can benefit from Beast Bond, and if the animal companion results from the Beast Master Edge, it can level-up like an Ally (the Edge allows for that).
Generally, the PC could then choose what the level-up benefit is, but the GM could exercise veto power if it doesn't make sense.
And a bonus question (which has always troubled me), why would you ever take "Block" when you're Fighting skill is below d12 (why not improve Fighting for the better fighting ability AND +1 Parry)?
Typically, there wouldn't be any reason. But keep in mind that the core rulebook has to be the foundation for any settings that come out. So Block having a lower Fighting requirement could be important in a setting where Block is a requirement to get another Edge, and they character may not want to wait until Fighting is a d12 to take one to get the other.
Hope that helps. _________________ Clint Black
Savage Worlds Core Rules Brand Manager
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