Animal Affinity, Animal Friendship

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Re: Animal Affinity, Animal Friendship

Post by DM Juan » Mon May 06, 2019 10:23 am

It gives you, if you have the spell, the functional effect of the druid/ranger animal companion from 2e... basically, yes.

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Re: Animal Affinity, Animal Friendship

Post by JB - Jana Boulderbrew » Mon May 06, 2019 10:28 am

Clay has both. I added the animal choice for affinity to the end of my T3 post. My understanding is the affinity gives you a +2 bonus against one type adventure based on the choice of animal. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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Re: Animal Affinity, Animal Friendship

Post by JB - Jontinius Bruin » Mon May 06, 2019 10:34 am

At major it also gives you a Warrior Virtual Lieutenant for random adventures

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Re: Animal Affinity, Animal Friendship

Post by DM Juan » Mon May 06, 2019 10:54 am

Correct on both. It gives +2 to a type at minor, and counts as a virtual LT at major (Warrior type of your level). This virtual LT does not drain the XP gained, but counts as a warrior and takes hits.

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Re: Animal Affinity, Animal Friendship

Post by DM Juan » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:20 am

To circle back to this:

The rule will be:

Random Events:
Animal Affinity ONLY counts (not Animal Friendship)

Main Adventures:
Each PC can bring 1 animal. NB: you cannot have more than 8 people/creatures in your party (excluding temporarily via summon monster, charm, dominate or control undead type spells). You cannot replace a killed Animal Affinity/friendship mid adventure.

I won't count familiars towards this total, unless the familiar is actually doing something. A pocket-frog familiar doesn't count. An Imp-with-a-wand familiar absolutely counts towards the limit, and towards each PC's 1 'animal' limit.

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Re: Animal Affinity, Animal Friendship

Post by WB - Water's Blessing » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:27 am

Out of curiosity's sake, do you scale the threat to the size of the party above the baseline that you expect, or is the only real drawback to hitting 8 people/creatures that you have more people to share the EXPs/treasures with?
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Re: Animal Affinity, Animal Friendship

Post by DM Juan » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:16 pm

The drawback to more people is less XP/GB/RP/Treasure per person... :)
It is basically the same adventure, regardless.

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