All-NPCs party feasible?

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  1. Isewein

    Isewein Member

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    @Oleg Ben Loleg : I have that option unchecked in the front end, yet I still see exact HP displayed in the game. Seems like a glitch then?

    PS: Is there any drawback to simply resummoning a Druid's Animal Companion instead of wasting a Raise Dead scroll on it?
     
  2. florian1

    florian1 Established Member

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    I'm pretty sure the Druid can summon a new animal companion without delay.
     
  3. Allyx

    Allyx Master Crafter Global Moderator Supporter

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    Yep, absolutely they can. Dismiss, re-summon this is why I feel no guilt killing my players animal companions mercilessly when I GM.
     
  4. Isewein

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    Huh, I never knew. I thought it worked like a Familiar, but checking the SRD right now you are right. That saves me a lot of trouble (although I do feel ever so slightly guilty...).
     
  5. Allyx

    Allyx Master Crafter Global Moderator Supporter

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    I think familiars are both far more fragile, and far harder to regain after a death because they could potentially be far more useful in tabletop games. They can scout at exceptionally long ranges with little risk to themselves and no risk to the owner and have a limited ability to communicate over these vast distances which improves as they level up.

    In ToEE, they are less useful however since the scouting aspect doesn't come into play, they also lack the ability to have personal and touch spells cast through them. Normal familiars also have other limitations however, tiny and smaller creatures have 0 foot reach, meaning they can attack, but must enter an enemies space to do so - provoking an attack of opportunity before even getting to attack, this is in addition to AoO's provoked from moving through a threatened space, but for delivering touch ranged buff spells and healing to allies from distance could be incredibly useful (if only it were possible it ToEE).
     
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  6. Endarire

    Endarire Ronald Rynnwrathi

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    ToEE animal companions are disposable. Familiars are a bit less disposable.
     
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