Episode 545 – henchmen

* (0:29) Fear the Con Online, coming up on June 19th – 20th. The promo video can be found here and the signup site can be found here.

* (7:41) Fear the Con 2021 has been locked in for June 25th – 26th, 2021.

* (9:39) A question about henchmen, courtesy of Jesse Sierke. Setting some boundaries on the discussion.

* (12:56) How many is too many, particularly if you’re not trying to run an empire-building or administrative game?

* (15:35) Making it the burden of the player that brought in all of the NPCs.

* (18:58) When players treat the NPCs as a valueless resource. Abstracting a group of NPCs into a single, collective unit.

* (28:42) Tracking social transactions.

* (37:17) Making the players explain why they need hirelings to begin with.

* (41:03) The role of the party should always eclipse the role of the henchmen.

Hosts: Brodeur, Dan, Laura, Wayne

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