Questions tagged [sidekick]

For questions about sidekicks, less important characters which are played alongside player characters (either by the players or the GM).

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Are there rules for giving a sidekick spellcaster with a clerical flavour concept of prepared spells in D&D 5th edition?

Are there rules for giving a sidekick spellcaster with a clerical flavour a class and class abilities, like more known and prepared (list of which can be changed) spells, closer to those of a PC in D&...
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Do I get a bonus d6 to Magic Missile damage if my expert sidekick helps me?

The expert sidekick has the helpful ability (at level 7+): The expert can take the Help action as a bonus action, and the creature who receives the help gains a 1d6 bonus to the d20 roll. If that ...
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What are the differences between the Sidekicks from UA and the Sidekicks published in the Essentials Kit?

The Sidekicks material was published in the Unearthed Arcana column in December 2018, as playtest content. The Essentials Kit, released as a Target exclusive in June 2019 and everywhere in September ...
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Can the new Sidekicks system from UA be applied to creatures you create?

In Unearthed Arcana: Sidekicks, the prerequisites for a sidekick template to be applied to a creature are: Its challenge rating must be 1 or lower. The two of you must be friends. If you create a ...
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How can I have a sidekick/squire?

In Mutants & Masterminds, you can purchase a sidekick as a feat. I'm rolling up a knight, and I want a squire, using a similar game mechanic. Is there anything like this in D&D, other than ...