Back forever ago when I ran RPG’s I would have a couple of NPC’s To take a bullet for the Players when need be.
When we play D&D, we always have some henchmen. We tend to play it pretty brutal, so it helps having extra bodies around.
For this game, there’s a few outs: Characters with Convictions can hang on to life by spending them (Having the will to stay alive) and you can promote a follower to a full player character (provided they pass a morale check when you kick the bucket).
Nordic Weasel Games
Not sure why but the black banners and the light picture also don’t work for me either. It feels like a clash of styles.
Contrast, I know but it seems too much. Almost like watching a widescreen film on TV in the ‘old days’ where you had the black strips top and bottom. Younger gamers probably don’t have this association!