Should the Saga allow Gifted Companions?
- Yes, with limitations or restrictions.
Over in the Hogsmeade thread, there's been a rather...spirited discussion about Gifted Companions in the saga.
One argument that was made is that Gifted Companions violate the spirit of the ban on Mythic Companions because, even though they technically have 10/10 V/F, by virtue of having the Gift and Arts in whatever their non-Hermetic magic is, that gives them de facto 5-10 or more extra Virtues. I'm not sure I'm understanding that argument, unless you're counting each Technique and Form or whatever as another Virtue, in which case Hermetic Magi would have 25 total Virtues.
Some confusion (and possibly lack of clarity on my part) on the matter seems to have led people to think that I had vetoed their character (which I don't remember off-hand).
All that being said, I'm putting it up on a poll and discussion on the pros/cons of allowing Gifted companions. Gruagach, Hedge Witches, et cetera.
I will keep the poll up until next Friday evening (30 October), unless I get a clear majority by then.