So I've been thinking about Companions lately, particularly as I made up Lucas's wife, Cecilia. It occurred to me that when I first joined this game, I didn't know exactly what to expect, and I picked a companion almost at random. Bashir is an interesting character, but very quiet and reactive - not at all likely to butt into a story or really have much in the way of adventure. Oh sure, he might go somewhere. But not in an adventurous way. He's just not the adventurous sort.
What's more, he's a doctor in a world where anyone who's important is getting magical healing (or at least magical healing help). That makes him, if not superfluous, a lot less interesting. True, he can brew some formulae. But those are mostly for other people to use.
All this is by way of preface of saying that I'd like to swap out companion characters. Bashir just really isn't doing it for me anymore. One idea I had, which I floated with Marko, was to play Cecilia as a companion. But I wasn't sure if that was a bit too much. After all, we have (had?) a Redcap as a PC. I wasn't sure if playing a Redcap as a companion was okay or not. (Then again, our PC Redcap is going on extended holiday ...) Marko said that I should bring it up with the troupe, so I am.
I should add that my feelings about Bashir are the same regardless of the decision with respect to Cecilia. I'd like to change companion character (assuming that's acceptable) whether it's Cecilia that I get to play or someone else. In the end, I'd like to get someone with the potential for a bit more adventure.
So what do people think?