Very good point regarding hidden companions. If they are close to the characters entering combat they should all be included in the battle. The game allready has a mechanic for a suprise round, so if an enemy hasnt spotted a companion just include that character in the combat and allow them to take the extra action in the suprise round. If they are close but too far to attack anyone the first round then they will simply haveto spend the start of the encounter dashing towards the action. Its a good lesson in "dont split the party". wink