Originally Posted by Sozz
Never let continuity override telling a good story. Going off-book is as much a part of D&D than anything else, and considering how many house rules were part of BG 1 and 2, I'm willing to give this a chance.
Agreed. It's also rather heavily implied that all of our companions got nerfed by the Tadpoles in a banter between Wyll and Gale.

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