[RPG] How to have a sidekick/squire


In Mutants & Masterminds, you can purchase a sidekick as a feat.

I'm rolling up a knight, and I want a squire, using a similar game mechanic.

Is there anything like this in D&D, other than the Leadership feat? I don't want a small gang of cohorts, but only one follower.

Or would this just be a 'the GM rolls them up as an NPC and you wing it' kind of thing?

Best Answer

Actually, the Leadership feat would work well for this. Leadership grants a cohort (a single high level follower) and followers (several low level ones). You could take the cohort and simply never claim the low-level followers.