Hey, those of you who have used or just read through the Followers rules… *how would you handle a treacherous follower?*
I’m thinking about an NPC who the GM knows is trying to join up with the PCs with the intent of eventually betraying them.
If the GM doesn’t give you their follower stats or let you use the follower moves for/on them, you’ve got all sorts of metagame warnings that this NPC can’t be trusted.
If the GM does give you their follower stats and lets you use the follower moves, isn’t the GM effectively lying to you? What, then, does their Loyalty stat represent if the GM knows they intend to betray you?
I’m inclined to treat them like any other Follower, but:
1) Drop soft moves that bring their motives into question
2) Reveal their true motives/betrayal as a hard GM move, either when the fiction leads to it or a 6- to Command Followers.
Does that seem fair? Any better ideas?