Posting this move, not because I think anyone but my group can actually USE it (though I would love any feedback you have), but because I thought it was pretty clever. And, yes, I realize it’s over-powerful. But right now, this monkey also serves as our cleric’s deity, and is the target of our mage’s “will have a role in a great occurrence” bond.
Our Ranger has a pet monkey named “Chopper” (named, of course, for the dog in Stand By Me).
Of course, one possible advanced move I came with was:
Chopper, Sic Balls!
When you’re fighting an enemy that a monkey could reasonable harm/hassle: Roll + CHA + 2 (Chopper’s Cunning)
On a 10+, describe what Chopper is doing and take all 3:
– Chopper does d4 + 2 (ferocity) damage to the enemy (if he could reasonably damage it with teeth and claw)
– Chopper ‘hassles’ the enemy until you have him do something else (or the fiction demands it), granting everyone +1 to all actions against the enemy
– Chopper doesn’t get hurt
On a 7-9, describe the action, and take 1 of the above
Of course, on a 6-, things go bad. Chopper is stubborn, after all.
I also noted that “‘hurting” a pet is entirely in-fiction. Sure, there won’t be hit points, but a monkey that’s flung across the room will UNDOUBTEDLY be out of commission for a bit (possibly the rest of the encounter). And having a monkey square off against the Demon Lord of Wutang is just ASKING for a monkey tostada.