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Okay, so I'm playing a little fast and loose with the rules there, sure. In one place I say "Alec will follow your lead," and yet in another I go "Alec will do what you ask." Make up your mind!

On the flip side, magic is something to be conserved, unlike basic attacks. It only stands to reason you'd have to give Alec a command to cast magic for him to do it.

Even if I played a little fast and loose with the syntax of the "request".
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.