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How do you manage NPC equipment ? Do you do it realistically or not ?
I mean - until now, I was giving equipment to my NPC like if it was a loan - when I was reforming the party, I would strip them from it to give it to a new NPC, or sell it. Now, I am trying (trying coz it is not that easy from a gaming point of view) to be more realistic - if I have Khalid and Jaheira with nice Ankheg plates and I decide that they need to quit my party, I won't take their equipment and leave them with it.
Same thing at the end of BG. After the separation with my companions, I just keep my own equipment and do not take what would be good to give to my new NPS (for example the hands of brawling that would fit to Schael - if Branwen or Ajantis had them he keeps them).
This makes the game a bit different but pretty interesting - for me all the equipment management is a very important part of the game and I try to do it "realistically".