As we discussed last game, here is the formalized ruling for having 'back up' players characters. I’ve also update the Google Docs "House Rules" to include this one.
Entourage Rule: Each player may roll up one extra character, of whatever class they desire, to act as their ‘back-up’ PC. This second character will be a henchman/hireling of the primary character and follows all the rules for henchmen/hirelings (i.e. morale checks when necessary, half share of xp and treasure, etc). In the event the primary character meets an unfortunate and permanent demise, the ‘back-up’ PC gets promoted to be the new player character. The player may then promote one of their other hirelings/henchmen or roll another character to become their new ‘backup PC’.