The Table Buddy is a standardized implementation of a non-player character companion to accompany parties of three players during Legends of the Shining Jewel organized play events. Adventures in the series were optimized for four or more adventurers; often only three players were available. In that situation, a Table Buddy accompanies the party.
There are four standard Table Buddy builds - a Cleric, a Ranger, a Rogue, and a Sorcerer. These classes are intended to "fill the gap" of the "standard four" classes typically used in adventures. Each of the standard Table Buddy characters was built at levels 1, 3, and 6. They all are presented as a standard two-page build on Legends of the Shining Jewel Character Sheet. Additionally, a two-page "instruction" document was included with the document suite.
The documents are distributed singly or in various groupings.