A friend and I were playing Talisman with the Reaper Expansion and during the game the Reaper landed on his square. My friend rolled a 1, which meant he was dead. He wanted to play his fate token and on balance we were agreed that it was fair that he could do this. (not sure if this should be allowed) However he re-rolled and this time he was to lose a follower which was to be chosen at random. He had 5 followers and so we laid out these followers in a row and agreed that I would roll a die and unless it was a 6 (which would be roll again) this would determine which follower was to be taken by the Reaper. I rolled a 4 which, as it turned out, was his warhorse and his most powerful follower. Losing him would almost certainly have cost him the game. He then insisted that he be allowed to play another fate token to re-roll this selection. I was not willing to allow this for 2 reasons: 1) There was no instruction to roll the die and we only agreed to do this as a means of selecting one of the followers at random - we could equally have shuffled the cards and selected one at random. To my mind you can only use fate when you have been directly instructed to roll the die and this did not happen. 2) The fate token can only be used to re-roll your own roll. In this case I rolled to select the Reapers choice. My friend argued that it should have been up to him to roll for the Reaper - I'm not sure if he had any logic for this one.
In the end we met an impasse on this and the game had to be abandoned. What are the views of the forum?