Hero Points

Each session characters have 1 Hero Point they may spend for a benefit at any time. If this Hero Point is not spent it is lost. Additionally at the start of the campaign and each time they attain a new level characters gain 1 Hero Point, which they can retain indefinitely. A character may not have more than 5 Hero Points at any time (this includes the Hero Point they gain each session):

Hero Points might also be awarded for particularly heroic and risky deeds or the completion of important events or adventures.

1 Hero Point may be spent to:

  • Gain advantage on attack, ability check or save.
  • Impose disadvantage on an enemy save against one your spells or abilities.
  • Impose disadvantage on an enemy attack or ability check used against you.
  • Re-roll the damage of an attack, variable numeric effect of a spell or ability or other effect caused by you. You may choose which of the results to use.
  • Any other affect in-line with these uses, at the GMs discretion.

2 Hero Points may be spent to:

  • Automatically stabilize or prevent Instant Death.
  • Add your proficiency bonus to a roll it wouldn’t normally apply to (so long as the roll does not require being proficient to attempt).
  • Gain 1 free use of an ability that requires a short rest to regain.
  • Any other affect in-line with these uses, at the GMs discretion

3 Hero Points may be spent to:

  • Regain the uses of abilities as though you had taken a short rest. You don’t gain any other benefits of a short rest.
  • Get 1 free use of an ability that requires a long rest to regain.
  • Any other affect in-line with these uses, at the GMs discretion

5 Hero Points may be spent to:

  • Take an additional turn.
  • Regain the uses of abilities as though you had taken a long rest. You don’t gain any other benefits of a long rest.
  • Any other affect in-line with these uses, at the GMs discretion

Note: This gives the players bit more control over the dice and insures that while death remains a threat, it less likely to occur outside of dire circumstances.

Hero Points

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