Hero Points and Journal Entries

Hero points are used sort of like “get out of jail free cards” to allow your character to have a mulligan, extra bonus, cling to the ledge of life vs dying, and do things that just were not possible otherwise. There are two ways to earn hero points, one objective and one subjective.

- Subjective method – Impress the GM. Do something clever, cool, amazing, hilarious, or in general worthy of nomination into the Gaming Coolness Hall of Fame.

Objective method – Make a journal entry in the Adventure Log section under this website. Posts need to clearly state somewhere in the title who is posting.

To qualify, the posts must be:

- first person from your character’s perspective (or from that of an animal companion or familiar if applicable).

- must clearly show the thoughts, feelings, worries, fears, musings, etc of your character. This should be more like a diary entry or first person narrative and less like a captains log. We all know what happened in the game and don’t need a recap with your name on it. It may be awkward for some at first, since none of us are published authors, but I think I speak for everyone in saying we will appreciate any decent attempt made to share.

- It can be as long or short as it needs to be, just don’t make it two sentences or three pages.

- I am looking for RPing content that may not come out well in gameplay, so keep that in mind while writing.

What not to do:

*Title – Slaughtered the necromancer!

Well, we killed the evil wizard and his minions today. I sure hope we don’t get killed going deeper into his awful dungeons. He had some awesome magic items, and I got a magic dagger. I can hardly wait until I get new spells.*

Okay above, we first have no idea which person is posting. For content, we cannot even tell what class the PC is before the last post, and we know nothing about him/her except they have normal human worries and appreciation for loot. This post will earn you a heckling at the gaming table and no hero point

Title – From the Logs of Shalelu – Battle at Thistletop

I cannot remember ever seeing goblins this organized. Usually they are clever and malicious but very distractible. We have yet to see their leader, but signs point to them being battle-savvy, much like my sword mentor Thelonius.

I am not sure I trust some of our party members, especially Cedrik. Sczarni are sketchy enough in general, and he seems to have more than his fair share of light fingers and a broken moral compass. Finstar on the other hand has led us wisely, and saved the lives of our healer and Cedrik with his heroic charge in the throne room.

We have rested twice now, exhausted and covered in gore and filth from fighting these ground grubbing goblins. What I wouldn’t give for a hot bath, the soft hands of Cammie, and a good bottle of Pitax red.

Okay this post gives us details, opinions, inner thoughts, fills out background minutiae with details like the name of a not before mentioned sword mentor, and shows us how what they think of resting in a dungeon full of goblins. Hero point earned.

Hero Points and Journal Entries

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