At some point during one of E.G.’s D&D v.3.5 campaigns, I got it in my head to create “trophy cards” for certain accomplishments.
There were a number of occurrences that seemed to warrant special notice. Dice outcomes, character actions, player decisions… So I got a pack of blank business cards, loaded the template in MS Word, and took a wander through the many options provided by Wingdings and Webdings.
Over time I put together a fair stack of different cards, and when one of these cards’ conditions were met, I’d throw that card over to the player who’d earned it. Eventually it got to be a regular thing, with players rolling dice, seeing the outcome and declaring, “That’s a card !!!” It had no bearing on what went on in-game. It was just fun to get one, even if the reason why wasn’t so helpful to a character.
The first in this series of posts is this favorite :
How did someone earn one ? The name explains itself. You rolled a natural 20 on an attack roll, then to confirm the crit you rolled another natural 20 … the statistical odds of that being 1:400.
How frequently were they awarded ? As you can imagine, not too often.
Who earned this card most often ? No one player stood out as a Hall Of Famer in this regard. I think over time, pretty much every one of E.G.’s players managed to score one of these.