Cards (14 of 25) – “Medal of Heroism″

It’s important to recognize the good things we do.

How did someone earn one ?  The normal circumstances for this card to be awarded would be when a character had been dropped to negative Hit Points, was “bleeding out” one point of damage each round, and was at -8 or -9 Hit Points and on the verge of dying.  This card recognized the effort of another character to identify the danger, rush to his fallen comrade, and administer a healing potion, spell, or scroll that would stabilize and/or revive the dying ally.

Was there another way ?  Depended on how likely another character was about to die.  If a character pulled another back from the brink of danger, cast a spell that stopped a character from falling to their death or taking fatal damage, or diverted an enemy’s attack that would have killed a friend…then that could qualify.

How frequently were they awarded ?  Meeting specific criteria, especially the “-9 Hit Points and about to die next round”, were not common events.  Perhaps 2 or 3 of these cards were ever awarded.


The “Cards” series of posts recalls the special “trophy” business-cards awarded to players during E.G.’s original D&D v.3.5 game several years ago.  This is a weekly post.



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One Response to Cards (14 of 25) – “Medal of Heroism″

  1. A.T. says:

    Of course I have one of these.

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