It’s not even a prime number.
How did someone earn one ? There was only one “someone” who was ever going to score one of these : A.T. In fact it was after he had tallied up spell damage equaling 86 points twice, that this card was invented.
How frequently were they awarded ? I believe one or two of these were awarded after-the-fact, and then probably two more were awarded to A.T. over the course of the rest of E.G.’s game.
Why 86 ? Like the card says…we have no idea. I am hopeful A.T. himself will post a Reply to this blog entry and fill in the details as to what spell(s) it was and how many dice were rolled for the damage. His Cleric, Anathiir, had one or two spells that dealt a frankly irresponsible amount of damage to foes; and by the whims of the dice-gods, that damage added up to “86” an eerie number of times.
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 the final post.