BHR in other places

4 posts / 0 new
Last post
DrPete
Patreon SupporterAdventurer Conqueror King BackerPlayer's Companion BackerDomains At War ContributorLairs And Encounters Backer
Joined: 2011-07-13 13:22
BHR in other places
So, how about using the BHR as a damage roll for certain things... Maybe lack of food and water should cause you to lose BHR per day without water, and BHR per week without food (distributed 1/7 per day). Other places it doesn't make sense for a 10th level character to be able to shrug off the effect, too, maybe, like falling damage, maybe?
Alex
The Autarch
Joined: 2011-06-30 18:10

I think that's a great idea. Any time it's a situation where heroic fighting skill wouldn't make a difference, BHR could apply.

E.g. Damage equal to 1/2 BHR per 10' fallen; damage equal to 1/2 BHR per day without food and drink; deadly poison could be 2 x BHR; and so on.

 

koewn
koewn's picture
Patreon SupporterDomains At War BackerSinister Stone of Sakkara BackerLairs And Encounters Backer
Joined: 2012-07-17 20:11

Makes sense. Base ACKS had kinda already made the argument that HP is a pool of "resolve to fight"; perhaps, and not actual health, as stated with the Mortal Wounds table.

So anything that reduces that resolve - starvation/dehydration, "system shock" sorts of things, the wind knocked out of you by a fall, etc. LOTRO expressed its HP pool as "Morale Points", and drained them both by hits and effects - canonical example being in the presence of a Nazgul - and restored them via rest or inspiration, the game has a "Minstrel" class as its healer.

Not that I want to encourage bards.

 

Jard
Patreon SupporterDomains At War ContributorSinister Stone of Sakkara ContributorLairs And Encounters Contributor
Joined: 2012-07-11 23:23

Instead of assuming you're encouraging bards, assume you're encouraging the best thing (I know that sets the bar low for most but hear me out) to come out of 4th edition: The Warlord!