Adventure Card Usage.   Posted by The Stray.Group: 0
The Stray
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 The Marshal
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Tue 12 Oct 2010
at 17:53
Adventure Card Usage
Use this thread to keep track of your Adventure Cards.

Card List:


BJ! - Quick Funeral
“I guess it wasn’t my time.”
Play on any character that has died. That character returns to the game harrowed. However, the Manitou has control of that character for the first 24 hours after he has risen.

RJ! - Relic
“This is the sword that cleft the witchking from crotch to chin.”
Play after accomplishing an important task (such a character goal, a story point, or a dramatic event). An item associated with your victory gains magical powers, or such an object can be found after a search of the area. (See GM’s Guide.)


AS - Ace
“Never tell me the odds.”
Play instead of rolling to make a trait test with a single automatic raise. The Marshal gets to draw 2 random chips from the fate pot.

KS- High Noon
“Let’s settle this once and for all.”
Play when in group combat. Combat stops. Your character and the leader of the opposing group settle the fight with a one-on-one duel.

QS - Extra Effort
“Impressive! Most impressive.”
Play to add 1d6+2 to any trait roll. This roll may Ace.

JS - Epiphany
“Beginner’s luck.”
Something you never understood before suddenly “clicks.” You gain a d6 in any skill you previously did not have for the remainder of this game session. The Marshal gets a draw from the fate pot.

10S - Get a Clue
“Wait! I’ve got an idea!”
Play this card for a clue from the Game Master for some advice or a hint on how to resolve a current predicament or problem. The Marshal gets a draw from the fate pot.

9S - Revelation
“I read about this once…”
Your hero finds all the information available when doing research, or realizes critical information when confronting some obstacle such as a monster’s weakness, the answer to a riddle or cipher, etc. The Marshal gets a draw from the fate pot.

8S - Arcane Inspiration
“I have no idea how I managed that.”
A character with any sort of Arcane Background can either use one of his powers as a free action or use a power he doesn’t have. The Marshal gets a draw from the fate pot.

7S - Karma Thief
“The hell?”
Take a fate chip of any color from any other Wild Card (this may include other player characters).

6S - Renown
“You’re the one who defeated the dragon of Innsburg?”
Play after completing a good deed of some import. You gain a permanent +1 Charisma bonus toward those who have heard of you (typically a 50% chance). Charisma bonuses from multiple Renown cards do not stack.

5S - Seize the Day!
“Out of my way!”
The character acts as if he had drawn a Joker this combat round (may go at any time, +2 on Trait rolls and damage). The Marshal gets to draw 2 random chips from the fate pot.

4S - Last Stand
“Stand together now!”
Your hero and any adjacent allies gain +2 Parry and Toughness. Allies who move into contact after the card is played gain the bonus as well. The effect ends when a Joker is dealt. The Marshal gets to draw 2 random chips from the fate pot.

3S - Shakin’ in Thar Boots
“I won’t just shoot ya. I’ll kill ya good!”
Play in a combat situation. Your character does or says something so intensely horrific and intimidating that it brings the area to a standstill. All other characters, friend or foe, are Shaken.

2S - Out of the Frying Pan
“Quick! Down this garbage chute!”
Play to avoid death, capture, or some other bad situation for your hero or any ally. The situation leads to some new trouble, however, as determined by the GM.


AH - Here Comes The Cavalry
“I thought you guys would never get here.”
Help arrives on the scene from some source determined by the GM. The Marshal gets a draw from the fate pot.

KH - Contact
“Reggie. You old scoundrel. How you’ve been?”
Your hero sees an old friend or acquaintance who might help him in his current quest somehow. Of course, he may also ask for a favor in return. The Marshal gets a draw from the fate pot.

QH - Love Interest
“Come here often?”
Play on a nonplayer character to encourage a romantic interest for your hero. The target helps to the best of his/her abilities, but may frequently cause trouble as well.

JH - Enemy
“We meet again.”
Play at the beginning of the game session. A villain of the GM’s choice becomes your character’s sworn enemy and you may not soak wounds caused directly by him. Starting now, you draw 2 extra fate chips each game session until the enemy is “retired.” You may only have one sworn enemy at a time.

10H - Peace
“Wait. I know that guy…”
Your hero is able to improve the attitude of a group in an encounter, perhaps by recognizing someone in the crowd, showing respect, or offering a bribe. It doesn’t work on true enemies—only “neutrals” who happen to cross paths with your party.

9H - Spill the Beans
“You don’t wanna get her riled, amigo.”
The subject of your questioning tells you everything you want to know, whether by friendly persuasion, intimidation, or force. The Marshal gets a draw from the fate pot.

8H - Turncoat
“How much are they paying you?”
Your hero somehow convinces or bribes a minor foe to perform a small favor—such as helping the hero escape, revealing the location of the “boss,” etc. The Marshal gets a draw from the fate pot.

7H - Eulogy
“Arthur was a good man. Not so good with explosives, but a good man…”
Play after a PC dies and say a few words about his life to your comrades. Every PC present gets to draw 2 random fate chips. If at the end of an adventure, the extra draw occurs in the next game session.

“I call on the ancient rite of parley!”
Spend a fate chip. All characters cease fighting and listen to the hero speak for at least 30 seconds. Others may only take defensive actions during this time. This has no effect on beasts and other creatures that cannot understand the speaker.

5H - Villainous Verbosity
“Hah! You fools! Did you really think you could thwart such an ingenious plan?”
Play to make an opposing Wild Card lose his next action by gloating or talking about his master plan. The Marshal gets a draw from the fate pot.

4H- Folk Hero
“He robbed from the rich and gave to the poor...”
Play after you save a group of people from dire circumstances. The community adopts you and your party as local heroes, and you can always find aid there.

3H - Snake Oil
“Step right up for Dr. Bitz’s Miracle Elixir!”
Play at any time. A snake oil salesman arrives in the middle of the scene, complete with wagon and entourage, promoting his wares.

2H - Reinforcements
”They’re everywhere! Game Over, man!”
Play during combat. Reinforcements arrive for the bad guys. The exact number and type is up to the GM. Every player character may immediately draw 2 random fate chips, however.


AD - Mysterious Treasure!
“Ah…my precious…”
Spend a fate chip and play when your hero searches an area containing treasure or loot. He finds a minor Relic of some sort. Use the Relic Table, but discard Kings, Aces, or Jokers until a lower card is drawn.

KD - Sagebrush and Starlight
“Sometimes a nap in the saddle is all you need!”
Play when a character has at least a half hour of undisturbed downtime to restore a character as if she had a full night’s rest. This restores all power points and removes all fatigue. The Marshal gets a draw from the fate pot.

QD - Windfall
“Solid gold goodness!”
Spend a fate chip and play when your hero searches an area for treasure, loots a fallen foe, etc. He finds everything that can be found in that location. If rolling on a random table, the character gets the best possible result.

JD - Dressed To Kill
“Wow. You clean up nice, kid.”
Your hero dresses up, is “on” for the night, or otherwise far more attractive or charismatic than usual. Add +4 to your Charisma for the duration of the current “scene.”

10D - Hidden Stash
“You need an Allen wrench? In the middle of the desert? Yeah, I think I can do that.”
Spend a fate chip. Your hero scrounges up a generic type of item of your choosing, such as food and water, shelter, a box of ammo, enough money for a room, etc.

9D - Liquid Courage
“Just a quick sip and I’ll be OK.”
Play at any time to gain a +4 bonus to a single guts roll or to gain a +2 bonus to rolls to recover being Shaken for the current scene.

8D - The Pass!
“We can head him off at the pass.”
Play when you are in pursuit of a character or monster. The posse knows a shortcut that will put your characters ahead of whatever you were pursuing. The Marshal gets a draw from the fate pot.

7D - Inspiration
“We only have one shot at this. It’s all or nothing, gang.”
Friendly characters (including your hero) add +2 to all trait rolls for the rest of this round. The Marshal gets a draw from the fate pot.

6D - Rally
“To me!”
Spend a fate chip and play to cause all allies in sight and/or hearing to immediately lose their Shaken status.

5D - Spurred On
“Ride hard and we should make it by sundown.”
The posse’s travel distance is doubled for a day or one character gains double Pace for one encounter. If you are in a chase, this allows you to draw an extra card for the duration of the chase, and use the better of your draw.

4D - Tale Teller
“It was a dark and stormy night…”
Your hero must tell a story of his group’s deeds to an audience of some sort (roleplay this) and make a Persuasion roll. If successful, the listeners become friendly and helpful to the entire party.

3D - Mechanical Malfunction
A device malfunctions in some way: guns jam, bow strings break, etc. The device can be fixed by a Repair roll at -4 and 10 minutes work.

2D - Noble Sacrifice
“Gotta take one for the team...”
Play when an adjacent ally suffers damage. You suffer the damage instead.


AC - Lucky Break
“Thank God I had that silver flask in my shirt pocket!”
Play this card to completely negate the damage from one attack. The Marshal gets to draw 2 random chips from the fate pot.

KC - Not Today
“Missed me. Now it’s my turn.”
Play after any other character’s attack roll to cause it to automatically fail. This is a critical failure. The Marshal gets a draw from the fate pot.

QC - Bullseye!
“Even plate mail has eyeslits.”
Spend a fate chip and play after damage is rolled to double the total of a successful ranged attack.

JC - Deadly Blow
“Oooh! That’ll leave a mark!”
Spend a fate chip and play after damage is rolled to double the total of a successful melee attack.

10C - Second Wind
“I’m feeling much better now.”
Play on your hero to automatically remove all wounds sustained in this combat (but not crippling injuries). If Shaken, he is un-Shaken now as well. The Marshal gets to draw 2 random chips from the fate pot.

9C - Let’s Settle This
“You gonna skin that smokewagon or just stand there and bleed?”
Spend a fate chip and play at the beginning of a combat round with no Jokers. No character can soak wounds until a Joker is drawn.

8C - Riled Up
“That hurt. Now it’s my turn.”
Play after your hero sustains at least one wound. His attacks cause +2 damage for the remainder of the scene.

7C - Payback
“This is for my father!”
Play on an opposing Wild Card. Your attacks and damage against him are made at +2 for the duration of the scene. The Marshal gets to draw a random chip from the fate pot.

6C- Flesh Wound
“Get up, Hicks. You ain’t foolin’ anyone.”
Play to cause a wounded Extra to rise immediately, un-Shaken and unharmed. The Extra must have been wounded in the current “scene” (typically a combat or immediately thereafter).

5C- Feel It
“It’s like the gun took over and aimed itself”
Spend a fate chip. Make a called shot with a ranged weapon with no penalties.

4C - Hot Iron and Whiskey
“Here, bite on this.”
Play on a wounded character. That character has ONE wound healed, but gains a permanent scar. Roll on the Injury Table in the Savage Worlds core book for location. The character gains a –1 to charisma if the scar is visible.

3C - Better You Than Me
“Fritz! They shot Fritz!”
Play when your hero has been hit by an attack and there is an adjacent character. The other character suffers the attack instead. This may be played on friend or foe.

2C - Uh-Oh
“We’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
Play this card at the beginning of a combat. One foe you are facing (GM’s choice) has its Size and Strength increased two steps. Every player gets to draw 2 random fate chips.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:34, Wed 15 Aug 2012.