Injuries

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Lingering Injuries

Sometimes, a hero will sustain a significant injury. A club from a trollkin berzerker might crack a rib, or an unfortunate encounter with a swarm of bendelexes might leave an adventurer with severe internal bleeding.

Giving a hero a lingering injury can be a meaningful way to remind the heroes that they are not immortal, and that sometimes they are not up to the task of defeating every monster they encounter. Note, however, that lingering injuries can seriously inhibit a hero’s ability to function and should only be used sparingly. As a frame of reference, you might considering lingering injuries if:

  • A major villain or boss monster crits
  • A hero takes damage equal to or greater than 1⁄2 their maximum HP
  • The heroes confront a monster that they have been told is far too powerful for them to face
  • This table provides example lingering injuries, along with INT/Medicine checks that might speed up an injury’s recovery process.
Injury Effect Recovery Time Treatment Dc Treated Recovery Time
Broken Arm You cannot use Unwieldy or 2-handed Items. 6 weeks 14 4 weeks
Broken Back You are Paralyzed. 6 months 30 4 months
Broken Leg You are Slowed and your high and long jump distance are each reduced to 1ft. If you use more then 1 ap to move, make a DC 15 DEX check. If you fail, you fall Prone 3 months 18 2 months
Broken Rib At the start of each of your turns in combat, make a DC 12 END check. If you fail, you are Staggered this turn. 6 weeks 22 4 weeks
Difiguring Scare You have a +2 Intimidating and Menacing but -4 Gossipping and Persuading Never - Never
Gouged Eye You have a +2 Intimidating and Menacing but -4 Perceiving and -4 Initiative. Never - Never
Infection (Mild) You are Demoralized 2 weeks 9 1 week
Infection (Severe) You are Demoralized and Chilled. 2 months 12 1 month
Internal Bleeding At the start of each of your turns in combat, Make a DC17 END Check. If you fail, you are staggered this turn 1 Month 28 2 weeks
Punctured Lung At the start of each of your turns in comback, make a DC 17 End check. If you fail, you are Stunned this turn. 6 weeks 26 4 weeks
Severed Foot You are Slowed and your high and long jump distances are each reduced to 1 ft. If you use more then 1 ap to move, make a DC 15 DEX check. If you fail, you fall Prone.

If you train rigorously for 1 year, or get a prosthectic limb, you can overcome this penalty

Never - Never
Severed Hand You cannot use Unwieldy or 2-handed items.

If you train rigorously for 1 year, or get a prosthetic limb, you can overcome this Penalty

Never - Never
Tinnitus You have -4 Balancing and Perceiving. 9 months 25 6 months
Vertigo At the start of you turns in combat, make a DC 15 AWR check. If you Fail, you are Sickened this turn 6 weeks 30 4 weeks
Wounded Arm At the start of each of your turns in combat, make a DC 15 STR check. If you fail you cannot use unwieldy or 2-handed items this turn. 3 months 14 2 months
Wounded Leg At the start of each of your turns in combat, make a DC 15 STR check. If you fail, you are slowed this turn. 3 months 14 2 months