5.0 Plot Points

Plot Points are the currency of the MHRPG system. Plot points allow you, the player, to change the rules, increase your chance of success, and make things more interesting.

Before a roll, you may spend a plot point to do the following:

  • Push (add) an extra d6 to the roll.
  • Add in an extra trait from a trait group (add in an extra power trait froma Power Set, add a second Distinction, add another Specialty die).
  • Create a power or Specialty Stunt.
  • Activate certain SFXs from a Power Set.

After a roll, you may spend a plot point to do the following:

  • Add an extra die from the roll to your TOTAL.
  • Keep an extra EFFECT die. This allows you to affect multiple opponents (one effect die per opponent) or affect a single opponent twice (to cause both physical stress and a complication, for instance).
  • Activate an opportunity rolled by the GM.
  • Activate certain SFXs from a Power Set.
  • Change Stress you've taken from one type to another (from Physical Stress to Mental Stress, for example).

You may also spend a plot point to create a Resource during non-action scenes.

There are three ways to earn plot points during a scene.

  • Use a Distinction at D4. Distinctions are normally used to put a D8 into your dice pool. However, if you believe a Distinction will have a negativeeffect on your roll, you may roll a D4 instead of a D8. If you choose the negative path, you get a plot point to represent the diminished die (and the increased chance of rolling an Opportunity!).
  • Activate a Limit on your Power Set. Power Sets all have Limits attached to them. These are conditions in which the powers can be shut down or become a liability. Some Limits give you a plot point when activated. If a Limit is activated, and if the Limit says activation gives a plot point, you can either choose to get a plot point or remove a die from the doom pool (more on the

doom pool later).

  • When you roll a 1, that's an Opportunity. If the GM chooses to activate this Opportunity, you get a plot point.
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