A New York Nightmare
Earning Hero Points
EARNING HERO POINTS
In comics, heroes often confront the villain(s) and deal with various complications. Perhaps the villain defeats or outwits them in the first couple scenes. Maybe one or more of the heroes have to overcome a personal problem. The villain may have a secret the heroes need to discover, and so forth. By the end of the story, the heroes have overcome these challenges and they’re ready to take on the villain.
DC Adventures reflects this kind of story structure through the awarding of hero points. The heroes gain additional hero points as an adventure progresses. When the going gets tough, the heroes get tougher, because they get hero points to help them overcome future challenges.
Heroes get hero points from complications, acts of heroism, and roleplaying. See Complications in the next chapter, Secret Origins, for details.