What is a Golden Benny?

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What is a Golden Benny?

Post by RFT » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:43 pm

Golden Bennies are something I learned about from Sean Patrick Fannon and latter when reading Shaintar. While not exactly the same as a Shaintar Golden Benny, I will have them in this game. Here is how they work.

A Golden Benny May
  • The golden Benny belongs to the player, not the character. So if you are in more than one of my games it goes with you.
  • Do anything a Benny can do with an additional +2 to the roll.
  • Allow you to reroll a Critical Failure.
  • Allow you to add +4 to any roll.
  • Allow you to soak all of the damage from a single attack.
  • Be Exchanged for a random adventure card
  • Be Exchanged for 2 regular bennies.
  • Allow some other narrative awesomeness you can talk the GM into.
  • Allow you to reroll a Critical Failure.
Wow Rob, that sounds so awesome. How can I get one?
You get a Golden Benny on Christmas, on your birthday, on your wedding day, loss of a loved one, or other unique days worth noting such as your mother in laws funeral.

The First Catch: Well there is always a Catch, and with the Golden Benny the catch is you can only ever have 1. Special Exceptions may be made if events fall withing a month of each other. For example if you are lucky enough to get married on Dec 23rd, have you mother in law die the day before christmass and your birthday is on Boxing Day I will not be a jerk, and will likely let you have two for up to 1 month.

The Second Catch: Turns out try as i might I have never been able to develop Psionic powers in real life. So i will not know any of these things that qualify you for a golden benny unless you tell me. So tell your GM if you qualify.
Shaping Worlds Together
The 99's Game Master Bennies 0
  • +8 Players
    +2 Sidekicks
    -5 Stupid Slumber
    -4 To Soak one Neeto attack
    -2 EE and Unshake
  • Zarbun
    Ba'al Zarbun 0 (-1 Wound)
    Cookie 0
    Zwer 0 (-3 wounds, used Blaze of Glory)
    Headmaster 0

Shaintar Game Master Bennies 6
  • +8 Players
    -2 Bennies to save Yellow Jack

Nightbane Game Master Bennies 4
  • +5 Players
    -1 Sweeping can be very hard
  • The Jail
    Danielson 0 (spent to set the stage)
    Grimm 3 elan, Against the Odds, The Winning Side
    Harvest 0
    Marry 2 Against the Odds
    Michael 2 Against the Odds
Phase World - The Remorseless 8
  • +8 Players
    +2 Sidekicks
    -1 extra effort for that thing.
    -1 Aalor soak of 9 on 33 damage
Abreaz (The Target) 2 elan, Assassin, Can spend a Benny on a Joker for the Drop, Quick, Imp Level Headed, highly tactical, will attack the weakest target until defeated
  • -0 None spent
  • The Pursuit
    Nemesis (Captain - Temporal Wizard) 2
    Royce (Second Officer - Charmer) 4 elan
    Grudge (Security - Brute) 1
    Hiesh (Tactical - Illusionist) 2
    Iasah (Ally - Godling) 4 elan
    Slip (Partial Cyborg - Pilot) 2
  • Naruni
    Castruccio (Uteni - Contract Holder) 3 elan
    Opserv (Security - Repobot) 2
    Ultor (Security - Repobot) 2
    Indohc (Security - TW) 2
  • Dream Makers
    Aalor 0
"Possible and practical are two comrades who rarely see eye to eye."
Rob Towell

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