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Milestones

As is standard for Cortex Plus Heroic, each player character should have two (2) Milestone Sets that define specific Goals a character may pursue or accomplish during the course of play to gain some Reward. However rather than the 1XP, 3XP, 10XP model of Cortex Plus Heroic, this hack uses a templated reward model. To make a Milestone Set, three Goals are chosen from the options described in the Milestone Set Template below, and for each Goal the desired Reward(s) are selected.

Note that a given Milestone Set might take three "easy" Goals, or three "very difficult" Goals, or any combination desired. Additionally after completing a "very difficult" Goal a player can choose to take the same Milestone Set again if they want to complete it again.

[MILESTONE NAME]

[OPTIONAL DESCRIPTION]

Goal
Reward
[select three (3) goals from among the following options]

The first time in a session when you [DO SOMETHING RELATIVELY EASY]

[select one (1) of the following when defining the Milestone Set]
  • +1 Plot Point
  • gain an Exploit invocation for one your Vocations
  • clear a Stress Track
  • step down a Trauma

The first time in a session when you [DO SOMETHING RELATIVELY HARD]

[select one (1) of the following when defining the Milestone Set]
  • Gain one (1) Advance
  • [select two (2) of the following when defining the Milestone Set]
    • +1 Plot Point
    • gain an Exploit invocation for one your Vocations
    • clear a Stress Track
    • step down a Trauma
    • remove the highest die from the doom pool
    • gain a d6 Asset

The first time ever when you [DO SOMETHING VERY DIFFICULT]

[select one (1) of the following when defining the Milestone Set]

  • Gain one (1) Advance
  • Gain a d8 Asset
  • [select two (2) of the following when defining the Milestone Set]
    • +1 Plot Point
    • gain an Exploit invocation for one your Vocations
    • clear a Stress Track
    • step down a Trauma
    • remove the highest die from the doom pool
    • gain a d6 Asset

Gain one (1) Advance.

Retire this Milestone Set and choose another one.

Example Milestone Sets

The following are a couple of example Milestone Sets made using the the Milestone Set Template.

Milestones

Meatshield

Tougher than your allies, you deliberately put yourself into harms way to protect them. Despite this, you are still sometimes the last one to fall.

Goal
Reward

The first time in a session when you follow an ally into a conflict that you counseled against.

clear a Stress Track

The first time in a session when you are in a physical conflict with 2+ allies and you are the only one of your group who is not stressed out.

gain one (1) Advance

The first time in a session when you take a hit meant for an ally that results in you taking Physical trauma.

+1 Plot Point, step down a Trauma

Vengeance Seeker

You seek vengeance against a specific individual. You will not rest until you have tracked down your nemesis and taken your vengeance upon them.

Goal
Reward

The first time in a session when you discover a new clue or detail that will help you in your quest for vengeance.

+1 Plot Point

The first time in a session when you stress out a minion or ally of your nemesis.

clear both Stress Tracks

When you finally get vengeance upon your chosen enemy.

gain two (2) Advances, then retire this Milestone Set and choose another one