2.15 Pyrrhic Victories

In a Pyrrhic victory, you boost your chance of success in a contest by accepting negative consequence at its end, even if you succeed in overcoming the story obstacle. You gain a bump in the ability you are using to prosecute the contest, but at the contest’s end, you suffer a state of adversity, as per the Pyrrhic Victory Table.

As with any proposed action, you must convincingly describe the potentially suicidal risks you are taking to achieve their objective. You must also show how these risks can bring you the victory they seek.


Outcome State of Adversity
Any Defeat Dead
Marginal Victory Dead
Minor Victory Dying
Major Victory Injured
Complete Victory Impaired


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