The Marshal's Section of Hell on Earth Reloaded wrote:Once the posse defeats a major evil, one of the heroes may make a Persuasion roll to tell the tale of the group’s victory over the forces of darkness. This roll is modified by the Fear Level, and if successful, the hero’s story reduces the local Fear Level by 1. Exactly how “local” this is depends on the hero’s audience. If he spreads the story to the population of a small town, he probably lowers the Fear Level within that town only.
It then talks about broadcasting a tale to ComSat and what happens if you botch your tale. And that's it. No gamemaster suggestions about doing anything special for the posse (after all, you can't give a Legend Chip anymore), no information about why the posse would bother with it, no information about how this is vital to saving humanity, nothing.
Fixing the first few problems explaining how important it is is the easy part, but there's still the problem that mechanically the posse gets diddly squat out of telling a tale. Even someone with the Tale Teller Edge just gets a plain ol' benny, which I figure a GM would probably give anyway for even bothering to tell the tale when it's taken such a back seat in Hell on Earth Reloaded.
So I'm wondering if it would be possible to use the DLR Tale Tellin' Rules. Basically, there would be three changes:
- The player must tell the tale to the gaming table
- Telling a tale results in the posse receiving a Legend Chip (as described in Deadlands Reloaded)
- Anyone with the Tale Teller Edge gets their own Legend Chip, rather than just a plain ol' benny
Since Hell on Earth Reloaded just uses plain ol' bennies, this makes a Legend Chip markedly more powerful, but otherwise I don't see an issue with it. The big problem is how to give the posse their hard earned Legend Chip, since there isn't a hat of Fate Chips. I'd like to suggest that at the start of each session, everyone rolls a d20 for each Benny they will receive. If they roll a 20, they get the Legend Chip instead.
What do you all think? Is this a good way to solve the problem of Tale Tellin' taking a back seat or is there a better solution?