Yuan-Ti said:I would rule that ANY time the character dies he can use a FP to be Left for Dead. This does present certain problems, of course, depending on HOW the character died --
DM: You slip off the deck of the pirate sloop and into the water. Your heavy armor drags you inexorably to the bottom of the ocean where you become fodder for bottom-dwelling monsters of the deep.
Player: I burn a fate point to be Left for Dead.
DM: Er... uh... um... Okay, I guess you manage to get the armor off and your apparently lifeless body floats to the surface. Yeah, that's it.
Arkobla Conn said:But isn't that what being left for dead is all about???
USUALLY, the beast/bad guy/whatever does some gruesome thing to the 'corpse' and there is no hope of survival. But the expenditure of a fate point means.....
that the beast had to go to the bathroom at that moment....or
that the bad guys had more pressing matters...or
that a rainstorm kicked up and everyone ran for cover...or
SOMETHING that can be plausible to allow for the PC's body to be ignored.
(heck, it can even be ignored our of disrespect)
It's easy to come up with why's the body would be a corpse...the challenge is to support your player and come up with a plausible reason why the body isn't a corpse....