HPs represent change, growth, luck and heroic actions (depending on where & when they are spent). They are that quick "oh god let me do this one thing" in the middle of a tense situation, or "I've spend hours in the gym and look at my toned physique".
> >Could a player, for example, spend a Hero Point against his own
> >chance of success?
> I'd certainly allow it. An early rules draft noted that you
> could just automatically accept a lower level of success if
> desired, but I believe that passage was cut for space reasons.
I would as well. After all, in this situation "losing" the fight is really "winning", and HPs are meant to help you win...
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