collapse

Author Topic: Experience Points (XP)  (Read 1014 times)

Laurna and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Bynw

  • Zipper Brother
  • Administrator
  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 256
  • Karma: 12
  • Gender: Male
    • OtherWorlders IRC Network
  • Favorite Book: Two Crowns for America
  • Favorite Character: Camber of Culdi
  • Twitter: anlarye
Experience Points (XP)
« on: July 06, 2018, 02:22:03 pm »
In the original version of Tiny Dungeon, which is the ruleset we use in this game, it didn't have any way to gain experience or advance your characters beyond the initial Traits.

So I incorporated some advancement rules that another homebrewed Tiny Dungeon campaign used. That was the fail 6 times and succeed 6 times before you get a new Trait.

I also incorporated Hero Points, which are used in a lot of RPGs under various names, to help fight back against the "Torenthi dice rolls."

However there is a revised edition of Tiny Dungeons out now. And it does have official advancement rules. Using the age old (in RPGs) rules of Experience Points. I am going to have us adapt to the official system which wasn't that far off from what we were using with the Hero Points actually. And I'm going to incorporate some of our Hero Point rules into the Experience Point system.

So that means. Hero Points are no more. No one has any, no one gets any. They simply no longer exist. However everyone does have Experience Points now instead. And everyone will be getting more Experience Points in the future too.

The cost for things in Experience Points is a little higher than what we had in Hero Points but everyone will have more Experience Points anyway.

Here is the new break down:

HOUSE RULES
2 Experience Points = Add 1 die to Initiative Tests. If the character already has Advantage, they do gain a 4th die but only the top 3 dice are used to determine Initiative.

3 Experience Points = This lowers the Test success threshold by 1 point. Thus instead of succeeding on a 5 or 6, you can succeed on a 4, 5, or 6. as an example. You may spend up to 6 Experience Points thus dropping the Test success threshold by 2 points. *NOTE* the success number cannot be lower than 3. If by spending Experience Points in this manner would lower the threshold to less than 3, then excess becomes extra dice. Example. If your Test would normally succeed on a 4 or higher and you spend 6 Experience Points it would drop it only to 3 and you would get 1 extra die to roll.

3 Experience Points = Once per combat, you can declare that the wound suffered was superficial and remove 1 hit point of damage.

4 Experience Points = Make a small change to their location (finding an unlocked window, finding something to help the current situation that would be reasonably available.)

OFFICIAL RULES
6 Experience Points = Increase your Hit Points by +1 or Movement by +5 feet

8 Experience Points = A new Proficient or Mastered Weapon

10 Experience Points = A new Trait, GM's permission on some Traits is required

EARNING MORE EXPERIENCE POINTS
In a face to face game, I would hand out Experience Points at the end of every session. Since we have a play-by-post game, it is difficult to know when a session would begin and end. So I am open to suggestions on this part. I am still thinking of the best way to do award Experience Points in this type of gaming.

If we make a session being Monday to Sunday. That could work out too and just use the regular rules for awarding XP by the session. Most game sessions are once a week or so unless you are diehard and game every day. Not that I would know anyone like that ...

So the official rules are:

Experience Points
At the end of every session, the GM will award experience.
For the GM: Players should receive 1-3 experience per session, awarded to “the group as a whole,” meaning everyone in the group gets the same amount of experience for their individual character.
Experience is generally awarded as follows:
• 1 for the group as a whole for good roleplay.
• 1 for the group as a whole for defeating enemies (not per enemy, just if they defeated any enemies).
• 1 for the group as a whole for advancing the plot and their goals.
• 1 for the group as a whole if players contributed to the out of game enjoyment of the session (snacks, music, carpooling, hosting at their home).

Naturally we can't use the last one since we are all playing from different locations and some of them are a bit far apart from each other. But we could add:
• 1 for the group as a whole for surviving.
• 1 for individual players as the GM feels like giving out on his whim.
• 1 for one individual player from a random (chosen by the GM) player as they see fit to give but they can't give it to themselves.


Offline Bynw

  • Zipper Brother
  • Administrator
  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 256
  • Karma: 12
  • Gender: Male
    • OtherWorlders IRC Network
  • Favorite Book: Two Crowns for America
  • Favorite Character: Camber of Culdi
  • Twitter: anlarye
Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 10:48:16 am »

We are going to go ahead and consider our game session to be weekly. So on Sunday's I will give out the earned XP for the group. It will be announced in chat and posted to the forum as well. Either in this thread or a new one that will be created for it.

The amount will vary from week to week. It will never be less than 1 XP unless there are no posts at all for an entire week. I will give out the XP that the entire group gets. Everyone will get the same amount, it's not split or anything.

If I give out any additional XP it maybe awarded to the group has a whole or it maybe awarded to an inividual player.

There is also going to be a peer XP award. It will work like this:
During the Sunday chat, I will roll 2d6 and consult a table that I've thrown together. All 4 players are on this table 8 times. with 4 "special" results.

The special results are as follows:
No bonus peer XP award, that is if the dice come up as 1,1.
No bounus peer XP award, but everyone gets DOUBLE the group award, that is if the dice come up as 6,6.
There are 2 spots on the table that will allow everyone to give a peer award, otherwise it will just be one random player.

The random player gets to give 1 XP to any other player of their choice if they are selected in the roll. Or the random player can decided to not give it away, but they can't keep it themselves. It will be lost. The random player can give the XP award to anyone they want for any reason they want or no reason at all. It can be random too.

I've attached my random table :)

Offline revanne

  • Community Supporter
  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 528
  • Karma: 15
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Book: King Javan's Year
  • Favorite Character: Father Joram MacRorie
Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 02:20:02 pm »
Will it be possible for members to give experience points to another member of the team? I'm thinking of situations where a team member might draw energy or expertise from another team member. As an example Aliset goes into a trance to try and contact Washburn; having entered into rapport with Darcy and Columcil she draw energy from them enabling to reach further and deeper and prolong the contact. Is it possible for all team members involved to use up an XP to make this contact more likely, obviously by prior consent, or can XPs only be used on a team member's turn?
Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered;
    let those who hate him flee before him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
    as wax melts before the fire,
    let the wicked perish before God.
(Psalm 68 vv1-2)

Offline Bynw

  • Zipper Brother
  • Administrator
  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 256
  • Karma: 12
  • Gender: Male
    • OtherWorlders IRC Network
  • Favorite Book: Two Crowns for America
  • Favorite Character: Camber of Culdi
  • Twitter: anlarye
Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 02:39:34 pm »
that's a good question. let me look it over for a bit.

Online Laurna

  • Community Supporter
  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 660
  • Karma: 15
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Character: Alaric Morgan & Rhys Thuryn-May they be Family.
Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 03:09:37 pm »
Like if it takes three XP to lower the test by one point and three player characters join in Rapport to make that test, then One point from each player character.
I like that.

Offline Bynw

  • Zipper Brother
  • Administrator
  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 256
  • Karma: 12
  • Gender: Male
    • OtherWorlders IRC Network
  • Favorite Book: Two Crowns for America
  • Favorite Character: Camber of Culdi
  • Twitter: anlarye
Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 07:05:11 pm »
OK, it is just part of that Deryni ability of energy augmentation. But here are some rules to follow when doing this kind of action.

This is for Player Characters only. This makes it not possible to say "Hey, I have my squire so I'm going to use some of his XP to do my thing." If there is energy being used between a PC and NPC, all of the energy has to come from the PC.

Make sure you have permission before using another Player's XP, it wouldn't be fair to wake up in the morning and find your XP has dropped sharply while you slept from another persons actions.

You can't take another PC's XP to 0. If all they have is 1 XP, then you cant borrow any from them.


Online Laurna

  • Community Supporter
  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 660
  • Karma: 15
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Character: Alaric Morgan & Rhys Thuryn-May they be Family.
Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2018, 10:09:44 pm »
Just remember that the normal sharing of energy during Rapport, is Not the same thing as using and sharing XP's. We are not counting energy used.nWe do not have a fatigue counter or a mana counter.  XP's are for increasing your odds with the dice to succeed when you really really need to succeed.

Offline revanne

  • Community Supporter
  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 528
  • Karma: 15
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Book: King Javan's Year
  • Favorite Character: Father Joram MacRorie
Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 04:24:39 am »
That all makes sense Bynw.

Laurna, I was thinking of extraordinary workings such as when Duncan used Morgan's energy to search for Dhugal abd Kelson. Or as Kelson tried to do with Dhugal to contact Morgan in TBH, although that didn't quite work out.
My thought was there may be an occasion when two or more of the playing team want to work together to maximize their chance of succeeding. ( If it comes to a duel with Valerian for example!!). 
Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered;
    let those who hate him flee before him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
    as wax melts before the fire,
    let the wicked perish before God.
(Psalm 68 vv1-2)

Offline Bynw

  • Zipper Brother
  • Administrator
  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 256
  • Karma: 12
  • Gender: Male
    • OtherWorlders IRC Network
  • Favorite Book: Two Crowns for America
  • Favorite Character: Camber of Culdi
  • Twitter: anlarye
Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2018, 08:01:14 pm »
UPDATE AND CHANGES TO THE XP AWARDS WE ARE USING


Group XP Awards

1 XP if there are any posts for the game week (session)

1 XP for good role playing or storytelling for the game week (session)


Individual XP Awards

1 XP if there is a post by the player for their character (limited to 1 XP no matter the total number of posts)

1 XP for every critical failure roll made with at least 2 dice

1 XP for every critical success roll made with at least 2 dice


GM Bonus XP Awards

The GM may give out bonus XP awards for the Group and/or for Individuals as they see fit.


Peer XP Awards

At the end of every week (session) the players may award each other XP. Every player is allowed to give 1 XP to any player of their choice (but not themselves) or they can choose not to give any at all. It is permitted that multiple players may award the same player with this peer XP award.


New players do not participate in the receiving or awarding of any XP until they make their introductory post.

Offline Bynw

  • Zipper Brother
  • Administrator
  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 256
  • Karma: 12
  • Gender: Male
    • OtherWorlders IRC Network
  • Favorite Book: Two Crowns for America
  • Favorite Character: Camber of Culdi
  • Twitter: anlarye
Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2018, 05:01:29 pm »

For 10 XP ... a player can buy a "Just Fudge it" Card from the GM. This allows you to change the result of any single Test of your choice. It doesn't have to be the next Test or anything like. Kinda like the Monopoly "Get out of Jail Free" card.

You can only have 1 of these at a time per week.

Offline Jerusha

  • Community Supporter
  • Master Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 531
  • Karma: 21
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Book: High Deryni
  • Favorite Character: Alaric Morgan
Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2018, 06:22:34 pm »
Oh dear, Bynw.  What are you plotting that we need "Just Fudge It" cards for?

Darcy hones the edge of his sword.  Just because....
From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggity beasties and things that go bump in the night...good Lord deliver us!

 -- Old English Litany

Offline Bynw

  • Zipper Brother
  • Administrator
  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 256
  • Karma: 12
  • Gender: Male
    • OtherWorlders IRC Network
  • Favorite Book: Two Crowns for America
  • Favorite Character: Camber of Culdi
  • Twitter: anlarye
Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2018, 07:48:22 pm »
I'm just giving options to take away that XP and give you good stuff in exchange

Offline Jerusha

  • Community Supporter
  • Master Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 531
  • Karma: 21
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Book: High Deryni
  • Favorite Character: Alaric Morgan
Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2018, 08:09:55 pm »
Good stuff is good.  :)
From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggity beasties and things that go bump in the night...good Lord deliver us!

 -- Old English Litany

Online Laurna

  • Community Supporter
  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 660
  • Karma: 15
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Character: Alaric Morgan & Rhys Thuryn-May they be Family.
Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2018, 09:29:52 pm »
A "just fudge it card" would be good. Need to be judicious with Washburn's XP. He can go through them really fast. Burning up 18 XP in one fight/escape is not unknown to him. I will give it some serious consideration.

Offline revanne

  • Community Supporter
  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 528
  • Karma: 15
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Book: King Javan's Year
  • Favorite Character: Father Joram MacRorie
Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Reply #14 on: Today at 01:22:53 am »
Columcil prepares his vial of holy water in case all is not what it seems...
Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered;
    let those who hate him flee before him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
    as wax melts before the fire,
    let the wicked perish before God.
(Psalm 68 vv1-2)

 

* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

* Recent Posts

Re: Experience Points (XP) by revanne
[Today at 01:22:53 am]


Re: Experience Points (XP) by Laurna
[December 10, 2018, 09:29:52 pm]


Re: Experience Points (XP) by Jerusha
[December 10, 2018, 08:09:55 pm]


Re: Experience Points (XP) by Bynw
[December 10, 2018, 07:48:22 pm]


Re: Experience Points (XP) by Jerusha
[December 10, 2018, 06:22:34 pm]


Re: Experience Points (XP) by Bynw
[December 10, 2018, 05:01:29 pm]


Re: Happy Birthday, Evie! by Evie
[December 10, 2018, 01:14:02 pm]


Re: Bedbugs by Elkhound
[December 10, 2018, 01:00:26 pm]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by Bynw
[December 10, 2018, 12:15:18 pm]


Re: Happy Birthday, Evie! by judywward
[December 10, 2018, 09:17:58 am]

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 22
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 1
  • Dot Users Online:

* Top Poster

Evie Evie
2048 Posts
Elkhound
1078 Posts
DesertRose DesertRose
801 Posts
Alkari
696 Posts
Laurna Laurna
660 Posts

* Most Karma

Evie Evie
Karma: 30
DesertRose DesertRose
Karma: 23
Jerusha Jerusha
Karma: 21
revanne revanne
Karma: 15
Laurna Laurna
Karma: 15

* Online Time

Evie Evie
122d 2h 39m
DesertRose DesertRose
119d 17h 20m
TheDeryni TheDeryni
115d 21h 14m
AnnieUK AnnieUK
53d 22h 50m
Bynw Bynw
44d 7h 24m

* Forum Staff

Bynw admin Bynw
Administrator
DesertRose admin DesertRose
Administrator
Evie admin Evie
Administrator
Shiral gmod Shiral
Zipper Sister
Unicorn636 gmod Unicorn636
Requiem
Laurna gmod Laurna
Community Supporter
revanne gmod revanne
Community Supporter
DerynifanK gmod DerynifanK
Community Supporter
gmod Jax
Community Supporter
judywward gmod judywward
Community Supporter
KK gmod KK
Our Queen
gmod Alkari
Community Supporter
AnnieUK gmod AnnieUK
Community Supporter
Jerusha gmod Jerusha
Community Supporter

* Board Stats

  • stats Total Members: 646
  • stats Total Posts: 20873
  • stats Total Topics: 2130
  • stats Total Categories: 14
  • stats Total Boards: 136
  • stats Most Online: 181

* Calendar

December 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 [11] 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31

No calendar events were found.