Alternate XP Award System

SableWyvern

Mongoose
Given the fun and controversy of my Streamlined Advancement thread, I thought I may as well post the other half of my houserules on XP.

I'm not a big fan of arbitrary award systems (ie, give the players whatever you feel is a good amount/fits your desire for advancement rate). Even if I choose to discard the calculated amount in favour of a more arbitrary XP reward, I like to have some hard numbers to begin with to give me a basis to work from. Hence, this system.

For context, I love calculating XP in Rolemaster, and am one of the few people I have ever heard of who use the system pretty much as written (again, I'm always willing to alter the amount the mechanics spit out, but I like the process ... its a thing 8))

The following system is based fairly heavily on the Silhouette XP scheme.

CONAN EXPERIENCE

BASE EXPERIENCE
Showed little interest: 0
Good effort, nothing exceptional: 30
Showed enthusiasm: 60
Enthusiastic and stayed in character: 90

TECHNICAL BONUSES
Performed critical manoeuvre that moved the story forwards: 90
Discovered vital information or plot element: 60
Made clever or unexpected use of character abilities: 60

COMBAT BONUSES
Being in a combat encounter: 10
Defeated opponents of lower power: 10
Defeated opponents of equivalent power: 30
Defeated opponents of higher power: 70

ROLEPLAYING BONUSES
Dramatic act of self-sacrifice: 150
Enhanced scenes for other characters: 60
Selflessly provided scenes for other characters: 100
Disrupted others’ scenes: -30 to -90

INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENT BONUSES
Minor accomplishment or of some note: 40
Major accomplishment or of some note: 75
Event of dramatic importance 120
Achieve minor personal goal: 150
Made headway towards accomplishing major personal goal: 90
Achieve major personal goal: 300

GROUP ACCOMPLISHMENT BONUSES
Overcome minor obstacle to group success: 15
Overcome major obstacle to group success: 30
Achieve short-term/minor group goal: 100
Achieve long-term/major group goal: 300

Level Experience
1 0
2 750
3 1,500
4 2,500
5 3,500
6 5,000
7 6,500
8 8,500
9 10,500
10 13,000
11 15,500
12 18,500
13 21,500
14 25,000
15 28,500
16 32,500
17 36,000
18 40,500
19 45,000
20 50,000
 

Arkobla Conn

Mongoose
:) Actually - I used to do something fairly similiar, although not as well thought out years ago...before I abandoned EXP altogether...
 
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