XP and Improvements.   Posted by Chronicler.Group: 0
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Fri 12 Dec 2008
at 09:48
XP and Stuff
Important:

Exposure to the Zombie Rain has changed you. This has advantages and disadvantages, as we are going to see soon.

First, roll a D6 according to the following table:
1 STR 4 INT
2 DEX 5 PER
3 CON 6 WIL
The attribute you end up rolling will get one free level. This does not count as an Attribute increase, so you can still raise that Attribute once with XP.

Second, you are now somewhat more affected by the presence of the zombies. Every time you *meet* a zombie you will need to pass a Difficult Willpower Test or lose action for the entire round. This applies *every time* a *new* zombie enters the combat, so if you are fighting one zombie and another one joins him, you need to pass the Test again.

This is *in addition* to any Fear Tests that I usually forget to ask for :P

It also does not have any of the other consequences of a failed Fear Test: if you don't pass it, you just lose the Turn.

While this is not actually caused by fear, per se, you still get all the bonuses you normally would for Fear Tests; also, FRT guys who fail the Test end up acting last every Turn instead of first, but they don't lose the whole first Turn.

And finally, the XP and stuff.

You get:

- 1 XP for being there
- 2 XP for reaching 200+ posts in BAU
- one XP for every 10 personal posts (rounded down):
Hector DeSanto	84 => total of 11 XP
Geoff Wayne	68 => total of  9 XP
Nephi Swanson	55 => total of  8 XP
Jane Donato	27 => total of  5 XP
Monica D'Angelo	24 => total of  5 XP 
Finally, you all get one extra CP, to be spent in Skills only; those who lost half a XP or more in the rounding (due to having x5 to x9 posts) get an extra one. Those with x1 to x4 posts may exchange one (and only one) XP with a CP.

So:
Geoff Wayne	x8 => +2 CP
Nephi Swanson	x5 => +2 CP
Jane Donato	x7 => +2 CP
Hector DeSanto	x4 => +1 CP
Monica D'Angelo	x4 => +1 CP 
Note that the post total is counted on both the IC and the OOC: it should be lower, but I couldn't be bothered :P

CP's can only be spent on skills, but they can be spent on a 1:1 basis. XP can be spent on Qualities on a 1:1 basis, or to remove one (and only one) level of a single Drawback, also on a 1:1 basis. Drawbacks that do not have levels, of course, will be removed entirely.

While CP's are a lot more cost-effective than XP, they have two disadvantages: one, they cannot be saved - you must spend them before the next session begins. Two, you can only use one CP per Skill, and you cannot stack XP on that.

Basically, they are a way of saying "my character has this skill they haven't had a chance to show" or "my character's skill was really ready for the next level, he was only missing that little bit".

This message was last edited by the GM at 08:41, Fri 10 July 2009.

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Thu 22 Jan 2009
at 12:16
Re: XP and Stuff
(Quoted from the OOC Thread post of December 25)

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas everyone!

As you unwrap your presents, you receive:
    3 XP
    2 Skill Points
    5 Drama Points

For those unfamiliar with Unisystem Lite (aka Cinematic Unisystem, the Army of Darkness version of AFMBE) Drama Points are 'chips' to be spent to obtain some nice result.

They do not regenerate, so use them wisely.

Here is a list of what you can accomplish with a Drama Point:

- Heroic Feat: By spending a Drama Point, the character gets a +10 bonus on any die roll. Any one die roll, whatever its purpose. Only one Heroic Feat may be performed in a Turn. Heroic Feats that consume points from a Secondary Attribute, such as an Essence Pool, are not subject to the usual limitations in terms of amount per turn or maximum allowed amount. This means, for instance, that an Inspired using a Heroic Feat could bring her Essence pool below 0; at -30, however, they will need to start passing Survival Rolls as normal. Doomed characters cannot bring their Taint Pool below -30 this way, unless they have the Natural Taint Quality.

- I Think Iím OK: For a mere Drama Point, half the Life Point damage (round down) the character has taken up to that point is healed up. I Think Iím Okay can be used only once per Turn, but it can be used several Turns in a row, each use halving whatever damage remains. If the character had suffered enough damage to be incapacitated or unconscious, however, healing does not necessarily awaken them. This option also works with the other Secondary Attributes.

- Plot Twist: Once per game session, each character can spend a Drama Point and get a "break." This is not a Get Out of Jail Free Card. If our heroes stupidly walked straight into a zombie group in plain sight and are surrounded by a horde of hungry undead, a Plot Twist wonít allow them to escape unscathed. It does, however, allow for "I have this item I forgot about", as long as the item is reasonable (as a rule of thumb, a flashlight is reasonable, an AK47 is not).

- Righteous Fury: By spending two Drama Points, the character gets a +5 bonus to all attack actions for the duration of the fight. These benefits are cumulative with Heroic Feats, above. Problem is, an appropriate provocation is necessary to invoke the Righteous Fury rule. A player canít decide her character is pissed about the existence of zombies, or global warming, or even the mystery meatloaf they served at school that morning. They need to be truly provoked.

I have not updated your character sheets yet, but will do so sometime soon :)

Update 2001-04-12: Modified Heroic Feat to accommodate the needs of some character types.

This message was last edited by the GM at 09:20, Tue 12 Apr 2011.

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Mon 1 Jun 2009
at 14:47
Re: XP and Stuff
XP awards for the mini-session with Betty and Anton:

1 XP for being there, an extra XP for passing 50 posts in a "solo" session.

Betty Pemberton         42 => total of 6 XP 
Anton Szczedrzykowicz   30 => total of 5 XP

Betty Pemberton         x2 => +1 CP 
Anton Szczedrzykowicz   x0 => +1 CP
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Wed 8 Jul 2009
at 11:30
Re: XP and Stuff
The XP rewards you've all been waiting for!

Everyone gets:

- 1 XP for being there
- 3 XP for reaching 300+ posts in WOT
- one XP for every 10 personal posts (rounded down):

Betty Pemberton         5  (47  T) => total of 4 XP
Geoff Wayne             57 (125 T) => total of 9 XP
Hector DeSanto          50 (134 T) => total of 9 XP
Karen Baker             33 (33  T) => total of 7 XP
Monica D'Angelo         37 (61  T) => total of 7 XP
Nephi Swanson           92 (147 T) => total of 13 XP 
Rev. Edgar Allan Smith  40 (40  T) => total of 8 XP
Anton Szczedrzykowicz   9  (39  T) => total of 4 XP
Eddie Caruso	        23 (23  T) => total of 6 XP 
Jane Donato	        21 (48  T) => total of 6 XP 
Xynthia Smith	        30 (30  T) => total of 7 XP

Also, you all get one extra CP, to be spent in Skills only; those who lost half a XP or more in the rounding (due to having x5 to x9 posts) get an extra one. Those with x1 to x4 posts may exchange one (and only one) XP with a CP. I marked those characters with a *.

So:
Betty Pemberton         x5 => +2 CP
Geoff Wayne             x7 => +2 CP
Hector DeSanto          x0 => +1 CP
Karen Baker             x3 => +1 CP*
Monica D'Angelo         x7 => +2 CP
Nephi Swanson           x2 => +1 CP* 
Rev. Edgar Allan Smith  x0 => +1 CP
Anton Szczedrzykowicz   x9 => +2 CP
Eddie Caruso	        x3 => +1 CP* 
Jane Donato	        x1 => +1 CP* 
Xynthia Smith	        x0 => +1 CP

Finally, those whom I had told to "remind me about this when I distribute XP", are invited to remind me about whatever "this" was, so that I can give them their rightful reward.

CP's must be spent before the *beginning* of the next thread, which will be in a day or so.

Starting with next session, I'm going to distribute DP instead of CP, except for characters who don't have a Session 1 award, who will get an extra round of CP's instead.

This message was last edited by the GM at 08:48, Fri 10 July 2009.

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Tue 1 Sep 2009
at 07:02
Re: XP and Stuff
Summer Gifts 2009: Everyone received 2 Drama Points.
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Mon 26 Jul 2010
at 10:03
Re: XP and Stuff
Once again, here come the XP...

Everyone gets:

- 1 XP for being there
- 2 XP for reaching 200+ posts in AZBAON
- one XP for every 10 personal posts (rounded down):

Betty Pemberton          6 (53  T) => total of 3 XP
Geoff Wayne             40 (165 T) => total of 7 XP
Hector DeSanto          22 (156 T) => total of 5 XP
Karen Baker             67 (100 T) => total of 10 XP
Monica D'Angelo         37 (98  T) => total of 6 XP
Nephi Swanson           52 (199 T) => total of 8 XP 
Rev. Edgar Allan Smith  20 (60  T) => total of 5 XP
Anton Szczedrzykowicz   24 (63  T) => total of 5 XP
Eddie Caruso	        10 (33  T) => total of 4 XP
Jane Donato	        16 (64  T) => total of 4 XP
Xynthia Smith	        18 (48  T) => total of 4 XP

Also, you all get one DP; those who lost half a XP or more in the rounding (due to having x5 to x9 posts) get an extra one. Those with x1 to x4 posts may exchange one (and only one) XP with a DP. I marked those characters with a *.

Characters without a Session 1 award get CPs instead of DPs. I marked those characters with a +. Please let me know if you think I made a mistake, the chance is pretty good that I did :P

So:
Betty Pemberton         x6 => +2 DP
Geoff Wayne             x0 => +1 DP
Hector DeSanto          x2 => +1 DP*
Karen Baker             x7 => +2 DP
Monica D'Angelo         x7 => +2 DP
Nephi Swanson           x2 => +1 DP* 
Rev. Edgar Allan Smith  x0 => +1 CP+
Anton Szczedrzykowicz   x4 => +2 DP*
Eddie Caruso	        x0 => +1 CP+
Jane Donato	        x6 => +2 DP
Xynthia Smith	        x8 => +2 CP+

I will update your character sheets soon(ish). Those who have the option to exchange an XP for a DP, please let me know if you wish to do so.

This will be marked on your Character Sheets as Session 3.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:25, Tue 03 Aug 2010.

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Fri 31 Dec 2010
at 17:25
Re: XP and Stuff
And here come the presents for year 2010.

Happy 2011 everyone!

Birdie Gift 2010:
3 XP, 1 DP, 2 CP

Christmas Pack 2010:
1 CP, 2 DP, 5 XP
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Wed 23 Feb 2011
at 22:48
Re: XP and Stuff
Once again, here come the XP...

Everyone gets:

- 1 XP for being there
- 2 XP for reaching 200+ combined posts in YCRAYCH/GCBC
- one XP for every 10 personal posts (rounded down):

Betty Pemberton          0 (53  T) => total of 3 XP
Geoff Wayne             20 (185 T) => total of 5 XP
Hector DeSanto          21 (177 T) => total of 5 XP
Karen Baker             48 (148 T) => total of 7 XP
Monica D'Angelo         24 (122 T) => total of 8 XP
Nephi Swanson           61 (260 T) => total of 9 XP 
Rev. Edgar Allan Smith  27 (87  T) => total of 5 XP
Anton Szczedrzykowicz   11 (74  T) => total of 4 XP
Eddie Caruso	        13 (46  T) => total of 4 XP
Jane Donato	        22 (86  T) => total of 5 XP
Xynthia Smith	         0 (48  T) => total of 3 XP

Also, all characters with a Session 1 reward get one DP; those who lost half a XP or more in the rounding (due to having x5 to x9 posts) get an extra one. Those with x1 to x4 posts may exchange one (and only one) XP with a DP. I marked those characters with a *. Characters without a Session 1 reward get the same amount, except in CP.

So:
Betty Pemberton         x0 => +1 DP
Geoff Wayne             x0 => +1 DP
Hector DeSanto          x1 => +1 DP*
Karen Baker             x8 => +2 DP
Monica D'Angelo         x4 => +1 DP*
Nephi Swanson           x1 => +1 DP* 
Rev. Edgar Allan Smith  x7 => +2 CP
Anton Szczedrzykowicz   x1 => +1 DP*
Eddie Caruso	        x3 => +1 DP*
Jane Donato	        x2 => +1 DP*
Xynthia Smith	        x0 => +1 CP

As always, I will update your character sheets as soon as possible. Those who have the option to exchange an XP for a DP, please let me know if you wish to do so.

This will be marked on your Character Sheets as Session 4.

This message was last edited by the GM at 10:51, Thu 24 Feb 2011.