XPs.   Posted by Azurak the Blue.Group: 0
Azurak the Blue
 GM, 473 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Sat 23 Sep 2017
at 17:10
XPs
I find it nearly impossible to keep track of the XPs earned for all of the games I am running, including some games that don't exactly have them. So I came up with an alternative way to deal with Level Progression.

Because it also takes so long to wade through an adventure, I decided to base XP/Level Progression just on a certain number of encounters. Generally, in any of the D&D-based games, a level is expected to be gained for every 2-4 encounters, depending on how potent each encounter is. So, I decided that 2 major encounters would constitute a Level Progression, since each encounter is supposed to be a challenge for the party. And 2 minor encounters equal one major encounter. However, the distinction between a minor encounter and a major encounter is rather arbitrary and subjective. An 'encounter' doesn't really have to be combat only, though. Good role-playing easily supplants that device.


On the other hand... due to the length of time it sometimes takes to run an encounter and/or an adventure, I'm also thinking that maybe I could/should just designate a Level Progression as everyone's Christmas present...
Azurak the Blue
 GM, 474 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Sat 23 Sep 2017
at 17:17
XPs
As it turns out (based on the same prompt from Lady Isile), I pretty much posted the above message in the OOC Post #622 back in January of this year (just before I went into the hospital, which is probably why it got a bit lost in the shuffle), at which time I told everyone to go ahead and progress a level.

As near as I can tell, only Anira and Tilaleria did so.

So, Borun, Grimfast, Lady Isile, Radagast the Brown, and Saxon should all update their characters now, and progress to 11th level.