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RP Points (or "Uncle Dave's Way)

Dannigan

Kaerri's Man. =)
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Folks, this is the thread your experience point awards will wind up in.  But we're not going about it the typical way...  =)


True Story: Back around the year 2000, Dave Arneson (co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons) was looking for some players to play-test the brand-new, upcoming third edition of Dungeons and Dragons. He had with him lots of photocopied papers and folders (D&D 3.0 wasn't even in book form yet), and he was hungry for feedback and opinions. It was here that we got to RP with good ol' "Uncle Dave" for some time. Among our discussions was Experience Points. Come to find out, he and I handled them in a very similar manner. I would like to award Experience Points here the same way we do on our tabletop game - by using RP Points.


RP Points are about as simple a method as I have ever seen. At our tabletop games, it works like this: Every time you show up for a game and play, you get an RP point. You need 10 (at your character's current level) to get to the next level. Once you start getting higher level, you'll need more, but you'll always get one just for playing.  This game will be told in chapters and each of you will receive a number of RP points at the end of each chapter.  


This method is also one terrific time-saver for your Storyteller...


RP rewards.  There are times when I feel someone has really done something that has added to the game, and when that happens, I tend to award that PC with an additional RP point. Also, other players are always welcome to approach me and kindly ask to award another player with an additional RP point (for something fantastic they have done that added to the game somehow).  I am aware that this form of experience rewarding can be subject to abuse, but so far, no one in my games has yet tried (must be because our RP team has the kind of people that you don't have to worry about that with - a fact I appreciate deeply).


So, if one of your fellow players does something that you really appreciate or think is just plain awesome, send me a private message and I'll see about rewarding them in this way.  I really enjoy using RP points because they work, they're simple, and they remind me of "Uncle Dave". He was just as fun-loving and geeky as the rest of us, and I miss him. =)


P.S. I can also award Action Points, too (as was done in our pre-Broadsword private message when Sherwood was the first to get me the missile-related data I needed).  =)


Roleplay Point History:


4 Awarded for excellence in Character Creation.


11 Awarded for Prologue RP, Chapter One: Binary Nexus, and bonus RP points gained during play.
 
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Dannigan

Kaerri's Man. =)
Supporter
Folks, there was a tremendous reply to our private message conversation concerning character creation, concerns, or just plain silliness.  You guys, thus far, have put quite a lot of effort into creating your characters, communicating with me, and helping each other out and I think that deserves something.


So...  Each of your characters, prior to start, does not begin with zero RP Points, but instead with 4.  This means you need only 6 more (instead of 10) to reach 2nd level.  This includes everyone including The Dark Wizard; I am including him because Real Life cut into his gameplay and I don't think it's fair to dock him for it.  Not only was DWiz not able to chat with us and partake in the fun of our private conversation, but he had to deal with his Real Life issues on top of that.  So, he gets the bonus too.  =)


So, please jot that down on your character sheet and enjoy the Hosted Project!  =)
 

Dannigan

Kaerri's Man. =)
Supporter
@Sherwood @Captain Hesperus @Psychie @Kaerri

Guys, I had a terrific time roleplaying with you in each of your Prologues! Plus, Chapter One: Binary Nexus was even more fun than I was hoping! On top of that, each of you displayed excellent roleplaying and Player skills that earned up bonus RP. So... given the combination of these three elements, each of your characters has been awarded 11 RP points (a new record!). =)

This firmly puts your characters at 15 RP points in grand total. Your characters are now 2nd level with 5 more RP points to go toward 3rd level.

As always, thank you for being part of RP Nation and part of my (two) games. The joy I get out of doing this surpasses any other computer game I've ever played and you're a large part of that. You guys are a great bunch to roleplay with! May the Good Times continue! =)

Honor and fun,
Dann =)
 
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Sherwood

Luna's Concubine
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Between your various posts, it seems that all we need now is to get our Hit Point rolls for 2nd level, along with any SDC bonus rolls we might have from whatever skills we pick up.
 

Dannigan

Kaerri's Man. =)
Supporter
@Captain Hesperus @Psychie @Epiphany @Kaerri @Sherwood

Heya friends! Good times, great roleplaying, and working together have earned you up 10 RP Points - enough to place each of you at 3rd level! As usual, you'll need to:
1. Roll d6 to add to your character's hit points.
2. Increase your O.C.C. level to 3.
3. Add your level bonus to each of your character's skills.
4. Add your character's Martial Art bonuses from their selected system
5. Add one bonus Attribute (be sure to point out which this is - see Shop Talk for details!)
6. Select one skill from any category (as long as your character qualifies - again, see Shop Talk for details).

Any questions? Shoot them my way as always. =)

Congrats, you guys! With players like you, the good times do indeed roll! =)

EDIT: Fixed a typo on #1 (should have been "hit points", not "experience points."). =)
 
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Sherwood

Luna's Concubine
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I am planning on adding Gymnastics to Mario's skill list, so I'll be needing a 1d6 for hit points and 2d6 for SDC when you have the time.
 

Dannigan

Kaerri's Man. =)
Supporter
Can do!

Would you mind providing any additional character advancement questions or comments in Fat Gandalf's? This way, everyone will literally be on the same page. =)
 

Dannigan

Kaerri's Man. =)
Supporter
Heya gang! Congratulations!

Chapter 3 saw a ton of good role-playing, action, and teamwork all in the spirit of the game. You've earned another 10 RP points which puts each of your characters smack in the middle of level 4!

For your new level you get to add the following to each of your characters. Please place this information in a posted reply on your Character Sheet thread! And this time, you guys get to roll your own hit points (be sure to add any P.E. bonuses to it, too - and per Shop Talk, reroll results of 1)!

1. Roll d6 to add to your character's hit points.
2. Increase your O.C.C. level to 4.
3. Add your level bonus to each of your character's skills.
4. Add your character's Martial Art bonuses from their selected system
5. Add one bonus Attribute (be sure to point out which this is - see Shop Talk for details!)
6. Select one skill from any category (as long as your character qualifies - again, see Shop Talk for details).

Any questions? Shoot them into Fat Gandalf's Bar and Lounge - Chapter Four. And thanks for being so much fun to rp with, friends!
 

Dannigan

Kaerri's Man. =)
Supporter
Nice going, Gang!

You've chalked up another 10 RP points! Say goodbye to the Zeki-Zentraedi Assault Scout and hello to a new chapter to Robotech: Broadsword.

Welcome to 5th level (well, 5.5 to be precise)! Here's a link to my Leveling Guide.

Please post any questions, etc. in Fat Gandalf's! My alerts for this site have been wonky so that's where I'll be looking for them.

Please show your character bonuses as Replies to your character sheets.

Honor and fun,
Dann =)
 

Dannigan

Kaerri's Man. =)
Supporter
Congrats again, Gang! Each of your characters has earned 11 RP Points, enough to launch you into 6th level! You have earned a grand total of 56 RP Points, which means you're 4 points away from 7th level. In other news, Cera went from 2nd level to 4th (by way of gaining 12 RP points for her level difference; it was just enough to give her what she needed for 4th level). =)

Here's the link for my Leveling Guide - happy leveling, Gang! You deserve it! =)
 

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