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RP Points (or "Uncle Dave's Way")

Dannigan

Kaerri's Man. =)
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True Story: Dave Arneson was looking for some players to play-test the brand-new, upcoming third edition of Dungeons and Dragons. He had with him lots of folders (it wasn't even in printed form yet), and he was hungry for feedback and opinions. It was here that we got to RP with "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 method is also one terrific time-saver for your Dungeon Master. 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 Conversation and I'll see about rewarding them in this way.

I 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. =)
 
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Dannigan

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On that note... I have come to the conclusion that everyone in our Conversation is deserving of a reward. Instead of starting at the base of 6th level, everyone receives 3 RP points as a token of my appreciation. Each of you went out of your way to help your fellow player (myself included!), and it's that kind of teamwork and good nature that makes a game like this special.

So instead of 10 RP points to reach 7th level, all of you now need but 7. Good work. =)
 
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Dannigan

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With the conclusion of Chapter 3, you've all gained 4 more RP points, bringing you to 7th level. I forgot to update this thread at the end of Chapter 2 where you gained 5 RP points.

Now, you're ready to train for 7th level with 2 RP points toward 8th (so you need 8 points to reach 8th level). Good going, everybody! =)

 
I found the post where I awarded everyone 5 RP points. For future reference, here it is in the six-point spoiler. =)

"Experience points: Your characters have gained 5 RP points each. That's half a level of xp in one adventure. I feel you've earned it. This places each of you only 2 more RP from reaching 7th level.

This xp was awarded mainly through your excellent role-playing, your OOC posts, your ideas and teamwork, your availability (I haven't had to "track anyone down."), your maturity, your senses of humor, and the tremendous amount of fun you add to our journey together. =)"
 
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Dannigan

Kaerri's Man. =)
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Grats, folks! You have gained 4 more RP points each. You need 4 more to reach 8th level.

In our biggest chapter yet (35 pages!), there was a lot of interaction, laughs, goofs, loot dividing, leveling, a perfect ambush, and many fun scenes all topped off with outstanding role-playing. So... while you have perhaps just trained for 7th level, I do feel comfortable awarding you with enough experience points to put each of you just past the halfway point for level 8. Great going! =)
 
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Dannigan

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Grats again, friends! In our shortest chapter yet (save for Chapter 1), you have gained 3 more RP points each (some serious bonus xp came from our good Wolf Rawrr who helped me learn how to make battle-maps! Thanks, Wolf!). This puts all of the Wanderers (not just Wolf, ha ha) at 1 RP point shy of hitting 8th level. Well done! =)

Also, this is the link for the Adventurers' Table page where chapter six begins. =)
 
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Dannigan

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So yes... Over 13 months ago, all of us here got this ball rolling, and guys (and gal), I have been having a blast ever since! Sometimes I go through the posts and scenes we've written just to relive them again (word-for-word, too! Behold the beauty of RP Nation!). What fun this is!

You have gained 3 more RP points each for your characters, all from a chapter that contained no combat, but terrific role-playing, character building, and all of the other things that make role-playing such a wonderful and fantastic hobby! This chapter also made for lots of cleaning up loose ends which I believe has benefitted everyone. This RP point gain also makes your characters eligible to train for level 8! Good going! =)

Please use this link to head over to chapter seven if you haven't been there already. =)
 
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Dannigan

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Congratulations, Wanderers! You have gained 4 more RP points for superb role-playing under unusual conditions (Ambush of the Wee Jas anyone?). That puts you guys at 6 points into eighth level (4 more to go to qualify for 9th-level training, and at the moment you have earned a friend who can get you there. Nice going, folks! =)
 

Dannigan

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@Kaerri @Wolf Rawrrr @Sherwood @Captain Hesperus

Holy moly! Has Chapter Eight: Reflections and The Highest Mountain gone on for over 10 months?! Not to mention 10 pages of RP? Holy wowzercows! =)

Congratulations are in order, for the Wayfaring Wanderers have each gained 8 more RP points which puts you well into readiness to train for 9th level (and 6 more RP points to qualify for 10th level)!

Some portions of Chapter Eight were not easy to roleplay (Ranthorn's coming into Wolf's life comes to mind). As for Chapter Nine, Leonard is now being put into Temporal Stasis (along with his well-earned 8 RP points) while Wolf switches characters to play Nivirea. I have left it to Wolf to post Nivirea's character sheet.

We are also nearing 2 1/2 years of Sharseya online here and I just want to thank all of you for this tremendous amount of fun! Thanks everyone! =)
 
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Dannigan

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Heya folks! We have concluded Chapter Nine: Crossroads which originally opened up in November of last year. That, of course, means you have a lot of RP points coming your way!

However, I am going to ask that you trust me when I award you guys 5 RP Points for the time being. The reason is this - any more and according to Pathfinder rules, xp is wasted past this point. So let's get you guys go get yourselves trained up for 9th level? Again, just trust me on the xp. What I am doing here is for your benefit. =)
 
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Dannigan

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(I am reprinting this from At the Adventurers' Table: Chapter 10 so I can find this information easily) =)

Heya folks!

At this stage in the game (Chapter 10: Highwind!), we have characters with different levels of RP points. Here how it looks:

9th level with 9 RP Points - Brendoran, Otiorin, Luna, Mamapaw, Powerpaw, Bria.
8th level with 5 RP Points - Nivirea.
9th level with 0 RP Points - Psychie's yet-to-be-played Elven Arcane Archer.
(And just for my own notes - 8th level with 8/10 RP Points - Leonard Wolf)

There is a method to my "madness," here. You'll see why soon, I'm thinking. It's all part of the "Sharseya Express" railroad company if you get my meaning. =)
 

Dannigan

Kaerri's Man. =)
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So! Remember last chapter and that part about trusting me with the RP Points? Now that you have trained for 9th level, I can now award you RP Points for this chapter on top of a few more that I had to withhold for last chapter. Those of you who have been keeping up with the RP Points thread ("Uncle Dave's Way") will have a strong clue as to the why. For the rest of you - you guys were about to hit your experience point maximum.

There is a guideline that states that you cannot have more than two experience levels of experience points available. You have to train and spend them because if you don't, you lose the excess experience points! Well, no way I'm going to see you guys and gals robbed like that!

So, with Mielikki being kind enough to begin a new chapter here, I am now allowed to award you more RP Points allowing all of you (this time, including Nivirea) to train again thereby freeing up your RP Points for the upcoming dungeon!

Each of you has earned 5 RP Points. This brings the party to the following RP Point totals:
Ready to train for 10th level with 4 RP Points - Brendoran, Otiorin, Luna, Mamapaw, Powerpaw, Bria.
Ready to train for 9th level with 0 RP Points - Nivirea (again, keep that roll of 6 for hit points).
9th level with 0 RP Points - Psychie's yet-to-be-played Elven Arcane Archer.

Congratulations, folks! =)
 

Dannigan

Kaerri's Man. =)
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So here we are, still testing out Pathfinder 2.0. Your characters are 1st level and cursed. So what is a Dungeon Master to do concerning RP Points?

Well, I've decided that giving you the RP points you've earned here is a waste. Why? Because you're trying to get un-cursed to get your experience levels restored! Anything I give you here would just go away and what kind of reward is that?

So here's what I'm up to - I've been calculating up the RP points you've been earning in addition to adding other little benefits. Upon breaking this curse (if indeed you do), your characters will all be returned to 10th level in your correct bodies and classes, but in the meantime, I think your characters deserve a fitting in-game reward - you are free to add another Signature Ability to your character (which you will receive in-game shortly during play)! Yes, this includes Sherwood and Wolf Rawrrr too.

Pop any questions into Adventurers' Table: Chapter Thirteen, would you? =)
 
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