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 13 August, 2006

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Journal Value Table

Character
Level

XP

Journal
Value

1

0

100

2

1,000

200

3

3,000

300

4

6,000

400

5

10,000

500

6

15,000

600

7

21,000

700

8

28,000

800

9

36,000

900

10

45,000

1,000

11

55,000

1,100

12

66,000

1,200

13

78,000

1,300

14

91,000

1,400

15

105,000

1,500

16

120,000

1,600

17

136,000

1,700

18

153,000

1,800

19

171,000

1,900

20

190,000

2,000

Journal Value Table

To the right is the Journal Value Table that I use as a sliding XP scale for Journals and Background Histories (described below) and for other character-specific XP rewards (see the Experience Guide page).  It's 10% of the XP your character needs to get to the next level, which works out to your current level x 100.

Background Histories

Write a background for your character.  This is a really good way to add detail to your character.  Having a background for your character helps me design adventures for your character and tailor plot hooks to better involve your character in other character's stories.

I've been offering a class level for a good background, sometimes with a couple of extra benefits.  Your background may entitle you to minor magic items, special or superior equipment, additional skills, or gain you access to special NPCs; these rewards may the amount of XP you receive (but hey! you’re getting cool stuff!).

Journals

If you write a journal of your character’s experiences during the game, you will be rewarded with additional XP.  Journals don't have to be particularly long, but must include some key information about the game session:

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Who played (character names, including NPCs),

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How your character interacted with them,

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What happened (events that the character knows about, you don't have to include individual
role-play other characters did),

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How your character felt about what happened. 

Formats for the Journal can be in journal entries, letters home, or any other format you come up with, as long as it includes the key info. There is a handout available for those that just want to fill in the blanks by answering a few simple questions.  XP for journals is based on the level your character was at the time of the adventure. Use the table above, right to determine your XP.


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This page was updated on Sunday, August 13, 2006