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Vapourware [Play-by-post] Lamentations in Averoigne

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by nikolokolus, May 28, 2021.

  1. nikolokolus Arcane

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    this was all handled "off camera" in a group chat, then summarized by me here.

    The notion is, carousing for fun and profit! By risking 10-100% of their most recent haul, players can engage in downtime hijinks (on this table) and they risk (mostly) bad or (occasionally) beneficial outcomes and convert the money blown to XP. The nominal notion is that big risks can translate into big rewards and it can be a money sink as well.

    As for it being an LotFP thing? No, it's a house rule thats been floating around the OSR blogosphere for about a decade. Whether XP for gold makes sense depends on what the goals of your game are. This is a "get rich or die trying" exploration campaign, not a combat game. Making the bulk of XP revolve around treasure incentivizes non-combat solutions vs. brute force (trickery, subterfuge, bullshittery, etc.) The carousing mechanic just adds an additional gambling element and speeds up advancement, which is already glacial slow in a PbP game.

    On that note, this is a game thread and I'd rather talk about this in a separate thread in the Gazebo instead of cluttering things up here if you don't mind?
     
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  2. infidel StarInfidel Developer

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    Is there a separate OOC thread I'm not aware of? I was loath to start a new one just to ask questions. If you create one (I think it's appropriate if you would do that instead of me), I'll direct further talk there.

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    A-ha! That explains it. Carousing is very much in tune for Conan adventures. Though I don't see any actual XP in it.
     
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  3. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    OSR official thread or something, if it's not a gazebo sticky, by Crom it ought to be.
     
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  4. infidel StarInfidel Developer

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    soupnazi sent me this link, it seems like a good idea.
     
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