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Old 03-19-2020, 09:54 PM   #51
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Default Re: How many character points do you give out per session?

I usually give out three points for a 6-hour session in which the players actually focused on the game.

If they screwed around, a lot, and didn't get much done, I'll give out two points.

If the session was pretty action-packed, or involved some really smart decisions around intrigue and skullduggery that moved the campaign forward nicely, I'll give out four points.

I try to follow my friend Andy Patterson's general rule for GMs, and that is that slow growth is best.

That way, everybody is always getting something, or making progress toward a long-term goal, but nobody gets everything they want. So, they have to make meaningful choices about character growth.
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Old 03-20-2020, 05:45 AM   #52
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Default Re: How many character points do you give out per session?

If I wanted an old school zero-to-hero, d&d feel, I'd start with 25 points and give out 15 points per session.
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Old 03-20-2020, 08:24 AM   #53
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Default Re: How many character points do you give out per session?

I run DFRPG, and hand out 5 points per game day. The game day typically lasts 4 to 6 hours to explore 1 published dungeon. If the adventure lists extra points for some special achievement, I will give that out too.
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