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    I have a question about levelling

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    I plan to DM a game with a few friends
    but i've read through books and i can't figure it out

    at what set of XP does a character level? how do they level?

    I feel so noobish...but help would be appreciated!
    Last edited by silentjudas; 07-30-2008 at 03:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentjudas View Post
    I plan to DM a game with a few friends
    but i've read through books and i can't figure it out

    at what set of XP does a character level? how do they level?

    I feel so noobish...but help would be appreciated!
    What version of D&D are you playing? Any of them will have a table that says what XP totals characters need to level. If it's D&D 3 or later, it will even be the same table for everyone.

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    it was originally set for 4e with some 3.5e mixed in, but after playing with the 3.5e basic set im more geared toward 3.5

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    XP Levels

    The formula for the XP needed to reach a certain level in 3.X is:

    (Desired Level-1)X1000 plus the sum of each (previous level-1)X1000.

    For example:
    XP needed to reach 5th level=
    1000 X ((1st level -1) + (2nd level -1) + (3 level -1) + (4th level -1) + (5th level -1)
    = 10,000 XP
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    Which could be defined as N * (N-1) * 500 where N is the desired level.

    For N = 5 it results in 5 * 4 * 500 = 10000 xp
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    *reads carefully*


    ...oh.

    i like that last version better. less math O.o;;

    Thanks guys! That helped out a lot!

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    Again don't forget the table. It will be found in the first couple pages of the chapter on classes. It also points out when the characters get feats and attribute bumps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearfoot_Adam View Post
    Again don't forget the table. It will be found in the first couple pages of the chapter on classes. It also points out when the characters get feats and attribute bumps
    i guess i just passed over it without realizing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentjudas View Post
    i guess i just passed over it without realizing.
    It's on the second page of the Classes chapter (At least in the good version of D&D) and is rather undersated at the bottom of the page. It's easy to overlook.

    In retorspect if I was the editor, I would have placed it at the top of the page and made it stand out more. Then again the entire look and layout of the 3e core books sucks, always has, always will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesral View Post
    It's on the second page of the Classes chapter (At least in the good version of D&D) and is rather undersated at the bottom of the page. It's easy to overlook.

    In retorspect if I was the editor, I would have placed it at the top of the page and made it stand out more. Then again the entire look and layout of the 3e core books sucks, always has, always will.
    eh, i like the look of them, but i do hate their layout! ugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentjudas View Post
    eh, i like the look of them, but i do hate their layout! ugh!
    Too busy, not eough white space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesral View Post
    Too busy, not eough white space.
    Yes. They tried too hard to be "artsy" with the page interiors. Sometimes, less is more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Webhead View Post
    Yes. They tried too hard to be "artsy" with the page interiors. Sometimes, less is more...
    Less 3.x, more fun.

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    i would have to disagree. fun comes from what the players do in-game, not from the rules. they are suggestions after all, ignore what you don't like, use what you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nijineko View Post
    i would have to disagree. fun comes from what the players do in-game, not from the rules. they are suggestions after all, ignore what you don't like, use what you do.
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