[Amendment] Re: [Proposition] [Requires Second] Change to rollover XP

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Proposal Type: Bylaw Revision
Opened: 24-Apr-2018 9:55PM EDT
Closing: 26-Apr-2018 12:00AM EDT


I hereby propose the following change to our rollover XP rules, effective upon date of submission (so we don't have someone murder-balling people the night before the vote):

 

3.            Experience Points

a.            Experience Points (XP) are awarded to the character, not the player, and only by their home-Chronicle. They may only be spent on the character to which it was awarded.

i.              The reason for any XP Award must be clearly documented on the character sheet or experience history

b.            A new player character is restricted to the points allowed under standard character creation rules in the appropriate Mind's Eye Theater book, plus up to sixty (60) experience points.

i.              The aforementioned experience points can be given through storytelling awards or as a rollover from the unspent experience points held by a previous character that has been rendered permanently unplayable (Retired or Dead), through whatever reason. Any such awards or rollover must be made within three game sessions of the character entering play.

1.            Points diverted from a previous character as rollover may only be used once and for a single new character.

2.            Points already spent cannot be transferred to another character or refunded to serve as rollover.

ii.             These points may be spent only as Experience Points, not as creation/bonus points. This spending should follow your Chronicle's House Rules

iii.            Any awards of traits, abilities, or other character statistics count towards this limit as the amount of experience that the player would have had to spend to purchase that particular statistic.

iv.           These points cannot be allowed to purchase any power above second Basic in any out of clan Disciplines.

c.             After the character has entered play, the home chronicle can award a character up to a maximum of eight (8) experience points in a single calendar month

d.            The standard baseline for OWbN XP costs are the ones detailed in the most recent printing of the classic MET material published by White Wolf. In general, this means revised classic MET, though in the cases of games that did not get a revised printing (Changeling, Wraith, etc) the previous edition is used.

i.              Increases to the standard XP costs are allowable for all items.

ii.             Reductions to the standard XP cost are allowable for the following items:

1.            Backgrounds (including Influences)

2.            Rotes

iii.            Variations must be noted in the game's House Rules.

To:

 

3.            Experience Points

a.            Experience Points (XP) are awarded to the character, not the player, and only by their home-Chronicle. They may only be spent on the character to which it was awarded.

i.              The reason for any XP Award must be clearly documented on the character sheet or experience history

b.            A new player character is restricted to the points allowed under standard character creation rules in the appropriate Mind's Eye Theater book, plus up to sixty (60) experience points.

i.              The aforementioned experience points can be given through storytelling awards or as a rollover from the unspent experience points held by a previous character that has been rendered permanently unplayable (Retired or Dead), through whatever reason. Any such awards or rollover must be made within three game sessions of the character entering play.

1.            Points diverted from a previous character as rollover may only be used once and for a single new character.

2.            Points already spent cannot be transferred to another character or refunded to serve as rollover.

ii.             These points may be spent only as Experience Points, not as creation/bonus points. This spending should follow your Chronicle's House Rules

iii.            Any awards of traits, abilities, or other character statistics count towards this limit as the amount of experience that the player would have had to spend to purchase that particular statistic.

iv.           These points cannot be allowed to purchase any power above second Basic in any out of clan Disciplines.

                c.             A new player character made after a death or retirement of an existing player character may be awarded a one-time amount of 1/3 of the total XP of the previous character in lieu of unspent rollover XP.   This must be reported and logged with the OWBN Archivist for legal character creation with former and current character name/identity and staff. 

                         i.              STs may narrate/play scenes to close the storyline, but The XP cannot be rewarded until the character is removed from play.   The character may never be played again as a PC and the player relinquishes the rights to a NPC to PC conversion, redline, conversions, etc.  The player acknowledges that the PC is gone forever when they accept the rollover XP.  

d.            After the character has entered play, the home chronicle can award a character up to a maximum of eight (8) experience points in a single calendar month

e.            The standard baseline for OWbN XP costs are the ones detailed in the most recent printing of the classic MET material published by White Wolf. In general, this means revised classic MET, though in the cases of games that did not get a revised printing (Changeling, Wraith, etc) the previous edition is used.

i.              Increases to the standard XP costs are allowable for all items.

ii.             Reductions to the standard XP cost are allowable for the following items:

1.            Backgrounds (including Influences)

2.            Rotes

iii.            Variations must be noted in the game's House Rules.

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