I want to increase the experience gain per game season for several reasons:
- My group does not play too often, something like once a month, therefore some players seem to loose sense of achievement if the season went slow
- The campaign we are playing is fast-paced, since we don't meet that often. It means a lot of battling and interaction without proper full rests. That makes the game a bit hard for low-level players. And the full rests just don't fit in the campaign because of the fast-pacing
- PCs mostly consist of Power Gamers, Slayers (and a Thinker) and they would enjoy leveling up and getting new skills a lot. And these games are meant to be fun.
- I can see more opportunities of making the game more challenging for players at higher levels. But we have decided, that we don't want to play game where paragon path levels are just given for killing some rats.
These are the ways I have came up with so far:
- Simply increase XP gained from combat
This would mean that I have to also increase loot and it would essentially be "leveling by killing rats" thing. Tho I would want to increase it a little bit
- Increase frequency of combat by decreasing lengths of each individual combats
I have read that decreasing HP while increasing damage would do the trick. Sill, I am not that experienced as a GM and I fear a bit of killing them off by accident.
- Give experience for having a good RP season
I would especially like this one, since it would also motivate players to role-play more. The reason PCs don't role-play as much is that they are as inexperienced as I am and this is just something new for everyone.
- Using other methods that would allow players to battle more often
I read this question while researching and, although the question is quite the opposite of what I am looking for, few of the answers would fit as a solutions to my problem. I just wouldn't want things like bonus Action Points to become a regular thing.
So, the questions:
Could anyone please point me to issues any of my methods could cause and how to fix them?
Also - any input from experience and/or any other methods that would serve my purpose are welcomed!