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accepted What's a good way to use treasure XP in 4th edition?
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comment Are there any environment-based settings written for 4E?
What bits do you find most appealing in them? I never really took a close look--is it the equipment, the exposure rules, the monsters?
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comment What's a good way to use treasure XP in 4th edition?
I don't mind tossing it in as an aside, I just noticed when looking at forum threads for ideas that these questions often got sidetracked onto the broader philosophical question of XP awarding. Basically, I think of treasure XP as generic quest XP (i.e., it's not tied to a specific plot point). It also means that players don't want to kill everything in sight, but instead try to think of creative ways to get to the interesting things. That is how I feel adventurers should behave, not just looking for things to kill.
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comment What's a good way to use treasure XP in 4th edition?
All good points--I've mostly only looked at 1e and OSRIC. One thing that does bug me about needing to sell items to get the XP is that in my limited experience (no pun intended) it tends to lead to tedious bargaining with shopkeepers. I know some people love that, but neither I nor my players do, so I've just handed out the XP upon getting the treasure back to "base," or out of the dungeon. As this usually includes multiple items it doesn't preclude appraisal.
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answered How do you adjudicate a chase?
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comment What's a good way to use treasure XP in 4th edition?
Part of the point (at least for me) of treasure XP is the players knowing that's how the get XP, as it creates different goals and motivations in play. Other than that, I think that's what I need to do. For some reason I've been wary of changing the XP curves. Sacred cows, I guess.
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