I am currently GMing a campaign where, in one particular session, the party found a book that describes dark rituals, interrupted a summoning ritual and encountered some Horrors.

I'm new to the concept of awarding Corruption Points, and I'm not sure how many I should be giving out based on the above events.

I know that close encounters with the warp gives you corruption, but how can I calculate the amount of Corruption Points I should give to each party member?


Depending on the actual detail of the encounters the party have had and their reactions, I would give 1 Corruption Point (CP) to any given Party Member if they had:

  • Attempted to read any of the book
  • Looked into a warp portal as part of the summoning ritual for any meaningful amount of time (i.e. specifically looked at the portal as an action/said "I'll look into the portal")
  • Got into close combat with the Horrors for more than one round

From this, I'd award between 1-3 CP.

Bear in mind that you may have other aspects in your particular situation that you haven't elaborated on (i.e. "encountered a book" doesn't detail what actually happened; did the interruption of the ritual coincide with fighting the Horrors, or were they separate situations? How many Horrors were there?), and could lead to more CP; you could also run a harder campaign and assign a random amount of CP (D5-2/D3/D5).

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you, for the help. What happened was that they interrupted the summoning process and only 3 Horrors managed to enter. Their fight was 6 rounds through which they were in close proximity to the horrors. \$\endgroup\$ – user2227904 Mar 16 '14 at 19:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ If this has answered your question, it would be beneficial if you could mark it as answered by clicking the empty "tick" to the left of the answer. \$\endgroup\$ – Ardavion Mar 18 '14 at 12:38

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