56 – Character Advancement in Roleplaying

The Mythcreant Podcast

Oren, Mike, and our returning guest Johnathan discuss the pros and cons of different character advancement systems. Leveling up in class based systems, ability point buy systems, and learn by doing systems are all discussed. What is best? Who will win? Listen and find out!

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes

Skinner Box gamification

Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying game franchise

Torchbearer roleplaying system

The “Locate City Nuke” exploit from D&D

Laser Bard aka Seeker of Songs prestige class from D&D

Mouse Guard

The Burning Wheel

A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying

Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game (D6) by West End Games

Star Wars Saga Edition by Wizards of the Coast

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  1. AndrewR

    *Honourable* requires you to reroll 6s on Deceit checks, not all checks.

    • Oren Ashkenazi

      Yeah, that sounds a lot more reasonable.

    • Mike Hernandez

      Thanks for the correction. I think I just *felt* like it was all checks because when I first read it I was making a character who relied very heavily on Deceit!

  2. Johnathan Preshaw

    That makes much more sense!

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