Gaining Experience

Experience is gained in two ways. First and foremost is by the passage of time. Every character gains 2xp per week of real time so every Sunday at 12:01AM. This xp can be spent immediately through xp requests. These will be submitted by means of forum threads devoted to each character archetype. links to xp request threads are provided below.

The second way to gain xp is as a reward from an ST for participation in a scene. The ST in question will post this xp to the Storytellers' forum. From there, the relevant ST will see to it that it's added to your character's exp tally, via the wiki. The direct and intended result of this is that players who actively participate in scenes will gain xp for their character sat a considerably higher rate than those that do not.

A maximum of 30 XP can be gained by each character per month, including monthly gains. This should encourage very active players to take on a second character.

Catch-up Experience

In order to help new characters catch up to those who have been here for a considerably longer amount of time, there is a mechanic called 'Catch-Up XP'. Here's how it works: all the XP you receive from ST-run scenes are doubled as long as your character's total xp is below the current threshold. At the moment said threshold goes up to 300XP. So as long as you have <300 Total XP, you double your XP gains from ST Run scenes. Which means that Weekly XP are not subject to the benefits of Catch-up XP. Every point of catch-up experience you receive does not count towards the monthly limit of 30.

Spending Experience

To spend experience you must request purchases from the STs using the following process:

  1. Place your request in a forum post located in your character's forum. Each character type has their own forum and a sticky post in that forum is dedicated to XP and resource purchase requests. Each forum sticky explains the process by which you make requests.
  2. Upon submitting a request an ST will review and reply to your request. If approved, you are to make the necessary changes to your XP Log and Sheet once the completion time has been reached.

Note that all changes to the wiki and forums are logged, in order to prevent cheating and to make sure everyone gets their math right.

Detailed Experience Costs

For all matters related to justification, please see your splat's rulebooks, and be prepared to cite the book and page number in your XP justification if asked. For scene rewards, just provide a link to the scene recap post in the Announcements Thread, and you're golden. Your XP sheet is your responsibility. If you forget to add your rewards, that is on you. This game has grown too large, too quickly for the STs to track every single scene of every single character. Just remember not to cheat. The wiki logs all changes, meaning you will be caught, and you will be banned, period.

XP and resource thread links

Vampire XP Requests
Shapeshifters XP Requests
The Reborn Character Requests
Demon, Wraith and Changeling Character Requests
Hunter Character Requests
Mage Character Requests