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8/28/2016 1:30 pm  #1


House Rules past Level 12

Anyone have house rules for adventuring past level 12?  Some classes would reach level 12 a lot faster than others and was wondering how you handle that (if you have gotten that far)?

I can see easily saying every X amount of exp (based on the level 8 exp requirements) the player gets set amount of extra hp's (based on what they got past level 9) as an easy rule so players don't feel like they aren't advancing any further.  Anything else anyone may be using?

 

8/28/2016 1:48 pm  #2


Re: House Rules past Level 12

I'm not sure I'd ever need rules for such high level characters, but I'm actually rather happy with setting a hard cap for advancement as far as levels go. What characters can do to gain more power is seeking powerful artefacts, establishing their own dominions, contacting daemons and outer space patrons to make Faustian pacts, etc.

 

8/28/2016 3:52 pm  #3


Re: House Rules past Level 12

Ynas Midgard wrote:

I'm not sure I'd ever need rules for such high level characters, but I'm actually rather happy with setting a hard cap for advancement as far as levels go. What characters can do to gain more power is seeking powerful artefacts, establishing their own dominions, contacting daemons and outer space patrons to make Faustian pacts, etc.

Agreed.  We are coming up on 4 years and the highest level is 8th. They will probably retire well before we reach 10th....
 


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And sweat at the daily round,
While in my soul forever
The drums of Pictdom sound?” 
 

8/29/2016 12:47 pm  #4


Re: House Rules past Level 12

nethru wrote:

Anyone have house rules for adventuring past level 12?  Some classes would reach level 12 a lot faster than others and was wondering how you handle that (if you have gotten that far)?

Have not had a campaign run that high yet, so I haven't really considered it.

nethru wrote:

I can see easily saying every X amount of exp (based on the level 8 exp requirements) the player gets set amount of extra hp's (based on what they got past level 9) as an easy rule so players don't feel like they aren't advancing any further.

Sounds pretty reasonable.


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8/29/2016 3:12 pm  #5


Re: House Rules past Level 12

I think this is more of a hypothetical than a real problem for most of us.  Unfortunately. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/depressed.png


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8/31/2016 12:52 pm  #6


Re: House Rules past Level 12

Level advancement is really quite slow in AD&D and their allied retroclones, and I personally like a level cap. However, I agree that that pushing this cap does open interesting gaming possibilities involving sinister demonic pacts and similar....  One can presumably game this easily enough with reference to OSRIC.
 

 

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