The experience points cap has
been rendered irrelevant. There is no cap on XP, only the requirement
that you be able to document how you earned it.
The 2.0 nWOD Chronicle began in
Summer 2006, but older players may have a legacy PC they were
permitted to build as a reward for completing the 1.0 game, so some
characters can have quite a bit of XP, which they earned.
Consistent, regular play typically results in about 2-300 XP per
year but this can vary significantly.
 HOW MUCH XP DO I GET? AND FOR
The approximate guideline for Experience is 1
for for every 1 hour of involved, diced RP (not just drinking
in the bar or cruising for cyber). This includes use of any powers
that require dice rolls, not just combat moves.
You may count social RP, if you can
legitimately document how it furthers a goal (information, spying,
making a new contact, etc.) or a way of being for your character that
is in keeping with the goals on your Background.
Consult your ST when in doubt.
LOG EVERYTHING your character
does. We will not "take your word for it." If you don't know how to save log files, ask an ST/Op.
Keep the logs so you can produce them if an ST asks.
You are on your own honor to tally
experience, unless your ST tells you not to do so on your own. If you need an Op's advice or
help with it, let them know. If you do
something outstanding and feel you earned extra experience for it, submit a log to your ST
with a note as to why. Your XP should be logged on your bi-weekly
downtimes. Do not assume the spend is approved until you are told
 WAYS TO EARN EXPERIENCE
people's schedules can be erratic and incompatible, we are flexible about
the ways in which you can execute game moves. While we are NOT a Play By
Email Chronicle or anything, we will allow players to move something along
via other means than live RP in the channel if it becomes necessary in
order for it to advance in a timely manner.
also recognize that some of you have goals and agendas that don't really
require another PC or regular NPC, so we will work with you to play those
out or roll dice to determine their outcome.
are several ways by which you can potentially be given Experience
Regular live RP in the channel with other PC's.
Rolling dice with your ST to determine the outcome of a game move.
Running a side RP scene one-on-one with your ST to interact with an NPC
who does not regularly appear in the Chronicle (such as "The
Coroner" or "Senator Smith.")
PBEM (Play By Email), where you write up a narrative scene describing
what is happening with your character (you may not write in actions for
other people's PC's unless they are collaborating with you on composing
the PBEM.) These are very handy when your scene is stuck due to not being
able to get a group of players on together live to RP it out. These would
normally be mailed/posted to the Sub-Genre Yahoo Group, rather than the
main list, because they often contain information that some players should
not know about. If you don't know where to post a PBEM, ask your ST first.
Hashing out details of a scene OOC on ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, AIM or other instant
messengers (please log the conversations as you would an IRC Channel).
Researching information either OOC or IC. Sometimes players want to make
moves that require knowledge of a topic that the player or the ST
does not have. We have been known to grant Experience Points for the man-hours
a player spends researching information OOC, reflecting that the PC IC
would have spent that time doing the same. Such as, reading library books
on a topic, finding out a law in a certain jurisdiction, checking the
phone book, checking for a web site, etc.
[g] Completing your mandatory
biweekly Downtimes. You will get 2 XP for each one you turn in.
 WAYS TO LOSE EXPERIENCE POINTS:
It is extremely rare that this will
actually happen, but there are occasions when a Player gets out of
control, yet not quite to the level of removing them entirely.
The ST's reserve the right to dock
players Experience Points for certain subjective behaviors.
It is difficult to list exactly what
those would be, because there are already consequences in place within
these rules (in the Code of Conduct section) for most problems that
These are a small number of
examples of the types of things that might warrant it. These are
only examples, not an all-inclusive list:
[a] Nagging, whining, bitching,
not dropping the subject when told to, or otherwise not accepting an
[b] Demanding that the ST come log
on and deal with you, regardless of what they may be doing OOC/IRL (such
as sleeping, eating, parenting, hosting a torrid Mazola party, etc.)
While we try hard to be available often, your ST's are not "ON
CALL." Most things can wait a bit.
[c] Starting OOC fights, being
belligerent to other players or ST's while your ST is not available,
thus making your ST have to log on and discipline you.
[d] Basically, anything where the
player is being an inconsiderate, rude, disruptive or selfish pain in
the ass, in a way that isn't covered in other rules, but still needs to
be stopped. The STs get to declare what counts as this.
 SPENDING EXPERIENCE POINTS:
You may not legally count XP
spent on your sheet until your ST agrees to it. You should address
what you want to buy in your downtimes and then update your sheet
and submit the new one when the spends are approved.
You may bring your sheet to an
ST, and tell them what you want to buy. Be prepared to show what RP
you have done to earn certain things. Your ST must agree you can buy
something, before you can have it.
You are not allowed to dice
off any sheet but the one the STs have on file for you. So update
early and often!
Buying new stats (also refer
to the subgenre
page for your genre):
MtA Page 340
NWoD (Mortals) page 35
PtC page 87
VtR page 93
Blood Potency - New
dots x 8
Clan or Bloodline
Discipline - New dots x 5
(includes Coils of the Dragon) - New dots x 7
Theban Sorcery or
Cruac Ritual - Ritual Level x 2
WtF page 66
auspice or common) - New dots x 5
Gifts or Rituals
Harmony - New dots x
Other - New dots x 7
Other Renown - New
dots x 8
Primal Urge - New
dots x 8
tribe) Renown - new dots x 6
Rite - Rite dots x2
(Thank you Eriond/Mike for
compiling the Supers stats)