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 Post subject: Xp Tracker?
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:53 am
  

D-Bee

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There was a downloadable xp tracker for GM's somewhere around here. Anyone have the URL?

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I have a good PDF I use, its manual (print out and get a pencil), but it works fine. Send me a PM with your email and i'll send it to you.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:51 am
  

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Honestly I just use notepad.

I do up all the characters sheets in notepad. Save it, back it up to my website storage then update as need be.


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I just made an XP tracking sheet up in MS Word that I print off. It's a table with several colums.

The first colum I wrote in all the things you can get XP for, as listed in the main book, with a couple additions for things like roleplaying bonuses or other wildcards. At the top of the other 3 columns I type in the name of the player. That way, I can just edit the names at the top and print it off when needed.

While playing, I put tick marks in the appropriate row for non-varrying awards (ie successful skill use), or write in the amount for the less-frequent awards that have a range, Ie 50-200.

At the end of the session, I just add up each column and give the players their XP, along with a brief explanation/breakdown of what it was for.

I fonud games went more smoothly after I started doing this. Easier for me to remember what they did that was worthy of XP, and much easier for me to help the players learn from their successes and/or mistakes as the tracking makes it easy for me to give them a run-down at the end of the session. They learn what works, and what kind of things get them more experience, which helps guide them more into roleplaying and less into hacking everything that moves.

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Comment: NetherTech Industries - Bringing Entropy to Everyone
Kesslan wrote:
Honestly I just use notepad.

I do up all the characters sheets in notepad. Save it, back it up to my website storage then update as need be.


I use Wordpad for all my campaign notes and prep. I like being able to bold and underline headings, which Wordpad can handle if you save it in rtf (Rich Text Format) instead of Notepad's simple txt files. Though Wordpad can also make and open txt files created in Notepad. Also, you can then open it up in Word or an HTML edittor if you really need to.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:54 pm
  

D-Bee

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I actually just recently started giving out poker chips...yup, poker chips. I have 5 colors with different denominations and hand em out as the players do something xp worthy. This has actually works quite well and gives them that instant gratification. So far we've used this system 4 times/sessions and i'm diggin it. I'm kind of disorganized (i know, bad for a gm, but i'm a quick thinker so a good portion of the session is off the cuff anyway) so paper tracker never worked well with me.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:05 pm
  

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I have one at the NEXUS Point. Go to Downloads > General

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:26 am
  

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Cain wrote:
I just made an XP tracking sheet up in MS Word that I print off. It's a table with several colums.


can u send it to me cause i have problems with that kinda thing.

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