Shinoskay
 member, 107 posts
Fri 2 Jul 2021
at 18:35
Dnd/Pathfinder GM's
Can you all please start putting it in the game info, or on your game ad, or somewhere visible that your game uses milestone leveling (if it does).

It's starting to become more popular but it's not for everyone.
Doom Shoom
 member, 41 posts
Mon 5 Jul 2021
at 12:32
Dnd/Pathfinder GM's
Yeah good point.

I'd not mind using XP every now and then but most players avoid it. So I stopped trying.
RosstoFalstaff
 member, 207 posts
Mon 5 Jul 2021
at 12:41
Dnd/Pathfinder GM's
I keep track of XP behind the scenes since the scratchpad exists.

But yes this is something that should be upfront to people if you're using milestone
Shinoskay
 member, 115 posts
Mon 30 May 2022
at 19:00
Dnd/Pathfinder GM's
In reply to RosstoFalstaff (msg # 3):

thats fine, keeping track of it behind the scenes still means its based on xp and personally I dont need to know when we hit xp for level. but There tends to be a distinct feeling between "you all great each other and now level up, now go to that one fight and we will be leveling up again after that but then we wont level up again until 1000 fights later" and "you all greet each other, and now theres a goblin invasion, after 5 battles you all level up... and if you guys stick around and manage to survive/stop the seige then you may level up again."
Hunter
 member, 1795 posts
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Mon 30 May 2022
at 20:09
Dnd/Pathfinder GM's
Actually, you should probably assume that they're using milestone rewards unless you hear otherwise.   Not only is it more convenient (and less grindy) from a GMing perspective,but some adventure paths seem to use it.
Sightless314
 member, 31 posts
 If there's a will
 There's a way
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 03:30
Dnd/Pathfinder GM's

 in the two pathfinder games I helped co-DM we used experience. I'll need to go find milestone and listen to it.

In the bright spot that is the knowledge of everything, I'm on the hex farthest from.
Hunter
 member, 1800 posts
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Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 09:08
Dnd/Pathfinder GM's
In reply to Sightless314 (msg # 6):

Milestone is where you advance based on reaching certain points in the story.  I was actually looking though one of the old Star Frontiers modules and noticed that system uses milestone advancement.
engine
 member, 882 posts
 There's a brain alright
 but it's made out of meat
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 16:31
Dnd/Pathfinder GM's
In reply to Hunter (msg # 7):

Partially, but it's also based on degree of success and on participation. And the phrasing in the actual rules puts in terms of "evening of play" not "point in the story," though the adventures themselves seem to imply that evenings of play should end at the conclusion of a section of the adventure.
Sir Swindle
 member, 329 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 17:46
Dnd/Pathfinder GM's
No, I won't
C-h Freese
 member, 279 posts
 Survive - Love - Live
Sat 2 Jul 2022
at 21:13
Dnd/Pathfinder GM's
In reply to Sir Swindle (msg # 9):

then some may quit when they find out.
CaptainHellrazor
 member, 258 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2022
at 04:07
Dnd/Pathfinder GM's
Milestone leveling sounds like something from a video game so I think I will keep running all my games as per the rules of each game system.
Dirigible
 member, 240 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2022
at 04:19
Dnd/Pathfinder GM's
Video games? You mean those things that are great at recording incremental numbers but have no means of distinguishing narrative significance or dramatic rhythm?

I think you have that backwards, Captain.
CaptainHellrazor
 member, 259 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2022
at 07:26
Re: Dnd/Pathfinder GM's

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