*dusts self off*
Two options I approve of:
1) Characters get wealth based on their own subtier unless they fall between the subtiers in which case they receive wealth based on subtier played. Item and boon access would still be granted based on subtier played.
2) Characters receive wealth based on their level. Each chronicle would list 5 different fixed amounts of gold. Item and boon access would still be granted based on subtier played.
I think both of these options fix the "wealth" by level issues, but we would need improved high subtier item access or boons to provide a bit more incentive to play up when given the option.
Topher Hays wrote:
Would you like to use your reroll?
Joseph Caubo wrote:
Except that I huffed enough "stuff" to actually transcend your puny reality and become something so much more...
Thurston Hillman wrote:
Stop trying to copy me. Those tears are mine!
I wouldn't mind as long as it was at your character's funeral service.
Morrolan de'Morcaine wrote:
6) Definitely for the 1st time with a PC and probably for the 2nd and 3rd, try to talk the table into ‘playing up.’
Yes... try to play up. Please, send them to my table. Those season 0's and 1's are easy-peasy. :-)
More seriously though, I wish more GMs weren't be afraid to A) warn players wanting to play up that they won't hold back just because they're first level and B) actually take a shot or two at those 1st level characters when they try to hide behind the appropriately tiered characters. Keep in mind that you need usually need to do over 20 damage to completely kill a first level character.
I've had some pretty epic tables where the party spends significant time and resources keeping those 1st level characters conscious.
Don't fear, those 4 tables who survived were all 1st level. I try to make it a point not to kill n00bs. I prefer to let them get invested in their characters before crushing their hopes and dreams.
Chris, on the other hand, timed it perfectly. He waited for those characters to get to 3rd and 4th level. A perfect blend of "investment" and "can't afford a raise dead." Well done Mortakiller.
While I agree some classes needed to go, the glee at which the community is watching them depart deeply saddens me. I enjoy an inclusive community, not one that laughs while others characters burn.
What if we enjoy watching all PCs burn equally?