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Thread: Recording Achievements
Wednesday, 11th April, 2012, 07:50 PM #1
Lama (Lvl 13)
So, Fury has been on five adventures with a bunch of different people, helped out a few people in trouble, made some friends, acquired some contacts, made some enemies, found a civic mindedness that he wasn't aware he had...
What I'm trying to figure out is what is the best way to record this information on his wiki sheet? I could write a summary of each adventure he's been on (and I started doing that) but I feel like it is a bit labor intensive for info that is still not readily accessible. I guess what I'm looking for is some succinct way to record this information and display it prominently so that when my characters (or anybody else's for that matter) do something related to it, the DM can readily find that information and use it if they want/need to do so.
Wednesday, 11th April, 2012, 08:57 PM #2
Myrmidon (Lvl 10)
Closest I've come is to add an "NPC's Encountered" section to my wiki sheets. I figure any significant NPCs are probably linked to events in such a way that, hopefully, the mention there could lead a DM to find out more.
I'm not sure my theory is entirely valid, mind, but like I said, it was my best thought (and the only way I could think of to keep track of names, since I'm horrible at remembering them. ).
Wednesday, 11th April, 2012, 09:04 PM #3
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
I like your adventure summary idea. Maybe stick with that, but just do it in bullet points:
- NPC - Met Marla the Necromancer and Jo Roth the Paladin. It wasn't pretty.
- Event - Saved the world from Lawful Stupid.
Wednesday, 11th April, 2012, 09:25 PM #4
Defender (Lvl 8)
Or maybe GMs could award "Achievements" with little tiny bonuses upon adventure completion.
Frogger - Successfully retrieved frog legs for Zitteaux. +1 to Intimidate checks against reptiles and reptilian humanoids.
Thursday, 12th April, 2012, 01:46 AM #5
Defender (Lvl 8)
I know Living 4th Ed has something similar to this. There are some games that have an overarching quest, requiring you to play all the games. Doing so allows the pick of additional loot at the end, and additional XP.
The other thing they do is have story rewards, which allows you to call upon the favor of an NPC once. So for example, people who finished Run Away would be able to use Dellrian as a contact for something in Venza, be that information or resources (Dellrian is quite the generous half elf)
My biggest gripe with this though is characters who play in multiple games would get access to more rewards then those characters who have been in year long games or more. Example: Fury and Aradra are both the same level, but Aradra has been in 2 games compared to Fury's 5. We would need some way to keep it balanced that people in longer games are not hurt by this.
Overall though, I think it's an excellent idea.
Thursday, 12th April, 2012, 03:03 AM #6
Lama (Lvl 13)
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