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How much XP for new characters in ongoing campaign:

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Hi DH forum!

If a character is so unfortunate to die while serving the God Emperor of Mankind, and the player has to create a new character, what amount of XP do they start with? The same amount of XP specified when building new characters? Or it is more like in DnD where they start with the same amount of XP as the other players?

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It's up to GM and should match the situation: from where did the new character come from? Was he sent by the superiors? Recruited from first group of faithful citizens met?

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Jargal thank you very much for the response! 

Is that how you handle it in your games? It seems fairly unconsistent, and I am looking for a more universal rule. Letting one new player start with 5000 XP as the rest of the acolytes in a ongoing campaign might seem unfair, when next session another new player starts with only 1000 XP as starting characters do.

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I do it differently each time depending on ingame situation, player whishes etc. If I were to create a universal rule I would have decided to give the arithmetic mean value of the party (I reward XP separately for each player), it will be the simplest.

Starting character in DH1 receives only 400 XP, btw.

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I would look at the lowest player's xp/rank and go one below that minimum starting 400 xp.

Remember though that depending on how much xp they get they'll get monthly income, and extra corruption and insanity.

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20 minutes ago, ThenDoctor said:

Remember though that depending on how much xp they get they'll get monthly income, and extra corruption and insanity.

Can't remember any rules about how XP gained affects corruption and insanity points, except Ascension rules. Can you give a reference?

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1 hour ago, Jargal said:

Can't remember any rules about how XP gained affects corruption and insanity points, except Ascension rules. Can you give a reference?

Ascension is what I'm referring to with CP/IP, but it's in the core every 400xp past 400 starting you're supposed to get a month's salary.

I don't know yet if there's anymore beyond that.

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15 hours ago, ThenDoctor said:

but it's in the core every 400xp past 400 starting you're supposed to get a month's salary.

Monthly income increases with rank progression, not for every 400 XP (table 5-1, page 124).

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3 hours ago, Jargal said:

Monthly income increases with rank progression, not for every 400 XP (table 5-1, page 124).

We're talking about two separate things.

I'm not saying increase their stipend. I'm saying they get a month's worth of pay for every 400 xp beyond starting at character creation.

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