Experience Spending Examples

         As an exercise in looking at the experience point system and how well it works for emulating the Buffy series, I tried analyzing the listed stat changes for the three main Buffy characters and how they change from season to season. A few things stand out. Willow has far less XP costs than the others, despite going from a near-helpless nerd to a nearly world-destroying magician. I think this shows the understood problem that Qualities like Sorcery are too cheap in the current experience system.


Buffy

Season Two:  70 XP
 * Dexterity 6-> 7 (14), Constitution 5->6 (12), Willpower 4->5 (10)
 * Acrobatics 5->6 (12), Getting Medieval 4->5 (10), Kung Fu 5->6 (12)
Season Three:  82 XP
 * Strength 6->7 (14), Dexterity 7-> 8 (16), [NOTE#1],  Willpower 5->6 (12)
 * Acrobatics 6->7 (14), Getting Medieval 5->6 (12), Kung Fu 6->7 (14)
Season Four:  76 XP
 * Strength 7->8 (16), Constitution 6->7 (14)
 * Acrobatics 7->8 (16), Getting Medieval 6->7 (14), Kung Fu 7->8 (16)
Season Five:  88 XP
 * Dexterity 8->9 (18), Constitution 7->8  (16)
 * Acrobatics 8->9 (18), Getting Medieval 7->8 (16), Kung Fu 8->9 (18)
 * Remove Teenager disad (2)

NOTE #1: The Seasonal adjustments say Constitution +1 for Season Three,
         but that results in an incorrect total.  

Willow

Season Two:  5
 * Gain Sorcery +1 (5)
Season Three:  12
 * Sorcery +1 -> +3 (10)
 * Remove Misfit drawback (2)
Season Four:  22
 * Sorcery +3 -> +5 (10)
 * Willpower 4->5 (10)
 * Remove Teenager drawback (2)
Season Five:  10
 * Sorcery +5 -> +7

Xander

Season Two:  35
 * Willpower 3->4 (8)
 * Acrobatics 0->2 (9), Getting Medieval 0->2 (9), Kung Fu 0->2 (9)
Season Three:  24
 * Dexterity 2->3 (6)
 * Acrobatics 2->3 (6), Getting Medieval 2->3 (6), Kung Fu 2->3 (6)
Season Four:  34
 * Strength 2->3 (6)
 * Acrobatics 3->4 (8), Getting Medieval 3->4 (8), Kung Fu 3->4 (8)
 * Change Tragic Love to Love (2)
 * Remove Teenager drawback (2)
Season Five:  32
 * Acrobatics 4->5 (10), Getting Medieval 4->5 (10), Kung Fu 4->5 (10)
 * Remove Misfit drawback (2)

 


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