Can you clarify how XP limits work? I’m having a hard time grasping it, and I keep confusing myself.
I read the config info, but it’s not making sense somehow.
Specifically, how many action skill dots and how many attribute skill dots could someone purchase with XP?
I thought it would be 6 and 6 with the setup above, but I must be missing something critical.
Action points cost 1 AP / dot.
max_points_on_action limits you to 28 points = 28 dots.
action_dots_beyond_chargen_max lets you have 3 more with XP, for a total of 31 dots in action skills max.
Attributes cost 1 AP / dot.
max_points_on_attrs limits you to 12 points = 6 dots.
attr_dots_beyond_chargen_max lets you have 3 more dots with XP, so 9 dots in attributes max.
ETA: Notice that these limits are on totals. It’s not limiting you to only upgrading 3 skills. It’s 3 dots beyond the chargen max. So if you had only purchased 12 action point dots in chargen, then you can buy a whole boatload of dots with XP (19, specifically).
So if you have 10 Action Skills configured, and players get the 1s for free…
You can spend 28 points in in CG, for a total of 38 on your sheet, plus 3 you could spend with XP, for a total of 41 dots on your sheet?
And where does
dots_beyond_chargen_max factor in?
dots_beyond_chargen_max isn’t used any more. It was split into action/attr versions in Beta 43 but I just didn’t delete the old one so you could have it for reference.
- The first version just had one limit. Max in chargen was the max you could ever have.
- Then somebody asked that there be a way to set a limit beyond the chargen max. So I added dots_beyond_chargen_max.
- Then somebody pointed out that if you had 6 dots beyond CG, that you could end up with 6 extra attribute dots, which seemed excessive. So I split it into action vs. attr. And here were are
It is stupidly confusing, though. I will look at simplifying the config options in the next patch. The basic idea is just that there’s a max # of dots you can have in chargen, and a max # of dots you can have total (not counting the freebies).
It makes perfect sense…
…as soon as it makes perfect sense.
It just took me a while to get there. Thank you for clarifying. <3