Milestone XP: A Character Advancement Research


Character Advancement was done historically by gaining Experience Points but lately it has fallen behind the simpler and streamlined method of using Milestones. The benefits of using Experience Points is that your players feel the satisfaction of gaining them little by little and seeing their progress between levels. It can also be used to promote more than just combat, by granting XP for social interactions and exploring dungeons. Milestone advancement in the other hand is usually simpler to do and doesn’t promote combat as much as Experience Points advancement is famous for.

This research aims to develop a methodology with the combined benefits of both systems.


Milestone XP: A Character Advancement Research for Rime of the Frostmaiden includes:

  • Series of Detailed Milestones associated with an XP value. Reward your players for completing objectives, interacting with the adventure and exploring.
  • thorough research of the milestones presented in Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden and the creatures inside. Analyzing the XP granted by every single encounter in the book and the expected character progress.
  • Math! You can see all the math behind the XP values associated with each objective and the reason behind them.
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