I was wondering due to the floating GM system whether we should award the GM points, so as they are not penalized. I was thinking they should assign 1-2 pts in their character to skills they use in that session, while they are in a support role, or to skills that explain what they have been doing all that time. If need be these could even be skills not on the character sheet, but helpful to the scene.
“That’s the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph for Ptah….what???….why are you looking at me like that I have always been interested in Egyptology.”
We need to put up a tracking of what XP rewards are being given out per session, so that EVERYONE’S characters are coming out equal at the end.
If we end up with multiple concurrent games, we might find people ending up at vastly disparate point totals – a running total would help keep this even.
EDIT: Only one problem that comes to mind with this though, actually – burning XP for successes. We’ll need to track that closer to make sure we’re not adding burnt points to our individual totals to bring us equal…
Oddly enough I am not thinking equality in 80s Cop is that much of an issue (as long as the disparity is kept to about 20 pts or so). You are still monstrous machines of justice and vengeance capable of striking fear into the hearts of criminals. I was rather looking how not to dis-incentivise the GM.
EDIT: we have seemed to have standardized pts to 2 a session and 5 for the end of the adventure. This seems to cover the burning of points (about 2 a session) and leave a couple for advancement.
“I was rather looking how not to dis-incentivise the GM.”
Buy him beer.
I second the beer motion, although running the game to try and top the previous week or try something new is a reward in itself. I don’t think characters saving loads of points will be an issue, as the GM role will roll around the group anyway and if anyone ends up somehow too good most of the GMs will put a nice named NPC opposite them in the next firefight anyway.
2nd funniest reaction of the night was “OMG they have names!!!!” . 1st place was Shaun when he worked out what was in the box.
Department of Agriculture, my ass.
Well he always did say on temporary loan from the State Department.
Trivia: Judas Booth was the name David Lynch used as his screen writing credit in Dune.