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Challenges and Rewards


This expanded system allows GMs to calculate experience rewards for a wide range of non-combat activities. From exceptional skill checks that change the direction of the game to in-character performances and personal sacrifices, this PDF provides simple explanations of how to calculate the CR of the activity and reward players.

Now with this PDF you can:

*Calculate the CR of breaking out of jail
*Calculate the CR of winning a bardic contest
*Calculate the CR of sacrificing money or items for the benefit of others

Ideal for politically motivated campaigns or low-combat sessions, use these rules to award XP for talking a local lord out of raising taxes, engineering a new item that benefits others, and a host of other possibilities. No more guesswork or worrying about under-rewarding/over-rewarding the party. This is a balanced, easy-to-use system.

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July 29th, 2006
The CR for Skill use rules are poorly designed. Without giving away the intellectual property content, the fact the CR is built specifically on character level/skill level based factors violates the d20 design principle that CR's are absolute (a [...]
June 4th, 2006
This expansion to awarding Experience Points is an ideal way to reward Players for their non-combat actions. While many GMs may do this already, the possession of a formula to make such awards is very useful.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b&g [...]
April 2nd, 2006
This product provides some simple but effective means to determine CRs and gauge rewards, making nice additions to the SRD. However, this publication is more of an essay than a book, IMO. The Cover, ToC, and OGL license take up 1/2 of the publication. [...]
Chris G. [Featured Reviewer]
February 4th, 2006
Challenges and Rewards The game of D&amp;D is built for combat. The easiest way to gain levels is by killing things and the DMG does suggest getting XP in other ways but really fails to say exactly how that can happen. I would have [...]
Don R. [Featured Reviewer]
January 26th, 2006
Challenges and Rewards from Bards and Sages Publishing does exactly what its first page says. It offers a few hard and fast rules that allow GMs to give a decent amount of experience for non-combat challenges. The idea is a good one. Giving a set of eq [...]
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