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Reward Stars and Candy XP: An Alternative Approach to Distributing Rewards in Pathfinder & 5E

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This document introduces a new alternative in rewarding experience points (XP) to players and their PCs in the course of a pen-and-paper desktop roleplaying game.  There’s also some background / history, and some crunch-based, numerical tools and reference to help facilitate the incorporation of this approach into your own gaming group if you wish to do so.

Although the nuts and bolts and language of this document have been constructed to correspond to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (PFRPG) and Fifth Edition (5E) systems, this approach will work similarly for any roleplaying game system—so long as there is some sort of concept like experience points to which you can create your own mapping from Reward Stars.

This approach is provided free of charge, for two reasons.  First, I genuinely feel that this is a useful, interesting alternative to other methods, and it’s worked really well for me over the decades as a GM myself.

Second, as a means of introducing GMs and players alike to the concept, since it’s used heavily throughout all Infinium Game Studio RPG products.


Reward Stars is a pen-and-paper gaming concept that is used to power all games from Infinium Game Studio.

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