What are campaign points? Well in short, they are acquired points that your PC’s can spend for a variety of purposes to gain abilities that affect game play. Some of these effects are temporary in duration, such as Round and Encounter Abilities, while other abilities are Permanent in effect. How do you gain campaign points? Simple. By contributing to the creation of our Thirty Tyrants campaign site. Exactly what this contribution consists in will vary. However the typical way of earning points is to keep an updated character journal.
Once points have been acquired, they may be used in one of three ways. First, they may be used once per combat round to gain a short term benefit lasting the duration of that round (refer to the Round Abilities table below). Each Round Ability uses up 1 campaign point. You may use only one of these abilities per round, however you may choose to double the numeric effect of any given ability by using an additional 2 campaign points . Points “used” in this way are not permanently lost but refresh at the start of the next game session.
Second, campaign points may be used once per combat encounter to gain an immediate short term benefit (refer to the Encounter Abilities table below). Each Encounter Ability uses up 2 campaign points. While you may only “use” campaign points to gain Encounter Abilities once per encounter, you may also choose to “burn” campaign points to gain additional Encounter Abilities. Each additional Encounter Ability gained in this way burns 1 campaign point. Points “burned” in this way are permanently lost.
Finally, campaign points may be burned either during a game session, or out of session, to gain some permanent benefit. The burn cost of these abilities varies (refer to the Permanent Abilities table below), but regardless of cost, no single ability may be purchased more than twice by the same character.
1Doubling the numeric effect of a round ability increases the “use” cost to 3 points.
2Additional Encounter abilities have a “burn”, rather than “use”, cost of 1 point each.
3This requires losing a spell slot, and the spell/invocation may not exceed caster level.