CPT – XP System

CPT Systems

Darkness Ascending will evolve the CPT system –  working to make it more useful and dynamic while at the same time more fair and simple.  Yes,  sounds like a great challenge!  I will try to convey the concepts before the math.

Every month every active character in every troupe will receive a minimum of 100 CPT automatically on the 1st of the month.  Additional ways to earn more CPT will be available and discussed below with the intent to provide a monthly earnable CAP of 200 total CPT per month earned.  We’ll adjust this up/down as necessary.

The monthly CPT grant of 100 (plus earned) can be used to purchase your XP or other benefits of IC relevance for your character.  By Night Studios has a XP Curve as part of their system to manage XP growth over time – we will be honoring that and be implementing it in the cost structure of purchasing CPT.

Below is a table that reflects the cost to purchase XP with your CPT.  The cost increases over time as your character gains XP.  Your calculation of cost is against your CURRENT TOTAL XP (spent and unspent).   So, if you have 240 XP it costs 17 CPT per XP.

CPT Actions Cost/ 10 Monthly Freq Caps Cost for 1 XP Cost for 15 XP
Buy 10xp < 200xp 100 1 10 150
Buy 10xp < 300xp 150 1 15 225
Buy 10xp < 400xp 200 1 20 300
Buy 10xp < 500xp 300 1 30 450
Buy 10xp < 600xp 350 1 35 525
Buy 10xp < 700xp 400 1 40 600
Buy 10xp < 800xp 500 1 50 750

Max monthly XP purchased: 15XP – that will get very hard to maintain as you grow in XP which is entirely appropriate and within the BNS setting fro XP curve growth.  We may modify the economy of CPT – how much and how it is is earned but unlikely to change the XP purchase scale as it reflects BNS model for a troupe game.

CPT is earned on a PER CHARACTER basis and only applies to the character. The current earnable cap is 200 CPT per month per character.  This may be adjusted over time.

Character progression is something that should over time – the game already starts WELL above book starting value of 30XP and is on the upper end of a ‘large seasoned city’ model.

Before everyone panics at math,  fear not – we will be implementing in the Troupe stores the purchase of XP for CPT.  This will mean we do the math for you,  it will alert the Storyteller to review your purchase and it will remove the CPT for you automatically.  The XP will not appear right away,  but will be reviewed and administered by the Storyteller.

Earning CPT

Earning tables may adjust over time,  we will certainly add more over time as well.  Just like in the XP purchase system,  we will be trying to automate this process as items in a store.  Bare with us while we put stuff together please.

Action CPT Award Frequency Monthly Cap
* All 100 monthly Automatic monthly
Food ($10+) 25 monthly 50
Narrator 25 monthly 50
ST active 50 monthly 50
Admin Resource 50 monthly 50
Event Host 25 monthly 50
Charity Work 25 monthly 50
Blood Donations 25 monthly
Max award monthly 200

Spending CPT

CPT is going to spent during character creation and during the life of your character.  The list today is limited but we intend to expand the options you can spend CPT on.  Some of these concepts like Stock Locations are new concepts an additional information is coming.  Clan Selection costs will be based on setting – which means based on the City Troupe location and decisions of the Lead ST of that location.  In some locations,  playing a Samedi or True Brujah might be lower cost then at others.

Generation Background
Generation BG:1 (11th) 0
Generation BG:2 (9th) 50
Generation BG:3 (8th) 150
Generation BG:4 (7th) 300
Generation BG:5 (6th) 500


Clans CPT
Purchase Uncommon Clan 100
. Assamite: Sorcerer
. Assamite (Non Vizier)
. Followers of Set
. Followers of Set: Vipers
. Gangrel: Coyotes
. Giovanni
. Giovanni: Premascine
. Lasombra-Anti
. Toreador: Ishtarri
. Ventrue: Crusaders
. Ravnos
Purchase Rare Clan 250
. Cappadocians
. Cappadocians: Samedi
. Followers of Set: Tlacique
. Gargoyles
. Malkavian: Ananke
. Ravnos: Brahman
. Toreador: Volgirre
. Tzmisce: Carpathians
. Daughters of Cacophony
Purchase Ultra Rare Clan 500
. Baali
. Baali: Angellis Ater
. Brujah: True Brujah
. Cappadocians: Lamia
. Gangrel: Noiad
. Gangrel: Ahrimanes
. Lasombra: Kiasyd
. Salubri
. Salubri: Healer
. Tremere: Telyav
. Tzimisce-Anti
. Tzimisce: Koldun