House Rules

Bonus points for Journals and Excellent Role-play

Role-playing and journal bonuses are never given in the form of XP bonuses. Instead, bonus points are awarded. An in character journal or comparable hand-in/update on obsidian portal receives one bonus point. You can also earn bonus points by providing to the groups nourishment either through purchasing food or bringing something you made yourself. Additionally two bonus points for excellent role-play will be awarded each session, one awarded solely by me and one awarded by the group.

Bonus Points at Character Creation
reward requirement
1 Create or find a Portrait for their character and post to Obsidian Portal.
2 Create and post their character stats to Obsidian Portal.
4 Create a minimum 1 page, character background…preferably longer.

So, what are these bonus points good for?

Temporary bonuses
Cost Effect
1 +1d6 on any non-damage die roll.
1 10ft of additional movement until end of the encounter.
2 Negate a critical threat against you must be done before the confirmation roll.
2 Reroll any single skill/combat roll (d20 attack, d8 damage, etc.)
3 Survive a killing blow, if you would die from an attack you may recieve the immediate benefits of a revivify.
Permanent Bonuses
Cost Effect
1 1 bonus language (max one per level.)
1 1 bonus additional skill point (max. two per level)
3 Maximum on your HP roll on level up
3 +1 permanent bonus to a saving throw (only once per saving throw per character)
5 +1 permanent ability increase (only once per character per ability)
5 first bonus feat (only once per character.)
10 second through fourth bonus feats (limited to a max of four and only one may be purchased a level.)
X interesting in game effects, this might be things to do with your character or subtle alterations to the universe; depending on what you want will depend on the price also how much you spend will determine how much of an effect we’re talking about. EG: “Evil guy’s plan to destroy the city is hampered” is your request. If you spend 2 points he might misplace the key he needs and be set back a day. If you spend 10, the key might have been stolen by one of his enemies and replaced by a trapped version. You could also ask for other boons (a pet dog, a magic item, etc.)


If you have ever played Exalted then you know what stunting is if not I will explain. If you describe your action “I lift my sword above my head, bring my shield up in a defensive position, and swing down using the full force of my arm and body across their torso.” I may choose to give you a +1 bonus on your attack roll. If you give me a really detailed description that involves really good cinematic language and I think you have done an exemplary job I may increase the bonus to +2 or +3. This will reduce some of the pressure of describing battles from me and thus I will reward your efforts. Important note you must be able to perform the description, if you want to hit them with your shield then you shield bash, if you want to jump across the table grab the chandelier and swing behind your enemy get ready to make a lot of different checks.

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