Optional XP System

This system ignores the Development Points (DP) section of BBF and makes an attempt to use a variant of the Labyrinth Lord XP system.

XP is divided evenly among the party. To determine the total XP award per encounter use the following guidelines.

Earning XP

Treasure 1gp = 1xp

Creatures (BP x rank) + (abilities x rank) = xp

Major NPC (BP x rank) + (sum of skill levels x rank) = xp

Minor NPC Minor NPC Score/10= xp

Example: The party fights a basilisk whose lair contains a 100gp gem and 34gp coins. 134 for gold and 90 for creature = 224XP
Example: Major NPC Kalak (Rank 3 wizard) from Soul's Reach modules = 87XP
Example: Minor NPC 4 Human Thugs 55% = 22xp

GM's can also award XP for good role-playing, making the GM laugh, etc.

Spending XP

Skill Level
Buy a new skill level according to the table below.

Level XP Cost
1 0
2 1,000
3 2,500
4 5,000
5 10,000
6 20,000

* For instance, if you earn 1,540 XP during an adventure spend 1,000 and gain a level 1 skill. You now have 540 XP.

Ability
You can buy +1 in any ability for 100 XP.
* For instance, if you have spend 300 XP, gain +3 in an ability of your choice.

Creature XP

Here is a list of creatures from BBF and their XP values.

Name XP Rank
Dire Rat 4 1
Kobold 6 1
Goblin 9 1
Lizardman 11 1
Skeleton 11 1
Pixie 15 3
Zombie 16 1
Gnome 18 1
Orc 26 2
Harpy 34 2
Satyr 34 2
Hobgoblin 38 2
Gnoll 42 2
Ghost 48 2
Dryad 50 2
Doppleganger 52 2
Medusa 54 2
Elemental (Water) 64 2
Bugbear 78 3
Worg 78 3
Hell Hound 81 3
Ogre 82 2
Basilisk 90 2
Werewolf 99 3
Spider, huge 111 3
Centaur 123 3
Vampire 132 3
Elemental (Earth) 138 3
Gargoyle 141 3
Elemental (Air) 156 3
Minotaur 168 3
Genie 172 4
Golem 183 3
Unicorn 230 4
Ettin 244 4
Wight 245 5
Hydra (7-headed) 248 4
Elemental (Fire) 252 4
Pegasus 252 4
Shadow Stalker 252 4
Troll 252 4
Mummy 264 4
Griffon 284 4
Chimera 420 5
Treant 460 5
Giant 705 5
Dragon 1470 6