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Feats of Exploration is an alternate reward system for your favorite XP-based roleplaying game!

Don't just dole out XP for monsters defeated and treasure gained; award concrete and systemetized XP for specific exploration activities that help to encourage the old-school play style. Examples include:

  • Completing quests
  • Overcoming traps
  • Utilizing equipment in creative ways
  • Manipulating NPCs
  • Applying lore
  • Finding secret doors
  • ... and many more!

Reward your players for quick thinking, uncovering secrets, paying attention to detail, and a multitude of other exploration-based activities. Each Feat corresponds with a percentage value based on how much XP a PC needs to gain a new level, and the whole party benefits each time a Feat is achieved!

This framework for awarding experience slots seamlessly into the existing XP reward system of Old-School Essentials and many other classic iterations of the world’s first roleplaying game.

Feats of Exploration has been thoroughly playtested as a fully integrated subsystem in 3d6 Down the Line's Halls of Arden Vul actual play series. If you are interested in seeing the system in action with links to Jon's session FoE worksheets, please check out 3d6 DTL on YouTube. We keep it old-school all day.

Referees -- Give XP for what really matters!

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Russell A December 04, 2023 10:28 pm UTC
This is one of those products that seem so obvious after it is created. Great job! And well worth the money.
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Benjamin W November 15, 2023 7:33 am UTC
This book is the future of OSR exp. It formalises discussions from across the community into a tight and eminently usable procedure.

The PDFs layout is adequate and useable, if without flair.
I am not the person to comment on editing in depth, but nothing jumps out instantly as bad.

Strong recommendation.
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Michael M November 14, 2023 10:16 pm UTC
Really nice to give GM's the option of giving OSE players a third way to hand out experience. keeps advancement consistant and level throughout a campaign.
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