Patrons of the Underground,

The board of directors is excited to clarify and update the Floor XP rules for the org. The changes have been made based on the feedback of patrons – your voice matters!

The most significant change is that Floor XP is now an actual, true Floor. This means no character belonging to a paid patron can ever have less than the Floor, regardless of Primary or Secondary status.

The Patron Handbook will updated in the coming week, and we’ll announce when that happens.

Here’s the new Floor XP policy:

Floor XP

It always is rough losing a character. Because of this, Underground Theater has created a concept called Floor Experience Points, or Floor XP. Only characters belonging to paid patrons receive Floor XP.

Floor XP is a lump sum of experience points that a character receives when it is created and approved, and is a minimum XP level for all approved characters belonging to paid patrons, both Primary and Secondary. No paid patron character will ever have less than the Floor XP amount on their sheet.

Floor XP is updated on the first of each month and is 4 XP per month for each month since the beginning of the current Underground Theater chronicle (see Chapter 5: The Organization). The current Floor XP can always be found on the homepage of Underground Theater’s website, undergroundtheater.org.

Floor XP is not the same as character creation XP, and does not include the 30 XP all characters receive at creation per the Mind’s Eye Theatre rulebook. With the character’s LST’s approval, a player may purchase common out-of-clan Disciplines with Floor XP beyond the three dots that are allowed during character creation, but may not purchase an out-of-clan Discipline higher than level three with Floor XP.

Primary characters that, through inactivity or other means, fall below the Floor XP level will automatically receive experience points to bring and keep them at the current Floor XP minimum.

Secondary characters ONLY earn Floor XP, and do not earn XP from any other source. This means all Secondary characters will always have a number of XP equal to the current Floor XP minimum.

 

~Ryan, Director of Communications

We’ve been listening to some patron suggestions about Secondary characters. Patrons have been expressing the desire for Secondary characters to have the opportunity to earn some experience points. It was also expressed that doing so should also have some restrictions to ensure that Secondary characters are not being abused or being used to help out their own player’s Primary character. After a few months of discussion and working out exactly how this can work, we’re pleased to announce this awesome new change to the way Secondary PCs work!

Effective immediately for the month of December, the following policy will be in effect:

Secondary characters belonging to Patrons with current memberships are allowed to earn and apply the Floor XP (4 XP) for each month that they are actively played. “Actively played” is defined as the player signing into an Underground Theater game and playing this Secondary PC exclusively for that game. If the player plays his Primary character in the same gameplay session, the player receives the XP for attending that game on his Primary PC only, and nothing on the Secondary PC.

Secondary characters are not allowed any extra XP beyond the 4 Floor XP each month. All additional XP awards earned by a Secondary PC (such as RP awards, downtime awards, etc.) are lost. They may not be earned by the Secondary PC and then be applied to the player’s Primary PC.

Finally, Secondary characters may not teach disciplines and may only take downtime actions after games in which they have been Actively Played.

This policy is not retroactive – there will not be any backdated Secondary character XP. Also, the current (old) database does not support this function, so it will need to be tracked however your current storytellers prefer.

Please feel free to ask any questions, throw any celebratory parties or just quietly go on playing your local troupe!