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Old 01-03-2012, 03:26 PM
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Are we playing with the Action Point mechanic? If so, should we presume that we have the maximum allotment of APs for our level to start?
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Yes and Yes.

Action points per the 3.5e Eberron Campaign Setting, as described in the SRD.

At first level, each character starts with 5 action points. Each time the character levels up, they reset their points to 5+(1/2 level, round down).

Character Level / Action Point Dice Rolled
1st-7th / 1d6
8th-14th / 2d6
15th-20th / 3d6
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Just so I understand the rules correctly: Action points are limited on a by level only and only get renewed when we go up a level, right?
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Just so I understand the rules correctly: Action points are limited on a by level only and only get renewed when we go up a level, right?
IIRC, that is correct. Perhaps a refresher on what Action Points can do is in order? I know that you can add the results of a d6 roll to d20 roll by expending an Action Point, but I seem to recall there being other things one can accomplish by spending an action point.

EDIT -- Here's the d20 SRD text on Action Points.

EDIT -- Additionally, here is the Pathfinder SRD text on Hero Points; I'm not sure if we're ignoring them, combining them or using them instead.
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To be honest, I've not used the Pathfinder Hero Point system before. They don't appear that different, with the exception of how often they're awarded and how much of a bonus they grant.

I'm actually more comfortable with Action Points and the mechanics for them, as I've used them since Eberron came out. I would prefer to use that system, but will listen to any persuasive arguments in favour of PF Hero Points before making a final decision...
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I'm happy to go with what you're comfortable with -- I've never used Hero Points either. I'm fine with sticking to Action Points.
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I'm stealing time here and there to read up on various things. so I'm a little scattered in my knowledge.

Actions points and Hero points are one and the same, right?
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I'm stealing time here and there to read up on various things. so I'm a little scattered in my knowledge.

Actions points and Hero points are one and the same, right?
No, not quite. They're analogous mechanics in that they serve a similar function of allowing characters to intervene on the game on a meta-level, but they accomplish this goal differently, realized through different, distinct effects. Given what Rhak said, I think we should just ignore the PF Hero Point stuff and stick with the d20 Action Point mechanic. I posted the relevant link to the d20SRD above.
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ok. I'm tabulating a list of items I'd like to have and I ran across elixir of luck which gives 3 hero points back to the imbiber..

So I was wondering if that's an acceptable transposition.
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Actually, the Elixir of Luck gives three additional Hero Points to the imbiber, and they must be used within an hour. This is from Pathfinder.

Compared to a Stone of Luck from the D&D SRD, the PF Elixir is much more potent. A Luckstone only grants a +1 Luck Bonus to saves, ability checks, and skill checks during its use. Pathfinder Hero Points grant +4 to +8 bonus per d20 roll, among other things...

So, can we use the Elixir to grant 3 Action Points instead?...

Granted - I can see the benefits of having it. Same limits apply; three action points, one hour, use-them-or-lose-them.
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