Sir Awesome wrote:To sum up we feel that most characters can have everything they really want by about 60 to 80 xp before they are just buying +1 to this or that, and this stacking rule makes that even more true.
I know power creep is very very important thing to watch as more and more books get released, but you don't want to loose character growth in the process, and I believe this stacking rule as a global rule will contribute greatly to that.
At 40 XP there is so much more I can get and want to get and despair about how long it will take to get there. It costs exponentially more XP to get more Perks but the rate we gain XP is flat. I won’t even be close to “satisfied” by 80 XP I’m sure.
Are you not looking in the Beta Clearance Player’s Primer? Or are your PCs from cosms without expansion books yet? If you restrict yourself to only what’s in the Core Rules I could see running out of things you want, maybe. Though I also wonder if they’re making their characters one-dimensional, which is something that early on I wanted to avoid with my own character.
Anyway this doesn’t seem like a general flaw in the rules, not just because it isn’t a problem to me but also because I haven’t seen it come up on the boards before. And I’ve been reading them almost since the beginning.