The Lost Marches – Gaining Levels

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Here I go again, adding in something else from days of yore! Or at least a toned down version of it.
The following will apply to characters of level 5 or less in my Lost Marches games, and must occur in a Town. Once a Character has surpassed level 5, they learn exclusively from ‘On the Job Experience’.
TRAINING TO GAIN LEVELS
As a variant rule, you can require characters to spend downtime training or studying before they gain the benefits of a new level. If you choose this option, once a character has earned enough experience points to attain a new level, he or she must train for a number of days before gaining any class features associated with the new level.
The training time required depends on the level to be gained, as shown on the Training to Gain Levels table. The training cost is for the total training time. – DMG PG 131
Level Attained…………………..Training Time…………………Training Cost
2nd……………………………………….5 days……………………………..10 GP
3rd………………………………………..10 days……………………………..20 GP
4th………………………………………..10 days……………………………..30 GP
5th………………………………………..20 days……………………………..40 GP
For clarity, characters could adventure forever without training, and they will continue to gain experience (they are not capped), they simply can not gain any feature of leveling until they have trained the required levels (up to 5).

Leave a Reply