Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Regarding Experience in 5th Edition (a helpful chart)

The following numbers are based on the Character Advancement chart on page 10 of the Player's D&D Basic Rules pdf, the Experience Points by Challenge Rating chart on page 5 of the DM's Basic Rules pdf, and the XP per Adventuring Day per Player Character chart on page 58 of that document.

For the sake of simplicity, the Encounters per Level assumes a party size of 1 and all encounters are CR = Character Level.

Character level XP Required XP to Advance Recommended XP per Adventuring Day Days to Level
1 0 300 300 1.00
2 300 600 600 1.00
3 900 1800 1200 1.50
4 2700 3800 1700 2.24
5 6500 7500 3500 2.14
6 14000 9000 4000 2.25
7 23000 11000 5000 2.20
8 34000 14000 6000 2.33
9 48000 16000 7500 2.13
10 64000 21000 9000 2.33
11 85000 15000 10500 1.43
12 100000 20000 11500 1.74
13 120000 20000 13500 1.48
14 140000 25000 15000 1.67
15 165000 30000 18000 1.67
16 195000 30000 20000 1.50
17 225000 40000 25000 1.60
18 265000 40000 27000 1.48
19 305000 50000 30000 1.67
20 355000 NA 40000 NA
Total Time to level 20: 33.36 Days


Character level XP Required XP to Advance XP by CR (where CR = Level) Encounters per level
1 0 300 200 1.50
2 300 600 450 1.33
3 900 1800 700 2.57
4 2700 3800 1100 3.45
5 6500 7500 1800 4.17
6 14000 9000 2300 3.91
7 23000 11000 2900 3.79
8 34000 14000 3900 3.59
9 48000 16000 5000 3.20
10 64000 21000 5900 3.56
11 85000 15000 7200 2.08
12 100000 20000 8400 2.38
13 120000 20000 10000 2.00
14 140000 25000 11500 2.17
15 165000 30000 13000 2.31
16 195000 30000 15000 2.00
17 225000 40000 18000 2.22
18 265000 40000 20000 2.00
19 305000 50000 22000 2.27
20 355000 NA 25000 NA
Total Encounters to level 20: 50.52


5th Edition. Because no epic adventure should take longer than a month...

Just don't tell Mr. Tolkien...