How does LFR handle Boons?
Can you buy them as if they're regular loot?
Get them as a bundle award (ie from a MYR or some thing similiar)?
Did a quick scan of the rules and couldn't find anything handling them.
You can't buy them. A very few modules provide them as bundle rewards under special circumstances, but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for any particular one. You can't get them from a MYRE.
Players cannot buy them because they are from the DMG2, which is not on the list of player resources. MYRE adventures cannot give them out because MYRE treasure is restricted to the Player's Handbook series. The only way to get one is to have a non-MYRE adventure give one as treasure.
CORE1-15 gives out a boon as treasure
I ran a module this weekend .. L3vel 14-17 at Ancon 2010... I can not remember the name but in it at the end was a BOON that the players where able to choose.
There's a difference between:
a) listed as "legal" in Character Builder
b) a legal "player resource" in LFR for a player to use for *purchasing* an item (as others have noted, the CCG has a list of those resources, and the DMGs, as well as Dungeon, are *not* listed)
c) a legitimate treasure bundle or other reward recevied in a module (which does *not* necssarily need to be from a "player resource"; writers can draw from other sources)
The rule is already clear:
- Boons, as they appear in a book which is not a player resource, cannot be purchased by players
- They can be awarded as adventure rewards, should the authors and LFR staff so choose
Well it was stated in another group that when you place the 'LFR FILTER' for Charecter Builder in active mode and try to 'Purchase a Boon' it will not allow you to do so, it makes your PC house ruled.
Although, that "legal for LFR" filter in Character Builder is notoriously inaccurate. Players would be best advised to rely on the CCG for the definitive word on what's legal and what is not legal.
Okay now that we have this somwhat sorted out next question
Do boons count as 'Level Picks' or are they like rituals?
Also is there a limit to the Number of Boons a person can have?
I also will agree and like it stated.. 'Boons can not be sold' *chuckles*
Roger 'Brute' GGG
(((I do not need someone to tell me they can not be sold.. I will not allow a person to choose a boon that they qualify for and then try to 'seel it' *shakes head* a boon is non material item, thus my question as to do they count as a level pick?)))
Kenobi is correct. Unless otherwise specified boons take up a found item slot.
Thanks I will let the one player who qualifeied and I think took the boon know this information from the event I ran at Ancon 2010 this past weekend.
Thanks again and I will make certain to pass this information on.
Roger 'Brute' GGG
Follow up question on Boons
Does the use an item within 4 levels above you rule apply to Boons as well or are they not items and thus in use straight away
Mechanically I can see the within 4 being sensible but the you got this boon from a god but it doesnt kick in till you level makes little sense
Note -- you cannot sell a boon, and unless it says otherwise, it does not occupy a body slot. It does count as a found magic item (unless it specifically says otherwise).
May I suggest if you are going to keep the within 5 rule that you also implement a rule that boons are only the highest available to the character when they are given
So for example if a character gains one in a P1 mod it will be the level 13 version unless the character is 14th level in which case that character gains the level 18 version
Either that or state they act straight away and add this to the cannot be sold rule exception you are already making.
It doesn't seem that there's any need for them to scale or to have a sell value. Every single level 3 boon, for instance, is still quite good at 13th or 23rd. Further, they are never intended to be sold as an item type - in fact, by normal rules boons often disappear on their own after a set amount of time.
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