Absent Player Policy
- A player may designate a back-up player that will play their PC in the player’s absence. The prime responsibility of the back-up player is to keep the PC out of high-risk situations and alive for the actual player until he or she returns!
- When a player is absent, the player’s PC will remain present and active with the adventure party if there is reason for the PC to remain there. In many cases, however, the character will leave the main party to pursue another course of action, returning to the party when the player returns to the group.
- When a player is absent but the character is in the party, the character will experience a troubling feeling of being out of touch with his or her power source (Arcane, Divine, Martial, Primal, Psionic, or Shadow). Because of this, the character will be unable to use any class feature or power that includes a power source keyword in its description. For example, Paladins would not be able to use Lay on Hands because it includes the Divine keyword in its description. On the other hand, a Rogue could still use First Strike or Sneak Attack, since these class features do not include the Martial keyword in their descriptions. Racial powers, such as a Dragonborn’s breath weapon attack, are still available to the character.
- When a player is absent but the player’s PC is present and active in the adventure party, the PC will receive one-half the normal amount of Experience Points.