# Power Levels

The core of measuring strength

Power Level is a method for representing relative strength across various dice combinations in a consistent manner. This is important because your character will have many advancement choices, which will affect its gameplay, and you need to be able to compare, evaluate, and understand them!

Power Level is a variation of Dice Notation with these two components:

**Dice Quantity**- The quantity of dice thrown.**Dice Quality**- A value assigned based on the type of dice used, stemming from its number of sides.

Power Level is the sum the dice quantity (count) with the corresponding dice quality, from the table below.

Examples:

`3d6`

translates to a**Power Level of 4**(3+1).`2d8`

translates to a**Power Level of 4**(2+2).`2d10`

equates to a**Power Level of 5**(2+3).

Dice Sides | Dice Quality |
---|---|

d4 | 0 |

d6 | 1 |

d8 | 2 |

d10 | 3 |

d12 | 4 |

d20 | 5 |

d36 | 6 |

d60 | 7 |

d100 | 8 |

Dice Quality provides a benchmark for guiding choices in character advancement, ensuring players are equipped to tailor their approach to virtual challenges and rivalries within "Paradigm Found."

This tactical deployment of dice serves as the heartbeat of interaction, where strategy meets chance in the grand theater of The Paradigm.

### Advancement Choices

The following illustrate how diverse dice configurations translate to unique power displays. Consider a comparison of Power Level 6:

- Rolling six four-sided dice (6d4) ensures a firmer grasp on average outcomes.
- A single twenty-sided die (1d20) invites a lower possibility of a comparatively high roll, but as a path, gets you to rolling d100 dice faster.

Another example at Power Level 9:

- You have a 40% chance of rolling a 61+ on a 1d100 roll.
- You have a 0% chance to roll the same by rolling 6d10.
- But advancing quickly through to Master may be more arduous.