I was listening to an episode of the Roll For Initiative podcast on the drive to work this morning and the topic of awarding XP came up.
Give XP for gold or not? Full value or modified?
Give XP for magic items found?
Give XP for overcoming obstacles?
Give XP for attaining goals?
Give XP for overcoming monsters?
I award for overcoming adversaries, recovering gold, ad hoc XP for attaining goals and overcoming obstacles. Session write ups award a 10% expo bonus.
I also award a small bump in XP awards to my once a month group compares to my more regularly meeting group. Not a huge bump, but it it there.
How do you award XP in you campaigns?