Originally Posted by nedz
BoED indeed, but VoP is a bit OP if no one has any equipment anyway, or ever will by the sounds of it.
OP? Hardly. Remember that D&D math assumes equal WBL. At its best, the VoP never exceeds 75-80% of WBL if its benefits are translated directly into items, so if no one has any equipment anyways, then giving free VoP just means they can actually fight instead of meekly walking up and cutting their own throats in front of the enemies.