Originally Posted by The Glyphstone
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.
Well if the VoP character has 75-80% of WBL
and every one else has 0% of WBL then they are clearly ahead of the game. I would expect that the encounters would be designed assuming a balanced party, which clearly this isn't. The other option is that everyone takes VoP, after all why not ?