The Philosophy of XP vs Gold - Powering Up in Class or Equipment
“Powering up” in Dungeoneers can happen by retraining, gaining class levels, and acquiring new equipment.
Characters have the opportunity to trade treasure for experience points or spend their treasure on equipment… but not both.
Downtime can be used to retrain in order to increase a character’s max hit points.
Class levels are gained through slow advancement. Though combat grants some of the largest xp awards, xp can also be gained through puzzle solving, completing in story missions, performing acts consistent with the character’s role, and a number of bonuses (see Bonus Experience Awards).