Exponential Leveling - A legit way for Madness

Exponential Leveling - A legit way for Madness

Exponential Leveling is an addon that changes the amount of points (stats, class, ..) and optionally resources (hp/stamina/mana/regen..) you gain upon EACH level up.
It is meant to make Madness difficulty possible without cheating or hacking of any kind. The game isn't really meant to be beaten on Madness-Roguelike in a legit way, which is why trainers/cheats/savescams exist. There have been only a couple of winners that might be real and legit, and they are Adventure class with no video proof.

Being fully configurable, it can also be used to make the game easier as you wish to.


How to use this addon:

    - Download and install, of course. Check if the addon is ACTIVATED. If you have another addon that superload/overload player.lua, it might conflict.
    - Start a New Game.
    - Under Options > Gameplay, you can enable or disable the addon. This will work from the next levelup. It cannot be used retroactively.
    - You can also change mode of operating (Default is balanced) and optional modes of operation (Also increase resources, life, etc on levelup) or be left as is.

Operating Modes:
    - Balanced -> Gives extra points in a fair way depending on your difficulty (Nightmare, Insane and Madness)
    - Extra Points -> Gives many more points than vanilla in any difficulty
    - Cheatish -> Gives way more points than you'll ever need
    - Only Life -> Does NOT change how many points you gain on levelup, but provide some extra MAX HP on levelup. How much per level can be configured under the options.

Optional Modes (These work alongside Operating Modes):
    - None -> Nothing else than what chosen under Operating Modes
    - All Resources -> Increase stamina, mana, hate, vim, etc (MAX and regen) upon levelup. How much per level can be configured under the options.
    - MAX HP -> Increase only MAX HP and not all resources upon levelup. How much per level can be configured under the options. Stacks with Only Life if you want to.

POINTS COMPARISON (Example: Cornac Rogue at lv50):
        STATS    |    TALENTS    |    GENERIC    |    CATEGORY    |    PRODIGIES    |    MAX HP    |    STAMINA                    

VANILLA | 160 | 70 | 49 | 4 | 2 | 958 | 247
BALANCED NIGHTMARE | 181 | 127 | 101 | 9 | 5 | 958 | 247
BALANCED INSANE | 217 | 145 | 119 | 12 | 8 | 958 | 247
BALANCED MADNESS | 269 | 166 | 140 | 20 | 17 | 958 | 247
EXTRA POINTS | 212 | 171 | 150 | 14 | 17 | 958 | 247
CHEATISH | 1140 | 560 | 539 | 102 | 202 | 958 | 247
ONLY LIFE | 160 | 70 | 49 | 4 | 2 | 1252+ | 247

+ ALL RESOURCES | - | - | - | - | - | 1252+ | 396+

All resources ALSO gives, by a small amount, resources regeneration like: mana, stamina, vim, positive/negative, hate (per kill, not passively generated), psi and reduces equilibrium (by a small amount) every turn even in combat.

Update v4.0.3
  • Fixed the partial points (0.5 or negative -0) display bug in the character sheet and levelup screen. Overall points are the same as before.
Update v4.0.2
  • Fixed equilibrium regen bug (now it correctly reduces your equilibrium per turn by a small amount and stacks with other effects)
Update v4.0
  • Compatible with TOME 1.7.4
  • Options are much easier to understand and more customizable
  • Balanced mode (Default) is now meant to make Madness ACHIEVABLE without cheating; it's still hard as hell.

Exponential Leveling - A legit way for Madness on Steam's Workshop
See addon usage in the character's vault.
Your rating: None Average: 3.9 (16 votes)
Name Module Version Required Released File
Exponential Leveling v4.0.3 1.7.4 2021-07-14 12:49


Would be amazing if you add some options for this (like you have on your excellent expcontroller addon). Personally trying to make a game feel in-between this and vanilla. I don't have much money but could Paypal you a couple beers worth if its any help to you.

Good one

Hey there, glad to hear this suggestion! I'm already working on that for v2.0, however it's much more complicated than doing it for expcontroller. Planning to add 2 to 4 presets. Hope to release it by week's end :)

Cool! Thanks.

Cool! Thanks.

Bug in v1.3

At post-level 50 in Infinite Dungeon, the Stats started subtracting rather than adding.


Updated compability with infinite dungeon, you will keep leveling after lv50 with new bonuses (v1.3.1), this time it should work right.

cool thank you

You are a beautiful human being.

I'll look into that

I'll look into that

sadly too op and yes, it's

sadly too op and yes, it's prevent challendge. you can get lots of HP.

Sorry to hear that

Sorry that it prevented your challenge, but I suggest you to use it on higher diff. than nightmare.

oh it's not about blame,

oh it's not about blame, still good for learning game and class skills
but at lvl30-35 i upgraded everything including stats and points still coming from new lvls :)
kinda funny

oh so it's for nightmare+, so just a suggestion to warn people on normal mode to prevent boredom.
yes, there still noobs like me which playing on normal and dieng recently, especially on elites with +10 ranks from you :) with this mod is almost impossible to die. huge hp pool + fully upgraded defensive abilities on early lvls.


Didn't mean to offend or anything else, I was just suggesting to move forward to harder modes if the game seems too much easy. It happened to me in the past as well, but I believe this is also the only way to make Madness or Insane diff. possible for most class-races combination, and that's the main reason for this mod to exist :P

Infinite Dungeon post-50

Will you add support on this addon for post level 50 in the Infinite Dungeon?

Support added

v1.3 should add support for post-level 50 in infinite dungeon, if you encounter any bug please report it! Thanks

Might do it

Good idea, I'll look into it


Thanks for adding infinite dungeon support!