Straight from Blue Manchu dev diary (needs cleanup):
Our power tokens are divided into levels refer to as:
In single-player, your character gains power tokens as they level up. At the start of the game, you have no tokens, which means that you can only use items that don’t have any token requirements (there are still plenty of these though). As you level up, you’ll eventually get your first minor power token. This allows you to use one item that requires a single minor power token to use. You can see where it goes from there.
In balanced multi-player, all characters are lvl 18 and therefore receive 4 minor and 4 major power tokens.
Power Token Distribution by level
- Question:So I just got my party to level 7, and now they all have a minor power token. I'm excited about equipping new gear, but when I do so, am I going to be permanently tying those power tokens to the gear, or will unequipping power token gear free up the token for me to use on another item?
- Ans: No, it's not a permanent lock for the power tokens. It just requires you to have a free power token in your available "power pool" to be equipped. Unequipping the item just returns the token to an unused status below the character figurine.