2017-04-05 17:26:37 UTC
with an 18 or 2 to replace with 16s.
I can't figure out exact averages as it depends if you always replace
the lowest score or if you prefer to replace a score that's good for a
particular class you want to play. Without considering that you get an
3d6x5+18 = 70.5
3d6x4+16x2 = 74
(3d6x6 = 63)
4d6D1x5+18 = 80.5
4d6D1x4+16x2 = 82
(4d6D1x6 = 75)
A couple examples.
With 3d6 I rolled
63 points, straight up average for 3d6.
If going with those scores as is It'd be a Human Cleric, with arrange as
desired, I'd probably switch everything around to Str 7, Int 13, Wis 6,
Dex 14, Con 12, Cha 11 and have an Elf T/M-U
I probably wouldn't go with an M-U with 18 int, which would normally be
my #1 preference, as that low con and nothing else standing out wouldn't
be too good. If only given the option of replacing 1 with 18, I'd
probably replace the Con and play a dwarf F/C(if available) or F/T, or
just F. This gives a total of 74 points, which is pretty close to
With 2 16s I'd definitely consider putting a 16 in int and a 16 in con
and playing a human M-U or elf F or T /M-U. This gives a total of 82
points, which is beyond the normal 4d6D1 range.
For 4d6 I rolled:
A pretty good set of rolls, we're already at 80 points so that's 5 above
average, but might be tossed out with 2x15 rule. Although as a player
I'd prefer to just accept that roll, and certainly allow it as a DM, and
I'd probably go with Elf F or T M-U. If using arrange as desired, I
might switch str and con, but that wouldn't really make any difference.
With a single 18, I'd probably put it in Con again and definitely play
an Elf F/M-U so I can get that full con bonus and dex up to 15. This
gives 85 points total
If allowed to replace 2 with 16's I'd replace the Dex and Con with 16s
and have a good human M-U or Elf F/M-U. Although I might be able to
qualify for some of the subclasses which I like too, I could qualify for
Druid with 16 Wis & 16 Cha (probably wouldn't due to lower con), or
Ranger with 16 wis & con, or Illusionist with 16 con & dex - that's
probably what I'd do. Still can't qualify for Monk or Bard though. This
also gives 85 points.
This is actually somewhat similar to how 7e GW generates scores, though
you don't pick which score is replaced, it's based on your randomly
assigned race(s)-classe(s). It's also similar to how all the DMs I
played with had people generate scores back in the day, as they let you
roll until you got an 18 then that was the first score you got, although
they also used 4d6 drop lowest and reroll 1s, and even 2s for some, and
assigning scores as desired.