Wreckingrocc

2009-01-30, 06:34 PM

So recently, I was noticing that assigning stats to a 4e character was the same every time. For me, it's simply a matter of assigning high numbers to primary and secondary stats. The tertiary stats hardly do anything, and the other stats are completely useless, save for skills, and, in some cases, defenses.

It was then that I came to the conclusion that there needs to be a nice, clean way to roll stats for 4e characters, while retaining balance between characters. What I came up with was based on a combination of things, but, primarily, the 29-27-25 3.5 rolling system.

1st Ability Score: 4d4v1+6

2nd Ability Score: 11d2v2

3rd Ability Score: 24-(1st Ability Score)

4th Ability Score: 27-(2nd Ability Score)

5th and 6th Ability Scores: Calculate your total points, using the table below. If the total is above 48, reroll your stats. If your total is at or below 48, subtract your first four scores’ total from 48. Then, spend all possible remaining points on your last two ability scores. Both scores begin at 6. You can distribute the points however you choose. If you still have remaining points left over, those points are lost.

Ability Score|Points

18|20

17|16

16|13

15|11

14|9

13|7

12|6

11|5

10|4

9|3

8|2

7|1

6|0

After calculating your six ability scores, you may assign them however you wish.

I'm looking for criticism, so please comment on your opinions of the system. If no points are left over, the characters will have the equivalent of a 26-point-buy array.

It was then that I came to the conclusion that there needs to be a nice, clean way to roll stats for 4e characters, while retaining balance between characters. What I came up with was based on a combination of things, but, primarily, the 29-27-25 3.5 rolling system.

1st Ability Score: 4d4v1+6

2nd Ability Score: 11d2v2

3rd Ability Score: 24-(1st Ability Score)

4th Ability Score: 27-(2nd Ability Score)

5th and 6th Ability Scores: Calculate your total points, using the table below. If the total is above 48, reroll your stats. If your total is at or below 48, subtract your first four scores’ total from 48. Then, spend all possible remaining points on your last two ability scores. Both scores begin at 6. You can distribute the points however you choose. If you still have remaining points left over, those points are lost.

Ability Score|Points

18|20

17|16

16|13

15|11

14|9

13|7

12|6

11|5

10|4

9|3

8|2

7|1

6|0

After calculating your six ability scores, you may assign them however you wish.

I'm looking for criticism, so please comment on your opinions of the system. If no points are left over, the characters will have the equivalent of a 26-point-buy array.