Originally Posted by Yitzi
2. Melee is nowhere near impossible. You can still reach 23 before bonuses, meaning 29 (+9 bonus) with bonuses (even restricting things to items)[...]
Ahhh, sorry then, my mistake. The rule as written sounded to me like ability scores simply can not exceed 23, which would be... insane, but if you intend ability scores to cap at 23 before any bonuses
well, then that makes a good deal more sense.