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2010-01-07, 02:49 AM

When building two characters- one a Rogue and one a Ranger- I started the ability scores with auto-pick and then tried tweaking them from there. However, when I tried to move 2 points from intelligence or wisdom to another score (in this case, constitution) the program labeled it as houseruled. I can't even change 10 int and 8 wis to 9 of each. Based on the progressive point costs, this doesn't seem to make sense. Can someone explain what I'm missing here?

Pharaoh's Fist
2010-01-07, 02:52 AM
Which edition?

Mystic Muse
2010-01-07, 03:02 AM
assuming this is 4th edition I believe you can only have one score below ten before racial adjustments which is why it says "house ruled" however I know nothing about the character builder because I don't have it, DDI, or a computer that it would work on.

2010-01-07, 03:02 AM
4th Edition.

2010-01-07, 03:03 AM
I ran into this.

3.5 point buy: all stats at 8, work from there.

4.0 point buy: a single 8, the rest 10, buy from there.

So if you have 2 8s, that's houseruled. If you have 2 stats lower than 10, houseruled.

That'd be why. It threw me too (I smacked together a char for a one shot over new years, and one I helped a friend make for it had the same problem).

Mystic Muse
2010-01-07, 03:03 AM
then yes, that's the problem. you can't have two stats below ten in normal rules.

Dangit. forgot my ninja repellant.:smallannoyed:

2010-01-07, 03:09 AM
Ok I reconsulted the PHB and it does say to start with 8 10 10 10 etc. and then improve those. It's a convoluted way of saying you can't have 2 values of 8, but it's in there. Thanks for the quick responses to everyone who posted!

2010-01-07, 03:11 AM
Not only that, but numbers are worth different amounts. It costs more points to upgrade a stat from 15 to 16 than from 8 to 9.