pasko77

2010-07-27, 07:25 AM

Hello,

I was reading Yet Another Thread in which it is assumed that "average Joe" only has 10s and 11s in their stats.

I don't understand where this comes from. In the DMG I can see that "average person" is defined by "3d6 each stat", which means 10.5 of AVERAGE, non 10 and 11 in EVERY stat.

Obviously it does not matter for gaming purposes, but an "average" person should be statted with more "realistic" rolls.

3d6 means that 1 in 216 there is a 18, and, since everyone has 6 stats, it means that, averagely, every 36 persons, there is a 18 and a 3, randomly distributed.

This implies that in every village there can be a genius, or mr.Muscle, or whatever. And all remaining in the "average".

We can assume that those lucky guys are mainly those who become PCs or meaningful NPCs, since they shine, but even so, i think it's fallacious to consider every single passer-by as not having a stat bonus/malus.

Thoughts?

I was reading Yet Another Thread in which it is assumed that "average Joe" only has 10s and 11s in their stats.

I don't understand where this comes from. In the DMG I can see that "average person" is defined by "3d6 each stat", which means 10.5 of AVERAGE, non 10 and 11 in EVERY stat.

Obviously it does not matter for gaming purposes, but an "average" person should be statted with more "realistic" rolls.

3d6 means that 1 in 216 there is a 18, and, since everyone has 6 stats, it means that, averagely, every 36 persons, there is a 18 and a 3, randomly distributed.

This implies that in every village there can be a genius, or mr.Muscle, or whatever. And all remaining in the "average".

We can assume that those lucky guys are mainly those who become PCs or meaningful NPCs, since they shine, but even so, i think it's fallacious to consider every single passer-by as not having a stat bonus/malus.

Thoughts?