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freetobeuandme
2008-02-19, 06:44 PM
i got to the part about 8 in each ability but i don't get how to add points.

Artanis
2008-02-19, 06:57 PM
Basically, you start with a certain number of points, and 8 in all stats. Then you spend those points to raise your stats. You can pay 1 point to raise a stat to 9, another 1 to raise it to 10, etc. However, it gets more expensive to raise a stat the higher it goes. So it costs a lot more points to go from 17 to 18 than it does to go from 8 to 9.

I'm not sure on what the "prices" are off the top of my head, perhaps somebody else can post them.

AslanCross
2008-02-19, 06:58 PM
The more you invest in an ability, the more it costs to raise it.
For example, to raise a score from 8 to 9, it only costs 1 point. This continues until 14. However, to raise a score from 14 to 15, you need to pay two points. Basically the point cost is equal to the bonus that ability score gives.

The DMG outlines this simply in a chart. Just look for the score you want to raise your ability to, and spend that much.

Greenfaun
2008-02-19, 07:58 PM

http://home.san.rr.com/thegraggs/dnd/Misc/pbcalc.htm

Tengu
2008-02-19, 08:16 PM
The cost of base stats is as follows:

8 - 0
9 - 1
10 - 2
11 - 3
12 - 4
13 - 5
14 - 6
15 - 8
16 - 10
17 - 13
18 - 16

And you add racial modifiers after that. It's very simple.