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    Default If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    I wanted to put a poll in here, but I did not manage to find the button: are polls disabled in this board?

    Anyhow, the question is simple: you get a single, +1 stat increase to your real-life self.
    Where do you put it?

    Personally, I'd increase WIS - it was a toss-up between Intelligence and Wisdom, but ultimately I feel that additional willpower and intuition would benefit me more than mere brainpower.

    More CON would be nice, but it's not really a priority; and as for STR, DEX and CHA, I don't really care about them as long as I am strong and dexterous enough to walk upright, and charismatic enough not to be chased out of the town by a pitchfork-carrying mob

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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    Charisma

    It'd help with interviews, and maybe my ex would go out with me again if my Cha was higher.
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    CHA. Studies have shown that one is more likley to be sucessful by being really pretty than really smart or wise. Besides, I'm plenty smart.
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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    WIS, no question. With any luck, it would give a slight bump to my listen and spot checks (currently at -4 from my "Inattentive" flaw, showing up in my nearsightedness and being half-deaf.). Besides, being wiser is always good!

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    Charisma. I'm fairly happy with everything else.
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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    If strength is an odd score, strength. If strength isn't but dex is, dex. if neither are and no mental scores are odd, con. (con is less useful to a one hitdie character)

    Priority for mental scores is Wis, Int, Cha, but if one is odd, and the other two aren't, that one.

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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    Charisma, I could always use less people who hate me and more people that don't.
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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    CHA. 'coz I've got my life planned to the very last thing, but I need more assertiveness to rally the people who I'll need for it to work out.

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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    If only 1 is odd, that one. Otherwise, I'd rate them at something like this order:

    Con
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    Str

    Oh, that meaning if only a few were odd I'd take the one highest on that list. If none or all are odd, Constitution it is, I need to do more cardio =\ Plus, I get migraines, though I very rarely get sick other than that.
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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    Charisma would certainly be more useful to me in my career (I'm a singer, so it pertains directly to Perform (singing) checks, as well as enhancing Diplomacy and such with various producers, directors, conductors, etc.).

    Intelligence might also be fun. Though I think I'm already pretty good on that front.

    Wisdom might be cool, though I'm not sure how to rank myself. In terms of intuition and understanding, I think I'm pretty good, but in terms of perception, it's quite poor.

    Already doing the gym to improve my Strength and Constitution, thanks.

    My Dexterity is fine. I've been told I have decent talent as a dancer, and I'm not a dancer or an athlete by trade, so it hardly matters whether it's a +1 or +5.

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    Con, if that would fix my bad knee so I can run again.
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    INT. Just for once, I would like to ace a calculus test....

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    Wisdom. I desperately need it, since having ADHD leaves my "real-life WIS score" somewhere in the vicinity of negative six.
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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    CHA. I'm already real high there, but I can always be higher. And that's really the only stat you need in life anyway.

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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    1) Dex: I could always use a +1 on my range attacks (being a soldier, and participating in shooting sports on a regular basis)

    2) Con: It would sure be nice if running far, and carrying heavy things far was less of a pain. Besides, it would help counter the negitive I'm getting from smoking.

    3) Wis: I'm already fairly perceptive as far as my spot/listens/whatever, but a little more intuition could benifit me.

    4) Cha: It would help out with my diplomacy/leadership skills.

    5) Str: I think I'm already strong enough, and don't realy have any problems in the area. But what guy doesn't want to be one step closer to having that buff body builder physique.

    6) Int: I don't think I would benifite all that much from various knowledge(whatever) skills. In the day of Google, all you realy need to do is roll a 5 or better on your Search Engine check to know anything you want about anything you may encounter. I already get enough skill points from my class, and I never found the need for bonus languages when you can just have a translator....

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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    Charisma, I need to be more assertive. I'm already plenty smart enough, although perhaps having more wisdom would help with my discipline. My strength dex and con scores are okay by me.

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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    My Charisma (14) and Intelligence (13) are already my highest stats, and my physical abilities are out the door anyway (Str 8, Dex 10, and Con 6 I believe) so I'm going to go with Wisdom. Plus, since I was at 11 that'll knock me up to 12 and I can get a bonus to will saves, spot, listen, and profession!

    Tempting thogh it would be to knock my Intelligence up to 14, I don't think I'll do any better in life without a decent Wisdom score.

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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    Intelligence, right now I care less about being successful and more about what good I can do with it.

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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    Wisdom, people agree that I am inattentive and immature. I am smart enough and charismatic enough to get any ob, but I am just too irresponsible to keep a job. LOLz.
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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    obviously, first priority goes to any odd score, but besides that I think I would improve either Int or Cha. I don't think that I'm lacking in intelligence by any means, but being a Mathematics major it's kinda important for me to have. Cha for the same reasons as everyone else, it would help in social situations and just life in general, being likable is good. I'm tempted to say Str though, because if I had to guess I would peg my strenght at about 9 and I'd rather not have a penalty. I wouldn't say that I'm weak though, but I'm about 5'7" and 120 pounds so I'm only strong for my size, not in general. Still, if I worked out more I could improve that myself, so Int/Cha would be best to use a magical "stat raise" for.

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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    Wisdom. I want 20 wis and a diamond will.

    It also boosts Heal checks.

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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    I'd go with WIS too. I need better concentration abilities.
    No, not the skill Concentration But be able to pay more attention to things. I think my INT and CHA are good enough for my job.

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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    Strength or Constitution probably. I could do with being a bit fitter.

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    Charisma. Then I take my newly found bluff check to convince the universe that I haven't spent the point yet and put my cheaply acquired new point into intelligence.

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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    Constitution. I'm already pretty much perfect in every conceivable way, so having a better chance to survive car crashes(People would obviously not pay attention to driving when they see me) and such would be the best.
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    Default Re: If you got a stat raise, where would you put it?

    Hmm...the stat that needs it the most would be dex (I'm about a 7 or so)

    However, by far the most useful real-world stat is CHA, so I'm going to boost that as much as possible.

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    I would go for Con, only insamuch as it would affect my lifespan. Int would be good too, though I might go for Wis or Cha.

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    I would go for Con, only insamuch as it would affect my lifespan. Int would be good too, though I might go for Wis or Cha.

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    Nope. The right choice could make you be considered a paragon of humanity's wits, or physical abilities, or whateva. The wrong choice makes you the guy who's "a really good amateur, but not a good enough pro", who fades into obscurity. For each of us, it is, indeed, a tremendous choice.
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    I'd probably have to say wisdom. I have trouble finding my shoes on a bare floor.
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