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Since its 20,000 I suggest "Captain Nemo" as his title. Beyond the obvious connection, he is one who sails on his own terms and ignores those he doesn't agree with...confident in his journey and goals.
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Average roll of 8
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Challenge accepted!

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Those would probably be some of the best 3d6 rolls I've ever made.

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This one's a keeper:

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Man, you could really be screwed using the btb method. I think if I used it, I would do what Kayolan does in his game ~ allow a 2nd roll of the dice for your attribute scores!

In that game, my first set of rolls was awful - I doubt my character would have survived the session. The 2nd set was much better.
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With what I rolled, that person would never even survive to become 1st level.
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SIWDCC. Fighter.

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Rhuvein wrote:Man, you could really be screwed using the btb method. I think if I used it, I would do what Kayolan does in his game ~ allow a 2nd roll of the dice for your attribute scores!

In that game, my first set of rolls was awful - I doubt my character would have survived the session. The 2nd set was much better.
What I actually do Rhuvein is to let the player roll another character, having you roll two characters at once just speeds up the process. Once a character is rolled, I look at the attributes and then will decide if he is a hopeless character or not. So you could roll several characters until I think you got one that is not terrible. The scores you just rolled are obviously so bad that it would not be forced upon you, but the set that I just rolled, I would say you have a character and would not roll anymore other characters at that point.

So, I do go by the book, I just have the players roll several characters until I see one that is not super bad. Your attributes in my game are actually quite decent in my opinion (11, 11, 14, 8, 13, 9,), and so I ruled that you were finished rolling.

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Thanks, Kayo ~ yes they are very good compared to my first rolls!! :lol:
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serleran wrote:
SIWDCC.
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I'm sure I should know what this means! :P
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Arduin wrote:With what I rolled, that person would never even survive to become 1st level.
Indeed. I usually play a cleric so I would put the 3 and the 5 into STR and INT - where I usually put my low scores.

3 = -3 att mod
5 = -2 att mod

Whoa!
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Rhuvein wrote:
serleran wrote:
SIWDCC.
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I'm sure I should know what this means! :P
Yes you should.

Strength, Intelligence, Wisdom, Dexterity, Constitution, Charisma.

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serleran wrote:
Rhuvein wrote:
serleran wrote:
SIWDCC.
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I'm sure I should know what this means! :P
Yes you should.

Strength, Intelligence, Wisdom, Dexterity, Constitution, Charisma.
OMG! :lol:

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Kayolan wrote:So, I do go by the book,
No, you don't. Here is "by the book".

Attribute scores are generated by rolling 3d6. The player adds
the results of the three dice together to create a total score that
ranges between 3 and 18. This process is repeated six times.
Once the six scores are generated, each score is assigned to
one attribute, in any order the player chooses.


You only roll 3D6 6 times. No matter how good or bad the rolls are.
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pays to know what surface each style of die responds best to. ;)
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Arduin wrote:
Kayolan wrote:So, I do go by the book,
No, you don't. Here is "by the book".

Attribute scores are generated by rolling 3d6. The player adds
the results of the three dice together to create a total score that
ranges between 3 and 18. This process is repeated six times.
Once the six scores are generated, each score is assigned to
one attribute, in any order the player chooses.


You only roll 3D6 6 times. No matter how good or bad the rolls are.
Yes, and that is what the player does to create a character. And?

You will note that I said the player can create multiple characters, not reroll attributes for the same character.

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Go0gleplex wrote:13
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pays to know what surface each style of die responds best to. ;)
You mean you used loaded dice!! ;)
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Kayolan wrote:
Arduin wrote:
Kayolan wrote:So, I do go by the book,
No, you don't. Here is "by the book".

Attribute scores are generated by rolling 3d6. The player adds
the results of the three dice together to create a total score that
ranges between 3 and 18. This process is repeated six times.
Once the six scores are generated, each score is assigned to
one attribute, in any order the player chooses.


You only roll 3D6 6 times. No matter how good or bad the rolls are.
Yes, and that is what the player does to create a character. And?

You will note that I said the player can create multiple characters, not reroll attributes for the same character.

Your doing an "end around". Your still letting them roll multiple sets, and selecting the best. BtB is you roll one set, one character, period, and play what you get. Which sucks, and is why I never require it. Which is why, as you know, I let my players create their characters however they wish, because the most important thing to me, is for my players to be happy with what they are playing. Straight 3d6 rolls usually do not result in such happiness. So personally, I am glad you don't go by the book, since doing so often SUCKS!
Since its 20,000 I suggest "Captain Nemo" as his title. Beyond the obvious connection, he is one who sails on his own terms and ignores those he doesn't agree with...confident in his journey and goals.
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Your doing an "end around". Your still letting them roll multiple sets, and selecting the best. BtB is you roll one set, one character,
Show me in the book where it says a player may only create one character.

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Kayolan wrote:
Treebore wrote:

Your doing an "end around". Your still letting them roll multiple sets, and selecting the best. BtB is you roll one set, one character,
Show me in the book where it says a player may only create one character.
Very first sentence under Creating A Character, page 14 of the 6th printing, "Withe the EXCEPTION of the Castle Keeper, each person playing Castles and Crusades Creates A character to use during a game."

Bolding, etc.... is mine. Notice it doesn't say anywhere to create multiple characters and choose one. It even points out that the CK is the only one who can create and have more than A character.
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Go0gleplex wrote:13
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It's the Kwisatz Haderach!!!!! :shock:
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Treebore wrote:
Kayolan wrote:
Treebore wrote:

Your doing an "end around". Your still letting them roll multiple sets, and selecting the best. BtB is you roll one set, one character,
Show me in the book where it says a player may only create one character.
Very first sentence under Creating A Character, page 14 of the 6th printing, "Withe the EXCEPTION of the Castle Keeper, each person playing Castles and Crusades Creates A character to use during a game."

Bolding, etc.... is mine. Notice it doesn't say anywhere to create multiple characters and choose one. It even points out that the CK is the only one who can create and have more than A character.
This is what you do to create a character, correct. There is nothing that says you can't say the character stays at home and does not adventure. That's when I say, ok, roll a new one.

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Kayolan wrote:
Treebore wrote:
Kayolan wrote:
Treebore wrote:

Your doing an "end around". Your still letting them roll multiple sets, and selecting the best. BtB is you roll one set, one character,
Show me in the book where it says a player may only create one character.
Very first sentence under Creating A Character, page 14 of the 6th printing, "Withe the EXCEPTION of the Castle Keeper, each person playing Castles and Crusades Creates A character to use during a game."

Bolding, etc.... is mine. Notice it doesn't say anywhere to create multiple characters and choose one. It even points out that the CK is the only one who can create and have more than A character.
This is what you do to create a character, correct. There is nothing that says you can't say the character stays at home and does not adventure. That's when I say, ok, roll a new one.

:lol: Your free to play with the semantics all you want. Its your game, and like I said, I'm glad you don't go by the book. I HATE straight 3d6, play what you get.
Since its 20,000 I suggest "Captain Nemo" as his title. Beyond the obvious connection, he is one who sails on his own terms and ignores those he doesn't agree with...confident in his journey and goals.
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Treebore wrote:
Kayolan wrote:
Treebore wrote:
Kayolan wrote:
Treebore wrote:

Your doing an "end around". Your still letting them roll multiple sets, and selecting the best. BtB is you roll one set, one character,
Show me in the book where it says a player may only create one character.
Very first sentence under Creating A Character, page 14 of the 6th printing, "Withe the EXCEPTION of the Castle Keeper, each person playing Castles and Crusades Creates A character to use during a game."

Bolding, etc.... is mine. Notice it doesn't say anywhere to create multiple characters and choose one. It even points out that the CK is the only one who can create and have more than A character.
This is what you do to create a character, correct. There is nothing that says you can't say the character stays at home and does not adventure. That's when I say, ok, roll a new one.

:lol: Your free to play with the semantics all you want. Its your game, and like I said, I'm glad you don't go by the book. I HATE straight 3d6, play what you get.
So accordingly, you are never allowed to create another character unless the one you have dies? If doing so, I am not going btb?

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Kayolan wrote:
Yes, and that is what the player does to create a character. And?
And, ONLY when you actually understand what you yourself wrote will you understand my response. Until then, you will play semantic games and be asking, "And?".
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Arduin wrote:
Kayolan wrote:
Yes, and that is what the player does to create a character. And?
And, ONLY when you actually understand what you yourself wrote will you understand my response. Until then, you will play semantic games and be asking, "And?".
Fair enough, but it still stands Arduin, I let the players create more than one character if desired, with my final authority. You call it semantics, I call it creating more than one character. Either way, you cannot unequivocally prove that I am not going by the book during a character's generation sequence.

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Well, if it's not by THE book it's by some book; some editions of Classic D&D had "Hopeless Characters".

With all respect to the august personages debating here:

I don't think it really matters, but let us suppose that there is one way that is by the book and all other ways are not.
CK "A" says, roll a character and play it. Muahahaha.
CK "B" says, roll a character, discard if I feel it is unviable, and repeat until you have a nice character.

I'd say CK "A" was playing strictly by the book and could claim a cookie or whatever the prize is for such a dubious honor in a game that delights in giving the finger to the rulebook.

The CK "B" case more closely resembles Method IV in the CKG with a few important differences:
- CK determines how many characters are rolled instead of a straight 13.
- CK determines what is fit for play instead of player choosing one of 13.
Interestingly, the CKG says "This method only incrementally increases the character’s power, and
only when the character is considered as a whole, as the individual
character has not received any increase in attribute generation." I suspect that "only incrementally" isn't supported by statistics here; you'll get a much better character since several combinations will probably be suitable to your desired class.

I am sort of confused what the argument is here so I will shut up.
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