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Prime Question

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:32 pm
by RaFonaRaFona
This is my first time playing C&C and I am playing a Human Rogue.

My stats are:
Str: 13
Dex: 16
Con: 15
Int: 14
Wis: 8
Chr: 10

I know that Dex will be a prime, but what, would you suggest, the other two be? I was leaning towards Int. and either Str or Con. Just not sure which.

Any help would be great! Thanks!

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:35 pm
by Treebore
Depends on how good you want to be with all of your class skills.

Typically I go with DEX (required), INT and CHA.

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:48 pm
by Rhuvein
Welcome!

Yep, take INT as a prime to increase chances to find and disable traps!

Good luck and . .

enjoy the game!

Rhu. :)

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:29 pm
by RaFonaRaFona
How about between Str or Con?

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:41 pm
by Treebore
RaFonaRaFona wrote:How about between Str or Con?
STR is more likely to get used more often, but when those poison saves come along, your going to want Con. Decisions, decisions, decisions...

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:57 pm
by Go0gleplex
My question would be; How do you see your character? Is he the sneaky snark. The ever hard to kill roach type. A subtle thug. Etc.

Sort of match your prime to the character of the character.

My two-cents for what it's worth. :)

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:02 am
by RaFonaRaFona
He going to be sort of a dandy, but he needs to be able to handle his own. Doesn't want to have to rely on anyone.

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:32 am
by Treebore
Then INT, DEX and CHA.

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:49 am
by Go0gleplex
Treebore wrote:Then INT, DEX and CHA.
+1 this

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:30 pm
by Dracyian
Go0gleplex wrote:
Treebore wrote:Then INT, DEX and CHA.
+1 this
+1

So does that make it a consecutive +2?

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:43 pm
by Aramis
RaFonaRaFona wrote:This is my first time playing C&C and I am playing a Human Rogue.

My stats are:
Str: 13
Dex: 16
Con: 15
Int: 14
Wis: 8
Chr: 10

I know that Dex will be a prime, but what, would you suggest, the other two be? I was leaning towards Int. and either Str or Con. Just not sure which.

Any help would be great! Thanks!
Dex and Int will come up often as you use your rogue abilities. Depending on how your GM runs spotting/searching and surprise, you may find Wisdom also very important. Given that your stats give you a -1 on all Wis rolls, that +6 from prime* might come in handy.

Most players choose their primes on the basis of a) their class and b) the kinds of rolls (both skills and saves) they will be making frequently

Another thing to keep in mind is a prime can moderate the results of a very poor attribute that you feel will be important. This is more relevant if you take your rolls "in order" rather than choosing what goes where, but if you feel Dex will be important to your character, and you happend to roll a 7, that sweet +6 bonus from prime can make all the difference


*- the lower base for prime rolls (12 vs 18) is equivalent to a +6 bonus

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:04 pm
by Captain_K
I second the use of a prime on a moderate to low score.. but most important character and competency themes need to be addressed. A dandy who relies on no one will need that low WIS to help enforce his school of hard knocks learning style ;} Have fun with it! A low score should be a roll playing treasure mine. CHA usually not CHR for me... at least.

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:20 am
by JohnD
I'd go with Wisdom.

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:19 am
by koralas
RaFonaRaFona wrote:He going to be sort of a dandy, but he needs to be able to handle his own. Doesn't want to have to rely on anyone.
Number crunch would say Con since you will make saves against failed remove traps, or Wis, since you have a low score there.

Character theme would say Cha. Dandy's are aloof and generally overestimate their wit (low Wis), but concerned excessively with appearances, both physical, and in the way they carry themselves.

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:08 pm
by serleran
Half-elf would be a good choice, to take Intelligence as Prime. If I recall, half-elfs get some modifier for Charisma and you could make it your "half-Prime."

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:36 pm
by Dracyian
serleran wrote:Half-elf would be a good choice, to take Intelligence as Prime. If I recall, half-elfs get some modifier for Charisma and you could make it your "half-Prime."
What do you mean by Half Prime?

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:44 pm
by Arduin
Dracyian wrote:
serleran wrote:Half-elf would be a good choice, to take Intelligence as Prime. If I recall, half-elfs get some modifier for Charisma and you could make it your "half-Prime."
What do you mean by Half Prime?
+3 rather than a +6

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:54 pm
by Dracyian
Arduin wrote:
Dracyian wrote:
serleran wrote:Half-elf would be a good choice, to take Intelligence as Prime. If I recall, half-elfs get some modifier for Charisma and you could make it your "half-Prime."
What do you mean by Half Prime?
+3 rather than a +6
Ah ok, I don't think I have ever played with Half primes

Re: Prime Question

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:30 pm
by AndyMac
Dracyian wrote:
Arduin wrote:
Dracyian wrote:
serleran wrote:Half-elf would be a good choice, to take Intelligence as Prime. If I recall, half-elfs get some modifier for Charisma and you could make it your "half-Prime."
What do you mean by Half Prime?
+3 rather than a +6
Ah ok, I don't think I have ever played with Half primes
A half-elf of Human lineage gets to add +2 to attribute checks of one secondary attribute (I think it's called "Attribute Check Modification", the racial feature, that is). This might be modified from older editions as I'm citing the 6th printing PHB and might have been a +3 in the past.