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Co-sponsor of the old school gaming convention North Texas RPG Con (ntrpgcon.com) and lifelong RPG collector and gamer (since 1978)


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answered How to: Create a good backstory for how the party got together?
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comment Why can't a Cleric use a sling?
Actually, 1E Clerics can also throw clubs with the same expertise as hammers.
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comment Why do characters with a high prime requisite gain bonus XP?
Yogo let me see if I have time to put up the "original" prime requisite bonus chart....it is very interesting in what was kept for later editions and what was left off.
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comment Why do characters with a high prime requisite gain bonus XP?
BTW Frank Mentzer is a guest at NTRPG con in a few weeks (a convention I co-sponsor) so I guess the best thing to do would be to ask him why! He also posts here as EXTSR so maybe he can join in the discussion at some point; if not, I'll try to get the reason from the "horses mouth", so to speak (no offense, Frank!). It is important to note, though, that the prime requiste rules were established long before Frank began working for TSR, but he may have some personal recollection. Failing that I'll try to ask Tim Kask (also a guest, and TSR's first paid employee).
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comment Why do characters with a high prime requisite gain bonus XP?
See comment below...you really have to go back and find out why they are given in the Original (OD&D) rules before you extrapolate reasons for later editions, because in many cases those later editions are merely aping stuff that came before.
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comment Why do characters with a high prime requisite gain bonus XP?
When you go back to Original D&D, ANY high ability in your prime requisite gave you a XP bump, while a low ability gave you a minus. This was a -20% to a +10% swing for some character that instead of playing a fighter with a 8 STR went with playing a cleric with a 15 WIS instead of vice-versa. Remember, most bonuses as we see them in the rules come from LATER editions, which piled up the benefits from high prime requisites...but their origins are from the first white box rules. So really you have to go back to the beginning and ask yourself why these bonuses were given in the OD&D rules.
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answered Why do characters with a high prime requisite gain bonus XP?