Strength: 14

Dexterity: 14

Constitution: 17

Wisdom: 17

Charisma: 10

Intelligence: 1

How are you supposed to roleplay someone that can read and speak two languages, is extremely wise, but has the same int score as a lizard?

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    \$\begingroup\$ @Piomicron Hello! Although this question might get closed for being opinion-based, you could pop in Role-playing Games Chat if you want advise regarding this situation. \$\endgroup\$
    – kviiri
    Jan 31, 2019 at 14:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ I would vote to reopen this question. Yes, an answerer could go off the rails with opinion, but there is also a lot of technical meat here. For one, the question is asking about the different between Intelligence and Wisdom. This is not entirely duplicative with past similar questions because it is such an extreme case. For example, does it make sense to even allow Medicine checks, a wisdom skill, if Int is 1? It is also asking about the possibility of playing a character with 1 intelligence. A rule-oriented answer could look to statblocks with 1 int. Finally, the language issue. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 31, 2019 at 14:22
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is the roleplaying stack, it's a question about roleplaying problem. I'd vote to reopen, but I don't have the privilege yet. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 31, 2019 at 14:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ @L.S.Cooper Sharing one's experience with roleplaying such characters, and how that went well/badly seems to not be fundamentally different from sharing experience regarding GMing techniques, dealing with problem players, fixing balance issues etc. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 31, 2019 at 16:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ @L.S.Cooper That was my point in my initial comment—to have answers based on actual play experience rather than conjecture. There are lots of questions here that have no right answer, but there are also lots of questions that have answers that are more right than other answers. However, I'm more concerned this this is pretty much a duplicate of this (albeit less extreme) question (mentioned above) and that this question should be noted as such instead of being primarily opinion-based. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 31, 2019 at 16:28


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