Questions tagged [attributes]

For questions about attributes, innate measurements of a character's raw capabilities, such as how strong, or fast, or smart, or lucky, or magically powerful they are. Attributes are a mechanical concept represented in various ways in many RPGs.

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BattleTech vs MechWarrior Character Stats / Conversion

BattleTech & MechWarrior used to be 'mini combat' & 'rpg' respectively; and have gone through various versions; changing core aspects of the game & how the math works. In MechWarrior, ...
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Arcane Disciple and Spell Versatility - Casting high level Domain spells with your main casting attribute?

Can you use Spell Versatility from Geomancer, to "mix and match your spellcasting parameters" to change the Arcane Disciple's Wisdom requirement to your primary arcane spellcasting attribute (eg Int ...
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Combining Southern Magician and Arcane Disciple feats - Casting Attribute

I have trouble understanding the details of the full scope of the Southern Magician feat in conjuction with the Arcane Disciple feat: Southern Magician [General] (...) Benefit: Once per day ...
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What happens when I am True Polymorphed but the monster doesn't have any game statistics to replace mine?

The true polymorph spell description states that the target's game statistics are replaced with those of the new form. When I true polymorph into a monster such as archmage, or shadow assassin, ...
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Description of attributes beyond 5

Is there a description of how attributes beyond 5 would be imaginable? For example strength 5 let me lift 300 kg. Would be strength 6 400 kg strength 7 500 and so on? Or an Intelligence 6 person, ...
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Is there a rule to recalculate the BODY of characters with cyberimplants?

The description of the Petrify spell (Shadow Spells, page 22) says: PETRIFY (PHYSICAL) Type: P Range: LOS Duration: S Drain: F – 2 This spell transforms living tissue into calcium ...
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Is Agility the end-all-be-all in sink stats for SWADE, specifically for Fighter tropes?

I had started reading Savage Worlds in an attempt to find a way to get more out of my weekly games. I have started to find that playing D&D 5E is more and more tedious and the role-play and story ...
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What ways are there to increase one's spellcasting attribute for spellcasting purposes?

I was recently looking at the Regeneration spell (Creation 10), and wondering how I could achieve Regeneration 20 with it. This would seem to require a spellcasting attribute score greater than 20, ...
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Does 3d6 per attribute represent the entire (human) population or just adventurers?

In more "old school" D&D editions character creation required the generation of character attributes by rolling 3d6 for each one of the six (most commonly) attributes (Strength, Dexterity, ...
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How can I make a smart character act smart without prohibiting less intelligent characters from participating as well?

Preface I am playing in a campaign I made myself using homebrewed rules based on a German pen-and-paper RPG called Das Schwarze Auge (DSA; The Dark Eye in English). My Problem I have a very ...
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I'm having some trouble understanding attributes on my character sheets in D&D [closed]

So, if I'm correct, to attack, you would roll your attack bonus, see if it lands, roll to get damage, then roll to see if it's over the enemy's AC. This seems really hard to get to; also, what exactly ...
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Ability Damage/Drain vs feebleminded character/monster

My question is inspired by @HeyICanChan's answer to this question. It seems community generally shares his wiew on the topic. I'm interested in the way creature affected by Feeblemind spell interacts ...
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Feeblemind and stat boosting items or spells

When a character is hit by feeblemind and they fail the save, their Int and Cha scores drop to 1. This is clear. What happens if they were wearing a headband which increased either/both stats which is ...
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How to increase Rakshasa's Graces?

According to the Fair Folk books, characters start with Graces equal to their virtues. There are also charms for creating new Graces for the Fair Folk, but they start at level 1. However, I can't find ...
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Does having two Best-craftsmanship bionic arms grant +20 to strength tests made with both arms?

Dark Heresy Second Edition Would each arm's +10 bonus to strength tests made using the arm stack with each other when using both arms to lift something? Best craftsmanship bionic arms provide a +...
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Does gaining Unnatural Strength from two sources cause them to combine?

Say if a character with Unnatural Strength (1) puts on power armour, again granting him Unnatural Strength (1). Is the second instance invalidated, or do they combine into Unnatural Strength (2)? ...
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How do Pokémon stats change when they evolve?

I've recently discovered Pokerole, A.K.A. the Pokemon Roleplaying Game, and am liking what I see. It avoids the problems that I had with PTA and PTU, lets mon of different levels go toe-to-toe without ...
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What are the consequences of casting with an attribute instead of a skill?

Please note that we are using the Gentleman's Edition Revised (german edition, as far as I heard it contains some small things the english version doesn't) of Savage Worlds. The setting is a modern ...
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Does a Mystic Adept have to split their magic attribute like in SR4?

In Shadowrun 4th edition a mystic adept had to decide which part of his magic attribute was for wizard and which for adept, thus if one had Magic 6 he could have been the equivalent of a 2 magic adept ...
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How does Fighter Strength work in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition and Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition?

I'm currently playing Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, which uses a modified version of AD&D 2nd edition. Please note that even though it's a modified version, most of the modifications were made ...
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How does the Warshaper's Morphic Body interact with Wild Shape?

War Shaper 2 gets the following ability: Morphic Body (Su): At 2nd level and higher, a warshaper can use its precise control over its form to make itself stronger and heartier. It gains +4 to ...
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Trait maximums for Werewolves

What are the maximum dots for a Werewolf's traits? I know at least their physical attributes can increase past 5 with various forms, Gifts, and probably a few other things, but those are temporary. ...
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Attributes - how to determine them in a setting-specific manner? [closed]

Attributes, what are they? They're some things ... things, that are related to the core of the game mechanics rather closely. Yet when one refuses to go the bland way of generic ruleset, attributes ...