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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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. ...