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Re: (TFT) Attributes of legendary status - question for the list
From: John J Hyland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My question for the list is this:
Do you place an upper limit on the attribute scores of your players?
I do not either. And in all the campaign sheets I've seen, where the GM
lists their rule changes so one can read them before making a character in
their campaign, I've never seen a ST limit mentioned. I've seen a lot of
optional rules and changes to the system, but never a ST, or any other
"NOTE: a strength of more than 30 is highly improbable by Earth
standards. If a GM wants to run a "realistic" campaign he should consider
limiting the maximum ST of human-type figures to 30. Of course, in a pure
fantasy world, super-heroes capable of sustaining massive damage while
performing incredible feats of strength are common; if you want this type of
game, you should allow characters to build up to any ST they can earn."
-ITL page 8, NOTE under ADVANTAGES OF GREAT STRENGTH
All GM's I have played under seem to favor the second stance by default.
That is to say, by not writing ahead of time that there is a limit to
human ST. As to the other attributes, ITL has a couple other things to say.
"- so characters should be allowed as high as DX as they can attain."
-ITL page 8, last half of the last sentence of DEXTERITY(DX)
Personally I have seen far more characters with DX 20+ than ST. In fact
except for the Giant characters I haven't seen any one with ST 20+. But in
the long run characters there are countless instances of high DX. And I
have even had two wizards make it to IQ 30+. But that was a very long
David Michael Grouchy II
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