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    do you prefer rolling characters or using a point system. i like point system as it allows players to create character they have in mind. it also balances players in tha same group.
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    None of the above...
    I don't like the point system proposed in the 3e rules much. Its a little to limited for my tastes.

    For the most part it depends on the player. I let the veterans simply make a PC and then we tweek the things that aren't exactly 'balanced'. Very rarely do my players create outlandish charachters so this has worked fine. Though if the players are rookies I generally have them roll (4d6 keep the high three; roll six times and arrange the stats however you want).
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    I usually have the players use the system that Lawgiver describes except when I am introducing a character into an already established group where they are going to be a higher level. Then sometimes I adjust to bring more balance to the campaign but they will still start out by using the same startup system.
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    Using the point system think how strong the bloodline would be for a blind, one armed, no legged, alcoholic?
    He's just asking for an assassin to stick a knife in his heart.
    gatoraide for the wicked:)
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    I have always preferrred to use the 4 D 6 method but instead of rolling 6 we roll 7 and drop the lowest.

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    dont forget to reroll 1's and 2's.

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    I'm a fond believer in the roll 4 keep 3 method. With, of course, the reservation that I get to modify certain rolls to keep balance among players.
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    Orginally posted by brownie

    dont forget to reroll 1's and 2's.
    That REALLY boosts the average! Rerolling 1's and 2's in 3d6 gives an average of (some easy math) 13.5 instead of 10.5! If you reroll 1's and 2's in 4d6.... I imagine the average being well over 14! TOO powerful.
    In my gaming group we roll 4d6 (keeping 3 out of 4) 7 times, then drop the lowest.
    As for bloodlines... random generation combined with decent background (there must be some reason for that major bloodline!!) solves the issue quite well.

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    I would have to agree that rerolling 1s and 2s is for power gamers and I am not really interested in that type of gaming!
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    None of the above.

    Let each player choose: Do I take the safe path and go with points or do I chance it with the dice...Do you feel lucky punk, do ya?
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