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  1. #1
    XDragoran
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    Vos Strength

    I am relatively new to playing birthright and I just have a quick question for
    your minds. I am in the process of rolling up a new character, a Vos Fighter,
    and for his rolled strength score, I rolled a 18. Now Vos get a +1 to strength
    so does that mean that he is 19 strength or do I roll the percentile and get
    like, 18/56 and then add the one to make it 18/57. Sorry about such a newbie
    question its just i am not used to the birthright rules yet.


    Thanks for your Help
    Xavier Dragoran

  2. #2

    Vos Strength

    At 01:12 PM 2/28/98 EST, XDragoran(XDragoran@aol.com)wrote:
    >
    >I am relatively new to playing birthright and I just have a quick question
    for
    >your minds. I am in the process of rolling up a new character, a Vos Fighter,
    >and for his rolled strength score, I rolled a 18. Now Vos get a +1 to
    strength
    >so does that mean that he is 19 strength or do I roll the percentile and get
    >like, 18/56 and then add the one to make it 18/57. Sorry about such a newbie
    >question its just i am not used to the birthright rules yet.
    >

    As a standing rule for *any* campaign I've always assumed racial bonuses to
    Strengths of 18 always adds +10% per point to the Characters Exceptional
    Strength. Using your above example, the Character rolling 18/56 would have
    his Strength bumped up to 18/66. While this may not be a big deal at first,
    it can be a significant advantage later in the campaign when the PC
    encounters other things that may boost his/her Strength (permanently or
    not). For instance a BA that boosts his Strength again would add 10% per
    additional point. As you can see if various bonuses continue to accrue the
    PC can become a true powerhouse.


    Sepsis, richt@metrolink.net (ICQ:3777956)

    "War is a matter of vital importance to the State;
    the province of life or death;
    the road to survival or ruin.
    It is mandatory that it be thoroughly studied."
    -Sun Tzu,(The Art of War)-

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  3. #3
    Tim Nutting
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    Vos Strength

    I've allways used this too, considering each Exceptional Strength bracket
    to be a "full point" in stat allocation. But Sepsis has the right of it
    when the game actually begins in that every kind of bonus above 16 (wishes,
    etc.) only give a 10% bonus to the stat, thus requiring a total of 10
    wishes to go from 17 to 18, 18 to 19, etc. As far as a blood ability
    gained in play, I would treat it the same as a wish.

    I settled on the "pre-game" bit of this to ease out some arguments with
    players. I personally felt that just giving them a 10% bonus really was
    nothing during character creation. I don't know, it sure can be... but
    whoever heard of starting with a fighter at 17.10 STR? Well... except for
    1st ed cavaliers anyhow :)

  4. #4
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?LUIS_JOS=
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    Vos Strength

    Simple: IF you get something between 18.01 and 18.50you get 18.51, if you
    roll between 18.51 and 18.75 you┬┤ll get 18.76 and so on ( skip one "level"
    of exceptional strength).
    MANTA
    (A Dragonlance DM who had more minotaur PC┬┤s with 20 STR
    than human PC┬┤s with 18.00 STR)

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    > From: XDragoran
    > To: birthright@MPGN.COM
    > Subject: [BIRTHRIGHT] - Vos Strength
    > Date: sábado, 28 de fevereiro de 1998 19:12
    >
    > I am relatively new to playing birthright and I just have a quick
    question for
    > your minds. I am in the process of rolling up a new character, a Vos
    Fighter,
    > and for his rolled strength score, I rolled a 18. Now Vos get a +1 to
    strength
    > so does that mean that he is 19 strength or do I roll the percentile and
    get
    > like, 18/56 and then add the one to make it 18/57. Sorry about such a
    newbie
    > question its just i am not used to the birthright rules yet.
    >
    >
    > Thanks for your Help
    > Xavier Dragoran
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  5. #5

    Vos Strength

    At 12:12 AM 3/1/98 -0800, Tim Nutting(zero@wiredweb.com)wrote:
    >

    >
    >I settled on the "pre-game" bit of this to ease out some arguments with
    >players. I personally felt that just giving them a 10% bonus really was
    >nothing during character creation. I don't know, it sure can be... but
    >whoever heard of starting with a fighter at 17.10 STR? Well... except for
    >1st ed cavaliers anyhow :)
    >

    On this I agree, when first creating a Character I allow bonuses to boost
    Strength (and other Stats) full points up to 18. But beyond 18 it still is
    treated as 10% per point. Often this means Strength bonuses for PCs who
    already have 18 Strengths mean very little at first, but in the long run it
    can be a big help (as per the BA example). BTW, I use the same ruling when
    draining Strength, each point drained eats up 10% of the Exceptional Score
    before lowering the prime Stat. This is another good example of the value
    of 10% bonuses gained at the time of creation, it could make the difference
    between dropping a category or getting to strike at the monster with your
    "real" Strength one more time.


    Sepsis, richt@metrolink.net (ICQ:3777956)

    "War is a matter of vital importance to the State;
    the province of life or death;
    the road to survival or ruin.
    It is mandatory that it be thoroughly studied."
    -Sun Tzu,(The Art of War)-

    BR Netbook: http://webpages.metrolink.net/~veleda/birth.html

  6. #6
    Neil Barnes
    Guest

    Vos Strength

    On Sun, 1 Mar 1998, Tim Nutting wrote:
    > I've allways used this too, considering each Exceptional Strength bracket
    > to be a "full point" in stat allocation. But Sepsis has the right of it
    > when the game actually begins in that every kind of bonus above 16 (wishes,
    > etc.) only give a 10% bonus to the stat, thus requiring a total of 10
    > wishes to go from 17 to 18, 18 to 19, etc. As far as a blood ability
    > gained in play, I would treat it the same as a wish.

    I've always understood this to only count for wishes - magical books,
    artifacts and other miscellaneous gubbins will raise a stat above 16 by
    a full point. I think the 1st edition DMG justifies this as a means to
    prevent high level characters (who presuambly have access to bucket
    loads of wishes) from boosting all their stats up to 20-odd.

    neil

  7. #7
    rad smith
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    Vos Strength

    On Sun, 1 Mar 1998, [ISO-8859-1] LUIS JOSÉ INÁCIO MANTA wrote:

    > (A Dragonlance DM who had more minotaur PC┬┤s with 20 STR
    > than human PC┬┤s with 18.00 STR)

    player: i've got this great character!
    gm: oh yes?
    player: he's this minotau-ouch!
    gm: what?
    player: you hit me!
    gm: did i?
    player: yes! when i said minotau-OUCH!!
    gm: well fancy that.


    - --
    rad

    "these people are going to have to realise that sometimes
    bad things happen for no reason, and without it begin anybody's
    fault. it's a tough life; stop complaining and deal with it."

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