JulesMrshn@aol.com wrote:

> Stats don't make the hero or villian. A quick thinking 1st level
> theif can beat a party of 7 5th level characters. Don't believe me? I was
> one of the 5th level characters. My DM showed us up good. And when looking
> at the sheet of the theif, his highest stat was 14, and that was Charisma!!

Of course, poorly-played characters can lose to anything, but a cleverly-played
5th-level thief can beat a cleverly-played 1st-level thief, while the reverse is
not necessarily true.