Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
Pathfinder Society

Pathfinder Beginner Box

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Pathfinder Comics

Pathfinder Legends

Rolling vs Point Buy: The Game!


Forum Games


Here's how you play.

1. Roll the dice and get a set of stats.
2. Figure out what character class you would make with the rolls you end up with.
3. Take that character class and generate a set of stats using 20 Point Buy.
4. Compare!

I'll give it a try. I will use 4d6 drop lowest. (If you know how to format this so it does it automatically, let me know!) But you can use whatever you want.

4d6 ⇒ (2, 2, 4, 3) = 11
4d6 ⇒ (5, 2, 3, 2) = 12
4d6 ⇒ (2, 2, 4, 5) = 13
4d6 ⇒ (1, 4, 2, 3) = 10
4d6 ⇒ (3, 1, 2, 5) = 11
4d6 ⇒ (2, 5, 1, 6) = 14

Qadira

4d6 ⇒ (3, 5, 2, 2) = 12
4d6 ⇒ (2, 6, 5, 5) = 18
4d6 ⇒ (2, 5, 3, 6) = 16
4d6 ⇒ (1, 1, 3, 1) = 6
4d6 ⇒ (2, 4, 1, 1) = 8
4d6 ⇒ (4, 4, 5, 3) = 16

Mystic Theurge. Wizard then Cleric.

6
8+2
12
18
16
16

20pt buy?

10
10
10
16
14+2
14


Okay, that really sucks. I'll make a Human Rogue.

Str: 10
Dex: 15 (+2 for race)
Con: 11
Int: 9
Wis: 10
Cha: 9

This is Joe the Mediocre Rogue. He is not very interesting. Actually he is pretty unexceptional in every way. His main advantage as a Rogue is his forgettableness.

Now for the Point Buy:

Str: 12
Dex: 19 (+2 for race)
Con: 14
Int: 10
Wis: 12
Cha: 8

Tried to maintain the Joe Average theme he has going, only now he is quite talented as a Rogue.


Tirq wrote:

Mystic Theurge. Wizard then Cleric.

6
8+2
12
18
16
16

It looks like you forgot to subtract the lowest die. You would actually have: 10, 16, 14, 5, 7, 13.


Trying again to see if I can get something more interesting.

4d6 ⇒ (6, 6, 3, 6) = 21
4d6 ⇒ (4, 2, 6, 6) = 18
4d6 ⇒ (4, 5, 5, 3) = 17
4d6 ⇒ (3, 3, 2, 3) = 11
4d6 ⇒ (5, 2, 2, 4) = 13
4d6 ⇒ (2, 4, 5, 5) = 16

WOOT! There we go! Let's try a Human Strength Monk.

Str: 20 (+2 race)
Dex: 14
Con: 14
Int: 11
Wis: 16
Cha: 9

Pretty kick-butt. I think Point Buy will be disappointing.

Str: 17 (+2 race)
Dex: 14
Con: 14
Int: 10
Wis: 14
Cha: 8


Let's do this!

Go, Dice Roll!

Big money! Big money!

Rolled Stats:
STR4d6 ⇒ (2, 6, 4, 1) = 13=12
CON4d6 ⇒ (1, 3, 5, 5) = 14=13+2 racial
DEX4d6 ⇒ (1, 6, 4, 2) = 13=12
INT4d6 ⇒ (4, 3, 5, 4) = 16=13
WIS4d6 ⇒ (2, 2, 3, 6) = 13=11
CHA4d6 ⇒ (3, 2, 1, 3) = 9=8

Human Commoner

Point Buy:
STR= 14 = 5/20
DEX= 14 = 10/20
CON= 16 = 15/20 (+2 racial)
INT= 14 = 20/20
WIS= 12 = 22/20
CHA= 08 = 20/20

Well...
End result
STR/DEX/CON/INT/WIS/CHA
Roll:12/13/14/13/11/8
Buy:14/12/15/13/11/8

Qadira

You're right. I missed that part. Heh.

YOU GOT A 21?!?!


Another try!

4d6 ⇒ (2, 3, 5, 3) = 13
4d6 ⇒ (6, 2, 2, 5) = 15
4d6 ⇒ (6, 4, 4, 4) = 18
4d6 ⇒ (3, 3, 1, 2) = 9
4d6 ⇒ (1, 6, 4, 3) = 14
4d6 ⇒ (1, 3, 4, 4) = 12

Ugh. Oh well. Halfling Bard!

Str: 9 (-2 racial)
Dex: 15 (+2 racial)
Con: 13
Int: 11
Wis: 8
Cha: 16 (+2 racial)

Point Buy:

Str: 10 (-2 racial)
Dex: 16 (+2 racial)
Con: 14
Int: 10
Wis: 8
Cha: 18 (+2 racial)

Paizo / Messageboards / Paizo Community / Forum Games / Rolling vs Point Buy: The Game! All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.

©2002–2014 Paizo Inc.®. Need help? Email customer.service@paizo.com or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time. View our privacy policy. Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc., and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Online, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.