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I've been running a campaign for about a month now that is 4d6b3 in order, and we're having a really good time. It can create some really interesting character concepts because of this generation method that you wouldn't see otherwise (17 Int). For our fighter (whose player wanted to play a melee fighter regardless of his 12 str), it changed the way he goes about the game. Instead of standing still making full attacks, he spends a good half of combats looking for ways to interact with the environment to help out: dropping chandeliers, shoving creatures into toilets, forming chokepoints. This method can also make some prestige classes (like mystic theruge or eldritch knight, or heck, monks more viable.

As folks have said above, it works if the players are into it. If everyone is for it but one or two players are against, you could always offer them a different generation method. After all my players rolled their stats, I offered to let them place them in the order they want: no one has taken the offer yet.

It also helps with this method if you lean towards being lenient with what the characters can do. For example, if our 12 strength fighter wants to climb a chain, I let him do it without rolling climb--this prevents some of the problem of someone with lower scores failing at the most basic tasks. During more difficult activities, like climbing a chain in a windstorm while having boulders dropped on you, I still ask for a check.

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Name: Marshal Toof, son of Howl-of-the-North-Wind
Race: Goblin
Classes/levels: Barbarian (Feral Gnasher) 6
Adventure: Rivers Run Red
Location: Troll Fort
Catalyst: Alchemist bombs and Hargulka's Necklace of Fireballs

The gory details:
The PCs had been cleaning up the fort with no major problems, when they ran into Hargulka and the rock troll at the same time. Hargulka's necklace made his first save against the alchemist's bomb, but not the second--which spelled the end for Toof, who had already been softened up by Hargulka, the rock troll, and the biggest of the fireballs from the necklace. Now whenever the alchemist throws a bomb in combat, all the other players wince. The party did decided to resurrect Toof using their scroll of reincarnation. Toof's player was nervous about rolling a new body that didn't have a bite attack, but the bastard lucked out--he came back as a new goblin.

Name: Grand Diplomat Laurent Liacenza
Race: Human
Classes/levels: Swashbuckler 6
Adventure: Rivers Run Red
Location: Owlbear layer
Catalyst: Owlbear Colossus

The gory details:
I played with the giant owlbear to make it more epic--making it a colossal, climbable monstrosity a la Shadow of the Colossus. Laurent readied an action to climb the owlbear's arm when it attacked, succeeded, and nearly made it to the owlbear's head for a good ol' eye-stabbing before he failed his acrobatics (by one!), fell a good forty feet, and was then picked up the owlbear, thrown across the room, and died. Like Toof, Laurent was resurrected, although raise dead was used this time to avoid any race shenanigans.

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I'm super ecstatic about Shardra. It's nice to have a openly trans iconic, and it was nice to have it be accepted by the dwarves. Crystal hits another out of the park. New favorite iconic.

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55.) You're a rock.