"... with high Intelligence scores ..."


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Grand Lodge

Quote:
Languages: Humans begin play speaking Common. Humans with high Intelligence scores can choose any languages they want (except secret languages, such as Druidic).

I'm unclear how this rule works. How many bonus languages? Is an INT score of 12+ considered high? The core rule book doesn't shed light on the specifics and d20pfsrd.com isn't helping either.

Thanks! =D


Take your ability modifier (+1 for a 12, for instance, or +4 for an 18). That's how many bonus languages you get. An INT 10 character will have only their native tongues, while an INT 20 character will know 5 additional languages.


Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

here is from book

You apply your character’s Intelligence modifier to:
• The number of bonus languages your character knows at
the start of the game. These are in addition to any starting
racial languages and Common. If you have a penalty, you
can still read and speak your racial languages unless your
Intelligence is lower than 3.

This is in the ability part of the first chapter.

Grand Lodge

Ævux wrote:

here is from book

You apply your character’s Intelligence modifier to:
• The number of bonus languages your character knows at
the start of the game. These are in addition to any starting
racial languages and Common. If you have a penalty, you
can still read and speak your racial languages unless your
Intelligence is lower than 3.

This is in the ability part of the first chapter.

Shoot, I foolishly stopped on page 16 and didn't read the bullet that spilled over to the next page. This should have been obvious. Thanks for pointing out what I overlooked.


It's found under the description for the intelligence stat.

PRD wrote:


You apply your character's Intelligence modifier to:

  • The number of bonus languages your character knows at the start of the game. These are in addition to any starting racial languages and Common. If you have a penalty, you can still read and speak your racial languages unless your Intelligence is lower than 3.
  • Link for reference. (Stat descriptions are near the bottom of the page.)


    "Humans with high Intelligence scores can choose any languages they want" simply means that Humans are (mostly) not restricted in which Bonus Languages they choose, unlike other races.

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