Monday, December 08, 2008

Joe the Averagest

So I seem to be making some progress on my spreadsheet-based Labyrinth Lord character generator. Crom only knows why I thought it would be easier to make a generator rather than just roll up the PCs for my Big Stupid Dungeon Party, but figuring out how to call an array has opened up vast new worlds for me to conquer. Anyhoo, I wanted to share this stat set with you, the fourth proto-PC I successfully generated.

Str 9 -
Dex 10 -
Con 9 -
Int 9 -
Wis 12 -
Cha 10 4 retainers, morale 7

I think that’s about the least interesting stat rolls I’ve every seen, but the neat thing about these plain vanilla stats is that, under LL's rules, you can still be anyone. So here’s the query of the day for you, my esteemed readers: If these were your rolls, what class would you pick and why? Your choices are Fighter, Magic-User, Cleric, Thief, Dwarf [fighter], Halfling [fighter], and Elf [fighter/magic-user]. And yes, you are starting at first level.

Using the time-honored method of going with your highest stat would suggest making these rolls into a Cleric. But the reason to use that rule of thumb is for the prime requisite bonus to experience and a 12 doesn’t get you jack or squat in that regards. A long term thinker might go with Cleric anyway, in hopes of somehow scoring a Wisdom boost in play. Personally I lean towards Fighter, because when in doubt I tend to play a guy with a sword or axe or something. I’d also consider playing a Halfling with this set, since the hobbits of the Lord of the Rings pretty much personify ordinary people in extraordinary situations.