I'm not a fan of rolling for my character abilities. I prefer to make the character that I want to make when I make a character for an escapist fantasy game. I've got a list of character ideas longer than my arm and that's just for D&D. The idea of trying to shoehorn one of them into a random set of stats makes me cringe. In addition I've found I roll poorly for characters. Sure when I roll test rolls for fun they'll turn up good, but as soon as I start on my official character I will be lucky to match the elite array (15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8). Inevitably there will be someone else in the group who rolls much better. Overall when I'm playing a game where I have a character for longer than one session I want to make what I want to make. I don't want the dice to render the concept I have in mind unplayable. Life's too short and full of amazing experiences to waste time playing a character you don't want to play.
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