Wednesday, August 2, 2017

So You Rolled A 3: Dexterity


I frankly have little insightful to say.  I'm going to have to lean on your to think up something cool about having a Dexterity of 3.  For many of the same reasons that Strength could be a 3, so could Dexterity:  Overweight, athletically unpracticed, feeble, clumsy, and blind or nearly-blind.

But it could also be due to Parkinson's Disease or Syndrome, or ALS, or polio.  Some muscular-skeletal-nervous system disorder that is nonlethal, and for some reason you man was able to live through childhood despite his disability.  While most people in that situation would be lame beggars, your man has decided to seek his fortune in some way.  Because of his penalty wit missile weapons and a worse AC, he will be at a disadvantage. But because the penalties are small he will not be at a huge disadvantage like he would be in a new school game.

Can you think of other reasons why your man might have a Dex of 3?

5 comments:

  1. They are undergoing a very slow, prolonged zombification or transformation of some kind?

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    1. In a fantasy world where zombies and evil clerics are commonplace, that could indeed be true!

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  2. Hideously unlucky. Like that one guy you knew in college who seemed perfectly functional until something bad happened. Eventually you didn't even have to look around to see who got hurt.

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    1. My daughter is like that at times, I know exactly what you mean!

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  3. Your character is Gerald Ford, as portrayed by Chevy Chase.

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