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A friend asked me this 
16th-Dec-2003 12:11 am
Red Spot
Here is a wonderour D&D question that actually refelects on reality and yet at the same time does not.

Experience is given to a character for combat and for non combat situations. In reality obviously we have to deal with situations quickly and with the benefit of player knowledge but here is the question at hand, what situations warrent experience. If so what lvl are we and what class are we all, Im gonna assume that most of us are either experts or commoners but still what lvl are we all...
15th-Dec-2003 10:35 pm (UTC)
5th level Gamer/10th level Conventioner.
15th-Dec-2003 11:09 pm (UTC)
A friend and I agreed that most people start out at 1st level, reach 2nd level around junior high, 3rd around high school, 4th at college, and 5th after. Further levels come with more training and such, though that rarely happens.
16th-Dec-2003 04:11 am (UTC)
That's what the D20 Modern rules are there for. :)

However, if I were to pick from D&D I'd agree, by their standards we're all either experts or commoners. But then, intelligence/knowledge wise we're far better than pretty much most D&D characters (excepting mages of course). Really, it's impossible to gauge using the normal D&D rules. Check out D20 Modern rules.
16th-Dec-2003 10:21 am (UTC)
I am familiar with d20 modern
16th-Dec-2003 05:41 am (UTC)
We got into this fixation my friend and i for breaking the law during highschool because we believed we were thieves. we broke into places and stole stuff and discussed where we can stab a person to puncture his kidneys. we aren't that immature anymore but hey it was fun then its still fun thinking about it now!
16th-Dec-2003 07:39 am (UTC) - 1st level
D&D Rules assume most people stay at level 1 and possibly max out their careers at level 2. The vast majority of us are Experts and Commoners with ability scores in the 10-11 range -- perhaps our Navy SEALS and the like are Rogue1/Fighter1s at best with certain scores rising to 12-13. The most brilliant scientists in history might hit Expert 3 with an Intelligence score of 15-16, but that's pushing it.
16th-Dec-2003 10:23 am (UTC) - Re: 1st level
ironically we have charatcers that gain levels within the span of weeks (in game time)
16th-Dec-2003 10:39 am (UTC) - Re: 1st level
I'd have to agree with everything but you description of stats. As most players do at some point, a game was run with people playing themselves. We all played 1st level experts to start the game. Our stats we determined through a variety of tricks. Str by how much we could carry 30' in 6 seconds (we were going to do it in how much we could lift off the ground but that would have put our scores in the upper teens). Con by how often we would get sick/how much pain we could take (Candle & stopwatch). Int by taking an IQ test and figuring 10 points of IQ = 1 point Int (ie.: IQ 139=Int 13, IQ 91=Int 9). Dex, Wis, and Cha was a mutual agreement made by people other than the player who it affected each with their own tests. When all was said and done I ended up having scores of 15, 11, 13, 14, 12, 10. The other players had comparable scores with the highest being a 16 in Int and the lowest being a 7 in Cha. For the most part the players all had stats in the 10-13 range with one or two falling outside that range.
16th-Dec-2003 12:42 pm (UTC) - Re: 1st level
i have been looking for a program or questionaire that will determine a person's stats in an honesty system. of course i doubt that i would be very character worthy(i weigh 120 pounds, i can turn cartwheels though and hike up a mountain with ease, I am so a rogue)
16th-Dec-2003 12:33 pm (UTC)
There was a quiz floating around a while back called "What are you D&D stats in real life?" It asked a bunch of questions concerning all the aspects (strength, agility, etc) and then assigned you a stat number based on your information.

If you anwered truthfully, you really couldn't dispute the stats. When I entered it, my strength wasn't phenominally high, but if you check in the Players Guide, it was roughly average for a human my age.

The entire basis of the characters in D&D is that they aren't average people. They are the heroes that you read about in the paper or in history books. They're the people that can run a one minute mile and then continue running into battle. They're the people that can fight a bear with a pocket knife and come away with only a couple of scars and a great story.

We're not those kind of people. We're basically NPC's with no PC's to speak of. We're all also classless, since not too many people can call themselves an expert, and the idea of what defines being a commoner is hazy these days.

:D It's great to remember that we do still have rangers, but they aren't nearly as cool.
20th-Dec-2003 07:19 am (UTC) - ...
Nice AV. Tas was the shit
20th-Dec-2003 11:59 am (UTC) - Re: ...
*nods* Tas rocks my world!
30th-Dec-2003 02:56 pm (UTC)
I would probably be

Geek 5/Gamer 2/Computer Guru 1
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