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Old 10-13-2018, 10:58 AM   #61
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IQ is no longer a 'dump stat' for starting heroes. I feel like '10' is the new '8' when it comes to writing up a fresh hero sort of character, almost irrespective of what direction they are going to go. You pay a significant price in initial combat ability, but also have access to the more competent talents and can begin well on your way to the sort of character you want to be.
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:34 PM   #62
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IQ is no longer a 'dump stat' for starting heroes. I feel like '10' is the new '8' when it comes to writing up a fresh hero sort of character, almost irrespective of what direction they are going to go. You pay a significant price in initial combat ability, but also have access to the more competent talents and can begin well on your way to the sort of character you want to be.
TBH, one of most original aspects of TFT was that there never really was a 'dump stat' for any character. Sure, a wizard needs IQ for the best spells, but he is just as dependent on a decent ST and DX to be effective at casting them. The reverse is true for heroes.
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:46 PM   #63
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In my experience, most combat-oriented heroes started with IQ 8 or 9 in the old edition, whereas now its pretty tempting to have 9 or 10 or even 11 be typical because of the talents you get access to. ST for wizards feels pretty much unchanged from the original to me: sure, you always want more, but when you first start out that extra point of DX or IQ is much more valuable than 1 extra point of ST. So, wizards with starting ST of 8, 9 or maybe10 seem to be what my players have in mind.
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