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Old 09-15-2019, 12:22 AM   #42
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Default Re: Maximum Attributes for Real World People

Originally Posted by whswhs View Post
Or just adopt an alternate rule that cut off defaults after your stat reaches 16. With that, the very most brilliant person on Earth could play chess, or design model railroad layouts, or keep house as well as an entry level professional or serious hobbyist, given the requisite familiarity; for anything else, they would fall a bit short of "professional" level. I think that neatly avoids the worst issues about defaults.
That does however bring up the problem of superhuman IQ or DX having no better defaults than what you get from 16. There is no good reason why further improved intellect wouldn't help for something like chess.

As a generic system, the rules should preferably produce good results even outside the human range of ability.
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