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Old 09-15-2019, 01:39 AM   #45
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Default Re: Maximum Attributes for Real World People

Originally Posted by whswhs View Post
GURPS already cuts off default increase at IQ or DX 20, which is just as arbitrary. Of course the rationale is that 20 is the upper limit of realistic human ability. But if you allow defaults from 20, you have an IQ 20 character with Games (Chess)-16 and Mathematics (Pure)-14, for example, without needing more than casual exposure to them through general education. It's hard to justify that as "realistic."
I think 20 is supposed to be the upper limit of cinematic human ability. Like Lex Luthor or Tony Stark, who can justify stuff like Games (Chess)-16 and Mathematics (Pure)-14, through casual exposure to them from general education.
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