D&D 5E Help playtest my fantasy stat draft!

TwoSix

Unserious gamer
@Fenris-77 @Snarf Zagyg @akr71

Hello! After the recent completion of @el-remmen's recent stat draft (find here), I've been inspired to put together my own (somewhat more convoluted) version of the same idea for my own group. I'm trying out some slightly different ideas, and I will admit my own personal ideas of what "balanced" looks like is somewhat askew, so I'm hoping to get 7 playtesters to try this out.

Signups will be first come, first serve, and I'm prioritizing posters who didn't get into the last thread but wanted to try it out. Once I have 7 participants, I'll randomly decide the drafting order.

General rules

1) Drafting is in a strict snake order. We'll pick in order from 1-7, and then the person who picked 7th will pick 8th, and then reverse order back to the person who picked 1st. The draft will be 7 total rounds.
2) Unlike @el-remmen's draft, this will be one and done. You get what you get!
3) I'm giving a 12 hour window for picks, with a little bit of leeway if the last pick comes late at night for you. (I'm in EST time zone, but please let me know your time zone when you sign up.) If you're unavailable after that, we'll pick something for you that seems suitable for your intentions.
4) Trading picks is not forbidden, but I'm not going out of my way to encourage it. If you want to trade, please use PMs and rope me in if you and a trade partner come to an agreement.

Character building rules

1) Characters start at level 4. All WotC books are allowed, and I allow/encourage homebrew, although I'd ask for it to be approved by me first.
2) Tasha's "customizing lineage" rules are in effect.
3) In addition to their starting equipment as determined by class/background, all characters start with 500 gp for mundane equipment and 2 uncommon consumable items of their choice. (Consumable being a potion, scroll, oil, etc.)
4) There are 2 kinds of stat "picks" in this draft. There are flat picks (like a Str 16 or Int 12), and there are stat adjustments (+2 to any one stat, +3 Cha). Stat adjustments can be stacked onto flat picks; for example, if you pick "Cha 14" and also pick "+2 to any stat" you can have a 16 Cha. As normal, stats cannot exceed 20 and not go under a 3.
5) If you don't have enough "flat picks" at the end of 7 rounds to cover all 6 stats, any other stats start at 8.
6) If you have 2 flat picks for the same stat (like a Str 10 and a Str 14), you may use either, the other is lost with no benefit.

OK, that's pretty much it, hopefully enough people find this interesting so that we can try it! I'll post the table of picks once I have a full slate of participants.

1) @Fenris-77
2) @akr71
3) @Mannahnin
4) @Snarf Zagyg
5) @el-remmen
6) @Blue
7) @Swarmkeeper

Alternates
1) @Charlaquin
 
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Charlaquin

Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
If you need one more I’ll join in, but keep me at the bottom of the priority list cause I’d rather just watch this one if I’m not needed for it to fire.
 

Please give others who didn't participate in @el-remmen's stat draft priority over me, but you can count me as an alternate if you need one of the last slots filled. Certainly happy to watch as well.
 


Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
I'm interested in trying it.

1. Are we allowed to discuss with the other players what classes we are interested in, so we can honor each other's choices?
2. Are all choices available for all picks? Or does each round only have some choices and you can find yourself unable to fill a specific ability score based on randomness?
 

TwoSix

Unserious gamer
I'm interested in trying it.

1. Are we allowed to discuss with the other players what classes we are interested in, so we can honor each other's choices?
2. Are all choices available for all picks? Or does each round only have some choices and you can find yourself unable to fill a specific ability score based on randomness?
1) Yes, absolutely.
2) The entire selection grid will be available from the beginning.
 

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
To the other players. I'm interested in trying a MAD character to see how the system handles that, but I want to stay away from DEX because of how many builds need it. So I think I'm going to build a paladin, looking for STR, CHR and CON. Don't mind skipping the best CHR if we have any bards, sorcerers or warlocks, but am looking for something decent.

(My first thought was a bladesinger, but needed great DEX and INT and good CON is a bit needy in an ability score auction.)
 



Fenris-77

Small God of the Dozens
Supporter
I like building all sorts of characters, so I may wait to see what other people want to build and work around that. A group effort to make the best of the matrix available is probably pretty key.
 




TwoSix

Unserious gamer
Ok, quick explainer. There's two tables, one for stats and one for "extra stuff". There are not enough stats in the table for everyone to get 6 stats, this is intentional. Any stats for your character that you don't draft a stat for will be set at 8.

Everyone has 7 picks, this is enough to get 6 stats and one "extra". You're not limited to one extra, you can absolutely take 3 or 4 if you're willing to risk your other stats being low. Part of what I'm curious to test is if people will prioritize boons like extra feats or magical items over a good array of stats.

Random boons will be determined after the final pick (#49) is made.

Stats

STRDEXCONINTWISCHAWLD
16151615151614
14151415151413
13141314141412
12131214141312
+2+2+2+2+2+211

Extra Bonuses

+1 to 4 different stats+4 to one stat, -1 to all other stats+3 to one stat, -2 to 2 different stats
One random feat, +1 to one stat2 bonus feats, Final Con no higher than 10Tough, +2 Con, -1 to 3 different stats
Athlete feat, Resilient FeatRitual Caster, +1 IntMobile, +2 Dex, -2 Con
Gauntlets of Ogre Strength, Str 63 uncommon consumable magical items, +1 to one statOne random rare magic item, -1 to one stat
Weapon +1Armor +1

List of Picks
Pick #PlayerPick
1Snarf ZagygCha 16
2SwarmkeeperDex 15
3MannahninCon 16
4Fenris-77Con 14
5akr71Tough, +2 Con, -1 to 3 different stats
6BlueStr 16
7el-remmenInt 15
8el-remmenWild 14
9Blue+1 to 4 different stats
10akr71Wis 15
11Fenris-77Dex 15
12MannahninStr 14
13SwarmkeeperCon 13
14Snarf ZagygDex 14
15Snarf ZagygWis 15
16SwarmkeeperInt 15
17MannahninDex 13
18Fenris-77Dex +2
19akr71Con 12
20BlueWild 13
21el-remmenStr 13
22el-remmenWis 14
23BlueCha 14
24akr71Wild 12
25Fenris-77Wis 14
26MannahninStr +2
27SwarmkeeperGauntlets of Ogre Strength, Str 6
28Snarf ZagygInt 14
29Snarf Zagyg2 bonus feats, Final Con no higher than 10
30SwarmkeeperAthlete feat, Resilient Feat
31MannahninWild 12
32Fenris-77Str 12
33akr71Int 14
34BlueOne random feat, +1 to one stat
35el-remmenWild 11
36el-remmenCha 14
37Blue+2 Cha
38akr71Cha 13
39Fenris-77Ritual Caster, +1 Int
40Mannahnin+2 Con
41Swarmkeeper+3 to one stat, -2 to 2 different stats
42Snarf Zagyg+2 Wis
43Snarf Zagyg+2 Int
44Swarmkeeper3 uncommon consumable magical items, +1 to one stat
45MannahninWeapon +1
46Fenris-77Armor +1
47akr71One random rare magic item, -1 to one stat
48Blue+4 to one stat, -1 to all other stats
49el-remmenMobile, +2 Dex, -2 Con
 
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