Morkus from Orkus
This is not the primary reason for rolling for everyone, or probably even most people. The fun of seeing what you get is very big reason. The lack of everyone having identical numbers before racial bonuses is a big one. The mini game of everyone rolling strength to see who does best there is a big one. Tradition is a huge one. There are lots of reasons people like to roll and just trying to get good stats, especially in an edition where stats don't matter much, isn't why everyone(or even most people) rolls stats.No, not really. It just seems people like to gamble to get good stats.
Nope. That does not accomplish any of the reasons I stated above.Like I said, if gaining power was not part of it, you could just randomise between balanced arrays.