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D&D 5E Playing through a Sample Stat Draft (COMPLETED!)

I'm last this run, there is one who could foil my plans... (I mean, yeah, it's not any great mystery or anything.)

But, it would be interesting to see how close people got to the set they were looking for. There was only one attribute that I didn't get the value I expected, and then only by a point. It does seem a pretty fair method, and el-remmen seems to be depending on the +2/+1 bonus for us to get the "high" attribute that we would want.
 

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Charlaquin

Goblin Queen (She/They)
I'm last this run, there is one who could foil my plans... (I mean, yeah, it's not any great mystery or anything.)
Oh, right. I was looking at the wrong list of our usernames 😅
But, it would be interesting to see how close people got to the set they were looking for. There was only one attribute that I didn't get the value I expected, and then only by a point. It does seem a pretty fair method, and el-remmen seems to be depending on the +2/+1 bonus for us to get the "high" attribute that we would want.
I didn’t go in with a real specific plan, but I’m quite happy with 8-10 Strength, 18 Dex, and 12 everything else for a backup character. Now that I’ve got a round under my belt I’m going to try for that druid in round 2.
 







TwoSix

Unserious gamer
Ok, so Str 12, Dex 11, Con 14, Cha 15, Wld(becomes Wis) 11, Int 11. PHB only makes this tough; a Hexblade dip would have opened up a few more paths.

Right now, I'm leaning towards half-elf draconic sorcerer; I can get Dex 12 and will have mediocre starting AC instead of a catastrophic one. The other option with 4 odd scores would be standard human(!). Str 13 lets me MC into paladin, so I could start paladin and get some armor off the bat, and then branch into sorcerer or bard or stay paladin depending on how the game goes (maybe my prayers for gauntlets of ogre power will be answered!)
 

STR 8
DEX 13+1=14
CON (wld) 11+1=12
INT 15
WIS 11+1=12
CHA 9

With floating ASI, I think this makes Conny the Hill Dwarf rogue with the sage (librarian) background quite serviceable for adventuring. Probably aiming for Arcane Trickster, but maybe Thief, at 3rd level.
 

Charlaquin

Goblin Queen (She/They)
Strength 10? I’ll take it!

That gives me
STR 10, DEX 16, CON 12, INT 12, WIS 12, CHA 11
I’ll spend the floating +2/+1 to bring that 16 up to an 18 and that 11 up to a 12, and then take variant human to start off with Lucky and I think I’ve got a very strong backup character that can slot into any combat class save Barbarian and maybe Paladin.
 


Wisdom 10.

STR 14
DEX 14 (12+2)
CON 10
INT 14 (13+1)
WIS 10
CHA 12

(Gray) Elven Eldritch Knight! (I think, not quite sure what the translation is to 5e for a fighter/magic-user) Hopefully his magic and agility will lessen the need for significant amounts of hit points.
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
Okay, that gives me Str 15, Dex 10, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 8.

It's good enough for my Ranger. Not as Dexy as I would prefer for a Halfling, seems more like a Dwarf. I think I will make this a hand-axe throwing Dwarf Ranger. Even with floating ASIs I'll put it +1 Str and +2 Con and wind up with

Str 16, Dex 10, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 8.

I didn't do a great job with my picks but that is a perfectly playable character.
 
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el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
Awesome! But don't worry too much about where you put those ASIs until you've chosen your final set!

For the next draft, we're going in the following order (followed by total points and total modifiers for their first draft picks):


PlayerStat TotalsTotal Modifiers
@Swarmkeeper67+1
@FitzTheRuke69+4
@prabe70+3
@Baron Opal II71+5
@Charlaquin73+6
@TwoSix74+5

So in the next draft, players choose based on lowest total score from the first go-round and ties are broken by who has the lower total modifier.

As you can see from the results above, there is something of a discrepancy between the lowest and highest score and not sure if ASIs will intensify or mitigate that. Personally, I find this difference in stats acceptable and allows for avoiding the cookie-cutter characters of point buy or standard array without the WILD differences of straight up rolling - but I am curious about your opinions.

Anyway, I can post the next set of stats later today or we can wait until tomorrow if folks prefer, let me know.
 
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Charlaquin

Goblin Queen (She/They)
I notice that the three highest totals are right around what you could get with point buy, and the three lowest are all less than point buy, which puts the average (for this specific draft at least) below that of point buy. I would have preferred for the whole set to be a few points higher to get those averages closer in line.
 

el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
I notice that the three highest totals are right around what you could get with point buy, and the three lowest are all less than point buy, which puts the average (for this specific draft at least) below that of point buy. I would have preferred for the whole set to be a few points higher to get those averages closer in line.

Yeah, that is one of the potential bugs I am trying to work out (though I tend to prefer lower stats that are built on through play - but also tend to prefer longer old-school campaigns). However, I do think that if Swarmy had made one or two choices differently, his total would have been 69 or 70 without changing others people's totals too much.
 

Charlaquin

Goblin Queen (She/They)
Yeah, that is one of the potential bugs I am trying to work out (though I tend to prefer lower stats that are built on through play - but also tend to prefer longer old-school campaigns). However, I do think that if Swarmy had made one or two choices differently, his total would have been 69 or 70 without changing others people's totals too much.
For sure. It may also just be the way this particular draft worked out. I imagine in different drafts the averages will vary slightly. Hard to judge with a sample size of 1 though.
 

I'd like to see the array today. We don't have to start today, but I would like to see what you generate next.

Swarmkeeper also chose two stats below 10, otherwise he would have +3. After placing his ASIs he would have +3, even if her back-filled the 8 and 9 with a +2/+1. Interesting...
 
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