Morkus from Orkus
No, it's going from 1 in 100 to 7 in 100. 7x better is huge.Actually it's going from 1 in 100 to 1 in 20. Again, not a huge change.
What's that got to do with the price of tea in 1st edition?And aren't you the one who argued that stats in 5e are so insignificant that it doesn't really matter if one character is lower than another?
Page 92 under NPC statistics gives 3 main options for creating NPCs. Option 1 is to give them whatever stats they need, which presumes stats. Option 2 is to give them a monster stat block, which presumes stats. Option 3 is to build them like PCs, which presumes stats. All the first paragraph says is that you don't need to roll, and you don't. You have the options 1 and 2 for picking the assumed stats.And, nope. The DMG specifically presumes that they DON'T have stats. Right there in the first paragraph on creating NPC's. Only NPC's that are a threat to PC's need stats. In fact it suggests simply using descriptors, rather than actually having stats.