Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
Well yeah, of course they do. Everyone wants good stats. But part of the point of rolling is the risk vs. reward prospect.I agree, but honestly IME people like to roll want to get better than average scores. This is why I see so many alternate rolling rules that prevent "bad" results. My group does this, with 4 different DMs and 4 different options. When I DM the best I was able to get people to agree to is if you don't like your results you can default down to the standard array. I technically offer point buy (which is superior to the array, due to versatility), but no one every takes it.
I get it, it sucks to get terrible scores. That’s why I allow folks to roll a new set if they don’t think they’ll have fun with the ones they got. But, I do encourage them to keep bad sets if they think they can live with them. If you aren’t prepared for the possibility of getting low rolls and willing to take them as a challenge, I encourage taking the standard array/point buy instead.
In fact, my advice is, if you already have a character in mind, you should take point buy and make the best version of that character you can with the tools available to you. Rolling for stats when you already know what character you want to play only introduces a chance that you won’t get stats that suit that character. If you want to roll, you should go in with no preconceived ideas about the character, roll in order, and then create a character based on whatever stats you got. Even if the stats you roll are total garbage, the character will likely die pretty quickly anyway and then you can roll up someone new.