Morkus from Orkus
Because a 1 foot Pixie probably shouldn't be running around with a 20 strength. Size matters for some people with how strong a creature should be able to be. Personally, I don't need realism to that degree, but other people do and there's nothing wrong with it.The thing I didn't fully understand but am starting to wrap my head around is that for some people it's not just that certain races should be able to start with certain ability scores, but that other races...or at least some other races...should be limited to lower scores.
So it's not that Orcs (for example) need to be able to start with Strength 16, or 17, or 18, but that whatever that threshold is, Halflings and Gnomes are capped at some lower value.
Is that right?