Hobbit on Quest (he/him)
1d6-2 is a flat distribution with all results being equally likely, 3d6 generates a bell with -1, +0, +1, and +2 modifiers being significantly more likely than +3 and even more likely than +4. The former isn't a compatible replacement for the latter even if it covers a similar range.what makes it wrong? roll 7d6 drop the lowest then apply -2 to all of them and assign where you want... I mean I have seen 100 different stat generating systems (Some don't even use dice but decks of cards) to generate 3-18... what makes 1 right and 1 wrong?
I assume very few people roll 3d6 place them as they get them... a few more roll 3d6 arrange to suit... but I assume most are rolling 4d6 drop the lowest and arrange to suit (I actually got to the point were I assumed with good evidence that a not negligible number where making up there own numbers or rerolling until they got what they wanted)
the answer of course, is exactly what we are talking about TRADITION