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Old May 16th, 2022, 09:54 PM
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The BiNG Stat Rolling Thread

So... how does BiNG Work?Hopefully, if you're reading this, you already know what BiNG is, though I will give you a refresher and an example.

BiNG is a method to roll stats that maintains the choice of point buy while avoiding every fighter being like every fighter, and every wizard being like everyone wizard, etc etc. Also I want people to stop being scared of bad stats, and instead try to use their party's strengths to make up for their own weaknesses.

You begin by rolling your attributes on a 2d4 in order. Strength first, then Dexterity, then Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, ending on Charisma. Post these here.

Then in a new post, choose two attributes to be your Good stats. Raise these by 12. So say I rolled a 4, I'd make that a 16.

Next, choose two attributes to be your Normal stats. Raise these by 7. So 3s become 10, 8 becomes 15, etc etc

The two Attributes left over will be your Bad stats. Raise these by 2. I'm sure you know how this works.

In that same post, please display your stats in a reasonably readable format. Like a table or just bold lettering.

So Good will be anywhere from 14-20, Normal will be 9-15, Bad will be 4-10. You can either roll here before making your character, or make your character first then roll your stats here. If you have already made your character, please link to your app in your second post.

Now, I do want you all to try and make the rolls that you get work, but I will not make you play a character you don't like. If you don't get a roll better than 5, or your best stat is dex but you had your heart set on being a druid, I won't force you to take then. Just message me and I'll consider letting you rerolling.

But I do ask that you try. Because what you have might be really interesting, and bad stats should not be scary. Maybe you happen to have a super charismatic wizard, or a fighter with 10 million skill points, or your bard has a strength of 18 but a wisdom of 5 so doesn't take anyone's nonsense and is an impulsive hot-head.

Characters who had a flat 15 in everything and only fail on botches are boring. But when your rogue fails their sleight of hand, setting off the alarm, and the barbarian's the one trying to Bugs-Bunny the guards with their 17 charisma and the 7 Wisdom Paladin doesn't even notice the guards are around them? That's role-playing, babeh!

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Example Character


By the way, for the purposes of this example, I'm determined to make a barbarian.

Dice Strength:
2d4 2, 4 Total = 6


Dice Dexterity:
2d4 1, 2 Total = 3


Dice Constitution:
2d4 1, 4 Total = 5


Dice Intelligence:
2d4 3, 3 Total = 6


Dice Wisdom:
2d4 3, 4 Total = 7


Dice Charisma:
2d4 1, 2 Total = 3
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Example CharacterI have chose my Good stats to be Strength and Constitution.

I have chosen my Normal stats to be Dexterity and Wisdom.

I have chose my Bad stats to be Intelligence and Charisma.

Egzamplar the Stat-Smasher!Attributes
Strength18
Dexterity10
Constitution17
Intelligence8
Wisdom14
Charisma5

So, before applying racial stat changes, we have Egzamplar, a barbarian who seems typical on the surface, but much slower than his compatriots and is prone to moments of quiet contemplation and is a great planner. Though he's not very well-read and has all the social grace of a particularly anxious scorpion.
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well here goes nothing rolling in typical order: STR,DEX,CON,INT,WIS,CHA
Dice stat rolls:
2d4 3, 1 Total = 4
2d4 4, 2 Total = 6
2d4 1, 3 Total = 4
2d4 2, 2 Total = 4
2d4 4, 2 Total = 6
2d4 1, 2 Total = 3



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Let's see what manner of travesty I can conjure. I feel like I ought to do something involving a goat or a bunch of candles first, but instead, here we are!

Dice Strength:
2d4 3, 2 Total = 5

Dice Dexterity:
2d4 2, 4 Total = 6

Dice Constitution:
2d4 1, 1 Total = 2

Dice Intelligence:
2d4 1, 2 Total = 3

Dice Wisdom:
2d4 3, 3 Total = 6

Dice Charisma:
2d4 4, 2 Total = 6


That should be easily playable, but yikes @ that 2.
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Dice Strength:
2d4 3, 3 Total = 6

Dice Dexterity:
2d4 2, 4 Total = 6

Dice Constitution:
2d4 3, 4 Total = 7

Dice Intelligence:
2d4 2, 3 Total = 5

Dice Wisdom:
2d4 3, 2 Total = 5

Dice Charisma:
2d4 2, 2 Total = 4
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Strength
Dice Roll:
2d4 4, 3 Total = 7
(7)
Dexterity
Dice Roll:
2d4 3, 3 Total = 6
(6)
Constitution
Dice Roll:
2d4 1, 1 Total = 2
(2)
Intelligence
Dice Roll:
2d4 1, 1 Total = 2
(2)
Wisdom
Dice Roll:
2d4 1, 2 Total = 3
(3)
Charisma
Dice Roll:
2d4 3, 4 Total = 7
(7)
2 double ones, that has to hurt. Being pidgeon-chested and barely smarter than a magical beast. Ouch.

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No whammies...
Dice Stats:
2d4 1, 4 Total = 5
2d4 2, 1 Total = 3
2d4 3, 2 Total = 5
2d4 4, 1 Total = 5
2d4 4, 3 Total = 7
2d4 1, 1 Total = 2
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Dice Strength:
2d4 1, 1 Total = 2

Dice Dexterity:
2d4 4, 4 Total = 8

Dice Constitution:
2d4 2, 2 Total = 4

Dice Intelligence:
2d4 1, 2 Total = 3

Dice Wisdom:
2d4 3, 4 Total = 7

Dice Charisma:
2d4 4, 4 Total = 8


Well, not disastrous but would have liked the Int to be higher. with the penalty to Str for being a Gnome i'll have to use a Normal on that to avoid having a starting Strength of 2 though.
Good - Charisma and Intelligence.
Normal - Strength and Wisdom
Bad - Dexterity and Constitution


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Old May 17th, 2022, 03:49 AM
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Dice Str:
2d4 2, 2 Total = 4

Dice Dex:
2d4 1, 2 Total = 3

Dice Con:
2d4 2, 4 Total = 6

Dice Int:
2d4 3, 2 Total = 5

Dice Wis:
2d4 4, 4 Total = 8

Dice Cha:
2d4 3, 3 Total = 6
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Taking a shot:

Dice Str:
2d4 4, 2 Total = 6

Dice Dex:
2d4 3, 3 Total = 6

Dice Con:
2d4 2, 1 Total = 3

Dice Int:
2d4 1, 2 Total = 3

Dice Wis:
2d4 2, 4 Total = 6

Dice Cha:
2d4 1, 1 Total = 2


Well, I'm being encouraged to take a second shot. And I just saw Hamilton (the play) in London, so:

Dice Str:
2d4 4, 3 Total = 7

Dice Dex:
2d4 1, 3 Total = 4

Dice Con:
2d4 1, 2 Total = 3

Dice Int:
2d4 3, 3 Total = 6

Dice Wis:
2d4 1, 4 Total = 5

Dice Cha:
2d4 1, 1 Total = 2


Hmm ... still snake eyes on charisma, and still below average. The odds of rolling 2 back-to-back twice in a row are 1 in 256. I suppose it's just not meant to be.

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2d4 3, 1 Total = 4
2d4 3, 2 Total = 5
2d4 4, 1 Total = 5
2d4 3, 1 Total = 4
2d4 2, 1 Total = 3
2d4 1, 3 Total = 4
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Dice Strength:
2d4 2, 4 Total = 6


Dice Dexterity:
2d4 4, 4 Total = 8


Dice Constitution:
2d4 4, 4 Total = 8


Dice Intelligence:
2d4 2, 1 Total = 3


Dice Wisdom:
2d4 2, 1 Total = 3


Dice Charisma:
2d4 3, 4 Total = 7
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Dice Strength:
2d4 2, 2 Total = 4
Normal = 11

Dice Dexterity:
2d4 4, 4 Total = 8
Good = 20

Dice Constitution:
2d4 1, 3 Total = 4
Normal = 11

Dice Intelligence:
2d4 1, 4 Total = 5
Good = 17

Dice Wisdom:
2d4 4, 2 Total = 6
Bad =8

Dice Charisma:
2d4 4, 3 Total = 7
Bad = 9
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2d4 1, 4 Total = 5
2d4 4, 1 Total = 5
2d4 1, 2 Total = 3
2d4 4, 2 Total = 6
2d4 1, 2 Total = 3
2d4 2, 4 Total = 6
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