I just thought I would make an attempt to streamline stat lines and create enough variance through min and max stats that we wouldn’t necessarily need to have size modifiers unless we want to. The original nexus stat lines were definately geared towards this, but the individual stats didn’t make much impact, it was more about hitting certain bonus numbers. For instance 24 con was the same as 18, but when you hit 25, you got a bonus.
Also, some races had different total maximum stat allowances, for example the old dwarf maximums equaled out to 146, which is 4 less maximum stats than a human, who could get to 150. Granted the way stats worked before you would never hit the maximum in everything, so it wouldn’t really matter, but since we are redo’ing things it could make a difference.
One quality of life improvement for stats I think would be to do away with the random stat training, and just let you pick your trains every level. Also let you just train two stats per level from the get go instead of getting two stats per tier starting at tier 12, and you can just have a smaller pool of starting stat points. I think you used to start with 56 stat points, so I suggest lowering that to 50, and if you get two stat points a level, if you ever got to level 25 you would have 100 stat points, out of a possible 150.
The minimum stat base lines are another thing, humans used to have a 26 point minimum total, 5 5 6 5 5. I’m thinking just make that 6 into a 5, and have 25 preallocated minimums for humans and make 25 the baseline for predetermined stats, giving someone 25 points to play with at creation. Or to make humans more flexible than the other classes, can raise the minimum on the other races to something like 30 or 35, to make their racial mins more in line with their race and leave humans to be the premiere race for stat flexibility.
So I am thinking humans are relatively the same, the base race, so their stat lines are max 30/30/30/30/30 and minumum 5/5/5/5/5 and the rest of the races can go off that. I’m going to see if I can devise some numbers and post them later.