Ability Scores, AD&D 2e, Dungeons & Dragons, Learn the Game

Ability Score Restrictions in ADnD 2e

When I began playing Dungeons & Dragons v3.5 Edition (D&D 3.5e) one of the first things that I learned was that my ability scores weren't locked. In fact, there were scheduled intervals when I could add a point to my scores. The D&D 3.5e Player's Handbook states the following: Over time, the ability scores your… Continue reading Ability Score Restrictions in ADnD 2e

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Ability Scores, AD&D 2e, D&D 3.5e, D&D 3e, Dungeons & Dragons, Learn the Game

Why did D&D 3e Ditch Exceptional Strength?

One of the things that I've been interested in since I began learning Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e) was the idea of exceptional strength that AD&D used throughout both first and second edition. It often seemed like the sort of thing that really made sense to me as it allowed for a… Continue reading Why did D&D 3e Ditch Exceptional Strength?

Ability Scores, AD&D 2e, Dungeons & Dragons, Learn the Game

What does Maximum Strength in ADnD 2e Really Mean?

After finishing the introduction to the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e) Player's Handbook I've moved on to Chapter 1: Ability Scores. The first ability that the book discusses is strength and there is a curious comment when it comes to a character's ability to perform their 'max press:' ". . . No… Continue reading What does Maximum Strength in ADnD 2e Really Mean?