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2064Re: [icons-rpg] How powerful is an 8?

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  • Dr. Nuncheon
    Jul 4, 2011
      On 7/4/2011 8:38 PM, Michael Hopcroft wrote:

      The question is whether these abilities are high enough to do what I
      want these characters to be able to do, particularly the Intellect of
      one particular character who has Wizardry/Gadgets at the same level.
      Would these characters need a boost to fulfill their story function?

      That's hard to answer without knowing what you think of as their story function.  An 8 is well into superhuman. 

      For Int 8, consider this: A top-notch PhD, doctor or lawyer with decades of experience might have Int 5 and Mastery in their field, giving them a +8.  Someone with Int 8 is on par with those kinds of people.  *All* of them.  He could perform surgery, argue a case in front of the Supreme Court, design a bridge, draw up the schematics for his own computer hardware and then write the operating system for it, make a fortune on the stock market, solve crimes - and do it all with the same level of ability as some of the best people in their respective fields.  He may not be quite at the level of House, Holmes or Hawking at Medicine, Criminology, or Physics, but he is right behind them.
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