Decrep - I have a stat sheet mostly done for Ansalia. A few questions, and it's fine if you haven't decided yet:
- How are we doing ability scores (32 point buy, etc.), HP (default is max of the hit die at first level, 1/2 at each subsequent level, plus LevelxCon as usual, but since some DMs do other things I thought I'd ask), and starting wealth (again something that is often customized DMs; I can go look up the DMG default for 6th level PCs if you're using it and don't happen to have it handy, IIRC it's one of the few 'core' things not be on the SRD site.)
- Some DMs basically ignore the 'social skills' (diplomacy, bluff, etc.). The char I designed so far is a fairly low-strength-but-charisma-oriented paladin (with high Sense Motive and Diplomacy, and feats and synergy bonuses for the latter). But, if you don't use Diplomacy and Sense Motive, then I ought to put the skill points elsewhere. When DMs don't use them, the reasoning they usually give is they prefer to 'roleplay' it rather than 'rollplay' it. What I did the last time I DMed was used the skills, and applied circumstance modifiers based on my perceived effectiveness of how the layer chose their PC's speech and such, so that roleplaying was encouraged but the skills were still used (i.e. I literally added the two aspects). But there's a lot of variety in what DMs do this area, and paladins happen to be a common 'face' character, so I thought I'd ask.