D&D Stats in Simple Language

Below are some quick descriptions of every stat, from 1 (a modifier of -5, or as low as a character can get without being undead or a construct) to 25 (a modifier of +7, or as high as a PHB character can get without magic):


Measures: Natural athleticism, bodily power

-5 Morbidly weak, significant trouble lifting own limbs
-4 Needs help to stand, can be knocked over by strong breezes
-3 Knocked off balance by swinging something dense
-2 Difficulty pushing an object of their weight
-1 Has trouble even lifting heavy objects
0 Can literally pull their own weight
1 Carries heavy objects for short distances
2 Toned, throws small objects long distances
3 Carries heavy objects with one arm
4 Can break objects like wood with bare hands
5 Can wrestle a work animal or catch a falling person
6 Can pull very heavy objects at appreciable speeds
7 Pinnacle of brawn, able to out-lift several people

Measures: Physical agility, reflexes, balance, poise

-5 Barely mobile, probably significantly paralyzed
-4 Incapable of moving without noticeable effort or pain
-3 Visible paralysis or physical difficulty
-2 Significant klutz or very slow to react
-1 Somewhat slow, occasionally trips over own feet
0 Capable of usually catching a small tossed object
1 Able to often hit large targets
2 Can catch or dodge a medium-speed surprise projectile
3 Able to often hit small targets
4 Light on feet, able to often hit small moving targets
5 Graceful, able to flow from one action into another easily
6 Very graceful, capable of dodging a number of thrown objects
7 Moves like water, reacting to all situations with almost no effort

Measures: Heath, stamina, vital force

-5 Minimal immune system, body reacts violently to anything foreign
-4 Frail, suffers frequent broken bones
-3 Bruises very easily, knocked out by a light punch
-2 Unusually prone to disease and infection
-1 Easily winded, incapable of a full day’s hard labor
0 Occasionally contracts mild sicknesses
1 Can take a few hits before being knocked unconscious
2 Able to labor for twelve hours most days
3 Easily shrugs off most illnesses
4 Able to stay awake for days on end
5 Very difficult to wear down, almost never feels fatigue
6 Never gets sick, even to the most virulent diseases
7 Tireless paragon of physical endurance

Measures: Mental acuity, information recall, analytical skill

-5 Animalistic, no longer capable of logic or reason
-4 Barely able to function, very limited speech and knowledge
-3 Often resorts to charades to express thoughts
-2 Often misuses and mispronounces words
-1 Has trouble following trains of thought, forgets most unimportant things
0 Knows what they need to know to get by
1 Knows a bit more than is necessary, fairly logical
2 Able to do math or solve logic puzzles mentally with reasonable accuracy
3 Fairly intelligent, able to understand new tasks quickly
4 Very intelligent, may invent new processes or uses for knowledge
5 Highly knowledgeable, probably the smartest person many people know
6 Able to make Holmesian leaps of logic
7 Famous as a sage and genius

Measures: Awareness, intuition, insight

-5 Seemingly incapable of thought, barely aware
-4 Rarely notices important or prominent items, people, or occurrences
-3 Seemingly incapable of forethought
-2 Often fails to exert common sense
-1 Forgets or opts not to consider options before taking action
0 Makes reasoned decisions most of the time
1 Able to tell when a person is upset
2 Can get hunches about a situation that doesn’t feel right
3 Reads people and situations fairly well
4 Often used as a source of wisdom or decider of actions
5 Reads people and situations very well, almost unconsciously
6 Can tell minute differences among many situations
7 Nearly prescient, able to reason far beyond logic

Measures: Confidence, eloquence, leadership

-5 Barely conscious, probably acts heavily autistic
-4 Minimal independent thought, relies heavily on others to think instead
-3 Has trouble thinking of others as people
-2 Terribly reticent, uninteresting, or rude
-1 Something of a bore or makes people mildly uncomfortable
0 Capable of polite conversation
1 Interesting, knows what to say to most people
2 Can get hunches about a situation that doesn’t feel right
3 Popular, receives greetings and conversations on the street
4 Immediately likeable by many people, subject of favorable talk
5 Life of the party, able to keep people entertained for hours
6 Immediately likeable by almost everybody
7 Renowned for wit, personality, and/or looks

\r\n\r\n# changelog\r\n\r\n### Thursday, 10/6/2021 - v2.12.0\r\n\r\n- New \"style\" tab to better organize custom CSS in preparation for new themes and sharable styles.\r\n- Your own Google brews will no longer show up in the list when viewing someone else's profile.\r\n\r\n### Saturday, 02/5/2021 - v2.11.2\r\n\r\n- Fix for edge case where brews could accidentally transfer from Google Drive back to Homebrewery.\r\n- Move cursor to end of snippet after insertion\r\n\r\n### Saturday, 20/3/2021 - v2.11.1\r\n\r\n- Warning when opening brew in your Google Drive trash\r\n\r\n##### G-Ambatte :\r\n- Snippet to remove drop caps (fancy first letter after title)\r\n\r\n### Saturday, 13/3/2021 - v2.11.0\r\n\r\n- Many background things for upcoming v3. Get pumped.\r\n\r\n##### G-Ambatte :\r\n- Fixed new brews failing to save when auto-generated file name is too long.\r\n- \"New\" button added to the Nav bar.\r\n- \"Download\" button to download your brew as a text file.\r\n- Reduced download size and improved caching.\r\n\r\n##### RKuerten :\r\n- Bold and Italics hotkeys for Mac users (Cmd+B, Cmd+I)\r\n\r\n### Friday, 25/1/2021 - v2.10.7\r\n- Cover Page snippet now flips left-right page numbering.\r\n- Added instructions for [installing on a FreeBSD Jail](https://github.com/naturalcrit/homebrewery/blob/master/README.FREEBSD.md).\r\n- Fix for box-shadows breaking across columns.
(Thanks G-Ambatte for all of these!)\r\n- Small user interface tweaks (Thanks Ericsheid)\r\n\r\n### Friday, 02/1/2021 - v2.10.6\r\n- Fixed punctuation for usernames ending with 's' on the user page. (Thanks AlexeySachkov)\r\n- Fixed server crashes due to excessive long lines in brews\r\n- Fixed \"automated request\" lockouts from Google\r\n\r\n### Friday, 18/12/2020 - v2.10.5\r\n- Brews now immediately save when transferring between Google Drive and Homebrewery storage.\r\n- Added confirmation popup to clarify the transfer process.\r\n- Brews transferred or deleted from Google will be found in your Google Drive trash.\r\n- Dependency updates.\r\n\r\n### Wednesday, 25/11/2020 - v2.10.4\r\n- Fixed Google Drive brews not saving metadata (view count, description, etc.) Note that we are still working on making published Google brews visible to the public when viewing your profile page.\r\n\r\n### Thursday, 22/10/2020 - v2.10.3\r\n- Fixed brews with broken code crashing the edit page when loaded (the \"blue screen of death\" bug).\r\n\r\n### Monday, 19/10/2020 - v2.10.2\r\n- Fixed issue with \"recent\" item links not updating when transferring between Google Drive.\r\n\r\n### Monday, 12/10/2020 - v2.10.1\r\n- Fixed issue with users unable to create new brews\r\n- Fixing brews being lost when loaded via back button\r\n\r\n### Wednesday, 07/10/2020 - v2.10.0\r\n- Google Drive integration -- Sign in with your Google account to link it with your Homebrewery profile. A new button in the Edit page will let you transfer your file to your personal Google Drive storage, and Google will keep a backup of each version! No more lost work surprises!\r\n\r\n### Friday, 28/08/2020 - v2.9.2\r\n- Many dependency updates\r\n- Finally fixed this changelog page to not run off the edge :P\r\n\r\n### Sunday, 19/07/2020 - v2.9.1\r\n- Fixed paragraphs appearing blank on new columns\r\n\r\n### Wednesday, 20/05/2020 - v2.9.0\r\n- Major refactoring of site backend to work with updated dependencies for security (should be invisible to users)\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\\page\r\n\r\n### Wednesday, 11/03/2020 - v2.8.2\r\n- Fixed delete button removing everyone's copy for brews with multiple authors\r\n- Compressed homebrew text in database\r\n\r\n### Monday, 26/11/2018 - v2.8.1\r\n- Fixed some SSL issues with images in the example page so they appear now\r\n- Fixed duplicate scrollbars in Edit Page\r\n- Fixed issue of being unable to change brew metadata\r\n- Sanitized script tags-javascript typed into the editor was crashing brews\r\n\r\n### Sunday, 08/04/2018 - v2.8.0\r\n- Re-enabled box shadows for PDF output\r\n- Added a \"contributing guide\" for the GitHub\r\n- \"Report Issue\" navbar button now links to the subreddit\r\n- Refactored background code\r\n\r\n### Sunday, 04/06/2017 - v2.7.5\r\n- Fixed the class feature snippet duplicating the entire brew\r\n- Fixed headers in tables being duplicated\r\n- Fixed border-image being scrambled on class tables and descriptive text boxes\r\n- Fixed pages going out of sync in large brews, causing them to be rendered off-page\r\n- Improved performance in the preview window when scrolling through large brews\r\n- Text in the \"view source\" page now wraps\r\n\r\n### Saturday, 22/04/2017 - v2.7.4\r\n- Give ability to hide the render warning notification\r\n\r\n### Friday, 03/03/2017 - v2.7.3\r\n- Increasing the range on the Partial Page Rendering for a quick-fix for it getting out of sync on long brews.\r\n\r\n### Saturday, 18/02/2017 - v2.7.2\r\n- Adding ability to delete a brew from the user page, incase the user creates a brew that makes the edit page unrender-able. (re:309)\r\n\r\n### Thursday, 19/01/2017 - v2.7.1\r\n- Fixed saving multiple authors and multiple systems on brew metadata (thanks u/PalaNolho re:282)\r\n- Adding in line highlight for new pages\r\n- Added in a simple brew lookup for admin\r\n\r\n### Saturday, 14/01/2017 - v2.7.0\r\n- Added a new Render Warning overlay. It detects situations where the brew may not be rendering correctly (wrong browser, browser is zoomed in...) and let's the user know\r\n\r\n### Sunday, 25/12/2016 - v2.7.0\r\n- Switching over to using Vitreum v4\r\n - Removed gulp, all tasks are run through npm scripts\r\n- Updating docs for local dev\r\n- Removing support for Docker. I have never used it, nor will I ever test for it, so I don't want to continue to explictly support it on this repo. Feel free to make a fork and make it docker-able though :)\r\n- Changed icon for the metadata\r\n- Made links useable in footer (thanks u/Dustfinger1 re:249)\r\n- Added print media queries to remove box shadow on print (thanks u/dmmagic re: 246)\r\n- Fixed realtime renderer not functioning if loaded with malformed html on load (thanks u/RattiganIV re:247)\r\n- Removed a lot of unused files in shared\r\n- vitreum v4 now lets me use codemirror as a pure node dependacy\r\n\r\n### Saturday, 03/12/2016 - v2.6.0\r\n- Added report back to the edit page\r\n- Changed metaeditor icon\r\n- Added a button to quickly share your brew to reddit :)\r\n- Disabled Partial Page Rendering unless your brew hits 75 pages or longer\r\n- The brew renderer will now try and use your first page to judge the page size of each of your brews. This allows you now to set landscape and other weird sizes and everthing should work fine :)\r\n- UI on the user page improved (thanks u/PalaNolho)\r\n- Fixed lists not breaking across columns (thanks u/tyson-nw)\r\n- Added a table of contents snippet (thanks u/tullisar)\r\n- Added a multicolumn snippet\r\n\r\n### Thursday, 01/12/2016\r\n- Added in a snippet for a split table\r\n- Added an account nav item to new page\r\n\r\n### Sunday, 27/11/2016 - v2.5.1\r\n- Fixed the column rendering on the new user page. Really should have tested that better\r\n- Added a hover tooltip to fully read the brew description\r\n- Made the brew items take up only 25% allowing you to view more per row.\r\n\r\n### Wednesday, 23/11/2016 - v2.5.0\r\n- Metadata can now be added to brews\r\n- Added a metadata editor onto the edit and new pages\r\n- Moved deleting a brew into the metadata editor\r\n- Added in account middleware\r\n- Can now search for brews by a specific author\r\n- Editing a brew in anyway while logged in will now add you to the list of authors\r\n- Added a new user page to see others published brews, as well as all of your own brews.\r\n- Added a new nav item for accessing your profile and logging in\r\n\r\n### Monday, 14/11/2016\r\n- Updated snippet bar style\r\n- You can now print from a new page without saving\r\n- Added the ability to use ctrl+p and ctrl+s to print and save respectively.\r\n\r\n\\page\r\n\r\n### Monday, 07/11/2016\r\n- Added final touches to the html validator and updating the rest of the branch\r\n- If anyone finds issues with the new HTML validator, please let me know. I hope this will bring a more consistent feel to Homebrewery rendering.\r\n\r\n### Friday, 09/09/2016 - v2.4.0\r\n- Adding in a HTML validator that will display warnings whenever you save. This should stop a lot of the issues generated with pages not showing up.\r\n\r\n### Saturday, 20/08/2016 - v2.3.0\r\n- Added in a license file\r\n- Updated the welcome text\r\n- Added in a much better Error page\r\n- If you visit a deleted brew, it will now remove it from your recent list. (Thanks u/sIllverback!)\r\n- Improved parsing of embedded html text in brews. (Thanks u/com-charizard!)\r\n- Added in a new coverpage snippet\r\n- Homebrewery will now try and onsert a good title for your brew if you don't provide one\r\n- Homebrewery now re-renders properly when you zoom\r\n- Fixed the noteblock overlapping into titles (thanks u/dsompura!)\r\n- Fixed a bad search route in the admin panel (thanks u/SnappyTom!)\r\n\r\n### Friday, 29/07/2016 - v2.2.7\r\n- Adding in descriptive note blocks. (Thanks calculuschild!)\r\n\r\n### Thursday, 07/07/2016 - v2.2.6\r\n- Added a new nav item on the homepage for accessing both recently viewed and edited brews (thanks [ChosenSeraph!](https://github.com/stolksdorf/homebrewery/issues/147))\r\n\r\n### Friday, 10/06/2016 - v2.2.4\r\n- Added an id to each rendered page\r\n- Allows adding in hyperlinks to specific pages\r\n- Even works after you print to pdf!\r\n\r\n### Tuesday, 07/06/2016 - v2.2.2\r\n- Fixed bug with new markdown lexer and aprser not working on print page\r\n\r\n### Sunday, 05/06/2016 - v2.2.1\r\n- Adding in a new Class table div block. The old Class table block used weird stacking of HTML elements, resulting is difficult to control behaviour and poor interactiosn with the rest of the page. This new block is much easier to style and work with.\r\n- Added in a new wide table snippet\r\n- Added in a new auto-incremeting page number snippet (thakns u/Ryrok!)\r\n- Lists in monster stat blocks should be fixed now\r\n\r\n### Saturday, 04/06/2016 - v2.2.0\r\n- MIgrating The Homebrewery over to hombrewery.naturalcrit.com. It know runs on it's own server, with it's own repo separate from the other tools I'm working on. Makes updating and deploying much easier.\r\n\r\n### Sunday, 29/05/2016 - v2.1.0\r\n- Finally added a syntax for doing spell lists. A bit in-depth about why this took so long. Essentially I'm running out of syntax to use in stardard Markdown. There are too many unique elements in the PHB-style to be mapped. I solved this earlier by stacking certain elements together (eg. an `
` before a `blockquote` turns it into moster state block), but those are getting unweildly. I would like to simply wrap these in `div`s with classes, but unfortunately Markdown stops processing when within HTML blocks. To get around this I wrote my own override to the Markdown parser and lexer to process Markdown within a simple div class wrapper. This should open the door for more unique syntaxes in the future. Big step!\r\n- Override Ctrl+P (and cmd+P) to launch to the print page. Many people try to just print either the editing or share page to get a PDF. While this dones;t make much sense, I do get a ton of issues about it. So now if you try to do this, it'll just bring you imediately to the print page. Everybody wins!\r\n- The onboarding flow has also been confusing a few users (Homepage -> new -> save -> edit page). If you edit the Homepage text now, a Call to Action to save your work will pop-up.\r\n- Added a 'Recently Edited' and 'Recently Viewed' nav item to the edit and share page respectively. Each will remember the last 8 items you edited or viewed and when you viewed it. Makes use of the new title attribute of brews to easy navigatation.\r\n- Paragraphs now indent properly after lists (thanks u/slitjen!)\r\n\r\n### Friday, 27/05/2016 - v2.0.6\r\n- Updated the issue template for (hopefully) better reporting\r\n- Added suggestion to use chrome while PDF printing\r\n\r\n### Wednesday, 25/05/2016 -v2.0.5\r\n- The class table generators have the proper ability score improvement progression.\r\n\r\n### Tuesday, 24/05/2016 - v2.0.4\r\n- Fixed extra wide monster stat blocks sometimes only being one column\r\n- The class table generators now follow the proper progression from the PHB (thakns u/IrishBandit)\r\n\r\n### Thursday, 19/05/2016 - v2.0.2\r\n\r\n- No longer server-side pre-render brews, just incase the user entered invalid HTML, it might crahsh the server\r\n- Bumped up the allowed entity size for extra-large brew (Thanks for reporting it dickboner93)\r\n- Added a little error box when a save fails with a custom link to reporting the issue on github.\r\n\r\n\\page\r\n\r\n### Saturday, 14/05/2016 - v2.0.0 (finally!)\r\n\r\nI've been working on v2 for a *very* long time. I want to thank you guys for being paitent.\r\nIt started rather small, but as more and more features were added, I decided to just wait until everything was polished.\r\n\r\nMassive changelog incoming:\r\n\r\n#### Brews\r\n- New flow for creating new brews. Before creating a new brew would immedaitely create a brew in the database and let you edit it. Many people would create a new brew just to experiment and close it, which lead to many \"abandoned brews\" (see the Under the hood section below). This started eating up a ton of database space. You now have to manually save a new brew for the first time, however Homebrewery will store anything you don't have saved in local storage, just in case your browser crashes or whatever, it will load that up when you go back to `/homebrew/new`\r\n- Black blocking edges around notes and stat blocks when printing to PDFs have been fixed\r\n- Borders sometimes not showing up in the second column have been fixed\r\n- All pseudo-element borders have been replaced with reliable border images.\r\n- Chrome can finally print to PDF as good as Chrome Canary! Updating instructions.\r\n- Added a little page number box.\r\n- Added in a new editable Brew Title. This will be shown in the navbar on share pages, and will default to the file name when you save as PDF. All exsisting brews will be defaulted with an empty title.\r\n- Mutliline lists render better now\r\n- Firefox rendering has been slithgly improved. Firefox and Chrome render things **slightly** differently, over the course of a brew, these little changes add up and lead to very noticable rendering differences between the browsers. I'm trying my best to get Firefox rendering better, but it's a difficult problem.\r\n- A bunch of you have wanted to donate to me. I am super flattered by that. I created a [patreon page](https://www.patreon.com/stolksdorf). If you feel like helping out, head here :)\r\n\r\n#### Under the Hood Stuff\r\n- Setup a proper staging environment. Will be using this for tests, and hopefully getting the community to help me test future versions\r\n- Server-side prerendering now much faster\r\n- Regular weekly database back-ups. Your brews are safe!\r\n- Database is now uniquely indexed on both editId and shareId, page loads/saving should be much faster\r\n- Improved Admin console. This helps me answer people's questions about issues with their brews\r\n- Added a whole querying/pagniation API that I can use for stats and answering questions\r\n- Clearing out \"Abandoned\" brews (smaller than a tweet and haven't been viewed for a week). These account for nearly a third of all stored brews.\r\n\r\n#### Interface\r\n- Added in a whole new editor with syntax highlighting for markdown\r\n- Built a splitpane! Remembers where you left the split in between sessions\r\n- Re-organized the snippets into a hierarchical groups. Should be much easier to find what you need\r\n- Partial page rendering is working. The Homebrewery will now only load the viewable pages, and any page with `