NejiraDK wrote:Page 44. In the box "All attribute packages already include racial modifiers". Not sure if this is an error or me misunderstanding how it works but how can it already include modifiers from race?
It means they are calculated as if you are taking advantage of maxing out on the 100 available starting attribute points (it is advisable to always do this at generation) and maxing out the attributes were your race gives you a bonus to your starting maximum. (chart 2 for humans and chart 3 for Dwarves and elves)
NejiraDK wrote:In the text "Sarah decides against buying a package and spends 525 AP for
the following attribute values: COU 12, SGC 10, INT 14, CHA 13, DEX 14, AGI 14, CON 13, and STR 9. No attribute value is above 14, so she had to buy 35 points at a cost of 15 AP each, for a total of 35 x 15 = 525 AP.
Since her hero is an elf, she must modify the maximum values of some of her hero’s attributes (see page 40). Her new maximum AGI and INT are 15 each, and she lowers her maximum SGC by two points (Sarah already decided that her elven heroine is not very bright, so she has no problem with a Sagacity of 12)."
Her SGC is 10 in the first paragraph but the second mentions she lowers it by two, and that she has no problem with a Sagacity of 12. Wouldn´t she need to buy SGC 12 to get a total score of 10 since elves have a -2? Thus having to spend 37 x 15 (555 points)?/15
Are the 100 points maximum before or after racial modificers?
You misunderstanding is what racial modifiers actually do. The don't modify the attributes themselves they just increase or decrease the possible maximum starting values at character generation. See Race chapter page 88 header: Attribute Adjustments.
The thing throws off a lot of people that only read the character generation rules as the header on the race summary on page 40 is easy to miss.
So you have always 100 points attribute points maximum. Only your maximum starting values are different depending on race.
In the example with Sara her maximum starting SGC is decreased from 14 to 12 because of her being an elf. But that is meaningless to her because she only put 10 points in the attribute anyway. The example misses the word "maximum" before the Sagacity of 12 and a "because she only put 10 point in the attribute." behind it to make it clear.
NejiraDK wrote:In the box at the bottom of the first column on page 44 it says "The remaining AP totals are: Louisa 560, Chris 545, Sarah 545."
Shouldn´t they pay for culture?
Culture itself is free. Only if you take one of the optional culture packages you pay points. See Page 40 Choose Cultures
NejiraDK wrote:Even without culture Sarah´s math doesn´t seem to add up:
-0 free Culture no optional package
545 remaining points
Edit: Shit I missed the 18 point for race Elf. So it should be 527 remaining points.