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You just know his next character is just going to be named Tod Magnum and his entire life goal is to save his older brother Rod from dryder slavery. Oh, and he acts like Rod in every way, shape, or form. Also, he’d prefer if you called him Rod.
Well ive had characters on a 4d6 drop th lowest setup that started with a 20 in a stat because of racial bonuses and very high rolls in the others, but i rolled that in front of the group. Also, as a dm, i would consider letting him play for funs sake, but have the tougher monsters aim for him first and making the world less forgiving if he tries to cheat or show off. Plus, after the first few levels, stats really dont matter as much as builds and strategy
If you make all the enemies focus on him, then he just feels that much more heroic. It’s Rod’s quest, you’re just playing in it.
I can’t speak for 4e, I barely remember the rules at this point, but in 5e your ability scores do matter for your entire career. Having a 20 in your primary attribute essentially means getting two free feats compared to a Point Buy character.