Has anyone reduced the starting attributes for level 1 characters? I feel like, even at level 1, players are really quite powerful and I rarely ever have creatures that deal less than d6 damage – even then d6 does not happen often (not taking into account other aspects of the creatures that affect the battles).
I almost wish players started with +0 to all stats, and perhaps -1 to half of them. They would level up fast at the beginning due to more frequent failures, but they would actually feel like level 1 characters. Maybe 0 would be their high stat.