I'm playing my first ever D&D character and he has an intelligence of 10. Several members of the party have higher intelligence (the mage, etc). Is my character supposed to be a bit stupid? Or is he normal while the others are super smart?
Assuming a real world IQ of 100 is average (supposedly IQ is calibrated that way), is an in-game intelligence of 10 equivalent to an IQ of 100? i.e. a normal person you'd meet on the street who's perfectly capable of thinking but not an academic genius?
If 10 is normal, that'd be easier to play, as I can reasonably assume that most thing's I'd think of, he'd think of. 🙂
Edit: Thanks for all the answers. For those who asked the Character is a Half-Elf Fighter.