I've just noticed something which feels odd about my Planescape character.
I've been trained up as a mage for a few hours now and I'm quite happily throwing spells at cranium rats. I was just browsing my character sheet to make sure everything was tickety-boo - and I noticed that my THACO was 20.
Now, I roughly know my way around a character sheet, having finished Baldur's Gate and having never gotten over the heartbreak of my Baldur's Gate II save games getting corrupted after some 40 hours.
But I can't make this tally:
I'm a mage with strength 12 (dexterity down at 9, could this be it? ). I've an uninspiring base THACO of 19.
I didn't develop any proficiencies as a fighter, so my only proficiencies are fist (+1) and edged weapons (+1).
I'm currently wielding a bone dagger - which, god help me in my innocence, I'm very proud of - which is an edged weapon offering me +1 THACO. It's also got a "+1 enchanted" stat on it - but I don't know what this is doing for me (if anything).
I reckon that should give me a THACO of at least 18 - maybe even 17 (does my low proficiency give me a bonus THACO, or merely an absence of a penalty?). Yet a big fat 2-0 is staring me in a the face, daring me to try and stab it. So why is my THACO so low? Where is my penalty coming from?
All ideas welcome :) This is no show-stopper - I'm just curious. I can try and send a save-game is anyone is REALLY curious.