I did a pseudo-point-buy system for my newer toons and quickly learned 1st ed is way different from today's attribute numbers. A 12 now will get you a +1, whereas 1E rules require a 15 minimum for a +1. Then, with strength, you have all those little percentile increments.

Plus, if you want to play a ranger or a paladin you must have certain stats. And there are stat limitations on race and gender. (Which always burns me).

So, for my pseudo-pseudo point buy system I decided that I would go with stats that gave me a +3, +2, +1, +1 base. (Which technically is a 17, 16, 15, 15). Then I allowed each toon to bump up 2 stats; one by +2 points, the other by +1). This seemed to give me attributes equal to what I would get in acurrent point-buy system with racials added.

What kinda of point buy do you use, Merle?