You will need to determine your race in order to find the number of points you have to spend on your ability scores. Once you have your point total, use this chart to find the cost of your chosen attribute. Each attribute starts at 10. You then spend the requisite points from your pool to achieve a new score found on this table, and then apply your racial ability modifiers. A score may not be lowered below 7 nor raised above 18 before racial modifiers are applied, although it may exceed these values after racial modifiers are applied.