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Ok, gonna try this again, in compact form.
Please yell at me, throw in your own ideas, and help me fix this
Strangth - related to general physical power, primary stat of Earth ponies
Agility - related to speed and fancy tricks, primary stat of Pegasi
Stamina - dictates how long a pony can work, how much beating it can take, and how long it takes to heal
Intelligence - related to learnign speed, booksmarts and for unicorns, magic. Primary unicorn stat.
Charisma - related to social skills.
Stats go from 1 to 10
1 being Derpy's INT or Twilight's CHA
10 being AJ's STR or Twilight INT
Cutie Mark: one per character, dictates their most important skill. Can be picked from a list of existing marks, or a freeform mark can be used instead. Skill-related checks get a bonus.
Perks: Come in Major and Minor forms. Can be used to augument stats or skills. A Major perk counts as two Minor ones.
Flaws: Must be taken to balance out Perks. One major counts as two minors.
Earthy - High caps for STR and STA, low caps for INT and CHA
Pegasus - High cap for AGI, low caps for INT, cloudwalking and cloudshaping as natural skills
Unicorn - High caps for INT and CHA, low caps for STR and STA, telekinesis as natural skill
Nonpony - Higher stat caps and special perks, but no Cutie Marks. Includes Donkies, Mules, Zebras, Buffalo, Cows, Sheep, etc.