Churl scenario bugged?

This thread is specifically for multi-pool characters.

When you select the churl scenario, you get 15 points of disadvantages, but none of them count towards your total. So you only have 6 points total to distribute in both stats and positive traits, and you must use the rest to increase your skills. You can’t even reach 12/12 positive traits.

Is this intentional?

I guess you’re talking about the “Challenge - Medieval Peasant” scenario.
I would say yes, it works as intended, since it comes with a lot of preset skills which also don’t count towards the total.
You can reach the 12/12 positive traits if you take off 2 points of your stats.