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    Which skills you use in a particular game is very much setting and campaign dependent. If you were playing a martial-arts themed game with studied unarmed combat disciplines, you probably wouldn't want the skill to be called something as crass as 'brawl'. Similarly, if athletics competitions were a big feature (a setting inspired by the ancient Olympic games, for example) you might want to break 'athletics' into more skills. It all depends on your focus. In a ruleset intended to be generic to a degree, you can only chart a middle ground by keeping skill names broad, and give advice to GMs on how to change skills to suit their particular adventure as appropriate.
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    Originally Posted by soltakss View Post
    Also, alphabetical ordering would break down as soon as you translate the rules into other languages, so you would get a different order for French stat-blocks than English ones.
    Quote Originally Posted by rust View Post
    Indeed. For example, in German the traditional stats are ST, KO, GR, IN, MA, GE, ER and BI.
    An alphabetical ordering would only lead to confusion.
    Are you thrashing this out amongst yourselves or answering me? If the former please carry on and have fun but if the latter there was a healthy dose of urine sampling in my post I wasn't expecting any reply. (FWIW I think that Loz' answer is the more commercially important one)


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    I dunno - it depends how you define 'Brawl' really.
    Well of course it does old boy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al. View Post
    Are you thrashing this out amongst yourselves or answering me?
    Answering you, but if that was a mistake I will not repeat it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al. View Post
    Are you thrashing this out amongst yourselves or answering me?
    Just pointing out one of the flaws of that approach.

    But it does raise an interesting point. Reaction to new editions generally falls into three camps - those who don't want things changed; those who want loads of things changed and those who don't care. Changing things because it is a new edition doesn't really work for me, but leaving everything as it is doesn't really work either. The trick is to decide what needs changing and what needs keeping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rust View Post
    Answering you, but if that was a mistake I will not repeat it.
    I suspect that reading my posts is more of a mistake in wasted time than responding to them.


    I do appreciate the replies (and they're interesting) but I wouldn't want you to feel the need to compose careful replies to what I thought was a pretty blatant a p!ss take


    [purely Devils' advocate: as there is less than zero chance of any change being made and there's more important feedback to be given and responded in this thread:
    ordering in English language alphabetically has no negative impact on other language editions; either the translations remain as they are and OL editions are STILL not alphabetical (nothing lost from current) and Eng is alphabetical (small nitpicky gain) or a translator (who is probably good with you know words and stuff) finds German/French/Latvian/Uz synonyms which do fit alphabetically as appropriate]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al. View Post
    I do appreciate the replies (and they're interesting) but I wouldn't want you to feel the need to compose careful replies to what I thought was a pretty blatant a p!ss take
    Another piss-take reply right? So no need to reply? I might be getting it now!
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