Reading and Writing

From: Peter Metcalfe <>
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2001 12:50:19 +1300

Peter Larsen:

> >Scholars have read and write (they are separate skills) [...]

>So why are these skills separate? It seems a needless level of
>complexity in a game that pretty much keeps it simple.

There is a difference between reading a book and copying it. If I was making a copy of a grimoire, it would be sufficiently distinct from reading it to require a separate skill for dramatic purposes. IMO anyway.

>Assuming that Kralorelan is like Chinese (oh, why
>not), I suspect that even the lower classes recognize dozens of characters
>and combinations (Mandarin, Emperor, Good Fortune, Danger, Official
>Displeasure, East, Do Not Enter, Tax Collector, Inn, Shoemaker, General,
>Dragon, etc.).

I would consider understanding these to fall under Kralori culture rather than read kralori.

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