Who named these skills

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Zach Zach's picture
Who named these skills

Why is "Fray" not called "Dodge"?

I could see if "Dodge" was some sort of reserved word in the book but still.

At least "Kinesics" makes a bit of sense but "Fray"? who says "Fray"?

HappyDaze HappyDaze's picture
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Whedon fans that want to read about the future Slayer...?

Cardul Cardul's picture
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I think they wanted to name it something different because it includes
all forms of defenses, from dodging, to blocks/parries, to your defenses
in hacking combat...

zenfar zenfar's picture
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A lot goes on in combat, you don't just dodge blows, you roll with them or block them. Your perception can be just as important as you agility in these types of situations. I get tired of the same old names in games, Fray is a welcome change.

Glen
Zenfar

The Mad Ruster The Mad Ruster's picture
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Here's a skill I'm not sure about - Profession: Cool Hunter? I think I must be missing this somewhere, what is a Cool Hunter?

I don't belong as no one owns.

RobBoyle RobBoyle's picture
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All skill names choices can be blamed on me and Brian.

"Cool hunting" is finding cool and hip new trends and things before they are well-known, usually so you can market and exploit the hell out of them, but I suppose you could do it just to one up your friends. Like finding the next pop boy band, or grokking that steampunk thing before it goes mainstream, etc.

Rob Boyle :: Posthuman Studios

Octomorph Octomorph's picture
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Read Gibson's Pattern Recognition for a good explanation :)

The Mad Ruster The Mad Ruster's picture
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Haven't had time, too busy absorbing Stross ;)

I'll get to it pretty soon, after I have finished Accelerando, Glasshouse and Saturn's Children...

I don't belong as no one owns.