There is a difference between the system of measures the players use and the
system that the characters use, so that arguement is right out. All of the
measures used in D&D were standardized during the scientific era, unless
your using cubits in your day to day.

As an American, I am old enough to remember when going metric was a stated
policy goal, and I know metric as well as English, better in the case of
liquid measures.

As far as know there are only two countries which still avoid metric as a
standard, the United States, and North Yemen. We're keeping some fine

Kenneth Gauck

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From: Trizt
Date: Saturday, February 27, 1999 3:00 AM
Subject: Re: [BIRTHRIGHT] -Nordic elves? Where did they come from?

>brandes wrote:
>> Why would they change to a modern system if we're still talking about the
>> medieval period?
>For the most of ous do use it, with other words it would make it easier
>for both DM and player to know distances and weights.
>If you would use the "inch-system", then a feet would be quite different
>in each village, so using a standardizied feet size would be quite
>unmedieval (yeah there where standards during this time based on the
>kings body, but he couldn't be in everyplace while people made
>> As well as confusing
>> Americans such as myself, who form the larger part of their customer base
>What do you think your inches feets and miles are, don't forget that
>americans are quite few compared to how many lives on this planet and
>most of ous do youe the metric system.
>I think I can agree on that Americans are the largest groupe within the
>AD&D customers, but if we look at those who use the metric system or
>not, then the balance is to the other way.
> //Trizt
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