Sunday, July 10, 2011

Roleplaying Units outside the US

So, working on a post for tomorrow, I now have a question for my readers that run games outside the US. How do you handle units in your roleplaying?

Do you use whatever system is assumed by whatever game you are playing or do you switch over to metric units? Do you just handwave more record keeping and encumbrance than you would prefer? What do your players think about units in your games?

Come to think of it, didn't TSR have a UK branch? Did they publish D&D with metric units? What about WOTC today- are there versions of 3.x and 4e published with metric units, I wonder? I would imagine that that would be downright necessary for non-English-language versions, right?