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Rules as Written

Rules as written (RAW) means the rules as they are appear in the core rules, to be interpreted literally. In OSR+, there is no such thing as "rules-as-written" as understood in this way, because every rule requires interpretation by the GM to apply it to a fictional context. Therefore the GM is encouraged to honor the spirit of the rules at his discretion as well as the narrative intent of the player (or his own) when interpreting mechanics, rather than be restricted to the rule's literal wording. This may mean consulting with published errata, considering other rules that factor into the situation, or using common sense given the fictional context.

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