I7: rule priority

Is there any easy way to explain to a noobie like myself how rules have priority over one another? The manual pretty much sums up how the Before/Instead/After rules work out with the Check/Carry out/Report ones. How about those that are tied to kinds of things? How about those that are labeled as “procedural rules”?


Within a rulebook – for example, within the “check taking” rulebook – rules are ordered by specificity. So “check taking the sword” has priority over “check taking a weapon”, which has priority over “check taking something”.

This is described in chapter 18.18.

Procedural rules always run first, because their job is to (temporarily) rearrange other rulebooks. However, this is deprecated and will go away in the next release. (There will be more sensible ways to rearrange rulebooks.)