On 2009-06-16, Matt Wilson wrote:
Man, Galactic had this great setup for that, but I totally screwed it up. All the traits are cool fiction tie-ins. e.g. instead of "strength" you have "Explorer." You use it when you're doing explory stuff, survival, etc. But what you do and what you use are completely in your own little world as a player. You can just say "I'm using this trait now, and I got a 6. It beats your 5." We didn't playtest it that way, but basically everyone else did.
So now in this reboot, you have to say what you're doing, and get buy in from the table (mostly the GM) that it's a fit for the Explorer stat.