In OD&D, the order in which abilities were presented and listed was: Strength, Intelligence, Wisdom, Constitution, Dexterity, Charisma. Today, the broadly accepted order is Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma. When did this generally accepted order change and were any reasons for the change ever given in a citable source?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I’m voting to close this question because the "why" part of this question is designer reasoning which is off-topic and asking for "logical theories" will only invite (even if well reasoned) opinions. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 15, 2021 at 21:44
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    \$\begingroup\$ While there are a lot of questions asking for reasoning behind design decisions or logical theories that never come under the boot of the close-vote police, I have changed the wording to ask only for citable sources. \$\endgroup\$
    – ruffdove
    Feb 16, 2021 at 0:36
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    \$\begingroup\$ So basically you just closed a perfectly valid question not because it is actually off topic or asking for opinion, but because you're afraid that other users will answer it inappropriately. Congratulations, I guess. \$\endgroup\$
    – ruffdove
    Feb 16, 2021 at 1:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ @ruffdove If you want to discuss this further I suggest opening a meta discussion. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 16, 2021 at 2:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ @ruffdove While the community seems to somewhat agree in principle that designer intent questions are off topic, and history of gaming questions are on topic, there is significant community disagreement on how that is applies to questions. You will likely get some helpful answers from meta. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 16, 2021 at 13:05


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