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D&D Errata

Just shoring up the old 3e before leaving it behind, I guess. (Also, a marketing promotion for those who want to save $50 on their 4e books!)

Page 156 – Starting a Grapple [Substitution/Deletion]
Replace “Step 1: Attack of Opportunity” text with the following:
Step 1: Stop Your Game: You and all players stop gameplay. Other players may elect to go get pizza and Mountain Dew (it’s in the fridge) while you sit at the table and carefully reconsider your decision to grapple. If you still wish to grapple after the other players return, repeat this step.”

Page 203-204 - Bigby [Substitution]
All reference to Bigby become “Stephen Colbert.” All spells with “Stephen Colbert” in the name have “Doritos” as a material spell component.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 1st, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
I know I'm being a spoilsport, but for the life of me I never understood what was supposed to be so hard about the grapple rules.
Apr. 1st, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
Sure, many eventually memorized them and got it figured out... but it took time, and for people who don't play every week or every other week, or three times a week, or whatever, invoking a grapple invariably means getting out the rulebook, finding the right page, and going over it step by step, yet again.

Plus, with Grapple, Trip, and other special attacks all making different rolls at different times - touch attack, grapple check (which is strength + base attack + size modifier), strength check (which is either just plain strength, or strength + size modifier... or is it "special size modifier"? I forget), or sometimes you can use escape artist or balance (can you use balance to counter a Trip? I think maybe you can't... but you *should* be able to now that I think of it) it just gets really hard to memorize the specifics.
Apr. 1st, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
I'm with shaggy...
As opposed to say ... memorizing all the spells you can cast? And whether they have SR? Is the Fort save for partial or negation? Does the spell say it is Touch or Personal?

I mean really folks, if you have such a hard time reading the book, stop playing the frakkin' game.

Or play a fighter. :)
Apr. 1st, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm with shaggy...
Well, there's the rub.

Who do you think has to deal with the grapple rules most? The ones who choose to play the fighters. They picked that class to get away from this stuff!
Apr. 1st, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
You missed the sarcasm tag. And the irony.
Apr. 1st, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
Odd, the sarcasm tag is even right there in black and white, the colon followed by the right-paren. How'd I miss that?
Apr. 1st, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
re: grapple: funny because it's true. now forwarding to my gaming group. thanks. ;-)
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