[projectaon] Re: Outstanding Errata Sprint (Week 6)

  • From: Jonathan Blake <jonathan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: projectaon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 17:15:33 -0700

On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 8:57 AM, Timothy Pederick <pederick@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 7 June 2011 08:22, Jonathan Blake <jonathan.blake@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> > (ft)    79:     Apart from the armour [jfs: What happens with your
>> > armour
>> > (if carrying one)? Can you still carry a Waistcoast (either Padded
>> > Leather
>> > or Chainmail) if you have one?]
>> >
>> > <http://www.projectaon.org/test/en/xhtml/lw/12tmod/sect79.htm>
>> I guess so?
> I don't see why not. The "armour" is a mask, "battle jacket", and leggings;
> only the jacket would conflict with the usual armours, and "jacket" suggests
> it can go over the top. It might be a bit bulky, but given the discussions
> around wearing Leather + Chainmail + Bronin + Kagonite that we're going
> through at present...

"Given the description of this armour which makes it seem to be
lightweight (note that there is no ENDURANCE bonus for wearing it), it
seems reasonable that it can be worn over other forms of armour."

> Of course none of that really has any bearing on what I'm about to suggest,
> which is that it's possible Dever intended the +3 to be an incremental
> improvement over the Mentora's +2, and forgot that pre-Mentora Weaponmastery
> already gave a +3. I suggest this because when I reread the Mentora
> improvements just now, I couldn't see at first what the problem was -- "it
> says you can add +2, which is less than +3!" What it doesn't say is that you
> add that to your existing bonus; you're supposed to remember that you have
> that bonus, I guess. So maybe, just maybe, Dever reread his own text and was
> mislead in the same way, thinking that he'd only ever mandated a +2 for
> Magnakai archers.

That's a pretty long stretch. :)

> Whether or not you think this is likely, it does suggest a solution that
> doesn't require massive editing of the GM series. We can simply treat Grand
> Weaponmastery as an incremental improvement to the Mentora bonus, and leave
> the standard Weaponmastery +3 to join Curing and Psi-Surge as a "hidden
> loyalty bonus". (Or make Grand Weaponmastery's +3 an import of the
> Weaponmastery +3 and have the Mentora +2 be the hidden bonus.) All this
> costs us is a single footnote (...per book).

Or just state that we realize that it seems odd that the bonus for
Grand Weaponmastery is the same as that for Weaponmastery (and less
than the bonus Mentoras with Weaponmastery gain) and we don't know for
sure whether or not you should be able to continue to add those
bonuses in the Grand Master series.

>> > <http://www.projectaon.org/test/en/xhtml/lw/17tdoi/gamerulz.htm>
>> Yeah, we should probably explain the possibility of leaving them in
>> safekeeping. The story won't unravel if the reader still has these
>> items, but they should probably be warned that the author is going to
>> assume that they have been destroyed.
> The footnotes as they now stand (meaning this one and the one in 14tcok) are
> great. If I can propose just one more point for consideration, though...
> The whole "you might have left Helshezag and DoV in Safekeeping" business
> assumes that you can just ignore the current list, so long as you "imported"
> them to the GM series in a previous book. This conflicts with the implied
> assumption in 14tcok that even if you already imported the Bracers and
> Scabbard, you must obey the current list and leave them in Safekeeping for
> now.

True. So leave the footnotes as they are?


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