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

  • From: Chris Neilson <crusty.chris@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: projectaon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:05:18 +1200

On Tue, 2011-06-14 at 21:14 +0100, David Davis wrote:
> I don't think there's any doubt that, if you've completed Books 1-12, and 
> choose Grand Weaponmastery,
> you get +5 on the RNT with your Bow as a hidden loyalty bonus.
> And if the Grand Master books consistently said you get +3 RNT on your Bow, 
> both in their Game Rules and all sections,
> I wouldn't bat an eyelid - it would be less powerful that Weaponmastery, but 
> that would be the same as for Deliverance vs. Curing.
> The only thing that makes me doubt is that in a few numbered sections of 
> Books 13, 14 and 15,
> the Grand Weaponmastery bonus is given as +5 or +4, making it look like the 
> +3 in the Game Rules is a cut-and-paste error.
> However Joe seems to have settled back to consistently having it as +3 in 
> later Grand Master books.

perhaps the game rules should read "AT LEAST +3"?

> So, I think there's two ways to treat those rogue numbered sections:
> 1. Leave them as is, on the basis that they're one-off explicit ad hoc 
> different bonuses for those specific combats.

do the "rogue" +4/+5 bonuses mean that the player completely avoids a
particular option?

Pick a number from the Random Number Table. If you have Grand
Weaponmastery (with Bow), add 4 to the number you have picked.

If your total score is 0-3, turn to "section with auto-death"
If it is 4-6, turn to "section where you take damage" 
If it is 7 or higher, turn to "you shoot the monster through the eye
killing it, take no damage section"

a +3 wouldnt necessarily mean you dont reach auto-death

> 2. Correct them to +3, on the basis that Joe Dever got confuse.

3. leave as is and make a footnote saying "the bonus is usually +3, make
your own mind up". perhaps in that particular case its an easy shot if
youre a grand weaponmaster with a bow and so you get a higher than
normal bonus (a bonus on your bonus).

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