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- White Dragon
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So, I went checking for errata and...OMG! It's a total mess. I recall I "patched" my three core books with obvious errata (e.g. the Skill Challenge debacle) but it seems they are completely rewriting parts of the books. It seems they are rewriting the old stuff with Essentials in mind. I avoided buying Essentials since on balance, it offers less stuff for an higher price (I bought a Collector's Edition of the core books at 34% discount on Amazon; can't beat that!)
And I have been reading about the rewriting of many monsters to change their damage, and how they "reworked the math" in general (with the "statistician's eye" I could object that the changes I have read about so far are practically meaningless when you take into account the extreme variability in the game.)
What about changing Magic Missile? IMO if there was a "problem" with the previous version was that it was at-will, not the fact that it was not auto-hit; here's one thing I am NOT going to change. If you play 4e, you play 4e.
I was wondering if anyone can really distinguish what is ERRATA from the REWRITING in the morass that are the update documents.
- Red Dragon
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