Author Topic: The 3.5 Rules Compendium is not official errata  (Read 7041 times)

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According to grognards.txt  Fourth post from the top (not including Adbot).

Quote from: Chrisoya
Originally Posted by Chris Perkins, speaking on behalf of WotC
When we release errata, it will always be free.
It logically follows that if the change is rules is not free, it is not errata. The changed text in the Rules Compendium is not free, therefore it is not official errata.

That's pretty damn weird, to release a sourcebook compiling all the major rules for D&D and then declare it's not official.

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Hahahahaha, suckers! Thanks for the money!

So, what, is it like Unearthed Arcana (optional rules), except not supported in the SRD?
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HA !!

So the CPsi nerf of Astral Constructs and
the Powerstone recharge, is not errata ?!
AWESOME  :tongue
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Don't get too excited. That means the ToB errata was completely canonical.
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Doesn't it still fall under the "most recent printing" rule?
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According to grognards.txt  Fourth post from the top (not including Adbot).

Quote from: Chrisoya
Originally Posted by Chris Perkins, speaking on behalf of WotC
When we release errata, it will always be free.
It logically follows that if the change is rules is not free, it is not errata. The changed text in the Rules Compendium is not free, therefore it is not official errata.

That's pretty damn weird, to release a sourcebook compiling all the major rules for D&D and then declare it's not official.
If it means I can ignore CPsi, I'm fine with it.
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Sooo ...  :flirt ... how does this effect the Dragonwrought debate ?
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Oh god my brain hurts.

Sorry, vocation got those brain cells moving. I hit this post like a fat guy hitting placid water. Getting dumber now, and again... And again...
And again... ^19045790.43789054w84

Ok. Think I'm back to normal.

Worst part? "When we release errata, it will always be free." turns up four hits in the ENTIRE INTERNET. This thread links to two of them and the other two are ENWorld. So this Dragon Magazine Editor turned 4th Edition Editor apparently never actually said this to begin with.
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Oh god my brain hurts.

Sorry, vocation got those brain cells moving. I hit this post like a fat guy hitting placid water. Getting dumber now, and again... And again...
And again... ^19045790.43789054w84

Ok. Think I'm back to normal.

Worst part? "When we release errata, it will always be free." turns up four hits in the ENTIRE INTERNET. This thread links to two of them and the other two are ENWorld. So this Dragon Magazine Editor turned 4th Edition Editor apparently never actually said this to begin with.
There are people as far back as 2007 quoting him on this. The links they cite are dead; maybe the page in question was moved or deleted.
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Could be, idk. Just icing on the cake for now through.
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Good, I hate the RC and nearly every rule it changed.

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What did it actually change? (as opposed to rules changed in other errata it simply reprinted?)
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Only rule change I can remember is that Ki strike (magic) let you hit incorporeal creatures as a magic weapon rather than a nonmagical weapon. Though that's for the better.

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It also clarified that wands use the original spell's casting time (good for swift action spells), I believe.

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Afaik, everything it changed that became "worse" was just a reprint of existing text already in a book.

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Did he ever say that errata would always be free in an official errata release?

If not, it seems that his statement regarding the officiality of errata is, itself, unofficial. :)

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Only rule change I can remember is that Ki strike (magic) let you hit incorporeal creatures as a magic weapon rather than a nonmagical weapon. Though that's for the better.

Ok, that's good (not as good as it giving an actual enhancement, but oh well)!

It also clarified that wands use the original spell's casting time (good for swift action spells), I believe.

And that was bad.

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I just this week found it it changed the Druid's wildshape.  It used to be based on polymorph/alter self which allowed you to keep all your SU abilities including breath weapon and gaze attack.  Now it's based on alternate form, which allows you to keep all your SU abilities except breath weapons and gaze attacks.


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That's not a new change, it just wasn't a well-known one.

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Good, I hate the RC and nearly every rule it changed.
What did it actually change? (as opposed to rules changed in other errata it simply reprinted?)
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