aprewett wrote:I got the PDF through DriveThru, so I hope I still have access to the updated PDF?
Carriker wrote:First and foremost, I apologize for the mistakes that don't even have the decency to be brand-new mistakes, but are things that should not have found their way back into the material. It is altogether too easy for such things to occur in a project of this size.
In any event, these are reasons, but not excuses. I take full responsibility for those mistakes - it was my job to see them fixed, and while I did indeed update the majority of the errata, a handful of them slipped through.
rulandor wrote:Carriker wrote:The Song of Ice & Fire line didn't have a full-on developer whose job it was to curate this sort of thing for a very long time, and I came aboard in the eleventh hour of preparing this book for print. As a result, while I went through and changed out what I thought was everything from the various Errata threads on the forum, I seem to have missed a few. It also seems that there were a handful of updates that were never actually on those threads, but were implemented on-the-fly, as it were.
Well, if most of the errata have really been corrected and only some have come aboard newly, and some older versions have reappeared which are not necessarily errors, the book can still be the version with the fewest mistakes yet.
Typos and one or two off page-references are the bread and butter of publishing. They creep up everywhere, and I do not really mind them - as long as the frequency of occurrence remains reasonable.
You know what? I am still going to buy this book.
Abulia wrote:If you wish to support shoddy quality control and editorial standards with your money that is your right. I prefer not to. YMMV, of course.
orcface999 wrote:Perhaps all of the professional proofreaders on the boards could sign NDAs and offer to proofread everything and do version crosschecks on a volunteer basis. But remember to be mindful of all the folks yammering "Are you done yet?"
Seriously, how many of GR's staff is full time? Maybe the license puts limitations on them that otherwise fewer errors would slip through? What's the word count? I saw a mention of 5 errors--some slack is called for here. Not so harsh fellows.
rulandor wrote:Well, if not a comprehensive list: are there 5 mistakes or 10 or 50? Has working on the GoT Edition perhaps completely bypassed the Pocket Edition, which was a quite decent achievement in patching up?
Nope, they're still there. Heir is back to providing no Status bonus, though. Head For Numbers has changed for the 3rd time, presumably to the final, correct version? Cohort is back to its pre-PE version. I could go on and on. It's a mishmash of rules fixes and reversions to pre-errata.Are travel times for ships, e. g., gone again?
Jon Snow wrote:We're making it seem like the text has reverted back to the pre errata form. It hasn't.
I'm not seeing much errata missed.
Glancing through ten pages and found... wrote:Previously fixed or part of the errata (now returned to the GoT Edition)
pg 79 Brawler has incorrect prerequisite again
pg 76, Axe Fighter I through III have reverted back and no longer specify that you must select one benefit when attacking with axes.
pg 78, Blood of Valyria no longer gives its bonus to every Intimidate and Persuasion test you make (PE).
pg 78, Bludgeon Fighter III has reverted back and no longer requires you select which benefit you are using when attacking with a bludgeoning weapon.
pg 80, Brother of the Night’s Watch has reverted back; instead of -2D to all Status tests your Status is set to 2.
pg 80, Cohort is back to 2009 version; no longer provides its bonus to Intrigue Defense.
pg 81, Expertise has reverted and no longer requires you to have bonus dice int the selected specialty.
pg 82, Greensight, which was renamed to Greenseer (PE), is now Greensight again.
pg 83, Heir has reverted back and no longer gives a bonus of 1 to Status test results.
pg 84, Improved Armor Mastery has reverted back and no longer reduces an armor’s Combat Defense penalty by 1.
pg 84, Long Blade Fighter no longer provides a +1 to your Fighting test result against enemies without a shield; back to the 2009 version of -1 Combat Defense for adversaries wielding “non-shield parrying weapons.”
pg 86, Long Blade Fighter II & III no longer require you to specify which benefit you will use when attacking with a long blade.
pg 97, Pole-Arm Fighter I has reverted back and no longer does damage on a hit (knocks foes to the ground).
pg 88, Sinister has reverted back to its 2009 version
But this book is not riddled with pre errata errors and I'll use it as my go to copy
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