Dragon Heresy Intro Set: Errata Report Page

This page is a placeholder for reported errata and requests for clarification or wording changes for the Dragon Heresy Introductory Set. The PDF files were pushed out May 14!

The Ground Rules

First off, the basic book from the first page to p. 173 is basically edited, laid out, and ready for art insertion. So any “please change X to Y” requests cannot break the layout. So if you’re asking for a rephrase, if it doesn’t fit, I either will change it to make it fit or I can’t do it at all.

For Foes, p. 174 through p. 292, we are in dire need of a 4-page haircut. I expect I know from where this will come; 2-3 pages likely from the editing process, and then we’ll tighten up Beasts a bit.

Yeah. About those Beasts. Luke Campbell is extremely passionate about animals and their capabilities. He wrote the section, and tried to include every bit of game-relevant detail, some of it much more so than a 5e-based game would usually provide. If you cast speak with animals and want to read the bad guys’ secret plans, you need to pick the right creature. This section goes perhaps overboard on that, but overboard is easy to cut. Suggestions welcome.

The character sheet at the end of the book is not form-fillable. It’s on my list.

But basically, if requesting/identifying an opportunity for change, I need the following in your comment:

  1. The page number and location of the issue
  2. The entire original text you want changed, with From: “blah, blah, bitty bitty blah, I’m stuffy give me a scone.”
  3. The substitute text you want to be in its place, as follows: To: “blah blah bitty blah, I’m so stuffy give me a scone.”
  4. A quick note why you want the change. “The information you have is a quote from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and was misquoted.

For some things, it might be as simple as:

p. 1234; Section on “impaling and dismemberment”

From: dismbemerment

To: dismemberment

Why: typo

Reported Issues List

p. 8; Section on Wound Maximum, third and fourth paragraphs.

The first sentence of each paragraph (“Strength Modifier.” and “Size Multiplier.” respectively) should be bolded.

p. 17; paragraph on “Aldurverk”, second and third sentences.

From: To become an adult, a dwarf must kvoldomurstrate
a skill through an aldurverk, or “age project.” Adurverks may
be crafting of weapons or armor, creating works of literature
or magic, or kvoldomurstration of martial prowess.

To: To become an adult, a dwarf must demonstrate
a skill through an aldurverk, or “age project.” Adurverks may
be crafting of weapons or armor, creating works of literature
or magic, or demonstration of martial prowess.

Why: Likely a find-and-replace error (“demon” -> “kvoldormur”).

p. 22; Under “Matriarchal Structure”, third paragraph, second sentence..

From: The mother dragonborn views her leaving home as a matter of pride, a kvoldomurstration of strength of will and maturity.

To: The mother dragonborn views her leaving home as a matter of pride, a demonstration of strength of will and maturity.

Why: Likely a find-and-replace error (“demon” -> “kvoldormur”).

p. 26; Section on “Tiefling”, first sentence

From: A tiefling he progeny of a union between a human and a fiend.

To: A tiefling is the progeny of a union between a human and a fiend.

Why: typo

p. 46 – Song of Steel

From: can bestow a d6 inspiration die per short rest

To: Can bestow half proficency (round down) to weapons or tools, bestowing skald must be present to activate

Why: right now, the wording theoretically allows every single tool and weapon and piece of ammo to be tuned in town, perhaps even by a friendly skald or skald troupe, every time. That wasn’t the point. The mechanics of this are too close to what the basic skaldic inspiration die IS, and so it needs tuning and limits. So: half proficiency as the bonus, maximum tuning that can ever be active is CHA bonus, skald must be present and spend their reaction to activate the ability. This will require a rewrite.

p. 112 – Art Page/Flyting Rules

From: Art page

To: Flyting

Why: forgot to include the flyting rules, which should fit on one page. Can move the art elsewhere!

p. 166 – Entire Map

From: white pixels included in bottom image of map

To: remove pixels

Why: image placement error

P279 under “shield proficiency”
From: “Each size of shield is a separate proficiency. Each class that is proficient with shields may choose to be proficient with up to two shield size types that are of equal or smaller size than”
To: the heaviest armor with which they are proficient.
Why: typo end of last sentence missing/incomplete.

 

TBD

14 thoughts on “Dragon Heresy Intro Set: Errata Report Page

  1. p. 26; Section on “Tiefling”, first sentence

    From: A tiefling he progeny of a union between a human and a fiend.

    To: A tiefling is the progeny of a union between a human and a fiend.

    Why: typo

  2. p. 8; Section on Wound Maximum, third and fourth paragraphs.

    The first sentence of each paragraph (“Strength Modifier.” and “Size Multiplier.” respectively) should be bolded.

    p. 17; paragraph on “Aldurverk”, second and third sentences.

    From: To become an adult, a dwarf must kvoldomurstrate
    a skill through an aldurverk, or “age project.” Adurverks may
    be crafting of weapons or armor, creating works of literature
    or magic, or kvoldomurstration of martial prowess.

    To: To become an adult, a dwarf must demonstrate
    a skill through an aldurverk, or “age project.” Adurverks may
    be crafting of weapons or armor, creating works of literature
    or magic, or demonstration of martial prowess.

    Why: Likely a find-and-replace error (“demon” -> “kvoldormur”).

  3. p. 22; Under “Matriarchal Structure”, third paragraph, second sentence..

    From: The mother dragonborn views her leaving home as a matter of pride, a kvoldomurstration of strength of will and maturity.

    To: The mother dragonborn views her leaving home as a matter of pride, a demonstration of strength of will and maturity.

    Why: Likely a find-and-replace error (“demon” -> “kvoldormur”).

  4. P279 under “shield proficiency”
    From: “Each size of shield is a separate proficiency. Each class that is proficient with shields may choose to be proficient with up to two shield size types that are of equal or smaller size than”
    To: No idea
    Why: typo end of last sentence missing/incomplete.

    1. Fixed with quite a rewrite and reflow:

      Shield Proficiency. Only those proficient with shields know how to use them effectively. If you do not have proficiency with a shield, you still claim the Threat DC boost, but you may not use the shield for active defenses (converting potentially damaging wounds to vigor). You also have disadvantage on any ability check, saving throw, or attack roll that involves Strength or Dexterity, and you can’t cast spells.
      Classes proficient with shields may be proficient with any single shield size type, plus one additional size with a Max DEX Bonus equal or better to the heaviest armor they can wear.
      < ====>
      Example: A berserker may choose any shield type, but since they cannot wear armor, they can’t choose a second size. Fighters are proficient with any armor; they have free choice of sizes. A cleric proficient with medium armor may choose any size for their primary proficiency, plus a second that is Medium or smaller.
      (====)

  5. p. 25; Under “Racial Traits”, fourth paragraph, third sentence.

    From: They value both personal freedom and creative ex-
    pression, kvoldomurstrating neither blind faith in leaders nor a
    conviction that only they can lead.

    To: They value both personal freedom and creative ex-
    pression, demonstrating neither blind faith in leaders nor a
    conviction that only they can lead.

    Why: Find-and-replace error (“demon” -> “kvoldomur”). This is the last instance of this error I was able to find with a search on the PDF.

    1. I did a find/replace myself on both kvoldomurstrate and kvoldomurstration; it’s probably a good idea for me to go through and check every instance of the word kvoldomur and tyrann to ensure find/replace errors like this are quashed.

  6. Revision 14, Table of Contents, p. B.

    Whenever a chapter and that chapter’s first section start on the same page, the first section gets shown in the ToC as the last section of the previous chapter. This happens both on the table of contents on page B and in the ToC I see on the sidebar of my PDF reader (Evince, on Ubuntu Linux 18.04). The examples I can spot are:

    – “Certainty and Uncertainty” is listed under “Introduction” instead of “Core Mechanics”.

    – “Racial Traits” and “Dwarf” are listed under “Generating Characters” instead of “Character Races”.

    – “Berserker” is listed under “Character Races” instead of “Character Classes”

    – “Coinage” and “Selling Treasure” are listed under “Advancement” instead of “Equipment”

    – “Adventure Progression” is listed under “Equipment” instead of “Campaigns”

    – “Personal Loot” is under “Campaigns” instead of “Rewards and Treasure”.

    – “Combat Sequence” is under “Magic Items” instead of “Combat”

    – “Damage and Injury” is under “Combat” instead of “Damage, Rest and Healing”

    – “Yggdrasil and the Nine Realms” is listed under “Spells by Class” instead of “Etera”

    – “Obstacles and Opposition” is under “Etera” instead of “Foes”

    1. Hrm. I’ll first regenerate the ToC (I moved a few things around and left that alone), but thanks for the tip. Might be user error, might be InDesign. But now I know I have to watch for it.

  7. Revision 14, Table of Cointents, p. B

    From the “Spells by Class” entry onwards, it seems that the Table of Contents links lead to one page after the one they should. For example, the “Spells by Class” section starts on the page marked 129, but the ToC link leads me to the page marked 130. In the ToC on page B it also says the section starts on page 132.

    I don’t know how much of this is due to me using Evince on Ubuntu Linux 18.04. Other systems might have different results there.

  8. p. 23; Under “Age”, second sentence.

    From: “They walk hours after hatching, attain the size and development of a 10-year-old human child by the age of 3, and reach adulthood by 15.”

    To: “They walk hours after birth, attain the size and development of a 10-year-old human child by the age of 3, and reach adulthood by 15.”

    Why: On p. 22; under “Distinguishing Features”, second paragraph – it is said dragonborn give birth to live babies. The term hatching seems to be out of place if babies are born and not laid.

  9. p. 17; Under “Size”, second sentence.

    From: “Their size is Medium.”

    To: “Your size is Medium.”

    Why: Other racial descriptions have it written in the second person.

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    p. 21; Under “Size”, second sentence.

    From: “Their size is Medium.”

    To: “Your size is Medium.”

    Why: Other racial descriptions have it written in the second person.

    ~

    p. 25; Under “Alignment”, second sentence.

    From: “They value both personal freedom and creative expression, kvoldomurstrating neither blind faith in leaders nor a conviction that only they can lead.”

    To: “They value both personal freedom and creative expression, demonstrating neither blind faith in leaders nor a conviction that only they can lead.”

    Why: Typo

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