Basic Fantasy RPG Core Rules 3rd Edition

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Re: Basic Fantasy RPG Core Rules 3rd Edition

Post Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:41 am

Hate to bring this up after so many years that its been in print.

The Black Dragon and Blue Dragon descriptions have breath weapon as line but the widths given are the same as the cone breath for the dragons that have a cone (Red, Gold and White).
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Re: Basic Fantasy RPG Core Rules 3rd Edition

Post Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:31 am

:D

Page 70, third full paragraph: "There are three shapes (or areas of effect) which a dragon's breath weapon can cover. Each variety has a “normal” shape, which that type of dragon can use from the second age category (-2 hit dice) onward. Upon reaching the sixth age category (+2 hit dice), a dragon learns to shape its breath weapon into one of the other shapes (GM's option); at the seventh age category (+3 hit dice), the dragon is competent at producing all three shapes."
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Re: Basic Fantasy RPG Core Rules 3rd Edition

Post Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:33 pm

While copying out the spell descriptions, I saw a few things. Absolutely none of these are in any way important. Just pointing them out so that in some future edit while addressing something important they can also be updated (if desired). The only two that are even remotely annoying are the two spells (Find the Path and Speak with Dead) that are listed out of alphabetical order.

p21: Commune (and others): "extraplanar" should be hyphenated as it is an adjective. It should be "extra-planar".

p22: Cure Disease: First two words of the first sentence should be in bold.

p24: Find the Path should be listed prior to Find Traps. Whether you include the "the" in the alphabetical order test, Find the Path should be prior to Find Traps.

p25: Geas: The first word of the first sentence should be in bold. A couple other occurrences of "geas" could also be bold.

p26: Heal: The first word of the first sentence should be in bold.

p28: Levitate: The first word of the first sentence should be in bold.

p28: Magic Jar: The occurrence of "magic jar" in the first sentence should be in bold.

p30: Passwall: The first word of the first sentence should be in bold.

p32: Quest: The first word of the first sentence should be in bold. The first occurrence of "quest" in the second paragraph should also be in bold.

p34: Remove Curse: The first two words of the first sentence should be in bold.

p34: Shield: The first word of the first sentence should be in bold.

p35: Speak with Dead should come after Speak with Animals and before Speak with Monsters. It definitely should not come after Speak with Plants.

p38: Web: The first word of the first sentence should be in bold.

p39: Word of Recall: The first three words of the first sentence should be in bold.
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Re: Basic Fantasy RPG Core Rules 3rd Edition

Post Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:33 pm

Solomoriah wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:31 am :D

Page 70, third full paragraph: "There are three shapes (or areas of effect) which a dragon's breath weapon can cover. Each variety has a “normal” shape, which that type of dragon can use from the second age category (-2 hit dice) onward. Upon reaching the sixth age category (+2 hit dice), a dragon learns to shape its breath weapon into one of the other shapes (GM's option); at the seventh age category (+3 hit dice), the dragon is competent at producing all three shapes."
Also on page 70 under the shape descriptions:
Line Shaped: The breath weapon is 5' wide and extends the given length in a straight line.

For Black Dragon the current table shows:

Breath Weapon
Acid (Line)
Length
- 70' 80' 90' 95' 100' 100'
Width
- 25' 30' 30' 35' 40' 45'

The table should show:

Breath Weapon
Acid (Line)
Length
- 70' 80' 90' 95' 100' 100'
Width
- 5' 5' 5' 5' 5' 5'

For Blue Dragon the table shows:

Breath Weapon
Lightning (Line)
Length
- 80' 90' 100' 100' 110' 120'
Width
- 30' 35' 45' 50' 55' 60'
Which should be:

Breath Weapon
Lightning (Line)
Length
- 80' 90' 100' 100' 110' 120'
Width
- 5' 5' 5' 5' 5' 5'
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Re: Basic Fantasy RPG Core Rules 3rd Edition

Post Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:39 pm

You aren't getting the point, Al. When a black or blue dragon reaches the age category where it can do a cloud or a cone, how would you know how wide it was supposed to be?

Line-type breath weapons are always 5' wide, so we don't give that figure anywhere; the width is expressly provided for use when the dragon is old enough.
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Re: Basic Fantasy RPG Core Rules 3rd Edition

Post Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:32 am

Pg. 28 Protection from Evil spell name misaligned
Pg. 32 Speak with Animals spell name misaligned
Pg. 32 Speak with Monsters spell name misaligned

I'm not sure if the alignment was adjusted for these so the spell name would fit, like for Protection from Evil 10' Radius* and others, but I think the spell name will fit for the 3 spells I mentioned above.
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Re: Basic Fantasy RPG Core Rules 3rd Edition

Post Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:10 pm

Those spells don't fit, due to the clearances for tabs in the software. So it's not misaligned... those are done that way by design. Some of the other spell references put the name above all the fields so they all look like that.
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