The Tomb of Errata
So last night, after a little discussion with a player, I decided to download the errata for Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition PHB just for the hell of it and see what I was missing in these little corrections/adjustments that were overlooked when it was printed. I glanced through the errata and there were a slew of tiny changes; telling what to omit and what to pencil into the rule book. And, I could understand why my player wanted me to download the errata for a rule on a specific subject. I, as a GM, went with my gut. I wasn’t going to pause a game just to check an errata and that’s why I waited til the session was over before doing research on the ‘net.
And that’s why the Gods invented house rules; since the rules are just guidelines to follow and what didn’t make sense or seemed omitted was improvised. I really don’t mind improvising and what not since the best part of gaming is the storytelling; opening up the theatre of the mind and drawing the players into the realm. I presume it’s just one of the reasons why 3.5 was released which corrected and tidied up some, though I didn’t purchased it when it did.
I explained before I was fine and happy with AD&D though my players had wanted to take that step up in the 3E and had pooled together and bought the three core rulebooks for me. God bless ‘em.
So, last night characters were generated for the 3E system; players decided what race they wanted to play and picked a template and away we went.