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  1. That would be a bad business decision. Custom...

    That would be a bad business decision. Custom paint schemes... Do you know how many complaints and attempted returns that would invoke? And if they tried saying no returns how upset that would make...
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    [5E] Apparatus of Kwalish

    Reading this, I see that the WDDH description states that two creatures can fit inside, and that for their turn they can each operate 2 levers. But it says nothing about if they can operate the same...
  3. Painting is really not that tough. There are lots...

    Painting is really not that tough. There are lots of good blogs and articles, especially if you look at wargaming sites for games like 40K and War Machine etc. You can generally assume 3 colors will...
  4. You forgot "Ego" as a reason. Sure, some might...

    You forgot "Ego" as a reason. Sure, some might claim another reason, but its pretty simple to know that some people just do it because the thought that they can do something better boosts their ego....
  5. Not a How to or such, but this 2 minute CR...

    Not a How to or such, but this 2 minute CR highlight shows some of the fun;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ0D9TJ2C3A

    This one is 4:36 long; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ1rmjrX4K0
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    imo, problem solved by not giving out +3 magic...

    imo, problem solved by not giving out +3 magic items. Unless of course you give your NPC the same types of items. Then they become really common...
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    Can I vote for this one? Then start a...

    Can I vote for this one?


    Then start a thread!


    And see this is why when I was 10 years old we thought B2 sucked and was useless. Because we didn't know what to do with it.

    Now a days I...
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    Let me just say that I hope I did not come across...

    Let me just say that I hope I did not come across as dismissive of your story. I don't mean to, I just don't see that it really is on topic. I think lowkey13 replies pretty well about the topic and...
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    This is a great story. And has almost nothing to...

    This is a great story. And has almost nothing to do with boxed text or pre-written narration. It has very little to do with the discussion even though it is about a new GM.

    It has nothing to do...
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    We all have unique experiences, and they are all...

    We all have unique experiences, and they are all valid.

    I will repeat, boxed text is a tool and it hurts no one. Hence it is valuable for some. Take it or leave it as you wish, but not having...
  11. Why 20 levels? And why restrict yourself to PC...

    Why 20 levels? And why restrict yourself to PC classes anyways?
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    Maybe. If you have someone to teach you. But,...

    Maybe. If you have someone to teach you.

    But, as the growth of D&D over the last decade has shown, many many many new players and DMs have no one to teach them (other than innuendos in shows like...
  13. AD&D 2E Core Books Now on Fantasy Grounds!

    Its on the FG web store but I have yet to see an announcement, The 2E PHB, MM, & DMG as well as N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God are now available on Fantasy Grounds; ...
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    Boxed text does no harm, unless you get butt hurt...

    Boxed text does no harm, unless you get butt hurt because you can do better and are offended by the suggestion of what to do.

    A poorly written module is poorly written, boxed text or not.
    ...
  15. Arbitrary save or dies are no good. i.e. "you are...

    Arbitrary save or dies are no good. i.e. "you are walking down the corridor, suddenly the hallway fills with a searing light, Con save or be incinerated!"

    Telegraphed and as an obvious consequence...
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    This again? For an adventure targeted at a...

    This again?

    For an adventure targeted at a market other than experienced DMs, it is essential. It is key to training new DMs on what to describer to the players and not describe to the players....
  17. Please don't forget to tag ruleset specific posts...

    Please don't forget to tag ruleset specific posts with the appropriate tag. In this case [5E].
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    You do know that the authors/writers do not get...

    You do know that the authors/writers do not get to write the headline? That is someone else's job.
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    As others have said, it depends. Yes 3 hill give...

    As others have said, it depends. Yes 3 hill give out roughly the same damage per round as 2 frost. But, if your party concentrates on 1 hill, they will quickly be able to take out a hill and then the...
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    I know :) And I think for many of those small...

    I know :)

    And I think for many of those small project KS is awesome, and works really well. It's just that the same approach doesn't scale, or at least not as well. I suspect most KSs involve a...
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    Laptop

    Laptop
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    Absolutely. But it still takes management skills...

    Absolutely. But it still takes management skills to handle a million dollar project, whether you are a creator or not.

    My point was not to disparage anyone, or even KS in general, only to comment...
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    I take this as another object lesson that folks...

    I take this as another object lesson that folks that are great at something are not necessarily any good at the business of doing that thing or managing others who do that thing.

    Just because you...
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    Since pricing was (not surprisingly) a big debate...

    Since pricing was (not surprisingly) a big debate in this thread, FGU pricing was announced this morning on the stream;
    ...
  25. Nope. But reality has little to do with it. After...

    Nope. But reality has little to do with it. After all a greatsword is in the 5-6' range too. Maybe even the great ax is that long.

    If making all these mechanical tweaks make you and your players...
  26. No. Not long enough. Think about what it takes to...

    No. Not long enough. Think about what it takes to make a reach attack. At an absolute minimum, you have to span a 5 foot gap. Then you have to hold the weapon, and you have to proceed at least...
  27. Not to me. A spear and halberd are different...

    Not to me. A spear and halberd are different weapons. They are not interchangeable. A halberd has an axe-like head on the end that is used for damage in most cases . A spear has no such feature.
    ...
  28. No, a pointy stick is not like a bladed stick. S...

    No, a pointy stick is not like a bladed stick. S a 6' spear could be used as a 6' spear or as a quarterstaff.

    I would rule that a wet rope could be used as an improvised reach weapon (1d4) but not...
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    Live now, though you can re-watch it, FGF today...

    Live now, though you can re-watch it, FGF today is all about answering FGU questions and includes at least one short demo.
    https://www.twitch.tv/fantasygrounds
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    Ecology / Society / Tactics. Just a bunch of...

    Ecology / Society / Tactics.

    Just a bunch of stat blocks is not very useful. I want to know things like how a certain monster fits into the world. How many or what types I might find, and where....
  31. DMG 6E: Page 1 "Play, Have Fun." Page 2:...

    DMG 6E:
    Page 1 "Play, Have Fun."
    Page 2: credits...
  32. But they will see your light coming well before...

    But they will see your light coming well before you will see them. IMO, you can see a light source at a range of 10 times it's dim range. So, the NPCs will see the party's light source long before...
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    Exorbitant is a very emotionally charged word,...

    Exorbitant is a very emotionally charged word, and it's a statement of opinion. But, each to their own.

    As for paying for game content twice, as I have stated, you have never had to do that. I...
  34. No no no! Stop making me think of these things,...

    No no no! Stop making me think of these things, Isn't it time for you to go to sleep?
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    I don't want to discourage you, but if you are...

    I don't want to discourage you, but if you are expecting a different interface, don't. Their might be some minor changes, but the expectation is the look and feel will be the same. FGU will just have...
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    So following that link I see the following...

    So following that link I see the following official source content available on Roll20:
    - D&D 5E
    - Pathfinder
    - StarFinder
    - Dungeon World
    - Drama World

    FG has the following official...
  37. I always assume that any ongoing effects that...

    I always assume that any ongoing effects that require concentration it is someone apparent who the caster is. Or at least I can't think right now of any that wouldn't be.

    I mean, Shield of Faith,...
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    So let's dig into this. I think we can have a...

    So let's dig into this. I think we can have a constructive discussion.


    Yep, FG ultimate license is 10/149 as you outlined. But that doesn't tell the whole story does it?

    Free game content;...
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    Not a problem. But yes, they are basically...

    Not a problem. But yes, they are basically re-writing everything to a modern standard.

    For the users it actually means very little (see my first post) right now. In general the user interface and...
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    Why even engage in a discussion if you have...

    Why even engage in a discussion if you have nothing positive to contribute? Are you only here to troll and spread misinformation?
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    So you come into a thread, start spewing...

    So you come into a thread, start spewing misinformation, and your response is "Don't bother me" when called on your lies?

    Very mature.
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    I don't get your point? What is your basis for...

    I don't get your point? What is your basis for saying


    I assumed you were implying that it was expensive. For some people, a cup of coffee is expensive and any RPG product is a luxury. So,...
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    I don't think you know what you are talking...

    I don't think you know what you are talking about...
    1) if you own the hard covers, you never had to buy them in FG. You can use it without, or you could enter the info yourself. If you wanted to...
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    The move to Unity? So right now, FG is a whole...

    The move to Unity?

    So right now, FG is a whole custom app written in XML, LUA and maybe C++. The networking code, map handling, physics engine for the dice, et al is written and maintained by...
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    For most use cases it costs less than Roll20. ...

    For most use cases it costs less than Roll20.


    Unity is a software development platform, or engine. Typically it is used for games and works on multiple platforms (like console, PC, phone, etc)....
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    So it's official, SmiteWorks has confirmed that...

    So it's official, SmiteWorks has confirmed that Fantasy Ground Unity that has been in development for years is now a confirmed reality.

    What We Know:
    - Kickstarter launch on May 1st
    - More...
  47. I envision in in the string way TaranTheWanderer...

    I envision in in the string way TaranTheWanderer mentions.

    The haft or hilt of the weapon twines back in an ethereal mist to the caster. Perhaps they use it akin to a whip, some how grasping the...
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    Yes, "force" is important to me. Yes this means...

    Yes, "force" is important to me. Yes this means their are some spells of magic items that break this rule, and I don't generally use them in my games, but when I do, I consider it a magical...
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    Fantasy Grounds Unity KS Announced

    SmiteWorks has made a new announcement today. No words, only a few images. No explanation so we are left to wonder and speculate.

    Is it just an April's Fool, or a marketing ploy to build hype and...
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    Rise! Rise from the dead! Nice necromancy. ...

    Rise! Rise from the dead!

    Nice necromancy.

    Anyway, I don't like the idea of forcing anything sentient to change it's alignment. I don't care that it is a magic weapon, if you believe souls have...
  51. What? The rules say no such thing. In fact I'm...

    What? The rules say no such thing. In fact I'm sure someone can find a sentence or three in the DMG that says you can change anything you want.

    Do what you want as the others have said, just be...
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    What? Who doesn't like grog? They must not have...

    What? Who doesn't like grog? They must not have tried MY grog!
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    Ugh, all that seems not only time consuming, but...

    Ugh, all that seems not only time consuming, but too close to railroading.

    I don't see how any of it a concern, I don't ask for die rolls until they actually mean something. So by the time a...
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    I don't know of any good forums to advertise on....

    I don't know of any good forums to advertise on. At least in posts. You can buy paid ads (on sites like ENWorld) but I haven't heard good responses to it though. The places that I hear are somewhat...
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    What technology are you waiting for? A card with...

    What technology are you waiting for? A card with a unique code that can be redeemed for a digital product is already available.

    All you have to do is a print a card with a unique code (number, QR,...
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    WotC won't say what criteria they use. And I hope...

    WotC won't say what criteria they use. And I hope they never do. As soon as you outline an official process, it will be abused by folks. Not having a 'process' means they can remain flexible. And to...
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    So you mean like a code or coupon card? You can...

    So you mean like a code or coupon card? You can do that already, but it's expensive since you would have to have the cards/coupons custom made and then you would have to setup all the coupons in your...
  58. Do they have a physical attack? Then they can...

    Do they have a physical attack? Then they can move objects.

    Also, look at Unseen Servant. It's listed as incorporeal, but states it has a strength of 2 and can move objects.

    So yea, for me, if...
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    They are called Visa Gift Cards. You go to one of...

    They are called Visa Gift Cards. You go to one of probably a million different stores, pay in advance for them, then you go to your favorite PDF seller and buy the PDF you want and use the Visa card...
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    Agreed. And I think the industry is doing pretty...

    Agreed. And I think the industry is doing pretty well at this. One thing that I took note of recently is the bio post of the Gamma World guy a week ago on ENWorld, it took him 6 years of freelance...
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    Silent Image is detected as an illusion not only...

    Silent Image is detected as an illusion not only if it is interacted with, but also with an action used to make an intelligence check.

    Sure, I like your idea, I also expect the party enemies to...
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    Well then, he certainly must not be the most...

    Well then, he certainly must not be the most qualified.
  63. That triple is crazy. I might require a Geometry...

    That triple is crazy. I might require a Geometry check along with that!
  64. You're going to have to tell me/us what you are...

    You're going to have to tell me/us what you are talking about. I'm not proficient in althletics, and other than a few minutes in the Olympics, have no idea about curling!
  65. Another useful distinction is if you have to...

    Another useful distinction is if you have to touch something, then it is Investigation, not Perception.
  66. Run Perception and Investigation the way I do,...

    Run Perception and Investigation the way I do, which is the way I think they are intended to be used.

    Perception tells you something is wrong. It tells you their is a draft, or scuff marks, or...
  67. Don't forget some bookworms. Throw in a nice old...

    Don't forget some bookworms. Throw in a nice old library that just happens to be infested. If they don't notice, your wizard will be begging to return to the surface so he can buy a new spell book!
  68. Rot Grubs!

    Rot Grubs!
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    This is one area that I think digital excels at....

    This is one area that I think digital excels at. When I use my VTT online or in person, rooms get three descriptions. First the players see the map. Second they get the "boxed text" in the chat...
  70. This is where, imo, 5E can quickly become...

    This is where, imo, 5E can quickly become troublesome with encounter balance... magic items. 4 protective magic items on one character? Yea, that would never happen in a campaign of mine unless it...
  71. Lots more. Though not all are new. FG has two...

    Lots more. Though not all are new. FG has two pages of magic items for WDDH. Here's teh top of the first page of items;
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    Gotta agree with Frog on this. Given that their...

    Gotta agree with Frog on this. Given that their is room for debate, this is as good if not better than any other criteria.
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    What if you take it off the dead body of a bandit?

    What if you take it off the dead body of a bandit?
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    I think we are mostly in agreement here. But...

    I think we are mostly in agreement here.


    But not here. Or atleast it appears you are forgetting a very important, imo, part of the OP.

    The player does not have a regular DM. The DM can be...
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    Yet the thread continues to ramble doesn't it? :)...

    Yet the thread continues to ramble doesn't it? :)


    +1


    Such responses don't help the OP at all. And are just what the OP asked not be discussed.


    Except the PHB is not clear if Studded...
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    Which is exactly the situation stated in the OP....

    Which is exactly the situation stated in the OP. He was wondering if he should use a magic item to raise his dex to 16 and then buy Studded Leather.

    --

    As other have said, I believe RAI is that...
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    Who wants simple? Why not just call the...

    Who wants simple? Why not just call the spell/effect Death?

    No, petrification adds depth. Another element to explore and enjoy. Variety is the spice of life, and dread.
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    This thread contains a poll. Other, because I don't care. I have fond...

    Other, because I don't care.

    I have fond memories of GH. But could care less if it gets "updated" to 5E.
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    What Azzy said and then it's really pretty...

    What Azzy said and then it's really pretty simple.

    It's really very very simple; How many do you want your creature to have?

    To add context or detail; Are you aiming for a specific Challenge...
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    Specifically for young players and DM's;...

    Specifically for young players and DM's; https://geekmom.com/2015/12/dnd-ypndm-1/

    How to DM for young players, but should be valuable for a young DM too:...
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    Yes, according to prior versions their are 2...

    Yes, according to prior versions their are 2 vertical shafts that enable access to multiple levels; the Shaft and the Pit of Ghanadaur.

    One of the earlier modules/supplements is about a delve...
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    As Gauchi shows below, this is perception, not...

    As Gauchi shows below, this is perception, not reality. Just because you think DIS means you will miss, hence you take another action, doesn't actually mean that you actually can't hit once you have...
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    Rise. Rise I say! From death must you rise once...

    Rise. Rise I say! From death must you rise once again!
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    Uh, people have been making that comment to you...

    Uh, people have been making that comment to you for about 10 pages now...
  85. Thanks, I swear they were not there when I read...

    Thanks, I swear they were not there when I read it the first time... I'm getting old!
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    Thanks aco175. I can see your point about long...

    Thanks aco175. I can see your point about long range not being much of a UnderDark desire. But surely there are places in the UD where range is certainly a consideration, I'm thinking of all the drow...
  87. So, any info on what is actually on these notes...

    So, any info on what is actually on these notes and why the 5E link? Like maybe pictures of them?
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    Adv and Dis counteract each other so when Stone...

    Adv and Dis counteract each other so when Stone Camo applies, he would have a normal stealth check.

    Now, maybe I would see a DM allowing Adv using stone cunning if the guy was hiding only, and not...
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    Two Magic Items for Review

    Thoughts and opinion on the following two items please? These are intended for a ranger and a cleric. Both are currently 5th level. Note that the Spirit Stone is in part a quest item so that the...
  90. I started with Holmes, and have played every...

    I started with Holmes, and have played every edition since. But have had many multi-year lapses of no gaming or only reading.

    Timing is perhaps the biggest thing for me. I started playing...
  91. Or have Iarno request to talk to her. In exchange...

    Or have Iarno request to talk to her. In exchange for leniency, he's willing to tell her that Neznar is the one who betrayed her?
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    It should peeve you. So don't do it. Sure, a...

    It should peeve you. So don't do it.

    Sure, a wandering dragon who fights intelligently is going to suck for the party. But a party that is hunting a dragon better have made appropriate plans for...
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    So, say I chose to play a character like...

    So, say I chose to play a character like Raistlin. A great magic user with absolutely no business being anyway near melee.

    And now the adventure calls for the PCs to be attacked in their room by...
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    I still don't see a problem. Their are choices,...

    I still don't see a problem. Their are choices, and consequences to those choices. And not every choice has an equal impact on each aspect of the game.

    Sounds like a good system to me.
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    So, did anyone ever address the point made a few...

    So, did anyone ever address the point made a few time by various people earlier in this thread that choices have consequences and that's a good thing? That not every class can or should be competant...
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    I think 4E had a supplement on the Shadowfell. I...

    I think 4E had a supplement on the Shadowfell. I can go dig it up if you need the name.
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    Just don't tell the elf!

    Just don't tell the elf!
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    And this is how they get experience. If every...

    And this is how they get experience. If every fight they have is planned or tweaked so that it is all melee, then they will never learn to provide for ranged power.

    You did an acceptable things as...
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    What makes sense? I mean, I wold be reluctant to...

    What makes sense? I mean, I wold be reluctant to even bother picking up the adventure, and if you do it's got to make sense. That is going to be different for each and every adventure.
  100. This thread contains a poll. They were never RAW. RAW is only what's written...

    They were never RAW. RAW is only what's written in the published rule books. Even Errattas not RAW until published.
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