D&D 5E WotC has updated the Hadozee glide ability on DnDBeyond


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Ixal

Hero
What was the problem with the original glide anyway? Too much math? That in 5E you fall a unlimited distance in a single turn instead of there being a cap so they would be able to move a huge distance in a single turn? (the 1:5 conversion was a bit much).
 

Levistus's_Leviathan

5e Freelancer
What was the problem with the original glide anyway? Too much math? That in 5E you fall a unlimited distance in a single turn instead of there being a cap so they would be able to move a huge distance in a single turn? (the 1:5 conversion was a bit much).
It was that you could jump 30 times in a turn and effectively have a 150 foot move speed at level 1.
 

I'm really confused. Isn't it just published errata? Someone PM me about it, then, because I really, REALLY don't understand what's going on.
This is a strange circumstance. Normally they wait to make any changes to their official books until I believe the end of the year and then they announce all of the errata, update D&D Beyond, and order new printings of the books with these new versions.

However, for some reason, they decided to do errata earlier. It might be because of the topic that must not be named, or they just saw that everyone was making fun of the Hadozee mechanics for over two weeks and decided to rush out a new errata. Presumably, the other processes that they usually take with errata were ignored and will be followed as usual at the end of the year.
the thing is, why not just put it out in normal errata, put it on the website and sing from the roof tops "Hey that thing no one likes, we have a fix"
 

Retreater

Legend
Well no, I'm one of those that pointed that out. Unless they add the errata to the sage advice page which is free, people with the physical books won't have it. I was responding to a comment about the oneDnD playtest that someone brought up which doesn't require any money to be spent to access on DNDbeyond, just an account which is free.
Sorry. I thought you were quoting my talking about the errata. I have a free account and got the playtest material.
 

No, you do not have to pay for errata. They will issue a free eratta update at some future time, like they have the whole of 5e. Probably waiting to find more errors. You can get them here: Book Updates

They have obviously provided the update early for digital copies which is a nice bonus. Be upset that their is an error, but not that their willing to fix it IMO.
so why do people with beyond matter more then those of us that bought physical books? do you think that;s the message they want to send "Hey thanks for buying the book, BUT here if you bought it this otheryou would get fixes... ones we were alerted to in playtest"
 

Why? Wouldn't it be worse to not provide it at all.
becuse right now you have people saying "I paid on beyond so trust me it's fixed, but you can't access the fix unless you pay"
Just an FYI, WotC took a lot of heat in 4e for constantly issuing errata.
again... that was free. I would not want errata every 5 weeks, but I also don't want to pay to get it... they need something to send it for free.
They adopted the current approach (fewer errata updates) based on their experience with 4e.
and made it WORSE... right now I only have "Trust me it's fixed even though you can't see it"
 

Actually you did get it for fee, when the errata document comes out like it always has for this edition. This is just a nice bonus. Why do people hate it when they try to improve things!?
it isn't an improvement for some people to have access to fix, and others either don't, or have to just trust 3rd party non WotC employees to deliver the fix
 


Cadence

Legend
Supporter
Looks like a reasonable change to me. I guess it means that if you fall the maximum distance in a round (500 feet?) then you "only" go 30 feet outward (which is mostly straight down) but you take no damage, which is a little weird, but it's such a corner case that I wouldn't worry about it. It's better than you going, what's the old rule? 5 feet per? So under the old rule, you'd glide 2500 feet out in that round. This is definitely an improvement.
It just feels odd to not have a maximum descending distance if that's the concern. (I'm picturing flying squirrels and lizards, don't they often get from tree to tree that are farther than 30' apart? Can they now drop 1000' in a round, within 30' of where they started, with no damage - or did I misread?)
 

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