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Corebook Errata and corrections

Well, nothing is perfect, and we have found a few typos in the corebook.
Thankfully nothing too dreadful or anything that changes the setting or rules.
These things creep in, no matter how many passes you take, and believe me, we’ve taken a fair few.

So, we’ll be looking at amending these on the next print pass (along with updating the pdf) so if you find anything, drop it in this thread and I’ll add it to the list.

So, obviously, before posting, please take a look here first to see if anyone has spotted what you just noticed.

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Thanks for creating this Andy and for all your hard work. The book is great. Here’s what I’ve seen so far (still reading through):

On Page 22, “To ensure that their needs were continued to be met…” should read “To ensure that their needs continued to be met…”

And a few that aren’t errors as such but are slightly awkward (if these are beyond what you’re asking for in this thread, feel free to let me know):

On page 21, “The new empire became a hereditary rule taken up by House Corrino…” is slightly awkward phrasing. Consider, “The new empire became a hereditary dynasty ruled by House Corrino…”

Also on page 21, “Fiefdoms frequently took the form of a main homeworld that paid a tithe to the throne through their exports and were responsible for the enforcement of the laws and services to the Empire” might be broken up into two sentences for clarity. E.g. “Fiefdoms frequently took the form of a main homeworld that paid a tithe to the throne through their exports. They were also responsible for the enforcement of the laws and services of the Empire.”

I also wonder if it’s meant to say “a tithe from their exports” as I’m not sure what paying a tithe through their exports means, but that could just be me.

I’ll add other stuff as I see it.

Thanks again for this awesome product.

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So far its a great product. I will post any errors I find.

There’s an “Atriedes” on the section “The Ascension of Muad’Dib” of page 11:

“The Fremen of Dune lead a brutal jihad across the universe to bring any malcontents to heel and spread the worship of the Atriedes noble family with Paul as the universe’s Messiah.”

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I’m note sure it is a typo but there’s a mention of “Unaligned Planets” on page 19 but that’s the only instance of that term being used. On the rest of the text the expression “Unallied” is used instead.

In the section “The Effect of Traits” on page 144 there’s a mention of “truths” instead of “traits”:

“It’s also worth remembering that if a truth makes an action impossible (…) to make it possible.”

If I’m not mistaken that is a leftover of a terminology more in line with other 2d20 games like Dishonored.

Thanks guys. Keep those coming as you find them.
I’m not so worried in things that could be worded better as outright mistakes and typos though.
Good to see not too many of those! :slight_smile:

Not quite a typo, so be free to ignore it, but on page 120 the table for rating the drives according to importance was put in the middle of the section of Step Five: Talents which reads a but odd.

On page 167 there’s a paragraph that’s missing the italic and bold format of the examples of play:

“Having declared all the traits they wish to use (…) with some clever flying.”

On the section about The Landsraad on page 37 there’s a reference to a wrong page number:

“The High Council has the power to authorize whether declarations of kanly (p.106) are legitimate, and to recognize when any House has violated the terms of the Great Convention.”

Will there be ways to make nobles or sword masters in future books?

On page 174 (“Assets in Skirmish: Weapons & Defenses”) there’s an “i” missing in “n dueling”:

“Shields work in the same way as n dueling (…) increase in Difficulty by +1.”

On page 178 there’s a paragraph that’s missing the italic and bold format of the examples of play:

“Posing as a spice dealer (…) what he was up to.”

According to the index there’s a reference to House Richese on Page 41 but when you check it out only House Corrino, Harkonnen and Atreides are mentioned.

(Oh, and the forum settings don’t allow for posting three consecutive posts without another user answering first so I’ll try to compile any other typos I found into a smaller number of posts.)

After a few books we’ll be advancing the campaign a little more to let you be the ones running your Houses.
At that point we may well offer some options for ‘higher level’ characters, although you are pretty good as you are.
Ginaz is really tricky as they are lethal to start you off as. But otherwise you are out of the campaign for about 6 years. Then at the end of that, make a Battle test or die. So we’ll have to think about that one!
Its a bit like doing Traveller character creation after you’ve been playing your character for a while. :slight_smile:

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p.11: Eras of Play: The Ascension of Muad’dib:
“The Fremen of Dune lead a brutal jihad across the universe to bring any malcontents to heel and spread the worship of the Atriedes noble family with Paul as the universe’s Mes­siah.”
Does the word “Dune” really need to be italicized here? If so, for what reason?

p.24: The Secret of the Spacing Guild:
“Much like the Bene Gesserit and Mentats, the Guild assumed another role previously held by the thinking machines: providing transport across vast distances of space, the Navigators’ predictive capabilities expand­ing their consciousness to enable the complex math­ematical processes required, that only machines could perform prior.”
Delete the comma between “required” and “that” as it is unnecessary.

p.74: Caladan: History: “The war lead to Piers Harkonnen being stranded on Caladan for the remainder of his days.”
Change “lead” from the present tense form to the proper past tense form “led”.

p.74: Caladan: History: “Caladan and Salusa Secundus formed a fishing worlds league to support each other during the war under Vorian Atreides, who founded House Atreides.”
The “a” between “formed” and “fishing” was indented too far out from the sentence and was put under the sidebar border, becoming nearly invisible.

p.244: Paul Atreides write-up: The last paragraph has a slightly larger font size than the rest of the other six paragraphs.

(Ugh, I knew that there was going to be at least one instance of confusing the present and past tense forms of the verb “to lead” → “lead/led”. Thankfully I found only the one instance of that in the entire book. Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster (blessed be his noodly appendage) for the word search function in Adobe Acrobat.)

On page 111, under the Mentat archetype, there’s a mention of a “Foreknowledge” talent that isn’t described in the rulebook.

Princess Irulan only has one drive statement instead of having three as the other NPCs.

Thanks guys, keep them coming - although I hope you can’t find any more :slight_smile:

p.2: Introduction, First Paragraph:
“We begin in the year 10,191 of the Imperial calendar, a time of feudal politics, deadly assassins, and political rivalry in a universe where humanity has spread out across thousands of planets.”
The word “calendar” needs to be capitalized to make it uniform with the other mention of the Imperial Calendar on p.24.

p.2: Introduction, Fourth Paragraph:
“Even for the less developed people of the Imperium, spice extends human lifespan, even doubling it, and the promise of more years will make some people do daring and desperate things.”
Insert the word “the” between “extends” and “human”.

p.3: Where Do I Start? Sidebar: Second Paragraph: Change “boxed set” to “box set”.

p.11: Eras of Play: The Ascension of Muad’dib: Second Sentence:
Change “who controls the spice” to “whoever controls the spice”

p.11: Eras of Play: Novels of the Age of the Scattering Era:
God Emperor of Dune was listed as both a God Emperor novel and a Scattering Era novel. Was this intentional or is it only a God Emperor Era novel?

p.11: Eras of Play: Novels of the Age of the Enemy Era:
Chapterhouse: Dune and Heretics of Dune are listed as both Scattering Era novels and Age of the Enemy Era novels. Again, was this intentional or are they both just Scattering Era novels that were mistakenly included in the Age of the Enemy Era?
Also, if they both do belong in the Age of the Enemy Era Novel list, then rearrange them so Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune are listed in chronological order (i.e., list Heretics of Dune, above/before Chapterhouse: Dune, not after.) If they don’t belong in the Age of the Enemy Era Novel list, then simply delete them both.

p.21: “The Great Houses Are Founded” Header: Change this to “The Great Schools Are Founded” because this section doesn’t talk at all about the Houses of the Landsraad, it talks about the Great Schools of the Mentats, the Bene Gesserit and the Spacing Guild.

p.27: The Old Empire Expands: “As time ebbed on, the Imperium became stagnant and reliant upon technology to perform even the most mundane tasks, abandon­ing its religious beliefs and replacing them with apathy.”
Change “Imperium” to “Empire” since this reference to the Old Empire could be confused with the later Imperium of Paul Atreides’ era.

p.308: Adventure Outline: The second and third letters of the first word “The” (i.e. the “The” with the giant “T”) need to be unbolded.

p.308: When is the Adventure Set? Sidebar: First Paragraph, First Sentence: This is the only instance of the words “Old Imperium” in the entire book. There’s no other instance of the words “Old Imperium” being used to refer to the pre-Atreides coup era of the Imperium. Not only that, but this could be confused with the Old Empire that emerged when Old Earth invented the first FTL drives. I don’t have any suggestions to fix this (yet).

p.308: When is the Adventure Set? Sidebar: Fifth Paragraph: The words “box set” are missing after “Heirs of Dune”.


Whew, these are a lot of typos and errors. And I’m just finding them on a casual read-through just skipping around random pages… :scream:

Andy, how long until this goes to the printer?

Thankfully many of those aren’t actually typos, but we’re already long past stopping the presses.
We will be making amends to the pdf and updating it, and include any corrections in later print runs.

Ugh, I found some more:

p.1: Change —from “Arrakis Awakening” by the Princess Irulan
to
—from “Arrakis Awakening” by the Princess Irulan

p.15: Change — Words of Muad’Dib by Princess Irulan
to
—from “Words of Muad’Dib” by the Princess Irulan

p.85: Change “Control the coinage and the courts-let the rabble have the rest.”
to
Control the coinage and the courts—let the rabble have the rest.
Changing the hyphen in “courts-let” to the long dash in “courts—let” makes the spoken pause between the words plain upon reading.

p.85: Change —Muad’Dib’s secret message to the Landsraad from “Arrakis Awakening” by the Princess Irulan
to
—Muad’Dib’s secret message to the Landsraad from “Arrakis Awakening” by the Princess Irulan

p.99: Change —from “The Wisdom of Muad’Dib”, by the Princess Irulan
to
—from “The Wisdom of Muad’Dib” by the Princess Irulan

p.161: Change —from Collected Sayings of Muad’Dib , by the Princess Irulan
to
—from “Collected Sayings of Muad’Dib” by the Princess Irulan

p.189: “—Muad’Dib: Lecture to the War College from The Stilgar Chronicle
Unitalicize the word “from”. This is a reference to a particular speech (the Lecture to the War College ) within a specific literary work (The Stilgar Chronicle), so the word “from” needs to be unitalicized to make the distinction apparent.

p.202: Elite Troops: Fedaykin: Change “Muad’dib” to “Muad’Dib”

p.205: Heighliner: Third Sentence: what is “moon-like” supposed to mean? How is a Heighliner “moon-like?”

p.217: Change —from The Collected Sayings of Muad’Dib, by Princess Irulan
to
—from “Collected Sayings of Muad’Dib” by the Princess Irulan

p.239: Change —from “Manual of Muad’Dib” by the Princess Irulan
to
from “Manual of Muad’Dib” by the Princess Irulan”

p.307: Change —from “Collected Sayings of Muad’Dib” by the Princess Irulan.
to
—from “Collected Sayings of Muad’Dib” by the Princess Irulan

p.321: Change “ —from “The Sayings of Muad’Dib” by the Princess Irulan
to
—from “Collected Sayings of Muad’Dib” by the Princess Irulan

Andy-Modiphius:
Thanks guys, keep them coming - although I hope you can’t find any more. :slightly_smiling_face:

Yeah, about that… :grimacing: