"Your party is attacked by 2d4 habgoblins".
"See chart on page 141 for more detail". (No chart can be found on that page).
"The spaceport is inhabited by a family of aliensThealiens are friendly but have nothing to trade".
Yep, poor editing and proofreading. It's an epidemic for RPG publishing companies that shows no signs of letting up.
So, that's our discussion for this Friday: How much does poor editing/proofreading impact your RPG purchasing habits?
Examples and anecdotes welcome as always--if you've had a good or bad experience, post about it below.
Random Weekend Event Chart (Roll 1d6)
1: Something breaks in the house. It takes 1d4 hours to be repaired. You're understandably cranky about it.
2: You take an epic nap. Upon waking, you're not sure if it's 7 pm Saturday or 7 am Sunday.
3: You get about halfway through a Forgotten Realms novel before throwing it aside in disgust.
4: You think about stopping by a fireworks store for clearance fireworks, but find they are closed until next year.
5: An old man selling roadside corn gives you a weird look as you drive by. You speed up.
6: You catch a mid-afternoon showing of Revenge of the Nerds 2: Nerds in Paradise. You feel strangely fulfilled.