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Companion to the previous post, I got amused by the plethora of technical terms in the d20v3.5 PHB. Aside from the fact that they re-define multiplication there're a few more jargon terms that amuse me. And yes, each of these is an exclusive, unique term. Terms spaced apart by "OR" are actually different things, but with synonymous names.



Look at the technical terms! In most games, there'd be very few technical definitions - terms used to describe more than just what the dictionary definition of the word means. In d20v3.5 you need to look up the definition of...

Aparently, undead can be:
turned
rebuked
bolstered
destroyed

Last thanksgiving sucked, the family was fighting, the inlaws were shouting, I was...
surprised
threatened
provoking

In a fight, you might be...
flanked
flat-footed

You're in a disadvantageous position when you're...
prone
pinned
grappled
entangled
fascinated OR dazzled
dazed OR stunned
checked OR staggered
paralyzed
helpless OR disabled

Sorry boss, I can't come in today, I'm...
diseased
sickened OR nauseated
petrified
deafened
blinded

Then there're all different kinds of these...
enraged (various bonuses)
size modified (to various sizes)
invisible (of various types)
concealed (20%, 50%) OR in cover (of various levels)

When watching The Ring, you were...
morale penalized
shaken
frightened
panicked
cowering

After exams, I plan to be...
fatigued
exhausted
asleep
unconscious
comatose

If you're from another dimension, you are...
incorporeal
extraplanar
ethereal

It would really suck to be...
wounded
dying
dead
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