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With the Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic released in PDF - this thread is to catch any remaining typos.

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Just started to read through it and noticed this.

pg. 29 Appear Human
Second paragraph, there should be a space between "appearance" and "and" in the first line.

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p. 5, column 2, paragraph 3, lines 5–9: "In many traditional fantasy games and fiction, magic is often a source of wonder, possibility, and utility, a tool used to achieve a result for little or no cost. Very much a tool used to achieve a result for little or no cost." - repetition, and second sentence is a fragment - change to "In many traditional fantasy games and fiction, magic is often a source of wonder, possibility, and utility, a tool used to achieve a result for little or no cost."

p. 5, column 2, paragraph 4, line 1: "Wielding otherworldly energies damns the wielder, the more one drinks of the unnatural power…" - comma splice; should be a colon - change to "Wielding otherworldly energies damns the wielder: the more one drinks of the unnatural power…"

p. 7, column 1, paragraph 6, lines 8–9: "Some wizards will ritually bathe; others may use foul–or sweet-smelling oils to purify their flesh." - en dash in place of a hyphen and a space - change to "Some wizards will ritually bathe; others may use foul- or sweet-smelling oils to purify their flesh."

p. 7, column 2, paragraph 8, lines 5–6: "…the life of human sacrifice" - missing indefinite article - change to "…the life of a human sacrifice"

p. 7, column 2, paragraph 8, lines 9–10: "Understanding the nature of such sacrifice is vital tool for the Keeper." - missing indefinite article - change to "Understanding the nature of such sacrifice is a vital tool for the Keeper."

p. 8, column 1, paragraph 2, lines 6–11: "The spell might call for the sacrifice of an animal and just stealing one from a farm might sound like a brilliant solution, but as the beast has no value to the caster the spell will fizzle. Whereas, the sacrifice of a favored pet or an animal of great significance to the caster is exactly what the spell is asking for." - fragment - change to "The spell might call for the sacrifice of an animal and just stealing one from a farm might sound like a brilliant solution, but as the beast has no value to the caster the spell will fizzle, whereas the sacrifice of a favored pet or an animal of great significance to the caster is exactly what the spell is asking for."

p. 8, column 2, paragraph 6, lines 12–15: "…overtly penalizing the spellcaster and increasing the likelihood of failure (i.e. nothing to happening) can be very anticlimactic…" - ungrammatical parenthetical - change to "…overtly penalizing the spellcaster and increasing the likelihood of failure (i.e. of nothing happening) can be very anticlimactic…"

p. 8, column 2, paragraph 6, lines 16–18: "Better for the spell to go awry and cause some unexpected calamity than for it to fizzle and nothing happen." - verb disagreement - change to "Better for the spell to go awry and cause some unexpected calamity than for it to fizzle and nothing to happen."

p. 10, column 2, paragraph 8, line 3: "Transitins" - typo - change to "Transitions"

p. 11, column 1, paragraph 6, lines 4–7: "Mythos magic draws upon the hidden cosmic realities of existence, something humanity is ill-equipped to understand or employ." - singular/plural disagreement ("realities"…"something") - change to "Mythos magic draws upon the hidden cosmic realities of existence, which humanity is ill-equipped to understand or employ."

p. 12, column 2, paragraph 1, lines 4–5: "But, consider whether such an alteration is actually warranted." - superfluous comma - change to "But consider whether such an alteration is actually warranted."

p. 12, column 2, paragraph 6, lines 3–8: "A ritual sacrifice is a cold-blooded act of murder, very different from the frenzy and heat of pitched combat where there is little time to think. Investigators wishing to cast certain spells will have to question whether the means justify the end. Whether they can take another’s life in such a manner—often on no more authority than the text in a moldy old book claiming to be a spell, which to any rational mind is plainly ridiculous." - fragment - "A ritual sacrifice is a cold-blooded act of murder, very different from the frenzy and heat of pitched combat where there is little time to think. Investigators wishing to cast certain spells will have to question whether the means justify the end, and whether they can take another’s life in such a manner—often on no more authority than the text in a moldy old book claiming to be a spell, which to any rational mind is plainly ridiculous."

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On 3/5/2017 at 3:51 PM, TK_Nyarlathotep said:

Pg. 29, first paragraph under "Ascend the Stairs of Immortality": "This spell is said to have been used by Taoist alchemists when they wished to find immorality", assume it means "immortality".

Which is to say, if they're searching for immorality, they're already practicing Mythos Magic, what more do they want!? ;)

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I posted this on the YSDC forums but I was referred to this thread:

On pg 22 in the Categories list, the "Bringing Forth Monsters and Gods" icon is the same as the "Making Monsters" one. "Folk" and "Travel and Transportation" are also the same, both on the list and on pgs 24/25. "Extending Life" also has a different icon in the list than it does on its page (p.24).

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p. 140, column 2, paragraph 11, lines 6 and 7: "cause the target" and "make the target" - verb tense mismatch with earlier "diverting" and "causing" - change to "causing the target" and "making the target".

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1 hour ago, trystero said:

p. 137, column 2, paragraph 7, line 1: "puss-weeping" - misspelling - change to "pus-weeping".

Although crying cats might also fit.

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p. 68, column 2, paragraph 8, lines 4–5: "'Protect me from harm forever,'" and "'slay that human,'" - final commas not needed in non-dialogue quoted phrases - change to "'Protect me from harm forever'" and "'slay that human'" without commas.

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p. 145, column 2, paragraphs 1 and 6, line 1: "Nightmare (I)" and "Nightmares (II}" - parenthetical distinctions not needed since spell names differ (singular and plural) - change to "Nightmare" and "Nightmares"?

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Thanks. We'll be getting those corrected and will upload the corrected PDF to the Chaosium website. You'll be abe to redownload via your Completed Orders.

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