Errata for second printing of BB3

Here is a list of the (mostly minor) changes in the second printing of the third edition of Bulletproof Blues. The second printing will be made available on DriveThruRPG in a week or so. All of these changes other than the updated characters is already available at the RPG Library site: Bulletproof Blues 3e.

Introduction

  • “Close Combat” skill changed to “Hand-to-hand Combat” skill.

Creation

  • “Close Combat” skill changed to “Hand-to-hand Combat” skill.

Attributes

  • “Close Combat” skill changed to “Hand-to-hand Combat” skill.
  • Descriptions of “area” and “ranged” powers added to Power Level section.
  • “Area” and “Range” columns added Power Level table.

Skills

  • “Close Combat” skill changed to “Hand-to-hand Combat” skill.

Gifts

  • “Close Combat” skill changed to “Hand-to-hand Combat” skill.
  • “Sharpshooter” gift grants a bonus die against cover and prone characters.

Powers

  • “Close Combat” skill changed to “Hand-to-hand Combat” skill.
  • Descriptions of “area” and “ranged” powers added to chapter introduction.
  • “Reaction” action type absorbed into “free action”.
  • The range and target of all powers is made explicit.
  • “Great Darkness” and “Vast Darkness” are removed (see “Increased Area”, below”.
  • “Mass Hysteria” is changed to “Mass Emotion Control”.
  • “Great Environmental Control” and “Vast Environmental Control” are removed (see “Increased Area”, below”.
  • “Personal Immunity” is moved to the “Power Modifiers” section.
  • “Strike” and “Explosive Strike” are clarified to indicate that Damage Resistance and Force Field are effective against them.
  • Phrasing of “Ultra-power” is clarified.
  • New section, “Power Modifiers”, is added.
  • “Increased Area” is added to “Power Modifiers” section.
  • Added a new optional rule, “Spreading An Attack”.
  • “Increased Range” is added to “Power Modifiers” section.
  • “New Follow Through Powers” section is made much shorter, owing to “Increased Area” and “Increased Range” are now power modifiers.
  • “Area” and “Ranged” are added to “New Follow Through Powers” section.
  • Phrasing of various “New Powers” is clarified.

Equipment

  • “Close Combat” weapons changed to “Hand-to-hand” weapons.

Actions

  • “Reaction” action type absorbed into “free action”.
  • “Close Combat” skill changed to “Hand-to-hand Combat” skill.
  • “Close range (1 m)” changed to “hand-to-hand (1 m)”.
  • “Exploding” attacks changed from “within short range (10 m)” to “within the affected area”.

GM Resources

  • “Area” and “Range” columns added Power Level table.

Characters

  • All characters updated.