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These two games were written by different development teams at completely different companies (TSR vs. WotC), according to very different design philosophies (Gygax's1 vs. Tweet's). Many things were changed when D&D 3e was written, not the least of which was abandoning backwards compatibility with previous material, something that had been more or less ...


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Short answer: We can't be sure why the Protection from Evil spell wording was changed in 3.0/3.5, but it was probably to do with interoperability of rules (WotC's forte). Neither the 2e nor the 3e versions are mistakes. Long answer: The limitation to melee weapons in 2e is almost cerrainly not an erratum. I can give two reasons for this: TSR constantly ...



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