I don't think anyone here would say they didn't want errata (though I suppose I could be very wrong on that. Many times I presume to know the intentions of people, I am proved wrong). My apologies if I came across as not wanting errata. My intention was to give a quick, official-as-possible answer to the conundrum. I think the general consensus on this board is that, "yeah it'll be in the final release, definitely." And we will all be happy to see it.
Wanting the game to have clear rules isn't a flaw, guys!Excusing a lack of clarity because "someone dealt with it on a podcast" is, at best, counterproductive, and at worst, asinine. The goal of playtesting is to figure out what isn't obvious and needs fixing.A one-line or two line addition to the rules text solves it. And solves it far better than any podcast musings of the design team member.
What podcasts and emails are useful for is pre-errata answers. You aren't gonna get an errata release every time someone in the community notices something in the rules can be read funny. I'm sure they are taking their time and making sure they're being as thorough as possible before putting out a quality errata document that answers the questions people are asking and looks fabulous while doing it.
Meantime, after decades of only having the phone and snail mail to rely on, you now have access to a fantastic global community of like-minded gamers who are here with the intention of helping other gamers out, and who all have different hooks in the water: some listen to podcasts, some look around for fan-made resources, some make the resources, some know how to Ask a Rules Question (I apparently have an aversion to such things), and some make memes.
None of us gamers here can publish an official errata document, so we're giving the best answers from the best sources we've got.
One could just take that back to their table and run with it until further notice. What we've done here is established what the devs have clearly stated as their design intent and give very good contextual reasons as to why this should be the case. It. Just. Makes. Sense. One could just tell one's rules lawyers that "this is how it's gonna be in my game."
Edited by awayputurwpn, 12 October 2013 - 09:26 AM.