I was rereading the Referee's Manual for the [number redacted to avoid involuntary commitment) time and I noticed a couple of questionable phrases. These are really picky, to the point that I'm not sure they qualify as "wrong", so it's embarrassing to even mention them. But I know how genuinely concerned Jeff and Dave are with accuracy, so here goes.
On page 30, under the description of Class VI daemon, it reads, "Men who take orders from
the dæmon in no short order become Evil [emphasis mine]." The phrase "in short order" usually means "quickly", which I think was what was intended here ("in no time" would be another possibility). I've never really heard anyone use the phrase "in no short order" before, although it would seem to have the opposite of what I suppose to be the intended meaning. If this is a regionalism, or an example of Yankee humor, then please disregard my complaint.
On page 77, under the description of orc, it reads, "These despicable humanoids are the unhallowed progeny of swine dæmons and an abominable tribe of Picts [emphasis again mine]." Under the Skarag Coast entry on page 214, it says the hapless human forebears of the orcs were half-blood Picts (I take this latter statement to be correct, based on the geography involved). Now, perhaps "Pict" is being used in the general sense in the orc entry, to include half-blood Picts. Personally, I have no problem with such small poetic license, but given Dave's justly renowned interest in using precisely defined terms, I thought I would call attention to it in case it was of concern to him. Again, feel free to ignore me if the very minor ambiguity was intentional.
Wow, those are really picky. Sorry guys.