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It's funny, I was just thinking about this article when I saw yet another myopic post that claimed DPR was everything and totally ignored on-hit debuffs like Dirty Trick, Trip, and more. I was thinking of linking that person here but just decided to give up.
On a totally different note, however, I have a thought about the answer to this:
Tark are you going to cover using some of these maneuvers on your allies
The problem with that is that many of these maneuvers assume enemies and are simply nonfunctional when used on allies, requiring GMs to make table decisions about things like (among other things)
*Can you drop your CMD voluntarily so that a size Tiny familiar can pick you up and Reposition you?
*Does it really avoid all AoOs for being "forced" movement, particularly when you are actually doing the thing above if the GM allows you to do so.
I usually allow PCs to drop some aspects of their CMD but not all, and I still give AoOs if the movement is desired by the person being moved rather than forced. However, I could see GMs deciding both ways on both of those.
Given that it's hard to say where a ruling will go on these issues with maneuvers on willing targets, it makes sense not to focus on them.