|JoelF847 RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32, 2011 Top 16|
So, the trick to standing up from prone more safely is to trip your opponent first then stand up?
Or just kill them with your full attack before standing up.
Also note, that despite sounding like it shouldn't work, as far as I can tell, you still threaten when you're prone (though you'd have a -4 to attack on your attack of opportunity.) You also can flank.