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Print version importance

Post by soulcatcher78 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:11 pm

Is there a significant difference in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th printing of the rule book? Information I've seen so far is that the first printing did not include an index but other than typo corrections and some minor errata is there a concern with picking up earlier versions to use as spares at the table?

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Re: Print version importance

Post by Raven_Crowking » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:23 pm

soulcatcher78 wrote:Is there a significant difference in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th printing of the rule book? Information I've seen so far is that the first printing did not include an index but other than typo corrections and some minor errata is there a concern with picking up earlier versions to use as spares at the table?

Sorry to be spamming the boards lately but I've got the bug and am filled with questions :)
I use all the books I own without problem. There are minor typos and clarifications. I think that there was one spell in the 1st print that is missing some spell results...? I haven't run into any problems, anyway.
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Cathbad the Meek (herbalist Wizard 1): AC 9; 4 hp; S 7, A 7, St 10, P 17, I 13, L 8; Neutral; Club, herbs, 50' rope, 50 cp; -1 to melee attack rolls. Hideous scar.

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Re: Print version importance

Post by soulcatcher78 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:50 am

Raven_Crowking wrote:
soulcatcher78 wrote:Is there a significant difference in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th printing of the rule book? Information I've seen so far is that the first printing did not include an index but other than typo corrections and some minor errata is there a concern with picking up earlier versions to use as spares at the table?

Sorry to be spamming the boards lately but I've got the bug and am filled with questions :)
I use all the books I own without problem. There are minor typos and clarifications. I think that there was one spell in the 1st print that is missing some spell results...? I haven't run into any problems, anyway.
Great!

Thank you.

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Re: Print version importance

Post by Raven_Crowking » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:24 pm

My pleasure.
SoBH pbp:

Cathbad the Meek (herbalist Wizard 1): AC 9; 4 hp; S 7, A 7, St 10, P 17, I 13, L 8; Neutral; Club, herbs, 50' rope, 50 cp; -1 to melee attack rolls. Hideous scar.

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Re: Print version importance

Post by tovokas » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:00 pm

They all 'work' fantastically, but the fourth printing does have quite a few additional pieces of art. (Adding to the absurd amount of cool images in the other printings).
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Re: Print version importance

Post by soulcatcher78 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:44 am

I've picked up a couple 4th prints (shelf and work copies) and the PDF but I'm seeing what I think are 1st prints on ebay for $29.99 (given the item number listed anyway) that would work as table copies. With so many charts and options I'd rather have player copies as needed that if they get finger printed, hi lighted, or spilled on I'm not going to freak out. The price keeps the barrier of entry low and cuts down on the (potential) piles of paper getting lost, etc.

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Re: Print version importance

Post by Raven_Crowking » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:03 am

Have you considered getting Ready References as table copies? I bought one for each of my players, but there is a free print-your-own option if you want to go that route.

http://dcctreasures.blogspot.ca/2016/12 ... oklet.html
SoBH pbp:

Cathbad the Meek (herbalist Wizard 1): AC 9; 4 hp; S 7, A 7, St 10, P 17, I 13, L 8; Neutral; Club, herbs, 50' rope, 50 cp; -1 to melee attack rolls. Hideous scar.

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Re: Print version importance

Post by soulcatcher78 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:42 pm

Raven_Crowking wrote:Have you considered getting Ready References as table copies? I bought one for each of my players, but there is a free print-your-own option if you want to go that route.

http://dcctreasures.blogspot.ca/2016/12 ... oklet.html
Sweet! Thanks for sharing that.

It's a definite time saver.

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