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Whill
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red 331 wrote:
Whill wrote:
If you find it or anyone else has the errata, please share it. I don't recall ever seeing an errata list for this book.

Well, hopefully I didn't make that up, Whil! I may be thinking of some responses to questions in the Adventure Journals, and in particular I thought there was a misprint in one of the tables at the end of the 1st Ed. Rulebook. I may be suffering from hibernation sickness, though, or a mild case of the Blue Shadow Virus.

There were two charts missing from the 2e GG6 (I posted them in the Library). There are some Errata for other books here, but they are all 2e books.

It is not likely the 1e core was ever dealt with in the Adventure Journal. AJ did not begin publication until 1994 when second edition had already been out for a couple years. But maybe I'm wrong and it's in there.

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Incidentally, Whil - how are does it feel to know that you are a member of a microbiotic species that controls the universe? Smile

http://collider.com/george-lucas-star-wars-plans/

It's really hard to put into terms mere mortals will understand.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
It is not likely the 1e core was ever dealt with in the Adventure Journal. AJ did not begin publication until 1994 when second edition had already been out for a couple years. But maybe I'm wrong and it's in there.


Hard to argue with the math there. Looks like I need to set up an appointment with FX-7.

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Incidentally, Whil - how are does it feel to know that you are a member of a microbiotic species that controls the universe? Smile

http://collider.com/george-lucas-star-wars-plans/

It's really hard to put into terms mere mortals will understand.


Thank you for taking the time to interact with us lowly peons. I guess Yoda was right with the "size matters not" business. But while I may have seen "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" a few too many times, isn't life as a microorganism a little challenging - at least occasionally? And I'm not sure I'm buying this honky-dory story between you guys and your midi-chlorian buddies. I'll bet you have "West Side Story" Sharks vs. Jets dance fights several times a week while you're coursing through your poor hapless host vascular systems! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I just want to say again, the new books are gorgeous! And they are so full of good stuff, even for running 2e, like GM tips in the 1e core and fluff in the sourcebook. These wonderful books are the basis of the entire game. I love these books!

Another error not corrected was the spelling of the phrase in media res in the 1e core. It should be in medias res. I noticed that one in high school because I took Latin.

I took time to try to do a page-by-page comparison in both books. I got bored with it not too far into the first book, so most of what I noticed were the image differences like the ones already mentioned. I also never noticed how many reversed images there were in the originals.

On my look-throughs I paid a bit more attention to originals. I decided that was good enough for my final viewing of my original books and I sealed my original falling-apart books in plastic wrap tonight. My originals are now officially retired. Henceforth, whenever I want to refer to these two 1e books going forward, I will use the anniversary editions.

The pieces of the original crumbling ten commandments have been placed in the ark. Yahweh has provided new copies to replace the originals. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After months of production delays and a week's wait after ordering it, this beauty finally arrived.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 31st Anniversary Edition Reply with quote

Voltron64 wrote:
After months of production delays and a week's wait after ordering it, this beauty finally arrived.

They are beautiful! The first "WEG Star Wars" books published in 20 years. This is a big deal!

So has anyone else gotten it? Anyone find any other differences? Any other reactions?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did another page-by-page comparison with the Sourcebook, and similar to the rulebook, there were a TON of images that were reverse-imaged, and many of the photographs were taken from a slightly different view/a few frames off/or from a different scene. Even quite a few of the concept art pieces are slightly different.

I'd be interested to hear from the authors/designers as to why they so often chose slightly different images from the original books. Did they want to make it easier to identify the differences? That's my guess.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This weekend I went to one of the big Barnes & Noble that has a larger RPG section (thus a lot of D&D but a little bit of Pathfinder and FFG Star Wars). They actually had 4 of the Anniversary box sets on the shelf. Maybe that was their only 4 copies and they haven't sold any yet, but my original impression was that this was a very limited special edition type of thing. Now I wonder if this maybe was a big production run after all. (It must have a big boat that crashed on Gilligan's Island.)

It still seems to be available from multiple channels online too. If anyone else sees it for sale by retail and internet, please share the details. I'm curious how big this thing really is.
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