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  • #133609
    Tony S
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    As more regions are beginning to lock down because of Covid, I fear I may soon be staying at home and not going to work.  The silver lining is that I may actually paint more figures than I buy, although as most online retailers are still selling and shipping I cannot offer any guarantees in that respect, but at least I’ll end up with lots more painted figures!

    Also, I might actually start a long delayed Five Parsecs (or Five Klicks) game, as obviously I won’t be going down to the Club on Sundays to play for the foreseeable future.

    Anyway, I’m a bit confused about Five Parsecs.  I see that because of Patreon, new supplements are coming out (huzzah!) but also updates to the main rules.  Right now it stands at 1.15 if I’m not mistaken, and I’ve only got 1.14.

    So, my question is there any point to printing out the main rules, if new revisions are constantly appearing?  Or are the revisions “self contained” in that it is just a few pages updated that I can simply print out and replace in my binder of All Things Nordic?   I don’t have a tablet, and I greatly prefer hardcopy over scrolling and reading on my laptop.

     

     

     

     

    #133613
    Thomaston
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    I don’t know about you but I like having as many versions of rules as possible. I mix and match parts I like best. I’m glad I downlaod and saved Warstuff 1.0 because I didn’t like version 2 as much and I don’t think you can find version 1 anymore. Similar thing with prefering 1st ed of 5 Leagues to the borderlands.

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    #133619
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Cheers friend.
    After the big updates (particularly the new Enemies table), any updates for the next 3-4 months will be trivial ones (correcting or clarifying things) and focusing on supplements, so go ahead and print the rules out.
    1.15 fx. was just clarifying one page.

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    #133623
    Tony S
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    Thanks Ivan!  I guess I’ll do that.

    And good point Thomaston.  I tend to keep all my old rules too, although I admit I usually default to the newest.  Interesting point about Five Leagues.  Having never played either, I might take a look at both to compare.  Most times the second edition of rules is better, as it tends to clean up the oddities that appear after players in the wild have had a chance to stress test them more than playtesters have.

    But I shall defer to your opinion as I’ve never tried first or second edition!

    #133624
    Ivan Sorensen
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    I can’t speak to Thomaston’s specific preferences, but some people prefer the longer, grindier campaign of 1e. How weapons are handled changed as well. You can mix and match them pretty well though.

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    #133626
    Coyotepunc
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    Also, Five Parsecs is a pretty easy set of rules, and the pdf is phone/tablet friendly. Unless you are a completist, it’s probably not necessary to print the whole thing.

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    #133627
    Ivan Sorensen
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    I definitely empathize with the desire for a printed copy, but once you are up to speed, you can probably just add any rules tweaks in the margins with pencil and keep the campaign tables and such printed out.

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    #133629
    Tony S
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    Didn’t read Coyotepunc’s opinion in time – it’s already being printed!  Ah well, perhaps if I ever get around to a Five Leagues I’ll take his advice.  And I do admit to being a bit of a completist so it may be just as well.  As Ivan said, I can just make notes in the margin if need be.  Or just play the edition I have as others have suggested.

    Thanks everyone!

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