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    Question ST:TNG Core Book - 2nd edition ?

    Hi... um... we (meaning myself and my co-narrator for our Trek rpg) just ordered several of the ICON Books from Amazon.com. I've always wanted to give the game a go, and after finding the core books at a good price on Amazon I decided it was time to try it out.

    A good summer project.

    Now, here's the thing. This is the listing for the edition of the TNG core book we ordered:

    TNG Core Book, August, 1998; 315 pages

    This edition is selling for a starting price of $3, so we picked it up. A lot better than $30, or $40.

    This morning, I noticed this separate listing:

    TNG Core Book, October, 1998; 312 pages

    Aside from the later publication date, and the book being 3 pages shorter, I didn't see any references to a different edition. No "revised edition" or "second edition", and I've never heard of there being a second edition or revised version of the TNG core book.

    This later edition is priced at roughly 10 times the cost of the one I ordered, so I'm thinking it is either the preferred edition or at least more of a collectors item.

    I thought I would post my question here in the ICON forum. I'm guessing you guys here know what's what with the game, and maybe someone can tell me whether or not I ordered the wrong book ?

    Thank you, in advance, and very much

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    I'm not aware of a special or second edition. So you'll be fine with the one you ordered. Got a good deal too boot! I always liked the die mechanic in the LUG version.
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    I believe it's just a second printing, probably with a couple less pages of advertising for LUG products. There was no second edition. Great deal at $3.00!

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    Thumbs up Thank you !

    Hey, thanks, both of you guys. That really puts my mind at ease. Because I have had some trouble with Decipher's LOTR - 2 editions of the core book, with some subtle changes that make the older printing somewhat obsolete. And I didn't want the same problems while trying to learn LUG.

    What we got were actually several books, all pretty reasonable. TNG, DS9, & TOS cores, plus the Renegades, Raiders & Rogues book, the TNG Player's Guide, Planetary Adventures, and the Intel Manual.

    It's going to be a lot of fun, learning a new game. And Owen, your site is going to be indispensable ! Now, if I could just find a character sheet that didn't sap all my ink in my printer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FASAGrrl View Post
    It's going to be a lot of fun, learning a new game. And Owen, your site is going to be indispensable ! Now, if I could just find a character sheet that didn't sap all my ink in my printer...
    The ICON books were very late 90s that way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tatterdemalion King View Post
    The ICON books were very late 90s that way...
    LOL ! Yes, I noticed that about a lot of late 90s and early 2000s material (EDEN's Buffy RPG is also an ink-guzzler, but I tweaked that sheet).

    I've found a lot of wonderfully print friendly CODA sheets designed by fans on line. Too bad no one did the same favor for ICON players.

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    I thought I saw some nicer ICON sheets on Owen's Memory ICON site, but I could be imagining it.
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    Owen did have some nice sheets, but they're too ink-heavy for me to print. Like the BtVS sheets.

    I need something like the little black-and white simple sheets I got for CODA from your site.

    I may end up using those as a sort of template and trying to design my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FASAGrrl View Post
    Because I have had some trouble with Decipher's LOTR - 2 editions of the core book, with some subtle changes that make the older printing somewhat obsolete. And I didn't want the same problems while trying to learn LUG.
    There was a second (edition) printing of LotR CODA books?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cut View Post
    There was a second (edition) printing of LotR CODA books?
    There was a second printing of the Core Book for LotR that corrected some, but not all of the Errata.

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    The back cover of the second printing of the LOTR rule book also has a mention of the Origins award the game won, for what it's worth. That's how you can determine if you have a first or second printing.

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    Thanks! Well, then I own two copies of the first edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by FASAGrrl View Post
    LOL ! Yes, I noticed that about a lot of late 90s and early 2000s material (EDEN's Buffy RPG is also an ink-guzzler, but I tweaked that sheet).

    I've found a lot of wonderfully print friendly CODA sheets designed by fans on line. Too bad no one did the same favor for ICON players.
    Give me a minute, maybe I can work something up.
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    PM sent, and I emailed a copy to Owen so hopefully it be up next time he updates.
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    I'll try to get it up this weekend. I now have my dial-up back and I'm waiting on my high-speed. Got a new place at the Grace Manor Salvation Army Nursing Home, and I'm very happy with it. Almost as good as being independant, but with the medical care I need...

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