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Maurice Oksman
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So I'm a bit confused and maybe someone here can clarify this for Me.

Why are people willing to pay premium OP prices for the 1st edition when the 2nd edition can be easily baught for half the price?

Is there a significant difference between the 1st and 2nd edition that makes the 1st one so much better? I was u dear the impression the 2nd edition was better, but It's been a while since I looked into it. Hopping someone here can give me the short of it, thanks!
 
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Brian Baird
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The rules are quite different between the two, as is the art. A number of mechanics in the 1st edition are quite different in the second.

That change means some people prefer the 1st to the 2nd.
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The second is a streamlined version of the first. If you prefer a quicker playing game with less exceptions, quirks and character, you may prefer the 2nd edition. If you prefer the opposite, 1st edition is the way to go.
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You may want to check this thread under the 2nd edition for the differences: This edition or the first one?.

I purchased the 2nd Edition and have enjoyed it, but it is certainly streamlined from the original, and many swear by the older version.
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Maurice Oksman
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Wow, can I just say all 3 of you guys are awesome.

I'll go check out that link-thread...I could have sworn I read a bunch on this ages ago (possibly even that thread) and decided I'd get 2e...but I'm going to just double check again.



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They are very different experiences ... The Second Edition is a good game but I prefer the First. Since the First will never be reprinted, there are only as many of them as there are and the law of supply and demand will drive that price point.
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Yeah, 2nd edition is "just another euro" - 1st edition is rather special, I feel.
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As well as the differences in gameplay (the first edition is definitely clunkier) that lead to a different experience, I also prefer the graphics of the 1st Edition much more.
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I agree with everything that has already been posted.

I will add, however, that I find it tougher to get the 1st edition to the table, while the 2nd edition is a little friendlier to non-hardcore gamers.

When I do get the 1st edition to the table, it's always been a great experience, and it seems like no two games have been even close to the same, just based on the different combinations of players, teams/sides, and cards that come out.
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Ken Dilloo
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You'll get my 1st Edition when you pry it from my cold, dead tenticles...I mean hands.
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bigloo33 wrote:
You'll get my 1st Edition when you pry it from my cold, dead tenticles...I mean hands.


I have--slowly--managed to acquire three copies of the original. I've had to be patient to get them at good prices. It is easily my favorite Wallace game. The 2nd edition is, in my view, not a 'streamlined' version but an eviscerated one. You took all the thematic experience and tossed it in the trash. Also, the idea that the rules are somehow simplified is laughable. The scoring track for the 2nd Edition is MORE confusing than anything in the original. Inexcusable, however, was when the 2nd edition eliminated the last player faction losing mechanic. That killed what made the original so genius. Just "subtracting 5 points" from the losing side does not give motivation for the team aspect, it encourages a runaway winner.
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Why have you acquired 3 copies?
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wombat929 wrote:
Why have you acquired 3 copies?


Some unspeakable rituals in the Necronomicon describe the need for 3.

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TDaver wrote:
wombat929 wrote:
Why have you acquired 3 copies?


Some unspeakable rituals in the Necronomicon describe the need for 3.



I don't even want to know the real reason now.
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