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Wolverin61
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:09 am    Post subject: Revision 5 rulebook Reply with quote

Steve Cole wrote:
Revision 5 comes out on 6 April.


Are there any major differences from Rev. 4? That's the one I have. Will it become obsolete?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basically, look at the CRUL in the Commanders' Circle. If you add the CRUL to the Rev4 rule book, you should get the Rev5 rulebook.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The question I'd ask is this: how many of the rules from the expansions will be included? Webs, Hellbores, that sort of thing?

Because without those sections added in to the main rulebook, some of those CRUL items won't make an awful lot of sense Wink

I wonder if that's part of what Andy means....

The other thing is how do we go about getting the new rulebook once it's published? Order it direct from ADB, or will some be sent over to Esdevium Games [the importer] in the UK, for example?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "reference" rulebook (4020) includes EVERY item that is a RULE. It doesn't have scenarios or ship descriptions or historical notes.

The text of the "reference" rulebook will replace the text of every other rulebook. So if rule 4X5Y is in Planetoid Attack, then there is a rule 4X5Y in the reference rulebook (including the updates from the CRUL) and new copies of Planetoid Attack will have the "new text" from Revision 5.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Cole wrote:
.... Planetoid Attack ...

Laughing hehe - wait 'til you see the ship card for THAT!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kang wrote:
The question I'd ask is this: how many of the rules from the expansions will be included? Webs, Hellbores, that sort of thing?

Because without those sections added in to the main rulebook, some of those CRUL items won't make an awful lot of sense Wink

I wonder if that's part of what Andy means....


That is indeed part of what I was wondering, Tony, but the main thing is (I assume) that Rev. 5 will be the same rules as Rev. 4, but with additions and clarifications, and not a whole new rules base, e.g. Commander's Edition/Captain's Edition in SFB, AD&D 2nd.ed/D&D 3rd.ed.(d20), etc.

Kang wrote:
The other thing is how do we go about getting the new rulebook once it's published? Order it direct from ADB, or will some be sent over to Esdevium Games [the importer] in the UK, for example?


I assume you'll order it, either directly from ADB or from your FLGS, if you just want a new rulebook. But we all know what happens when you assume.... Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance that there'll ever be an all-in-one rulebook, one that takes KB + KA + RB + RA + etc rules and puts them all in one book??
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sgt_G wrote:
Any chance that there'll ever be an all-in-one rulebook, one that takes KB + KA + RB + RA + etc rules and puts them all in one book??

Do you mean including the ship descriptions and scenarios? Probably not.

But, as Steve said, all of the rules from KB, KA, RB, RA (and TA, DK, OA) will all be in the Rev5 rulebook. And by rules I mean sections 1-6, 7A, 8A-B.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just so I don't have to buy two (or more) books to get the updated rules. I can live without the ships & scenarios.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garth: If you were reading each Star Fleet Alert, you would already know the answer to the questions you are asking, and would have known weeks ago.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, didn't see it ... until now. Just found the e-mail notice (but remember I just rebuilt my computer and so had three tons of unsorted e-mails from the old drives to restore). Thanks.

If there's a link is on the main page, it's not too obvious. Or I'm just too blind to see it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume the Rev.5 rulebook going to be available via the ADB shopping cart; however please can you guys at ADB tell us if there's going to be any sent out to retailers? Specifically, will you be sending a batch over to Esdevium in the UK? I know I've asked this before...

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Esdevium has pre-ordered these rulebooks and will have them as fast as anyone. They ordered as many of them as they order Captain's Logs, so that should be plenty.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent! Thanks, Steve.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I own Game Empire in Pasadena, California, and we have an active group for Fed Com. Is this revised rule book something I will be able to get from my distributors (ACD and/or Alliance)?
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