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How should the term "Edition" be used?
« on: March 26, 2018, 11:24:21 am »
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I noticed some folks refer to reprintings of later sets, like Seaside, Alchemy, and Dark Ages that incorporate minor updates like bigger fonts for the text, better layouts for them, and some clarifications (that may or may not work differently, but are still minor none of the less).

Contrast that to Dominion 2nd Edition and Dominion: Intrigue 2nd Edition that are "actual" 2nd editions.  As folks may be aware, not only did these 2 sets get all the updates mentioned above, but their Kingdom cards were overhauled such that x number of them from each set were removed, and replaced with x more that were deemed to be better, improving their respective sets overall.

Should the term "edition" be Reserved only for those first 2 sets, or does it not really matter in the whole Scheme of things?  I have folks using the term "edition" for all Dominion sets, and I'm not really perturbed I can tell by context, and know well enough.  However, when I talk with other gamers (IRL and online), I make sure to clarify that "edition" for the 1st two sets do have an extra meaning if I suspect such clarification is in order.
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Re: How should the term "Edition" be used?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 11:32:29 am »
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Clearly the best way to solve this wording issue is to call them "strictly better Alchemy" etc.
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Re: How should the term "Edition" be used?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 11:47:24 am »
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You can refer to them as "printings" or "revisions", no?
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Re: How should the term "Edition" be used?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 12:37:29 pm »
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The second edition is the reformatting done for all sets, including larger text, gender neutral pronouns, and now the Coffers wording.  Base and Intrigue were hit the hardest, as they actually saw cards removed and added.  But all of these are not just "reprints", we're basically getting Dominion 2.0 across the board.  So I think "second edition" is the best thing to call it.
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Re: How should the term "Edition" be used?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 12:47:13 pm »
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This is the kind of thing software engineers solve with major and minor revision numbers. For example, it could be said that Base and Intrigue are now at 2.0, whereas the other sets are at 1.1 - such terms are well understood.

(The reprinted Pathfinding card would then be Adventures 1.0 service pack 1. (-8 )

Absent that, I'm personally tending to refer to the "updated" versions of most sets, and people seem to be understanding me.
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Re: How should the term "Edition" be used?
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 01:36:05 pm »
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Clearly the best way to solve this wording issue is to call them "strictly better Alchemy" etc.
well, this initially included Dominion Online!  :P
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