That is certainly not my intent, and if I am encouraging anything of the sort, please accept my most sincere appologies.Purkle-chan wrote:I've avoided posting this, untill now, as it always seems that the whole issue of what should have been in the main book, but wasn't, could easilly turn into a flame war.
I am simply suggesting that the other 40-odd pages be included in the Companion volume, or better yet, in a small 32 or 48 page staple-bound volume and then included in subsequent printings of the B5RPG.Purkle-chan wrote:Yes there is stuff missing that could have been printed in the B5 book, but Mongoose made the decision not to. One that they've made with the other settings they've put out. Which are all, as far as I'm aware, called RPG's, rather than 'settings books'. I, personally, have no problem with how the products are advertised.
If that was not clear, I am sorry.
Again, not trying to start an argument, but: is there a reason this material could not be included in...Purkle-chan wrote:That said, B5 was developed using 3.0 rules. It was just unfortunate that some of what it refrences was altered/whatever from 3.5. I don't see this as that much of a problem. Yes, they're no longer printing that version of the phb, but they're not printing the second ed stuff anymore either, and you can usually pick that up from ebay and the likes.
_____(a) the companion volume
_____(b) a small staple-bound softcover (like the format of a 32- or 48-page adventure) and sold as a companion as well
_____(c) in subsequent printings of the B5RPG
_____(d) BOTH B and C? << my choice
I will not. I have done so enough, I think (perhaps far too much, and for that I also appologise). I believe that the thought of errors is a red herring (and a straw-man) sine the SRD is available for free download. So... without getting into further details, I will respecfully disagree and drop the issue (with the exception of the question above, should you chose to answer).Purkle-chan wrote:But I'm sure you'll make yet another statement about how Mongoose should just have gone ahead and printed the stuff anyway. Which would just lead to most D20 products doing the same, and ending up with both redundancy and eventually errors in some products because they've copied from a copy from a copy and gotten something wrong.
They could. But I would personally like to see the B & C option above: a small 48-page book in a small print run for those that do not have the 3.0 PHB; then, follow that up by placing the material directly into subsequent printings of the B5RPG core book. Heck, I'd buy both...Purkle-chan wrote:However, one possible solution to the issue created by the 3.0/3.5 changes would be for Mongoose to include the affected material, and only said material, in something such as this proposed supliment.
Could not agree more.Purkle-chan wrote:Oh, and Cartmag, Kazaa is the spawn of Satan, and there's no need to encourage piracy. Your point about changing rules makes the assumption that people know them to change them, for someone new to the hoby that's going to be difficult.