(2300AD) How Stutterwarp Discharge Changed Between the GDW Editions

Bryn the 2300AD guy

Banded Mongoose
As part of an ongoing project to examine changes in 2300AD over time, I realised that how stutterwarp discharge was handled in the 1987 and 1988 editions is radically different. (link to blog post)

Essentially, before the 1988 revision, stutterwarps discharged spontaneously when insystem, and starships didn't need to visit a planet. This explains why the impossible journey (by 2nd ed rules) of the Bayern was possible in the 1st edition.