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Post Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 10:58 am 
 

Does anybody know what was exactly the first edition of GURPS? I was convinced it was the boxed set with the black background, but a costomer told me about a 'grey box with two booklets and some dice'.[/i]

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 11:21 am 
 

You can try to check what you have against the Steve Jackson Games errata sheet for the 1st edition.

http://www.sjgames.com/errata/gurps/basic.html


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Post Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 2:03 pm 
 

I always thought the first edition was the boxed set too, so I am curious if you find something out to the contrary.  



I was looking at the errata page and am not clear what I have now.  Looking at the first few errata, my book is slightly different from what is listed:



1st error: fixed

2nd error: fixed

3rd error: my copy states "Everyone: use listed value." instead of "Everyone has heard of you: use listed value."

4th error: not fixed - my copy reads Combat Reflexes advantage costs 10 points

5th error: fixed



Having just done this, I looked on the inside of the Book One Characters and it states Second Edition.  Time to dig out the other GURPS books.  My third Edition is a single book.  Ah, here we go ... I have a set of books that matches with what the errata seems to be for.  Although I don't have the box for this set (just the books).  The books are all similar to my 2nd Edition boxed set so I am sure they originally came in box.  The big difference is that the covers of the books are just paper while the second edition ones have a cardstock cover.



My second edition books look like this:




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Post Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 4:10 am 
 

Mars wrote:I always thought the first edition was the boxed set too, so I am curious if you find something out to the contrary.  

Problem solved. Here is a (reconstructed) dialogue of yesterday in my store:

Me: "Are you sure that there was a gray box first edition GURPS boxed set?"
Him: "Yes, I saw it in American websites
Me: "What website?"
Him: "Well, I don't remember..."
Me thinking: here we go again...
A friend of him: "I remember it!"
Me and him: "Do you???"
The Friend: "It was Noble Knight something..."
Me thinking: Noble Knight Games!
Me: "Well, let's look for it on Google..."
(googling)
(site found)
(search for GURPS basic set)
(over 200 matches - yikes!)
(no trace of this first edition)
Me: "Are you sure about this?" (in a very skeptical tone...)
Him: "Well perhaps I was wrong..."
The Friend: "I was a little ill that day..."
Me: growl!
I go to the warehouse and I pick the (so far known as) first edition box. I peruse the contents. I show them the absolute lack of 'second edition' in any of the booklets and the catalogs announcing the Big New Item - GURPS - with that art on the cover.
Him: "I'm sure having seen it on eBay"
Me: aaaargh!
I go back in the warehouse and I grab the third edition book with silver printing.
Me: "Is THIS the one???"
Him: "Oh, yes!"
The Friend: "Yes, I remember it"
Me: "This is a THIRD EDITION BOOK!"
Them: "Well, we did a honest mistake"
Me: "No more discounts for you!"  :wink:  :P
Them (unimpressed): "Well, can we check the Planescape campaingn setting?"
Me: "Sure"
and so another day in the Hard World of Games Retailing continues...  :D

  
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