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    Infinity 3rd Edition

    I saw the deal on Dark Sphere the other day for two starter factions, Third edition rules, terrain and a gaming mat.

    So what makes infinity 3rd Edition different to prior editions? Does anyone know yet?
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    Re: Infinity 3rd Edition

    Which starter? Also, they aren't the complete rules, they are a starter booklet. The complete rules, however, are still free to download, as usual.

    As for what makes it different? Streamlining, clarification, better translation. It is, superficially, the same game. Same base mechanics. Hacking got a serious overhaul and is much more detailed, there are some new abilities added to the game, but, all in all, streamlining, clarification, better translation.

    EDIT: Immediately after hitting post, I realized you may have meant a bundle deal via Dark Sphere as opposed to Icestorm or Red Veil.
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    Re: Infinity 3rd Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Lothlanathorian View Post
    Which starter? Also, they aren't the complete rules, they are a starter booklet. The complete rules, however, are still free to download, as usual.

    As for what makes it different? Streamlining, clarification, better translation. It is, superficially, the same game. Same base mechanics. Hacking got a serious overhaul and is much more detailed, there are some new abilities added to the game, but, all in all, streamlining, clarification, better translation.

    EDIT: Immediately after hitting post, I realized you may have meant a bundle deal via Dark Sphere as opposed to Icestorm or Red Veil.
    Indeed I was

    So Third is essentially the same as prior editions but a bit more streamlined and clearer rules and a progression the the background (with shiny new minis to match)?
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    Re: Infinity 3rd Edition

    It's...the same skeleton with a better skin wrap (I can't really think of a great analogy here). It is the same fundaments, the same base, but they changed enough of it that there's a bit of learning to do. It's not like going from 2nd Ed 40K to 3rd, more like 3rd to 5th.

    There is no progression to the background as it just rehashes what was covered in the previous core book and Human Sphere book (aside from the addition of Tohaa Sygmaa and the removal of the Exrah, which get some explanation). Although, the next book is believed to be an entirely new book as opposed to Campaign Paradiso N3, so will progress the story, which each book release typically has done.

    OH! Analogy! Base model Chevy Tahoe (almost typed Chevy Tohaa ) compared to a loaded Cadillac Escalade. Same chassis, motor, etc, but vastly different vehicles as far as options and driving experience.

    TL;DR: If you played N2, N3 won't be a terribly difficult transition, but as with all things Infinity, there will be a learning curve that one should prepare for.
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