Mostly. We incorporated all the errata, fixed other typos and added a little more material to the appendices.
Looking at it, the layout seems different in mostly minor ways. The page counts are different from my copy of RQ2 by a page or two here and there. (This is also what WotC did in its reprints of OD&D and AD&D.)
And the price is extremely reasonable:
There isn't a softcover version currently planned. The hardcover will probably be $29.95, and the leatherette with color dust jacket will probably by $49.95. Both of those prices include a PDF of the book, and a 16 page PDF of GM/Player handouts.
I would buy the hardback quite certainly (and maybe dust off Griffin Mountain). I would be interested in RQ1 for sheer curiosity. I began with RQII and never saw the first edition. Were there many differences?
Last Edit: Nov 18, 2015 13:52:19 GMT -6 by bhoritz
Post by vladtolenkov on Nov 27, 2015 17:32:11 GMT -6
In case anyone is interested. . .
The Kickstarter is already funded. The book is finished--which only makes sense as this was a reprint which just incorporated some errata and a few extra bits. Right now you can get your copy by supporting the Kickstarter. Although, I'm pretty sure Chaosium is going to have copies available for sale on their site once the books are ready. I plunked down fifty for the leatherette version but the regular version is thirty. This does not include the shipping which is estimated on the site based on where you live and they will be dealing with when the books are ready to ship. They are supposed to go out in January 2016.
Post by Vile Traveller on Dec 16, 2015 2:23:36 GMT -6
An RQ1 PDF has just been confirmed as an add-on! I haven't been tempted by most of the add-ons yet, but this one I'm definitely going for. I'll finally be able to stop hassling people on online forums for details on what changed between RQ1 and RQ2.
Post by Vile Traveller on Dec 16, 2015 6:30:10 GMT -6
I'm going for one leatherette, two normal hardbacks, and the RQ1 PDF. Don't need the other stuff as I either still have the bits I'm interested in (they don't get as much wear as the rulebooks), or I'm not interested (I don't really care for 16 pages of troll stats at $5 per PDF). But the RQ1 PDF is something I've always wanted, and it's not clear whether it'll be available later like the other reprints.
But, yeah, those PDF prices are steep - especially as they are of existing books scanned and cleaned up.
Post by stevemitchell on Dec 16, 2015 12:43:50 GMT -6
The $30.00 hardback was enough for me. Some of the add-ons might be nice, but for right now, I'd rather see Chaosium send me all that Call of Cthulhu 7E stuff I paid for over 2 years ago. I don't want to "invest" a lot more money with them till they make good on that.