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IHMN second edition

Postby Australian Dawn » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:56 am

Does anyone here play In Her Majestys Name second edition?
I have first edition and have been thinking about upgrading to second edition but it's a bit expensive so I was wondering how they compare?

Thanks.
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Re: IHMN second edition

Postby Hermit » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:38 pm

I've only heard of it, mainly because it references an idea myself and a few other gamers had years ago. That Charles Babbage kick-started an age of invention and weirdness. Ours was going to be an RPG set in the 20s and 30s, but IHMN seems to stay in a gothic steampunk victorian era.

And, of course, is a wargame.
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Re: IHMN second edition

Postby Australian Dawn » Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:33 am

IT sounds like you were ahead of your time.

I've always wanted to game my favorite Victorian stories and as IHMN seemed popular I bought the rules and supplements but got sidetracked and never really played it.
I'm not sure it's still popular since they went to second edition though.
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Re: IHMN second edition

Postby Hermit » Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:59 pm

I've just had a look to see how much the download copy of the 2nd edition is - £42 :shock: The 1st edition's only going for £5.

I'd stick with what you've got.
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Re: IHMN second edition

Postby Australian Dawn » Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:43 am

Yeah, I've been looking at printed versions and I can't figure out how they justify such a big jump in price between editions. It's a shame because first edition seemed to be quite popular. I can't see that continuing at second edition prices unless there has been some major improvement or addition that I'm unaware of. :?
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Re: IHMN second edition

Postby Bronshtein » Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:40 am

Craig Cartmell is a regular on TWW - you could ask him there what 'improvements' have been made.

I've never seen a copy so couldn't tell you what the rule differences are.

The price difference is probably because they ducked from under the Osprey cover (and formatting restrictions). The new edition is an independent printing - hardback, apparently with better structuring and not so closely tied to North Star figure ranges.

As for prices - the old Osprey version seems to selling for insane prices on Amazon - £40!? whereas I found a new version of 2nd ed for £30. https://www.snmstuff.co.uk/product/in-her-majestys-name-second-edition-hardback-edition/ No idea who they are or how reliable (and probably insane postage to Oz). But prices seem - variable.
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Re: IHMN second edition

Postby Australian Dawn » Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:41 pm

Thanks Bronshtein, I guess I should have searched harder. :oops:
I'm not on TWW but I'll keep it in mind if I can't find the answers elsewhere.
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