- Nov 25, 2010
- Reaction score
- Kraut Corner
Every publisher can do as he pleases.Kinda like what MMP does with all those reprints that they do. But it's ok for them to do it.
However, if MMP does reprints, scenarios or modules are NOT renamed. Any modified scenario retains its name and on the modified scenario card there is a notice that it has been modified and under which Scenario ID it has previously been published and in which publication. This is transparency, that the customers value as it easily allows them to judge if they already own the orgininal version of the scenario and if they find it worthwhile to purchase an update.
I think it can be validly stated that CH is lacking anything coming even remotely close to this transparency about updates. Indeed, I believe that I am not the only one having the impression that CH's policy of updates and renaming scenarios does serve the opposite purpose - which at times seems to be to obfuscate that a scenario has been previously published. This makes it extremely difficult for someone who has not bought the new version to determine if he already owns the original version of it. And even if he has bought more than one version of it, we have had reports about many examples in which for these very reasons of renaming / lack of notice of previous publishing, it is even then difficult to determine if you do own more than one version.
This is the marked difference which leads oftentimes to a differing judgement of reprints by CH and MMP.