The story that is broken up in the Atlas version is all in one place in the begining. Has a section in the story that was missing in the Atlas version, and the order is diffrent. This stuff you can get in the errata. The quick info for each fraction is done diffrently, so it takes up a few pages and has the Shadowfist faction symbols. See the errata thead for more info on this. Some types are missing that are in Back for Seconds, and were put on the web in varrious forms.
All other text is the same except for that which is corrected in the Atlas version.
The art is diffrent and they character sheet is diffrent. You buy the 1st edition for the art if you have an Atlas version. Lots of the artin it could be downloaded at one time on various sites, and some artists may still sell prints of art that was in the book. On the ChimpShack Shadowfist page check out the artists links page if your interested in looking into this.
See the link bellow too. Check out the 2nd page of art.
melissabenson.com/originals_ ... wfist.html
The color version falls apart easily. Very poor glue job. I had to re-glue mine a week after getting it.
if you get a color version I recomend you look at getting this too and picking up a cheap kids paint brush, the ones you see by the kids water color paints in a drug store, etc.
kapco.com/cms/site/09df298f ... index.html
B&W version had some corrections from what I understand and has the same cover.
They used to have a correction list for both printing that had some fixes for each printing. That no one has now. it seems & that I'm looking for.
The color printing is easier to find than the b&w one.
In case your curious the Daedalus version of Thorns of the Lotus has diffrent art work and a quick chart page in it. Atlas version corrected some stuff but forgot the Poket Demon's stat block.
Blood of the Valiant the Atlas version has diffrent art and an extra chapter, plus Sun Chen got cut.
The Sun Chen text & the Pocket Demon stat text are in the Atlas errata.
Hardest things to get are the 2 magazine articles I've mentioned before that I'm looking for.