I have purchased this one first. After examining the product and began printing out the floor plans, I bought several more - and intend to collect the entire series. Why? Allow me to explain:
Floor Plans - Exceptional quality maps are laid out extremely well and print out beautifully. I mounted mine on black foam-board which works very nice as I can layer the various levels vertically.
Exterior Art - The beautifully rendered action shots are a most enjoyable addition to the product. They really help us all capture the feel of the ship and get that reality imagination churning. Very well done
Background Info - The fact that these ships exist is no mystery once Ryan (author) spells it out for you. Another reviewer was sounding perplexed regarding the similarity between the Exeter and the Jo Lynn. Reading the wonderful background information explains the whole thing in detail. If used as "The Exeter" (rather than naming it as your own ship), a full history is included complete with its present owner and crew - who they are along with their histories and stats.
- Extras - The Skiff and Escape pods are an excellent inclusion, as are the two droid miniatures who work for the current crew - their stats are all included as well.
It becomes immediately evident that Ryan Wolf doesn't just throw floor plans at you that look cool. This, as with the rest of the series, are extremely well thought out and believable starships - complete with possible flaws, histories, functionality and real-world purpose. Each arrangement is a professionally assembled product organized to help the end user (me) to get the most out of it.
I enjoy the manuals so much that I printed them all out and hard-bound them into fine gaming books. Ryan Wolf, if you read this, Thank You! The very small price for the endless hours you've put into this series is incredible!
[5 of 5 Stars!]