I was about to purchase the IP.Board software, when I saw that IP.Board has this "Core" tagged along with it, which makes it $175. Not only do I not want Core, I don't have the slightest clue what it is and I don't think paying an extra $100 will benefit my community in anyway. I see "Required" next to that, but that's in reference to IP.Board, saying that IP.Board is required in the suite.
Toonzone is an example, where certain forums (in this case, the DC Comics discussion forum), have different designs than the main forum. My vBulletin forum does this, but I want to make this sure I can do it on IPB too, before I buy. How might I go about doing that?