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    Matrim reacted to Khift in No ponies?   
    Oh, no, you're right, 4-2's do make it to Day 2. But it's completely impossible for a 4-2 to make the natural Top 16 cut. They could, potentially, if the competition is low enough, make the Challenger position, but due to the way the tournament is set up it actually cannot happen that a 4-2 makes it into the natural Top 16.
    I'm making a thread on this right now to show my numbers, should be up soonish. Long story short is, wiping the strength of schedule between days is a terrible idea and it makes having a two round Day 2 actually a waste of time for everyone.
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    Matrim reacted to Khift in No ponies?   
    Considering that it's actually impossible for 4-2 players (I can show you the proof if you need) to make the top 16 cut at Worlds, the Unicorn are doing just as well as Phoenix are at the moment as both clans have a single 5-1 player.
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    Matrim reacted to Ishi Tonu in No ponies?   
    The Unicorn stronghold is only as good as the cavalry characters that are available.  In time people will see just how good the stronghold is.  Right now you only get small glimpses of it because the number of good cavalry characters is small.....near nonexsiatant.  If there are better neutral characters that can equip a Favored Mount or neutral cavalry characters, those now have to be taken into consideration for at least 2 of the 4 conflicts......may be more with Captive Audience.
    The Stronghold is not the problem with Unicorn.  Asking for it to be better would only cripple the quality of the characters that could be played with Unicorn.  You can see this in the first dynasty pack with a really great new character that is missing the cavalry trait.....because she could be too strong if she had it naturally.  Make that stronghold better and you'll just end up with a pile full of purple coasters.
    Unicorn will be much better in a couple weeks.
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    Matrim reacted to Daramere in Strange Assembly - Your L5R/Tabletop Podcast   
    Part 2, covering Crab and Crane:
    Strange Assembly - L5R LCG Core Set Review (Part 2)
     
    Contributor Slaven also did an analysis of the cost paid for stats in the characters so far: Derived Character Fate Costs
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    Matrim got a reaction from PaleRider218 in No ponies?   
    I think Unicorn is indeed slightly behind the other clans but FFG also has plans to shift the meta round so give it some cards (perhaps 6 dynasty packs released fast? as if that would ever happen) and they may rise like a Phoenix (bad comparison or strangely apt?)
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    Matrim reacted to Ishi Tonu in L5R at Worlds today!   
    I wish I could down vote this thread for the clickbait title alone.
    I can't tell is this is another thread whining about "no FAQ?" or a brag thread that the OP gets to play at worlds in Friday.
    Either way, I assign my Otomo Courier for a political defense and my first action is For Shame!
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    Matrim reacted to Ishi Tonu in A Ranking System?   
    What I'd really like to see is a ranking system that can ojectively rank the decks being played and come up with a ranking based on who should win the match up to award extra points when a player wins a game with an inferior deck, as well as taking into account whatever metric rates the players past performance.
    Still I have to commend those keeping track of the rankings we do have.  It's a pretty thankless task and deserves some recognition and appreciation, no matter if we agree with it or not.
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    Matrim got a reaction from OsramTaleka in The Fate of Flames - 2017 World Champion Story Choice (Lion vs. Crane)   
    This choice has circles within circles. Allowing they are specifically talking about the Lions choice (and not generally the clans actions) then what do we have?
     
    So 'Duty' involves releasing the Crane and attempting to kill him in battle. Yet her reasons are she wants to avenge her blokes death and 'prove herself Toturis better' which does not sound like duty to the lion clan but duty to her lover which is not really duty.
     
    The Justice response would potentially break the war and show another faction involved and would assist the Lion so would show 'Duty'
     
    If the choices were 'personal vendetta' versus 'duty' then you would (I suspect) pick Duty. Yet when vendetta is renamed 'Duty' and 'Duty' is renamed 'Justice' people are going for vendetta.
     
    I would go justice (if this is about the Matsu's choice) as that would reveal more of whats going on. The Duty option seems a bit pig headed and stupid and if taken I rather hope she is killed...
     
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    Matrim got a reaction from Ishi Tonu in A Ranking System?   
    the discord league is ranked http://www.shirodaidoji.blogspot.co.uk
    and I believe the lotus pavilion comp management system also has elo ranking.
    what we really need is for comp players to have an official id as , trust me, trying to track players on names and tags is not easy.
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    Matrim reacted to ElSuave in Supernatural Storm   
    http://www.cardgamedb.com/forums/index.php?/topic/37611-play-only-if-you-control-a-shugenja-character-cloud-the-mind-embrace-the-void/
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    Matrim reacted to Kakita Shiro in A Ranking System?   
    Lotus Pavilion doesn't have ELO built in, but someone can build something to track it like Isle of Ravens for AGOT.
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    Matrim got a reaction from Kakita Shiro in Actions on bowed characters   
    I like it as it makes bowing less impactfull so less powerful. The fate rules do the same for character removal making sacrifice decks far more possible..
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    Matrim got a reaction from caseycheesecake in The Fate of Flames - 2017 World Champion Story Choice (Lion vs. Crane)   
    This choice has circles within circles. Allowing they are specifically talking about the Lions choice (and not generally the clans actions) then what do we have?
     
    So 'Duty' involves releasing the Crane and attempting to kill him in battle. Yet her reasons are she wants to avenge her blokes death and 'prove herself Toturis better' which does not sound like duty to the lion clan but duty to her lover which is not really duty.
     
    The Justice response would potentially break the war and show another faction involved and would assist the Lion so would show 'Duty'
     
    If the choices were 'personal vendetta' versus 'duty' then you would (I suspect) pick Duty. Yet when vendetta is renamed 'Duty' and 'Duty' is renamed 'Justice' people are going for vendetta.
     
    I would go justice (if this is about the Matsu's choice) as that would reveal more of whats going on. The Duty option seems a bit pig headed and stupid and if taken I rather hope she is killed...
     
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    Matrim got a reaction from Doji Ronishi in The Fate of Flames - 2017 World Champion Story Choice (Lion vs. Crane)   
    This choice has circles within circles. Allowing they are specifically talking about the Lions choice (and not generally the clans actions) then what do we have?
     
    So 'Duty' involves releasing the Crane and attempting to kill him in battle. Yet her reasons are she wants to avenge her blokes death and 'prove herself Toturis better' which does not sound like duty to the lion clan but duty to her lover which is not really duty.
     
    The Justice response would potentially break the war and show another faction involved and would assist the Lion so would show 'Duty'
     
    If the choices were 'personal vendetta' versus 'duty' then you would (I suspect) pick Duty. Yet when vendetta is renamed 'Duty' and 'Duty' is renamed 'Justice' people are going for vendetta.
     
    I would go justice (if this is about the Matsu's choice) as that would reveal more of whats going on. The Duty option seems a bit pig headed and stupid and if taken I rather hope she is killed...
     
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    Matrim reacted to ElSuave in The Fate of Flames - 2017 World Champion Story Choice (Lion vs. Crane)   
    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/10/30/the-fate-of-flames/
     
    Edit: Here are the two choices the Shogun will have to choose from at the 2017 L5R World Championship this week.
     
    1. Duty - Send Doji Kuwanan back to the Osari Plains so that Tsuko can meet him in an honorable battle. One of them may not survive.
    2. Justice - Send Doji Kuwanan to the Imperial City back to his sister Doji Hotaru. He will talk to Hotaru about what happened with the mysterious ronin who attacked them in the name of the Lion. Together they will investigate the manipulative politics and uncover who is trying to instigate more blood between Lion and Crane.
    Edit: The Fires of Justice is the new story following the 2017 World Championship. The Shogun has chose Justice and here is what happens:
    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/11/5/the-fires-of-justice/
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    Matrim got a reaction from SideshowLucifer in Clan champions will never die?   
    you think because a character has an active card that they cant be killed off story wise?
    I don't recall THAT concept being stated either.
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    Matrim got a reaction from Mirumoto Shiroiken in Clan champions will never die?   
    you think because a character has an active card that they cant be killed off story wise?
    I don't recall THAT concept being stated either.
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    Matrim got a reaction from Bayushi Shoju in Clan champions will never die?   
    you think because a character has an active card that they cant be killed off story wise?
    I don't recall THAT concept being stated either.
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    Matrim got a reaction from suburbaknght in Clan champions will never die?   
    you think because a character has an active card that they cant be killed off story wise?
    I don't recall THAT concept being stated either.
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    Matrim got a reaction from Brekekekiwi in Clan champions will never die?   
    you think because a character has an active card that they cant be killed off story wise?
    I don't recall THAT concept being stated either.
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    Matrim reacted to Kaito Kikaze in Dynasty Phase Special Action Window   
    *sigh* Here we go again. 
    The note is part of the rules, and as Nate French from FFG has clarified, it does in fact mean that only attachments and and characters in your hand cannot be played during the Dynasty Phase. This was an official FFG ruling, and I'll link it if I track it down before someone else. Additionally, the playtester in question who stated otherwise has also publicly apologized on the Facebook page where his comment was made, admitting that his statement was in error. 
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    Matrim reacted to Klawtu in Dynasty Phase Special Action Window   
    As an aside I do wish people would quit with the "but I was a playtester so I know better" excuse to shut down any argument on their interpretation of rules. Unless you are a member of FFG staff speaking on behalf of FFG in relation to rulings you have no more authority than anyone else playing under the current rules. Now we can obviously discuss interpretations and everyone is allowed their own but being a playtester means is that you have more of a chance for rules creep. Maybe that's how it worked when they were a tester.
    Also don't most actual playtesters have to sign an NDA including phrasing that basically says you won't do exactly this?
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    Matrim reacted to Mirith in Why Is Keeping Honor on Pen/Paper Not Allowed?   
    Also, I don't think we will win the argument with FFG anytime soon about no pen and paper.  It will need to be a pretty big policy shift within FFG's event organizers to allow this.
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