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    XCoconutMonkey06X reacted to IceQube MkII in PAX KOTEI - FINALS - SPOILER AHEAD   
    Hey everyone, 
    Disclaimer: I'm Stephen's buddy (I just learned how to play via YouTube and scrubbed out with 0-2 record).
    Facts:  If you lost 2, you were out.  Stephen went 7-0 in the Swiss rounds along with another player.  In his run, Stephen went 11-0.
    Opinions/Thoughts:
    Not knowing the rules well, to me, it seemed like Stephen knows the rules better than the judges.  I know he was disappointed in letting Crab down at Worlds and vowed to do better at this Grand Kotei.
    When you are on Twitch, it does affect your play (cause it's different than what you are used to) and I think the Finals are longer than the other rounds.  If you watch the feed, Stephen prefers to put his honor dial on his right... anyone who plays sports has rituals (e.g. free throws) and with the crowded boards and play space, it can affect your rhythm.  There's a lot of stuff to keep track of...
    I think the top Lion guy in the semis against Stephen was "Wells"(?).  The final conflict of that game was insane!  Before the match, Stephen was telling me that Wells might be the best player (if not best Lion) right now?  We were next to the Main Stage so there was heavy music as well!  I think you can hear The Final Countdown in the background.
    The Lion guy in the final round.  He told me that he played a few games with his dad before buying his own Cores on Friday before the Kotei.  He's an architecture student who made those wooden tokens he was using.  FWIW, I thought his tokens looked cool.  I think he has an Etsy shop.
    Paul Heaver of X-Wing fame made the cut as well.  As people who know him... that dude rarely makes mistakes in anything he plays.  Stephen plays in the DMV (NoVa) area and he told me that there were a few Hamamotos(sp?) from our local area?
    At the beginning, seemed like there were a lot of Hamamotos who stood up when they were asked to stand and be recognized.
    Stephen said he's going to watch the Twitch feed to learn from his misplays.  At the end of the day, he has a trophy.  Ain't gonna lie, I'm pretty stoked for him.
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    XCoconutMonkey06X reacted to Yakamo no Oni in The Rant   
    Magic-clone: You mean like you bow your provinces to generate a mana-like substance called fate to play samurais, instant-events and enchantments/attachements on the table so that you can attack your opponent directly to make him lose his life/honor? Yes, I can see how that is exactly the same thing. FAQs: Well, that's just the nature of card games like this which you should know if you'd really love ANR as much as you say you do. This is not just a simple board game with a couple of components. We have literally hundreds of cards interacting with each other. The only way to minimize the FAQ and ruling explanations would have been to delay the release for two more years of playtesting. World Champ events: Lots of info/data came directly from FFG. Not from a website per se but from their Twitter account. The community simply took that stuff and spread it through other social media channels. Seriously? They do that maybe twice a year (World Championship and GenCon). They're not professional commentators! If this really bothers you, I suggest you stop watching. Or maybe try to convince FFG to hire ESPN personal for 2018. Kickstarter campaign? If these are the reasons you don't like this game, then I really don't know what else to say. I can't really give you other perspectives. To me it doesn't look like you really want to like this game. It looks like you're trying to find reasons to not like this game and that you're grasping at straws to have at least some arguments. What about the game itself? I even can't tell you that L5R might not be the right game for you since you never gave me any reason as to what you don't like with the game itself? Are there any gameplay mechanisms you hate? Is something missing that you believe the game desperatively needs?
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    XCoconutMonkey06X reacted to Matrim in The Rant   
    Hahahahahahahahahahaha


    You crack me up. Seriously. You are ranting about a game in which you haven't looked at the core sets cards yet. You are seriously the most hilarious complainer I have seen yet. And I read the duelling thread. All of it.
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    XCoconutMonkey06X reacted to Yakamo no Oni in Spoiler: Censure. Worst card so far?   
    Really? I always felt that not being able to do anything while my opponent's cards wreak havoc on me was by far more frustrating than running into some sort of cancellation effect every now and then.
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from HirumaShigure in Spoiler: Censure. Worst card so far?   
    What makes me laugh is how 1 dimensional some people's views are. If a card doesn't seem to work just right in their clan's deck of choice, it is heralded as "a totally crap card". I am a Crab player and so this card probably won't make the cut into my deck but I can still see its value in other clan decks. Overall, I think it is a pretty solid choice in the right deck. The cost is ridiculous and so echo a previous reply that I would have expected (and still would be happy with) a 1 fate cost to play so for zero, it is bonkers. 
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from Yakamo no Oni in Spoiler: Censure. Worst card so far?   
    You will. It is the nature of competitive card games. If X card doesn't make my life easier or if it makes other people's decks work better, then it's CRAP! lol
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from Notorious I.D.E. in Spoiler: Censure. Worst card so far?   
    You will. It is the nature of competitive card games. If X card doesn't make my life easier or if it makes other people's decks work better, then it's CRAP! lol
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from Nitenman in Spoiler: Censure. Worst card so far?   
    What makes me laugh is how 1 dimensional some people's views are. If a card doesn't seem to work just right in their clan's deck of choice, it is heralded as "a totally crap card". I am a Crab player and so this card probably won't make the cut into my deck but I can still see its value in other clan decks. Overall, I think it is a pretty solid choice in the right deck. The cost is ridiculous and so echo a previous reply that I would have expected (and still would be happy with) a 1 fate cost to play so for zero, it is bonkers. 
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from LordBlunt in Rules Reference Available   
    This could be saved for the first deluxe box? Maybe to let the community digest the base game first before they unleash multiplayer. Could need some balancing to it as well. 
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from Devin-the-Poet in Rules Reference Available   
    This could be saved for the first deluxe box? Maybe to let the community digest the base game first before they unleash multiplayer. Could need some balancing to it as well. 
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    XCoconutMonkey06X reacted to Ishi Tonu in It Ain't Rokugan without the Taint!   
    "I'll take 'I taint Rokugan' for $600 Alex"
    "That's 'It ain't Rokugan' Mr. Connery"
    "Yer wife 'stroke ooh-d on' my taint Trebek"
     
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    XCoconutMonkey06X reacted to Togashi Gao Shan in It Ain't Rokugan without the Taint!   
    "Ooooh, he's DREAMY!"
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    XCoconutMonkey06X reacted to Kuni Katsuyoshi in It Ain't Rokugan without the Taint!   
    Thats Porky McMusclestein he's not tainted, he's just....special.
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from Devin-the-Poet in Curved Blades - Unicorn Fiction   
    You son of a gun! How dare you insinuate anything other than that! I should get my tetaubo and ...... lol
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from shosuko in New to LCG -Requires multiple Cores to Play?   
    What Dark Templar said. Realistically, if the dynasty cycle started in January, you would seenthat whole 6-pack cycle, then like a month or two lag for a deluxe box, then another month or two lag before the next cycle kicks in. So probably a Deluxe and about 7-8 packs? Maybe?
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from Virtigo in New to LCG -Requires multiple Cores to Play?   
    What Dark Templar said. Realistically, if the dynasty cycle started in January, you would seenthat whole 6-pack cycle, then like a month or two lag for a deluxe box, then another month or two lag before the next cycle kicks in. So probably a Deluxe and about 7-8 packs? Maybe?
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from Toqtamish in New to LCG -Requires multiple Cores to Play?   
    What Dark Templar said. Realistically, if the dynasty cycle started in January, you would seenthat whole 6-pack cycle, then like a month or two lag for a deluxe box, then another month or two lag before the next cycle kicks in. So probably a Deluxe and about 7-8 packs? Maybe?
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    XCoconutMonkey06X reacted to Hinomura in Thursday tournament story prize speculation   
    I think that the Thursday tournament is more an exhibition or pre-season friendly than a fully blown competitive event, and that there certainly won't be just a single undefeated player when the tournament ends. I think what will happen is we'll see one clan 'win' overall and be awarded the storyline prize - essentially, whichever clan has the most undefeated or X-1 players when the event ends. I see this more as a chance to win glory for your selected clan than individual acclaim as a player, which is a pretty cool way of doing things.

    According to the last GenCon announcement that FFG made, there will by an OP article in July...can't wait to see what's in that!
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from Kuni Katsuyoshi in other resources   
    Course, you could also just read the L5R novels. I was first introduced to the IP via the 7-part series that covered the Clan Wars. 
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from HidaYama in other resources   
    Course, you could also just read the L5R novels. I was first introduced to the IP via the 7-part series that covered the Clan Wars. 
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from Devin-the-Poet in Cycle Clan Packs   
    Just wait till the first deluxe hits and everyone freaks cause their clan isnt one of the first represented
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from Toqtamish in Sold Out   
    Valid point but new games at GenCon arent always guaranteed. In 2013, I really wanted the Firefly game and Pathfinder card game. I got neither till they hit my LGS. In 2015, Mysterium was my target. Missed that one as well till it hit retail. I expect there to be L5R cores at the booth but who knows in what quantity since 350 will be earmarked for the tourney. It just comes with the territory for GenCon. Nothing is guaranteed. 
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from Sithborg in Sold Out   
    Geez. The amount of entitlement some people have. I understand the disappointment of not getting a ticket, I really do, but you aso have to keep things in perspective. 50-60k people attending; super hyped new game; larger than normal space for a LCG..... they did the best they could. Some just struck out. Cant fit everybody in there. 
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from Shu2jack in Sold Out   
    Geez. The amount of entitlement some people have. I understand the disappointment of not getting a ticket, I really do, but you aso have to keep things in perspective. 50-60k people attending; super hyped new game; larger than normal space for a LCG..... they did the best they could. Some just struck out. Cant fit everybody in there. 
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    XCoconutMonkey06X got a reaction from RandomJC in Sold Out   
    Geez. The amount of entitlement some people have. I understand the disappointment of not getting a ticket, I really do, but you aso have to keep things in perspective. 50-60k people attending; super hyped new game; larger than normal space for a LCG..... they did the best they could. Some just struck out. Cant fit everybody in there. 
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