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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from Jonathan4290 in Reprint gripe   
    The time needed for design and testing is a much greater limitation than printing costs, so it is a false dichotomy to think that fewer reprints would mean more new cards. What goes into the precon decks should be about what is needed to make an interesting playable deck not what value the reprints have outside that deck.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from 2morrow in Reprint gripe   
    The time needed for design and testing is a much greater limitation than printing costs, so it is a false dichotomy to think that fewer reprints would mean more new cards. What goes into the precon decks should be about what is needed to make an interesting playable deck not what value the reprints have outside that deck.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from Supertoe in Reprint gripe   
    The time needed for design and testing is a much greater limitation than printing costs, so it is a false dichotomy to think that fewer reprints would mean more new cards. What goes into the precon decks should be about what is needed to make an interesting playable deck not what value the reprints have outside that deck.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from Supertoe in Reprint gripe   
    No, because the time to design those cards doesn't go down. So say if each pack had twice as many new cards, what would actually happen is packs would come out half as often because each one would take twice as long to make.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from Duciris in Reprint gripe   
    The time needed for design and testing is a much greater limitation than printing costs, so it is a false dichotomy to think that fewer reprints would mean more new cards. What goes into the precon decks should be about what is needed to make an interesting playable deck not what value the reprints have outside that deck.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from darthweasel2 in Reprint gripe   
    The time needed for design and testing is a much greater limitation than printing costs, so it is a false dichotomy to think that fewer reprints would mean more new cards. What goes into the precon decks should be about what is needed to make an interesting playable deck not what value the reprints have outside that deck.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from Tonbo Karasu in Reprint gripe   
    No, because the time to design those cards doesn't go down. So say if each pack had twice as many new cards, what would actually happen is packs would come out half as often because each one would take twice as long to make.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from Tonbo Karasu in Reprint gripe   
    The time needed for design and testing is a much greater limitation than printing costs, so it is a false dichotomy to think that fewer reprints would mean more new cards. What goes into the precon decks should be about what is needed to make an interesting playable deck not what value the reprints have outside that deck.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from Vlad3theImpaler in Reprint gripe   
    No, because the time to design those cards doesn't go down. So say if each pack had twice as many new cards, what would actually happen is packs would come out half as often because each one would take twice as long to make.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from Zakk1121 in Legendary Marvel AND Marvel Champions   
    I think people are not giving Legendary enough credit. It's super easy to teach, and in terms of mashing together your favorite heroes and villains to play some wacky scenario where Squirrel Girl, Spiderman Noir, X32, Hulk, and that one Wolverine from a single issue Elseworld face down evil Tony Stark it really has no competition. And the scenarios and heroes are surprisingly thematic given the design space they have to work with. It's a very fun casual game for the end of the night or you don't have time for something heavier.
    That said, Legendary Encounters is a mechanically better set of systems that fixes a lot of the issues with original Legendary. But it is also more linear and limited compared to Legendary's sandbox, if that makes any sense. And certainly lots of even newer deck builders have innovated with lots of different gimmicks.
    Dominion is a bloody archaic fossil compared to even Legendary though. 🙃
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    HamHamJ2 reacted to Assussanni in Weird corner case rules question (Point of No Return)   
    Cannot is absolute and it explicitly says to move one location at a time so I feel confident in saying that the Gug doesn’t teleport to you (or reach you at all). I would think that the Gug moves as far as possible rather than not moving at all because you’d resolve as much of the effect as possible.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from HirumaShigure in The Eternal Knot - Dragon Novella   
    I'm thinking reincarnation of Shinsei.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from Magnus Grendel in The Eternal Knot - Dragon Novella   
    I'm thinking reincarnation of Shinsei.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from sverigesson in Thor reveal article up on FFG website   
    Honestly I think the uniqueness rule will probably need to be reworked eventually or treated more as a suggestion. Like, it's fine for balance that you can't just play 10 Nick Fury in your deck, or that you can't have four people all play Nick Fury the same round. But if this game still exists in 5 years and we get to the point where Legendary is now with like 5 different Peter Parker Spidermen one of which is a villain and another couple Spiderpeople and like 3 Wolverines and so on and so on I think trying to come up with different titles and stuff could be more trouble than it's worth.
    And like one of the awesome things about comics is crazy Crisis crossovers so I don't see a reason to worry about the "realism" of having say, Falcon and both an Ally of one hero at the table and then also being there as a Hero.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from sverigesson in Thor reveal article up on FFG website   
    Nah, the designers clearly understood that Black Cat was best girl.
    But now that I think I about it Peter's constant love triangles being an actual mechanic somehow would have been hilarious. 
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from Ascarel in Thor reveal article up on FFG website   
    Nah, the designers clearly understood that Black Cat was best girl.
    But now that I think I about it Peter's constant love triangles being an actual mechanic somehow would have been hilarious. 
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from sverigesson in Hero Abilities/rules question   
    You only exhaust when it specifically says to do so. So every current hero except Ms Marvel can use their ability and make a basic attack/thwart.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from llamaman88 in The Eternal Knot - Dragon Novella   
    I'm thinking reincarnation of Shinsei.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from HirumaShigure in The Roles Have Been Freed   
    This is great and will hopefully revitalize the game.
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from Evilgm in The Roles Have Been Freed   
    This is great and will hopefully revitalize the game.
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    HamHamJ2 reacted to DGLaderoute in Wind Through Falling Leaves - New L5R Fiction Story Discussion   
    It's a crisis for these characters, and that's all that matters. The story is pretty clear that 1123 has offered up the most wrenching, tumultuous events in the lives of these particular people. The fact that things were even worse or more chaotic a hundred or two hundred or five hundred years earlier isn't the issue. What matters is what's happening now. If Yoshi has enjoyed a life of stable, predictable politics, and now that's suddenly over, that's what's important--not that the horrible reign of the Steel Chrysanthemum would have been a far worse time for him to have been Chancellor (which is probably true, but so what?) 
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    HamHamJ2 reacted to DGLaderoute in Wind Through Falling Leaves - New L5R Fiction Story Discussion   
    My take on Yoshi is a little different. You may or may not agree with it, but if I was going to write the character again, this is probably where I'd put his "head-space".
    Kakita Yoshi is the consummate politician. He has been raised in, and has lived, slept, even breathed Imperial politics all of his life. He has come to understand EVERYTHING about the political systems and schemes and machinations of Rokugan, which were all invented by Lady Doji at the dawn of the Empire. Politics are orderly. They are predictable. The Imperial bureaucracy is an intricate, smoothly-running machine of inefficiency. The Court is a battlefield whose every maneuver, thrust and counter-thrust he understands. To the extent that there is friction and chaos in Imperial politics, Yoshi resents it; you may recall that in Court Games, he spent a moment envying the gardener pruning dead blossoms from a bush in the Crane Embassy gardens, wishing it was as easy to cull and shape people, so he could always know exactly what everyone was thinking, and what they would do. In this environment, Kakita Yoshi is an unparalleled master.
    And then the summer of 1123 came along, and everything went to crap.
    The Crane suffered from the tsunamis that devastated their farmlands and, with them, a great deal of the political clout the clan maintained from producing excess food. Doji Satsume died, and was replaced by a Lion, a fairly obscure tactician who had never been in the political spotlight, or really even on Yoshi's radar, before. The Lion-Crane squabbles over Toshi Ranbo was ended--with the Scorpion taking stewardship of the city. Then the Emperor died, apparently upending his own succession and placing Bayushi Shoju--SHOJU--on the Throne as Regent. Out of nowhere, the Lion seize Kakita Castle and take his family hostage. None of this makes any sense; it doesn't conform to Yoshi's neat, orderly view of how the world is supposed to work. Imperial politics are suddenly a disorderly, chaotic free-for-all. Yoshi is out of his environment and, for the moment, anyway, out of his depth. If you play the rp game then, yes, Yoshi's Strife has exceeded his Composure, but dealing with that isn't as simple as Unmasking or getting a good night's sleep to remove Strife. He is Compromised, and it shows in his erratic, impulsive and even irrational behavior.
    The question then, of course, is if he can adapt--and do it quickly--and regain at least some measure of control over Imperial politics, or if he simply lacks the mental and emotional flexibility, and will ultimately just crash and burn. 
    Now, I DO agree that we need to start seeing a resolution to Yoshi's angst--he either needs to step up and prove himself capable of swimming in these new, turbulent and shark-infested political waters, or he needs to be devoured and lost. I sincerely hope it's not the latter, because I think a story about Yoshi rising above his own limitations on his world-view and turning into a big shark himself would be really interesting (and, depending on how he goes about it, could also be very satisfying to read, if you want to see Yoshi finally prevail).
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    HamHamJ2 got a reaction from Shiba Gunichi in Wind Through Falling Leaves - New L5R Fiction Story Discussion   
    I would not be surprised if while Yoshi is sitting there imagining how everyone in the court is waiting on him to make a move, the court has not even noticed his absence. 
    Also the whole forgery claim falls apart if Toturi reappears to confirm it. Which is maybe something he should be concerned with?
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    HamHamJ2 reacted to Ishi Tonu in ‘Black and White’ story discussion   
    What about Kachiko's actions demonstrates loyalty to the empire and not a desire to grow her own power?
     
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    HamHamJ2 reacted to Ignithas in Dave of the Five Rings - Chapter 40   
    While I agree with FFG needing to support their competitive games more, I strongly disagree with the criticism of Tyler not giving a definite response. We have only 2 bigger tournaments and while the results of GenCon could lead to the conclusion that Phoenix is OP, the results of Sydney paint a different picture. Furthermore GenCon could be an outlier, because Phoenix had probably the biggest density of high quality player and decks were for the most part not tuned for the new iteration of the charge bird deck. I think that Tylers reaction to wait for more tournament data to see if the meta can adapt to the deck is the right one.
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