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    RPG Playmat

    need to get a hold of the folks who make the LCG tokens. I'd pay for some neat and thematic tokens.
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    Question for the Writers: Scorpion Bushi

    The reason can be seen if you look at the Unicorn and Crab schools. They chose to give each of the setting's 30 great families their signature schools. In the Crab and Unicorn's case this meant 5 schools. In the Scorpion's case it meant that the Bayushi didn't get to pull double duty as they did in previous editions, and instead we got Yogo in the Core and have to make do with either the shosuro or bayushi schools side specing into combat.
  3. I love that they gave us this! It's soooo good! The way they set up ninjo and giri is great and I am so stealing it for my own games.
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    Way of 2.0

    I hope, that like the upcoming Shadowlands book, the topics are more than Clan X. The Dragon could be about the Tao and Monasteries throughout the Empire. The Phoenix could be a look at kami and spirit realms. The Scorpion could have law and crime as a focus. Unicorn could have the burning sands stuff etc.
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    Timeline of Recent events

    Emerald Empire also has a timeline in the first few pages of the book. It's mostly broad strokes, so recent events are best looked for in the Fictions, but it goes from prehistory to the rise of the perfect land sect
  6. They do tend to release their PDF with the 1st round of errata and spelling errors fixed. They did that with the Core release, and hopefully that'll be the case with the EE release. I'd wait a month for that. But I also wouldn't mind if they gave us a vague date after the release artical like "and keep an eye out late december/early january for digital release"
  7. yeah. there's not really an unskilled penalty in this game, other than the ring dice isn't as strong as the skill dice as far as symbols go. and skills only go to 5 instead of 10, so each skill point is technically more than it was in previous editions
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    The Big Bad Thread of Homebrews

    you're a scholar and a saint
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    The Big Bad Thread of Homebrews

    Someone wanna make me a Nakodo title? I swear I'd seen one but can't seem to find it now.
  10. One of the writers said on discord the current story has moved past the old story's coup as far as dates are concerned. So we're in all new territory here folks.
  11. really hope there won't be single clan books. there was a choice to vote against it during the beta, so it was at least on the table. The Great Clans and Secrets of the Empire from 4e did a perfectly fine job at presenting that information in single sourcebooks, and I hope that we'll get books like them in 5th rather than the old way of/secrets of books, or even the masters of series where it grouped several clans together. If i had to guess; we'll get a City of Lies adventure book soonish. If not the next product, the one after. Seems to be what they did with Star Wars and 40k.
  12. I fully expect a book like "Clans of Rokugan" that may or may not have the great clans stuff in it, but will certainly have a "make your own minor clan" and then use the minor clans we know and love as a list of examples.
  13. So, the BBox adventures make u EMs and the GM kit one assumes you're EMs. They sorta work together, or can be run separate.
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    The Jade Throne Podcast

    I cannot give enough love for how ridiculous this episode was with Fro in charge. Good work!
  15. I meant that neither iai duel allows you to spend opportunity to crit.
  16. Defending against damage seems to contradict itself. Page 268 says in bold; "To defend, they must receive an amount of fatigue equal to the remaining damage;" then goes on the say "otherwise, they suffer a critical strike with severity based on the source. But then on the sidebar next to it "a character can still defend if if defending would cause their fatigue to exceed their endurance." So the example I'll use is; you're hit for 7. Your armor soaks 2 of it to 5. You need to suffer 5 fatigue, but are at 6/10 endurance. The first case seems to suggest rather than suffer fatigue, you suffer a crit as you can't defend. You remain at 6/10 and roll fitness vs their crit. The second case seems to say you go to 11/10 and are incapacitated. Any help here?
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    PDF Release?

    really, really need a pdf to run online games. killing me FFG! take my money!
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    PDF Release?

    I'm not "blaming" anyone. Was just sayings I had heard that there is indeed a PDF coming, and that I had heard we were waiting on DTRPG's end. I mean, word on the street was The Phantom Menace was the best Star Wars movie at one time, sometimes the street is wrong
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    PDF Release?

    Thank you, people better at the internet than me ?
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    PDF Release?

    I read it on the L5R Discord when the same question was asked a few days ago. I trust the source. Unfortunately, I was skimming after the fact and it moves so fast I can't hunt it down. Sorry. It's not particularly helpful wether true or not. But what I understood from the conversation was sometimes this happens. It did with genesys.
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    Taking Damage

    That adds another layer of confusion as it costs a void to not defend, but you can spend that void regardless of how much fatigue you already have.
  22. Neither iai cut lets you crit. But I think they do work well with finishing blows, as you can use either to get the free draw you need.
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    PDF Release?

    Word on the Street is FFG has sent it in and we're just waiting on DTRPG to upload it.
  24. http://l5r.wikia.com/wiki/Togashi_family
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    Castle of the Cat?

    stands on soap box I did say that there were numerous minor clans! Another side bar says "Several Notable minor clans are listed here. However there are dozens more, such as the Moth and Bat Clans. GMs can even create their own for their own campaigns." Now I'm expecting we'll either get a "Make your Own MC" in Emerald Empires or a whole book devoted to them.