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    rmunn got a reaction from General_Grievous in Ranged attacks and Hands Upon the Bow   
    This is one of the VERY few times that I feel that Caleb got a ruling wrong, and I house-rule it differently. In my opinion, any time when a card effect allows you to attack an enemy not engaged with you, it should be a ranged attack if (and only if) the character making the attack has Ranged. So Dúnhere attacking into the staging area would not be a ranged attack, but Hands Upon the Bow would grant a ranged attack, and would trigger Bard's ability.
     
    I realize that Caleb ruled the way he did because that's the way the rules are written; given the definition of a ranged attack ("an enemy engaged with another player"), his ruling was correct. But I believe that it would have been a better ruling to change the definition of ranged to be "an enemy not engaged with you, but the Ranged keyword does not give you the ability to attack the staging area unless specifically allowed by another card effect." This makes Hands Upon the Bow do what it intuitively should do, which is grant a Ranged attack -- after all, you can only use it with a Ranged character.
     
    So it's up to you: you can play with the official rules that don't quite make sense, or you can play with a house rule that makes more sense and doesn't create any overpowered situations that I've ever found. (The only card that it really helps is Bard, who isn't really overpowered.)
     
    P.S. And that's the nice thing about a cooperative game. When there's a rule that I think would make the game better, even if it's not official, I can apply that rule to the games I play and everyone will be fine with it. The only time it would matter is if I was comparing score with someone else, in which case I will mention the unofficial rule that I played by if it affected the score. (I might have still won but taken an extra round to do it with, for a +10 to my final score, and so on).
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    rmunn reacted to GmanSix in Tournament Rules Released   
    I got an reply to my email (quick turn-around by FFG!) and an update to the issue being discussed:
     
     
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    rmunn reacted to Mirith in Wardrobe Mistake in Magnificent Kimono(LOL) and Spies at Court   
    Your tone and approach to the topic is what makes you sound like a jerk.  You could have phrased it:
    "I noticed that the kimonos are backwards compared to Japanese style, they should be left over right, not right over left in these cards.  The other is used to dress a corpse.  I hope this is a mistake that the art director can pay attention to in the future."
    Would have gotten your same point across and possibly even made us sympathetic with your cause.
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    rmunn reacted to Fumo in New Article up at Cardboard Republic   
    So much about this article bothers me, but more than anything else I think it is probably the complete failure to define terms and demonstrate how L5R fits in.
    A lot of it also seems like a real stretch. Who are the players who are genuinely offended by the apparent Chinese influences on Dragon armour designs? 
    And are these the same players that struggle to grasp that a press release addressing 'Samurai of Rokugan' is an exercise in roleplay? Nobody thinks you are an actual Samurai in an actual magical empire. It's often said but bears repeating, Rokugan is not Japan.
    Loanwords are everywhere. Banzai is not Geronimo, nor is it a swastika.  Cultures aren't owned, they shift around all over the place in weird ways. This is a good thing.
     
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    rmunn reacted to MrMenthe in New Article up at Cardboard Republic   
    This cultural appropriation issue is really strange for me (I'm european).
    There isn't such thing as "western culture" there are "western cultureS" that share some aspects (should I say mostly Greek ones ? :p).
    "White culture" / "black culture" / "Asian culture" are oversimplifications that do little to help understand the world.
    Greeks and Germans don't have the same culture. They also don't have the same culture than White Americans. Tutsis and zulus don't have the same culture and they don't have the same culture than African American. Etc
    Should the Greeks be upset that the culture of their ancestors (or at least some) is now "Western Culture" ? Do they own it for starter ? If so maybe they should ask to be paid royalties, I hear they could need the money.
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    rmunn reacted to Ishi Tonu in New Article up at Cardboard Republic   
    My wife showed me this article yesterday and I almost instinctively threw her phone against the wall.......but the more I think about it this is pure genius.
    Tonight when I get home I'm telling my wife that it's racist to wear cotton and she should take her clothes off as a sign of solidarity with our African American friends........
    It could work.
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    rmunn reacted to selderane in New Article up at Cardboard Republic   
    I wish I could remember the book, but it was about rebuilding Japan after their defeat in WW2.
    The thing people don't understand is that the Japanese truly believed, to their core, they were the superior race. They had unshaking faith in their Emperor and their victory. 
    When they were defeated it wasn't like when the Allies defeated Germany. The German culture was a Western culture. 
    But the defeat of the Japanese was a shattering of a millennia old worldview that touched every single citizen deeply. 
    And to recover from their defeat at the hands of America they decided to do one thing: become America.
    And even that isn't cultural appropriation. 
    It's flattery. 
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    rmunn reacted to shosuko in New Article up at Cardboard Republic   
    This was much better than the SU&SD story, but I'm not with this guy 100%.
    In the beginning he links a few things, and while they were cool - I think its important to understand a few things clearly.
    1) He links an introduction to Edward Said's Orientalism.  This is basically the conceptualization of "colonialism."  The problem with colonialism is that it denies the realities of the times.  There are privileges we ALL enjoy, around the world today because of colonialism.  Right now we have near global unity in political leadership, where nearly any country can go to another country to settle their dispute before the courts of the other countries leadership to sort out their differences and sign agreements.  We can also sanction those who don't want to play by the rules rather than bombing them outright.  These ONLY happen because we've reached an epoch of post-colonialism which has wrapped the world in cooperation through mutual benefit.  Some are still exploited and suffer, but the trend of the world is still to the betterment of all citizens around the globe.  When these first contacts were established there was no reason to expect to walk into a different country without clashing in a potentially fatal conflict.  Whether you came to kill them, or they followed you back to kill you - there was war.  There was war between Orientals and other Orientals, and between Native Americans and other Native Americans.  As technology shrunk the world, a dominance hierarchy was formed - but that dominance hierarchy paved the way for civil discourse, trade and politics between people.
    Yes - people were war like, and there was much subjugation - but that is the nature of all people, and all tribes of people around the world - there were misunderstandings and a mingling of cultures from all sides.  As they took products from Asia, they also brought products to Asia.  If Asia had won the wars, or the Natives had successfully defended against European colonies then the world would look different today - but the problems would be the same.  Dominance hierarchies are a natural fabrication of humans from all areas, tribalism persists to this day in all areas of the world, and no matter how much we want equality there will always be those who own, those who manage, and those who labor.
    Culture is by nature public.  There is no registry for being Jewish, or Japanese.  If your parents were Japanese you could be Japanese and know little of the culture because you were never exposed to it.  If you were not Japanese, but were raised with FULL exposure to the culture you could be Japanese.  It is natural to adapt to your environment, to culture and customs.  If you receive only partial or incomplete exposure, as one who travels through a land or only receives 2nd hand knowledge of is apt to receive, it makes sense that you would both adapt the culture, and not fully understand it.  This is sub conscious and not exclusive to "being empowered" or "dis empowering" or "subjugating" you can be a street vendor in Japan and you will pick up Japanese customs and you certainly are not empowered over them - and it would be the same middle ground "cultural appropriation" as this article writes it.
    2) There are two arguments being combined.  One of "cultural appropriation" which states we are taking Japanese culture from Japanese - and another which I struggle to label, which basically says "Japan used the Banzai shout during invasions, and they attacked and subjugated many people" and that us using this shout is offensive because it reminds those people that Japanese people attacked them a very long time ago.  I gotta say this second one feels really bogus to me.  The post traumatic stress conflating the word Banzai to the anxiety of being invaded would only be relevant to the people who were invaded.  Those people in those countries today may hate Japanese people, but to those who didn't hear a Banzai! shout followed by an onslaught don't really have the basis to form such a reaction from a word.  If any people hate Japanese enough to be so traumatized by a single word, I doubt the rest of the game would pass under their scrutiny as they simply hate Japanese people - and I do not have to respect their hate.
    I genuinly feel people bringing up those aspects (korea, manchuria, or banzai charge in ww2) are just grasping as straws to justify the potential for someone to be offended, but that there are no actual offended parties.
    Unless the Japanese people are offended by the Banzai shout I don't see any reason to bother about it.  I didn't care that Japanese pop idols dressed in SS uniforms, and Japan didn't care much either.  I question if its right that they should care.  Japan is Japan, they have a right to teach the history they feel is important, and as offensive as it is to say it - I don't feel it is important to learn about genocides except to learn about genocide its self, and to be familiar with the dangers of genocide, and the benefits of global civil communities.
    https://kotaku.com/japanese-idols-dress-as-nazis-for-halloween-1788178386
    3) The artwork is generally what Japanese artists would make it to be.  Here I post again a character designed by Japanese, for Japanese, who IS Japanese according to THEM.
    That blonde haired, blue eyed, white skinned girl on the left?  
    Mika Nanakawa, known as R.Mika or Rainbow Mika.  She is a Japanese blonde, its something they do...  so I don't think it's an honest white-washing complaint considering THEY promote these images of themselves.  You might call it cultural appropriation because we are taking their art style, but you can't say we're white washing it.  I think the white-washing complaint is made mostly from an ignorance of Japanese fantasy dipictions, and a mis-preconception about what is good or bad in art - basically they are being a bit racist by claiming that a white person (or white company who employs an Asian artist) is making it white because that is what they want, not understanding that the people being represented may favor that representation as well.  I imagine if the artwork tried to steer away from being "whitewashed" by specifically giving the ethnically accurate depiction they would still receive complaints about racism in their depiction of what "is" Asian.  There is no pleasing some people, so at a point I feel justified in ignoring them.

     
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    rmunn reacted to Shu2jack in L5R getting heat after SU&SD Review   
    Welcome to new generation. Easily offended, loves to virtue signal, will criticize everything on the internet.
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    rmunn reacted to Coyote Walks in L5R getting heat after SU&SD Review   
    What the **** is 'virtue signal'?  Are you making that up?
    Looks up the phrase on the internet....
     You have got to be @#$%ing kidding me.  This is a thing?  Whatever happened to Real ethics? (Man, I sound old....)
    (Edit: h.e.l.l. got starred out.  Really?)
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    rmunn got a reaction from hengst2404 in Attacks against enemies in the staging area are considered ranged attacks?   
    The more I play LCG's, even cooperative ones, the more I sympathize with why lawyers write in legalese, and have precise definitions for every word, and use awkward-sounding language like "cease and desist". Parsing the language of the most common words like "with" gets old.
    But here, no, since that makes no sense that can't be the meaning in *this* instance. So here it has to mean the "a character who possesses the Ranged keyword" meaning.
    But man, I wish FFG would start writing their card game rules in the same kind of "legalese" that MtG went with, where there's a standard phrase, made unambiguous by the rules clearly defining the phrase, for every specific effect. Wouldn't that be nice...
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    rmunn reacted to Khudzlin in Rokugan Honorifics   
    That would be an atrocious mangling of grammar: at the time "thou" was used, "you" was not only the wrong number (plural, while "thou" was singular), but also the wrong case (object, while "thou" was subject - the subject form being "ye"); the only correct characteristic being the person (2nd for both).
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    rmunn reacted to Bayushi Shunsuke in L5R FAQ - A compilation of rulings   
    With a current lack of an Unofficial FAQ document, I have compiled this one based on questions and answers I have sourced from multiple sites.
    This is not intended to be the 'holy grail' of FAQs.
    It's not perfect. It's very much far from perfect.
    And it still has a number of rulings that I need to copy across.
    Like the Rules Reference (RR), this will evolve.
    The plan is not to allow it to balloon out to an immense size.
    For now, there are a number of questions for things that can easily be found in the RR.
    The Learn to Play rule book, and the Rules Reference, are daunting documents.
    But I encourage you to read them in their entirety, at least once.
    Obviously, I'll ask to have this moved once the Rules sub-forum opens up.
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    rmunn reacted to Bayushi Shunsuke in L5R FAQ - A compilation of rulings   
    GENERAL QUESTIONS
     
    Where can I find the rules?
    The Learn To Play rule book can be found in the Core Set.
    The Rules Reference is a digital rule book, and will evolve over time.
    The latest versions can be found by following this link, and scrolling to the Rules section under Support.
    www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/legend-of-the-five-rings-the-card-game/

    How many core set boxes will I need?
    ANSWER:
    One to play.
    Two to compete.
    Three for playset.
    What’s in the Core Set?
    ANSWER: Each single core set contains 1 of each clan card, 2 of each neutral conflict card, and 3 of each neutral dynasty card - except the Keeper and Seeker Initiates and the neutral holdings, of which there are 2 each.
    How do I tell the difference between a Dynasty and Conflict card?
    ANSWER: Look at the back of the card.
    Alternatively, Conflict cards and Dynasty cards are distinguished by the 'C' or 'D' in the bottom right-hand corner.
    What is my clan’s current role?
    Crab: Keeper of Earth
    Crane: Seeker of Air
    Dragon: Seeker of Fire
    Lion: Keeper of Fire
    Phoenix: Keeper of Water
    Scorpion: Seeker of Void
    Unicorn: Keeper of Void
     
    GENERAL PLAY QUESTIONS
     
    ACTIONS
    When can I play events/attachments?
    ANSWER: Check out pages 18 and 19 in the Rules Reference document.
    Here, you can find the Framework. It’s a handy breakdown of the main timing sequences in the game.
    Events can be played in any of the Action Windows.
    Similarly, attachments can be played in all Action Windows, except the one in the Dynasty Phase.
    ABILITIES
    Unless otherwise specified in a card’s text, all Abilities can only be triggered once per turn.
    Abilities can be triggered even if the card is bowed, unless the ability requires the card to bow as a cost.
    KEYWORDS
    Keywords resolve as soon as their specified timing point is met, before any reactions to that timing point can be triggered.
    [Answered by Nate French, 09/08/2017]

    LASTING EFFECTS
    Lasting effects do last, but they only check their activation effects when they are triggered.
    So, for cards like the Dragon Stronghold or Hida Guardian, changing the amount of attachments or holdings in the middle of the conflict, but after their bonuses are given out, won't change the bonuses they gave.
    Will it be possible to do the old CCG trick of declaring an attack/conflict at a province and then not sending anyone to the battle?
    ANSWER: No.
    At least one character must be declared as an attacker... in order to initiate a conflict.
    [Rules Reference: Page 21:  Framework 3.2 Declare Conflict]
    When Kakita Kaezin finds himself dueling the Otomo Courier (which could happen in a political conflict), what happens? 
    ANSWER: This duel cannot happen.
    A character with a dash skill value cannot be a challenger or challengee in a duel of that skill type.
    [Rules Reference: Page 5: Dash(-) ]
    Do bowed attachments contribute force to a conflict, assuming the character is still ready?
    ANSWER: Yes.
    If an attachment has skill modifiers, those modifiers apply to the skill of the attached character. Such modifiers apply to the character even while the attachment is bowed.
    [Rules Reference: Page 3: Attachment Cards ]
    Does the term ‘Sacrifice’ have any mechanical difference to ‘Discard’?
    ANSWER: Yes.
    Sacrificing a card does not satisfy other means (such as “discard”) of a card leaving play.
    [Rules Reference: Page 14: Sacrifice ]
    If I take control of an honored character that I do not own, who gains the honor if they leave play before they are returned to their owner?
    ANSWER: You will gain the 1 honor.
    When a card leaves play:
    If a card would enter an out-of-play area of a player who does not own the card, the card is placed in its owner’s equivalent out-of-play area instead. (For all associated card ability and framework effect purposes, the card is considered to have entered that opponent’s out-of-play area, and only the physical placement of the card is adjusted.)
    [Rules Reference: Page 4: Control and Ownership ]
    What happens when I want to play an attachment with restricted keyword on a character with restricted attachments already attached? Or can I not do this?
    ANSWER: One of the attachments must be discarded.
    If at any time a character has three or more restricted attachments, that character’s controller must immediately choose and discard one of the restricted attachments on the character as soon as the illegal game state occurs.
    [Rules Reference: Page 13: Restricted]
    Can a player discard a copy of a unique character to add a fate to a unique dynasty character in play during the conflict phase?
    ANSWER: No.
    A player may, as a player action during step 1.4 of the dynasty phase...
    [Rules Reference: Page 6: Duplicates]
     
     
    If I declare a Political conflict as my first conflict and my opponent switches the conflict type to Military (Kuroi Mori, Captive Audience), am I able to declare Political again for my second conflict this round?
    ANSWER: No. Declaring a conflict type is independent of what the conflict turns into via game effects.
    During the conflict phase, each player is granted one opportunity to declare a military conflict and one opportunity to declare a political conflict.
    [Rules Reference: Page 20:  Framework 3.2 Declare Conflict]

    DASH (-) SKILLS
    Can Doji Challenger target Otomo Courtier to bring it into a conflict?
    ANSWER: No
    Can Bayushi Yunako use her ability to switch the stats of someone who has a dash skill?
    ANSWER: No
    If a character has a dash skill value, that skill value cannot be modified or otherwise changed by card abilities and effects.
    [Rules Reference: Page 5:  Dash]
    Can you Charge a character with a Dash skill value?
    ANSWER: No
    A character that cannot participate in a conflict would not be able to enter a conflict they cannot participate so they would remain in province with the game state unchanged.
    [Answered by Nate French, 23/08/2017]
     
     
    SPECIFIC CARD QUESTIONS
     
    HEIGHT OF FASHION
    When can I play Height of Fashion?
    ANSWER: Height of Fashion “cannot be played during a conflict”.
    It cannot be played during the Dynasty Phase (No attachment can).
    It cannot be played during a conflict, but can be played during the Conflict Phase.
    Thus, it cannot be played in the Conflict Action Window (3.2.2).
    It can be played during any other Action Window.
    WAY OF THE LION
    If I play two Way of the Lions on one character in the same conflict will it quadruple its base strength? Or triple it? Or the second Way of the Lion has no effect?
    ANSWER: It effectively adds the base Mil. So a second one will add the base Mil again.  (Livestream June 24)
    TOGASHI KAZUE
    Can a player add a fate to Togashi Kazue, who is in play as a attachment, by discarding a second copy of Kazue from their conflict hand?
    ANSWER:  No. Kazue is played “as an attachment”, thus changes cardtype. Duplicate rule refers to characters.
    If an ability causes a card to change its cardtype, the card loses all other cardtypes it might possess and functions as would any card of the new cardtype.
    [Rules Reference: Page 3: Cardtype]
    A duplicate is a copy (in a player’s hand or provinces) of a unique character that is already in play and under the same player’s control.
    [Rules Reference: Page 6: Duplicates]
    ELEMENTAL FURY
    What happens to the fate on an unclaimed Ring when it is switched to by Elemental Fury?  Does the attacker get the fate as well?
    ANSWER: Yes.
    When a ring becomes the contested ring in a conflict, move all fate on that ring to the attacking player’s fate pool.
    [Rules Reference: Page 14: Rings]
    CLOUD THE MIND
    Can you use Cloud the Mind to blank Hida Kisada's text box? Or is their text considered a trait?
    ANSWER: Hida Kisasa two traits: Bushi and Champion. The rest of the text, other than flavor text, is a constant ability. The constant ability will be blanked.
    Most cards have one or more traits listed at the top of the text box and printed in Bold Italics
    [Rules Reference: Page 16: Traits]
    Blanking effects (like Cloud the Memory) do not trigger the "cards leaving play" for abilities they may have blanked. So if you've used some character's action, then they get Clouded, then the Cloud is removed, the action is still considered to have been used even though it vanished for a while.
    BLACKMAIL
    Does Blackmail work with Spies at Court? Can you take control of the opponent's character, dishonor it, discard cards from your opponent's hand, and then return this dishonored character back to its owner?
    ANSWER: Yes. A Blackmailed character is returned at the end of the conflict (3.5), while Spies at Court is played when the conflict is won (3.2.3).
    What happens to an attached Way of the Dragon when a character I control is the target of Blackmail?
    ANSWER: Way of the Dragon is discarded, as it is no longer attached to a character you control.
    “Attach to X” is a continuous check. If X is not true, it becomes an illegal attachment.
    If a situation arises in which an attachment is not legally attached, discard the attachment.
    [Rules Reference: Page 3: Attachment Cards]
    REPRIEVE
    If I have Reprieve on an honored character that I use for Noble Sacrifice, can I use Reprieve to save the character and still get to discard an opponent's dishonored character?
    ANSWER: No.
    If the selected card does not leave play, the sacrifice is not considered to have been made.
    [Rules Reference: Page 14: Sacrifice]

    TOGASHI YOKUNI
    Togashi Yokuni copies the ability on an Adept of Shadows. Can Yokuni be returned to a player’s hand?
    ANSWER: Yes. Nothing prevents it. That copy can then be played as if he were a conflict character, or discarded as a Duplicate. If an effect discards a random card from the player’s hand (Ring of Earth), use a die to pick randomly.
    [Answered by Brad on Discord]
    Togashi Yokuni’s ability copies another triggered ability “until the end of the phase”. If Yokuni copies Shiba Tsukune’s interrupt that triggers “When the conflict phase ends”, will Yokuni be able to use the interrupt or will he lose it before it triggers?
    ANSWER: Yes. Shiba Tsukune’s ability is an Interrupt Ability, so will be resolved before the triggering condition of the conflict phase ending.
    [Rules Reference: Page 16: Triggering Condition]
    [Confirmed by Brad on August 5 Live Stream]
    LET GO
    If I play Let Go, choosing an opponent’s Watch Commander, do I lose an honor?
    ANSWER: Yes.
    Let Go is played. Watch Commander reacts to the card being played. Then the effects of Let Go resolve.
    [Rules Reference: Page 9: Initiating Abilities / Playing Cards]
    [Answered by Brad on August 5 Live Stream]
     
     
    STEWARD OF LAW
    Steward of Law will only protect a character from gaining the Dishonored status.
    It will not prevent a character from going from Honored to Ordinary.
    [Answered by Brad on August 5 Live Stream]
    HIDA KISADA
    Will Kisada’s constant ability cancel an opponent’s Voice of Honor of it is the first card they play?
    ANSWER. No
    Kisada's ability reads that he can “cancel the effects of the first action ability your opponent triggers...".
    This means his ability only affects those abilities with the keyword "Action".
    Triggered abilities fall into one of the following types: actions, interrupts, and reactions.
    [Rules Reference: Page 16: Triggered Abilities]
    SHINJO TATSUO
    If Tatsuo is participating in a conflict, can he use his ability to move himself and another non-participating character to the conflict?
    ANSWER: No
    A card is not an eligible target or an ability if the resolution of that ability’s effect could not affect the target at all.
    [Rules Reference: Page 16: Target]
    [Answered by Nate French, 23/08/2017]

    SHIBA PEACEMAKER
    What happens if Shiba Peacemaker targeted with Blackmail?
    ANSWER: Cannot participate status is a binary check to see if a character is eligible to participate in the conflict they are participating in.  When control of the Shiba Peacemaker changes, the character would no longer be able to participate and would be sent home bowed.
    [Answered by Nate French, 23/08/2017]
    AMBUSH
    Do I need to reveal the character that I'm going to put from hand? Or just any eligible target?
    ANSWER: Yes.  Part of declaring your intention to trigger Ambush is to indicate which character(s) you intend to put into play, which will be revealed (though not leave your hand) when checking the play restrictions for triggering the ability (Step 1 of the initiation sequence). As such, the decision to cancel (in Step 6) is made with full knowledge of which character will actually be put into play by the successful resolution of the ability.
    [Answered by Nate French, 23/08/2017]
    IKOMA EIJI
    Can Ikoma Eiji put Deathseeker into play participating in the conflict, allowing the Deathseeker to also trigger?
    ANSWER: No.
    The Rules Reference Guide only gives the player the option of putting the character into play directly into a conflict if it is played from hand during a conflict.  Since it is being put into play and is not coming from hand it does not have this option and is placed in the home area.
    [TBD: Find references]
    [Answered by Nate French, 23/08/2017]
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    rmunn reacted to Kakita Shijin in Nigiri and Go Proverbs   
    In Go, the choice of black (first player) and white (second player) between players of even strength is traditionally done by chance. The method of selection is called nigiri (Jpn. 'grasping'). The older player takes a handful of white stones; the younger player then places either one or two black stones on the board, indicating a guess of odd or even. Next, the older player places on the board and counts the number of stones in his hand to determine whether there is an odd or even number. If the younger player has guessed correctly he will take black (first player); if not he will take white (second player).
    I recommend using this method to assign the option to go first in L5R, using honor tokens for white stones and fate tokens for black stones. Honor tokens correspond well to the flavor of white stones (wisdom, strength) and fate tokens correspond well to the flavor of black stones (ambition, aggression). Disclaimer: Flavor in this case is not to be taken literally; Go stones may look tasty but they go down hard.
     
    It would also be epic if FFG used Go proverbs as flavor text:
     
    Check escape routes first.
    There is death in the hane.
    Make a fist before striking.
    A rich man should not pick quarrels.
    Give your opponent what he wants.
    Do not go fishing while your house is on fire.
    Fear is white's greatest ally.
    I am Crane; heed my opinions.
    Strange things are afoot a the Circle–K.
    Wise man say, Forgiveness is divine but never pay full price for late pizza.
    Wubba lubba dub dub!
     
    Sources:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_of_Go#Players
    https://senseis.xmp.net/?GoProverbs
    https://youtu.be/XgniTzdiw_0
    https://youtu.be/gjv4IBwHsH4
    https://youtu.be/mJlmxYRrSLk
     
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    rmunn reacted to Ignithas in OCTGN   
    I was part of a project like this and this isn't how projects like this work. 2 weeks updates are pretty frequent for a project with split work and beta tests. The updates you were asking for take much longer than 5 minutes. The example you provided would probably be way more harmful than not writing at all. The chances of people going "the community is very excited, the expectations are high, so I must say it is really unpleasant to wait any longer for the L5R module" and blaming FFG is too high. There is a reason why companys spend a lot of ressources in community relations.

    It's good that you mention mutual respect, because saying that everyone can make a module within one week, when a lot of people work on it for 3 months doesn't appear to be respectful to me. But I guess your "ground rules" only work in one way.
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    rmunn got a reaction from Kakita Shijin in Go game from Kiku Matsuri story   
    I'm interested in the game of Go (though a nearly total beginner at actually playing it), so I was interested in the game shown in the Kiku Matsuri fiction. I've squinted at the board, and re-created what I think is that game's position in my computer's Go software. Some parts of the board are not visible, so I've marked those with an X in the image (including two stones, one white and one black, that I think are in those places but I'm not 100% sure). Any other Go players want to dissect this game and see who has the advantage in it?

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    rmunn got a reaction from Tonbo Karasu in Go game from Kiku Matsuri story   
    I'm interested in the game of Go (though a nearly total beginner at actually playing it), so I was interested in the game shown in the Kiku Matsuri fiction. I've squinted at the board, and re-created what I think is that game's position in my computer's Go software. Some parts of the board are not visible, so I've marked those with an X in the image (including two stones, one white and one black, that I think are in those places but I'm not 100% sure). Any other Go players want to dissect this game and see who has the advantage in it?

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    rmunn got a reaction from Laurence J Sinclair in Go game from Kiku Matsuri story   
    I'm interested in the game of Go (though a nearly total beginner at actually playing it), so I was interested in the game shown in the Kiku Matsuri fiction. I've squinted at the board, and re-created what I think is that game's position in my computer's Go software. Some parts of the board are not visible, so I've marked those with an X in the image (including two stones, one white and one black, that I think are in those places but I'm not 100% sure). Any other Go players want to dissect this game and see who has the advantage in it?

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    rmunn got a reaction from Ide Yoshiya in Go game from Kiku Matsuri story   
    I'm interested in the game of Go (though a nearly total beginner at actually playing it), so I was interested in the game shown in the Kiku Matsuri fiction. I've squinted at the board, and re-created what I think is that game's position in my computer's Go software. Some parts of the board are not visible, so I've marked those with an X in the image (including two stones, one white and one black, that I think are in those places but I'm not 100% sure). Any other Go players want to dissect this game and see who has the advantage in it?

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    rmunn got a reaction from franzvong in Go game from Kiku Matsuri story   
    I'm interested in the game of Go (though a nearly total beginner at actually playing it), so I was interested in the game shown in the Kiku Matsuri fiction. I've squinted at the board, and re-created what I think is that game's position in my computer's Go software. Some parts of the board are not visible, so I've marked those with an X in the image (including two stones, one white and one black, that I think are in those places but I'm not 100% sure). Any other Go players want to dissect this game and see who has the advantage in it?

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    rmunn got a reaction from Bayushi Shoju in Go game from Kiku Matsuri story   
    I'm interested in the game of Go (though a nearly total beginner at actually playing it), so I was interested in the game shown in the Kiku Matsuri fiction. I've squinted at the board, and re-created what I think is that game's position in my computer's Go software. Some parts of the board are not visible, so I've marked those with an X in the image (including two stones, one white and one black, that I think are in those places but I'm not 100% sure). Any other Go players want to dissect this game and see who has the advantage in it?

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    rmunn reacted to TechnoGolem in Kiku Matsuri - Pledge your allegiance   
    Ugh, Twitter. Yeah, I really don't want to sign up for that just so I can send one Tweet and probably never use it again. Why not just have a poll on your website? That makes a lot more sense.
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    rmunn got a reaction from Mirumoto Kuroniten in "We have a plan..."   
    Counterargument: Everyone at GenCon will know what the other six clans can do, but the Scorpion clan's abilities will come as a surprise to everybody.
    Very Scorpion-y plan indeed. 
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    rmunn reacted to Hinomura in "We have a plan..."   
    Less a statement, more a joke. The shifty ninja eyes should have given it away.
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