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  1. Vlad3theImpaler

    Children of Bushidō

    And that's why he's the hero Rokugan needs, but Sotorii is the one it deserves.
  2. Vlad3theImpaler

    Children of Bushidō

    No, being against torture is a good thing, and Daisetsu correctly identifies both problems with--it is neither ethical nor effective. Real-world studies have been done, and Daisetsu's position is backed up by them. People being tortured will tell the torturer what they think they want to hear, not the truth.
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    Imperial Gifts - Kotei Prize Fiction

    That's not how the old lore was, either. They were genuinely in love in those stories as well. She is devoted to him, yes. But that doesn't mean he's deceiving her.
  4. I love the idea of this, but I'm perplexed as to why the poll was only open for 24 hours. A full week seems like that would have been better.
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    Imperial Gifts - Kotei Prize Fiction

    We get inside HER head, but not Daisetsu's. So we don't actually have any evidence of whether he's sincere or not. Just your assumptions.
  6. Vlad3theImpaler

    Imperial Gifts - Kotei Prize Fiction

    Why do people keep assuming that Daisetsu is manipulating Shahai? Buncha cynics, looking for conspiracies instead of accepting that it's twue wuv.
  7. Vlad3theImpaler

    Children of the Empire

    Because there were rumors of it from the same site where other rumors were posted that turned out to be true, among other reasons.
  8. Vlad3theImpaler

    A Tiger Stalks His Prey Lore Discussion

    Is that an actual thing? Specifically, the rat feces part.
  9. Vlad3theImpaler

    **SPOILER ZONE** Emerald Palace RPG Story Implications

    Crab solution: kill them all. It's better to be certain...
  10. Vlad3theImpaler

    A Swift End

    I"m not entirely sure what that was supposed to mean. But to be clear, I wasn't saying that a flawed culture equals flawed writing. In fact, I think it gives a lot of great opportunities for conflict between what we, the readers, think of as right, and what the culture of Rokugan considers right.
  11. Vlad3theImpaler

    A Tiger Stalks His Prey Lore Discussion

    My immediate thought was, "Toturi is going to get Eddard Stark'd."
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    A Swift End

    Nope. I'm sympathetic to many of the characters, but the culture is usually lawful neutral at best, often straddling the line to lawful evil.
  13. Vlad3theImpaler

    FFG just spoiled themselves

    What is this list and where is it found?
  14. Vlad3theImpaler

    Toshi Ranbo Season Article

    But complaining about all the cards that "turn the game on its head," is a valid argument, though. I would personally rather the difference between the best cards and the worst cards be relatively small, instead of each deck having a bunch of okay cards and a couple that stand head and shoulders above the rest. I do think that L5R isn't nearly as bad in this respect as some other games, but there's still room for improvement.