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    fyrm reacted to Magnus Grendel in Kaito procedure   
    Breaking it down:
     
    Sacred Arrows is an action, 'nested within which' is an invocation action (because invocation techniques are all actions to use). The invocation action is 'perform one invocation you know' - there is nothing implying normal rules affecting invocations would not work (such as offerings) There is a question whether the rules on page 190-191  for channelling, backlash, and offerings do apply because the Kaito don't have the [Shujenga] school tag, but that is a general rule, not one specific to Sacred Arrows. Nothing stops the Kaito using any invocation normally. Channelling can be done as part of any invocation (which the Sacred Arrows action contains). It's not normally useful in Sacred Arrows because you'll channel one turn, then Attack with the Bow (and sacred arrow) the next, meaning channelled dice are lost. If you augmented an arrow one turn then used a different invocation normally the next, I don't see why kept dice couldn't be used. Spiritual Backlash either will or won't occur (see above for your view on P190-191) but if it does it would occur immediately. It doesn't care if you passed, failed, or whether the effect is immediate or delayed; it is triggered by having  on your kept dice on an invocation check. The check happens as part of your Sacred Arrows action. Earth & Water backlash explicitly centre on the person performing the invocation. Fire does not, but if it occurs when you suffer backlash on the check, you must still be holding the augmented arrow since you haven't had a chance to attack with it yet.  
     
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    fyrm got a reaction from Taki in Usaa anyone else unhappy with which creatures go with what clan?   
    Just wished to say, that the only reason I do not fully consider myself a Naga player is because the closest I had to playing Naga was playing Dark Naga stuff. So, I suppose I could say that I was robbed of my clan before I evens tarted playing! lol.
     
    But more on topic, I think the distribution makes perfect sense. They are doing the ancient civilizations. The only other creature I could see would be Ogres, but then they'd kind of have to get rid of Naga [Nezumi already had enough story time to be pretty locked in for Crab, and the 5 elemental races kinda are a package deal], so I am happy with how it went. As for the specifics of the spread, Crab, Uni, Crane, Lion [presuming Kitsu, but ya] all fit perfect. Phoenix works really well. I kinda think Dragon and Scorpion should have been swapped [dragons need the miners, scropion throwing big dumb derps as distactions fits], but it still works fine to me.
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    fyrm got a reaction from blut_und_glas in Degree of Fantasy   
    The problem I have this this sort of philosophy is it takes away too much agency from the players. Sure, the character may not get as much choice in this sort of thing, but there are many similar things that the character has no power to change but the player gets control over. A samurai does not choose their parents, rarely their dojo, do you also pick out their clan and family and school? 
     
    I apologize if if I sound standoffish, but I know that I would not like to play in a game where I can have no control over a major portion of my character's development. I can understand giving them a quest of sorts, travel to the one member of the dojo that has studied that kata, seek out a sister dojo that does teach that spell and foster support and earn their trust. But to outright refuse a player from being able to play a character the way they wish to play it, seems rather off. If you and yours find it fun, more power to you though. :]
     
    Not to belabor the point, but to put it another way, if the player gets to choose the school of the character, could they not simply say that the dojo they went to to learn teaches those kata/kiho/spells/whatever?
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    fyrm got a reaction from shosuko in Fantasy Flight Interactive - Rokugan Meets Digital?   
    Now that I think about it, mono no aware actually lends itself well to an mmorpg. It would certainly help explain why the players are amazing heroes one day, saving an entire province from an oni invasion, and the next a wandering hobo strolling into a new town killing off wolves and collecting their tails. Lol. 
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    fyrm got a reaction from JorArns in Degree of Fantasy   
    The problem I have this this sort of philosophy is it takes away too much agency from the players. Sure, the character may not get as much choice in this sort of thing, but there are many similar things that the character has no power to change but the player gets control over. A samurai does not choose their parents, rarely their dojo, do you also pick out their clan and family and school? 
     
    I apologize if if I sound standoffish, but I know that I would not like to play in a game where I can have no control over a major portion of my character's development. I can understand giving them a quest of sorts, travel to the one member of the dojo that has studied that kata, seek out a sister dojo that does teach that spell and foster support and earn their trust. But to outright refuse a player from being able to play a character the way they wish to play it, seems rather off. If you and yours find it fun, more power to you though. :]
     
    Not to belabor the point, but to put it another way, if the player gets to choose the school of the character, could they not simply say that the dojo they went to to learn teaches those kata/kiho/spells/whatever?
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    fyrm got a reaction from Doji Tori in Neutral Cards tied to Role Element?   
    That would be neat. So, you could have a weapon that reads "attached personality gains +3 military during a battle with a ring matching the element of your role." Which wouldn't change the deck building as much when you change roles, you can run it no matter what, but does it help you win air battles, or earth, or whatever changes.
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    fyrm got a reaction from Fumi in New Fiction: To The South (Part II)   
    Or just search for the word "Naga", which is what I did when I first started playing Old5R.
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    fyrm reacted to TroutNinja in New Fiction: To The South (Part II)   
    And there was much rejoicing by certain parts of the fandom.
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    fyrm got a reaction from Richardbuxton in Earth Stance - Too Powerful?   
    You have to use an action that uses the ring of your stance, and the ring you use decides how you are doing what you are doing. So if you are in earth stance, you have to do stuff in an earthy way, which means hunkering down and being defensive. If you want to give subtle jabs in court, you need to be air stance. If you want to dance around the battlefield, water stance. 
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    fyrm got a reaction from Taki in What would you change?   
    I'd add Naga.
     
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    Oh, you probably meant mechanically? Well, I'd probably have had dueling be a base rule thing. Like, every player has an action that they can use to challenge someone, that would do a base thing like bow the loser, and some clans would have cards that made the duel more potent or added cool effects in a duel. Just a neat little thing to make dueling more open for everyone, rather than crane/dragon and a little if you splash crane.
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    fyrm got a reaction from OsramTaleka in What would you change?   
    I'd add Naga.
     
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    Oh, you probably meant mechanically? Well, I'd probably have had dueling be a base rule thing. Like, every player has an action that they can use to challenge someone, that would do a base thing like bow the loser, and some clans would have cards that made the duel more potent or added cool effects in a duel. Just a neat little thing to make dueling more open for everyone, rather than crane/dragon and a little if you splash crane.
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    fyrm got a reaction from Doji Tori in Organized Play information   
    I doubt this will come up too much. This looks like it will be at a rather major tournament, so I doubt any player there won't at least have a feel for which will be best for the clan. Also, if they were saboteurs from another clan picking to ruin the days of your clan, I could understand getting upset [although props to the dishonorable fellows, that is some strong adherence to duty], but to an unluckily lucky clanmate that just seems like a lack of compassion. They tried their best, and got their prize. If you think you can choose better, the go to those tournaments and do better than them.
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    fyrm got a reaction from Horiuchi Kuma in Organized Play information   
    I doubt this will come up too much. This looks like it will be at a rather major tournament, so I doubt any player there won't at least have a feel for which will be best for the clan. Also, if they were saboteurs from another clan picking to ruin the days of your clan, I could understand getting upset [although props to the dishonorable fellows, that is some strong adherence to duty], but to an unluckily lucky clanmate that just seems like a lack of compassion. They tried their best, and got their prize. If you think you can choose better, the go to those tournaments and do better than them.
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    fyrm got a reaction from Caldera in Organized Play information   
    I doubt this will come up too much. This looks like it will be at a rather major tournament, so I doubt any player there won't at least have a feel for which will be best for the clan. Also, if they were saboteurs from another clan picking to ruin the days of your clan, I could understand getting upset [although props to the dishonorable fellows, that is some strong adherence to duty], but to an unluckily lucky clanmate that just seems like a lack of compassion. They tried their best, and got their prize. If you think you can choose better, the go to those tournaments and do better than them.
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    fyrm got a reaction from Spawnod in Organized Play information   
    If they lack clan loyalty, that is fine with me I guess, because if they are so good I would expect them to choose what is best for their best deck, which would be the one they win with, no? If they don't care about loyalty, I don't see them harming other clans out of loyalty, and I only see them helping whoever is getting them to the top. I may not like their ways, but I see no harm in them in this matter.
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    fyrm got a reaction from YasukiKaito in Organized Play information   
    I doubt this will come up too much. This looks like it will be at a rather major tournament, so I doubt any player there won't at least have a feel for which will be best for the clan. Also, if they were saboteurs from another clan picking to ruin the days of your clan, I could understand getting upset [although props to the dishonorable fellows, that is some strong adherence to duty], but to an unluckily lucky clanmate that just seems like a lack of compassion. They tried their best, and got their prize. If you think you can choose better, the go to those tournaments and do better than them.
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    fyrm got a reaction from JJ48 in Organized Play information   
    Also, keepers get more fate over all. Seekers will only ever get max 2 fate. Keepers will get a fate every time they successfully defend their ring. That can add up, especially with phoenix shenanigans. It is why I wouldn't mind losing Void Seeker in Phoenix, if we instead get a Keeper.
     
    Perhaps, I suppose. But I will include that with the saboteurs, and if people can put up a bounty big enough and they win it over loyalists, and loyalists can't put up a counter bounty big enough, I'll tip my hat to the dishonorable individuals. If this was like AEG koteis, where there are many opportunities, I could be worried, but they will only have 1 shot a year to pull that off. Good luck.
     
    Looks like I got to fix someone's post this time! lol
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    fyrm got a reaction from JJ48 in Who Has Beaten Phoenix?   
    In my game that I got to play against a Crane splashing Phoenix, I won, but only because of a misplay on their part at a battle at my SH prov. Although the game did go on a few turns after that, and both of us had numerous misplays, so ultimately I figure it was a wash. What I'm saying is, this is a very new and complicated game, until people have learned the flow better I expect things will look skewed.
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    fyrm got a reaction from shosuko in How To Splash A Phoenix   
    In the deck I proxied and got to test out yesterday [vs crane splashing Phoenix, won a long game of dishonor], I went with Crab. 2X Levy and 3X Reprieve. Levy is amazing, because of how much fate we need in the conflict phase, so it is really lose/lose for them. Either turn on my Display of Power/other shenanigans, or swing the honor a bit more. Got to both of them, both times my opponent did the one I wanted them to. Reprieve wasn't as great, but they always seemed to miss my Champ/honored people. lol.
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    fyrm got a reaction from Devin-the-Poet in Keepers of Harmony- Phoenix Card Spoilers   
    Don't forget that spell that lets you steal a ring from an unopposed loss. That is a reactive tool to deny your opponent the fire ring.
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    fyrm got a reaction from BordOne in Keepers of Harmony- Phoenix Card Spoilers   
    I am keeping my mon as is, got to have someone repping pure spider, but I am so happy that Phoenix is tied with them today. Champ is beautiful [and that effect is exactly what I thought it was going to be. lol.], Glory theme was unexpected yet fits perfectly, and shows how they do their honor pressure. I can't wait to try them out, even if we are missing a bunch of stuff.
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    fyrm got a reaction from Togashi Gao Shan in Keepers of Harmony- Phoenix Card Spoilers   
    Don't forget that spell that lets you steal a ring from an unopposed loss. That is a reactive tool to deny your opponent the fire ring.
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    fyrm got a reaction from phillos in Keepers of Harmony- Phoenix Card Spoilers   
    Don't forget that spell that lets you steal a ring from an unopposed loss. That is a reactive tool to deny your opponent the fire ring.
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    fyrm got a reaction from sndwurks in Keepers of Harmony- Phoenix Card Spoilers   
    I am keeping my mon as is, got to have someone repping pure spider, but I am so happy that Phoenix is tied with them today. Champ is beautiful [and that effect is exactly what I thought it was going to be. lol.], Glory theme was unexpected yet fits perfectly, and shows how they do their honor pressure. I can't wait to try them out, even if we are missing a bunch of stuff.
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    fyrm reacted to Laurence J Sinclair in Let's chat about the Naga   
    Naga were due to come back to the AEG game in Onyx, right?  And most of the art was already done for that?  So FFG has a small pile of unused naga art sitting around that they'll ant to do something with.
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