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Doji Satevis

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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from Myrion in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from Ertsatz in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from Hammo12 in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from Talandar in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from Suzume Chikahisa in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis reacted to marshzd in Open Beta Schedule and Testing Plan (10/12/2017)   
    Please don't let some of the anger impact certain things too much...Outbursts are an awesome mechanic, it's like my new favorite mechanic.
    Thanks for all the info!
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    Doji Satevis reacted to FFG Max Brooke in Open Beta Schedule and Testing Plan (10/12/2017)   
    Greetings, L5R Open Beta testers!
    First of all, the design team would like to express its gratitude and awe at the volume of response we’ve gotten so far. From posts on these and other forums to direct emails, we’ve been really impressed with how enthusiastic people are about Legend of the Five Rings roleplaying!
    Overview of the Beta
    We want to give people time to digest the content before we make any big changes—so keep those test reports coming in! In lieu of a large content update this first week, we’ll instead take the opportunity to explain some of the things we want to accomplish with this Open Beta, how you can help to guide its course, and the general shape of things to come in the Beta process.
    Update Format
    The Beta will run into the New Year (with a few unscheduled weeks around the December holidays because we assume people will be busy). Usually, updates will be sent out via the mailing list on Wednesdays, and then posted to the forum Thursday mornings. Additionally, the mailing list update will include insights like designer diaries, internal testing anecdotes, and other glimpses behind the scenes of Legends of the Five Rings roleplaying!
    Focal Issues
    From the third week forward, each week will have one or two focal topics, which we’d like to center the discussion around. Of course, feel free to bring up other issues, but we’ll be making a stickied thread for these topics each week. 
    Surveys
    We will also include a survey every odd-numbered week to help compile your feedback on key issues we’re examining. Sometimes, these surveys will also contain questions that relate to the next week’s focal issues!
    Previews
    L5R has always been very community-driven, and we want to keep you involved! In addition to using the surveys to gather feedback on the parts of the game that are already present, some weeks, we’ll be using them to get your input on one or two specific elements you want to see in the Open Beta.
    These previews may include content such as families, schools, and weapons not in the Beta! Each time we include one of these questions about preview content, the top-voted response will be added to the Beta as a sneak preview of content that will be in the final game!
    Open Beta Timeline
    Week 1 (Oct 2nd) Launch
    The Open Beta is released. You’ve already started to give great feedback, so we’re off to a great start!
    Week 2 (Oct 9th) Reading Period
    Another week for people to keep absorbing the material in the Beta (plus this update about plans for the test). If you can, try to get the game on the table this week, or at least build characters, so that you can start to give feedback on the sorts of experiences that only occur in play.
    Week 3 (Oct 16th) Core Mechanics
    This week’s focal discussion will be on Chapter I: Playing the Game.
    Week 4 (Oct 23) Character Creation
    This week’s focal discussion will be on the 20 Questions and related parts of the book.
    Week 5 (Oct 30) Skills, Advantages, and Disadvantages
    This week, we’ll be focusing on Skill, Advantages, and Disadvantages.
    Week 6 (Nov 6) Conflicts Part 1
    This week will be focused on testing and discussing Intrigues and Duels.
    Week 7 (Nov 13) Conflicts Part 2
    This week will focus on testing and discussing Skirmishes and Mass Battles, as well as weapons, armor, and other equipment.
    Week 8 (Nov 20) School Abilities
    This week will home in on school abilities, and how they have functioned in actual play, along with school advancement tables.
    Week 9 (Nov 27) Techniques Part 1
    This week will focus on Kata, Shūji, and more secretive arts.
    Week 10 (Dec 4) Techniques Part 2
    This week will focus on Invocations, Kihō, Mahō, and Rituals.
    Week 11 (Dec 11) GM Guidance
    This week will focus on the GM’s chapter, with special consideration for the sort of guidance people want to see in the final book!
    Week 12 (Dec 18) NPCs
    This week will focus on NPCs, assessing the encounter rating system, and related issues.
    After this point, the winter holidays will be upon us, and we’ll take that time to evaluate the course of the Beta. After that, we’ll return with more information about the final issues to be researched and addressed in the Beta.
    Additional Notes
    Before we wrap up this update, there are a few issues that people have isolated that seem to be especially important to people. So that we don’t leave you completely in suspense, here’s a short, far-from-complete list of matters we’re currently reviewing based on your feedback so far:
    Certain nomenclature has been a sticking point for people, particularly “Outbursts.” We have some ideas we want to put in front of the community to see what people think, so prepare to discuss this soon! Stances are under close evaluation—please try them out on the table in their current form and report back, but also know that we have some potential adjustments in mind if needed. The Medicine skill has been noted to be missing some fairly core functionality! Good job on that diagnosis—we expect to see it stitched up and back on its feet soon. Pending some consultation, Iaijutsu is getting a fairly substantial update. This might not come into effect until a few weeks down the road, but we know it’s a matter of great concern to many proud Crane duelists, and we want people to know it’s being treated with the gravity it deserves. Some samurai are concerned about not having their favorite armaments from previous editions. Fear not, the Open Beta list is not necessarily a full list of everything that will be in the final book. You’ll be able to slice down shuriken-wielding ninja with your nodachi in the final book, if not sooner! Due to the scale of the Open Beta, we will not be responding directly to individual queries on these forums. However, we are keeping track of all of it, so the questions and concerns you raise here are not being overlooked!
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from sushicaddy in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from horngeek in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from franzvong in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from Doji Meshou in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from minoru in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from kongurous in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from nameless ronin in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from sidescroller in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from SonofScarlet in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from Kakita Onimaru in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from WightMutt in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from sndwurks in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis got a reaction from deraforia in Sooo...Doji Hotaru   
    I cannot believe I have just read a post in which someone is in all seriousness attempting to argue that if a character is not acting in a (stereotypically) (to that person's biased point of view) "feminine" manner, then that character must actually really be male despite what we've been told and shown.
    This is already getting old.
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    Doji Satevis reacted to Ultimatecalibur in Beta 1st Impressions   
    There is also the potential to annoy someone to the point that they shut up even if you can't beat their arguments.
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    Doji Satevis reacted to Jennkryst in Beta 1st Impressions   
    It should also be mentioned that YOU get to pick which dice you keep.  So you choose if you get strife or not.  Someone else pointed out somewhere this gives you the hilarious option to sometimes have to pick between saving face and succeeding at a task.  And if that isn't a thematic L5R dilemma, I don't know what is.
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    Doji Satevis reacted to Richardbuxton in Beta 1st Impressions   
    The Outburst mechanic may be poorly named. It clearly states it doesn't have to be shouting and screaming. It could be an excited "woo hoo" at the wrong moment, or it could be letting slip your desire to hunt your fathers killer. It is intended that the player and Gm come up with an appropriate action to fit the situation.
    The threshold will be manageable too, just as Wounds are in any other system. 
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    Doji Satevis reacted to Vutall in Beta 1st Impressions   
    I'm just saying I think it is a clever way to get players to have to have negative things happen to their character without feeling like the GM is forcing something on them.

    If over the course of the game they don't manage their Strife, eventually they will have to choose what bad thing happens as their character comes to the breaking point.

    Lots of options to choose from too so you can have a healthy amount of choice. It will guide players to think about how their character would react. And at the end of the day if you don't like any of the options, you can make up your own (with GM approval of course)

    P. 16-17
    "The first time a character’s strife exceeds their composure each scene, the upswell of emotion causes the character to have an outburst. Importantly, the player does not lose control of their character during an outburst - instead, the player chooses the shape the character’s outburst takes. The outburst lasts until the end of the scene. The following are a number of example outbursts, but players can also invent their own outbursts based on their character’s personality (such as the personal outburst they determine during character creation), the circumstances, or both. No matter the outburst the player chooses, there should be narrative consequences, usually both for good and for ill"
     
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    Doji Satevis reacted to Vutall in Beta 1st Impressions   
    I think the problem is in practice no one usually picks a sub-optimal or even downright negative action for their character to do where the Strife system forces that. In a way it makes it more realistic and makes your character feel...Alive. 
     
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