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Kitsuki Edogawa

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  1. I liked the story and am pleased to see the naga. I wish this and the previous fiction had not each been split into two parts. I assume it's to draw the story out while world building and setting development continues, but I think I'd rather get a whole story of this size once a month than a short half of a story every two weeks.
  2. You can roll different dice at the same time. You just have to read the detailed results to get the individual die numbers. Test: 2d6+1d12 14 [2d6=4, 4] [1d12=6] Orokos also allows for custom system dice, including FFG Star Wars. So, they may expand that to Genesys and L5R eventually.
  3. It may still be the Genesys system, but packaged as a full RPG rather than a supplement.
  4. This is the second game in a campaign using elements of Iron Rokugan. It starts in a few weeks. http://ironhearts2.fallenash.com/ There's a Discord channel for the various Fallen Ash games, but I don't have an invite link for it off hand.
  5. I can appreciate that the Spider fans hope this will lead to something, but I'm doubtful. There are already changes to Shahai and "Daigotsu" that I feel are significant. This Shahai has recently completed her gempuku and is a promising meishodo practitioner. This suggests that even if she is hearing the voices that led her to maho originally, she hasn't had the chance yet to fully follow that path and is unlikely to if she's essentially a hostage in the Forbidden City. At the least, her studies of maho would be different. Meanwhile, the Emperor's second child is a part of the Imperial family, rather than being born to a kidnapped Empress and raised among the Bloodspeakers to become Daigotsu. Then, there is the Crown Prince, who originally became the host for Fu Leng and inspired much of Daigotsu's vision of a corrupted Empire. His being the last Hantei was an element of that happening, with the Scorpion killing every other reasonably potential heir, which would now include his younger brother. There may not be a coup, a Second day of Thunder, or any other reason for "Daigotsu" to consider Fu Leng his brother and wish to follow him. Something could still develop, of course, but I think it would be notably different form the Spider Clan and may not be what many hope for. Perhaps Satori will die and his younger brother will escape with Shahai's help, setting him up as Fu Leng's vessel. Perhaps he'll become a new and better version of Iuchiban. They certainly could become involved in the Bloodspeakers, but I don't see a Spider Clan surfacing. Even a Shadowlands Empire under their rule would take some time to develop as a story.
  6. You mean, they were thrown a curve when they were expecting something straightforward?
  7. Is it? We don't even know if this version is hearing the voices. We also don't know if she's found grandfather yet. The skull may still be sitting in a forest. The voices may be given a different physical form this time, leading to a different story.
  8. And, those voices led her down a path that she cannot follow now. Different locations, different responsibilities, different opportunities.
  9. I think this creates a new and interesting fate for Shahai. If meishodo had been banned, that might have led to her embracing Maho. This time, she may explore a different power. That could still create a threat to the Empire, but the potential is interesting. Of course, it could change her entirely. Perhaps she'll actually become a part of the Hidden Guard and be instrumental in defending the throne from a great threat.
  10. I think it is something left to be decided, or at least influenced, by the players. The Scorpion can: A) Withdraw into the shadows and let others take center stage. B) Maintain and strengthen their current position of power. C) Attempt to seize full control of the Empire. The other clans have choices of their own to make, such as the Dragon and how they will deal with the heretical sect.
  11. I was referring to how much interactivity and influence the community will have with the story. We have some idea of it now, but we won't have a full impression until the game is launched and FFGs plans are implemented. It does seem likely that it will be more restricted than it was previously, but this is just the beginning. Maybe it's a matter of perspective. Your original post seemed like your concern was that influence would be too limited and that the community should organize something to make up for that. I prefer to think of anything like this as a way to add something extra to what FFG will provide, rather than a supplement to make it more fulfilling.
  12. That's my point. This story is from the Unicorn perspective and many of the references to curved blades is internal monologue, offering the opportunity to show their true view of the different weapons. I believe they know the issue is more than the curvature of either blade and that they have their own cultural reasons for favoring the scimitar. I wish that had been illustrated better in the story, as this is our first insight into those beliefs.
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