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    Kinzen reacted to Shiba Gunichi in New Fiction - A Worthy Opponent   
    Pretty sure Tsuko would fail the Bene Gesserit test of Humanity...

    She could certainly tank the pain, but trying to beat the Bene Gesserit to death with the pain box would still be a fail
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    Kinzen reacted to Tonbo Karasu in Elemental Imbalance   
    Unfortunately, I think things have reached the point where I tell people how to use the ignore function:
    If you hover over someone's name or avatar at the top left of their post, a small box will pop-up, with information and options, including ignore user.
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    Kinzen reacted to Vulcan646 in Conversation Migration   
    So with the pending shutdown of the forums, what do people here think of making a separate Lore L5r reddit?
    My initial thought is that making a separate L5R Lore reddit would allow for everyone to discuss the story without it getting buried.
    I think that it would also allow for the pining of the new FFG lore timeline for easy access by all.
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    Kinzen reacted to Himoto in The Careful Gardener   
    Funny. I don't recall Shoju - or any Scorpion - doing that, thinking about doing that, or giving any indication that they might do that. The closest anyone did was...cover up Sotorii's murder snd protect the person they considered the heir. Yes, with an eye toward gaining power - but also with an eye toward maintaining the Imperial line. So...the opposite of what you say they would do.
    Is this another case of you reading a different story than anyone else and forgetting it exists only in your head?
    The Scorpion and the frog (L5R version, not the original) is a story, the point of which is to tell Scorpions that they should be prepared for anything. But it also implies - again L5R version - that the Scorpion shouldn't bite off more than they can't chew. "I can swim" only works if you can actually swim. And none of the seven great clan would survive deliberately wiping out the ruling family and trying to claim the throne for themselves - the other clans would gang up on them, because no clan want to see another clan seize the throne. Even the implication he might possiby have done that got Shoju arrested and removed from power. The Scorpions will do what they need to achieve their goals, but they donkt have chronic backstabbing disorder.
    An Otomo, on the other hand, might have a legitimate enough claim, and would maintain the statu wuo for the great clsns enoug, that they could pull it off.
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    Kinzen got a reaction from Magnus Grendel in Conversation Migration   
    I've been on the Discord for a while; I guess I'll need to get in the habit of checking Reddit, too. Though it really feels like the story & lore discussions get buried there, at least when I've gone looking.
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    Kinzen got a reaction from Suzume Chikahisa in Elemental Imbalance   
    @TheHobgoblyn, your argument is wildly inconsistent with the text, flies in the face of what we know about FFG's stance as a company, and is insulting to at least one member of this community. Drop it.
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    Kinzen got a reaction from Tonbo Karasu in Elemental Imbalance   
    @TheHobgoblyn, your argument is wildly inconsistent with the text, flies in the face of what we know about FFG's stance as a company, and is insulting to at least one member of this community. Drop it.
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    Kinzen got a reaction from Shiba Gunichi in Elemental Imbalance   
    @TheHobgoblyn, your argument is wildly inconsistent with the text, flies in the face of what we know about FFG's stance as a company, and is insulting to at least one member of this community. Drop it.
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    Kinzen got a reaction from Shiba Gunichi in Elemental Imbalance   
    But as with several of your other points, that doesn't matter to how players perceive the change, and whether they resent the Mantis for it. There was a cool flavor available that was not Mantis; then that flavor got dropped, and in its place was another member of Yoritomo's merry pirate crew.
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    Kinzen reacted to Magnus Grendel in A Silly Discussion For Christmas   
    Not exactly a lore discussion, but I though it belonged here more than anywhere else.
    We've just been doing one of our family's Christmas traditions: watching A Muppet Christmas Carol. This prompted a rather daft debate in our gaming group.
    As a silly-but-hopefully-entertaining debate, imagine that through a bizzare sequence of events (slightly less bizzare for @Kinzen or @DGLaderoute, but still, you have to admit, pretty unlikely) you've been solicited for suggestions on 'casting' a new Muppet Legend Of The Five Rings.
    Your suggestions below...
    Thoughts our group had:
     
    Miss Piggy - Bayushi Kachiko
    Count von Count - Kuni Yori
    Animal - Matsu Tsuko
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    Kinzen got a reaction from Shiba Gunichi in Elemental Imbalance   
    A goodly chunk of the Mantis hate stems from how they Borged other Minor Clans and more or less wiped out what made them interesting. I can't recall the exact phrasing, but I recall somebody going off on an amazing tear once about how the Centipede went from "pious sun priestesses" to "pirate henchwenches." Mantis flavor isn't inherently bad, but when it starts assimilating everything around it . . .
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    Kinzen got a reaction from Suzume Chikahisa in Elemental Imbalance   
    A goodly chunk of the Mantis hate stems from how they Borged other Minor Clans and more or less wiped out what made them interesting. I can't recall the exact phrasing, but I recall somebody going off on an amazing tear once about how the Centipede went from "pious sun priestesses" to "pirate henchwenches." Mantis flavor isn't inherently bad, but when it starts assimilating everything around it . . .
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    Kinzen got a reaction from Magnus Grendel in Elemental Imbalance   
    A goodly chunk of the Mantis hate stems from how they Borged other Minor Clans and more or less wiped out what made them interesting. I can't recall the exact phrasing, but I recall somebody going off on an amazing tear once about how the Centipede went from "pious sun priestesses" to "pirate henchwenches." Mantis flavor isn't inherently bad, but when it starts assimilating everything around it . . .
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    Kinzen got a reaction from DSalazar in Elemental Imbalance   
    A goodly chunk of the Mantis hate stems from how they Borged other Minor Clans and more or less wiped out what made them interesting. I can't recall the exact phrasing, but I recall somebody going off on an amazing tear once about how the Centipede went from "pious sun priestesses" to "pirate henchwenches." Mantis flavor isn't inherently bad, but when it starts assimilating everything around it . . .
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    Kinzen got a reaction from Suzume Chikahisa in New Fiction - Questionable Shelter   
    . . . sure! That is totally a thing I knew about before you mentioned it and put in there on purpose, yep yep!
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    Kinzen got a reaction from shineyorkboy in New Fiction - Questionable Shelter   
    . . . sure! That is totally a thing I knew about before you mentioned it and put in there on purpose, yep yep!
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    Kinzen got a reaction from MonCalamariAgainstDrunkDriving in New Fiction - Questionable Shelter   
    . . . sure! That is totally a thing I knew about before you mentioned it and put in there on purpose, yep yep!
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    Kinzen got a reaction from MonCalamariAgainstDrunkDriving in New Fiction - Questionable Shelter   
    I will say nothing regarding people's expectations one way or another. 🙂 Only letting y'all know that this hasn't slipped our minds; it's just running in the background until it reaches enough of a turning point that it claims a story slot.
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    Kinzen reacted to Schmoozies in New Fiction - Questionable Shelter   
    I call BS, there is no way your players are thinking anything about the villains plot we all know they got sidetracked by your random NPC three layers back in the plot and have completely abandoned anything to do with your Villain while they have convinced themselves that the NPC is the real link to everything going on in the plot...or is that only the way my group plays.
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    Kinzen reacted to DGLaderoute in New Fiction - Questionable Shelter   
    Every writer is a Scorpion.
    "Why, yes, I meant to do that. It was my plan all along, of course. Kudos to you for noticing."
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    Kinzen got a reaction from Magnus Grendel in New Fiction - Questionable Shelter   
    . . . sure! That is totally a thing I knew about before you mentioned it and put in there on purpose, yep yep!
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    Kinzen got a reaction from DGLaderoute in New Fiction - Questionable Shelter   
    . . . sure! That is totally a thing I knew about before you mentioned it and put in there on purpose, yep yep!
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    Kinzen got a reaction from Shiba Gunichi in New Fiction - Questionable Shelter   
    . . . sure! That is totally a thing I knew about before you mentioned it and put in there on purpose, yep yep!
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    Kinzen got a reaction from Mangod in New Fiction - Questionable Shelter   
    . . . sure! That is totally a thing I knew about before you mentioned it and put in there on purpose, yep yep!
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    Kinzen got a reaction from Shiba Gunichi in New Fiction - Questionable Shelter   
    I am limited in what I can say, but I can assure you that it isn't a dropped thread. I don't know *when* you'll find out what they've been up to -- that's up to the Story Team -- but Tyler and I had a conversation prior to me writing this story about where Ichiro and Satto have been and what they've been doing, that they're on their way back from when Mitsu runs into them.
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