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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from Sharatec in Rings cheat sheet   
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dKklo1rf2fvEVi8wkAOtazpiFQNh6lt8/view?usp=sharing

    Not sure why, but here is the same thing in PDF form. A few kBs too large for upload so I put it on my google drive instead.
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from Lynata in Misconceptions about Strife and Outbursts   
    Do consider, that in Rokugani culture, samurai are expected to carry themselves with perfect decorum, and showing your true feelings to anyone but your closest friends and family is a breach of etiquette. I've yet to start playtesting, but I like the idea of Strife bringing this into play, otherwise everyone would just perfectly cool all the time. It's the name Outburst that I don't necessarily like because it implies a more severe response than what might actually happen. That is, if your daimyo says something so stupid you suffer Strife, the triggered Outburst can be no more than audibly sighing at the stupidity (and since the PC has to decide what form it takes, this is no different from other systems without Strife, where the GM will have you make a Willpower/Cool/Discipline etc saving throw to avoid doing so). That sigh, because of the meanings it implies of your vassal lord, is a breach of protocol nonetheless.
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from Bazakahuna in Why custom dice?   
    @LordBen your problems are not uncommon - but giving you the means to identify a statistical  averages of success is exactly what FFG's various dice mechanics are meant to avoid. In my games, there's nothing I personally hate more than when players start going "I need to roll at least 12 to succeed". But there was also a point you made I'd like to address. You said people would always just pick the highest ring for any roll - but that's really not how it works. Due to the approach mechanic, sometimes your best ring isn't the most effective. You're trying to roll Fitness TN3 (for example) to cross the slippery log bridge. If it wasn't slippery or you weren't in a hurry, the GM is suggested not to even ask for a roll. If you try to rush into this with your Fire Ring (which could be your character's highest), the TN goes up to 4. If you cross cautiously, the TN will go down to 1.

    tl;dr: FFG don't like the numbers game where the higher is the better. And I'm glad.
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    Darth Lectus reacted to mortthepirate in Why custom dice?   
    I am beginning to feel that this version of the game is best going to be played like Apocalypse World and its derivatives. In other words fiction first, than mechanics. In  other words describe what your doing, THAN pick the mechanics that best match the fiction described. 
    Not a bad thing, just very different. 
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from Nitenman in List of Terms for L5R   
    MY players can barely pronounce the clan names.
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    Darth Lectus reacted to TheWanderingJewels in List of Terms for L5R   
    Long time player/GM of L5R who does a rather large amount of historical research of the Sengoku Jidai and other periods of Japanese history to fill in the holes in the system. I'll be doing more cultural information later tonight after wrok
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    Darth Lectus reacted to shosuko in Misconceptions about Strife and Outbursts   
    You know what else could use a new word?  Skulduggery.  Every time I read this I don't think "low skills" or "dishonorable things," I think "pirates."  Artifice would fit well, but it might not be as recognized...  could just call it fraud.
    Yes and no - I like the idea of changing it from Outburst to Losing Composure.  I feel this feels much better when I explain to a player what it means.  Same with Strife, I think calling it stress might be better.  You get stressed, you lose your composure.  These sound great.  What they need to do is change the units from composure to something else like temperament or disposition.  
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    Darth Lectus reacted to Richardbuxton in Misconceptions about Strife and Outbursts   
    Really both Strife and Outburst could do with better names, unfortunately they seem to be the closest thing.
    Strife can also be exuberance, nerves, excitement, frustration, disappointment. It really is a measure of how composed your character is, how controlled and measured their approach, exactly as the threshold is named. There's really not a word in the English language to describe everything that the number is tracking.
    Outbutburst has the same problem, it indicates the character has lost composure but tries to use a single word to do it. It probably is better than Strife in that regard since Outbursts can be "an Outburst of Joy." But it suffers from trying to describ a complex mechanic with a single word 
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from llamaman88 in Misconceptions about Strife and Outbursts   
    Do consider, that in Rokugani culture, samurai are expected to carry themselves with perfect decorum, and showing your true feelings to anyone but your closest friends and family is a breach of etiquette. I've yet to start playtesting, but I like the idea of Strife bringing this into play, otherwise everyone would just perfectly cool all the time. It's the name Outburst that I don't necessarily like because it implies a more severe response than what might actually happen. That is, if your daimyo says something so stupid you suffer Strife, the triggered Outburst can be no more than audibly sighing at the stupidity (and since the PC has to decide what form it takes, this is no different from other systems without Strife, where the GM will have you make a Willpower/Cool/Discipline etc saving throw to avoid doing so). That sigh, because of the meanings it implies of your vassal lord, is a breach of protocol nonetheless.
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from SavageBob in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    //Work work work. Sorry, I am in training this week, but should be able to reply tonight. I don't want to just let the wookiee win.//
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from Nightone in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    //Work work work. Sorry, I am in training this week, but should be able to reply tonight. I don't want to just let the wookiee win.//
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from awayputurwpn in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    //Work work work. Sorry, I am in training this week, but should be able to reply tonight. I don't want to just let the wookiee win.//
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from Nightone in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    //I am, but please bear with me for a little longer before I manage to post. Sincere apologies.//
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from awayputurwpn in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    //I am, but please bear with me for a little longer before I manage to post. Sincere apologies.//
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from Rostek Horn in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    //yes I'll dodge!
     
    @Nightone thanks, I think I'll have to sacrifice a gaming mat to the Random Number Gods. //
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from awayputurwpn in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    //yes I'll dodge!
     
    @Nightone thanks, I think I'll have to sacrifice a gaming mat to the Random Number Gods. //
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from SavageBob in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    //yes I'll dodge!
     
    @Nightone thanks, I think I'll have to sacrifice a gaming mat to the Random Number Gods. //
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from Nightone in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    //yes I'll dodge!
     
    @Nightone thanks, I think I'll have to sacrifice a gaming mat to the Random Number Gods. //
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from Nightone in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    Before anyone could do anything a vehicle nearby moved to leave, and, not having noticed the ongoing duel, blasted both of them with the backlash of its engine. Both combatant tumbled to the ground and the wookiee was the first to get up. With an elecrtic sizzle, his oversized gauntlet came to life and swung downward, towards the Chadra-fan. Instinctively, Cheevil rolled right, narrowly avoiding the hit, but then realised he let go of his lightsaber in the process! As the shock glove lifted up, he rolled back the way he came from, reaching to grasp the hilt with his stubby fingers - and then, with a single fluid motion, kicked the air, letting the momentum carry him and at the peak, he shifted his center of the balance to land on his fett in combat stance again, his saber whirring to readiness again.
    //A maneuver to retreive the weapon and then an incidental to Jump Up.//
    He knew he couldn't take a direct hit from that giant's weapon, possibly even at the peak of his health, so he had to finish this quickly. Still somewhat shook from coming so close to defeat once more, he focused to call on the Force. And as he felt that energy course through his veins, his skin, his mind, his saber, he jumped, for a moment coming face to face with the larger creature, and then, with a complicated twist of his wrist, he drew the four wings of a butterfly in the ear with the glowing yellow blade.
     
    Heat 3: Second attack. Taking 3 strain to activate saber swarm again as an extra maneuver, and adding Flow to the check.: 2eA+2eP+1eB+1eS+1eD+1eC+2eF 5 successes, 1 advantage, 2 Light Side, 1 Dark Side

     
    //Linked cannot be activated but with the advantage from the curved hilt, I can Crit the wookie and use the LS pips to recover strain. //
    Heat 3: Second Attack, Critical hit: 1d100 80
     
    Overpowered which means I can attempt another attack with the same dice pool. Per RAW I am out of maneuvers but I think the crit overwrites prerequisites such as maneuvers and strain?//
    Heat 3: Second roll from Overpowered Crit: 2eA+2eP+1eB+1eS+1eD+1eC+2eF 2 successes, 1 advantage, 1 Triumph, 1 Light Side, 1 Dark Side

     
    //Recovering a strain with LS pip, causing 8 Breaching damage to the wookie, and will activate another crit with both the Triumph and advantages. WQizth the previous Crit, this comesa to a +30 roll//
    Heat 3: Second attack from Overpowered Crit also Critically hits: 1d100+30 129
    Gruesome injury: d10 roill determines characteristic to be permanently reduced by 1. Man, lots of rolls today.
    Heat 3: Second attack from Overpowered Crit causes Gruesome injury: 1d10 3
    3 is Brawn. I'm on a roll myself!//
    Hitting the ground again, Cheevil continued his relentless push, slicing in an upward X, severing muscle and tendons in the wookiee's arm. He bellowed in triumph, seeing the damage he inflicted.
     
    //6/12 Wounds and 7/14 Strain currently.
     
    EDIT: I think that second image wasn't inaccurate.//
     
     
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from Rostek Horn in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    Before anyone could do anything a vehicle nearby moved to leave, and, not having noticed the ongoing duel, blasted both of them with the backlash of its engine. Both combatant tumbled to the ground and the wookiee was the first to get up. With an elecrtic sizzle, his oversized gauntlet came to life and swung downward, towards the Chadra-fan. Instinctively, Cheevil rolled right, narrowly avoiding the hit, but then realised he let go of his lightsaber in the process! As the shock glove lifted up, he rolled back the way he came from, reaching to grasp the hilt with his stubby fingers - and then, with a single fluid motion, kicked the air, letting the momentum carry him and at the peak, he shifted his center of the balance to land on his fett in combat stance again, his saber whirring to readiness again.
    //A maneuver to retreive the weapon and then an incidental to Jump Up.//
    He knew he couldn't take a direct hit from that giant's weapon, possibly even at the peak of his health, so he had to finish this quickly. Still somewhat shook from coming so close to defeat once more, he focused to call on the Force. And as he felt that energy course through his veins, his skin, his mind, his saber, he jumped, for a moment coming face to face with the larger creature, and then, with a complicated twist of his wrist, he drew the four wings of a butterfly in the ear with the glowing yellow blade.
     
    Heat 3: Second attack. Taking 3 strain to activate saber swarm again as an extra maneuver, and adding Flow to the check.: 2eA+2eP+1eB+1eS+1eD+1eC+2eF 5 successes, 1 advantage, 2 Light Side, 1 Dark Side

     
    //Linked cannot be activated but with the advantage from the curved hilt, I can Crit the wookie and use the LS pips to recover strain. //
    Heat 3: Second Attack, Critical hit: 1d100 80
     
    Overpowered which means I can attempt another attack with the same dice pool. Per RAW I am out of maneuvers but I think the crit overwrites prerequisites such as maneuvers and strain?//
    Heat 3: Second roll from Overpowered Crit: 2eA+2eP+1eB+1eS+1eD+1eC+2eF 2 successes, 1 advantage, 1 Triumph, 1 Light Side, 1 Dark Side

     
    //Recovering a strain with LS pip, causing 8 Breaching damage to the wookie, and will activate another crit with both the Triumph and advantages. WQizth the previous Crit, this comesa to a +30 roll//
    Heat 3: Second attack from Overpowered Crit also Critically hits: 1d100+30 129
    Gruesome injury: d10 roill determines characteristic to be permanently reduced by 1. Man, lots of rolls today.
    Heat 3: Second attack from Overpowered Crit causes Gruesome injury: 1d10 3
    3 is Brawn. I'm on a roll myself!//
    Hitting the ground again, Cheevil continued his relentless push, slicing in an upward X, severing muscle and tendons in the wookiee's arm. He bellowed in triumph, seeing the damage he inflicted.
     
    //6/12 Wounds and 7/14 Strain currently.
     
    EDIT: I think that second image wasn't inaccurate.//
     
     
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from SithArissa in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    Before anyone could do anything a vehicle nearby moved to leave, and, not having noticed the ongoing duel, blasted both of them with the backlash of its engine. Both combatant tumbled to the ground and the wookiee was the first to get up. With an elecrtic sizzle, his oversized gauntlet came to life and swung downward, towards the Chadra-fan. Instinctively, Cheevil rolled right, narrowly avoiding the hit, but then realised he let go of his lightsaber in the process! As the shock glove lifted up, he rolled back the way he came from, reaching to grasp the hilt with his stubby fingers - and then, with a single fluid motion, kicked the air, letting the momentum carry him and at the peak, he shifted his center of the balance to land on his fett in combat stance again, his saber whirring to readiness again.
    //A maneuver to retreive the weapon and then an incidental to Jump Up.//
    He knew he couldn't take a direct hit from that giant's weapon, possibly even at the peak of his health, so he had to finish this quickly. Still somewhat shook from coming so close to defeat once more, he focused to call on the Force. And as he felt that energy course through his veins, his skin, his mind, his saber, he jumped, for a moment coming face to face with the larger creature, and then, with a complicated twist of his wrist, he drew the four wings of a butterfly in the ear with the glowing yellow blade.
     
    Heat 3: Second attack. Taking 3 strain to activate saber swarm again as an extra maneuver, and adding Flow to the check.: 2eA+2eP+1eB+1eS+1eD+1eC+2eF 5 successes, 1 advantage, 2 Light Side, 1 Dark Side

     
    //Linked cannot be activated but with the advantage from the curved hilt, I can Crit the wookie and use the LS pips to recover strain. //
    Heat 3: Second Attack, Critical hit: 1d100 80
     
    Overpowered which means I can attempt another attack with the same dice pool. Per RAW I am out of maneuvers but I think the crit overwrites prerequisites such as maneuvers and strain?//
    Heat 3: Second roll from Overpowered Crit: 2eA+2eP+1eB+1eS+1eD+1eC+2eF 2 successes, 1 advantage, 1 Triumph, 1 Light Side, 1 Dark Side

     
    //Recovering a strain with LS pip, causing 8 Breaching damage to the wookie, and will activate another crit with both the Triumph and advantages. WQizth the previous Crit, this comesa to a +30 roll//
    Heat 3: Second attack from Overpowered Crit also Critically hits: 1d100+30 129
    Gruesome injury: d10 roill determines characteristic to be permanently reduced by 1. Man, lots of rolls today.
    Heat 3: Second attack from Overpowered Crit causes Gruesome injury: 1d10 3
    3 is Brawn. I'm on a roll myself!//
    Hitting the ground again, Cheevil continued his relentless push, slicing in an upward X, severing muscle and tendons in the wookiee's arm. He bellowed in triumph, seeing the damage he inflicted.
     
    //6/12 Wounds and 7/14 Strain currently.
     
    EDIT: I think that second image wasn't inaccurate.//
     
     
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from awayputurwpn in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    Before anyone could do anything a vehicle nearby moved to leave, and, not having noticed the ongoing duel, blasted both of them with the backlash of its engine. Both combatant tumbled to the ground and the wookiee was the first to get up. With an elecrtic sizzle, his oversized gauntlet came to life and swung downward, towards the Chadra-fan. Instinctively, Cheevil rolled right, narrowly avoiding the hit, but then realised he let go of his lightsaber in the process! As the shock glove lifted up, he rolled back the way he came from, reaching to grasp the hilt with his stubby fingers - and then, with a single fluid motion, kicked the air, letting the momentum carry him and at the peak, he shifted his center of the balance to land on his fett in combat stance again, his saber whirring to readiness again.
    //A maneuver to retreive the weapon and then an incidental to Jump Up.//
    He knew he couldn't take a direct hit from that giant's weapon, possibly even at the peak of his health, so he had to finish this quickly. Still somewhat shook from coming so close to defeat once more, he focused to call on the Force. And as he felt that energy course through his veins, his skin, his mind, his saber, he jumped, for a moment coming face to face with the larger creature, and then, with a complicated twist of his wrist, he drew the four wings of a butterfly in the ear with the glowing yellow blade.
     
    Heat 3: Second attack. Taking 3 strain to activate saber swarm again as an extra maneuver, and adding Flow to the check.: 2eA+2eP+1eB+1eS+1eD+1eC+2eF 5 successes, 1 advantage, 2 Light Side, 1 Dark Side

     
    //Linked cannot be activated but with the advantage from the curved hilt, I can Crit the wookie and use the LS pips to recover strain. //
    Heat 3: Second Attack, Critical hit: 1d100 80
     
    Overpowered which means I can attempt another attack with the same dice pool. Per RAW I am out of maneuvers but I think the crit overwrites prerequisites such as maneuvers and strain?//
    Heat 3: Second roll from Overpowered Crit: 2eA+2eP+1eB+1eS+1eD+1eC+2eF 2 successes, 1 advantage, 1 Triumph, 1 Light Side, 1 Dark Side

     
    //Recovering a strain with LS pip, causing 8 Breaching damage to the wookie, and will activate another crit with both the Triumph and advantages. WQizth the previous Crit, this comesa to a +30 roll//
    Heat 3: Second attack from Overpowered Crit also Critically hits: 1d100+30 129
    Gruesome injury: d10 roill determines characteristic to be permanently reduced by 1. Man, lots of rolls today.
    Heat 3: Second attack from Overpowered Crit causes Gruesome injury: 1d10 3
    3 is Brawn. I'm on a roll myself!//
    Hitting the ground again, Cheevil continued his relentless push, slicing in an upward X, severing muscle and tendons in the wookiee's arm. He bellowed in triumph, seeing the damage he inflicted.
     
    //6/12 Wounds and 7/14 Strain currently.
     
    EDIT: I think that second image wasn't inaccurate.//
     
     
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from awayputurwpn in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    //Congratulations to us!
    I'll probably reply early tomorrow, I may be getting home late from work today.//
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from Rostek Horn in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    //Congratulations to us!
    I'll probably reply early tomorrow, I may be getting home late from work today.//
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    Darth Lectus got a reaction from SavageBob in Sorry About The Mess: Arena B   
    //Congratulations to us!
    I'll probably reply early tomorrow, I may be getting home late from work today.//
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