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YasukiKaito

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    YasukiKaito got a reaction from Doji Tori in crane story is up   
    I think that one thing we should maybe keep in mind is that a lot of these first fictions might be written with a new audience in mind, that hasn't spent the last 20 years reading AEG's fictions.  So I think some 'clunkiness' or straight forward writing is to be expected, and is warranted.  Not everyone is going to know what Niten, or the proper honorifics (-ue, -san, -sama etc.) are, and I think the writing should be accessible to new players.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that we probably should not be judging the writing or fictions based on the groundwork that they are laying right now with the first few stories. 
    (I mean I thought it was a good story, but that's just me! )
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    YasukiKaito got a reaction from BlindSamurai13 in crane story is up   
    I think that one thing we should maybe keep in mind is that a lot of these first fictions might be written with a new audience in mind, that hasn't spent the last 20 years reading AEG's fictions.  So I think some 'clunkiness' or straight forward writing is to be expected, and is warranted.  Not everyone is going to know what Niten, or the proper honorifics (-ue, -san, -sama etc.) are, and I think the writing should be accessible to new players.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that we probably should not be judging the writing or fictions based on the groundwork that they are laying right now with the first few stories. 
    (I mean I thought it was a good story, but that's just me! )
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    YasukiKaito got a reaction from Kinzen in crane story is up   
    I think that one thing we should maybe keep in mind is that a lot of these first fictions might be written with a new audience in mind, that hasn't spent the last 20 years reading AEG's fictions.  So I think some 'clunkiness' or straight forward writing is to be expected, and is warranted.  Not everyone is going to know what Niten, or the proper honorifics (-ue, -san, -sama etc.) are, and I think the writing should be accessible to new players.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that we probably should not be judging the writing or fictions based on the groundwork that they are laying right now with the first few stories. 
    (I mean I thought it was a good story, but that's just me! )
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    YasukiKaito got a reaction from Chron73 in crane story is up   
    I think that one thing we should maybe keep in mind is that a lot of these first fictions might be written with a new audience in mind, that hasn't spent the last 20 years reading AEG's fictions.  So I think some 'clunkiness' or straight forward writing is to be expected, and is warranted.  Not everyone is going to know what Niten, or the proper honorifics (-ue, -san, -sama etc.) are, and I think the writing should be accessible to new players.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that we probably should not be judging the writing or fictions based on the groundwork that they are laying right now with the first few stories. 
    (I mean I thought it was a good story, but that's just me! )
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    YasukiKaito got a reaction from Chron73 in crane story is up   
    I for one would like to say that I thought the fiction was awesome! And thank you to FFG, the story team and D.G. Laderoute for taking the time and energy to put some flavor and depth into this world we're all intrigued by.  It's not easy or cheap to do so.  Thank you!
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    YasukiKaito reacted to Tetsuro in crane story is up   
    I'm fairly sure if the original story had 11 pages dedicated to developing Hoturi's character pre coup he would have been depicted almost exactly like Hotaru is here, even being giddy and lovestruck over Kachiko.
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    YasukiKaito reacted to Kakita Renju in crane story is up   
    I really hope that Doji Satsume killer is not a Scorpion.
    And the Scorpion just keep the secret of the killer identity, so that rokugan is not destroyed by a large scale war.

    Fighting with a naginata would have given her a chance to not be noticed, because fighting with the kakita technique would have her automaticly been recognize for a master of the Kakita bushi scholl.
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    YasukiKaito got a reaction from Yoritomo Kazuto in crane story is up   
    I for one would like to say that I thought the fiction was awesome! And thank you to FFG, the story team and D.G. Laderoute for taking the time and energy to put some flavor and depth into this world we're all intrigued by.  It's not easy or cheap to do so.  Thank you!
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    YasukiKaito got a reaction from Toqtamish in crane story is up   
    I for one would like to say that I thought the fiction was awesome! And thank you to FFG, the story team and D.G. Laderoute for taking the time and energy to put some flavor and depth into this world we're all intrigued by.  It's not easy or cheap to do so.  Thank you!
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    YasukiKaito reacted to Wintersong in crane story is up   
    Hotaru being flawed is good for her character. We will see how things go and how she evolves as a character.
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    YasukiKaito reacted to Yandia in That's right. No Mantis. No Spider.   
    I liked Phoenix Inquisitors as villains. I mean nobody expects ....
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    YasukiKaito reacted to Doji Tori in crane story is up   
    I did enjoy Kachiko's introduction. She's probably going to be a mayor player in the story this time too and is a character with a big legacy that needs to be introduced to the new players. Introducing her through a character who is in love with her gives them room to embellish her description, make her impressive, and, to me, it felt adequate, even if it Hotaru was fawning a bit to much.
    Favorite part by far when she is looking at the garden and the conversation with her sister. Good way to shove the exposition, showed a few Crane values along the way and gave us a view at the champion's thoughts. Honestly that's the were I felt more impressed by her character, quite thoughtful, she even partially understood the ronin's point (by the way, I feel that was a good way to present some of the moral dissonances Rokugan presents) and didn't limit her vision to her Clans problems.
    I did like the article, but I think it suffers from being the first one and having to introduce too many elements.
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    YasukiKaito got a reaction from Matrim in crane story is up   
    I for one would like to say that I thought the fiction was awesome! And thank you to FFG, the story team and D.G. Laderoute for taking the time and energy to put some flavor and depth into this world we're all intrigued by.  It's not easy or cheap to do so.  Thank you!
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    YasukiKaito reacted to Kakita Shiro in Yay! L5R Day!!   
    Poorly Placed Garden, indeed.
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    YasukiKaito got a reaction from Zalari in crane story is up   
    I for one would like to say that I thought the fiction was awesome! And thank you to FFG, the story team and D.G. Laderoute for taking the time and energy to put some flavor and depth into this world we're all intrigued by.  It's not easy or cheap to do so.  Thank you!
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    YasukiKaito got a reaction from HirumaShigure in Yay! L5R Day!!   
    The image of an Oni thoughtfully arranging flowers and then smashing the vase and screeching when it loses makes me really happy for some reason haha
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    YasukiKaito reacted to Wintersong in Yay! L5R Day!!   
    True. The Kaiu Walls needs more Cranes.
    Oni: Waaaggh!!!
    Crane: Ikebana Duel!
    Oni: Wha....
    Sadly, Ancestral Plot Armor of the Crane would make the Crane to win.
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    YasukiKaito reacted to Akodo_Metuki in That's right. No Mantis. No Spider.   
    They are hiding the dark arts of the Phoenix for another time. Oni, Maho and Black Scrolls Oh My!!
    (Phoenix at their best IMO)
     
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    YasukiKaito got a reaction from Kakita Shijin in crane story is up   
    I for one would like to say that I thought the fiction was awesome! And thank you to FFG, the story team and D.G. Laderoute for taking the time and energy to put some flavor and depth into this world we're all intrigued by.  It's not easy or cheap to do so.  Thank you!
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    YasukiKaito got a reaction from Yogo Gohei in crane story is up   
    I for one would like to say that I thought the fiction was awesome! And thank you to FFG, the story team and D.G. Laderoute for taking the time and energy to put some flavor and depth into this world we're all intrigued by.  It's not easy or cheap to do so.  Thank you!
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    YasukiKaito reacted to Toqtamish in crane story is up   
    Or they do it this way and show that stereotypes from Old L5R need not apply anymore. Remember everything can and could be different here. This is not the same setting anymore. 
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    YasukiKaito reacted to DGLaderoute in crane story is up   
    I never could find a name for Shizue's cat. After considering some names, I settled on Fumio, which means "literary hero". It seemed like a fitting name for a storyteller's cat.
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    YasukiKaito reacted to Isawa Syd in crane story is up   
    This sounds dangerously like the Kolat conspiracy, sir. Are we to assume you an enemy of the empire? 
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    YasukiKaito reacted to shineyorkboy in crane story is up   
    Hotaru's art at least depicts her as having the beauty and elegance one would expect from a Crane Champion. And we get to see she's martially skilled and not just politically as some speculated.
    On her relationship with Kachiko I'll say it seemed to me like excitement at seeing one's paramour for the first time in a long time. And Hotaru's savvy enough to realize that no matter how much she might like Kachiko on a personal level she's still a Scorpion and a threat to her Clan's interests.
    As a Crab I appreciate her concern for our situation even if she can't offer any assistance. You'd expect most Crane to consider it 'our' problem.
    They should totally remake It Was a Cat.

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    YasukiKaito reacted to sndwurks in That's right. No Mantis. No Spider.   
    Honestly, most of the Spider players I have seen are pretty chill with the fact that we aren't a faction. We're content, you know, waiting until the Shadowlands Horde arrives. Until then, many are just planning on trying to play corrupt in the LCG and pushing the Fu Leng agenda.
    But to answer your second part...
    Faction Loyalty is a big part of the L5R Experience. It is very hard-coded into the root of what appeals for the game. Asking a Spider or Mantis loyalist to let go of that loyalty is, literally, asking them to let go what they love about the game. Yes, some are more loud about this than others, but so what?
    Now what is so great about the Spider Clan? For me, it is the players. The Spider Clan players have been amazingly inclusive people. They have welcomed me into their ranks with open arms, encouraged my weird deck designs, followed my odd article series, and actively supported me throughout Winter Court IV (which is where I had what little impact I did on the storyline). For the Mantis Clan players, I suspect it is the same thing. We have created communities surrounding these Factions, and being a member of that community is what has kept us in the game.
    I am not saying that everyone has that same sense of Faction loyalty, nor that it is as central to the enjoyment of the world and game as it is for the loyalists. But in the spirit of "There is no bad fun that does not remove someone else's fun", I feel that this continued loyalty to previous Factions is a good thing... so long as it keeps people being positive, inclusive, and sharing in the enjoyment of something we all love.
    I am a Spider Clan loyalist. Before that, I was a Naga loyalist. I have certain storyline hopes for the return of the Spider Clan or the rise of a Shadowlands Horde, but not having them is not going to stop me from enjoying this game, or being a part of an amazing, inclusive community of players. I will go to GenCon, and I will wear my colors, and I will represent my Clan, and I will play this LCG, and I will dedicate my victories to the faction that took me in when I returned... because that is how I am having fun.
    And I hope to see you there, having fun along with me.
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