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    Sometimes Y got a reaction from LordBlunt in New stronghold store kits   
    Playmat and honor dial are nice additions, everything else feels very same-y. Also the whole "Battle for the Stronghold" idea could have been more fleshed out, I feel. Like okay, if X clan does best at this store, they can try and get the owners to put a couple posters up? Sure, I guess, but so what? Maybe stories of Old5R story prizes spoiled me a bit, but I wish local level tournaments and events had more impact/novelty than what FFG has given us thus far. 
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    Sometimes Y reacted to SolidusPrime in New stronghold store kits   
    "Controlling a store may also grant your clan other advantages further along the path—although your victories may inspire the other clans toward retaliatory efforts of their own…"

    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2018/1/10/your-store-is-your-stronghold/

    I feel like they wouldn't have put that line in there if they didn't have bigger plans. Maybe not as grand as you are hoping, but it seems like it will eventually be more significant than bragging rights at least.
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    Sometimes Y reacted to Tabris2k in New stronghold store kits   
    Rick Role? Haven’t seen that one yet, just Keeper and Seeker. What clan has it? Mantis? Nah, probably Shadowlands...
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    Sometimes Y reacted to Seawhale in I played a lot of Jigoku over the holidays and now the game is pretty dead to me.   
    So, you draw 5, plus destroy an Imperial Storehouse for a card, before hitting any province against Dragon and the issue is the game?

    I think the game might just not be for you. I love the game. Having to plan around provinces is part of the game. I agree that some provinces are too strong (Feast). I hardly think Restoration is that province. It usually ends up being a discard 0 card, sometimes discard 1-2. Sure, I've hit my friend with a -10 cards once, but he hasn't played like an idiot since.

    Maybe the game just ain't for you though, and that's fine. I just don't understand people's desire to state as such. I win most of my game, and I often can point to big mistakes my opponents are making and why they lose. I'm kind of surprise people still bid 5 on the first turn anyways. You can do better by having a lower bid I think. I've always been a proponent of 3 (unless I play honor pressure).
     
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    Sometimes Y got a reaction from OsramTaleka in Disciples of the Void - New Clan Pack   
    Wow, they didn't waste any time announcing that. Really interesting to see that this isn't a deluxe box, and is also priced accordingly. No idea on release date yet?
     
    Also holy crud, Fushichō is something else. Arguably the best Charge! target  there is. 
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    Sometimes Y reacted to Klawtu in Disciples of the Void - New Clan Pack   
    You do realize that they're probably talking about the stronghold, role card, and another one of card right?
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    Sometimes Y got a reaction from JolOfNar in Fireflies - Meditation of the Ephemeral Story   
    Has someone uploaded a scan of the insert yet?
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    Sometimes Y reacted to Ishi Tonu in What's in your drawer?   
    Honestly, there is very little that I will not be playing in some sort of deck or another.  While there are strong cards that could potentially be good enough to "run in every deck" I think we've already hit the point were we have to factor in other synergies of cards.
    For example: Fine Katana and Ornate Fan were largely considered auto-include cards in the core only environment.  Now that we see honor bids moving away from "1 or 5 only" and people conserving their fate, more decks seem to be exploring the more expensive attachments that being extra utility to their decks.  
    I don't feel the need to force enough courtiers into a deck to play For Shame as I can now make a variety of decks that better synergies with the clan splashes I've chosen as opposed to having all the decks be the same set of cards.
    I've even found interesting uses for Wandering Ronin, besides being used to keep my coffee table free of soda can sweat rings.
    Not to mention that casual play will see just about anything.  While I still follow the meta game and keep the decklists of what appear to be the top decks, many locals just play what they want.  And until I see a Kotei that I'll actually be able to attend, I'm also have a good mix of casual and competitive decks to play.
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    Sometimes Y reacted to Saibot in Someone should probably be fact checking the articles.   
    Many of these errors sound like they are just close enough to the truth, but are weirdly off-base at the same time. It makes me feel like the articles are written with playtest versions of the cards and not the final releases. For example, it certainly sounds like Fair Accord might have been a general action at one point, before playtesting. The same could be true of the Hotaru/Toturi ability confusion back in the day.
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    Sometimes Y reacted to ElSuave in More Card Spoilers   
    An imgur of next week's pack popped up. Art looks interesting.
    https://imgur.com/a/dZ9h0
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    Sometimes Y reacted to GooeyChewie in Haughty Magistrate   
    I would agree that if a character were so hideously unbalanced, it would constitute unhealthy design.  I would not agree that Haughty Magistrate is so hideously unbalanced.
    You are playing a Clan which has as one of its defining traits low Glory.  Sometimes thats a strength, and sometimes that’s a weakness.  Against Haughty Magistrate it’s a big weakness (though not an “I win” button for your opponent).  You might have to use some sub-optimal cards to cover this weakness.  That’s good design, because no Clan should have all the answers.
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    Sometimes Y reacted to franzvong in The Bright Flame of the World's Glory   
    Am I the only one disappointed that this was decided in the fiction instead of as a result of a tournament? 
    Don’t get me wrong, liked the story, but I really thought they would keep the appointment on hold until the next cycle to have it defined by which clan would win a Kotei...
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    Sometimes Y reacted to Willy Jarque in Madrid Kotei   
    If only you guys could see him playing...
    I was very close to stand up and start clapping when he won top4.
    Long story short: rival with 1 honor left, an honored character and a dishonored character. Reprieve on honored character.
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    Sometimes Y reacted to twinstarbmc in Haughty Magistrate   
    A: "I have a problem!"
    B: "Here's a solution."
    A: "I'm not doing that!"
    ...
    Ok then, enjoy Haughty Magistrates strolling through the Ancestral Halls of the Crab.
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    Sometimes Y got a reaction from LordBlunt in Madrid Kotei   
    This is an awesome breakdown. Really cool to see everyone's match-ups highlighted like that. I was pretty shocked to see Crab win in the end, but if you look at Pablo's games, 4 out of 5 were against Lion, which makes me wonder if a lot of it had to do with a favourable schedule (asides from what I assume was masterful playing). Were the games streamed?
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    Sometimes Y reacted to Doji Kao in Madrid Kotei   
    No, they were not streamed. It is a pity in such a great tournament. I hope this changes in the 2018 Kotei.
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    Sometimes Y got a reaction from Mangod in Madrid Kotei   
    This is an awesome breakdown. Really cool to see everyone's match-ups highlighted like that. I was pretty shocked to see Crab win in the end, but if you look at Pablo's games, 4 out of 5 were against Lion, which makes me wonder if a lot of it had to do with a favourable schedule (asides from what I assume was masterful playing). Were the games streamed?
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    Sometimes Y reacted to Ishi Tonu in The Chrysanthemum Throne Story - Court Games   
    I'm still unclear about whether Yoshi is a dragon or a dinosaur.  I get that Toad is a mushroom and Bowser is some sort of punk rock psycho turtle on 'roids.  I'm still in the dark about what Yoshi is.......other than that he's an a-hole. Like why should he have all that extra acceleration when Mario and Luigi are just average? Wtf, the game is called MARIO Kart!  Shouldn't Mario be the best? Wouldn't it make sense that Luigi would also be really good since he's Mario's brother? Power to the Plumbers!
    What were we talking about again.......oh yeah, Yoshi...........I fricken hate that guy.
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    Sometimes Y reacted to Manchu in 'Flying Chariot Standing' new fiction up on main site   
    Just a reminder - we have a Lore Sub-forum
     
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    Sometimes Y got a reaction from Zura in Beneath, Below, Beyond new fiction up on main site   
    Also what are the chances the Mantis becoming a Great Clan turns out to be a story decision at Worlds/a Grand Kotei? I have no O5R background, so I honestly don't know how integral Mantis are and whether a decision like that could be made by players.
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    Sometimes Y reacted to Tetsuhiko in Beneath, Below, Beyond new fiction up on main site   
    The Lost was a faction of the Shadowlands in the old storyline. Mainly corrupted samurais with enough will to keep a semblance of sanity. They created a sort of ''Mirror Rokugan'' in the Shadowlands under the leadership of Daigotsu (Hantei Daisetsu in the new storyline).
     
    They became the Spider Clan afterwards.
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    Sometimes Y reacted to suburbaknght in Two Major Dissappointments from PAX Unplugged   
    A number of us disagree.  If you want to discuss the chant, do so in one of the many threads devoted to that topic; it's not relevant to discussion of the kotei.
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    Sometimes Y reacted to phillos in Beneath, Below, Beyond new fiction up on main site   
    If Mantis is going to be a great clan I think that was set in stone from the beginning.  Especially if they are introducing them as a new faction.  From what I understand the lead time on design and printing for the card is quite large.  They design several cycles out into the future before the core was ever released.
    I feel a bit spoiled considering how much the Crab is featuring in the story this cycle.  Two stories with the Unicorn and two stories with Taka.   Both those story threads are ongoing and we still haven't revisited the wall to see what Kisada and family think about all this stuff.
    I would like to see more of what's going on with the Dragon.  I guess it's been a while since we've had any story touch on them since their introduction other than the Dragon bushi in the Hiroue story.
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    Sometimes Y got a reaction from Shosuro Nasunaka in More Card Spoilers   
    Wait, so they just reprinted a Greyjoy card and gave it to Crab?
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    Sometimes Y reacted to theaficionado in More Card Spoilers   
    "Having a pig's ear at the near and far to get have some time away from the hugs and kisses" has nothing to do with pigs ears, hugs and kisses, or things that are near or far away.

    Vegemite is delicious.

    Kangaroos are not ridden around in or on, but occasionally eaten.

    Contrary to popular belief, not all Australians who draw their heritage back to England are descended from convicts, though those that are wear it as a badge of pride.

    "Mate" has very different connotations depending on the sentence. The mate in "Listen, mate" and "He's my mate" are very different.

    ...

    Oh, did you mean about L5R?

     
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