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21 hours ago, Bazleebub said:

I suspect it's more likely that says 'Getting new players'.

There obviously are a number of ways FFG can go to make the game more accessible. The new Crane Winter Court deck is a great start, if we can recommend 1 single pack to go with it to make it legal then we're golden.

Personally, I think there's a great opportunity to look again at the Terminal Directive model. For those unaware, Terminal Directive was a Netrunner LCG box which had a story that two players could play through. I believe it was quite successful as a product, players were interested in it, but had a critical reception due to a number of issues around the design. It suffered in my opinion, as it tried to hard to be a legacy game with stickers and everything when really it didn't need any of that.

If L5R design looked again at that model, a single box product where two players get to play through a story campaign, it would be a big success. As a model for new players, this kind of box + a core set makes for a great board game style product that is perfect for the 'kitchen table' style play that is the primary source of revenue for FFG games. Similar to Arkham, when you're ready you can buy the next big story box and play through that at your own pace. Alternatively, it serves as a stepping point into the competitive scene where you take those decks out of the campaign box limited environment and into tournaments.

That's pretty much my dream L5R product :)

THIS is exactly what I wished for the relaunch of L5R to be. After having played Lord of the Rings LCG and Arkham Horror LCG since launch, I expected this sort of treatment for L5R. Not so much a cooperative game, but with at least a STORY MODE. This is so important and essential to L5R's identity. In the old AEG days I think the weekly fictions are what kept this feeling alive for the game.  Sure I can play out a story in my own mind over my card interactions but sometimes this feels forced. Although somewhat abstract, I feel that the game Battle for Rokugan captures the epic clan struggles of L5R better than the card game, but lacks the character (and characters) of the LCG. I even have played around with ideas on how to combine the 2 for a more holistic experience. 

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I didn't buy Battle For Rokugan precisely because it seemed so abstract.  I sort of was expecting a good old fashion large, thematic experience from FFG when they released their first L5R board game.  BfR really disappointed me.  I'm sure it's a good game, but it's certainly not something that would excite me or the people with which I'd play those sort of games.  At least they've been consistently releasing stuff for the RPG.  So that must be selling reasonably well.

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I have always argued that the role locking was bad for the game, especially with elemental locked cards.  L5R was the lcg so far where a pack came out and after seeing the contents said "I don't need to own this one".  Considering that ffg wants to cycle l5r faster due to story implications, certain cards might only be playable for brief time, and then find their way into your binder never to be played again.  

 

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Episode 120: We Read You The Cards! The Justiciar Way!

This week we have Shey, Aneil, Dan and we read you a LOT of cards! So ya its the Justice for Satsume 

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Episode 121: And We All Role On Alright 

This week its Shey and Dan talking Kotei season retrospective and new Roles. Hope you like Air and Earth roles. 

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For and episode title, I would have also accepted

This is the way we role

Role-n on the Riv-air

Know your role and shut your mouth

Fruit role-ups are og, fruit by the foot is op

Djinn still NO means angry Fro #unlocktheroles

Edited by Ishi Tonu

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1 hour ago, Ishi Tonu said:

For and episode title, I would have also accepted

This is the way we role

Role-n on the Riv-air

Know your role and shut your mouth

Fruit role-ups are og, fruit by the foot is op

Djinn still NO means angry Fro #unlocktheroles

@Ishi Tonu, as droll as ever... Heh heh heh...

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Episode 122: Top 5 Cards We Were Wrong About Number 3 Will Surprise You?!

This week it is Shey, Aneil, Dan and Fro taking about all the cards we were wrong about. Like remember when we said card X was going to be a game change hahahaha what fools we were. 

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Episode 123: Seekers of Hot Takes

This week its Shey and Fro giving you some Seekers of Wisdom preview hot takes because an article finally dropped before we recorded lol.

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