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Haha.  I went through my Star Wars Hating Phase when I was younger. The prequels ruined Star Wars for me for the better part of a decade. Then I just got over it.  Yeah, the first act of RotJ isn't great.  And the Ewoks are silly. And the scenes added into the Special Editions are mostly bad, and the changes for DVD and BluRay were even worse. And most of the books are terrible, at least the ones I read as a kid were.  But the space battle gave us X-Wing and TIE Fighter (and X-Wing vs TIE Fighter) video games, and those were awesome.  Everything else Star Wars that sucked, I just let it go.  Star Wars didn't have to be perfect to be great.  

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2 hours ago, deraforia said:

I wonder how upset you would be if they had put a price on the beta, like they did with every Star Wars and 40k beta they did. And it was definitely more than $5. As it stands, you have options beyond using the app. You don't need to use it if you don't want to.

The fact they did pay for beta in the past, does'nt mean i'm good with it

The fact we are downloading, reading and (hopefully) testing the game is a work we do to them. Of course we agreed to doing it, 'cause we love the setting, and we will love to see the game out soon. And also because the illusion we can actually do something to make the game "better" (where better = more similar to what we whould whant)

That does'nt mean we are cool and ok with paying for testing it

Besides, i'm not saying just for beta testing, i'm talking about what will be after the game will be launched. Again, i'm ok to pay for physical dice, who really are good item to complement an RPG, and are good quality. And also are expensive to be mold and distributed etc
I'm not against an app/program who will let you build you characther easily, let you keep track of health/strife/something, an handbook to some essential part of the game, save your skill profile so your dice are easily arranged, etc

I'm against having a wall against people who actually whant to try your game.
it's like going to the restaurant and having to pay for forks and empty dishes and glasses
like buying a car and having to pay for the steering wheel
like buyg a television and having to buy separately the remote

If you whant the people to buy your product, you will need to let her use your product easily

L5R is not a world wide powerful merchandising monster like Star Wars (or WH* if you like), is more of a niche market. The custom dice is a cool choice, who let you use something really similar to previous R&K mechanics, but also giving more depth with opportunity and strife mechanics. But selling the app feel like they invented it only to make more money at the expense of the customers

In the end: i will be more happy to see the rulebook 5$ more and the dice app free, than having to pay for dice app

(and again and again and again: i'm suggesting to make free a simple basic version of the app, one with just dice rolling and maybe also an ad, who in the end could give them more money, and will bring more users to effectively buy the "premium version" of the app)
And i'm saying this also because i know there will be free app with those dice rolling mechanism, is just a matter of time, so they could fight an impossible battle, or ride the storm and gain from it

my two zeni

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Is there any way to buy the App, then make it work on my PC rather than my phone? I don't have enought free space on my phone to install it. *sigh* 

 

Otherwise, waiting for a charitable soul to make an online diceroller for the game.

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I put this together. Roll the dice, put each die in the corresponding box, then read to your right and there you go. 

 

Ring Die

1

Blank

2

Success

3

Success / Strife

4

Explosive Success / Strife

5

Opportunity

6

Opportunity / Strife

 

Skill Die

1

Blank

2

Blank

3

Success

4

Success

5

Success / Opportunity

6

Success / Strife

7

Success / Strife

8

Explosive Success / Strife

9

Explosive Success

10

Opportunity

11

Opportunity

12

Opportunity

 

 

  

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Attached is a spreadsheet for google sheets (part of google drive) that randomly generates dice rolls and displays the results (i.e. success or opportunity & strife). I threw it together kinda fast so it sorta sucks, but it gets the job done (plus google sheets a little limited). Displays 10 rolls for Ring and 10 for Skill, so you can go down the list based on the number of dice rolled for each. Didn't test it with Excel or Libre Office, but making something similar should be super simple.

Usually clicking in a blank cell and hitting backspace generates new numbers.

Here are the key bits of code if anyone want to remake it, make it better, or the attachment doesn't work:

//Cell A1 Enter:
=RANDBETWEEN(1, 6)

//Cell B1 Enter:
=IF(A1=1, "Blank", IF(A1=2, "Success", IF(A1=3, "Success & Strife", IF(A1=4, "Exploding Success & Strife", IF(A1=5, "Opportunity", IF(A1=6, "Opportunity & Strife", "die fell off the table"))))))


//Cell D1 Enter:
=RANDBETWEEN(1, 12)

//Cell E1 Enter:
=IF(D1=1, "Blank", IF(D1=2, "Blank", IF(D1=3, "Success", IF(D1=4, "Success", IF(D1=5, "Success & Opportunity", IF(D1=6, "Success & Strife", IF(D1=7, "Success & Strife", IF(D1=8, "Exploding Success", IF(D1=9, "Exploding Success & Strife", IF(D1=10, "Opportunity", IF(D1=11, "Opportunity", IF(D1=12, "Opportunity", "die fell off the table"))))))))))))

 

l5r beta dice.ods

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