OOC.   Posted by Game Master.Group: 0
Hida Isamu
 player, 4 posts
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 20:20
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That's actually not a bad thing, Yuuko. Diversifying your skills/traits means you'll increase in Insight faster than if you try to specialize only in combat stats, which means you'll get your School Techniques faster. And not for nothing, but the higher level Matsu techniques are insane.
Matsu Yuuko
 player, 3 posts
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 20:45
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Well, if stuff like sucking at playing the flute, poetry and magic tricks (prestidigitation), are a more straight route in the path of enlightenment, i am glad to heard that!
Ikoma Katsuhiro
 player, 4 posts
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 20:53
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In reply to Hida Isamu (msg # 15):

Thx! Claiming goldenrod text.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:56, Sat 20 Aug 2016.

Hida Isamu
 player, 5 posts
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 21:05
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In reply to Matsu Yuuko (msg # 21):

Believe it or not, this is actually the case. Theoretically, the easiest way to increase your insight is to just keep buying lots of Rank 1 Skills, assuming you can just keep coming up with random Lore or Artisan skills to buy up. This is also incredibly stupid, since that means you'll be kind of crappy at everything, and you do need to have some specialization. In other words, you have to balance stuff out a bit, between increasing stuff that's important to your character while diversifying enough to be effective.

(It's also useful to boost your Earth and Water Rings, generally, since the former determines your Wounds and the latter determines your movement speed.)
Matsu Yuuko
 player, 4 posts
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 21:17
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I was actually thinking of investing in Agility (fire) and Strength (water) because as i understand it, the govern most of the combat skills my bushi will have. i fancy investing in them more than spending that big amount of experience in skills of the same value related to same combat skills, because in my head, it would denote potential rather than experience and years of training, which would suit my relatively young and green samurai.

And well, no lores and artisan skills galore for me, the random stuff i plan to grab, has more to do with trying to mechanically represent things that my character knows about fluff wise, even though i presume they will be pretty much useless in the actual game.
Hida Isamu
 player, 6 posts
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 21:40
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Well, obviously, as a bushi, Agility, Reflexes and Strength will be massively important to you. But, at minimum, you should also look to increase your Earth rating fairly quickly- L5R is notoriously lethal, especially at low levels, and a higher Earth rating will give you more Wounds, increasing your chance of survival. You should also look at buying up your Perception at some point, along with your Strength, as the Matsu Berserkers rely heavily on closing quickly on their enemies, and a higher Water ring will help you do that.
Togashi Rin
 player, 6 posts
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 21:44
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Out of curiosity, do we have any shugenja, or anyone that really wants to take the Sage advantage? The former is a bit outside Rin's reach, but I'm strongly considering the latter.
Hida Isamu
 player, 7 posts
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 21:49
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Hmm... it would appear we have no shugenja. We do have at least one courtier (and apparently there was also an Ide brought into the game who hasn't introduced themselves), but I could dive into Sage also, if necessary.

I mean, if I were playing a Kaiu Engineer, I'd pick it up in an instant, because holy crap they have insane Intelligence, but I am a mere Hida Bushi, and my head is better for bashing stuff against than thinking with.
Ide Mihuzani
 player, 1 post
Sun 21 Aug 2016
at 00:44
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Nice to me you guys
Game Master
 GM, 10 posts
Sun 21 Aug 2016
at 22:42
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I posted a neat little character sheet template in the RTJ thread. Please transfer any info onto that format or start your character sheet using it as a basis.

I will try to review the sheets already sent to me ASAP, but maybe not anymore tonight.
Matsu Yuuko
 player, 5 posts
Wed 24 Aug 2016
at 11:39
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Phew think i am done with mine unless i messed things up. Got a bunch of likely useless items. Also i just happen to be rather frail, so i guess i know where my exp is going first, that earth ring has to raise... Meanwhile i will trust on my sturdy heavy armor to see me through these dangerous early days.
Ide Mihuzani
 player, 2 posts
Wed 24 Aug 2016
at 12:33
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yay!!!!lol
Ide Mihuzani
 player, 3 posts
Thu 25 Aug 2016
at 09:35
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Claiming This one ,Seagreen
Hida Isamu
 player, 8 posts
Thu 25 Aug 2016
at 15:27
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So when do we expect to get started?
Togashi Rin
 player, 7 posts
Fri 26 Aug 2016
at 01:04
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I think I'm pretty much ready.

In reply to Matsu Yuuko (msg # 30):

http://www.realityrefracted.co...n-your-backpack.html

Spare kimono+sandals, and personal chop are the common basics, with rations, tent, and bedroll for when you might not be staying at an inn or as a clan guest every night.
Chopsticks and straw hat are easier to purchase at 1 zeni each. Having your own cup(s) is a Scorpion tradition - if you deal with the Scorpion a lot, you'll probably have one.
Anything food or drink can be embellished upon, claiming it to be from your home province, in the year of [X], by the famed [Y]. etc.
If you take a lantern (or candles), don't forget lantern oil, and flint&tinder to light it.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:05, Fri 26 Aug 2016.

Ide Mihuzani
 player, 4 posts
Fri 26 Aug 2016
at 14:56
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GOOD QUESTION, I'm done with my sheet and background who is left
Matsu Yuuko
 player, 6 posts
Fri 26 Aug 2016
at 15:06
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For whet maters here is what i bought and took from the pack and school options:
  • Katana
  • Naginata
  • Wakizashi
  • Heavy Armor
  • Coin purse
  • Hair accessory
  • Hakama
  • Haori
  • Mask
  • Kimono
  • Sandals x2
  • Sturdy clothing
  • Backpack
  • Blanket
  • Brazier
  • Chopsticks
  • Fishing pole
  • Flint & tinder
  • Make up kit
  • Parchment & charcoal
  • Perfume
  • Personal seal
  • Pillow book
  • Sake cup
  • Small knife
  • Small mirror
  • Small tent
  • Sweets
  • Tatami mat

Mostly random stuff i thought fitting for the character.
Togashi Rin
 player, 8 posts
Sun 4 Sep 2016
at 03:51
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So ...
Hida Isamu
 player, 9 posts
Sun 4 Sep 2016
at 04:17
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The GM hasn't logged in for two weeks. I hope everything is alright.
Togashi Rin
 player, 9 posts
Wed 7 Sep 2016
at 01:45
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Starting to see a pattern in L5R games here.
Ide Mihuzani
 player, 5 posts
Wed 7 Sep 2016
at 07:55
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Yep
Ikoma Katsuhiro
 player, 5 posts
Wed 7 Sep 2016
at 18:57
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If the GM doesn't post by this weekend, I'll be more than happy to run the game in a new thread.  I was the one who originally posted the request for an L5R GM, so I don't mind GMing it if nobody else wants to.
Hida Isamu
 player, 10 posts
Wed 7 Sep 2016
at 19:12
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That would be most kind of you. And I already run a couple of games, so I don't have time to run a third, so I couldn't take up the slack.
Ikoma Katsuhiro
 player, 6 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2016
at 19:37
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I see no point in waiting until Monday to see if the GM replies, as I'll be too busy anyway to start the game until the following weekend, so scratch what I posted earlier.  I'll post the advert. for the new L5R game today.  Please check the "Looking For Players" area for information on joining.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:42, Thu 08 Sept 2016.

Ide Mihuzani
 player, 6 posts
Fri 9 Sep 2016
at 13:34
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Rmail us the link, so we don't end up in the wrong one