OOC 2.   Posted by Kaze no Kage.Group: 0
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1326 posts
Wed 25 Mar 2015
at 02:17
Re: OOC 2
Badger Clan, sumai
Centipede Clan, theology
Dragonfly Clan, divination
Falcon Clan, hunting
Fox Clan, herbalism
Hare Clan, athletics
Mantis Clan, personal combat
Monkey Clan, kenjutsu
Sparrow Clan, iaijutsu
Tortoise Clan, sadane
Wasp Clan, kyujutsu

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:02, Wed 25 Mar 2015.

Kedo
 player, 599 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Wed 25 Mar 2015
at 03:47
Re: OOC 2

 I can see I'm going to need to hurry to take part!
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1327 posts
Wed 25 Mar 2015
at 04:01
Re: OOC 2
Well,  there's definitely some pre-tournament politics to get out of the way first,  so you have some time

Also, based on your itinerary, I don't forsee any major effects of double posting in your travel thread and in the main plot
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1330 posts
Sat 28 Mar 2015
at 23:06
Re: OOC 2
Hey guys, sorry about the inconsistency of posting lately, it's been a tough week, culminating in some job stress, a toddler with pink eye, and an emergency trip to a 24 hour vet hospital for a cat with a urinary tract blockage, all on Friday.

Fortunately, it is a weekend, the toddler is recovering nicely, and the cat made it through surgery okay.

I will try to resume regular posting tonight.
Bayushi Kenshin
 player, 318 posts
 Scorpion Junshin
 Kakita Bushi Academy
Mon 30 Mar 2015
at 01:09
Re: OOC 2
Hmmm ... I need a bit of help here.

1) Does Sumai use the Jujutsu skill?
2) "Personal Combat" -- is that is basically a non-lethal "anything goes" sort of thing?
Otomo Hajime
 player, 106 posts
 Seppun Miharu/Magistrate
 Emerald Magistrate
Mon 30 Mar 2015
at 01:16
Re: OOC 2
In reply to Bayushi Kenshin (msg # 884):

1) I believe Sumai would use Jiujitsu as Jiujitsu is the skilled used for Grappling (Core Revised p. 179).

2) My guess is that since "Personal Combat" is being hosted by the Mantis, who with their Kama have made a clan specialty of using unorthodox/unconventional (i.e. peasant) weapons, that this similar to Kenjutsu sponsored by the Monkey Clan but any type of weapon can be used (so not just swords, thus allowing the Mantis to show off their special techniques using peasant weapons like the Kama).
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1331 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2015
at 03:19
Re: OOC 2
1) yes, Jiujutsu is the skill to be used for sumai (which would be an emphasis)

2) yes, "personal combat" does mean anything goes, preferably non-lethal ^_^
Daidoji Kasumi
 player, 71 posts
 Beautiful and Deadly
 Twin of Daidoji Sakura
Sat 4 Apr 2015
at 00:15
Re: OOC 2
Dang! I just realized ... we never met Byako or Shiko, did we? (Or was that Shishako?) That pulls a whole lot of role-playing out ... that is gonna have to be redone.
Bayushi Kenshin
 player, 320 posts
 Scorpion Junshin
 Kakita Bushi Academy
Sat 4 Apr 2015
at 00:29
Re: OOC 2
Before I finalize my XP expenditures: the Sumai competition doesn't require the emphasis, does it? In other words, it's useful bot not actually a necessity?

My expenditures (to actually have ranks in all the skills) put me at exactly 200 insight with 1 XP to spare, so I wanna be real sure about this.
Asahina Byako
 player, 54 posts
 Crane diplomat
Sat 4 Apr 2015
at 01:15
Re: OOC 2
In reply to Daidoji Kasumi (msg # 887):

Yeah. If we had met previously, I would have been talking to you already.
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1335 posts
Sat 4 Apr 2015
at 05:27
Re: OOC 2
You did meet Byako, at least in passing, since she was with you when you were talking with Kuwanan in the Volume 2 Prologue
Otomo Hajime
 player, 107 posts
 Seppun Miharu/Magistrate
 Emerald Magistrate
Sun 5 Apr 2015
at 07:31
Re: OOC 2
quote:
Yes, unless you are a minor clan samurai (they're prevented from entering the test for their Clan)--interestingly, this means that the Mantis can't actually win the tournament.

Hmm... so if I understand this correctly, this means that the likely Champion is going to be a Major Clan Samurai (is there a Minor Clan who isn't sponsoring an event)?
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1338 posts
Sun 5 Apr 2015
at 14:06
Re: OOC 2
No, sorry if that was unclear.  If a Great Clan samurai wants to become champion, he/she has to enter every event. A Minor Clan samurai can be Champion by placing in every event but their own. For example, say Suzume Kirika placed in every event, except for the test of the Sparrow (which she's prohibited from entering) and got a higher total score than anyone else, then she would be champion.
Isawa Shema
 player, 8 posts
 Phoenix Clan Tensai
 Elemental Guard
Fri 10 Apr 2015
at 17:42
Re: OOC 2
Shoji, I think having  your bear maul someone as "Personal Combat" would be met with about the same amount of approval as Shema casting Rise, Water and having an elemental do his personal combat for him... which is to say: the judges would be forced to frown on it, but you'd live on forever in stories.
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1340 posts
Fri 10 Apr 2015
at 21:10
Re: OOC 2
so the rule that I'm using to determine whether it would be acceptable or not is:  how many skill checks do you need to make

Shoji would have to make multiple, ongoing skill checks to maintain control of the bear (just as a normal combatant would have to make multiple, ongoing skill checks to fight)

Shema would only have to make one skill check to use Rise, Water, and then it's the Elemental doing the fighting.  That's why Bo of Water is acceptable (one skill check to cast, multiple skill checks to fight), while Burn the Soul is not (one skill check to cast, no other skill checks to make)
Kitsune Shoji
 player, 13 posts
Fri 10 Apr 2015
at 21:21
Re: OOC 2
Thanks for the clarification.

Note that I hadn't actually considered (until now) using the animals to fight in the personal combat contest.  I suppose they'd be sort of an unconventional weapon.

I might if Shoji didn't have his yojimbo available, but it would feel like Shoji was dishonoring Daichi somehow by choosing a pet to represent him instead of his brother/yojimbo.
Bayushi Kenshin
 player, 323 posts
 Scorpion Junshin
 Kakita Bushi Academy
Sat 11 Apr 2015
at 01:02
Re: OOC 2
Ummm ... the Personal Combat test is strictly non-lethal, isn't it? Is Kenshin expected to compete with a "Live Blade" or Bokken?
Daidoji Sakura
 player, 683 posts
 Crane Clan Shugenja
 Beautiful and Seductive
Sat 11 Apr 2015
at 01:05
Re: OOC 2
Stories! Oh goody! Uh, wait a second ... *lol*
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1342 posts
Tue 21 Apr 2015
at 05:12
Re: OOC 2
Sorry for the long wait people, I'm too tired to post tonight, but I'll try to get something up tomorrow
Isawa Shema
 player, 12 posts
 Phoenix Clan Tensai
 Elemental Guard
Wed 13 May 2015
at 21:05
Re: OOC 2
Sorry, all.  I've been in an intensive training for work that I hadn't expected and have no time for reading/posting until this Fri or Sat at which point I'll be catching up.
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1346 posts
Wed 13 May 2015
at 21:36
Re: OOC 2
No worries, real life comes first ^_^
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1347 posts
Tue 2 Jun 2015
at 05:17
Re: OOC 2
Sorry about the total silence, y'all.  Real life is starting to slow down, so things are getting better, I'm hoping to have enough free time to post regularly again soon!
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1350 posts
Sun 21 Jun 2015
at 05:12
Re: OOC 2
okay guys, going to be camping with the in-laws and a two year old for the next couple of days...wish me luck!
Asahina Byako
 player, 61 posts
 Crane diplomat
Mon 22 Jun 2015
at 15:12
Re: OOC 2
In reply to Kaze no Kage (msg # 902):

a 2 year old... good luck!
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1351 posts
Wed 24 Jun 2015
at 02:25
Re: OOC 2
The funny part of camping...

Driving on the way to the campground:

Me:  "are you okay, kiddo?"
Kid: "yeah"
*squelchy sound of car sick 2-yr old vomiting*

Cleaning up vomit on the highway:
Kid:  "let's go camping!"

The not so funny part of camping...

Arrived at campground and starting to set up:

Park ranger:  "emergency evacuation due to forest fire, effective immediately, time to go"

We did manage to find another campsite (not in the path of the fire), but as of today, the fire is at 10% containment.  For the curious, it's the Markleeville fire.