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Legend of the Five Rings beta
« on: October 03, 2017, 09:03:11 AM »
So, FFG should be releasing the beta of their new L5R ruleset sometime soon. Anyone planning to give it a go?

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/9/26/legend-of-the-five-rings-rpg-beta/

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 10:41:18 PM »
I might try to play, depending on whether I like the new rules.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 02:01:16 AM »
  That's what I'm wondering.  Is this a new edtion?  Or is this a total rewrite intended to make L5R play the same way the new Seventh Sea does? 

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 05:38:15 AM »
  That's what I'm wondering.  Is this a new edtion?  Or is this a total rewrite intended to make L5R play the same way the new Seventh Sea does?
You could have just said "to suck" :P!

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 05:57:53 AM »
Well, that's the thing, we don't know what they're going to do with the rules. The existing ones work pretty well, I think, and I'd prefer they didn't get changed. I suspect they probably will go with a new system, since they seem to be resetting the default setting to pre Clan War era. They could potentially go with some version of the rules / dice mechanics they have for their Star Wars range.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 10:24:09 AM »
Well, that's the thing, we don't know what they're going to do with the rules. The existing ones work pretty well, I think, and I'd prefer they didn't get changed. I suspect they probably will go with a new system, since they seem to be resetting the default setting to pre Clan War era. They could potentially go with some version of the rules / dice mechanics they have for their Star Wars range.
Which would likely to get me to pick one of the previous editions and buy into it, but I digress >:).

Thing is, I think Muse is right. What they're hinting at promises a very narrativist game, more so than Star Wars has been, and probably on par with 7th Sea 2nd edition.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2017, 11:01:49 AM »
L5r is one of my favorite games, so I'm really hoping that they don't mess with it too much. If it turns out I don't like the new system, I'll just stick with 4th ed instead. I'm willing to give it a go though, and see what it's like.

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017, 12:32:57 PM »
Yeah, I'm ready to give it a shot as well - though I'd rather use the beta-test for that, before I've had to shell money for it :P!

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017, 07:34:21 PM »
The rules are available now.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2017, 08:31:33 PM »
I'd be willing to play in a playtest. :)

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2017, 04:06:53 AM »
I'd probably be willing to play as well, but let me check my copy and see if my worst expectations had come true ;D!

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2017, 05:19:43 AM »
  I'm interested too, Hairy.  I'm having trouble finding the beta?

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2017, 05:59:06 AM »
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/223045/Legend-of-the-Five-Rings-RPG-Beta-Rulebook
It's got proprietary dice. Why did it have to be proprietary dice?
How do we that on a forum?
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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2017, 07:31:49 AM »
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/legend-of-the-five-rings-roleplaying-game/products/legend-five-rings-roleplaying-game/

It's a d6 and a d12. We roll those, and convert to the appropriate results.

Anyone interested in GMing it? We seem to have enough player interest to give the scenario a go.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2017, 05:15:29 PM »
Not me, surely, but I'd be willing to give the system a chance 8-)!

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2017, 06:52:27 PM »
I'm kind of interested in playing one of the Shiotome, the Utaku Battle Maidens. Although, if that's not available, I have ideas for an Isawa. Will Minor Clans be allowed? I could break out my idea for a Kitsune in that case.
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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2017, 07:30:45 PM »
I'd be happy with a simple Scorpion, Crab, Unicorn, Mantis or Crane.

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2017, 07:37:34 PM »
Battle Maidens aren't in the school list included, though there is an Isawa Shukenja. No minor clans as of yet I think.

However, GM first, characters after :)

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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2017, 05:55:34 PM »
However, GM first, characters after :)
Totally agree with this approach ;D!

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2017, 07:18:32 AM »
I'll give it a couple more days to see if a willing GM wants to step up. If not, I'll do it.

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« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2017, 07:14:06 AM »
Dibs on the Lion chanoyu master with a True Love and Bitter Betrothal >:)!

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« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2017, 07:37:13 PM »
My long-standing idea was a Kitsune shugenja who had Spider woman who was dangerously interested in him. But I think I can tweak the concept for the Clan War. *gets to plotting*

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2017, 08:29:59 PM »
Yeah. Spider don't exist, and we don't have rules yet for minor clans, but aside from that .. :)

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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2017, 09:36:07 PM »
Like I said! Plotting! :p I think I can make the core of the concept work, even if the families and antagonist is different in the Clan War. :)

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Re: Legend of the Five Rings beta
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2017, 08:09:21 AM »
Ok, I've posted up a players wanted here. Let's see what interest we have :)