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>Legend of the Five Rings General
>I meant compared to one with the katana, 3k3+Void vs 5k4+Void (by spending one VP) base
Throwing a wakizashi does 4k2 damage, base dv plus strength 2 - same as hitting with it. Hitting with a katana does 5k2, base dv plus strength 2.
>Also the Kakita seem oddly decent at ranged attacks since none of their bonuses are restricted at the whole Center Stance deal might be a bit safer from range
There's this, but there's also the fact that they can SAA with samurai keyworded weapons, (including throwing your wakizashi) while the Daidoji does SAA with melee attacks. Kakita are better at throwing their wakizashi than the Daidoji.
Explaining Space Opera
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Yes, I know that almost by definition space opera doesn't NEED all that much explaining, but the more the better, so long as you can keep the game on track (Mass Effect is a good example). The important thing isn't for stuff to make sense scientifically so much as it is for it to sound like it does - the technobabble principle, in other words. Used to be a time where you could just say "quantum" or "nano" every so many lines and be done with it, but people are more cynical these days.
So here's a mental challenge for you people: using the LEAST POSSIBLE AMOUNT (some of those concepts are flat out impossible without at least some) of "space magic"/"phlebotinium", how would you explain the following in a space opera setting:
1. Artificial gravity on spaceships that don't spin.
2. Faster than light travel.
3. Human soldiers/warriors still used despite the presumed existence of advanced AI and robots.
4. Really, any kind of human labor that could be done by robots more cheaply, safely and easily. I'm looking at all of you, oppressed miners of Zarkion IV.
5. The use of small, one man "space fighters" (instead of drones, or just missiles).
6. "Energy shields".
7. STEALTH IN SPACE (you know, the system that allows you to play submarines with spaceships despite the background temperature being -270 degrees Celsius).
8. The widespread use of melee weapons when advanced firearms are readily available.
9. "Mecha"/giant humanoid war-machines (presumably with a pilot)
Hard mode: as many of the above as possible within the same setting (meaning you'd need to be able to use the least amount of space magic to explain many different phenomena, like Frank Herbert did back in the day with Holtzmann Fields and Spice)
Dump pictures of spaceships or something to keep the thread going idklol
Warhammer 40,000/WH40K General
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Couldnt find one, ohboiherewego
WH40K GENERAL: This place is a fucking mess edition
Lists, arguing, tips, tricks, Centurion bashing/praising, Tyranid tears, cheese, minis and paint advice~
Looking to get into the hobby, but intimidated by GW's jewstronomically high prices? Ask around, let's turn this clusterfuck into a Black Crusade!
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The previous one is dead and I see no thread in the catalog, so here is another EDH General thread.
Post decklists for showing off and getting deckbuilding advice!
Remember to argue about EDH color superiority, that MtG is pay 2 win, why your playgroup is lame and why your EDH deck is better than it actually is!
I recommend you all download the AutocardAnywhere extension for Firefox/Chrome. All of a sudden those 100 line decklists being posted ITT will make sense, and you won't need to tab to gatherer to check which card people are talking about every 30 seconds. It will make all card names automatically show a picture of the card you hover your mouse over (including prices).
I'll start off by by posting the Slobad deck I made recently (but haven't gotten any feedback on):
Pls tell me I'm a bad person for running LD (and tell me how to make it better, it's still new).