Legend of the Five Rings – Episode 10 Side B

Welcome listeners to the continuation of our L5R series and the second part of Session 11! As always for this series, you’ll hear Alex play the party of Shinjo and Asahina, Kaetlyn play the part of Doji and Matsu, Kolton played Shiba and Mirumoto, and Matt played Kakita and Hida while Colin acted as GM (and filled in for Asahina during our Mass Battle).

In this episode you’ll hear us get a little loopy as we finish up our marathon of Mass Battling. Spoilers: We finish the Mass Battle by the end of this installment and we were very happy to reach the conclusion when we did!

As with last week, we wanted to say that the Mass Battle rules from Fantasy Flight Games is pretty crunchy by our standards so you’ll definitely hear us engage in some table chatter about rules throughout the recording. Colin has, again, done what he can to limit the amount of unnecessary or irrelevant talk (and talk about die rolling) to keep the podcast more listenable for you guys. Some of the information discussed was relevant to the ongoing narrative, so it stayed in because it was important. And some of it was funny, so it passed muster by virtue of comedic levity! Just know that he has done what he can to save you from the worst of it.

Last week we ended with the close of the story of Funaki, a Unicorn Leader, and this week you’ll hear us talk quite a bit about Baki, a Crab Leader who we had introduced in the tragically lost Session 10 Incident. In this episode he gets a little more screen time since our good girl Funaki was no longer there to capture our attention at the table.

Please come along with the Players as they find out how this battle is going to unfold and what happens to the remaining Unicorn and Crab forces as they struggle against the forces of darkness that are defiling their lands.

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Our Pun-O-Meter is only at a 1 for today as there was basically no word play during this episode but we still crack a few jokes here and there.

Please enjoy!

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Legend of the Five Rings – Episode 10 Side A

Welcome listeners to our return after a week’s hiatus! In this episode you’ll hear our synopsis of the highlights from Session 10 of our L5R series and the first part of Session 11! As always for this series, you’ll hear Alex play the party of Shinjo and Asahina, Kaetlyn play the part of Doji and Matsu, Kolton played Shiba and Mirumoto, and Matt played Kakita and Hida while Colin acted as GM (and filled in for Asahina during our Mass Battle).

In this episode you’ll hear the very important synopsis of the events of Session 10 but also the continuation of the aforementioned Mass Battle. We do jump immediately into round 3 of that battle but the turns we’d taken so far were included in the Session 10 Synopsis and Colin has provided a quick and dirty run down of the rules system that we followed to enact that battle as well so you’re not completely lost as to what the crew is doing immediately as they start up the show.

The Mass Battle is pretty crunchy by our standards and there’s a good amount of die rolling and some table chatter about rules throughout but Colin has done what he can to limit the amount of unnecessary or irrelevant talking to keep the podcast more listenable for you guys. Regardless of the amount of rules, there were several moments in this Battle that when viewed together created their own beautiful story and we felt that letting you guys hear how the system let us build those moments was better than just doing a synopsis of the Battle. This was a serious consideration since it took half of Session 10 and all of Session 11 to complete. You guys are in this for the long haul with us, so strap in!

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Our Pun-O-Meter is only at a 1 for today as there was basically no word play during this episode but we still crack a few jokes here and there.

Please enjoy!

Legend of the Five Rings – Technical Difficulties

… And by “technical difficulties” we mean our recording of Session 10 was corrupted and lost.

You have no idea how disappointed we are to have to share this news with you all or how sad it made us to realize that this was the reality that we live in. Session 10 was basically the crown jewel of our L5R series for reasons that will be made clear later. In order to be able to bring you the rest of the story of the Samurai we’ve been talking about for some weeks, we’re looking for an alternative method than the original recording to bring that story to you! Both for the current timeline and the prologue!

But in order to do that we need to take a week off.

This will allow us to make the appropriate arrangements so that we can get you an episode that meets our desires as storytellers and your standards as our listeners. You will hear that story, even if it isn’t as we told it at the table the first time… you’ll get the story…

So thank you for your patience this week and be ready to join us next week for the continuation of L5R. Again, we are so sorry that this information is coming to you last minute like this, and that the news sucks so much.

Thank you, once again.

Humbly,
The Wednesday Night Crew

Legend of the Five Rings – Prologue Part 8

Hello!
Welcome to Part 8 of the Prologue of our Legend of the Five Rings (L5R) series!  Alex played Asahina, Kaetlyn played Matsu, Kolton played Mirumoto, and Matt played Hida in this series and Colin acted as GM.

Today, the Council of Evil is held in which the players talk mostly out of character about things their characters would know more about in character and I supply some (mostly) accurate lore for them based on Beta material supplied in the playtest packet we were playing out of and stuff I remember from a card game and reading the 4th edition players handbook once in college! … Please be gentle to us.

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Legend of the Five Rings – Prologue Part 7

Hello!
Welcome to Part 7 of the Prologue of our Legend of the Five Rings (L5R) series!  Alex played Asahina, Kaetlyn played Matsu, Kolton played Mirumoto, and Matt played Hida in this series and Colin acted as GM.

Today the newly corrupted Mirumoto and the still to be corrupted Asahina face off in the hot-boxing tent of corruption with the Crane attempting to escape and the fallen Dragon doing his best to keep him there and breathing the tainted fumes and smoke of the Shadowlands.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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Legend of the Five Rings – Prologue Part 6

Hello!
Welcome to Part 6 of the Prologue of our Legend of the Five Rings (L5R) series!  Alex played Asahina, Kaetlyn played Matsu, Kolton played Mirumoto, and Matt played Hida in this series and Colin acted as GM.

At the beginning of every session of the Legend of the Five Rings series, we played out the events of a prologue story with a second set of characters. You are about to listen to part of that story.

Today the the Crab Clan Samurai Hida and Lion Clan Samurai Matsu work to taint their companions with the Shadowlands’ influence while the Crane Clan’s Asahina and the Dragon Clan’s Mirumoto fight a desperate struggle in a the astral realm against a sinister shadow force.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Legend of the Five Rings – Prologue Part 5

Hello!
Welcome to Part 5 of the Prologue of our Legend of the Five Rings (L5R) series!  Alex, Kaetlyn, Kolton, and Matt played in this series and Colin acted as GM.

At the beginning of every session of the Legend of the Five Rings series, we played out the events of a prologue story with a second set of characters. You are about to listen to part of that story.

Today the the Samurai Hida (played by Matt) and Matsu (played by Kaetlyn) stand in opposition to Asahina (played by Alex) who desperately seeks a way to either cure his companions of the Shadowlands Taint or to convince his comrade Mirumoto (played by Kolton) that they need to act to stop their allies from enacting some terrible plan before it’s too late…

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

The Pun-O-Meter is at 2 today after a long stint at 1 due, mostly, to Kaetlyn’s undying love of bad word-play.

Legend of the Five Rings – Prologue Part 4

Hello!
Welcome to Part 4 of the Prologue of our Fantasy Flight Games Legend of the Five Rings (L5R) series!  Alex, Kaetlyn, Kolton, and Matt played in this series and Colin acted as GM.

At the beginning of every session of the Legend of the Five Rings series, starting with Session 02, we had been doing a prologue with a second set of characters. This is that secret part of the story we’ve been playing.

Today the the Samurai begin down the path of corruption as Matt’s character Hida attempts to deepen the corrupting influence of the Shadowlands Taint in Kaetlyn’s character, Matsu, while Alex’s character, Asahina, tries to find a way to save his companions.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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Our Pun-O-Meter is only at a 1 for today as there was basically no word play during this episode.

Legend of the Five Rings – Prologue Part 3

Hello!
Welcome to Part 3 of the Prologue of our Fantasy Flight Games Legend of the Five Rings (L5R) series!  Alex, Kaetlyn, Kolton, and Matt played in this series and Colin acted as GM.

At the beginning of every session of this series, starting with Session 02, we’d been doing a prologue with a second set of characters. So we are finally revealing this secret part of the story!

Today we set forth into the Shadowlands and the Samurai have some feelings about that whether they’d admit that or not.

This episode is somewhat shorter than usual, so thank you for bearing with us through that.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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Our Pun-O-Meter is only at a 1 for today as there was basically no word play during this episode.

Legend of the Five Rings – Prologue Part 2

Hello!
Welcome to Part 2 of the Prologue of our Fantasy Flight Games Legend of the Five Rings (L5R) series!  Alex, Kaetlyn, Kolton, and Matt played in this series and Colin acted as GM.

At the beginning of every session of this series, starting with Session 02, we’d been doing a prologue with a second set of characters. So we are finally revealing this secret part of the story!

Please join us as we take you back in time in our version of Rokugan to a time long before the events of the story you’ve heard up until now! Please listen as they embark on their important mission to the Shadow Lands… and argue about the best way to do that.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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Our Pun-O-Meter is only at a 1 for today as there was basically no word play during this episode.