FnS Teaser: Q&A

  • What are you most looking forward to with this campaign? 
  • What do you enjoy most about the other players? 
  • What are you most excited for to bring to the table?

Doji Gen – Played by Kakita Kaori/Jeanne Kalvar

What are you most looking forward to with this campaign?

I”m looking forward to a great, fun game with a wonderful GM and fine group of fellow players.  I look forward to playing with some of the really unique dynamics this particular group of PCs brings to the table, and about testing out 5e mechanics with a good crew.  I also love my character and I am really looking forward to exploring her personality, relationships, and…maybe…her destiny.  If you believe in such things.

What do you enjoy most about the other players? 

I’m delighted at the prospect of playing with a group of players that is so proactive, thoughtful, eager, and knowledgeable about the world!  I feel like I can both lead and follow the action as feels right for my character, which is a change because I often feel I need to lead the table.  Everyone is wonderfully sweet and understanding, and its so exciting just to listen to them RP, let alone how nice they are to talk to out of character.  

What are you most excited for to bring to the table?

I think for this particular table, I will actually be able to bring a little humor, an injection of L5R lore, and a unique perspective with a fun character.  I’m very good at getting a ball moving when it is stuck, and coming up with those creative moments where the Players take the initiative from the GM, developing their own plan, and running with it. I hope to bring that to the table.
And science. Never underestimate the power of science.

Kuni Yui – Played by Tif / Phantasmagoricat

What are you most looking forward to with this campaign?

Getting to play the turbo rad game of L5R 5e with some really amazing people! 😄

Definitely want to have lots of cool and dramatic scenes with everyone as Kuni Yui struggles to *not* angry-punch her way through all her problems. There’s already so much depth to everyone else’s character that I don’t even know yet and I’m real excited to see how different and complementary we all are when working towards similar goals.

What do you enjoy most about the other players? 

It’s so incredibly rare to gel this easily and quickly with a group of complete strangers! The positive, silly and fun atmosphere erodes the nerves and anxiety of the logistics, session planning, and playing. The OOG text-convos that happen on the side and in between sessions is phenomenal, too. Everyone is so into the lore and rp, I love constantly learning more! I already feel like these folks have my back–in and out of game.

What are you most excited for to bring to the table?

Pure, unbridled excitement! Kuni Yui feels to me very much like a headstrong character who has so much growth potential, and a source of entertaining strife, conflict, and emotion. It’s weird to think “man I hope I can do this character justice” when you yourself created the character, but, I like feeling challenged. I love the fighting, stubborn spirit!

Akodo Riichi – Played by Sesai no Shiba Rohiteki /Tyler Denning

What are you most looking forward to with this campaign?

The interactions between the various characters and with the world.  With the way that we’ve built our characters, we’re a bit more unorthodox from what “normal” Rokugan would look like.  But, we also have the ability to highlight the interesting parts of the setting.  So this is gonna be great!

What do you enjoy most about the other players? 

We all seem to get along pretty well and easily!  Within the first meeting of each other, we laid out what we were expecting and it was pretty much in alignment with each other.  We keep things engaged and moving along, and it’s a great refreshing feeling to have such fantastic players at the table.  And the pure amount of setting knowledge is staggering, and I’m so excited to explore the areas of Rokugan that I’m not familiar with! (Besides, when I mentioned that I liked duels, they recommended I grab some dueling katas even though I was a medic. 😀 ) 

What are you most excited for to bring to the table?

I’m very excited for the amount of player agency that we’re allowed to take.  We follow the story, but we have our own agendas and motivations and it causes some inner party (and out of party) conflict.  And we can introduce Rokugan’s setting in a great and respectful way.  

I’m also excited for the ability to show off some good personal conflict.  With Riichi, he’s a trained medic, but wants to lead and duel. It’s a good dichotomy, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how that story plays out. It should be a great one! 

Bayushi Shinichi/Robert Fulkerson – Host and Narrator 

What are you most looking forward to with this campaign?

I am looking forward to watching them come to the realization that there is much more afoot than they even suspect about the white haired baby and the other white haired babies that have come before and what has happened to them. Everyone is so attached to little baby Mariko right now and I have been told that if I do anything bad to the baby I am going to regret it. Also the political and supernatural underpinnings to what is happening so far, not even my players have a real understanding of it yet, and their interest and frustration at only uncovering more questions for every one they get answered is really good so far and I hope it will be similar for the audience. 

What do you enjoy most about your players? 

What I love most about my players is how well we work as a group so far. Everyone is willing to let the others speak and have their turns, we don’t talk over each other much and when some players are having a scene the others are live commenting about it in the group chat as well as setting up future scenes with the other players so that when one scene ends, another can begin. There is a lot of trust and support built up in such a short amount of time with these relative strangers, and that is something special.  

What are you most excited for to bring to the table?

The level of tension we have built, the dramatic efforts that they were able to build up to, the established bonds of friendships together with Ryuji as well as each other, and the way we were able to communicate game concepts clearly and entertainingly I think is a real plus for an L5R Actual Play. Especially with the existing edition wars and the lack of understanding with 5th edition I hope that this show can make the game easier to play and more accessible for everyone in the community. 

Shosuro Bisho – Played by Paul

What are you most looking forward to with this campaign?

I am looking forward to being a player with a group of creative and wonderful people. We have a chance to explore the world of L5R together with our GM as cool characters and in lands that are seldom highlighted in many games: Sparrow Clan Lands. I am, in general, excited to see the GM’s and Player’s interpretation of the world of L5R and their view on the world.

I also look forward to having great interactions with the group not only as a PC but also as a player. It has been a delight so far planning and scheming as a group but also a delight as we play.

I am excited that we can bring an unique perspective as our group not only can look at the mystical and magical side of things but also use a scientific and skeptical eye. The duality of our characters seems like an interesting theme I hope that will last.

What do you enjoy most about the other players? 

I enjoy that the other players are creative and willing to work with each other. I am happy everyone is willing to open a dialogue about their characters, characters’ shared pasts, and even non-game related stuff. It is nice to have a group that is willing to communicate with each other as easily as they play with each other. It also makes me glad that we are trying to not only build up a fun group of characters but a supportive cast of players.

I also enjoy the rich world that the other players are incorporating into their characters. Great backstories with lots of depth. The other players also are great at role playing and I look forward to having more interactions with their PCs.

What are you most excited for to bring to the table?

I am most excited to bring a fleshed out character to the table that can not only be fun to play but fun to explore emotionally. I am excited to bring a little chaos and mystery to the table as secrets get dropped about my character and the other characters.

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