Legend of the Five Rings Character Rebuild

part of an ongoing series of articles highlighting the player side of the FFG Legend of the Five Rings Fifth edition beta. For a GM perspective check out Meatyogre’s articles.

With the beta campaign done it was decided that we should rebuild our characters using the updated rules. The DM (meatyOgre) and myself met and did the rebuild about three weeks ago. I am pleased with the updates to the experience and leveling system. Continue reading “Legend of the Five Rings Character Rebuild”

Legend of the Five Rings End of Game Impressions and Follow-up

part of an ongoing series of articles highlighting the player side of the FFG Legend of the Five Rings Fifth edition beta. For a GM perspective check out Meatyogre’s articles.

My group finished the starter campaign for the beta a few weeks ago. The verdict? I love this system. It delivered on everything I had wanted from it; the drama, the action, the politics, and the role playing. When Fantasy Flight Games release a physical book I am going to buy it for sure. I like this system much more than the Fantasy Flight Star Wars system. Continue reading “Legend of the Five Rings End of Game Impressions and Follow-up”

Legend of the Five Rings First Impressions

This is a couple months late. It has been sitting on my laptop as I was super busy with school. I will be posting a followup to this soon.

Carry on

-Feldia

Around two weeks ago the first edition of the Legend of the Five Rings 5th edition beta was released. Legend of the Five Rings is a super Asian inspired setting that is basically Japanese and Chinese history and mythology on steroids.
This beta is my first experience with LoTFR and so far as a group we have made our characters and given the pdf a full read. My first impressions have been very positive. The system uses a modified Fantasy Flight Star Wars rpg system with the special dice which I love the idea of but I hate how expensive they are. To explain instead of using a d20 system they use dice with different symbols, you roll based on your stats and each affects the roll in ways that are different from just success or fail. I want to see it in action before making a firmer judgment. Continue reading “Legend of the Five Rings First Impressions”

Nier: Automata Brief Thoughts

About a month and a half ago I bought Nier Automata when it was on sale. I had heard goods, I loved the look of the characters, the visuals, and with Platinum involved I knew the gameplay would be good. It got across the board glowing reviews. So I pulled the trigger and got it. One of the best decisions I have made, as of right now I have put 41 hours into the game and am on track to 100% it. Continue reading “Nier: Automata Brief Thoughts”

11 Lesser Known Songs from Video Games

I love listening to video game music and in the interest of sharing some of these lesser known songs I have put together a list of eleven songs in no particular order that I love. All these songs are from games that are not known for their soundtracks, are a different version of the song, were a bonus release, or have been overshadowed by other songs on the soundtrack. I have no musical training so all of this is based off of what sounds pleasing to my ear. Continue reading “11 Lesser Known Songs from Video Games”

Fire Emblem Fates Thoughts and Impressions

About three weeks ago I finished my play through of Fire Emblem Birthright on the 3ds. I am going to be writing my thoughts not just about Birthright but about Fates as a whole using what I know about Conquest and Revelations from reading plot synopsis and forums. Going into Fates I had knowledge of the several controversies that hovered around the game at the time of release such as the accusations of gay conversion in regards to one character, the problems with the localization, and the removal of head patting mini game. The overall consensus online being that FE Fates was trash. So with that context out of the way I will continue.

Heavy spoilers ahead Continue reading “Fire Emblem Fates Thoughts and Impressions”

Fire Emblem Awakening Impressions

I recently finished playing Fire Emblem Awakening so now I am going to write about my experience with it. Turn based tactical strategy RPGs are a rare breed. When they are done they tend to be good. Joan of Arc, Final Fantasy Tactics, Fire Emblem series, Tactics Ogre; all of these series that are renowned but in comparison to other genres there are not nearly as many series or games. Continue reading “Fire Emblem Awakening Impressions”

A Year of Reminders

The past year including the beginning of this year have been a great reminder to me of why I love the things I do, and why life despite being painful is also fun. This past year was like waking up from a terrible nightmare. I had felt terrible and had doubts about where my life was going. This year brought me back into reality and showed me that there is plenty to love. Continue reading “A Year of Reminders”