Coming from Austria and at dance partys it is our tradition to bow and make some gestures, so when experiencing something like that at my first L5R tournament I thought it was pretty funny, considering that most card events are pretty plain and focused on the competitive side of things. When I first heard the chanting I thought it was pretty strange, but then I saw all the happy exprecions on the faces of participating men and women and I thought to myself “Who I am to judge” and simply enjoyed the inclusivness I witnessed from people I have never met before.
After aproximatly 30 games of L5R 2.0 I have to say that a lot of design flaws from the first game were removed. There are a lot of decisions in the game with grave consiquences, but boards are usually not that big, because characters have a expiration date. You also don’t have extreme blow outs, because characters don’t die when losing a conflict. I personally get a lot more enjoyment out of L5R than I currently get from AGoT and Netrunner.