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Playing Style?

Postby Bennanteno » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:53 am

While reading the excellent medieval Japanese rules in the archives, I stumbled upon a crucial question about brikwars itself. Two prominent units were the Samurai and the Ninja, both representing distinct styles. The samurai is honorable and fair, whereas the ninja uses any means possible to acheive his goals.

The question I would ask then is, which is the proper Brikwars attitude?
The rules seem to speak to both sides, with talk of Brikwarrior's chivalry, but also of destruction at all costs. These viewpoints are in direct opposition to one another, so which one is the real way to play Brikwars?

Note that theirs probably no "Real" answer to this question, unless it comes from some kind of moderator or overlord.
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Postby Rayhawk » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:00 am

The Tao of the warrior is the resolute acceptance of death. The samurai wants to achieve destruction just as much as the ninja does.

These are two sides of the same coin. Players treat each other honorably and fairly because they recognize that they're cooperating in a mutual goal: using any means possible to achieve destruction at all costs.

Cheating each other doesn't help with that goal, it only ruins the game for the sake of something dumb like winning. And that's the Tao of the retard.
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Postby Pvt Expendable » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:28 am

Wow well put

A Nija was also Honrable, (kept thier word, wouldnt kill innocents) but they werer more assasins and stelthy Samurai are warrior class
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Postby james+burgundy » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:47 am

I would think the samurai would be more ready for death because of a little knife he cares for gutting him self if he fails. :twisted:
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Postby Rody » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:01 am

didnt ninja's also do that??
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Postby james+burgundy » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:39 am

Um....... maybe?
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Postby Atomsk » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:53 am

Rayhawk wrote:Cheating each other doesn't help with that goal, it only ruins the game for the sake of something dumb like winning. And that's the Tao of the retard.


Well put.
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Postby Sir Lancelot » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:38 am

Rody wrote:didnt ninja's also do that??


The art of Hari Kari was one reserved for the higher class. Ninjas did not learn it, nor did women. But then again, any competent samurai wife could kill someone with a ceremonial fan so...
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Postby IVhorseman » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:01 pm

to depart from mike's mumbo jumbo voodoo nonsense answer, i offer one translated to scientific terms.

the more about one of the two sides you discover to be true, the less of the other viewpoint you will understand, yet you must realize that both exist. this is heisenberg's first theory of bricks. the only way to understand the proper concentration and equilibrium constants of

Ninja(s) -> Samurai (s), and it's reverse reaction, is to use the quantum. the quantum knows the answers, because it is the quantum. the quantum will tell you the answers, but only if you do not listen.

incedentially, my favorite quote about quantum physics is "if you suddenly understand what you're doing, you're doing it wrong".
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Postby Atomsk » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:45 pm

IVhorseman wrote:to depart from mike's mumbo jumbo voodoo nonsense answer, i offer one translated to scientific terms.

the more about one of the two sides you discover to be true, the less of the other viewpoint you will understand, yet you must realize that both exist. this is heisenberg's first theory of bricks. the only way to understand the proper concentration and equilibrium constants of

Ninja(s) -> Samurai (s), and it's reverse reaction, is to use the quantum. the quantum knows the answers, because it is the quantum. the quantum will tell you the answers, but only if you do not listen.

incedentially, my favorite quote about quantum physics is "if you suddenly understand what you're doing, you're doing it wrong".


How is that any less mumbo-jumbo-ey of an answer than talk of Tao of the Retard?
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Postby IVhorseman » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:48 pm

it's science, not pseudo science!
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Postby Almighty Benny » Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:28 pm

don't post while you're doing physics homework, IV
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Postby *CRAZYHORSE* » Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:02 pm

Sir Lancelot wrote:
Rody wrote:didnt ninja's also do that??


The art of Hari Kari was one reserved for the higher class. Ninjas did not learn it, nor did women. But then again, any competent samurai wife could kill someone with a ceremonial fan so...

It's Hara Kiri.
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Postby IVhorseman » Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:09 pm

i'm actually not taking physics this year! i just love the quantum. so very, very much.
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Postby Almighty Benny » Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:00 pm

I posted while I was doing physics homework one time, and it ended up as an extremely long and boring rant about how railguns work
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