Way of the Ninja (Oriental Adventures Legend of the Five Rings). Home · Way of the Ninja L5R RPG Masters of Court (Legend of the Five Rings). Read more. L5R/Oriental Adventures: Way of the Ninja. Recently, during a gaming session, I came up with an Absolute Ontological Truth in gaming, which I now call the. Way of the Ninja – “Ninja are nothing more than peasant superstition and an Game Masters running the Second Edition L5R RPG will need a.

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Or is it something that really varies from ninja to ninja depending on their skill set? Katas are special maneuvers similar to feats, but they require the expenditure of XP to learn vice XP feat slots. And of course it’s personal.

Pretty much all you do is describe what’s in the book, and then give it a “3”, noting that it’s expensive, and that it’s not “nearly as interesting or engaging as Way of the Samurai”. The fourth chapter discusses a number of minor ninja dojos. Being a ninja is more a matter of will and discipline than anything, with slipping into someone’s room at night and slitting their throat being a rare, severe last resort.

Wednesday, 7th May, The interior art is generally very good. Wednesday, 20th October, This caused many ninja to go deeper underground and scatter. Absolutely no harassment, sexism, homophobia, racism, hate speech, or anything in between will be tolerated. The book has a heavy bond paper that makes it seem more substantial, but in truth, the book has no more pages than the WotC class books which are priced for five dollars less. The fifth chapter introduces some ninja-like figures and organizations that serve the great clans.


No sharing pirated material. As such, their usage in a standard game is more gimmicky than anything, and tends to be difficult to work into any mixed group unless the group is what’s being infiltrated. A Deeper Look Spoiler warning: The third chapter covers the Goju. Rokugan is sometimes referred to as the Emerald Empire.

Aside from the one Actor PC we had who was eventually uncovered, vanished, then reappeared as someone elsethat is. I tried to do a bushi cover and it sucked with the very limited combat skills that the Shosuro Ninja has.

The ninja Shugenja school from what, 3rd Edition?

Sometimes the rest of the group will understand that dishonorable stuff might be useful now, so the Scorpion does the Scorpion thing. Ths pretty much the rub P ; and acts accordingly. There is more new d20 stuff than new L5R 2e stuff The goal is keeping up plausible deniability.

[4th Edition] Ninja Advice : rokugan

Scorpion PCs are going to be called on to do underhanded stuff all the time. The best way for a cover to hold is if it’s real. Submit a new link. People have different opinions all the time, and reasonable discussion is always welcome, so long as it doesn’t break Rule 1.

Yes, it stretches you a bit thin in many ways, but the ninja schools are like that, too. The second chapter covers the Kolat, an organization in Rokugan which wishes to break the rule of humanity away from the kami.

The Goju Stalker is specialized in finding corruptible individuals. The innja chapters cover various clans and organizations that utilize ninja and other ninja-like operatives.

All the illustrations have a crisp and evocative style, and the art shows a greater variety and more interesting depictions than many earlier d20 Rokugan books.

Way of the Ninja

I have a friend running a game for another friend and I, and we’re currently deciding what clan we want to be. His character sheet says courtier, at least: Percieved honour helps Yes, he definitely overheard those people in a streetfood restaurant.


What I’m wondering is roleplay-wise, what should I expect if I do end up playing one? The most important thing a spy can have is a cover. Chapter one covers the scorpion, the clan from which ninja originated in the Rokugan setting. I’m more curious about what exactly a ninja does for their day-to-day when they aren’t being sneaky and honor-less. They are probably all aware of each other on some level from their education, but have zero contact and would not recognize one another.

I figure the school has only a handful of students at any given time. Think of them as part-time ninja. Eventually, ninja started working for a variety of clans, and many clans use ninja-like espionage techniques that would never suffer being called “ninja.

Is it the writing style? If they’re pretending to be normal Scorpion samurai, they follow their role. If that means picking the Infiltrator or Actor school and posing as a Courtier or Bushi, so be it. This includes the daidoji harriers which are part of the crane clan but unknown outside of itthe first strike dojo which serves the crab clanand the ikoma spymasters which serve the lion clan.

Reset Fields Log in. It’s very similar to asking what the Shosuro Actor does when they’re not being sneaky and dishonourable. Yes, he definitely overheard those people in a streetfood restaurant.