Wow! Lots of posts to catch up with! I'm so glad this thread has really taken off!
I'd like to take a crack at City of Lies, but I'll have to create a new character. I don't think my "innocent, submissive Scorpion wife of a burly Crab" would survive long there.
She'd be better for a relatively safe city where intrigue rules the day. Hmmm... who should I be?
Character creation is fun, isn't it?
The best part is fleshing out the character, roleplaying-wise, such as coming up with their past, family, ancestors, beliefs, strengths, weaknesses, secrets, appearance, etc. Admittedly, as one more familiar with the d20 system of gaming, L5R rules can be a little bewildering.
I personally would prefer a more free-form style of roleplaying over dice rolls. Have mercy on my poor math skills!