:: bounces:: can I be the low ranking maid sent with the innocent Scorpion girl who is secretly a ninja! :: coughs and runs off before she's caught::
There are no such thing as Ninja.
- Shosuro Hairy
Has anyone ever played a member of the Unicorn Clan? I never have, but I think it'd be fun. I love how they don't care what the other clans think of their "barbarian" ways. And being able to eat meat now and then would be a nice change.
One of the players in my City of Lies tabletop game did. We had a Unicorn (Moto family, no less) Bushi, a Crane Kakita duelist (who unfortunately moved country about 1/3 of the way through the campaign), a Dragon Shukenja, a Dragon Kitsuki investigator, a Phoenix loremaster type monk, and a Wasp Tsuruchi bushi. I also NPCed a Scorpion *ahem* Courtier, who seemed to have a rather wide variety of skills. She belonged to another player who had to drop out of the campaign just after we started.
One of the more fun things with her was she enjoyed cooking, and took it on herself to cook while the party was travelling to Ryoko Owari (and getting to know each other). You have all these samurai sitting round the campfire, trying to think of an honourable way to refuse Bayushi-san's cooking night after night
She never had any intention of poisoning them, but it was certainly fun messing with their heads
Over the course of the game they also picked up a few NPC retainers, an Otaku battle maiden, another young unicorn just past his gempuku, and a Scorpion shukenja, Soshi Yuri, known far and wide for being 'much beloved of the fire kami' (or impolitely, as a deranged pyromaniac
). You've no idea just how glad the Soshi were in being able to palm her off onto the Magistrates, so she could be someone else's problem for a change.
I might be tempted to give the City of Lies another go here, but my schedule is somewhat erratic due to work. Running a premade campaign might be easier for me than relying on my fairly non existant muse as well.
I also just got the new Second City campaign, but haven't read more than the intro to that yet.