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Offline godfangTopic starter

Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« on: May 05, 2014, 07:29:32 PM »
I have been wanting to DM a one shot game set in an Oriental Fantasy setting, but first i want to see which system people are interested in using.

Legend of Five Rings (4th edition)
Obviously tailor made for an Oriental Fantasy setting, but due to the mechanic, i think if i DO dm a Legend of Five Ring game, i'd use Rokugan as a setting. Perhaps a court intrigue game. I am actually quite eager to do a L5R game because i think it's nice to have something other than Pathfinder on these boards


Pathfinder

The most popular system in E right now it seems, Pathfinder can easily be used for an Oriental style game (with just some refluffing of the classes). It's slightly overdone here but hey, there's a reason for that. For this, i will use an Original Setting. It would be more action based than the Legend of Five Ring one as well, perhaps a full blown adventure through the land.


Fate: Core

The most versatile system, you can use it for ANY kind of game, but the battle system leaves alot to be desired. I would have a game that focuses more on story and intrigue if we use this one, and i will most likely use an original setting as well.

So, which systems do you guys want to play and why? Once i figured out which system to use, i'll put up a story

Offline CarnivalOfTheGoat

Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 07:44:52 PM »
I would be most interested in an Lo5R or Pathfinder-based game as you have described them here, particularly a court intrigue game, as I have seen few of those which actually got past character generation, and I really, really could use a game right now which rewarded subtlety.

So yeah...Subtlety! Yes. Please. Intrigue. Lots of dark-lantern work and the pressures of social, familial, clan and court obligations all constraining how much one can be seen to be actually taking a hand in things. Layers within layers and finding out after weeks that your carefully crafted cunning plan is in fact exactly what the person you thought you were working against had hoped to manipulate you into.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2014, 08:12:06 PM by CarnivalOfTheGoat »

Offline godfangTopic starter

Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 07:49:50 PM »
I do think there will be place for people playing Bushis in the Intrigue L5R game too, but combat would be brief and not as common as in regular games. Would you prefer everyone is on the same side, or if everyone has their own agendas?

Offline CarnivalOfTheGoat

Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 08:03:46 PM »
I do think there will be place for people playing Bushis in the Intrigue L5R game too, but combat would be brief and not as common as in regular games. Would you prefer everyone is on the same side, or if everyone has their own agendas?

If I had the option, I'd prefer a situation where everyone had their own agendas but in many cases were forced to work together for other goals. It creates a much more interesting tension (in my opinion) when there are situations where propriety or loyalty to a higher power demand that everyone truly work together...Even blood enemies.

Even if everyone were on one side and in one clan, that doesn't necessarily means scheming for position, vengeance, wealth, or recognition can't be going on, right?

It just means they have to be extra-subtle about it.

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 08:29:19 PM »
 I would be interested in an L5R4e game....

Offline godfangTopic starter

Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014, 09:11:10 PM »
That's two for L5R, looking good so far!

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2014, 12:37:22 AM »
L5R

Offline AndyZ

Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2014, 01:54:16 AM »
I've been wanting to learn Fate Core.  I've been playing Dresden and have most of the system down, though.

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Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2014, 01:55:01 AM »
Legend of the Five Rings is amazing.  :) 

Pathfinder is fun too. 

Offline Marie Reynolds

Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2014, 07:46:26 PM »
L5r would be my vote!

Offline CarnivalOfTheGoat

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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2014, 09:44:16 PM »
I am detecting a trend.

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2014, 09:46:14 PM »
My problem is that work's been kicking my ass lately, and now I have MORE stuff on top of that that I need to be doing.... little time for any gaming :/

Offline Flying Tengu

Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2014, 12:50:39 AM »
L5R!

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Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2014, 07:24:21 AM »
L5R is always popular, but getting someone to run it can be tricky enough.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2014, 07:24:55 AM »
It certainly has a reputation on Elliquiy as being near impossible to run.

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Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2014, 07:35:45 AM »
I've run it both on the boards and on our voice server. Like any system game on the boards though, it has a tendancy to bog down when the dice come out.

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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2014, 08:01:58 AM »
There's ways to mitigate that.  Unfortunately the best one I know is for the GM to have contact with all the players via a text chat program, which they use to help get rolls resolved. 

Another good thing is to have the GM handle certain non-vital rolls, like initiative. 

Offline godfangTopic starter

Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2014, 09:03:40 AM »
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I've run it both on the boards and on our voice server. Like any system game on the boards though, it has a tendancy to bog down when the dice come out.

But this is the same for any system, no? It seems like L5R is pretty popular, will make a thread soon

Offline godfangTopic starter

Re: Oriental Fantasy RPG (System based, looking for players)
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2014, 06:39:52 PM »
https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=203458.0


Here's the application thread people!