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So, here's a different idea (just brainstorming here)- use the soak mechanic you have, each Maho spell causes Taint at a rate of (Maho rank) rolled d5s, keeping one die. 5's explode. This means that a rank 1 Maho spell has an 80% chance of being 4 or less points of taint (not too hard to soak), but a 20% chance of being 6-11+ or more points of taint (equal odds 6, 7,8,9,11+, which values are much harder to soak). A rank 5 Maho spell will probably be seven points (unsoaked) or less- but there's a 18.5% chance of it being 11 points or more (interestingly, the odds here are weighted slightly towards the higher values, with a 3.9% chance of seeing a 16+, descending to a 3.5% chance of seeing 11). This, to me, exemplifies the seductive nature of Maho- no matter what rank Maho, you're only soaking one (exploding) d5. The odds of the Taint being manageable are really good... except for when you roll those four 5's in a row. Then you're screwed. Low risk, but very high stakes.
I actually really like this. The site is pretty awesome, too. I would like to go with 1k1+1k0 per maho level, making a rank 5 about 9 points pre-soak, but this is the kind of risk I was looking for. You're never completely safe, but most of the time you can get away with it if you are strong enough.
Maseko is *such* a Mantis. Go ahead and post your sheet. I kinda like secrets, but given that everything has been posted, go ahead and join in, especially since I am going to talk about some of it here. So, the following are disadvantages you don't have that you might want to look at.
Contrary - (yeah I know, fuckin hypocrite, but this is what I was looking for with it...strong opinions, quick judgement, and a desire to express both)
Failure of Bushido: Courtesy - Probably pretty dangerous to have alongside Contrary, so maybe more an either/or kinda thing. In truth, I actually like this more than Contrary, as Failure of Bushido just makes sense to go along with Consumed by Knowledge. Also, I see her having trouble convincing someone she regrets something she just said/did.
Can't Lie - It's a Willpower roll, and since I see her as the type to not think before she speaks, I can see her having to focus to lie. It doesn't make her worse at it, just takes a deliberate effort to remember to do.
Also, give yourself a point for Haunted, which you currently have at 0.
For stuff you have...I'm not crazy about Daikoku's Curse combined with Ascetic, as I feel that is semi double-dipping, since both affect starting outfit. If you are willing to start without a "necessary" item or knock a point off the "price" I am okay with it.
I decided to edit history a bit. Shourido was first introduced during the Clan War (through Crab/Shadowlands talks). This means that Crab were first exposed to it and, understandably, a bit more receptive to it, but it is becoming known, though regarded as just shy of blasphemy by the Crane. Char looks fine so far, not going to count points on anyone until closer to starting.Summer:
Good point on Small vs Bishamon's blessing. I would make the latter -1k0 on all Strength rolls, including damage. 20 looks good, though.hellrazoromega:
Only 40 points for char creation in 4th.All:
I think I mentioned this on skype, but add 5 points to the limit on Disadvantages from the books.