Legend of the Five Rings is one of the most amazing roll playing settings I've ever encountered, a fantasy game inspired at it's heart--not by Arthur or Charlemaing--but Masamune and Jubei.
It creates a fantasy playground both beautiful and exotic, with equal opertunities for courtly intruige, mortal war, detective work, and horible wars against inhuman oni. Not to mention fantasy races far more exotic than any dwarf or hobbit. And it's filled with primers for us poor western folk for how to talk and act like a samurai!
So why, I ask you, do I, when expressing interest in gaming in a world where samurai guard a great wall on a vast continent, attract authentic historical roll playing Nazis like flies?
And so I come in my defiance to you, precious elliquieans, in search of 7 Lecherous Samurai and/or a few damsels who would not bend knee to the Oni no matter how their blossoms dripped.
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Okay, if you bore with me through the above rant, please understand it's not my intention to run a farce or L5R orgy game. I just think inserting a healthy dose of E into a solid Legend of the Five Rings game will help keep me from taking myself too seriously. Plus it's fun!
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This story still needs a little work, but in general, I have the impression that a province close to the dragonwall is falling into disorder. For whatever reason, the Emperor sends in a small group to investigate the source of the issues and re-establish order before the situation degrades into a war in a province where the shadowlands could easily take advantage of that weakness.
Unfortunately the bureaucrat assigned to gather the group and sassing them had a difrent agenda, and he selected a mish mash of magistraits, monks and shugenja with a reputation for their leachery, and backed them up with a number of virgin samurai women.
With a crafty Oni general rallying forces while fomenting unrest among the naga, and the imperial agents looking into this catastrophe too busy rooting out the plots they get wind of, Rokugan's only hope may be the misfits that were chosen to doom it.
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What do you think folks?