Way of the Ninja (Oriental Adventures Legend of the Five Rings). Home · Way of the Ninja L5R RPG Masters of Court (Legend of the Five Rings). Read more. L5R/Oriental Adventures: Way of the Ninja. Recently, during a gaming session, I came up with an Absolute Ontological Truth in gaming, which I now call the. Way of the Ninja – “Ninja are nothing more than peasant superstition and an Game Masters running the Second Edition L5R RPG will need a.

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How much of the book is used up on the other gaming system? All of that is a long way of advising you to pick a school with techniques you like and want to use, but invest in skills to make you sneaky, manipulative, and deceptive as well. That being the case, the book is a little costly compared to other d20 system books with similar page counts.

Also, the idea of dojos and katas are reintroduced for the d20 system; they were first introduced in Way th the Samurai. The group knows he’s doing horrible stuff, not quite how, but don’t care to know. It could be as a courtier, monk, Bushi from a different clan, etc. Sometimes the rest of the group will understand that dishonorable stuff might be useful now, so the Scorpion does the Scorpion thing.

A Deeper Look Spoiler warning: Katas are special maneuvers similar to feats, but they require the expenditure of XP to learn vice XP feat slots. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. After all, a trained swordsman would be able to tell if you were actually trained as a Scorpion Bushi, and that makes posing eay one a bit of an unnecessary risk.


Posted By Morrus Friday, 28th December, A few dojos are discussed. kf

I have a friend running a tue for another friend and I, and we’re currently deciding what clan we want to be. It is being unnoticed, and being aware. Join Date Apr Posts 2, Log in or sign up in seconds. The numerical score is always a personal evaluation Thus I’ve been looking into Ninja. Consider reading Dreams of Shadow from the new L5R fiction https: Results 1 to 6 of 6.

If that means picking the Infiltrator or Actor school and posing as a Courtier or Bushi, so be it. Poison people, steal this missive and deliver it to Agent X, gain the confidence of Y and let Z know what you learn Yes I highly recommend the courtier cover.

Yes, he definitely overheard those people in a streetfood restaurant. But those Rokugan fans who wish to focus on ninja in their game or otherwise follow the metaplot should consider buying this book. The Lying Darkness was destroyed, but the leadership was subsumed by a corrupt Dragon of Air.

Way of the Ninja

Join Date Ninjaa Posts 2, The third chapter covers the Goju. The painter then listens, overhearing whichever important conversations occur in the garden, and pass that information along to their superiors.

As such, their usage in a standard game is more gimmicky than anything, and tends to be difficult to work into any mixed group unless the group is what’s being infiltrated.

If they’re disguised as someone other than themselves, they follow their role.

Way of the Ninja (Oriental Adventures Legend of the Five Rings)

There are two appendices. This is the province of a prestige class called the shosuro tejina. The first include a number of new equipment items. Conclusion Overall, the book is mechanically sound, and a fairly decent update to the Rokugan setting, and the book emphasizes expostion and details regarding the Rokugan campaign setting over mechanical details. We have done exactly that once.


Way of the Ninja

Pretty much all you do is describe what’s in the book, and then give it a “3”, noting that it’s expensive, and that it’s not “nearly as interesting or engaging as Way of tye Samurai”. Absolutely no harassment, sexism, homophobia, racism, hate speech, or anything in between will be tolerated.

The second has some role-playing and strategy tips for ninja characters and an update to the Legend of the Five Rings metaplot. That one seems very specialized, probably kept in the Clan most of the time and deployed only when necessary, like a magical JSOC operator or Treadstone agent.

I’ve always liked the oniwaban spymaster style of shinobeing, where your lord expects you to come up with information you probably have no business knowing about others, relies on this from you, and in return offers the courtesy of not treating you with suspicion in an unspoken understanding of roles.

Want to add to the discussion? The Goju Stalker is specialized in finding corruptible individuals. His character sheet says courtier, at least: