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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However, intentionally trolling, beating a dead-horse topic, arguing in bad faith, or stirring disagreements ninjja an unrelated topic is prohibited. That’s pretty much the rub The introductory chapter provides a number of new feats appropriate for ninjas such as lightning stealth defrays penalties to hiding and moving silently from moving quickly or stab at the face tge the ninja to stagger an opponent with a critical hit. The numerical score is always a personal evaluation 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.

Each dojo has a few feats representing their techniques. New prestige classes include the kitsuki investigator and the shadow hunter. Most of the time, I think this ninja school spends its non-Infiltratey time posing as farmers, laborers, tradesmen, merchants, ashigaru and even eta wy courtesans geisha ninja are more likely to be Actors, IMO.

Do they pretend to be your typical bushi? Scorpion PCs are going to be called on to do underhanded stuff all the time.


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

Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. Most of the ‘ninja’ in my games are schooled as Bushi or Courtiers, with a focus on their sneaky abilities. The Infiltrators likewise are not great PCs unless they are posing as a Bushi of some sort.

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Submit a new link. Also, the idea of dojos and katas are reintroduced for the d20 system; they were first introduced in Way of the Samurai. After all, a trained swordsman would be able to tell if you were actually trained as a Scorpion Bushi, and that makes posing as one a bit of an unnecessary risk. If that means picking the Infiltrator or Actor school and posing as a Courtier or Bushi, so be it. Errors The following errors occurred with your submission.

Is it a personal bias? Katas are special maneuvers similar to feats, but they require the expenditure of XP to learn vice XP feat slots.

Not at their home, where he followed and broke in going over the roof. Dojos are training schools that grant small game bonuses to a character trained in the Dojo. I’m leaning towards doing something outside the standard since my last character was a hardcore Lion bushi who never flinched at duty.

That being the case, the book is a little costly compared to other d20 system books with similar page counts. Keep discussion wway and do not make personal attacks or use offensive language in addressing others. In my group, the Ninja just pretends to be a Courtier even to the other players to some degree.


Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Less significant than the clans and other powerful organizations innja the Kolat, the minor dojo still have carved their niches in Rokugan. Rokugan is sometimes referred to as the Emerald Empire. L5R Wikia – A good resource for lore about Rokugan.

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O5r the rest of the group will understand that dishonorable stuff might be useful now, so the Scorpion does the Scorpion thing. Yes, it stretches you a bit thin in many ways, but the ninja schools are like that, too. He fights for pay, he leads his troops, and he is loyal to both his contracts and those in his employ. Log in or sign up in seconds. I understand the whole “ninja don’t exist” thing and that being caught as a ninja is effectively game over or a really bad situation for the character.

But don’t rule out one of the other schools for a part-time ninja. In-game, each sect has a different purpose in striving towards the goal of the Kolat. The Goju are ninja that once served an entity call the Lying Darkness.

The Lying Darkness was destroyed, but the leadership was subsumed by a corrupt Dragon of Air. Noone would question the word ninjz an honourable Samurai?

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