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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In the setting, I find them exceedingly rare. A few dojos are discussed.

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If that means picking ll5r Infiltrator or Actor school and posing as a Courtier or Bushi, so be it. Each dojo has a few feats representing their techniques. Being a ninja is more a matter of will and discipline than anything, with slipping into someone’s room at night and slitting their throat being a rare, severe last resort.

Scorpion 5lr are going to be called on to do underhanded stuff all the time. 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.


As such, their usage in a standard game is more gimmicky than anything, and tends to be difficult to ov into any mixed group unless the group is what’s being infiltrated. Is it uninspired feats and prestige classes? He fights for pay, he leads his troops, and he is loyal to both his contracts and those in his employ. 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.

Way of the Ninja

Ninja typically have a cover that they maintain during their off hours, and you would need to maintain that. This includes the leaves of the tree dojo, the open eye dojo, and the magistrates. Noone would question the word of an honourable Samurai? His character sheet says courtier, at least: Want to add to the discussion?

The numerical score is always a personal evaluation I recommend springing for all the school skills and emphases the school he’s pretending at would have. However, intentionally trolling, beating a dead-horse topic, arguing in bad faith, or stirring disagreements on an unrelated topic is prohibited.

Most of spywork is not sneaking. The third chapter covers the Goju.

Genuine professional talent and legitimacy are a shield. The sixth chapter covers enemies of the ninja. I don’t understand your review.

Do they pretend to be your typical bushi? 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. Actors are deep cover spies. A new prestige class is presented, the Kolat assassin.


The group knows he’s doing horrible stuff, not thee how, but don’t care to know.

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

Way of the Ninja. That can work as an object in the setting, but doesn’t work very well as a character. Wednesday, 20th October, Yes, it stretches you a bit thin in many ways, but the ninja schools are like that, too.

As ninaj everyone else is pointing out, perceived honor and plausible deniability is key. The Lying Darkness was destroyed, but the leadership was subsumed by a corrupt Dragon of Air.

A typical bushi also has ninja training. Katas are special maneuvers similar to feats, but they require the expenditure of XP to learn vice XP feat slots. A new system is introduced here similar to the taint system for recording shadow sayand a new prestige class is introduced, the Goju Stalker.

In my group, the Ninja just pretends to be a Courtier even to the other players to some degree. Results 1 to lr5 of 6. This section contains some setting secrets in the Rokugan setting.