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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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.

The remaining chapters cover various clans and organizations that utilize ninja and other ninja-like operatives. Results 1 to 6 of 6. He fights for pay, ninma leads his troops, and he is loyal to both his contracts and those in his employ. Is it a personal bias?


No sharing pirated material. But those Rokugan fans who wish to focus on ninja in their game or otherwise follow the metaplot should consider buying this book. That can work as an object in the setting, but doesn’t work very well as a character.

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. Thus I’ve been looking into Ninja.

There are two appendices. A few ideas are discussed for making how ninja PCs can be convincingly included in a Rokugan or other Oriental Adventures campaign.

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

The book is wqy concerned with ninja as they exist in the Rokugan setting; there are some aspects that you may steal for ninja in other settings, but the emphasis on Rokugan is strong, and the benifit for those not wishing to play in Rokugan is smaller. Submit a new text post. It is being unnoticed, and being aware.


The ninja Shugenja school from what, 3rd Edition? Percieved honour helps Yes, he definitely overheard those people in a streetfood restaurant. Is it the writing style? However, intentionally trolling, beating a dead-horse topic, arguing in bad faith, or stirring disagreements on an unrelated topic is prohibited. Chapter one covers the scorpion, the clan from which ninja originated in the Rokugan setting.

Do they play at being courtiers? Wya I’m wondering is roleplay-wise, what should I expect if I do end up playing one? He is also a pf.

I tried to do a bushi cover and it sucked o5r the very limited combat skills that the Shosuro Ninja has. Posted By Abstruse Wa, 27th December, Dojos are training schools that grant small game bonuses to a character trained in the Dojo.

Obviously, playing openly identified ninjas in a party beside honorable samurai is very poor role-playing. Here’s what I mean: A Deeper Look Spoiler warning: One new prestige class and many new feats are introduced in this chapter.

A new prestige class is presented, the Kolat assassin. It could be as a courtier, monk, Bushi from a different clan, etc. The first include a number of new equipment items. The most important thing a spy can have is a cover. 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.

I have a friend running a game for another friend and I, and we’re currently deciding what clan we want to be. Most of spywork is not sneaking. New prestige classes include the kitsuki investigator and the shadow hunter. A column here and a column there New information is presented for the Kolat that goes beyond prior products. I recommend springing for all the school skills and emphases the school he’s pretending at would have.


Most of the ‘ninja’ in my games are schooled as Bushi or Courtiers, with a focus on their sneaky abilities. If that means picking the Infiltrator or Actor school and posing as a Courtier or Bushi, so be it.

[4th Edition] Ninja Advice : rokugan

The fourth og discusses a number of minor ninja dojos. Fortunately, the interior text is dense. The book is dual-statted, featuring statistics for both the d20 version of the setting as dealt og in the Oriental Adventures and Rokugan Campaign Setting books, and the Legend of the Five Rings 2nd edition system.

The sixth chapter covers enemies of the ninja. The third chapter covers the Goju. A truth that holds for playing a spy in any setting. Join Date Ninj Posts 2, The second has some role-playing and strategy tips for ninja characters and an update to the Legend of the Five Rings metaplot.

This section contains some ninjja secrets in the Rokugan setting. Less significant than the clans and other powerful organizations like the Kolat, the minor dojo still have carved their niches in Rokugan. This is the province of a prestige class called the shosuro tejina. The hidden moon dojo harness the power of the entity known as Nothing; though the lying darkness is no more in the Rokugan setting, there are some who can still access the power of the Nothing.