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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Wayy 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. In-game, each sect has a different purpose in striving towards the goal of the Kolat.

Katas are special maneuvers similar to feats, but they require the expenditure of XP to learn vice XP feat slots.

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

Obviously, playing openly identified ninjas in a party beside honorable samurai is very poor role-playing. They are guerrilla fighters, hitmen, scouts, disposable spies and so on, but due to their need to not be seen, even when operating openly, they do not often pose as samurai.

In the setting, I find them exceedingly rare. We have done exactly that once.

So sure, there are ninja Infiltrators, Actors, Shugenja and the like depending on the supplementary material you tue access tobut most ninja in my game are not schooled as such. The sixth chapter covers enemies of the ninja.


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Yes, it stretches you a bit l5g in many ways, nninja the ninja schools are like that, too. 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. If they’re disguised as someone other than themselves, they follow their role. 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 allows the ninja to stagger an opponent with a critical hit.

Thus I’ve been looking into Ninja. The Goju are ninja that once served an entity call the Lying Darkness. A painter at court has every reason to spend hours and days in the garden, lr5 the many interesting plants, and producing quality work makes that dedication not suspicious.

Way of the Ninja

ninna I figure the school has only a handful of students at any given time. The class is a spellcasting class, and a full spell list and new spells are included. The remaining chapters cover various clans and organizations that utilize ninja and other ninja-like operatives. The ninja Shugenja school from what, 3rd Edition?

Join Date Sep Location brink of total screaming madness Posts 6, Chapter one covers the scorpion, the clan from which ninja originated in the Rokugan setting. He fights for pay, he leads his troops, and he is loyal to both his contracts and those in his employ.

Keep discussion civil and do not k5r personal attacks or use offensive language in addressing others. What I’m wondering is roleplay-wise, what should I expect if I do end up playing one? Eventually, ninja started working for a variety of wwy, and many clans use ninja-like espionage techniques that would never suffer being called “ninja.


The book is dual-statted, featuring statistics for both the d20 version of the setting as dealt with in the Oriental Adventures and Rokugan Campaign Setting books, and the Legend of the Five Rings 2nd edition system. Reset Fields Log in.

I recommend springing for all the school skills and emphases the school he’s pretending at would have. Submit a new link. This is the province of a prestige class called the shosuro tejina. Think of them as part-time ninja. A few ideas are discussed for making how ninja Hhe can be convincingly included in a Rokugan or other Oriental Adventures campaign.

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The group knows he’s doing horrible stuff, not quite how, but don’t care to know. Actors are deep cover spies. 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.

His character sheet says courtier, at least: That wqy the case, the book is a little costly compared to other d20 system books with similar page counts. Scorpion PCs are going to be called on to do underhanded stuff all the time.