Sengoku
 member, 10 posts
Fri 27 Jul 2018
at 19:57
L5R RPG Sandbox
Looking for a game of Legend of the Five Rings RPG, preferably 4th Edition or the new 5th Edition (beta until official release). I think the game could lend well to a sandbox style setting so players are not bogged down by inactivity. Thoughts?
MrBlackstone
 member, 3 posts
Sun 29 Jul 2018
at 01:19
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I feel like it could run very well as a sandbox but you’d have to change the theme somewhat. If the players were a band of ronin(probably not built as such, but thematically) or the party was evil then sure. Or if it was during one of the clan wars and all the players were from the same clan or allied clans. I just don’t see the group of mates from different clans that the standard campaign portrays as a good setting for sandbox but I could be wrong. That being said I would love to try even if it was the standard pal adventures, with a preference for 4e.
kingjawa
 member, 66 posts
Sun 29 Jul 2018
at 02:19
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I would love to play in a 4e game in which we were all the same clan.
Sengoku
 member, 11 posts
Sun 29 Jul 2018
at 04:01
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I am agreeable to a game with an emphasis on one clan. Here are some ideas:

Crab - A group stationed on the Wall, fighting the Shadowlands.
Crane - A political envoy to the Imperial City.
Dragon - A detachment of samurai investigating the heretical Perfect Land Sect.
Lion - A unit of soldiers stationed at a border fort about to go to war with a rival neighbor.
Phoenix - A group of inquisitors investigating spiritual affairs due to an elemental imbalance in the Empire.
Scorpion - A Scorpion winter court entertaining guests and furthering their clan's agenda throughout.
Unicorn - A caravan traveling to and from the Burning Sands.
Amora korzech
 member, 185 posts
Sun 29 Jul 2018
at 05:27
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I'd be down for a single clan sandbox in 4e as well. Any of the clans really for that.
Novocrane
 member, 372 posts
Sun 29 Jul 2018
at 05:33
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I like the idea of a travelling caravan, with the caravan itself being the stable constant for sandboxing.
Amora korzech
 member, 186 posts
Sun 29 Jul 2018
at 05:44
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Also gives good fodder for a lot of misadventure and plot hooks. As well as just a core purpose to fall back on in terms of sandbox.
MrBlackstone
 member, 6 posts
Sun 29 Jul 2018
at 06:31
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Plus I feel that Unicorns allow for the most variety of characters. 4e has 5 unicorn bushi schools, 3 unicorn shugenja schools and 1 courtier school, additionally at least thematically they are the most likely to use gaijin gear or study in a different clan's school so...
Amora korzech
 member, 187 posts
Sun 29 Jul 2018
at 06:50
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Also the least likely clan to go ballistic over gaijin cultural norms outside the Mantis lol.
Sengoku
 member, 12 posts
Mon 30 Jul 2018
at 00:59
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So, a Unicorn sandbox?
MrBlackstone
 member, 7 posts
Mon 30 Jul 2018
at 03:11
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Seems to be the consensus.
Novocrane
 member, 373 posts
Mon 30 Jul 2018
at 03:57
L5R RPG Sandbox
In reply to MrBlackstone (msg # 8):

I'd hope for reduced cost Different Schools as an option, assuming 4e. Also a day or so talking ooc to get a variety of characters. Not necessary, though.
Sengoku
 member, 13 posts
Mon 30 Jul 2018
at 12:52
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My body is ready.
coryanderson1
 member, 88 posts
Mon 30 Jul 2018
at 15:31
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Has a GM for this been found? I've run a few L5R games. Mostly 3rd and a few 4th. Huge fantasy flight supporter so I wouldnt mind learning and running the new set
Sengoku
 member, 14 posts
Mon 30 Jul 2018
at 17:37
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MrBlackstone above mentioned running in 4th Edition. I'd also be inclined to play in a second game playtesting 5th Edition until it's official release some time after GenCon.
Amora korzech
 member, 188 posts
Tue 31 Jul 2018
at 01:13
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Well now we just need the game and then we ride! :D
MrBlackstone
 member, 9 posts
Tue 31 Jul 2018
at 09:09
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Someone has put an IC up for basically this very thing. I am currently working on something that uses the 4e system but takes place in a more medieval setting that would be sandbox but doesn't quite meet the request for this. Though if you are interested I can send you guys PMs once it is up and running.
Amora korzech
 member, 189 posts
Tue 31 Jul 2018
at 20:33
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Well, I'm interested but my investment was as much setting as the mechanics of the system itself. Just somewhat prefer 4th Ed for the fact I have most of the books and beta stuff can always be a touch wonky.

This message was last edited by the user at 20:34, Tue 31 July.

Novocrane
 member, 377 posts
Wed 1 Aug 2018
at 01:57
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In reply to Amora korzech (msg # 18):

Ditto.