Nu_Fenix
 member, 136 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 22:08
L5R 4e?
I was wondering if there is anyone out there willing to run a game of L5R 4th edition?

I got it as a pdf as the setting interested me and I play the LCG, but games are exceedingly rare. I joined one a while ago on here, but it fizzled during setup. As such, I haven't tried out the game at all, beyond reading the book.

Is there anyone out there who is willing to run a game of it?

I would be more interested in the courts aspect than fighting the shadowlands, a Rokugan meets Game of Thrones style would be ideal.
Hapax Legomenon
 member, 17 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 22:21
L5R 4e?
I could be curious about the right L5R game as well.
Novocrane
 member, 380 posts
Thu 23 Aug 2018
at 00:32
L5R 4e?
Ditto on interest.
Nu_Fenix
 member, 137 posts
Mon 3 Sep 2018
at 18:18
L5R 4e?
Bumping to try for more interest - At least 3 players for a prospective GM, and I'm sure an advert would get more!
Kobolum
 member, 2 posts
Tue 4 Sep 2018
at 01:21
L5R 4e?
Um...I could do it. I've never run a Legend of the Five Rings game before though, and I've never run a game on this site ever but I could do it if nobody else wants to.
Novocrane
 member, 382 posts
Tue 4 Sep 2018
at 13:35
L5R 4e?
Did you have anything in mind? Or would it be something to talk about after setting up the game?
BFink
 member, 49 posts
Tue 4 Sep 2018
at 14:22
L5R 4e?
Happy to co-GM, if there is a willing main GM.
Kobolum
 member, 3 posts
Wed 5 Sep 2018
at 02:00
L5R 4e?
In reply to Novocrane (msg # 6):

I know where I want everyone to start and I know where I want you to end, getting there is the real challenge for me.
Nu_Fenix
 member, 138 posts
Wed 5 Sep 2018
at 16:30
L5R 4e?
I would make sure it is clear you are new to the site and system in the game, and state up front what type of game it will be. If it will be players marching into the shadowlands, the last thing you want are a bunch of pacifistic courtier applying!
madzx
 member, 14 posts
Wed 5 Sep 2018
at 17:56
L5R 4e?
I'd love to join the game if possible.
Kobolum
 member, 4 posts
Wed 5 Sep 2018
at 18:45
L5R 4e?
In reply to Nu_Fenix (msg # 9):

I didn't make it clear how much experience I have the game (some but not much) but I did make it clear that I am new to the site.

As for your other concern... well this is a play by post game so I can tailor the experience is necessary without any hassle because I'll have days to work things out, but I wouldn't use your example as the opening to the game.

First of all throwing people into the Shadowlands is a big deal for a multitude of reasons, there's a reason no regular crusade style events happen in it.

Second of all even with my short experience I've learned that using the Shadowlands as endgame a material is the best course of action. There are a lot of nasty things that can happen to the player characters while you're there and continuing a game on with those effects plaguing your character afterwards tends to cause a lot of player discomfort.

Third and most importantly fighting monsters and demons tends to be the exact opposite reason that people come to this kind of game. I myself discovered this game when I was looking for an experienced other than fighting monsters and demons in the same tired and old Dungeons & Dragons game that you can find anywhere and everywhere.

And that's really what it comes down to. People who want to play this game, even just to try it, are doing it because they want to experience Rokugan. It's why the people who make this game hardly ever touch the world outside of Rokugan, because it's not about the rest of the world, it's about this place with its unique culture, lifestyle, and people.

I'm not sure how to end of this little rant so I guess I'll just finish it with this: if anybody who has read all of this is thinking of making a silent tank character whose only interested in fighting, please don't.

This message was last edited by the user at 18:47, Wed 05 Sept.

Kobolum
 member, 5 posts
Wed 5 Sep 2018
at 20:54
L5R 4e?
I also now realized I forgot to address the original question. My plan is to have the characters be new samurai going around trying to gain glory for their respected clans and themselves. In other words a pretty standard campaign, although as I said I do have an intended end in mind.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the user at 20:54, Wed 05 Sept.

Nu_Fenix
 member, 139 posts
Wed 5 Sep 2018
at 21:49
L5R 4e?
In reply to Kobolum (msg # 11):

I meant saying you're new to the site in the game if you go ahead, as if you do make it, you might have applicants beyond who has given interest here.

And I'm completely on board with focusing on what makes Rokugan special, and not just Japanese inspired D&D.
Novocrane
 member, 384 posts
Thu 6 Sep 2018
at 05:49
L5R 4e?
I've heard anyone who believes visiting The Wall and dealing with its challenges solely to be tiresome D&D cliche should GM / find a GM willing to run 'Mirror, Mirror'. The intro page has kept me from reading further (just in case I ever stumble across a game), but no one I know has said bad things about it.
Sengoku
 member, 20 posts
Fri 7 Sep 2018
at 20:45
L5R 4e?
Mirror, Mirror is an amazing module.
Kobolum
 member, 6 posts
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 03:05
L5R 4e?
In reply to Novocrane (msg # 14):

Well you're fresh out of luck here, I don't have Mirror, Mirror.
Nu_Fenix
 member, 140 posts
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 17:23
L5R 4e?
So, are you feeling up for running a game Kobolum? As you can see you would get players.
Novocrane
 member, 385 posts
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 20:56
L5R 4e?
In reply to Kobolum (msg # 16):

I'd prefer you run your own concept, but it's free and fan-made. In fact, Kaze no Shiro has a lot of free, useful L5R material. Still, food for thought on the Crab.

http://www.kazenoshiro.com/for...Mirror,%20Mirror.pdf
Kobolum
 member, 7 posts
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 21:47
L5R 4e?
Alright I'll do it but I'll need to figure out how to run a game on this site first, and I'll need to think of an opening adventure. If push comes to shove I can just convert The Topaz Championship from 3rd Edition to 4th edition. That shouldn't be too hard and then I can start running a game from there.
Kobolum
 member, 8 posts
Tue 11 Sep 2018
at 21:23
L5R 4e?
Okay I think I know enough about this site (meaning that I know next to nothing) to at least start character creation. So who's still here besides Nu_Fenix so I know who to send an invite to?
Novocrane
 member, 386 posts
Tue 11 Sep 2018
at 22:40
L5R 4e?
If you put a link to the game here, a description of how you want people to apply there, and send a group rmail to everyone who said they're interested (if they're not, they'll say or stay quiet), that should work.
Kobolum
 member, 9 posts
Wed 12 Sep 2018
at 22:55
L5R 4e?
link to another game

Here's a link to the game. I want people to answer The Game of Twenty Questions to apply, and we can hash out any character relationships and connections, if there are any, later.