Our Heros.   Posted by Iweko the first.Group: 0
Iweko the first
 GM, 6 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:20
Our Heros
3 great clans at most, unless the odd man out wants to be a traitor, hostage, etc. Minor clans do not contribute to the 3 clan limit. Neither do ronin or monks
GIJoo
 player, 6 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:29
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Gotcha.

Well then we've already got Mantis locked down, with the Lion looking like our potential second one.  Keep that in mind folks!  If nobody speaks up, I'm going to go ahead and claim our third as Dragon.  Easy enough to explain a Dragon samurai or two wandering around Rokugan, they kind of do their own thing anyhow.  But if there's something that you just *have* to play that you won't be able to if our third is Dragon, let me know and I can change my mind.

@Iweko
Are you alright if players end up on opposite sides, or is that something you're trying to avoid at all costs?  In a Clan Wars-esque game, there's a very real chance that not everyone ends up agreeing and players splinter off.  No complaints here mind you, one of my favorite games of L5R ever had the players divided up into two different camps (their choice, not the GMs intention).

This message was last edited by the player at 23:31, Sun 20 Aug 2017.

Iweko the first
 GM, 7 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:31
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I'm going to keep everyone on the same side at first, at least until I see how everyone's playstyle meshes. Once we've got a better idea of the group and everyone's interests, a schism may ormay not be in our future
Sofia
 player, 1 post
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:44
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I would like to play a Lion bushi too because it is the one that fits the character i have in my head the most, tough i am open to play other stuff if we have to accommodate for group shaping, since there are other bushi flavors in other clans that cold potentially do the trick.

Also, hi.
mickey65
 player, 2 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:46
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I've looked at the Wiki and don't like any of the major clans, so I'll look at the Minor Clans later.
GIJoo
 player, 7 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:49
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@Sofia
Howdy there!  Well it sounds like Lion is for sure our second clan then!

@Mickey,
what exactly are you looking for?  Might be able to save you some time/point you in the right direction.

So again, I'm looking at the Dragon unless someone runs up screaming "No, my concept absolutely requires X clan!", at which point I'm sure we can work something out.  I'll no doubt end up playing a shugenja of some sort, Tamori of course being my first choice.
Deacon
 player, 4 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:51
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Mantis opens up a LOT of possibilities with all of the Minor Houses that were assembled into it's forging... Just more fodder :)

Pretty sure that my character will still think of himself as more Wasp than Mantis, save when it's convenient. ;-)

Do we have a date for this game's kick off? (Just to know what's "history" and such)


GIJoo I may end up PM-ing you as I work out my character for advice then (for advice and to ensure we're not stepping on each other's toes)
Iweko the first
 GM, 8 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:53
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Feel free to play dragon. One of the great parts of GMing L5R is that even characters with a hate on for eachother can be forced to work together with the simple phrase :your daimyo commands it"
GIJoo
 player, 8 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 23:55
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@Deacon
I absolutely adore the Wasp, so I understand the desire completely.  And yes, the Mantis really do open up a lot of doors.  Plus they're just fun!

Absolutely!  However trust me when I say this, the shugenja schools are very different, and I have no doubt that we'll be very different characters.  Still, I'm more than willing to talk about it, so drop me a line!

@The powers that be
Oh no, for sure!  Thankfully the Dragon are fairly... easy going, and don't have 'beef' with any other clan so to speak.  So it wouldn't be entirely unheard of to have one just traveling the empire doing his own thing.  It's pretty much the only clan that can get away with it.
Iweko the first
 GM, 9 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 00:02
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The game takes place roughly 150 years after the failed spider coup. They were kicked from the empire, and then the iweko dynasty ruled for 150 years until an unnamed assassin used multiple gaijin pepper charges to destroy the imperial palace, ending the iweko dynasty. Now the empire is in turmoil, every clan vying for power
MysteriousSamurai
 player, 3 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 00:24
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Sofia and Brother do you know what lion family and school you will select?
Sofia
 player, 2 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 00:45
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My idea was to be a Matsu.
Brotherfrancis
 player, 2 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 00:47
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Akodo family and akodo bushi school.

So on paper a combat character..Were it not for being soft hearted :P
laderoda
 player, 1 post
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 01:49
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Hi all. Just added to the group. Experienced L5R player here. Looks like we've got 3 clans--Mantis, Lion and Dragon? Interesting possibilities among them all. I'm leaning toward a Lion,an Ikoma omoidasu, a courtier who's a combination bard/historian/diplomat and, in this guy's case, is kinda obnoxiously honorable and brash about it (really, that's pretty much all omoidasu.

Comments/thoughts?
GIJoo
 player, 9 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 02:20
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Looks like we've got ourselves a big ol' Lion contingent eh?  Nothing wrong with that!

Dragon is where I'm leaning, but like I said, if someone absolutely must play a clan not listed, I'm happy to work with them.
mickey65
 player, 3 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 02:25
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As I told the GM, I'm having surgery on Tuesday and can't post for a few days afterwards.

I was counting on this game having a much slower posting pace, so I'm seriously overwhelmed right now.

Maybe it would be best to park me until I've had a few days to recover from the surgery, have scared up a copy of the rulebook, and have read enough of it to create a character. Alternatively, the GM can kick me and I can send in a fresh RTJ once I'm ready, if the game is still recruiting then.
Anachronist
 player, 3 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 04:26
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So it sounds like so far we are at

Dragon - 1
Lion - 4
Mantis - 1

And the idea is to start off with everybody cooperative?
Anachronist
 player, 4 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 05:26
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I think I'm leaning towards a wild eyed Yoritomo bushi, with an eye towards becoming a Kobune Captain some day.

That should give us some more of a Mantis presence, provide some company for our Shugenja and provide a very different feel  to counterbalance our honored Lion characters.
GIJoo
 player, 10 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 10:19
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You know what?  If we're going to have such a Mantis presence, I might just steal Deacon's idea of a Tsuruchi bushi.  It'll add some range to our ranks, plus it'll open up our third clan slot to anyone who wants to do something with it.  Besides, now we have the makings of our own crew of a kobune/bounty hunting posse!

This message was last edited by the player at 10:40, Mon 21 Aug 2017.

Anachronist
 player, 5 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 13:32
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I like it!

More than happy to work with you both on filling critical needs and establishing some shared background if you are so inclined.
Deacon
 player, 5 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 14:35
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Yessss.
Anachronist
 player, 6 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 14:52
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Excellent! This is shaping up well.

So we are now at:

Lion - 4

Mantis - 3
- Tsuruchi Bushi (Bounty Hunter?)
- Shugenja
- Yoritomo Bushi (Aspiring Kobune Capt)
Brotherfrancis
 player, 3 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 17:01
Re: Our Heros
GIJoo:
Looks like we've got ourselves a big ol' Lion contingent eh?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_OkJ492ceU

Beware the lion's roar! >:O
Iweko the first
 GM, 10 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 17:41
Re: Our Heros
So, we've decided the clans. Each of you get a character concept, background, and mechanics (base +50 exp) and private message me them. Unless there's any glaring problems I'll most likely give you the go ahead. "Sage advantage" is banned, no limits on advantages/disadvantages (But any you take WILL come up) once everyone has checked in, I will post the opening scene
MysteriousSamurai
 player, 4 posts
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 00:09
Re: Our Heros
My Lion bothers and sisters. If we all pitch in 5 points we can get the shared Gentry background and be responsible for town in Lion lands. It ties us all together right away and gives us a common goal.

Any takers or thoughts on this idea?