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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It could be as a courtier, monk, Bushi from a different clan, etc. In the setting, I find them exceedingly rare. Do they play at being courtiers? This includes the leaves of the tree dojo, the open eye dojo, and the magistrates. People have different opinions all the time, and reasonable discussion is always welcome, so long as it doesn’t break Rule 1.

Absolutely no harassment, sexism, homophobia, racism, hate speech, or anything in between will be tolerated. Most of the ‘ninja’ in my games are schooled as Bushi or Courtiers, with a focus on their sneaky abilities.

A few ideas are discussed for making how ninja PCs can be convincingly included in a Rokugan or other Oriental Adventures campaign. This review deals primarily with those portions of the book written for the d20 system. New prestige classes include the kitsuki investigator and the shadow hunter.

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Thus I’ve been looking into Ninja. The class is a spellcasting class, and a full spell list and new spells are included.


Wednesday, 20th October, How much of the book is used up on the other gaming system? Yes, he definitely overheard those people in a streetfood restaurant. But those Rokugan fans who wish to focus on ninja in their game or otherwise follow the metaplot should consider buying this book.

Most of spywork is not sneaking. All the illustrations have a crisp and evocative style, and the art ninna a greater variety and more interesting depictions than many earlier d20 Rokugan books. This section contains some setting secrets in the Rokugan setting. They are probably all aware of each other on some level from their education, but have zero contact and would not recognize one another.

Join Date Apr Posts 2, Join Date Jan Posts 2, Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. We have done exactly that once. There are two appendices. The fo 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.

Maybe you have the Spy Network Advantage and let lesser peoples do the actual dishonorable legwork for you to take advantage of in your more unbesmirched courtier existence. I don’t understand your review. A column here and a column there The introductory chapter provides a number of new feats appropriate for ninjas such tbe 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.

The book is primarily 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.


Fortunately, the interior text is dense. The interior art is generally very nijja. That being the case, the book is a little costly compared to other d20 system books with similar page counts. The Lying Darkness was destroyed, but the leadership was subsumed by a corrupt Dragon of Air. Is it uninspired feats and prestige classes?

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

A Deeper Look Spoiler warning: A new system is introduced here similar to the taint system for recording shadow corruptionand a new prestige class is introduced, the Goju Stalker.

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. Posted By Abstruse Thursday, 27th December, Is it the writing style?

As far as being a Rokugan book goes, I didn’t find the book to be nearly as interesting or engaging as Way of the Samuraiand the book is just as expensive.

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.

Consider reading Dreams of Shadow from the new L5R fiction https: Wednesday, 7th May, Percieved honour helps Yes, he definitely overheard those people in a streetfood restaurant. Being a ninja is more a matter of will and discipline than anything, with slipping into someone’s wwy at night and slitting their throat being a rare, severe last resort.