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  1. The L5R wiki could fill in a gap for the time being. The other options are 1) Start your game with a Winter Court. Winter Court a group will spend the winter months in one of the keeps and it surrounding villages. It will need to be a courtly intrigue or mystery adventure but those are fun, and the hostile winter gives a reason why they can’t venture far. 2) Carpenter Wall adventure. The players are representing their clan at the wall. They can venture in the shadowlands, wheel and deal with the crab and the Yasuki family. This will be more of a combat style game, but you don’t have to worry about the Shadowlands geography changing. It’s a land twisted by Oni and evil.
  2. You could write up a little cheat sheet for some of the etiquette bits. When I do setting rich, I'll write up a quick paragraph for each of the major factions and the general politics/people that would be commonly known.
  3. Counterpoint to ExplodingJoe, they would keep their original family bonus. A person can join whenever and the trait bonuses tend to reflect bloodline, focused training, natural skill etc. I think it would ultimately fall on the narrative reasoning. If the Mirumoto that joined was failing his schooling and decided to abandon the Niten school and join the order, they keep their original family bonus. If an Agashi that was found by a monk at birth and brought to the temple, I'd go with Togashi order.
  4. It seems like even among the community there are different interpretations of them. Seems like this is a bigger can of worms than I thought. @llamaman88 thanks for the wiki link. It really didn't help me out for this question, but it's opened up a lot more understanding about a ton of other Rokugani topics. Thank you for posting it! I also appreciate everyone's input into helping me try and understand these guys.
  5. Hey folks, I really need some help. I don’t understand how to RP or utilize the Togashi monks. I understand they are “monks” but there seems to be implications that they can serve as courtiers or Bushi. But past the most basic understanding I don’t get them. So, I’m hoping that these questions can help my understanding. Thank you very much for the assist on this folks. 1) How do they actually fit in society? All their descriptions simply say they hang out in the mountains seeking understanding and enlightenment then occasionally venture forth and offer riddles in court and occasionally fight. 2) Are they actually Samurai or are they Monks? My understanding has been they are “monks” but are afforded all the status and respect of being a Samurai. 3) How often do they interact with the world at large and just the Dragon clan? 4) When asked by the clan to go forth and be “useful” do they act as courtiers, yojimbo, other? I’m sure I’m overthinking all of this, but this has been something I’ve never understood since I started L5R. Thank you very much, again.
  6. It’s about as odd as the Mirumoto Two Heavens Adept not getting Spinning Blades style as a starting kata option.
  7. Can anyone purchase Ninjutsu techniques, or only characters that have them in their curriculum?
  8. This makes more sense. If I am a Dragon bushi that is opposed to the Niten style and believe Archery is superior, I should be able to put that point in Ranged vs seafaring.
  9. Can you really defy the Mantis clan archetype though? They are pretty fast and loose with traditions and formalities.
  10. Ooooh, I'm not so familiar with this time period. Four Winds was when I started the card game. Well, regardless of their reasoning for Tortoise it's still a safe assumption we will get more Minors if not a book similar to AEG's "Secrets of the Empire".
  11. Tortoise is surprising. Wouldn't have expected them to be the Minor Clan of choice. Monkey or Hare would have been my top guesses for inclusion like that.
  12. @ work, so I can't look at the PDF...Are we getting hints that Mantis Clan with rise to Great Clan status (again) or is this more of a "Hey, we know you guys like Mantis and it would be a disservice to the fan-base not to give you the option" ?
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