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  1. okuma

    Kaze no Shiro Story Archive Site moving

    Thanks to you two for all your hard work over the years.
  2. Will this scenario be made available to those not at gencon ?
  3. okuma

    Where are the Kitsu?

    In old L5r, for a long time, you had nearly no Kitsu.
  4. okuma

    The silence

    There was no status in 1th edition, and yes, status and rank are different. But status isn't a well-defined value, and it's easier to compare all editions based on school rank. It doesn't mean there is no exceptions. I know, I got a bunch of characters printed in 4th edition as npc and general PC.
  5. okuma

    The silence

    It's based on side information from NPC from 1-2nd edition, stuff from 2nd edition GM book and GM's survival guide and... inside stuff from playtesting.
  6. okuma

    Generic Feelings

    I don't use those ressources, so I can't really confirm or infirm what previous posters have said, but the listing given is for games who accepts new players. They may be dozens, even hundred, of games who are ongoing and not taking new players. For the Star Wars game I did online (the only online one I did) we didn't advertize anywhere nor welcomed anyone. We were all friends of the GM who took us and only us for his game. At my local store, Pathfinder is still selling strong and we have a game there every two weeks (and I play another campaign in another club once per month). Fifth has one once per month table at best and sells correctly... But that only what i can see. Without the real selling numbers, we can't really tell much about how they perform...
  7. okuma

    The silence

    I know, I've fought the creeping rank levels increase when playtesting 3rd so we returned to the levels the topic you mention speaks of.
  8. okuma

    Agasha Family (Old and New)

    Indeed, but I used the terms that were used in the books. In order, the Dragon started with Togashi, Mirumoto and Agasha. The Kitsuki were added centuries later. Then Hitomi created her family and driven the Togashi and Agasha away. Following her departure, the Togashi and Hoshi joined in. Decades later, to end the Spirit Wars, the Tamori family was created as part of the peace treaty with Hantei XVIII
  9. okuma

    Agasha Family (Old and New)

    Indeed, some stayed, but in too small numbers to be considered a real family (and none were released ever at the time in card form). Time of the Void mention a minority.
  10. okuma

    Agasha Family (Old and New)

    The Dragon at the time had the Togashi, the Kitsuki, the Agasha and the Mirumoto. They added the Hitomi but the Togashi and the Agasha left, so no 6th family. The Tamori joined years later (in Spirit wars, so decades later in-game) but true, the Togashi and the Hoshi joined before them... but years after the Agasha left. So when they did the Agasha move, the Dragon ended with 3 families and the Phoenix 4. Not sure for balancing at the time.
  11. okuma

    The silence

    Just to point a fact people seem to be confused about... most of the samurai of a clan never go past rank 1-2, rank 3 characters are already high ranked members and rank 4 and 5 are super rare (and let's not talk about what is higher than that). That the canon. A rank 3 character has achieved a high rank in his clan and likely an important position as an officer, sensei or diplomat. So yeah, sanding rank 3 characters to do diplomatic missions is what happens in the setting. Most NPC aren't higher than rank 3, but people remember those who are higher than those because they are more memorable. People remember Kakita Toshimoko, master sensei when most of the senseis in the Kakita Academy are rank 3-4. Now, all the discussion is still relevant, just need to move the rank bar a bit lower.
  12. okuma

    Agasha Family (Old and New)

    The move was story alone. Hitomi became the clan champion after killing Togashi and asked total loyalty from her clan. The Togashi didn't really liked this and were exiled / hunted down, a move that the Agasha didn't liked very much and most of them moved to the Phoenix (which was rebuilding at the time). To ease the fealty change, the Agasha offered the multi-elemental spells to every clan.
  13. okuma

    The silence

    Isn't "only war" a war themed one ?
  14. okuma

    No role and keep no peace

    Thanks for appreciating my work ;-) For what matters, a lot of 3rd edition wasn't playtested (I know, I was there), and it's easier to adjust a more balanced, more playtested game that the bloat that was 3rd (unless you decide to not use a good part of what is available, but it's technically an homerule to do so).
  15. okuma

    Sooo...Doji Hotaru

    People started talking about this again, so I thought a new fiction was up