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  1. Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! Is there any special rules for casting invocations in the shadowlands ? If there isn't, how would you handle it ? Any thoughts are welcome. See you in the Sands.
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    Stealth

    Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! Just a question: Is stealth a part of the Fitness or Skulduggery skill ? Stealth is a possible subskill of Fitness but the Skulk ninjutsu technique use Skulduggery. Any thoughts ? See you in the Sands.
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    Fixes to the Game (version 6.4) post errata 1.0

    Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! So far, i feel the fact that all Rings can be usefull both in combat and at court is a strong point of the 5th edition. See you in the Sands.
  4. Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! I was rereading the Crab schools and wondering what replace the old Lore - Shadowlands skill. It is not something common outside of the Crab clan, and it is definitely not a courtly issue. Any insight ? See you in the sands.
  5. Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! In the NPC section of the beta all NPC even non-human creatures are stated with some Void. If feels strange to me because Void was always described as something intrinsically human. Your thoughts are welcome. See you in the Sands.
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    Fear

    Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! Is there any equivalent of the old Fear ability of some creatures and school ? If not, how would you implement it ? Thanks for your answers. See you in the sands.
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    Pre-made adventures

    Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! You could easily adapt some adventures of Heroes of Rokugan 1 as they are set before the Scorpion Coup. Hope it help. See you in the Sands
  8. Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! Just a simple question, do you reckon it is possible to convert 4E characters to 5E ? If so, how would you proceed ? Thanks. See you in the Sands.
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    Mantis Clan Revealed

    Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! I loved my Mad Necromancer Khadi.... But take heart mortal one for the term "Burning Sands" appears in the beta. So with any luck they might even improved it a bit. See you in the sands.
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    Converting 4E Characters

    Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! Thanks all, right now i am trying to find a way to convert the NPC for the Naishou Province book. There are a fair number of courtier and converting shuji isn't easy since it is new 5E item. See you in the Sands.
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    Mantis Clan Revealed

    Which may be best, since AEG consistently mess that up !
  12. Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! Just dropping by in your benighted lands for a couple of questions . Would you accept multiple school with the new edition ? Then, how would you implement it ? Thanks for your input. See you in the sands.
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    Multiple School

    Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! Thanks all for your inputs. I am somewhat reluctant to allow shugenja to have multiple schools. I am well aware that shugenja could have ranks in courtier schools in the previous edition, but, as of now, most shugenja already have access to shuji techniques and I am not sure allowing them kata would be wise. What do you think ? See you in the Sands
  14. Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! Well, it is where the game come from, so it is logical that, in the early stage of the game, the rules focus on that part. It will be interesting to see if and how the designers will implement characters that doesn't neatly fit in the celestial wheel: monks, ronins, etc... See you in the Sands.
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    Beta 1st Impressions

    Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! At first glance, the beta seems very interesting. The new R&K looks fair, and the game mechanics are promising. So far we are a bit low on advantages, disavantages, spells, etc... but it is just a beta so they can come up with more for the real thing. It looks to me than we are somewhat low on skills but the subskills will probably correct this. I do not know if they plan to introduce more school to give every clan a Bushi, a Courtier and a Shugenja school, but it might be interesting if all the clan did not have access to all the options. I might be a strong incentive for clan cooperation and will help differenciate the clans. I really like the new courtier, courtier technique and composture will probably make court adventures far more risky and more interesting. All in all, quite good. I hope to playtest it soon to confirm it. See you in the Sands
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    [RPG] Winter Court 5

    Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! I was wondering if the reason the Dragon tribe are the one hosting the Winter Court 5 is because they are the only one with enough food to spare. Also I'm curious to learn why my sahir brothers are coming to this god forsaken lands. See you in the Sands.
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    [RPG] Winter Court 5

    Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! I must admit that I wasn't an admirer of the old Kanpeki, but in the last installment Kanpeki is so full of win. At long last the arrogant, xenophobic slavers from Rokugan will fall. Now, you will pay the price for your lack of vision! (insert evil laugh)
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    [RPG] Winter Court 5

    Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! If the tribe of Hida keep it that way they will soon invade Dragon territories See you in the Sands !
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    [RPG] Winter Court 5

    Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! True enough, but I would give the Story Team much credits here. So far the "non official" story arc is much better than some "official" arc we had to endure. Still, the death of an elemental dragon is a rare and monumental event. I can hardly imagine Isawa Jim saying; "Bollocks, we lost another of those -ing dragon, we have to wait for another one now !!" Are we talking lager or stout ? Are we in Guinness territory here ? See you in the sands !
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    [RPG] Winter Court 5

    Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! Another good fiction. I was especially please about the gaijin parts as they show the gaijin as sentient human beings (for better and for worse) and not just objects for the rokugani to play with. There are many clans that should think good and hard about what they stand for. Particularly after the death of the fire dragon . Also I can't wait to see the supporters of both shogun arguing at WC V. That should be an interesting meeting See you in the Sands..
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    Mechanics of the lost Minor Clans?

    Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! Right now i only have this one, i don't remember where i have put the others. Hitokage Shugenja Affinity: None / Deficiency: None Technique: One Way Through Many Paths – The Hitokage embraces all forms of magic, giving him an unparalleled variety of abilities. You gain one Void spell with each rank, but you cannot cast it as a Void spell. To cast it, you need to spend one spell slot from each one of two opposed elements (one Fire slot and one Water slot, one Earth slot and one Air slot, or two Void slots) and roll your lowest Ring/Rank. You cannot learn any other Void spells than the ones learned through this technique (unless you possess the Ishiken-do advantage) and they are not considered Void magic, but simple elemental spells of your lowest Ring (you can pick in case you have more than one Ring at the same, lowest level). I will try to find them. See you in the Sands.
  22. Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! Could it be possible to play a character from the Burnings Sands in the upcoming Winter Court V ? Over the last century many Rokugani clans had dealings with the various factions of the Burning Sands and Medinaat-al-Salaam is featured in the updated fictions. I understand that a Winter Court is mostly about inter-clan negociations and "proper" rokugani events (such as the Winding Water Banquet, Bowman’s Wager or the Devil Chase) but it could provide the players something unexpected yet already well established in the L5R setting. Of course, Burning Sands characters would probably never set foot in the Tenshukaku*, and a full delegation from the sultanate is probably too much, but a few characters might provide some interesting conversation for the players**. After all shinsei said "If you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back at you" and, of late, Rokugani have been doing more than just stare at the Burning sands. See you in the Sands ! *: not with their heads still on their shoulders **: and a good topic of gossip
  23. Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! Much more clear now, thank you. See you in the Sands.
  24. Greetings from the Sands, Evil-Smelling Brother-in-Law of a Camel! I meant that free sahir only improve 2 discipline at each insight rank instead of 3 for the Qabal sahir. I found the wording of the technique to be a bit confusing. See you in the sands
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