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A little fanfiction project: Broken Destinies

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Disclaimer: Right now, I'm satisfied with how FFG is handling L5R fictions. They are dropping familiar names and I'm hopeful they will craft a unique and interesting timeline. That being said, I'm bringing back from the dead an idea I had a little while ago. 

 

Call it nostalgia or misguided optimism, I miss some elements of the AEG way. When we look at the Organized Play events and prizes, only one tournament (World) holds a story choice. Long gone are the days of every Kotei having (arguably) impactful story prizes and I'm perfectly aware of the reasoning behind it. In fact, I agree with the logic and doesn't hold any grduges towards FFG for it. It is a good way of handling the story. Now, it doesn't stop us, as fans, to bring some of the glory of the old days back.

 

Broken Destinies is a fan-driven story project. I'm calling for amateur writers and story enthusiasts who wants to brainstorm ideas and write fictions, as well as contacting TOs for small and big tournaments around the globe and create a parralel story for L5R. The way I envision it, we could tell the stories of the little people. Those samurai have adventures far away from the spotlight, but with a life with just as much drama than the champions and glorious heroes. 

 

I do not want to set anything in stone yet, because I want to see hom many people are interested in this. Send me a PM if you think you could contribute (with ideas, writing abilities, contacts with TOs, other artistic abilities, etc.), and we'll see the scope and shape we can give to the project.

 

 

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I'm not a great writer, and not even English-native, but as long as the project works on a level that coexists with instead of superseding the official storyline, I'm quite interested.   

Meaning, if Toshi Ranbo falls to the Lion Clan, the same must happen in this storyline (that should therefore operate on a completely different level, as you suggest). 

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10 hours ago, franzvong said:

I'm not a great writer, and not even English-native, but as long as the project works on a level that coexists with instead of superseding the official storyline, I'm quite interested.   

Meaning, if Toshi Ranbo falls to the Lion Clan, the same must happen in this storyline (that should therefore operate on a completely different level, as you suggest). 

 Honestly Toshi Ranbo is in a weird place to me, because if I understand correctly the card for it is going to be a clan prize for the first Kotei series. That seems either a random prize that conflicts with the storyline, or they're planning something for the city that could explain any of the clans taking control of it. Maybe an imperial decree?

In any case though this project sounds interesting and I would be willing to lend writing and proofreading skills to the cause. 

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13 hours ago, franzvong said:

I'm not a great writer, and not even English-native, but as long as the project works on a level that coexists with instead of superseding the official storyline, I'm quite interested.   

Meaning, if Toshi Ranbo falls to the Lion Clan, the same must happen in this storyline (that should therefore operate on a completely different level, as you suggest). 

That's the goal.

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