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Index/list of published NPCs?

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Now that there are a respectable handful of sourcebooks/modules/etc, I've been wondering if anyone has a list somewhere of all the NPCs that are scattered throughout all of those publications? They tend not to be listed in the TOC, so you really just have to hunt through every chapter for them--fine if you're browsing or using one of the adventure seeds as-is, less convenient when you're like "I need to generate a monk adversary to interact on a fairly even basis with my rank 1 player group; is there already an existing one I can tweak?"

If there is such a list I'd love to find it...
 

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4 hours ago, Tonbo Karasu said:

I'm pretty sure that the NPCs are in the index post vy @sndwurks, pinned to the top.

I think locust shell is looking for characters specifically rather than just family/clan/school list.

I could do a list of characters with defined stats, but then it would be limited to just what is in the RPG books and not include the characters in the card game nor the novellas.  And I do NOT have the discipline to re-read the books in their entirety to catch the characters without specified stats.  Sorry if that is not very helpful.  The number of named characters on the L5R wiki which includes AEG is huge.

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46 minutes ago, neilcell said:

I think locust shell is looking for characters specifically rather than just family/clan/school list.

Ah, yep, sorry if that didn't come through clearly--I meant NPCs with already existing stat blocks for the RPG!

For example, randomly grabbing Courts of Stone and flipping through just now, on p. 46 I land on "Shika Katsuteru, Castellan" conflict rank 2/5, with a full adversary stat block (rings, social attributes, abilities, etc). He isn't in the book's TOC and it has no index. I'm not at all sure I'm going to remember in several months, when I'm looking for a castle steward to toss into a scenario, that there already is a set of stats I could use with minor tweaking instead of building something from scratch.

Now multiply that by four books and a good lot of published adventures, all  with a few NPCs per chapter... I guess I could assemble a list myself (though I don't have all the books), but it'd be  a waste of time if someone else already has.

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1 hour ago, locust shell said:

Ah, yep, sorry if that didn't come through clearly--I meant NPCs with already existing stat blocks for the RPG!

For example, randomly grabbing Courts of Stone and flipping through just now, on p. 46 I land on "Shika Katsuteru, Castellan" conflict rank 2/5, with a full adversary stat block (rings, social attributes, abilities, etc). He isn't in the book's TOC and it has no index. I'm not at all sure I'm going to remember in several months, when I'm looking for a castle steward to toss into a scenario, that there already is a set of stats I could use with minor tweaking instead of building something from scratch.

Now multiply that by four books and a good lot of published adventures, all  with a few NPCs per chapter... I guess I could assemble a list myself (though I don't have all the books), but it'd be  a waste of time if someone else already has.

That, which you ask I think I can do though if someone else has already done so, please preempt me before I waste time duplicating another person's work.

I do have all of the physically printed materials and have recently printed out "Ronin's Path".  How much detail would you want in the character table of content?  Just the name, book, and page or do you want a full stat block?

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Oh gosh, that would be amazing! Name + title description if they have one ("castellan," "elder Crane" etc), a reference page, and maybe their conflict ranks? Since listing CRs would make it easy to look for NPCs by power level, at least approximately, but wouldn't actually obviate the need for the books (I'm sure FFG would prefer it that way 😆).

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2 hours ago, Tonbo Karasu said:

I'm sorry, I was sure I'd seen it somewhere.

Well, hopefully this is useful, although it's lacking the most recent stuff from Winter Court and Courts of Stone

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jqkbai4XaOndu0VEXI0y27RNdL8SA8r5c577wYIfVo0/edit?usp=sharing

Nice, thank you as that saves me the trouble of duplicating work.  Pass along my thanks to the person who put that together.

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9 hours ago, Tonbo Karasu said:

I'm sorry, I was sure I'd seen it somewhere.

Well, hopefully this is useful, although it's lacking the most recent stuff from Winter Court and Courts of Stone

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jqkbai4XaOndu0VEXI0y27RNdL8SA8r5c577wYIfVo0/edit?usp=sharing

Yesss, this is great! Is it yours, or do you know who we should thank if not?

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48 minutes ago, Avatar111 said:

What is the reason you rather not buy the physical copy? It smells good.

Mostly, the fact that I have soft copies of everything else, so for consistency more than anything

But also the fact that we have a dog which is about 1/3 cocker spaniel, 1/3 springer spaniel and 1/3 Wile.E.Coyote, and limited storage space above waist height...

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