Rokugan needs a few good samurai...
The Second Clan War - Forum
Legend of the Five Rings
Ad Closes: Aug 23 '11
Estimated Members Requested: 7
Welcome all - to a war ravaged and plague stricken Rokugan. Decades after the Destroyer and Plague wars, the Emerald Empire still has not recovered - but that is where your generation comes in.
This game will be using the 4th Edition Legend of the Five Rings rules.
The story begins with the Topaz Championship, but will have a small timeskip after that (because playing 15 year old samurai is only really fun for a brief window). There will be a mix of social and combat aspects to the game, but I'd put the court aspects of the game at closer to 70-75% of the games focus so please make sure your characters are not going to be bored every second of the time.
I'm looking for 7-9 interested players, partly to account for dropout, and partly to make the Championship interesting as I don't intend to run more than three or four NPC competitors. Beyond that - my experience is that a large game flows and moves better without the GM having to constantly poke and prod things forward by having more inter-party activity.
And on the matter of posting - what I expect: Ideally a post a day minimum, though we'll say at least five posts a week. What I offer: You'll get at minimum 8-12 posts a week from me, though there will be days in between at times. Most weeks I'll be closer to 20 as long as I'm needed.
Character Creation Rules and some world material specific to the campaign are in the forums.. as you'll note - you'll have a chance to determine the route the world went between the end of the Destroyer War and the present day.
I'll work with people to come up with good concepts that work for the game, so if you have any questions, please let me know.
It is summer in the year 1210 of the Isawa Calendar. Iweko I, the Child of Heaven and Divine Empress of Rokugan, died three years ago. With her died thirty years of peace in the Emerald Empire. Her eldest daughter was long dead at the time of her passing, leaving only Iweko Kanashime and Iweko Yoshio to claim the throne. In the same Winter Court that marked the passing of Iweko I, Iweko Yoshio was severely injured as his sister revealed deep connections to the Lying Darkness in a bid for the throne.