Sunday, 24 March 2013

The Player Characters from Hell ??. Part 1: The Old Hats

So, we mentioned it, we got around to creating characters and what have they come up with...A well balanced group ? A group that symbolizes all the values of Rokugan ?

Don't make me laugh !!

Now that simply sounds mean and it shouldn't. They all more or less thought long and hard over certain aspects of their characters. Some good back storys come out of the Advantages and Disadvantages they have taken ( can you say Dark Fate ? ) but when you look deep down you see some of the same old things from other Rpg's creeping in.

Am i hard enough to kill it ? If not then how hard do i have to become ?

Anyhow..i digress...back to what they created, then we will look at their " backstorys "

First we start with the folks who have already played five rings

We have the usual Hida Crab with a chip on his shoulder against certain Clans. Why is it that you hardly ever see some Diplomatic Hida's or Hiruma's ? i mean, they can't all be wall walking die hard's can they ?

To join with this we have a Kuni, heading down the usual witchfinder route and carrying some usual baggage ( more to come on all that later )

A Tsuruchi, who will come across as quite the lothario in later episodes, not that he ever sees something coming until its too late..Never had one at the table before so was intrigued to see one.

Then we have the Crane, this time a Kakita. Is he a duelist ? of course ! is he swimming in a sea of his own importance ? of course ! Does he come with quite a few flaws ? what do you think ?

Then we come to the new guys at the table.....

Saturday, 23 March 2013

So Why a Blog ?

Well, i guess its time to share with the rest of the world the fun and adventure ( and laughter and chaos ) that can come from Roleplaying. For those of you who already have experienced such then well i guess this is just another person take on a hobby that's always held a special place in their heart.

I started roleplaying back in the late eighties and it would take another ten or so years later to find a game that i absolutely adored. That was the Samurai Fantasy Adventure that was Legend of the Five Rings.

For those of you familiar with the system and setting there is little to say on it, but for those of you who may have heard but haven't tried it yet i would definitely give it a go. It may be a bit much for the usual hack and slashers to get their head around but  stick with it, if they can get their heads and imaginations into the setting and the possibilities then you will all walk away from it richer.