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Quick look: L5R RPG System

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I will be putting things up to help promote my love of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG (L5R RPG). One of many questions I often see is, "What type of dice system does the game use?"



Well, mechanically, L5R is a "Roll / Keep" system with "exploding dice". Roll a bunch of d10s, keep some of them and add them together to get your total (modifiers can alter the roll, the keep, or even the final total).
To resolve an action, such as striking a target with your katana, you'd take your skill in it plus your trait add them together and get the total number of d10s you'd roll.



Example:
Let's say your Katana skill Kenjutsu isa 3 and your trait (agility) is 2 that would be 5d10 (2+3=5) to ROLL for your attack. After rolling you get 2, 6, 8, 6, 10... you'd automatically re-roll the 10, and add the new number, of say a 3. Which would make the numbers look like this now: 2, 6, 8, 6, 13 and because your trait of agility is 2, you get to KEEP the two highes…

Taking it to the next level..

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I enjoy the Oriental Adventures book for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons First Edition and have played it quite a bit in my past, to the point my book is falling apart. In the past while running games out of this book, I've stepped it up or taken it to the next level by speaking in Japanese for Non-Player Characters. I've designed custom sheets for the game and even tried to supply the table with props for the game.

When I was living in New York, everytime we played, we ordered Japanese take out to help get in the mood of the game. I'd like to think the players enjoyed themselves as it helped really set the mood of the game that day, and helped them get in the frame of mind for some great roleplaying.

I know quite a few people dislike this book, because of various reasons, but I really enjoyed this book from the first game I played when I was kid, up to this day as a man. I know this game was redesigned for the 3rd Edition D&D, and I never used it, but the best thing c…

Do you smell what the Roc-- Hercules is cooking??

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Yes you heard me right, Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson is going to be starring in the new Hercules move due out July 14th, 2014. The movie is titled, "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" and the description is as follows:
"Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have thei…

A funny look at Gamers thoughts about Gamers.

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Found this looking round the internet, its a grid picture showing what one gamer thinks about another game of certain types of games. Made me laugh, so I decided to share it with y'all. I've played all these games and I really am not sure I agree with what is here, but I have seen people who play D&D, look at White-Wolf players like this.

Wayback: Tsrinc.com

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It's been a while I know. I haven't had much to say, but the spark of wanting to blog has come back to me on this fine day.
Today I was looking around and happened to stumble accross a link for the original TSR website with its products, along with the announcement of Wizards buying TSR. For those that aren't interested in clicking on the link, I will grab the letter and quote it on here. I just thought it would a fun look at what things looked like and see all the references of things that have long since expired, such as seeing American Online as a major presence. The direct link for the site, click here, Enjoy!
TSR, INC

"Ramifications (on being purchased)?
Right now, we still don't have a whole lot of information. However, there are certain questions that can be answered right now. What does this mean for AD&D?
AD&D is a valuable commodity for which Wizards is certain to want to continue to produce products.What about the late products & magazines?
Shippin…