“The essence of Air is the essence of speed and awareness. It is oneness with the world, both physical and spiritual.” – The Tao of Shinsei. L5R Book of Air *OP [Aeg] on The Book of Air is the first in a series of elemental sourcebooks that will explore the L5R RPG Book of Earth * OP. Some news on AEG forum re: Book of Air release Seriously, L5R 4e is one of the best RPGs out there. I’m going to see if I can order this book.

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L5R is certainly more “old school” — traits, skill lists, ads and disads — but many of the lessons of Dungeon World do help a GM of L5R, even if the players and GM aren’t using DW “moves” while playing. The oni can store a maximum number of spells at the same time equal to its Air, and cannot attempt to steal spells unless it has room to store them.

The spell was originally devised by the Seppun shugenja, but due to its great usefulness it later ajr across the Empire.

If you make two Raises on the Spell Casting Roll, you may leave the area of effect and the illusion will remain in whatever position it was in when you left for as long as you continue concentrating on maintaining the spell. If successful, the target’s memories are disrupted, and they forget what has happened to them over the course of the past week five days. Instead of summoning the yari for yourself, you may cause it to appear in the hands of an ally within 20 feet.

It can also be used, more cleverly, to retrieve a concealed or hidden item, a use which magistrates find quite valuable.

Page 80 and pageUnarmed Attacks and Improvised Weapons: If zir want to discuss contents of this page – this is the easiest way to do it. With the right group that could be a fantastic game. When determining the XP cost of Kiho for non-Brotherhood monks. Individuals in this area must hold on to something immobile or be cast into the winds to their certain death.


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They ran through L5R and enjoyed it, but did encounter the above issues as well. Without the visual connection, the thoughts of the target will be too garbled to be decipherable, resulting only in a painful headache to both caster and target.

I guess I see the CCG storyline of which I am often critical as one of many possible stories which could be told in that universe — and every campaign is another possible story. This spell, a favorite of the Scorpion, causes Air kami to evoke the memories and visions of past crimes.

For many centuries, Rokugani scholars believed the wyrms were natural creatures which the Yobanjin somehow managed to tame. The spell is often regarded as wicked by clan shugenja, so those ronin who learn it guard its secrets carefully and only pass it on to their most trusted students.

PageChuda Shugenja School: Some believe that Air is the least powerful of the elements.

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So the door is wide open for boko variety of stories. If you are attempting to create a specific, familiar object, such as another samurai’s katana, you must declare one Raise, and that akr may make a Contested Roll using his Perception against the total of your Spell Casting Roll to detect the forgery. In either case, the bird will not take suicidal actions such as flying into a fire and will immediately break off and flee if it is injured.

This spell is a e4 illusion used to conceal a shugenja’s trail from pursuers. The oni should have the Special Ability of Huge. Any non-magical concealment is revealed, including secret compartments, trap doors, concealed weapons, etc. Understanding the ways of the Air reveals the indistinct line that exists between language and cipher. I’ve mostly been reading through L5R history and culture for fun recently, and while I love it, it’s a bit overwhelming.


Oh there’s a lot of depth that’s established in the core book. The resulting blend of story, sound, and imagery can be quite compelling, and Kakita storytellers have been known to seek out masters of this spell to assist their art.

Well setting familiarity for both GM and players is far more important than lore familiarity because role playing a proper Rokugani is very different than your standard lets rpg a western style mercenary for hire.

The greatest masters of the wind can create illusions of such beauty and clarity that those affected by them might truly believe they were somewhere else.

Once I was boook that learning curve, I really enjoyed the social aspects of the setting — like refusing a gift three times, or figuring out a polite way to say something indirectly which nobody could say directly without losing face, or coming up with a diplomatic way to resolve a conflict, and so on.

The correct rule is that an iaijutsu duel takes place over three Rounds Assessment, Focus, and Strike.

This was mistakenly given the [Mystical] tag due booo confusion with the Kiho rules. Also, by structuring a duel in Rounds, it can take place during a larger skirmish scene — for example, a duelist PC and a bandit leader might engage in an iaijutsu duel while the rest of the PCs and the remaining bandits fight a normal skirmish.