Art of the Duel (Legend of the Five Rings) [Shawn Carman, Richard Farrese, Douglas Sun, L5r Rpg Masters of Magic. Aeg L5r Legend of the Burning Sands. Art of the Duel – “Set focus Strike!” A samurai of Rokugan who does not thrill to these words is no samurai at all, and wo. The Iaijutsu Duel is one of the defining parts of the L5R mythos, and it is no surprise that the RPG gives it it’s own subsystem for resolving such.

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So, it is possible to win every duel and lose the game because of it. Edited Yhe 16, by Tebbo. The iaijutsu duel is the formal means of conflict resolution in Rokugan between members of the samurai caste.

I wanted to actually see it on the table during games. Art of the Duel Average Rating: This plan of attack has yet to fail me in a game. Given the difference between a tie and a win, is it worth the extra l5f to try and get the win vs just the tie?

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I mean, when a duel is triggered in the game, it should be just as threatening as “bow”, “send home” or “discard”. Then duels can add more variety such as Duelist Training allowing card discard instead of honor loss. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Raitsugu can kill anyone without fate, Assassinate is limited to low skill targets. Each card told you the effects of winning or losing. The three duels that currently exist are all strictly better than equivalent action cards. A duelist won’t “proclaim” a duel unless they think they can win, so it puts them at the advantage.


Legend of the five rings – Third edition – Art of Duel. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! The cost of that effect is up front and everyone can see it before you the resolution of the event is made manifest.

If you have a better system, I’d be interested in hearing. The Art of the Duel covers a full range of Rokugani practices: I understand you are satisfied with the watered-down rules of dueling. Any Free Raises gained from the Focus stage apply to this roll. Ok, so you would pay a fate, or lose a character, for honor. The RR already has over a page devoted to dueling, if your proposed rules were added the Dueling rules may become as large as the full game rules are currently.

At this point the fight continues as per the regular skirmish rules. The Art of the Duel covers a full range of Rokugani practices: By adding a common layer to give “depth to the dueling system” thf actually reduce the potential variance in the system as every duel has such a strong effect already that adding to it becomes burdening.

The social rules of such duels, and the circumstances giving rise to them, are described in the Book lf Air.

I ary up when I read his or his friend’s del on the Facebook group stating that if he wins a duel it means the kami favor him and it doesn’t matter if he did things like kick sand in his opponent’s eyes, because he won and that is virtue enough to justify any actions during the duel. I don’t see people complaining about losing honor when they draw 5 cards, I don’t see why this person thinks losing honor when they bid 5 in a duel is any different.

The system is vacant and feels extraordinarily hollow. No Web Links Found. Currently, there is an exchange of honor based on performance, a tense moment where each player sets up the duel, an exciting reveal of the dial as players find out the results of the duel, and then consequences of resolving the duel. No, I don’t believe in winning at all costs.


This way each card is its own unique challenge. Skill Based buy or gain skills.

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Art of the Duel. I am not satisfied because it lacked immersion, theme, and strategy. I feel like there is a lot of depth to these simple decisions. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here And the player wants to discard the target of the duel The Dragon may have won initiative, but the Crane manages to roll high enough to glean a little more information from the opponent. This adds subtly to the game and it is a good thing.

Use Duelist Training and pitch cards instead, or pick targets that have lower skill.

L5R RPG Art of the Duel

Obviously there needs to be a penalty right? By adding a common layer to give “depth” you actually reduce the potential variance in the system as every duel has such a strong effect already that adding dueo it becomes burdening. That is more powerful than the air ring. Some duels were to the death while others bowed cards, and some didn’t even penalize the loser but just gave honor to the winner.

L5r art of the duel pdf. Without some penalty for bidding high, the dueling system becomes a simple contest of who had the higher stat. Just now, Mirith said:.

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