Monthly Archives: May 2013

L5R – “20 Goblin Winter” – Part 9

The party sleeps a comfortable night in Shinsei’s Last Hope. Early the next morning, the group is roused and told to assemble at the Commander’s tent.  At this staging area the bushi wait; Akihiro, Kenshin, Takeshi, Tensi, HUNI (played by … Continue reading

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DM’s Chair # 7 : Advancement = Interest

Players stay interested in a game that changes, evolves, presents new opportunities and new challenges.  Plan your adventure sessions to move the story along.  Strike the right balance in pacing to keep up momentum without rushing the characters through the … Continue reading

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L5R – “20 Goblin Winter” – Part 8

The Crab caravan’s Sergeant knows who Kuni Yutagi is.  To say that he and the other Crab soldiers of the company are shocked to meet this shugenja in person, is an understatement. Yutagi’s return with the scouting bushi creates a … Continue reading

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CaSE #23 : Common Goal or Common Alignment ?

Party unity is desirable for a DM.  Particularly when the campaign is continuous and story-driven.  When the party works as a team against its opposition, the DM has a single unit overcoming challenges and progressing against conflicts in the story.  … Continue reading

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L5R – “20 Goblin Winter” – Part 7

The ronin miscounted.  There were over three hundred enemies. The last of the undead are burned.  Heads are taken from the Ogre and the two goblins by the bushi who slew them.  The ronin discover that two men of their … Continue reading

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CaSE #22 : Hi, My Name Is…

With the game structured and the starting conditions explained, your campaign can get under way.  There may be discussion among players as to who will play what role in the party. There is a school of thought that believes in … Continue reading

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L5R – “20 Goblin Winter” – Part 6

It is the day after the battle against undead on the walls of Shiro Koatsuki. Healers have come and attended the wounds of the party members.  A modest meal is provided for the group.  There is a new addition to … Continue reading

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