The Cursed Throne: From the Pillow Book of Mirumoto Kasumi – end of the Topaz Championship

17 Serpent 1189 Today was the Iaijutsu tournament, the final event of the championship, and a strange day it was. The tournament was going well right up until the quarterfinals, when I came up against Hiruma Tamotsu-san. I saw through him. I struck first. But as I drew my ankle turned. My strike wobbled. Hiruma-san… Read More The Cursed Throne: From the Pillow Book of Mirumoto Kasumi – end of the Topaz Championship

The Cursed Throne: From the Pillow-book of Mirumoto Kasumi – the Topaz Championship (part 3)

16 Serpent 1189 Thrilling! Absolutely thrilling. Poor Hikari, though. This morning was the mass battle, where the thirty remaining contestants were pitted against fifty (!) Daidoji Iron Warriors. Thanks to the efforts of Isawa-san and several others, Hiruma-san managed a groundswell among the contestants to secure the generalship. (It should be noted that at the… Read More The Cursed Throne: From the Pillow-book of Mirumoto Kasumi – the Topaz Championship (part 3)

The Cursed Throne: From the Pillow-book of Mirumoto Kasumi – at the Topaz Championship (part 2)

15 Serpent 1189 Another day, another disappointing athletic performance from me. I did not even manage the top eight in the race, although I was close. My stamina failed me on the straightaway before the wall, and I could not recover. Then in jiujitsu I fell in the first round to Usagi-san. As much as… Read More The Cursed Throne: From the Pillow-book of Mirumoto Kasumi – at the Topaz Championship (part 2)

The Cursed Throne: From the Pillow Book of Mirumoto Kasumi – at the Topaz Championship (part 1)

14 Serpent 1189 Noon I have neither excuse for nor understanding of my poor showing in the grand melee this morning. Despite everything, I was caught off-guard by the starting bell, and before I managed to gather myself the Ikoma next to me had grazed me rather impressively. I joined Ryouko and Hikari in the… Read More The Cursed Throne: From the Pillow Book of Mirumoto Kasumi – at the Topaz Championship (part 1)

The Cursed Throne: Or, my gaming group tries something new

So, a couple months ago our regular Pathfinder group suffered two TPKs (total party kills, for the uninitiated) over the course of roughly a month. Both of these were for the same essential cause: bad dice rolling. This was around the time DH discovered Larry Correia‘s wonderful posts of the Legend of the Five Rings… Read More The Cursed Throne: Or, my gaming group tries something new