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Disadvantages

Here we have a full list of all the Disadvantages available in the source material for Legend of the Five Rings. Please note that we have banned some disadvantages and restricted others.

As a reminder, players may take up to 15 exp in Advantages at Character Creation, and gain 10 exp from Disadvantages. Taking new Disadvantages after play opens will not net additional experience. If a character comes close to death, the GM may call for the character to choose a few new disadvantages to reflect that experience. Likewise, some players may wish to take new disadvantages to reflect their experiences in play.

Players can buy off their Disadvantages with experience and proper justification once per season with the consent of the GM team. Some disadvantages, like Permanent Wound, are not able to be bought off. We do ask that all players take at least one Disadvantage to reflect that no person, even a samurai, is truly perfect. Even if you believe your character is flawless, perhaps the Overconfident disadvantage would fit well.

A database of Advantages can be found Here.

Key

  • If a disadvantage is marked as 'banned' it is banned.
  • If a disadvantage is marked with a blank or a - it is permitted for play as written in the original material.
  • If a disadvantage is marked with 'CC only' this means it can only be taken at Character Creation. Afterwards, it's banned.
  • If a disadvantage is marked with new rules this means it has different mechanics. Please familiarize yourself with those new mechanics before taking the disadvantage.

Disadvantage List

Disadvantage Subtype Cost Source Page House Rules
Anachronism Social/Mental 2 IH 241 Banned
Antisocial Social 2/4 (+1 Crab) Core 156
Ascetic Mental 2 (+1 Dragon) Core 156
Bad Eyesight Physical 3 Core 156
Bad Fortune: Allergy Spiritual 3 Core 156
Bad Fortune: Disfigurement Spiritual 3 Core 156
Bad Fortune: Evil Eye Spiritual 3 Core 156
Bad Fortune: Lingering Misfortune Spiritual 3 Core 156
Bad Fortune: Moto Curse Spiritual 4 (Unicorn only) Core 156 Banned 1)
Bad Fortune: Secret Love Spiritual 3 Core 156
Bad Fortune: Unknown Enemy Spiritual 3 Core 156
Bad Fortune: Yogo Curse Spiritual 4 (Scorpion only) Core 156
Bad Health Physical 4 ore 156
Bitter Betrothal Spiritual 2 (+1 Imperial) Core 156
Black Sheep Social 3 Core 156
Blackmailed Social Varies Core 156 GM Only
Blind Physical 6 Core 156
Bounty Social 2, 4, 6 Strongholds 168 Banned
Brash Mental 3 (+1 Lion) Core 157
Broken Wave Stigma Social 2 Strongholds 24 Banned
Can't Lie Mental 2 Core 157
Cast Out Social 1/3 Core 157
Clear Water Stigma Social 2 Strongholds 44 CC Only
Compulsion Mental 2-4 Core 157
Consumed: Control Mental 4 Core 157 Banned
Consumed: Determination Mental 6 Core 157 Banned
Consumed: Insight Mental 4 Core 157 Banned
Consumed: Knowledge Mental 4 Core 157 Banned
Consumed: Perfection Mental 5 Core 157 Banned
Consumed: Strength Mental 5 Core 158 Banned
Consumed: Will Mental 4 Core 158 Banned
Contrary Mental 3 (+1 Imperial, Courtier) Core 158
Cursed by the Realm: Chikushudo Spiritual 4 (+1 Shugenja) Core 158
Cursed by the Realm: Gaki-do Spiritual 4 (+1 Shugenja) Core 158
Cursed by the Realm: Jigoku Spiritual 4 (+1 Shugenja) Core 158 Banned
Cursed by the Realm: Maigo no Musha Spiritual 4 (+1 Shugenja) Core 158
Cursed by the Realm: Meido Spiritual 4 (+1 Shugenja) Core 158
Cursed by the Realm: Sakkaku Spiritual 4 (+1 Shugenja) Core 158
Cursed by the Realm: Tengoku Spiritual 4 (+1 Shugenja) Core 158
Cursed by the Realm: Toshigoku Spiritual 4 (+1 Shugenja) Core 158
Cursed by the Realm: Yomi Spiritual 4 (+1 Shugenja) Core 158
Cursed by the Realm: Yume-do Spiritual 4 (+1 Shugenja) Core 158
Dark Edge Reputation Social 2 Strongholds 60 Banned
Dark Fate Spiritual 3 Core 158 Banned
Dark Secret Social 4 (+1 Ninja) Core 158
Debt Mental / Social 2/4/8 (+1 Courtier) IA 97 See below
Dependent Social Varies Core 158 Banned
Disbeliever Mental 3 Core 158
Dishonored Social 5 Core 158 Banned
Disturbing Countenance Physical 3 Core 159
Doubt Mental 4 Core 159
Driven Mental 2 Core 159
Elemental Imbalance Spiritual /rank (Shugenja only) Core 159
Enlightened Madness (Dragon) Spiritual 4/6 GC 101 Banned
Epilepsy Physical 4 (+1 Crane) Core 159
Failure of Bushido: Compassion Mental 3 (+1 Ninja) Core 159
Failure of Bushido: Courage Mental 4 (+1 Ninja) Core 159
Failure of Bushido: Courtesy Mental 4 (+1 Ninja) Core 159
Failure of Bushido: Duty Mental 6 (+1 Ninja) Core 159
Failure of Bushido: Honesty Mental 3 (+1 Ninja) Core 159
Failure of Bushido: Honor Mental 3 (+1 Ninja) Core 159
Failure of Bushido: Sincerity Mental 4 (+1 Ninja) Core 159
Fascination Mental 1 Core 159
Forced Retirement Social 4 (+1 Monk) Core 159
Frail Mind Mental 3 Core 159
Gaijin Name Social 1 (+1 Unicorn) Core 159
Greedy Mental 3 (+1 Mantis) Core 160
Gullible Mental 4 Core 160
Haunted Spiritual 3 Core 160
Hostage Social 3 Core 160 Banned
Idealistic Mental 2 (+1 Lion) Core 160
Imperial City Stigma Social Special Strongholds 134 Banned
Infamous Social 2 Core 160
Insensitive Mental 2 (+1 Scorpion) Core 160
Jealousy Mental 3 Core 160
Lame Physical 4 Core 160
Lechery Social 2 Core 160
Lord Moon's Curse Spiritual 3/5/7 Core 160 Banned
Lost Love Mental 3 Core 160
Low Pain Threshold Physical 4 Core 160
Missing Limb Physical 6 Core 161
Momoku Spiritual 8 Core 161
Nikesake Stigma Social 4 Strongholds 75 CC Only
Obligation Social 3/6 Core 161
Obtuse Mental 3 (+1 Crab, Bushi) Core 161
Overconfident Mental 3 (+1 Lion, Mantis) Core 161
Permanent Wound Physical 4 (+1 Bushi) Core 161
Phobia Mental 1-3 Core 161
Ruined City Survivor Material 4 Strongholds 92 Banned
Rumormonger Social 4 (+1 Courtier) Core 161
Seven Fortunes' Curse: Benten's Spiritual 3 Core 161
Seven Fortunes' Curse: Bishamon's Spiritual 3 Core 161
Seven Fortunes' Curse: Daikoku's Spiritual 3 Core 161
Seven Fortunes' Curse: Ebisu's Spiritual 3 Core 162
Seven Fortunes' Curse: Fukurokujin's Spiritual 3 Core 162
Seven Fortunes' Curse: Hotei's Spiritual 6 Core 162
Seven Fortunes' Curse: Jurojin's Spiritual 3 Core 162
Shadowlands Taint Spiritual 4 Core 162 Banned
Sleeper Agent Mental 5/8 Enemies 49 Banned
Small Physical 3 Core 162 CC Only, Men ≤ 5', Women ≤ 4'10“
Social Disadvantage Social 3 Core 162
Soft-Hearted Mental 2 (+1 Phoenix) Core 162
Sworn Enemy Social 3+ Core 162
Touch of the Void Spiritual 3 (+1 Phoenix) Core 162
Trials of the Imperial City Social Varies Strongholds 134 Banned
True Love Mental 3 Core 162
Uncentered Spiritual 2 (Clan Monks) / 4 (Brotherhood Monks) Void 192 Monk Only
Unlucky Spiritual 2/rank Core 162
Wanderer Mental 2 Strongholds 168 Also applies to Trailblazing emphasis
Water Hammer Stigma Social 2 Strongholds 107 CC Only
Weakness Physical 6 Core 162
Wrath of the Kami Spiritual 3 (+1 Shugenja) Core 162
Zakyo Toshi Stigma Social 3 Strongholds 152 CC Only

For the purposes of FRO8, the Debt disadvantage will provide koku for a single purchase. The koku provided will be equal to 10 times the amount of points spent on the disadvantage, with a cap of 10 (so, a maximum of 100 koku). Paying back the debt will follow the same rules as buying off any other disadvantage with 2x experience points, but you can reduce it by paying 2XP at a time. You cannot buy off the debt in the same season you took it. You can only have 1 Debt at a time - the loan must be paid off before you can get another one.

1) Broken by the Moto reconciliation with the Lords of Death. Also, there is no Taint here for it to apply to.
character_creation/disadvantages.txt · Last modified: 2016/08/07 17:53 (external edit)