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    I think it would be interesting to have a system of honor for BR. For the
    most part, I think that only the Khinasi and the Anuireans would use it to
    its fullest extent. These two cultures seem to have what amounts to the
    familiar honor codes you see all over the place.

    Take seven traits, I`m using the same seven in Rokugan, but their names will
    change from culture to culture. Lets call them reputation aspects.
    Bushido Chivalry Sayim

    Honesty Honesty Honesty
    Courage Courage Integrity
    Compassion Compassion Compassion
    Courtesy Humility Hospitality
    Honor Nobility Grace
    Sincerity Faith Sincerity
    Duty Duty Obligation

    Basically, when you perform an act that is observed publicly (outside your
    adventuring party) that reflect your character`s attitude towards one of
    these reputation aspects, you gain or lose a point or two. Many actions
    would be neutral, because you are expected to do them, but failing to do
    them might cost you a point. Helping a lady down from her horse may be an
    expected action, and so performing it earns you no reputation. Ignoring the
    lady`s dismount might cost you a point. Acts of considerable import might
    be worth 3 or 4 points, and certain very significant acts might be worth
    even more.

    One question is, if anyone was to use such a system, are they interested in
    Rokugan-like honor ranks? After all, having a total of 10 points could be
    used just as they are with the honor rank system in Rokugan, we just know
    where they are distributed.

    One of the features I like is that you know right off what NPC`s think of a
    player`s character. If the guilder Gunther von Hallstadt is known for his
    Honesty and Sincerity, his reputation for fair dealing preceeds him. That
    fact that he has a low score in duty and compassion means you won`t get much
    leeway if you have trouble meeting your end of the contract. "We agreed
    that I would be paid in rubies. If you want to pay me in gold, it will cost
    you more."

    Kenneth Gauck
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    Bushido Chivalry Sayim Dragon #299

    Honesty Honesty Honesty Justice
    Courage Courage Integrity Courage
    Compassion Compassion Compassion Charity
    Courtesy Humility Hospitality Courtesy
    Honor Nobility Grace Loyalty
    Sincerity Faith Sincerity Faith
    Duty Duty Obligation Defense

    Dragon #299 doesn`t fit into my system quite as nicely as I would like, but
    its not all that bad. My own Chivalry traits were ment to reflect a more
    Anuirean set of values. Nevertheless, the system described on pp. 30-1 is
    as good as any, and has the value of being published.

    Kenneth Gauck
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    << Dragon #299 doesn`t fit into my system quite as nicely as I would like,
    but its not all that bad. My own Chivalry traits were ment to reflect a
    more Anuirean set of values. Nevertheless, the system described on pp. 30-1
    is as good as any, and has the value of being published.
    >>

    I don`t have Dragon 299; the system in there otherwise works the same as
    yours?

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