Well, in other games, bonds with senpai aren't really an issue that comes up. usually it is explicitly stated the bonds are for Kohai (or whatever the game calls the other players) as an explicit rule. The only real reason it's less of a rule and more of a philosophy here is the deliberate broadening of what Bonds can actually do.I figured the reason not to put all your bonds with Sempai is an OOC one, to define your character, how they interact with Kohai and others in the world.
The daimyo bond is cool anyway, on grounds of world building. I now know for example, if you take that bond as stated, the local daimyo is Obuya (if you're going Japanese order). I'm not sure it'll help with every roll for every mission for him, but it might help things that directly involve him. Defend to try to stop a ninja's crossbow bolt from hitting him, Turn Someone On to negotiate quest rewards you get from him, and whatnot.Say, if the Daimyo bond is cool, we may never go on an adventure where Tsuya is directly focused on a mission for him (since Sempai may not have anything to do with politics) but a complication arising from a mission (say a husband who wants revenge on Tsuya for stealing his wife and turning her into a whore) could affect her, Sempai or the Kohai (say if said husband goes to the Miko for help dealing with ‘the demon who possessed his wife’)
no, but I haven't gone into great detail on story elements I will include, so a nudge here and there might not hurt. At least not me. Any bond you have with either of the other players needs to be squared away with them though.I don’t want to force story elements on anyone, but thought things like this could help the story along.
Personally I prefer the other way around, which is why I make sure. Easily confused and such. I'm a baka gaijin after all.(Yep, I’m going to use Japanese naming conventions as much as possible)
good 'nuff for me. @Berg_Katze hasn't said much lately, and I've lost track of who all is still following this.“because I once thwarted an assassination plot against him, the Daimyo Tanaka Obuya invited Tsuya to be a Geisha in his household”.