When it comes to building your character, how much mechanical power are you willing to sacrifice in order to match the story you have for your character?
It's an interesting question. A lot of places online tend to frown on people sacrificing story for power, but no one wants to end up with a character that can't pull their own weight when the chips are down right? And if you're being honest with yourself, it's pretty easy to bump that story to justify that powerful ability you'd love to grab and try out in the game.
Still, it does come up sometimes. How much do you sacrifice to keep your story together? How much of the group's power? Does the group's benefit factor in at all when making the build?
I find myself in this situation with my Dragon character in an l5R game. I recently hit Insight Rank 6, having just finished Mirumoto Bushi at 5 and am looking where to go. I've spent several hours looking through books and schools but nothing grabs. So what to do?
The question though is one I'm curious of in general. SOme characters are easy to work with mechanics, others harder, but when the choice comes down how much power do you sacrifice for story? How much story do you change for power? Where does your style sit?