L5R RPG: The Start of New Legends
The "Honor Roll"
This is a rule from earlier editions of L5R RPG that is optional in the 4th because it favors high honor characters. I’m fond of it and would prefer to use it. High Honor is hard to achieve and hard to keep and should have a mechanical advantage. The Honor Roll is: Once per session when you fail a roll you may (GM’s discretion)immediately re-roll at the same TN using your Honor rank as the rolled and kept dice.
1. The action or reaction must be “honorable.” I am not going to permit the honor roll to succeed in an action that causes you an honor loss.
2. The Honor Roll has consequences. If you attempt the Honor Roll and still fail you will lose an entire rank of honor. Yes it happens, yes it sucks.