The following is an old Setting Mashup that me and Silver Countess came up with on a whim WAAAY back in 2004, I’m reposting it now as a little bit of nostalgia… and an example of a remarkably amusing combination:
I was having lunch with my girlfriend in a Japanese restaurant one day when she looked at me as said with a perfectly straight face, “You know what would be cool? A modern-day Rokugan with Sentai teams!”
I don’t know if it was something in the Sushi or the Miso Soup, but deep inside me, a gong rang in enlightenment.
It is the year 2004.
Rokugan is a progressive nation, having opened it’s borders to the gaijin and subsumed the foreign technology and making it their own. It has been centuries since the forces of the Shadowlands have been sealed away in a dimensional rift formed by the cooperation of the Empire’s most powerful shugenja.
But now, that rift has been breached. Fu Leng is slowly gathering his strength, sending out his forces to slowly repopulate his army, using vile Oni to spread evil over Rokugan once more.
All is not lost however, for the blood of the Thunders still runs true. While the Clans have long since disappeared, their descendants still carry with them the mark of heroes.
The Thunder Rangers!
Star athlete and daring leader of the team!
Ladies man and the fastest member of the group!
Mysterious loner that speaks words of wisdom.
Intelligent girl with a heart of gold!
Tomboy biker chick that never misses a shot!
Together, they are the team that fights 30 foot Oni and their fierce Bakemono footsoldiers!
When danger strikes, they summon The Emerald Champion! Secret Giant Mecha designed to protect Rokugan from all threats, from the Shadowlands and beyond!
Of course, none of this would be worth it if we didn’t have additional characters.
Ally or Foe? This Wildcard seems to display the powers inherent with the Thunder Rangers but serves his own selfish ends!
Replaces Blue Crane after he gives up his life to save the rest of the Thunder Rangers in a battle against Kyoso no Oni.