Seems to me that I heard that Ruins and Ronin is being redone, mainly for artwork and layout. Can anyone confirm this? I really like the game, and I'd love for a new version that addresses the issues I had in my review.
I do say I've grown to love the idea of not having an honor system, since it really does let me have games that are more free-wheeling and just fun. When ronin are not bound by the constraints of an honor system, I find that they tend to be more like adventurers in regular D&D, which is a plus for me. Not great for a realistic recreation, but awesome for samurai action without lots of overhead.