Nancy M. Sauer was a member of the Legend of the Five Rings Story Team. She is also known on the L5R forums as Daidoji Gisei. She returned as writer for the Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game under the management of Fantasy Flight.

About Nancy Edit

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  • Name: Nancy Marie Sauer
  • Nickname: Daidoji Gisei
  • Age: 43
  • Position: Writer, Legend of the Five Rings Story Team


I started playing the L5R CCG in the summer of 1999, because at the time I was associated with a group of people who were organizing a regional science fiction/gaming convention and all of them played it. Up until that time I had been a dedicated player of role-playing games and though I knew how to play Magic: the Gathering, CCGs didn't interest me much. Much to my surprise, I quickly became an enthusiastic player of L5R. Soon I began to write L5R fanfic, and eventually I started the Ricepaper Society, a writer's group for L5R fanfic writers, so that I could improve my writing skills. After Rich Wulf stepped down I applied for a position on the new Story Team, and became a member of that august body in the summer of 2006. I continue to work on improving my writing skills. ([1])


Mostly I write stories. I also help with card titles and favor text, story tournament ideas, and any miscellaneous verbage needed to maintain a storyline game.([2])

She stepped down from L5R Story team in 2014. [3]

Favorite StoryEdit

Choosing is hard. Let's go shopping! No? Ok, a three-way tie: A Syllable of Time - [4] Promises - [5] Specters - [6]

Favorite story of what I've written: Disavowed - [7]. (Daidoji Uji is in it.)([8])

Works Edit

FFG Fictions Edit

  • The Stories We Tell - November 2017 - [42]
  • The Bright Flames of the World's Glory (Fate Has No Secrets Pack fiction) - December 2017 - [43]
  • Awakened (The Fire Within Pack fiction) - August 2018 - [44]
  • Tactical Maneuvers - April 2019 - [45]
  • The Art of Matchmaking - March 2020 - [46]
  • Daidoji - July 2020 - [47]

Statistics Edit

  • Fictions: 33
  • Abbreviated Fictions: 27 / 33
  • Kills: 28
  • Unnamed Kills: 776
  • Total kills: 804
  • Named kills per fiction: 28/27 = 104%
  • Most written for faction: Groups (8 fictions)
  • Least written for faction: Nezumi. (0 fictions)

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Preceded by:
Shawn Carman
L5R Writer
2006 - 2014
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
L5R Writer
2017 - Present
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