I picked up an L5R starter and played for 3 hours tonight (6 games). I’ve spent a lot of money on L5R in the past … and all I have to show for it is roughly a thousand hours of enjoyment. (And some now useless cards). I don’t think I’d go whole hog again, but that’s because I don’t have the time. If I can convince a few boardgamers to play it as well (so I can play in normal sessions), then a few starters will do the trick.
I didn’t like Duel in the Dark. Clever, but I’m going to avoid it.