I've been poking around this forum off and on for a little while now. I'm not sure if I saw this thread and was inspired by it and then forgot the thread existed, or if I've discovered this thread by happy accident and my current project is a coincidence. A month or two ago, a buddy of mine got our group into Saga. We've played a couple games and started an Age of the Wolf campaign, and somewhere along the line I got it into my head that Legend of the Five Rings and Saga are meant to be together. I've started the process of conversion.
First a disclaimer. I'm a newby at this. So far my Saga experience has consisted of 4 or 5 battles. A friend of mine has lent me the various books and I've perused them, but reading isn't playing. I've also only ever played one campaign of Legend of the Five Rings. It lasted for more than a year in real-time, and began in-game I think in 1168, so that's the only era of historical Rokugan that I have even a passing familiarity with. And all of what you're gonna read is rough-drafty, still in-process, and might end up getting changed.
So here's where I'm at: For my first run at this, since I'm new to Saga, I didn't want to invent new Saga abilities whole-cloth. What I decided I'd do is give each Great Clan it's own battle-board composed of Saga Abilities cherry-picked from the existing boards. My goal is to create a battleboard for each Clan that is balanced, effective, feels like how that Clan fights, and is unique. (i.e. No two boards sharing the same Saga Ability.) So for example right now, the Crane battle-board has 10 Abilities picked from the boards of the Anglo-Danes, the Scots, the Norse-Gaels, the Irish, and the Rus Princes. And no other board has the Abilities that are on the Crane board.
Will this work? I don't know, but I'm giving it a try, and enlisting a few of my friends to help out. I actually have one bit that's ready to playtest: The Yasuki War. Full battle-companies and boards ready to play for both Crane and Crab. A friend and I are going to give it a shot sometime soon. If folks are interested, I could share what I have so far?