One of the my favourite RPGs of the moment is Legend of the 5 Rings and one of the really cool design elements of the game is that it deviates from Western themed RPGs by not using the typical character attributes like Strength, Intelligence.

Instead your attributes are based on the 5 Rings of Air, Earth, Fire, Water and Void.

The elements are used to resolve dice rolls when you adopt a stance in combat or an approach to solve a problem. As it turns out, this is a pretty useful system to think about investing.

We all have some kind of emphasis and weaknesses when it comes to investing. Sometimes this can come in the form of being particularly strong in an element.

People with the gift of Fire are passionate and inventive but folks endowed with Earth are emotional stable and calm.

Let’s run through this 5 element …