Legend of the Five Rings (often abbreviated L5R) is a fictional setting created by John Zinser, To distinguish this game system from the d20 System mechanics ( see below), it is often referred to as the d10, “classic”, or the “Roll & Keep”. Character Classes for L5R D20 – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File . txt) or read book online. Systemºportions of this pungeon master also º and Oriental Adventures. A player needs only the Players Handbookº and oriental Adventures. Te:: Lºs RPG .

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That is exactly the information I needed to decide. Way of the Open Hand by Shawn Carman.

That book actually has quite a bit of new Rokugan-specific material. That’s 3d10, keeping the highest 2 dice. The latter details the cosmology of the setting. The Legend d2 the Five Rings Role-Playing Game is a role-playing game that requires one person to be game master and any number of other people to play different characters.

L5R classic vs. L5R d20

Originally Posted by Kaworu. Lion Character Travelogue: Last edited by Ghost49X; at The time now is When dice are rolled, there are two quantities given: Usage of this site, including but not limited to making or editing a post or lr message or the creation of an account, constitutes acceptance of the Forum Rules.

My players were totally into the setting and I ran it rather viciously. I think it captures the spirit of Chambara action flicks very nicely. In the game’s tournaments players can affect the storyline of the game.


Legend of the Five Rings is set primarily in the fictional land of Rokugan also known as the Emerald Empirebased on feudal Japan with influences from other East Asian cultures, where samuraishugenjaand trained courtiers o5r for control of the noble courts.

It’s easy to use and not too easy to break and gives hints on how to develop new feats and classes and spells in-game and in-universe. The supplements in the Classic L5R are well written and non-gaming friends have read them straight through like novels.

The way the players had to work together as Emerald Magistrates, yet work apart in their clan intrests, led to alot of interesting plots. Having your name on a lr5 is a goal of many players of Legend of the Five Rings. The one area where L5R still rules is with the clan sourcebooks.

Legend of the Five Rings – Wikipedia

Current Owner and Manager of Rampant Professionalism. Way of the Samurai v20 details the warriors of Rokugan, with emphasis on the Great Clans, but also taking into account ronin, Minor Clans and the Imperials. Playing one clan is alright depending on what clan we go with.

Retrieved from ” https: Now, you don’t need to sell me on how amazing it is and all that. Some of the stuff is fun, and there are some useful feats there, especially for melee folks. The hidden Emperor, Fortunes and Winds – The former is basically a rundown of the Hidden Emperor period in Rokugan, so it’s pretty useless if you don’t play in Rokugan.


Clan War was a miniature based model strategy game produced by AEG, whose story line is derived from the Legend of the Five Rings setting.

Legend of the Five Rings OGL\D20 Series

This process is repeated until the player rolls something other than It’s definitely one of the better monster books out there. Trindle’s post to the L5R e-mail newsgroups regarding the future – and the past – of the role-playing game.

I would prefer a game more faithful to the source material just because I’ve played the CCG and at least somewhat followed the major story arc, but ultimately I just want to play in Rokugan. The full current rules of the collectible card game can be found at the Comprehensive Rules Site. Masters of mounted combat and horses, these guys are pretty much inspired from the mongol horde.

New stats for variuos weapons and armor, a few mundane items, but mostly a flavor text for Rokugan. Shelve Secrets of the Shadowlands. Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. I liked the deadliness of the world but that could be easily solved with a variant Hit Point system like the ones proposed in D20 Modern or Star Wars.