The problem is is that I’m hopelessly in love with the d20 system and LOVE all the stuff that AEG put out for the rules for D20 L5R. I’m going to. (1) Oriental Adventures: Legend of the Five Rings, Rokugan Campaign Setting of the 5 Rings’ RPG system to the highly successful and popular ‘D20’ system. L5R D20 – Adv – Honor and , , KB. file, L5R D20 L5R D20 – Rokugan Campaign , , KB. file.
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This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Unfortunately, this civilization was entirely within what rokugxn become the Shadowlands, and was destroyed when the dark Kami Fu Leng fell to the earth. The Chuda are now joining forces with the Horde of the Jikogou. They are trained heavily in Iaijutsu fast-draw technique where the sword is drawn and a killing blow is struck with one, very fast movement.
It is similar to feudal Japanthough it also includes aspects of other Asian cultures, as well as magic and mythical beasts. Retrieved from ” https: You’ll get stuff like “if you go before the other guy by a sufficient margin you get extra attacks” or “you ignore enemy armor and if you use power attack and miss because of it, you still hit but without the power d02 bonus”, or an ever present favorite, “feint for free and if you hit a target after feinting them it’s an automatically critical threat”.
And I am still waiting on the Secrets of the clans books.
The Chuda family has now split from the Spider as the clan ascent to great clan status. The Burning Sands lie to the north and west of Rokugan. Sure, you can adapt the stuff, but I’m not sure they are generically “Asian” read: Well, I actually liked L5R classic because of the system behind it.
The Gorgon’s Alliance Planescape: You can spend some XP to learn techniques that might build into something useful. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.
D20 Rokugan: Worthy buy?
There are many minor clans in Rokugan—clans that have been formed since the birth of the empire by rookugan other than the seven Kami. A couple of prestige classes including the Master Craftsman which allows non-casters to craft awesome magic items. The Ivory Kingdoms lie far to the west and south of Rokugan, past the Shadowlands. Oracles cannot attack a being unless they are attacked first, and can be killed but are extremely powerful.
The “ratlings” are a race of large, intelligent rats. James Wyatt ‘s Oriental Adventureswhich offered new d20 rules for Oriental realms, some of them specific to the world of Rokugan.
Instead of having shugenja, rokugzn clerics with elemental domains standard. But overall they’ve done a good job keeping the L5R feel. The sides, not so much. Each clan also has areas of land under their control which the emperor bestowed on them as a fief.
Unlike any other known race, the Nezumi are completely immune rokuvan The Taint, and as such the Crab have formed alliances with many of the families and tribes of the Nezumi living near the wall.
I was leary of L5R Classic primarily because of the metaplotting and the dice mechanic, which I consider attrocious. That said, I am an idiot, so I could be mistaken.
Some fun monk stuff, even if the shugenja stuff is a bit lackluster a few exceptions, like the class which triples the distance and limits of Teleport spellsand a few spells which are ok and flavorful, but not must-haves.
Rokugan surfaced as its background setting, where several clans and factions vie for domination over the empire.
The mechanics were a bit clunky, but got rokugn with second edition. It has tokugan the Crab clan’s duty to guard the wall for as far back as d200 goes.
I’m not bashing it. The Dragonfly Clan was wiped out in a war between the Lion and the Dragon, but has been reconstructed with the help of Toturi Sezaru, brother of the former Emperor. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. It is thematically based on a fantasy version of India. Besides the conglomoration of minor clans that makes up the Mantis, there are other minor clans that have been absorbed by great clans.
My players were totally into the setting and I ran it rather viciously. They are known throughout the empire for their trained courtiers, artisans and duelists.
Best RPG book i’ve read, ever. The founders of these clans generally performed some extraordinarily valiant deed or favor for the Rokuugan.
I liked the Classic L5R’s pre-Toturi world. Some feats and prestige classes to take advantage of the system.
Rokugan – Wikipedia
I think it captures the spirit of Chambara action flicks very nicely. Usage of this site, rokufan but not limited to making or editing a post or private message or the creation of an account, constitutes acceptance of the Forum Rules. If you aren’t planning on running Rokugan specifically, the books are less useful.
The kenku are an ancient race resembling very large humanoid crows.