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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A couple of prestige classes including the Master Craftsman which allows non-casters to craft awesome magic items. Mostly fluff but every group gets at least 1, usually 2, new PrC and usually some feats, so there is enough crunch, and some of it is rokuggan fun.
The time now is If you aren’t planning on running Rokugan specifically, the books are less useful. It was considered an outlaw clan until the end of the Destroyer War when the Empress granted them Great Clan Status in what many Samurai perceived as a “deal with the darkness”. It is, for this reason, that they have become experts of defensive strategies.
If I were running the game I would tweak the Hit Point system to instill that very real fear of being hit with a weapon. I like the classic sourcebooks for good reading but I dig D20’s system. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat The Mantis Clan was formerly a minor clan, until after the Second Day of Thunder, when they won their place as a great clan.
The Phoenix Clan is known as the most skilled with magic in the empire, and also as the most peaceful. Some new unimpressive mechanics, mostly fluff. While not a nation per se this is a vile land where rkougan very air can be poisonous, and foul, unholy creatures are summoned forth by dark powers to wage a never-ending battle against all life in Rokugan.
Some of the finest generals of all Rokugan have come from the Lion clan. However, I think ‘tank’ characters like Crabs are much more playable in Rokugan D You can find some good magic stuff there, but it’s intended for blaster play.
D20 Rokugan: Worthy buy?
Views Read Edit View history. Good Deeds Gone Unpunished! Kitsune are mostly benevolent nature spirits that often take the form of an animal, but on occasion can take human form and sometimes fall in love with humans. 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.
If you think characters should be crippled in one hit and die in two, then L5R is the game for you. Though now little more than low-witted brutes, the ogres once had a thriving Empire, and rumors of great advancements rokjgan that of even the current humans.
A simple mass combat system, five different types of lords: The Nezumi control the Name’s Magic, an ancient and very powerful form of magic. The fluff can easily be changed to work for any number of monastic traditions in whatever Asian setting you want, and it introduces martial arts feat chains, similar to the Style feats of Pathfinder 3 or 5 feat chains.
The Lion Clan is known as a very aggressive and honor-driven clan. We loved the Honor and Glory rules too.
L5R classic vs. L5R d20
They have extraordinary natural tunneling abilities—being that they eat rock for nourishment, this is little surprise. Creatures of Rokugan has some fun stuff if you like monsters. It is similar to feudal Japanthough it also includes aspects of other Asian cultures, as well as magic and mythical beasts.
After reading Bearers of Jade i felt sorry for the shadowlands. I want the threat of a one shot kill. The sides, not so much.
The big thing that Rokugan as a setting pushes is that players are all members of a certain social class, and the dramatic tension 2d0 the game comes from the trials of being a samurai. The Dragon Clan controls the mountains to the north of the empire. The Clan consists of the Daigotsu family and the monks. Some prestige classes and feats and spells, but more fluff.