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The setting, a land known as “Rokugan”, is a sort of fantasy eedition of feudal-era Asia, mainly based on Japan, and players typically take on the roles of members of the samurai social class which, despite the name, also includes noncombative diplomats, courtiers, and faux-Taoist sorcerers as well as the stereotypical samurai warriors.
Despite all this, the game is not widely regarded as particularly weeabooand discussions about it are generally calm, albeit very infrequent. Its metaplot, based on the results of the CCG tournaments, is both praised and loathed by fans, since while it actually advancesit frequently does so in stupid ways as well as fun ones. There have even been accusations that the game balance shifts to favor certain factions over others specifically to keep things moving in the direction the story team wants.
The franchise was acquired by Fantasy Flight Gameswith the revised edition slated to be released in It has been changed from a collectable card game to a living card game so no random elements or card packsmeaning the sole survivor of the Magic: The Gathering wars has now fallen. Hopefully they do a better job than Wizards of the Coast did Over years ago, Lord Moon and Lady Sun appeared on the relatively shapeless world and gave it form.
This world was created by Nothing with a capital Nit all being very mystical and shit. Lord Moon started chasing 4hh Lady Sun’s skirts until one editjon he caught her, and when one anthropomorphic representation of a celestial body loves another anthropomorphic representation of a celestial body very much Ten sprogs she borne him: As it tends to happen in these stories, Lord Moon decided that eating his own children was a very good idea.
Lady Sun obliged, but got him to drink some poisoned sake after each child, thus making Lord Moon drunk as hell and letting one child Hantei escape.
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Epic battle ensued in Heaven, and all of his siblings escaped and ended up crashing into the Earth, except for Ryoshun who died as he was the first to be eaten, and Fu Leng who crashed into Jigoku Hell as he was grabbed by Lord Moon as he tried to flee. The children descended into the Earth, became mortal, and had a tournament to decide who should run the world: The rest of his brothers formed Clans out of the scattered humans living in Earth, and Rokugan, the Emerald Empire, was formed.
Obviously he got mightily pissed at his siblings forgetting about him, so he took over what would be later known as the Shadowlands, built zombies, trolls, oni, and other monsters and sent them to killfuck the Emerald Empire. For all of edjtion combined badassery, Hantei and company couldn’t put up a fight and edotion they were about to die, a monk called Shinsei showed up and promised Emperor Hantei that he could take out Fu Leng with no problem. Since the guy wrecked Hantei’s bodyguards unarmed, he let him take seven warriors one per clan and go.
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Fu Leng’s armies crumbled before Hantei’s forces not long after that, but only one of the party returned: The Clans generally got along after that, and a thousand years of peace save the odd Clan war, uprising and whatnot followed. They maintain and defend the Great Carpenter Wall of China. They are rude, dirty bullies that care little for Rokugan’s etiquette, but they are tough as nuts and honest about things. These are necessary qualities when you are fighting with insidious and alien evil every day, but don’t serve you well in court.
They have set the rules for social interactions both in court and in daily life for centuries. They are very wealthy, very proud, and they also dig the white-haired pretty boy look.
AEG favoured dicking on them in the fluff, mostly because their place as proponents of traditional values was at odds with the Mantis who were AEGs waifu. The Dragon are the most reserved of the Clans. They mostly keep to themselves in their mountain retreats, and most strangers never quite know what to make of Togashi’s Clan. Of all the Clans they value independent thought the most, and come the closest to non-conformists — duty is still paramount, but it can be up to you how to fulfill it.
They have crazy tattooed monks that breathe fire and piss heroin one of these may be a lie. Also they have Chinese-style Taoist swordsmen who sit on mountain tops, don’t wear armour and still cut you in half. They’ve been at this for dozens of generations, which makes them paramount experts in military matters, but somewhat unwilling to listen to new ideas.
Nonetheless have the Emperor’s ear when it comes to military matters. Akodo’s people are crazy honorable, but that doesn’t make them nice guys. Founded by a half-Lion half-Crab who had been passed over for leadership of the Crab Clan, the Mantis claimed to be the oldest minor Clan in existence, something that was disputed by the Fox. At the Second Day of Thunder, when the clans united to fight Fu Leng, the Mantis daimyo demanded that the major clans recognized his contribution by promoting the Mantis and their allies to the status of a Major Clan, the Mantis absorbing their good buddies to make a very diverse group of clans.
Generally reckoned as traders and suspected of piracy. Shiba’s crew are devout followers of Rokugan’s two religions – the old-school Fortune worship and Shinsei’s “New Path”. Their shugenja the aforementioned faux-Taoist sorcerers are some of the most powerful of Rokugan, but the Clan doesn’t like warring so they are not as militarily powerful as one would think.
They have a bad habit of occasionally getting obsessed with forbidden knowledge and causing daemonic incursions, though. The Scorpion Clan do the dirty-work of the Emperor. Their gimmick is knowing stuff Since Rokugan puts a lot of importance in public perception, honor and shame, this gives them a great edge over and the silent hatred of most other Clans.
Woe to the players that have Bayushi fanboys for GMs. Note that while they’re often seen as creepy, backstabbing assholes, they are fanatically loyal to their Clan and the Empire as a whole. The Ediition clan was founded in its modern incarnation by Daigotsu, and claims Fu Leng as their patron founding Kami. Esition expressed goal is to take over and rule the Empire. The Spider initially begin as a secret conspiracy, then progress into a “ronin group” pretending to be virtuous, and then later into a full Clan after they save the Empire from total destruction by the hands of the Demon godess Kali-Ma.
Whether or not this made sense or was just the story team meddling and dragging the game in directions the playerbase wasn’t happy with is But also true, and a factor in the game’s eventual failure. They ignored a shitload of tournaments to do it too.
Shinjo took her men with her far from Rokugan after Fu Leng died, and they have returned to the Empire after years of wandering. A bizarre mix of Mongol, Arab and Japanese influences, the Unicorn are strangers in the Emerald Empire, but they know some tricks the other Clans don’t, and they have the best cavalry around.
They are typically created 4tth a reward for samurai that performed major deeds in the name of the Empire. The most powerful of these used to be the Mantis Clan, who live in islands south of Rokugan and have the greatest navy in the Empire, but have been promoted to a major clan and absorbed several other minor clans in the process.
The dominant race of Rokugan, and the default PC race.
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Come in 4tj non-Rokugani flavors, including not-Romans, not-Arabs, not-Egyptians, and p5r couple different kinds of not-Age of Exploration Europeans.
The not-Indians actually almost destroyed the world once. Rokugani humans, unlike other races that only have the four elemental rings, have a Void stat, representing their connection to the other four elements and their ability to bend destiny with their will. The jury is out on whether other nations have replacement stats, with at least one suggesting that the Age of Exploration Europeans have Drama instead.
Ratfolk who ddition a somewhat complicated relationship with humanity. They aren’t evil, and are actually really good friends with the Crab, but they don’t follow the same Honor Code as humanity does, so there’s lots of cross-cultural confusion. They’re at least partly defined by their connection to Yume-do, the Realm of Dreams, and are completely immune to the Taint: Nezumi, rather than Void, have a Name stat, representing their own powerful and legendary importance that will survive them, and therefore their resonant connection to the Realm of Dreams.
Serpentfolk with a centaur -style body format; human from the waist up, giant snake from the waist down. Serpentine heads are a possible mutation, but they do have human faces by default. Women can perform a ritual to change their tail into legs, letting them pass more readily amongst humans. An ancient race who once ruled the world – they used to eat the nezumi’s ancestors before they evolved sapience, and the edirion between evition two is still strained over that – but went into dormancy around the time the Shadowlands were created.
Not inherently hostile towards humanity, as they rightly recognize that Fu Leng needs ousting, but there’s a lot of racial tension. They’re also a potential PC editiln in at least one edition of the games.
They put themselves into mass-hibernation to await a later era where they’d be needed, but doing so left their fertility dangerously low, with a k5r hibernation generally-regarded as dooming their race.
Then they did it, leaving behind only a few stragglers and those who had fallen to the Shadowlands. Instead of Void, naga have an Akasha stat, representing their connection to the naga race as a whole. While not a “hive mind,” naga are in psychic contact with one another at a low level at all times, and with the voices of all their ancestors.
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The “one-true setting” of Rokugan is described in plot arcs that correspond to CCG releases, and the outcomes of turning points in the plot are decided at annual or semi-annual CCG tournaments. The CCG has four ways of winning a match.
The first and most common is Military, where one editioj destroys all four of another player’s provinces. The next two are Honor editionn Dishonor, in which you either start your turn with a family honor of 40 or higher, or your opponent ends their turn with a family honor of or lower.
The last way of winning is Enlightenment, where you have in play all five of the Elemental Ring cards, brought into play by their own effects. Any rules and tournament results and plots will probably not carry over to the LCG edition, which is rebooting the setting back to before the Scorpion Coup.
Characters in the L5R RPG are usually samurai “knights,” but not necessarily sword-swingers either belonging to editipn of the Clans or lordless ronin.
Rokugan is a troubled land, besieged both by the threat of the Shadowlands and the constant jockeying for supremacy between the Clans. Typical excuses for parties working together are: Depending on the edition, the system uses D10s or D20s. The RPG is noted for, among other things, having a deep set of rules for 1-on-1 duels. Is That Guy giving you trouble?
Is he not a Crane?
Challenge him to a duel. FFG put out a beta in Fall for eedition new edition of the game, incorporating several elements from their Star Wars Roleplaying Gameincluding fancy custom dice. You will be shocked to learn that it is skub. Or an app you can shell out four bucks for if you want to pay to play an open beta. Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad here, right now: Continuity is also being rebooted, back to 1e in 44th time before the Scorpion Coup.
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