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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But I liked the ideas from playing the card game. The clan colors are red and orange. 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”.

The mechanics are mostly unimpressive, with a few OP spells that no sane DM would allow unless he wants blood magic opponents to be dangerous, that is Secrets of X – they rkkugan introduce some new mechanics, some of which are fun, but I doubt it will be worth your money to buy them for a couple of pages of feats, spells and prestige classes. Lots of amazing fiction, and rules that can be ported over to d20 easy.

Complete Exotic Arms Guide probably useless for your needs. The same goes for the clanbooks, I was totally hooked. Creatures of Rokugan has some fun stuff if you like monsters.

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. But overall they’ve done a good job keeping the L5R feel.


Rokugan surfaced as its background setting, where several clans and factions vie for domination over the empire. The Lion Clan is known as a very aggressive rokugam honor-driven clan.

L5R classic vs. L5R d20

If you don’t d200 your players getting involved in any sort of rulership position, this is a wasted book. Long before the rise of Rokugan, the Naga had a vast and vibrant civilization. Unlike any other known race, the Nezumi are completely immune to The Taint, and as such the Crab have formed alliances with many of the families and tribes of the Nezumi living near the wall.

Instead of having shugenja, have clerics with elemental domains standard. The clan colors are grey and dark blue. I’m not bashing it. The main reason is that you have more options in customizing you PC. Minor clans, on the other hand, generally only have one family. The number of non-human members of Rokugan’s clans is low.

Crane samurai are arguably the finest duelists in Rokugan. The Crab Clan is considered the least cultured or courtly of all the clans. The “ratlings” are a race of large, intelligent rats.

Oracles cannot attack a being unless they are attacked first, and can be killed but are extremely powerful. That said, I am an idiot, so I could be mistaken. A couple of prestige classes including the Master Craftsman which allows non-casters to craft awesome magic items. It’s an artful system, in its own way. Usage of this site, including but not limited to making or editing a post or private message or the creation of an account, constitutes acceptance of the Forum Rules.


The clan colors are brown and tan. It is thematically based on a fantasy version of Mongolia. To many observers, the niten looks more like a dance than actual combat, however, niten is a deadly art requiring a great deal of skill and coordination. They introduce some new mechanics like the Dojo minor benefits, like skill bonuses, depending on where you trained and Kata basically spend xp to purchase a special kind of feat that can grant some nifty benefits.

The Ivory Kingdoms lie far to the west and south of Rokugan, past the Shadowlands. If you do, it could be worth your while. The supplements in the Classic L5R are well written and non-gaming friends have read them straight through like novels.

The “copper goblins” are small creatures with wiry hair and heads vaguely resembling those of frogs. The clan rokuagn are silver and green. The clan families are Akodo, Ikoma, Kitsu, and Matsu.

Given that Rokugan d20 might be a good way to bring in new players, I give it the edge. Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. This article needs additional citations for verification.


However, the horses they brought back from far off lands are faster, stronger, and larger than any found in Rokugan. They are tasked to patrol the Rokugani seas and guard them against gaijin invaders.

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