The Ronin в в в I в 1 т в н е г = a – т н в: The Ne:шіті The Maga а н н а н н н а и в: Character Classes in Rokugaп,,, . Oriental Adventures – Rokugan Campaign D&D – Oriental volume to WotC’s recent Oriental Adventures book for D&D. Since I am really involved in D&D and I can answer your question but you will not like my answer; In-Setting differences between L5R.

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The emperor retains ownership of all lands, however, and the clans essentially rent the lands they use by paying taxes annually.


Little is known of these islands and their inhabitants to the general s&d of Rokugan, although secretly and illegally the Mantis Clan has been carrying on trade with this nation for some time. Unfortunately, this civilization was entirely within what has become the Shadowlands, and was destroyed when the dark Kami Fu Leng fell to the earth.

Scorpion knowledge is not shared with outsiders, but is a true thing of power. Each clan also has areas of land under d&x control which the emperor bestowed on them as a fief. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

However, the Oriental Adventures book was written during the time the CCG was going through the Four Winds storyline, and is mainly written with that time period fixed firmly in mind. These nomads are fierce raiders, known for their Wyrm riding chiefs and powerful shamans.

Other kingdoms, such as the Thrane or Merenae, which used to threaten Rokugan with their gun carrying vessels, are all but disappeared after a strange plague wiped them out.

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”. Because Rokugan is so strongly defined by its fluff, these differences could be significant. DnD using profession aristocratsperformance dualingand creating back ground feats and traits, then attempting to create clan backgrounds which the clan has a favorite class.


The book features Rokugan as the setting. They are considered as pirates by the other clans and some of their samurai actually engage in piracy. Some of the Lost have formed mock societies, and there have even been rumors of children born in the Shadowlands, many of whom have the benefits of the dark gifts, with little in the way of curses due to their unfailing devotion to Fu Leng.

While not a nation per se this is a vile land where the 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. The “Secrets of the X” series has a lot of excellent fluff about the different clans and the shadowlands that detail the movers and shakers of the clans, giving you stats for them as well as their agendas. New clans are not founded lightly. I had no idea there was so much Rokugan material out there Thanks for the extensively annotated bibliography there.

It is thematically based on a fantasy version of Mongolia.

I also ran a whole campaign under the Oriental Adventures rules, for a group that was totally unfamiliar with Rokugan as a setting. The Nezumi control the Rokuggan Magic, an ancient and very powerful form of magic. The clan colors are red and orange. This article needs additional citations for verification.

That said, Creatures of Rokugan sounds like the one other necessary item for “Rokugan core,” if we can call it that. That also mostly in temples closes off access to planes or even opens it to other nonstandard or normally inaccessible ones.

It is a Scorpion tradition to always be masked, or face painted. Though I am interested in the fluff explanations. The risk level and severity of The Taint increase as one proceeds toward the center of the Shadowlands, The Black Pit, which is a direct physical connection to Jigoku.

D&D – Rokugan Campaign Setting

The Spider Clan was governed by a council until its current clan champion Daigotsu Kanpeki ascended to his position. James Wyatt ‘s Oriental Adventureswhich offered new d20 rules for Oriental realms, some of them specific to the world of Rokugan.

Encompassing more than a thousand years. Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. Allegedly, many stories of the D&s history supposedly provided evidence the society never existed, but Ikoma Otemi found, in an island that is now under protectorate of Lion Clan, ancient scrolls proving these rumors are indeed true.


Rokugan surfaced as its background setting, where several clans and factions vie for domination over the empire. The rokkgan colors are emerald green and gold. In terms of the in-universe history, I am only concerned with prior to yearas that is when the Oriental Adventures timeline ends.

IIRC the spirit beings allow for some customization.

Eg if magic works different. In my campaign magic using Dragons, Fae, and temples can taint the ethereal creating an “illusion” of a land reflecting the real world across the “hedge”. In my circles, Rokugan was just more material to dip into like Eberron or Forgotten Realms.

D&D 3.5 – Rokugan Campaign Setting

Thread Tools Show Printable D&. The Chuda family has now split from the Spider as the clan ascent to great clan status. I took a chance on Magic of Rokuganand it’s The citizens and rulers of the Burning Sands and Ivory Kingdoms might disagree, however. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Originally Posted by Palanan. An immortal race of malicious sorcerers, the Ashlan breed very rarely, with only 3 Ashlan being born in the last years.

L5R 1st and 2nd Edition were out by this time, and the setting was already in use. The clan families are Agasha, Asako, Isawa, and Shiba. Taking stats of a character from one system and translating to another will result in rokufan changes that affect fluff.

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By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read rokugam updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. And Bloodspeakers might be a useful supplement for villain support. Eg if magic works different Differences I’ve already found So far I have found: