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The land of Rokugan is under siege from all sides. Intrigue lurks around every corner as the seven Great Clans compete for superiority. Danger threatens the land from natural calamities and celestial inteference both. Caught between all of this is you, an honorable samurai of the Emerald Empire. The first steps into adventure are yours to take—but what awaits you in the mystical land of Rokugan? Adventure? Horror? Romance? All this and more arrive in the fifth edition of the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game.
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce that the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Beta Rulebook is available now on DriveThruRPG as a free downloadable PDF!
The Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game is a game of samurai drama, drawing inspiration from real world literature and history and taking place in the fictional land of Rokugan. Characters are torn between their personal desires and their sworn duties, and must often contend with cunning court intrigues, deadly armed conflicts, and dangerous supernatural creatures.
In the game, each player takes on the role of an individual samurai whose honor and loyalty will be put to the test through adventures featuring suspense, romance, action, and more. All the while, you must grapple with your human emotions and choose between following your heart’s desire or doing what society—and the code of Bushidō—demands of you. These personal stories of triumph and tragedy will reverberate across the Emerald Empire and shape the very future of Rokugan.
The Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game provides players and Game Masters with the tools to tell stories of samurai drama within the Emerald Empire. The game contains rules for creating characters sworn to one of the seven Great Clans and running game sessions filled with intrigue and conflict. A wide variety of skills, techniques, passions, flaws, and more allow players to customize their character mechanically and narratively. And the fantastical feudal setting of Rokugan provides a rich tapestry of majesty and wonder where these stories can unfold.
The Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game employs custom dice, but it uses a system completely unique from the Narrative Dice System employed by Genesys and the Star Wars™ Roleplaying Games. The Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game revolves around a concept from previous editions called roll and keep, and introduces unique custom dice to this classic mechanic. When attempting to have their character resolve a task in the story, a player rolls a number of dice and then chooses and keeps a number of these dice. This activity (rolling and keeping dice to see the consequences of a character’s effort) is called a check. Only kept dice are resolved, which gives the player the strategic opportunity to decide which symbols will make for the best story. The use of custom dice allows many of the die faces to contain both positive and negative outcomes together, and a player must decide if the benefits of keeping that die outweigh the costs—greater success may cost more than you are willing to bear.
The Legend of the Five Ring Roleplaying Game Beta gives players everything they need to start running adventures in the world of Rokugan. Though it does not contain the full contents and character options of the future release, it has more than enough for you to begin roleplaying in Rokugan, including a printable dice sheet so that you may mock up your own prototype dice at home.
The Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game Beta has arrived. Find out what adventure awaits you by downloading the free beta PDF now!