A Scorpion Playstyle

A Scorpion Playstyle

In the final stages of preparing to run an upcoming Legend of the Five Rings table-top campaign, I’m getting questions from players about the “right” way to play their Clans, their Schools, and their classes. L5R presents a society which is very...
Greatness (Campaign Teaser)

Greatness (Campaign Teaser)

“The Empire cries with great need,” Hikoma intoned, his deep voice slow and solemn as was the custom in Crossroads Village, far from any crossroads, and far from being a true village. “It is now a time for heroes.” The men and women seated...
Stealing the Wind (Campaign Teaser)

Stealing the Wind (Campaign Teaser)

The honorable and venerated Hantei XX stared for a long time at the tall lion kneeling in supplication before him with head to the floor. “Matsu Ikuko,” the young emperor eventually began, his quiet voice echoing in the silent room, “what news have...
The Famine (Campaign Teaser)

The Famine (Campaign Teaser)

Something was wrong with the Emerald Empire. No-one wanted to admit it, but the unprecedented drought and famine had brought even the most well-stocked Clans to the edge of starvation. Something had to be done to ensure everyone’s survival. Shugenja and oracles from...
The Premise of Adventure

The Premise of Adventure

It’s now been four full months since my last foray of running a Legends of the Five Rings game finished, capping off no less than six years of gaming. In that chronicle the characters took on two very different enemies of the Emerald Empire – the vile...
The Limits of Loyalty

The Limits of Loyalty

Perhaps the result of years in the theatre, perhaps from my love of fantasy adventure novels, a very common theme in the role-playing games I run is the conflict between what a character should do and what they want to do. While applicable to almost any setting – even...