Legends of the five rings 5th edition 101: the topaz championship
Legend of the Five Rings 5th Edition on Discord, Roll20
About the adventure
honor is stronger than steel. to the samurai of rokugan one of the most important moments of your life is the gempukku ceremony; the rite passage that makes a child into an adult and into a full fledged samurai of their clan, with a lord to serve and glory to be reaped for their family and clan. if a child proves himself worthy, he or she is given a daisho; the katana and wakazashi to represent their honor and soul, and in turn given the right to wear the mon of their clan. no gempukku is more celebrated or as respected as the topaz championship in the village of tsuma. all eyes turn to this prestigious ceremony every year where the best and brightest of the samurai clans gather their young and test them against tournaments to determine who is the mightiest, the most cunning and bravest of the new generation. the victor brings honor to their clan for the rest of the year and a suit of ceremonial armor worthy of even the emperor himself! but beware; a samurai must hold him or herself in complete control at all times. every word, every action is carefully scrutinized by their peers and whisper in the courts can spread venom upon inflamed wounds. when that happens honor always demands satisfaction, be it in the courts or the dueling halls or in your bed as you sleep. to be a samurai in rokugan is to live a life of battle in all fields of war. this is an introduction game to the world of legends of the five rings. step into the shoes of a samurai. learn the the ways of the sword, the arts of the courts and weave your way through a game of intrigue, battles and bloodshed. see if you have what it takes to survive as a warrior.
How to prepare
i'll need you to have a mic, a discord account and a roll20 account. going over the rules would be great, but not necessary as this is an introduction game and i'll be guiding you through it.
What I provide
i will bring dice bots, maps, character sheets and pregens, as well as music to add atmosphere.
legends of the five rings is a game of political drama and deadly combat. your understanding of the code of bushido will be tested and courtly intrigues abound with every die roll changing the course of the game. its very roleplay heavy, with combat being frighteningly lethal, ending in maybe a round or two. because of this i tend to hombrew a few rules to give people a bit of a better shot so they don't die to some deranged peasant with a pitchfork. unless that's the kind of game you want.
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How will character creation work
character creation is an involved process dealing with a questionnaire; your answers changing much of your character as you develop. i'll also have pregenerated characters if you wish to dive in and just start playing. also, and this is of significant importance, if someone wishes to create a scorpion clan member DO NOT OPENLY SAY SO. message me in private and we can come up with a cover id (trust me this has always been a lot of fun)
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: Open to all
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