Roleplaying in the Emerald Empire

Roleplaying in the Emerald Empire

Legend of the Five Rings: Roleplaying in the Emerald Empire was the core rulebook for First Edition of the Legend of the Five Rings roleplaying game. It was released in June 1997.

Credits Edit

  • Writen by: John Wick
  • Rule system: John Wick and David Williams
  • Layout: Steve Hough, D.J Trindle
  • Layout Design: Matthew D. Wilson, D.J. Trindle
  • Line Editor: D.J. Trindle
  • Editor: D.J. Trindle, Rob Vaux, Greg Stolze
  • Ceremony of the Samurai
    • Written by: Andrew Heckt
    • Edited by: Edward Bolme
  • Additional Writing: David Williams, Rob Vaux, John Zinser, Greg Stolze, D.J. Trindle, Ed Bolme, Andre Heckt
  • Creative Consultant: Ryan Dancey
  • Cover Artwork: Matthew D. Wilson
  • Interior Artists: Brian Snoddy, KC Lancaster
  • Maps, Cartographer, and Map Translations: KC Lancaster

Contents Edit

Book of Earth (page 12)Edit

Book of Water (page 44)Edit

  • Path of Blood, pt 2 Fiction
  • The Game of Twenty Questions
  • Character Types
  • About the Character Sheet
    • Rings and Traits
    • Skills
    • Clans, Family, and School
    • Advantages and Disadvantages
    • Wounds
    • Honor
    • Insight and School Rank
    • Glory
  • Outfit
  • Example of Character Creation
  • Equipment
  • Skills
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
    • Advantages
    • Disadvantages
  • Clan Sheet
  • Skill, Advantage, and Disadvantage List

Book of Fire (page 94)Edit

  • Path of Blood, pt 3 Fiction
  • Using the system
    • Traits
    • Keeping and Dropping
    • Simple Rolls
    • Contested Rolls
    • Working Together
    • Void
    • Test of Honor
    • Talent vs Skill
  • Combat: Skirmishes
  • Raises, Damage, and Iaijutsu Duels
  • Example of a Skirmish
  • Combat: Battles
  • Glory Awards and Losses
    • Glory Awards
    • Glory Losses
  • Weapons and Armor
    • Swords
    • Pole-arms
    • Bows & Arrows
    • Peasants Weapons
    • A Visit to the Crab Clan Armory

Book of Air (page 130)Edit

  • Path of Blood, pt 4 Fiction
  • Magic
  • Religion
  • Casting A Spell
  • Spell List

Book of Void (page 160)Edit

Map Edit

Rokugan Map 1st Edition


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