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Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game (Beta) cover


Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game (Beta) is the beta edition of the core rulebook for the Fifth Edition of the Legend of the Five Rings roleplaying game, under Fantasy Flight Games.

Credits Edit

  • Fantasy Flight Games Fifth Edition Game Design and Development: Max Brooke and Katrina Ostrander
  • Original Game Design: John Wick and Dave Williams
  • Additional Development: Marie Brennan, Robert Denton III, Sean Holland, D. G. Laderoute, Maxime Lemaire, Jason Marker, Annie VanderMeer Mitsoda, Mari Murdock, Neall Raemonn Price, and Ree Soesbee
  • Proofreading: Christine Crabb
  • RPG Manager: Sam Stewart
  • Graphic Design Manager: Brian Schomburg
  • Quality Assurance Coordinator: Zach Tewalthomas
  • Senior Project Manager: John Franz-Wichlacz
  • Senior Manager of Product Development: Chris Gerber
  • Executive Game Designer: Corey Konieczka
  • Creative Director: Andrew Navaro
  • Asmodee North America Publisher: Christian T. Petersen
  • Playtesters: Ed Allen, Charles Andrew Bates, Will Bebout, Jeff Beck, Steven Belcher, Michael Bernabo, Craig Bishell, John Bradford, Simon Butler, Dave Cain, Amanda Capar, Gene Capar, Paul Casagrande, Hwan-yi Choo, Andy Christensen, Daniel Lovat Clark, Lachlan Conley, Sean Connor, Nick Corlett, Sean Corley, Rebecca Corner, Tim Cox, Erik Dahlman, Kaitlin Davies, Sam Davies, Jordan Dixon, Chris Doyscher, Emeric Dwyer, Andrew Fischer, Martin Flanagan, Corey Fox, Ryan Fox, Benjamin Fribley, James Gibson, Erin Golden, Laura Heilman, Alyc Helms, Ian Houlihan, Bill Hrenchuk, Tim Huckelbery, Michael Hurrel, Brandon Jackson, Fred Janney, Lawrence Keohane, Jon King, Keesjan Kleef, Jackie Laderoute, Skyler Latshaw, Chris Lavin, Michael Lawrence, Jamie Lewis, Adrienne Lipoma, David Lowe, Thom Lynch, Tristan Maclaurin, George Maney, Pim Mauve, Mark McLaughlin, Branislav Micko, Jamie Morgan, Arwen McNierney, James McNierney, Ryan Miner, Steve Mumford, Russell Needham, Jeff Neppl, Annete Nepomucenoi, Kyle Niedzwieck, Joanna Olsen, Mercedes Opheim, Tom Ornsby, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Sebastien Pacetti, Stacey Peterson, Stephen Pitson, John Pope, Alex Porter, Philip Quine, Wilson Richardson, Jeff Rubinoff, Alan Russel, Tim Schulz, Valerie Scott, Wendy Shaffer, Katie Shannon, Emily Sheriff, Jody Simpson, Peter Smigelski, James Spell, Ryan Stevens, Max Stringer, Nathan Stringer, Daniel Tickle, Jacob Tighe, Regine Mualla Tighe, Matt Tyler, Nicholas Vale, David Vetrovec, Jan-Cees Voogd, Joris Voogd, Kris Weavill, Aiden Wells, James White, Aric Wieder, Dawn Wildfong, M. Dameion Willis, Stefanie Wiltse, Andrew Wolf, and Aaron Wong.
  • Special thanks to Nikki Arcand, Kory Hook, Josh M. Lease, Ryan Lee, Tyler Parrott, Costya Perepelitsa, Jim Quam, and Chris Weinberg.

Contents Edit

Credits (page 2)Edit

Contents (page 3)Edit

Introduction (page 4)Edit

Chapter 1: Playing the Game (page 11)Edit

  • Goals of the Game
  • Custom Dice
  • Making a Check
  • Additional Rules Governing Checks
  • Strife and Composure
  • Opportunity
  • The Character

Chapter 2: Creating a Character (page 26)Edit

Chapter 3: Skills (page 79)Edit

Chapter 4: Techniques (page 107)Edit

Chapter 5: Equipment (page 143)Edit

Chapter 6: Scenes and Conflicts (page 150)Edit

  • Game Sessions
  • Scenes
    • Narrative Scenes
    • Downtime Scenes
    • Conflict Scenes
  • Intrigues
  • Duels
  • Skirmishes
  • Silhouette, Range Bands, and Terrain
  • Harm and Healing
  • Conditions
  • Mass Battles

Chapter 7: The Game Master (page 178)Edit

  • Running a Game Session
  • Running a Campaign
  • Ninjō, Giri, and Discord
  • Using Social Attributes in Play
  • Relationships

Chapter 8: Non-Player Characters (page 190)Edit

  • NPC Profile Breakdown
  • Adding Adversary Templates

Chapter 9: A Rōnin's Path (page 207)Edit

  • Prelude: Dark Promises
  • Part I: To the Third Watchtower
  • Part II: Battle for the Third Watchtower

Appendix: A Rōnin's Path NPC Profiles (page 223)Edit

  • Character Sheet
  • Campaign Sheet
  • Twenty Questions Worksheet
  • Dice Sheet
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