Way of the Thief

Way of the Thief Cover

Way of the Thief is a Second Edition sourcebook for Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game including mechanics for the Second Edition as well as the d20 version of the RPG. It details Rokugani criminal organizations and a guide to creating villainous player characters.

Credits Edit

  • Writing: Shawn Carman, Jed Carleton, Rob Dake, Chris Hand, Kim Hosmer, Seth Mason, Aaron Medwin, Fred Wan, Rich Wulf, Brian Yoon
  • Editor: Katie Yates
  • Additional Editing: D.J. Trindle
  • Creative Director: Mark Jelfo
  • Art Director: jim pinto
  • Graphic Designer: Mario Rivas
  • Cover Artist: Christopher Apple
  • Interior Artists: Cris Dornaus
  • Typesetter: Mario Rivas
  • Chief of Operations: Maureen Yates
  • Brand Manager: Raymond Lau
  • Production Manager: Mary Valles
  • Layout and Graphic Design based on work by: Cynthia Fliege & Dawn Murin
  • Playtesters: Mikel Burns, Ryan Carman, Jacobe Callahan, Jed Carleton, Jacob Cheatham, Andy Cowell, Robert Dake, Joel Parker Kinstle, Chris Lesinsky, Paul Meador, Dan Moenster, Christopher Osborn, Marc Quintard, Matthew Schenck, Sam Sheddan, Cynthia Steward, Louis Veal

Table of Contents Edit

Introduction (Page 4) Edit

Emerald Magistrate 3

Emerald Magistrate

Chapter One: The Kolat (Page 11) Edit

The new Chrysanthemum Sect

Chapter Two: Smuggling Cartels (Page 21) Edit

Black Lotus Smuggler

Black Lotus Smuggler

Chapter Three: Pirates (Page 33) Edit


Sanada, Pirate Lord

Chapter Four: Bandits (Page 49) Edit

Ide Nominari

Ide Nominari, the new Bandit Lord

Chapter Five: The City of Lies (Page 61) Edit

Chapter Six: The City of the Rich Frog (Page 73) Edit

Appendices (Page 83) Edit

  • Fiction with magistrate Shinjo Yushiro visiting a meeting of several crimelords of Ryoko Owari, such as Takeda and One-Eyed Ieyoshi, while investigating the murders of three other crimelords by unknown assailants
  • The Magistrate Campaign
  • Defenders of Justice
  • Appendix Two: Underwold Heritage Tables
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