The Ronin в в в I в 1 т в н е г = a – т н в: The Ne:шіті The Maga а н н а н н н а и в: Character Classes in Rokugaп,,, . Oriental Adventures – Rokugan Campaign D&D – Oriental volume to WotC’s recent Oriental Adventures book for D&D. Since I am really involved in D&D and I can answer your question but you will not like my answer; In-Setting differences between L5R.
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I am not sure if there are significant historical differences or not, but I am only concerned with very major differences, particularly in how people behave. Note I am not interested in mechanical changes.
Though I am interested in the fluff explanations. Eg if magic works different. As everyone is so familiar with L5R Rokugan it would be easy to slip into L5R fluff—I rpkugan to be sure of the differences.
Though I am sure you could just directly rokuan the setting and sweep the differences under the carpet, that would defeat my purpose The purpose of this rokhgan for a drinking game: BUT this is not the case in your campaign because you are choosing to use the Oriental Adventures custom version of the L5R lore in Rokugan, which by default lends directly to L5R The history of Rokugan.
Encompassing more than a thousand years. The last forty or so of those years are of particular interest, since that is the time period covered by the Legend of the Five Rings card game and novels. This chapter cannot hope to describe the events of the Clan Wars, the War Against the Shadow, and the Spirit Wars in any kind of exhaustive detail.
A summary of key events in those rokugzn appears here, and each clan description below gives a current snapshot of the clan, with details of the most important events leading up to the present. The differences you mention above about people eating meat is simply an observation that can be over ruled by any GM, also the way to the dragon homelands is completely up to you as the GM to build and thus could easily mirror exactly as it dose in L5R.
The differences you are seeing between Oriental Adventures and the L5R RPG are caused more by differences in timeframe than actual differences in the setting or fluff. They are intended to be exactly the rokugqn setting. However, the Oriental Adventures book was written during the time the CCG was going through the Four Winds storyline, and is mainly written with that time period fixed firmly in mind. The 4th ed L5R RPG was specifically written to be mostly time-period neutral, and so generally doesn’t delve very deeply into fluff that doesn’t apply in all time settings.
Taking stats of a character from one system and translating to another will result in some changes that affect fluff. For instance, the spells available to a shugenja are quite different in number available and power levels between the two game systems, meaning the same shugneja character may well be capable of very different things under the two systems.
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This can lead to some anachronisms. I also ran a whole campaign under the Oriental Adventures rules, for a group that was totally unfamiliar with Rokugan as a setting. The feel of the games were a little different due to mechanical differences, but the overall story was taken directly from a number of L5R RPG adventures Fall of the Hare Clan, some of Ryoko Owari, some others.
I attempt to explain why the planes you can reach in the OA territories are different by blaming it on massive dragon taint of the ethereal. In my campaign magic using Dragons, Fae, and temples can taint the ethereal creating an “illusion” of a land reflecting the real world across the “hedge”.
That also mostly in temples closes off access to planes or even opens it to other nonstandard or normally inaccessible ones.
The point is in OA all you have to do is cross the border to access the normal multiverse. In L5R you’re still there.
DnD using profession aristocratsperformance dualingand creating back ground feats and traits, then attempting to create clan backgrounds which the clan has a favorite class.
Eg if magic works different Differences I’ve already found So far I have found: Getting to a city in dragon lands is a truly fantastical experience—roads may move overnight, etc. The dragon don’t like guests—expect barriers might show up in your way, but nothing beyond the mundane or the capacity of a Shugenja. Lyndon White 5, 3 27 In the original setting, samurai do eat meat, just not any meat.
You may look here for more info. True, There is also “Mountain Tuna” which is Goat. Pro 1, 1 8 In my circles, Rokugan was just more material to dip into like Eberron or Forgotten Realms.
The setting itself is still malleable but has a core if you’re seeking ideas. YogoZuno 11k 2 28 There is also the issue that in L5R you are human, OA many other possible races to play.
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