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OK, so I played Legend of the Five Rings (2nd edition) years ago and enjoyed it. When asked what he wanted for a present he replied: "an rpg campaign! But it should be different, not one of the one's I've played so far!" So I figured L5R should be different enough and easy enough.. I had a blast, had the best story ever and we basically only used d10s. We tried a one shot right away and I realized I needed more of a refresher course than I expected especially since the rules aren't clearly written out.

Is there any place where the full process of combat is clearly stated? From initiative to any sort of bonus for rolling a 20.

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Is this Legend of the Five Rings? And were you really given Second Edition as a present? –  Simon Gill Jan 15 '13 at 17:16
Yup, legend of the 5 rings, and I gave it as a present since I was asked for something different but whith which I was familiar... however it's been over 5 years since i played it so I'm a lot less familiar with it than i thought, besides there's something charming about it (especially since I am completely ignorant about the CCG so it's all completely left up to my imagination) –  Carolina Loza Jan 15 '13 at 17:25
I'm surprised, since 2E is even older than your other experience. And a little sad since I can't give you page and paragraph on the rules. –  Simon Gill Jan 15 '13 at 17:29
shrug notwithstanding that it was the best campaign I've ever played. –  Carolina Loza Jan 15 '13 at 17:34
2nd ed was a little forgettable for a few reasons, but the L5R setting and basic mechanics are still my fave RPG of all time. 1st or 4th ed may have been a better choice, as they are both clearer, imo. I'll dig up my 2nd ed books when I'm home from work. –  YogoZuno Jan 15 '13 at 21:40

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Assuming we're talking about the L5R Roll and Keep system, about the closest you will get is the summary on p160 of the 2nd ed Player's Guide - it's not very detailed, but tells you what to do at a very high level.

About the only other help is the Example of Play on p186, which runs through some combat among other things.

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Which book do you mean? –  Carolina Loza Jan 16 '13 at 8:00
2nd ed Player's Guide - answer edited to reflect. –  YogoZuno Jan 16 '13 at 10:48

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