Questions tagged [l5r-1e]

The first edition of Legend of the Five Rings which was released in 1997. The setting primarily involves the fictional empire of Rokugan. Based roughly on shogunate Japan with influences from other East Asian cultures such as China, Mongolia, Korea, and Vietnam, with fantastical elements of those cultures. The system uses the 'roll & keep' method. Players roll the first number of dice keeping the total value of the second, example 5k3 (roll 5 keep 3).

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Can I choose the same starting skill twice?

All (that I know of) schools in the first edition of Legend of the Five Rings provide the set of starting skills for the characters. Sometimes one or more of those skills are "open ended" like "any ...
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When is a Mizu-do practitioner able to enter full defence and react?

I need help solving a technicality about the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, 1st edition (roll & keep system). The Book of the Crane introduces (at page 113) the Mizu-do, a Crane-specific martial ...
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How compatible are the 1st and 4th editions of L5R?

Could someone tell me how compatible the L5R 4th Edition is with the 1st Edition source books? I have the entire 1st edition (every book they released) and am planning on dusting them off to run a ...
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Should a samurai gain all bonus (traits and skills) when purchasing the Multiple Schools advantage?

The L5R-1ed core rulebook states, in the character creation section: [...]Your character's training in that school will give him a few bonus starting Traits and Skills. On one hand this is ...
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Strike Without Thought (Kakita rank 5) in last-blood iaijutsu duels

Legend of the Five Rings, first edition. Iaijutsu duels usually happen like this: Determine "initiative" (not an actual initiative roll but still) Contestant with higher initiative decides ...
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Roleplaying a proficient Crab officer - military art references [closed]

I've been playing L5R roleplaying game 1st edition, impersonating a Hida bushi. Hida bushi start off with the Battle skill, which I even raised to 3 over time, and as the story progressed my ...
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L5R 1ed, Iaijutsu duels with armor on

My group and I have been playing L5R for some months now, using the d10 system and rules from the first edition. In the core rulebook it is clearly stated that, in a iaijutsu duel, the base TN to hit ...
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Where is the petrified Oni located?

I once read about a site in my (now gone) 1st edition of the Legend of the Five Rings rulebook. The site is a large rock belived to be a petrified Oni, with an axe lodged into it. I remember that ...