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Blood. Honor. Steel.

Welcome to the 4th Edition of the epic Role-Playing Game Legend of the Five Rings! Join us for the ultimate adventure of fantasy samurai, locked in perpetual battles of honor and glory within the bonds of the Code of Bushido.

The Emerald Empire of Rokugan demands much of its samurai: service to one's lord, service to one's Clan, and service to one's Emperor.

Bushido's staunch and unyielding code of conduct binds samurai to duty,  strengthening their character and defining their choices. While some samurai serve the greater good, others use the strictures of Bushido to manipulate the lower ranks and advance their own power. Will you follow honor or reject it? The choice is yours!

Eight Great Clans form the heart of Rokugan's culture. Each is defined by its own principles, values, and agendas. Each sees the Code of Bushido in its own way. Each seeks to serve the Emperor with its own unique talents. Take up the soul of your ancestors - the samurai's daisho - and fight for the glory and honor of your family and Clan. Now is the time for heroes, in a world where Honor is a force more powerful than Steel.

The Fourth Edition of L5R is the ultimate edition of the award-winning role-playing game. Inside this tome you will find:

  • A game unlike any you've played elsewhere. Honor and service are valued more than magic swords taken from wandering ogres. Prepare for the glorious life of the samurai!
  • A unique, comprehensive character sheet. Legend of the Five Rings rules have never been more easy to learn and to play. No more need to flip through pages of rules while fighting your enemies!
  • A toolbox approach to role-playing in Rokugan. Fourth Edition encourages gamemasters of Legend of the Five Rings to customize their game, adding or removing from their campaigns as they see fit.
  • A broad history of the Emerald Empire and the beliefs of all the Great Clans, with play options not only the major clans but also for outlying groups such as Imperials, Minor Clans, and the infamous Spider Clan.


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David D May 03, 2018 3:21 am UTC
One of the best settings and rulesets out there. And the two gel together perfectly. A huge book with tons of options and features. The magic system alone is worth the price of admission.
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Brian S January 25, 2018 2:55 am UTC
does this item have a printer-friendly version, or is there a file with layers so that backgrounds can be turned off for home printing?
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Arthur S November 09, 2017 7:32 am UTC
Can anyone comment on how this pdf looks on an e-reader? Some pdfs look great, full screen, etc. Others not so much. Thanks.
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Arthur S November 09, 2017 7:31 am UTC
Can anyone comment on how this pdf looks on an e-reader? Some pdfs look great, full screen, etc. Others not so much. Thanks.
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Arthur S November 09, 2017 7:31 am UTC
Can anyone comment on how this pdf looks on an e-reader? Some pdfs look great, full screen, etc. Others not so much. Thanks.
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Arthur S November 09, 2017 7:31 am UTC
Can anyone comment on how this pdf looks on an e-reader? Some pdfs look great, full screen, etc. Others not so much. Thanks.
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Arthur S November 09, 2017 7:31 am UTC
Can anyone comment on how this pdf looks on an e-reader? Some pdfs look great, full screen, etc. Others not so much. Thanks.
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Gerben V March 16, 2017 7:28 pm UTC
Also waiting for a PoD hardcover book.
I find it odd that some books of the L5R line are PoD and some aren't. For instance I "only" have 4 of the 5 books about the rings physically since one isn't PoD (fire, water, earth, air are PoD, void isn't).
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Scott N February 24, 2017 9:56 pm UTC
This really needs a POD, I can never find a copy any where to buy and it's really pissing me off! I'm not paying inflated ebay and Amazon prices for a used tatty book, I guess I will keep playing 3rd edition until they decide to do a F%#^^ POD!
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Benjamin A December 10, 2016 1:31 pm UTC
I'd buy it if they did print on demand. I already have a copy, but it is getting old and tatty. Make it available for print and I will snap it up.
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Ian S April 29, 2015 9:37 pm UTC
Is there any chance of this going pod?
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Trenton A October 29, 2016 11:12 pm UTC
Fantasy Flight Games recently got a hold of the IP and it'll depend on them. I imagine they'll either do a single reprint of some of the more popular books, allow POD nearing the release of their new edition (if they make one), or just ignore POD entirely.
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Scott N February 24, 2017 9:59 pm UTC
Oh for gods sake, if FFG has it we're all screwed! It will look like a damn board game now, with special dice. The Roll and Keep system will be trashed and they'll either turn it into the next Warhammer 3rd edition bunk or a derivitive of the Star Wars mess.
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Peter S January 21, 2015 7:35 pm UTC
42$ CAD for a PDF... seems a bit much to me
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Daniel P December 31, 2013 6:57 am UTC
What is different about the 'September 11, 2013 ' file update compared to the original pdf? just some formatting or linking related stuff or is there some corrections/errata in it?
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