Character Creation Rules

The following details will be used in addition to the normal 4th Edition L5R character creation rules:

Starting Points: 50xp (instead of 40xp)

Limitations: No skill or stat starts above a 4. No more than -12 total points of Disadvantages may be taken for points. You may take as many points as you wish, but no only gain 12 total points.

Advantages: In order to encourage certain advantages and type of game play in the Ryoko Owari Toshi game (The Steel Empire Setting) I am granting a cost reduction to any two advantages from the pool listed below. Choose two advantages from the following to purchase for 1 less experience point:

—> Allies
—> Balance
—> Blissful Betrothal
—> Crafty
—> Dangerous Beauty
—> Fame
—> Forbidden Knowledge: Kolat, Gozoku
—> Gentry
—> Hero of the People
—> Imperial Spouse
—> Irreproachable
—> Paragon
—> Perceived Honor
—> Read Lips
—> Sensation
—> Servant
—> Soul of Artistry
—> Virtuous
—> Wary

Disadvantages: In order to encourage certain advantages and type of game play in the Ryoko Owari Toshi game (The Steel Empire Setting) I am granting a point bonus to any two disadvantages from the pool listed below. Choose two disadvantages from the following and gain 1 more experience point for taking them:

—> Bad Fortune
—> Bitter Betrothal
—> Blackmailed
—> Can’t Lie
—> Compulsion
—> Dark Secret
—> Dependent
—> Dishonored
—> Fascination
—> Failure of Bushido
—> Frail Mind
—> Gullible
—> Infamous
—> Obligation
—> Rumormonger

Emphases: Choose 2 free Emphases from the following list:

—> Cipher
—> Manipulation
—> Burearacy
—> Interrogation
—> Antidotes
—> Honesty/Deceit
—> Tracking
—> Improvised Weapons
—> Jitte/Sai
—> Tonfa
—> Appraisal
—> Any within Forgery
—> Control/Bullying/Torture
—> Shadowing
—> Bribery

Special Skill: After the Test of the Topaz Championship is over, during a small part of the downtime, each of your characters will be expected to learn a small bit about the Law (Lore: Law). In order to encourage the taking of the skill, AFTER the Test of the Topaz is over each character will be given 1xp to raise the Lore: Law Skill and get to choose one emphasis in Lore: Law from below (try to work it out so that each PC has a different emphasis):

—> Imperial
—> Court Proceedings
—> [Local City]
—> [Clan Law]
—> Commercial Law
—> History
—> Loopholes
—> [Other Race]

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