On today’s episode we sit down with Tanner Clausen, GM on the Shadow of the Cabal podcast, to learn about and create characters for the game that is played on that podcast, Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition.

Timestamps:

00:00:00 – Announcements

00:03:49 – Introductions

00:06:21 – What’s in a Game?

00:06:39 – Rokugan, the Setting for L5R

00:09:58 – What Do Characters Do in L5R?

00:14:35 – What Do You Need to Play L5R?

00:15:32 – What is Unique?

00:23:29 – History of the Game

00:32:52 – Let’s Make Some People

00:33:15 – Clans and Families

00:34:41 – Ryan’s Concept

00:37:18 – Amelia’s Concept

00:40:41 – Tanner’s Concept

00:41:42 – What are the other clans all about?

00:45:09 – Schools and our character’s techniques

00:54:22 – The Five Rings and Honor

01:00:48 – Skill Selections

01:03:33 – Equipment and the importance of money

01:06:03 – Experience Points and Advantages/Disadvantages

01:10:52 – Episode Closer

Guests and Projects:

Tanner Clausen: [@TantaClaus](https://twitter.com/tantaclaus)

Shadow of the Cabal Podcast

Twitter: [@sotcpod](https://twitter.com/sotcpod)

Game systems discussed in this episode:

Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition

DriveThruRPG: [https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/83945/Legend-of-the-Five-Rings-4th-Edition](https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/83945/Legend-of-the-Five-Rings-4th-Edition)

Character Sheets:

[https://www.blockpartypodcastnetwork.com/completed-characters/2018/5/14/series-41-characters-l5r-4th-edition-with-tanner-clausen](https://www.blockpartypodcastnetwork.com/completed-characters/2018/5/14/series-41-characters-l5r-4th-edition-with-tanner-clausen)

Dice Pairings

Amelia’s Character

Chessex Gemini Black and Red w/Gold: [https://amzn.to/2IbgQXm](https://amzn.to/2IbgQXm)

In the rich, dark, bold colors of the scorpion clan

Ryan’s Character

Chessex Gemini Blue and Teal w/Gold: [https://amzn.to/2IcYhSq](https://amzn.to/2IcYhSq)

Representing the water affinity and her magical roots

Tanner’s Character

Chessex Opaque Dusty Green with Copper: [https://amzn.to/2Iyup6P](https://amzn.to/2Iyup6P)

Green and Gold in the colors of the dragon

Music:

Opening: [Meditation Impromptu 03](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by [Kevin MacLeod](http://incompetech.com)

Clip 1: [Clean Soul](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Clean_Soul_1388) by [Kevin MacLeod](http://incompetech.com)

Clip 2: [Shadow of the Cabal](https://shadow-of-the-cabal.pinecast.co/) opening theme

Main Theme: [Hero (Remix)](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by [Steve Combs](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)

Our Podcast:

Character Creation Cast: [@CreationCast](https://twitter.com/CreationCast)

Amelia Antrim: [@gingerreckoning](https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)

Ryan Boelter: [@lordneptune](https://twitter.com/lordneptune)

Our Website: [http://www.charactercreationcast.com](http://charactercreationcast.com)

About the Author
Meghan Dornbrock knows that books are true magic, and has a weak spot for storytelling rogue-kings. An artist, animator, and all-around games enthusiast, she’s fascinated by the many different ways there are to tell a good story and is eager to see what’ll come next. Eventually she will die on Mars, but currently she lives in the uncool part of Brooklyn. Follow her on twitter or on her website.

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