This is the third episode in the fourth series and on today’s episode we sit down with Tanner Clausen, GM on the Shadow of the Cabal podcast, to finish discussing character creation for Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition.

Timestamps:
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00:00:00 – Announcements

00:03:59 – Introductions

00:09:10 – D20 for your thoughts? / How Tanner got into RPGs.

00:11:21 – Tanner’s process for creating characters in any system.

00:12:42 – How does L5R character creation stack up to other systems?

00:27:11 – How do the mechanics of character creation reinforce the feel of L5R?

00:36:06 – How does character creation set expectations of play?

00:48:10 – How would our group hold up, mechanically, in a normal L5R game?

01:03:24 – Take it up a level / How does a character level up?

01:14:50 – Would it be a good idea to have advancement in mind during creation?

01:18:58 – Final advice from Tanner about L5R.

01:20:00 – Episode Closer

01:25:10 – Outtakes

01:34:33 – One Shot Network Promo

Guests and Projects:
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Tanner Clausen: [@TantaClaus][1]

Shadow of the Cabal Podcast

Twitter: [@sotcpod][2]

Podcast: https://shadow-of-the-cabal.pinecast.co/

The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide by James D’Amato: https://amzn.to/2LBoTz3

Game systems discussed in this episode:
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Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition

DriveThruRPG: 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

Dice Pairings
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Amelia’s Character

Chessex Gemini Black and Red w/Gold: 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

Representing the water affinity and her magical roots

Tanner’s Character

Chessex Opaque Dusty Green with Copper: https://amzn.to/2Iyup6P

Green and Gold in the colors of the dragon

Music:
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Opening: [Meditation Impromptu 03][3] by [Kevin MacLeod][4]

Clip 1: [Clean Soul][5] by [Kevin MacLeod][6]

Clip 2: [Shadow of the Cabal][7] opening theme

Main Theme: [Hero (Remix)][8] by [Steve Combs][9]

Our Podcast:
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Character Creation Cast: [@CreationCast][10]

Amelia Antrim: [@gingerreckoning][11]

Ryan Boelter: [@lordneptune][12]

Our Website: http://www.charactercreationcast.com

Our Network: http://oneshotpodcast.com/

[1]: https://twitter.com/TantaClaus
[2]: https://twitter.com/sotcpod
[3]: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03
[4]: http://incompetech.com
[5]: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Clean_Soul_1388
[6]: http://incompetech.com
[7]: https://shadow-of-the-cabal.pinecast.co/
[8]: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix
[9]: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/
[10]: https://twitter.com/CreationCast
[11]: https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning
[12]: https://twitter.com/lordneptune

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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