Series 4.3 – L5R 4E with Tanner Clausen (Discussion):

Series 4.3 – L5R 4E with Tanner Clausen (Discussion):

Show Notes

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.


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:

Tanner Clausen: [@TantaClaus][1]

Shadow of the Cabal Podcast

Twitter: [@sotcpod][2]


The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide by James D’Amato:

Game systems discussed in this episode:

Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition


Character Sheets:

Dice Pairings

Amelia’s Character

Chessex Gemini Black and Red w/Gold:

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

Ryan’s Character

Chessex Gemini Blue and Teal w/Gold:

Representing the water affinity and her magical roots

Tanner’s Character

Chessex Opaque Dusty Green with Copper:

Green and Gold in the colors of the dragon


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:

Character Creation Cast: [@CreationCast][10]

Amelia Antrim: [@gingerreckoning][11]

Ryan Boelter: [@lordneptune][12]

Our Website:

Our Network: