Series 4.1 - L5R 4th Edition with Tanner Clausen

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.



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

  • Shadow of the Cabal Podcast


Game systems discussed in this episode:

Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition


Character Sheets:


Dice Pairings

  • Amelia’s Character

  • Ryan’s Character

  • Tanner’s Character



Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 by Kevin MacLeod

Clip 1: Clean Soul by Kevin MacLeod

Clip 2: Shadow of the Cabal opening theme

Main Theme: Hero (Remix) by Steve Combs


Our Podcast:

Character Creation Cast: @CreationCast

Amelia Antrim: @gingerreckoning

Ryan Boelter: @lordneptune

Our Website: