I don’t even remember just how many years I’ve waited for this product to go PDF, but the wait is worth it. Legend of the Burning Sands is the sister setting to Alderac’s Legend of the Five Rings, exploring the lands of north of the Rokugan. The Burning Sands presents a unique spin on middle-eastern cultures with the same flair as L5R’s take on Asian cultures.
While written for compatibility with the 3rd Edition of L5R, Alderac has also provided a Conversion Document for L5R 4e players, so the book works well for both editions.
To the north of the Empire of Rokugan, lies a mysterious land called the Burning Sands, where great empires clash, where deadly intrigues abound in the great Jewel of the Desert, and where intrigue and war are one in the same. To Rokugani, the Burning Sands are a gaijin enigma. But as the long exile of the Unicorn and the shorter exile of the Scorpion have proven, the destinies of the two are intertwined, whether the Rokugani understand this or not.
The Legend of the Burning Sands has exerted a powerful pull on the imagination of gamers since its debut with the collectible card game in 1998. With this book, it joins the Legend of the Five Rings Role-playing Game with its unique core Roll and Keep mechanics. But, it can also be used as a stand-alone role-playing game product.
- Descriptions and new mechanics for all of the major factions of the Burning Sands, from the proud Yodotai and Senpet Empires to the stealthy Assassins and Jackals
- Continues of the history of the Burning Sands from the end of the Collectible Card Game story arc
- A condensed version of the Legend of the Five Rings Role-playing Game Third Edition rules for those using this as a stand-alone role-playing game
- Notes for meshing both games for those already familiar with the system