The Complete Exotic Arms Guide is intended to serve as the ultimate source of information on any and all weapons that are regularly encountered within in the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game.
- Writting: Shawn Carman, Jed Carleton, Rob Dake, Chris Hand, Kim Hosmer, Seth Mason, Aaron Medwin, Fred Wan, Rich Wulf, Brian Yoon
- Editor: D.J. Trindle
- Additional Editing: Katie Yates
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- Art Director: Jim Pinto
- Graphic Designer: Nate Barnes
- Cover Artist: April Lee
- Interior Artist: Cris Dornaus, Raven Mimura
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Table of ContentsEdit
Introduction (page 3)Edit
- Fiction: "Armed and Ready" with Bayushi Ryuji teaching his students of Night's Strike Dojo about how to better use different weapons.
- How to Use this Book
- An Overview
- New Mechanics
Chapter 1: Weapons (page 7)Edit
- Fiction with Kakita Korihime punishing two ronin that slew a geisha in a Crane village.
- Polearms and Heavy Weapons
- Ninja Weapons
Chapter 2: Armor (page 31)Edit
- Fiction with Moto Chagatai and Hida Kuon at Kyuden Hida.
- Rokugani Armor
- Gaijin Armor
Chapter 3: Siege Weapons (page 41)Edit
- Fiction with Hiruma Todori, Hiruma Rikiya, Kaiu Tasuku, and Doji Gombei, who left Shiro Hiruma to save a Hiruma Scout chased by hundreds of goblins.
- Offensive Siege weapons
- Defensive Siege weapons
Chapter 4: Nemuranai (page 49)Edit
- Fiction with Isawa Sezaru and the Emperor Toturi III.
Chapter 5: Gaijin Weapons (page 67)Edit
- Fiction with Shiba Kiku and Shiba Yoma.
- The Senpet
- The Ivory Kingdoms
- The Yodotai
- The Yobanjin
Chapter 6: Nonhumans (page 81)Edit
- Fiction with Tch'rikch defending his nest in the Shinomen Forest from three ronin Bounty Hunters.
- The Ashalan