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July 14, 2018
The Fires Within, the third Dynasty Pack in the Elemental Cycle for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game is available now from Fantasy Flight Games!
Within the cards ofThe Fires Within, you’ll find a variety of cards featuring the Fire trait and playing into the major themes of the cycle. Along the way, you’ll also find new Courtiers, Shugenja, Bushi, Spells, and more designed to enhance every Great Clan of Rokugan.
While the Elemental Cycle introduces powerful Shugenja and Spells in the Emerald Empire, these masters of magic are not the only samurai of Rokugan. Bushi and Courtiers stand at the ready to defend their clans, and though they may not be able to control the elements, they display their own considerable skills on the battlefield and in court.
While The Fires Within contains the power of flame, it is also home to non-Fire cards that are just as explosive. New Shugenja, Spells, Courtiers, Bushi, and more await, enhancing the Great Clans and providing them even more tools in the conflicts to come. As the elements continue to come undone, who will rise to the top of the Emerald Empire?
July 4, 2018
The time for action is now. Breath of the Kami, the first Dynasty Pack in the Elemental Cycle for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game is now available from Fantasy Flight Games!
Throughout Rokugan, mystical shugenja harness the power of the Five Elements and use them to serve their clan with powerful spells. But as the elements fall out of balance, these concerns will grow to affect all of Rokugan. Can the Emerald Empire survive when the very land transforms into a storm of fury?
Breath of the Kami kicks off the key themes of the Elemental Cycle, bringing powerful Air Shugenja and Spells to the world of Rokugan. Along with these new cards, you can look for the introduction of the Mantis Clan with Yoritomo’s most trusted advisor! Breath of the Kami is only your first step in the journey of the Elemental Cycle. Look for a new pack every week for the next five weeks as the elements unleash their fury!
June 6, 2018
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Underhand of the Emperor, a Scorpion Clan Pack for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game!
Whispers in the dark across Rokugan. Information flows like a river and all channels lead to Bayushi Shoju and the Scorpion Clan. A beggar on the street, a merchant in the city, children playing by a garden. These are the tools of the Scorpion Clan, the eyes and ears found in every corner of the Emerald Empire. The Scorpion use this information to serve the Emperor in ways other clan’s cannot. If the Lion and Crane are the Right and Left Hands of the Empire, the Scorpion are the underhand, serving just as loyally, but just out of sight, waiting in the shadows.
Underhand of the Emperor contains 78 new cards (three copies of twenty-five different cards and one copy each of three different cards), many of which focus on the Empire’s most secretive clan. Underhand of the Emperor expands on the themes of the Scorpion, giving this Great Clan new deckbuilding options that encourage them to toe the line between dishonor and defeat. Look for a new Role card, a Philosophy that prevents you from losing the game, and an army of whisperers, hidden in the darkness. Prepare for the coming of the Scorpion—Underhand of the Emperor is currently scheduled to release in October 2018.
June 5, 2018
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Whispers of Shadow and Steel, a new novella set in the world of Rokugan by Mari Murdock, focusing on the Scorpion Clan!
Not only does the novella feature a thrilling full-length story, but also includes two extended art cards for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game!
In the clan infamous for its liars, schemers, and secrets, Bayushi Yojiro is known as the “only honest Scorpion.” As an Emerald Magistrate, his duty is to uphold the Emperor’s laws and ensure justice is done. As a Scorpion, his duty is to loyally serve the interests of his clan—even if that means sacrificing his own honor. As both, Yojiro walks a line as razor-thin as the edge of a katana.
When a dignitary of a rival clan is murdered in the Scorpion-controlled City of Lies, Yojiro is sent to help investigate and bring the killer to justice. His fellow magistrates expect him to prevent Scorpion interference, while his clan expects him to protect its secrets. Where do his loyalties truly lie, and whom will he be forced to betray?
Whispers of Shadows and Steel brings you into the world of the Honest Scorpion, Bayushi Yojiro. When a member of another clan is murdered in the infamous city of Ryoko Owari, Yojiro is torn between his duty as a Scorpion, and his duty as a Magistrate. He is placed in an impossible situation, forced to betray those he swore loyalty to.
Jan 2, 2018
The mystical Phoenix mediate between worlds—the physical and the spiritual, appealing to the very soul of the land. Mountains collapse at their whispered requests, dry rivers are convinced to flow again, plagues are banished, restless ghosts return to slumber, and crops flourish in previously barren wastelands.
More than that, the Phoenix are the caretakers of the Emperor’s soul. In tune with the spiritual side of Rokugan, they would be the first to know if things were to fall out of balance…
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Disciples of the Void, a Phoenix Clan Pack for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, available for pre-order now!
Dec 29, 2017
The latest version of the Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Rules Reference is now online!
This update contains the usual streamlined rules, clarifications, new questions, and other minor changes that come with refining the rules. In addition, today’s update includes errata and a change to claiming rings with multiple elements that players should ensure they read about. Learn why these changes were made directly from the developers in the paragraphs below, and then download the new Rules Reference to see all the changes for yourself!
September 16th, 2015
This is pretty big news; Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the Legend of the Five Rings intellectual property from Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG)!
Legend of the Five Rings is a legacy brand collectible card game (CCG) and roleplaying game (RPG) with a dedicated, passionate community and a story that spans the last two decades. Legions of players have traveled to the land of Rokugan and the Colonies, joined the noble samurai and shugenja of their favorite clan, and taken an important hand in shaping the story. Now, as Legend of the Five Rings moves over to Fantasy Flight Games, certain changes are coming to the realm of Rokugan.
The current incarnation of the Legend of the Five Rings CCG will be complete with the release of the Evil Portents expansion from AEG. After that release, the game will go on hiatus until FFG relaunches Legend of the Five Rings as a Living Card Game®, or LCG. The Legend of the Five Rings LCG is scheduled to be released in two years at Gen Con Indy 2017.
For players unfamiliar with the LCG model, a Living Card Game offers regular, non-randomized releases that include full playsets of every card. In its new form, Legend of the Five Rings will use this release format, rather than “blind” boosters that contain randomly assigned rare, uncommon, and common cards. Instead of spending their time chasing hard-to-find cards, the LCG distribution model allows players to focus on building decks by buying a single expansion that includes a full playset of every card in that expansion. For more information about Living Card Games, click here.
The transition of Legend of the Five Rings from CCG to LCG impacts far more than just distribution model. As the game is reimagined and relaunched as an LCG, we will be implementing significant design changes, but we will ensure that the spirit and emotional impact of Legend of the Five Rings remains intact. By introducing a new mechanical design, we hope to open the game for a new generation of players to join the veteran samurai who still battle for Rokugan. Across the transition to LCG, our developers will ensure that the game maintains its pervasive themes of honor, nobility, magic, intrigue, duty, and warfare and that these themes continue to drive the game and the narrative forward.
In addition to the new incarnation of the Legend of the Five Rings CCG as a LCG, we are excited to explore new possiblities for Legend of the Five Rings in the roleplaying space. At the current time, we don’t have many details about this, but we will reveal more as the details become clear.
Vast changes are coming to the land of Rokugan, leading to a new chapter in the history of the Emerald Empire. Prepare for a new era to begin at Gen Con Indy 2017!