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Emerald Empire Sourcebook Available for Legend of the Five Rings RPG

Aug 15, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Emerald Empire, a new 256-page hardcover sourcebook for Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying!

The Emerald Empire is vast and as varied as the seven Great Clans that control its lands in the name of the Hantei Emperor. Its society is modeled after the Heavens themselves. It is a culture steeped in history and tradition, in a land where decorum and propriety carry the weight of life and death. It is a land where spirits shape the very earth and control the flow of rivers and streams.

Within the pages of this book, you’ll explore the places and people of Rokugan, from small villages of fisherfolk or mighty daimyo? in their castles to deep primordial forests and the spirits that dwell within. This book examines every aspect of life in the Emerald Empire, from food, to dress, to religion and spirituality, to matters of etiquette great and small. Emerald Empire is the first sourcebook for Legends of the Five Rings Roleplaying, and provides a look at the culture and landmarks of Rokugan as well as several new player options, including new advantages, disadvantages, and techniques.

Emerald Empire is split into seven distinct section. Six of these focus on aspects of society or geography found throughout Rokugan, while the seventh introduces new player options for characters. Rokugan is a vast land, and to detail every town and valley, every tradition and social role, is beyond the scope of any single volume. However, Emerald Empire will give a wealth of in-depth information on a great variety of these locations and traditions.

All or Nothing Pack Available for Lot5R TCG

July 30, 2018

All and Nothing, the fifth Dynasty Pack in the Elemental Cycle for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game is available now from Fantasy Flight Games!

Within the All and Nothing Dynasty Pack, you’ll find a new exploration of the Void element, as well as the introduction of several unique characters, expanding on the themes of their clans found throughout the Elemental Cycle. A new CommanderMonk, and Meish?d? wielder enhance new strategies for the Lion, Dragon, and Unicorn Clans, opening up new paths to victory.

The Fires Within for Legend of the Five Rings TCG Available Now!

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 CourtiersShugenjaBushiSpells, 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 ShugenjaSpellsCourtiersBushi, 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?

Breath of the Kami Available for Legend of the Five Rings TCG

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!

 

Underhand of the Emperor Scorpion Clan Pack for L5R Announced

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.

Whispers of Shadow and Steel Novella Set In The L5R World of Rokugan

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.

Disciples of the Void Clan Pack for L5R Available for Pre Order

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!

Updated Rules for Legend of the Five Rings TCG Online 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!