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To Do What We Must: Decisions, Decisions

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:28

In early May, we announced “To Do What We Must,” the interactive L5R novel slated for 2016, helmed by Robert “Spooky” Denton with input from fans just like you. One of the ways fans are able to interact with the Novel and its writing is through their participation and wins at major events, such as the recently held 2014 World Championship in Shefflield, England.

The winner of the main event was Bartlomiej Chrobak, playing Unicorn. He was given the choice of having a Courtier from his Clan or his Clan Champion appearing in the Novel. He ended up choosing Ide Kosoka to be featured l in a significant role. We’ve also taken a look at Bartlomeij’s deck list and recognized a key aspect that will play into the Winter Court section of the Novel. This is just another way that deck construction has affected the Novel’s story!

Antonio Morcillo, the winner of the Second Chance Event, also had a decision to make regarding the Novel’s plot. He was tasked with identifying a guard who recruits the protagonist to save an important Imperial from being kidnapped by the Kolat. For this duty, Toni has chosen Shiba Iaimiko to be a part of the escort and play this role. Toni also relayed some interesting game play stories from his experience at Worlds that has gotten Spooky’s mind working overtime, so we wouldn’t be surprised if those interactions somehow found their way into the story as well!

Lastly, the winner of the Costume Contest, Lene Jacobsen, has made it into the novel in a big way. Her original costume contest character will be featured in the novel in a significant role, befriending and aiding our main character. Kakita Ariko will take our hero under her wing and become her ally.

We’d like to thank all of the participants at Worlds for a great event and for the excellent support they’ve given to the novel writing process!

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2014 South American Championship: 12/6/14 – Santiago, Chile

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:08

Greetings Samurai of Rokugan!

We are happy to announce the location of the 2014 Pacific Rim Championship!

The Tournament Organizer for this event is Oscar Cooper, and for questions pertaining to the event he can be contacted at: oscar.cooper@gmail.com

The location is:

Place Magicsur Chile

Seminario 507

Providencia, Santiago, Chile

 

The South American Championship: The Conclave of Darkness

Just as the Oracles of Light gather together once upon the creation of their new conclave, so too do the Dark Oracles gather once to discuss affairs too sinister and horrific for the mortal mind to even contemplate. This Conclave of Darkness is among the most nightmarish of occurrences, having taken place only twice before in Rokugan’s history, both times accompanied by natural disasters and calamities of all sorts.

The winner of this tournament may select any one living human personality affiliated with their Clan to bear witness to the Conclave of Darkness and to eavesdrop on a fraction of the horrors revealed within. This secret will be a terrible burden, and may very well damage the samurai’s spirit forever, but the knowledged gained will prove of incredible value to his clan in the trying months and years to come.

Note: Further information will be available from the Tournament Organizer and will be updated here.

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The New Order Tournament Legality

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 02:15

The New Order, the next expansion for the L5R CCG, will become tournament legal on the day it goes into full release – November 24, 2014. The set will release in Stronghold Stores two weeks prior to that date on November 10, 2014.

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Planes Designer Diary: or How A Round Trip Starts With A Spark

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:57

Designer David Short has kindly provided us with a look into the development Planes. Click here to check out the featured article.

 

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Essen Day 1 — Wow!

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:39

AEG’s busiest day ever at Essen. Not only did we have demo table spaced with players the whole day but players came to buy games and it has been awesome.

First, big kudos to the German Team! Essen gets bigger every year and they crush it with the same number of guys. Amazing!!!

So what is HOT?
  • Trains: Rising Sun is almost sold out!
  • Empire Engine is selling at a pace to match Love Letter during its first year!!!
  • Loot Letter is well….Loot Letter, so you know it’s doing awesome.
  • Planes and Doomtown are neck and neck to see which one sells out after Trains: Rising Sun.
  • Oh, and we totally were under prepared for the demand for Sail to India and Valley of the Kings (both games also a big hit for our German partner Pegasus Games).

Biggest question of the day: is Planes Like Trains?
Our answer: if you mean AWESOME, then yes! If you mean is it a deck-builder, then NO.
Come to the booth and check both of them out!

See Everyone at the show tomorrow!
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L5R Fan Needs Your Support

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 13:00

The L5R Community is known for rallying around its fans in times of trouble and need. One such fan is Cory Mills, a long time L5R player and lynch pin in the L5R RPG World, where he has been a driving force with the Heroes of Rokugan L5R RPG Campaign. Cory recently found out that he needs to have a serious procedure done on his heart and the bills are going to be quite high. The Community has already rallied around Cory and started a GoFundMe campaign that has far exceeded expectations. However, the need is still there.

If you can offer any assistance to Cory, stop by http://www.gofundme.com/savecorysheart and give him a hand.

The entire L5R Team wishes Cory the best and we know that his heart of a samurai will see him through. UTZ!

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New Strongholds on the Imperial Assembly

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:53

As previewed at L5R Worlds in Sheffield, England, this past weekend, the new Twenty Festivals (the title of the set colloquially known as “Ivory 2″) Strongholds have been posted over ont he Imperial Assembly. You can find them here: http://www.imperialassembly.com/news.php?news=38.

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Valley of the Kings Card Supplement

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 17:00

The actions on the Valley of the Kings cards are intended to be self-explanatory. When questions arise, you may consult the official card supplement for clarifications. Click here to download the PDF.

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Get News from L5R Worlds Via Social Media

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:40

L5R Worlds 2014 is under way in Sheffield, England. You can keep up with all of the latest news via social media at https://www.facebook.com/legendofthefiverings and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/l5r. Also, the Worlds event will be streaming on http://www.twitch.tv/6thring, so you can watch some of the action live. Stay tuned for lots of L5R goodness!

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User Group News on the Imperial Assembly

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:04

We’ve posted some more information on the L5R User Group on the Imperial Assembly. Click here to read more!

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New Story Over on the Imperial Assembly

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 16:19

In case you missed it earlier this week, check out the new fiction on the Imperial Assembly!  Shawn Carman, Story Team Lead for Legend of the Five Rings, brings us a tale of violent conflict in the Ivory Court of the Colonies. As is often the case, though, not everything is as it seems.

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To Do What We Must: Courting Trouble

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:27

In early May, we announced “To Do What We Must,” the interactive L5R novel slated for 2016, helmed by Robert “Spooky” Denton with input from fans just like you. Major events are a great way for us to work with the fans of L5R to influence the Novel and with Worlds right around the corner, we’ve come up with another opportunity.

The winner of the main event will choose one Ivory-legal Courtier of their Clan, or their current Clan Champion, to appear in the novel!

Also, an important Imperial will be taken hostage by the Kolat, who force an audience and deliver an ultimatum. But one brave samurai among the Imperial’s retinue manages to get away, and knowing that time is of the essence, seeks any help that he or she can find. The winner of the Second Chance event will work with Spooky to determine the identity of this brave samurai.

The L5R Team is really looking forward to Worlds and finding out how you, the player, will impact this story!

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Trains GenCon 2014 Map is available to download!

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 15:32

The Trains GenCon 2014 Map (1.6MB PDF) is available to download by clicking here. This map was given out at GenCon 2014 to those who attended the Big Game Night. Now you can print and play the map!

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Empire Engine Lore

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 15:24

Empire Engine is making its debut at Essen but you can read up on the game’s fascinating lore and background stories of the four rival empires in advance. Click here to check out the Empire Engine Lore!

 

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2014 Pacific Rim Championships: 12/6/14-12/7/14 – Queensland, Australia

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 13:08

Greetings Samurai of Rokugan!

We are happy to announce the location of the 2014 Pacific Rim Championship!

The Tournament Organizer for this event is Michael Hill, and for questions pertaining to the event he can be contacted at: tsuruchinezumi@hotmail.com

The location is:

Ace Comics and Games
478 Ipswich Road
Annerley
Queensland, Austrailia

 

The Pacific Rim Championship: The Conclave of Light

A Story Price for the L5R CCG

As the new Conclave of Light, the grouping of all five Oracles of Light, is created, the Oracles meet to discuss the affairs of the Heavens and of men for the first and last time. This conclave is rare in the extreme, happening once every few centuries at the most, and is among the most significant events of any generations time, from the perspective of shugenja who study such things.

The winner of this tournament may select any one human personality affiliated with their Clan to bear witness to the Conclave of Light and to be the granted a fraction of the wisdom imparted to the Oracles of Light by their masters, the Elemental Dragons.

Note: Further information will be available from the Tournament Organizer at: www.austl5r.com

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Second City Box Set Card PDFs

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:19

Dear fans,

It has come to our attention that a production error has resulted in a missing card in the Second City box set. AEG is working on producing new cards as soon as possible. However, we do have PDF of the cards in question. You can find it on the L5R page here:

Replacement Technique Cards 1  (onsite .pdf)
Replacement Technique Cards 2 (via Google Drive)

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we resolve this issue.

Regards,
The AEG Team

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Announcing the L5R CCG User Group

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:20

The Community of players that surrounds the Legend of the Five Rings games is second to none. Every day we hear stories of players who have gone out of their way to help a friend in need of a card, to prepare an amazing RPG adventure, or to lend a deck to someone who wants to learn. These people are what make L5R such a great game to be involved with. The L5R team knows that listening to the players is one of the main ways that we can work to make the game better. We want everyone who plays the game to feel like they are part of the Story and world that makes the setting so special.

Recently, the L5R Team was approached by a well-known veteran player, James Donnithorne-Tait, better known as Donny in the community. Donny proposed the idea of having an L5R User Group, made up of players and event organizers from all over the world, to solicit feedback and help make the game better. Donny’s idea was well thought out and, after review by the L5R Team, we have given him the go-ahead to organize this User Group.

Donny will act as the first “Chairman” of the group, with a new Chairman being selected by vote of the members each year. Donny has also recommended a list of players, representative of player bases from across the world, to form the initial group. In ensuing years, players will be able to vote for their representatives on the User Group via the Imperial Assembly.

The User Group is responsible for advertising its existence to the player base and hosting open meetings with fans at Gen Con and Worlds. Community members with feedback can discuss their concerns with any User Group member, who may bring it up for discussion within the group as appropriate. The L5R Community Organizer and User Group Chair are responsible for maintaining relations between AEG and the User Group, with the Community Organizer taking ideas and concerns to the L5R Team for review.

Over the next couple of weeks, Donny will be sending out letters to those whom he hopes will serve. Once we have a complete slate of User Group members, we will announce their names and the way you can get in contact with them and follow their activities.

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Siege: Heart of Darkness Now in Full Release

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:13

In case you haven’t picked it up already, Siege: Heart of Darkness is now in full release across the globe as of today. You can get more information on the product here. 

Good luck taking down the Dark Naga!

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Cards for Koku Update Posted

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:00

The Imperial Bank of Rokugan is glad to announce that the Cards for Koku list has been updated. Now available are:

  • Bayushi Toshimo (IVE)
  • Determined Challenge (IVE)
  • Doji Soeka (IVE)
  • Favors (IVE)
  • Inexplicable Challenge (IVE)
  • Isawa Hibana (IVE)
  • Iweko Honor Guard (IVE)
  • Jiramu’s Court (IVE)
  • Kaiu Nakagawa (IVE)
  • Matsu Misato (IVE)
  • Minikui no Oni (IVE)
  • Mirumoto Yasushi (IVE)
  • Oriole Imperial Vanguard (IVE)
  • Political Standoff (IVE)
  • Regal Furisode (IVE)
  • Sanctioned Duel (IVE)
  • School of Wizardry (IVE)
  • Seeking the Way (IVE)
  • Small-Time Bully (IVE)
  • Sudden Movement (IVE)
  • Suikotsu (IVE)
  • The Sun Returns (IVE)
  • The Turtle’s Shell (IVE)
  • Utaku Izimi (IVE)
  • Utaku’s Destiny (IVE)
  • Vengeful Populace (IVE)
  • Yoritomo Matsuo (IVE)

To place orders, log into your Imperial Assembly account at http://www.imperialassembly.com.

As always, please make sure your address is correct before making any purchases. Thank you.

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A Message from the Brand Lead

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:36

Hi Everyone,

Rob Vaux here. As you may know I’m the new Brand Lead for L5R. We’ve been hard at work getting up to speed on the situation with Legend of the Five Rings, as well as integrating myself and several other new team members into the system. I’ve been fairly quiet on the public forums so far; partially because of that, but also because we wanted to prepare some fairly big announcements.

2014 L5R Worlds Is a red-letter day on our calendar: for the first time we’re going to publicly discuss our plans for the game over the next two years, and start to address some of the many questions that fans have. It won’t be a small announcement: we have some grand ideas for L5R and we think you’re going to be very excited by them. Worlds represents an ideal opportunity not only to show them to you, but also to solicit your input on them and let you tell us where you think the game needs to go.

We have placed a lot of pressure on ourselves to get our new plan ready for the players by then. Because of that, and because of the logistics involved, we’ve not yet decided on all of the team members who are going to go to the event. I can promise you, however, that those there will be a voice directly connected to the development of the game and that they will be there both to present our vision and to interact with attendees on their ideas for L5R

I have been working on making sure I can attend and I know that others are still a possibility. But again, we’re still exploring the best way to make this all happen and to give Worlds attendees the input – and impact – that they deserve. We hear your concerns and we know you don’t express them lightly. I ask you to bear with us a little longer. We’re sure you’re going to love the things we have to show you.

Thanks,

Rob Vaux
Brand Lead, Legend of the Five Rings

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