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This year at GenCon AEG will be bringing you to the convention via Periscope! We have a schedule of live demos and other broadcasts throughout the convention. Signal-willing, you’ll be able to be a part of it all! Read on for the full current schedule:
Wednesday – 3pm CST – 5pm CST – AEG Trade Day presentations.
Thursday – 9am CST – Pre-Convention Preview
Thursday – 5pm CST – Dice City Preview Demo
Friday – 1pm CST – Junta Demo
Friday – 4pm CST – Valley of the Kings: Afterlife Demo
Friday Night – Big Game Night Live!
Saturday – 2pm CST – Smash Up: Munchkin Demo
Saturday – 3pm CST – Why First? Demo
Saturday Night – L5R 20th Anniversary Party
Plus random other times as cool stuff happens!
Printable route bonus cards are available to download at the Trains website.
Completing routes allows you to score extra victory points in addition to keeping the card to use its special ability when needed most. Complete routes along your destination to victory!
The Dice City Tour continues with a look at the Merchant Guild, where for a small cost you can really increase your resources! Check out the Dice City Tour to learn more about it.
The Dice City Tour continues with a look at the Town Hall, one of the most versatile buildings in your town! Check out the Dice City Tour to learn more about it.
The Dice City Tour continues with a look at the Cathedral, an inspiration to all who visit! Check out the Dice City Tour to learn more about it.
The Dice City Tour continues with a look at your Militia, ready to defend you against any threats! Visit the Dice City Tour to learn more about it.
The Chief Architect from Dice City is ready to start your tour of the city and all the available buildings you can create in the game! Check out the tour on this page.
Dice City will be on sale in October, with a preview at Gen Con 2015, so be sure to come by our booth and try it out!
AEG is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Dice City. Dice City is a city-building dice-crafting game developed with Artipia Games. Easy to play, tons of strategy within the buildings you can choose, and high replay value makes Dice City great fun. Dice City will release in October, and will be at the AEG booth at Essen. Not only that, but Gen Con attendees will be able to play a preview version at our AEG booth, so don’t miss it!
Visit the official page at alderac.com/dice-city to learn more!
This weekend, AEG is offering three exclusive sales in honor of Flag Day:
Proudly celebrate our flag’s 50 stars with our Five Rings for $50 sale: four random Ivory Edition Starter Decks, five packs of The Coming Storm, five packs of A Line in the Sand, and the 2014 L5R Holiday Pack for only $50!
Commemorate the six white stripes of our flag with a great deal on 6 of our best games for $6 each: Lost Legacy: The Starship, Lost Legacy: Flying Garden, Love Letter: L5R Edition, Munchkin Loot Letter, Empire Engine and Cypher, all 6 of these games are only $6 each!
And what about those red stripes? We have a 7 for $70 bundle for that! Card of the Dead, Seventh Hero, Love Letter: The Hobbit Edition, Canalis, Patronize, Cheaty Mages and Sail to India for $70—almost 50% off!
This sales starts Thursday June 11, 2015 at 2pm PST and ends Monday June 15, 2015 at 8am PST.
This flag day, celebrate our nation’s history by giving everyone at your barbeque a game to play!
And brace yourselves, something BIG is coming your way…
Game designer Tom Cleaver offers a look into the development for the new standalone expansion Valley of the Kings: Afterlife.
Click here to check out the featured article.
Some new errata and information for Dark Seas has been added to its product page. Check it out at http://www.alderac.com/darkseas/
Today at TableTop Day people will recieve their first copies of Dark Seas. There was a production error with the dice in the final copies. The colors are correct but the symbols were incorrect. Three symbols do not correspond with the symbols on the tiles.
The colors are all that are necessary for play, we added the symbols for the benefit of color-blind players. They have no direct impact on play. That said we care about our color-blind players and we want to get everyone the correct dice anyway! So we already ordered corrected sets of dice. We will let everyone know as soon as they are available. In the meantime enjoy Dark Seas with the slightly wonky dice. Can’t keep them pirates from causing trouble!
AEG will be out at various International TableTop Day events on April 11! Check out our TableTop Day page to learn where you can come play with us!
After the disastrous Election Day Slaughter, Gomorra seems like a town devoid of mercy or grace, but there are some devoted to the work of the divine. Bringing blessings and simple compassion, these souls seek not only to raise up the meek, but drive out those who would destroy. But can the same be said of the new mayor?
Doomtown: Reloaded is a fast‑paced expandable card game set in the Deadlands™ universe of gun slingin’, spell slingin’, and mud-slingin’!
Faith and Fear is the first “Pine Box” set for Doomtown: Reloaded and introduces the new Blessed dudes and their miracles. But of course, other forces are always at work, and you’ll find many new cards for all your favorite factions, including four entirely new outfit cards!
How will you work to lead Gomorra … through faith or fear?
Tom Cleaver, the designer of Valley of the Kings, will be hosting a Valley of the Kings tournament at Lexicon, the Lexington KY yearly gaming convention. The convention runs from April 17-19, 2015, at the Clarion Convention Center. More info can be found here: http://lexicongaming.com/2015/.
Samurai of Rokugan!
It was brought to our attention that the Twenty Festivals Starter Deck PDFs are in need of 2 clarifications.
1. The Spider Stronghold Side B listed with the contents is from an out dated version of the card. The correct version is the one provided below. This is both the version that is listed in the Oracle of the Void and is physically located in the Twenty Festivals starter decks. For purposes of printing a proxy of this card for use at Kotei over the next two weeks, please make sure to use this version.
2. The Mantis & Unicorn Starters contain the card Advanced Warning. The presence of this card does not change the Banned Status of this card for constructed play. The card remains Banned in all Strict, Arc, and Extended formats. This includes both the Ivory and Twenty Festivals versions of these formats. The card is legal for use in Limited Formats. This includes both Sealed Deck and Booster Drafts.
Thank you, Good luck at any events you attend and Don’t forget to preorder your Twenty Festivals today! Time is running out, only 4 days until the Stronghold Store release.
Hello Kotei attendees! I hope everyone is getting ready for their local Kotei and for the release of Twenty Festivals. While Twenty Festivals is not yet released, we do need to make one adjustment to the tournament format in the form of Tsujiken Sensei.
While Tsujiken has been out for some time and has been fine in the tournament format, with Twenty Festivals Crab receive a Shugenja based deck which can receive the gold bonus from Tsujiken Sensei without also being affected by the gold penalty, since the Shugenja deck tends to play very few, if any, Samurai.
We have been testing the Tsujiken Sensei Shugenja deck in Playtest for a couple months now and have found that erratum will be required once the deck is legal for tournament play. Simply put, the gold acceleration given to this military deck brought the deck to an unacceptable level.
As such, effective when Twenty Festivals becomes tournament legal, Tsujiken Sensei’s second trait will read:
Your non-Courtier Personalities enter play for 1 more Gold.
Nothing else about the card, nor any other aspect of the environment is receiving an adjustment at this time.
We look forward to finishing up the current Ivory environment and moving forward into the beginning of our twentieth anniversary with the release of Twenty Festivals! Check with your FLGS to pre-order now!
Details on the upcoming 2015 Sheriff Events, the next level in the Doomtown Badge Series, are up on the website.
Go here to read all about these special regional events and what your store needs to do in order to host one of these unique events.
Samurai of Rokugan!
Allow me to present a letter from the new L5R Brand Lead, Dave Laderoute.
Players and fans of Legend of the Five Rings….as the new Brand Lead for the L5R product line, I’d like to take this opportunity to talk to you about who I am, about Legend of the Five Rings now, and where we want—in close cooperation with you—to take the game in the future. I’m going to do so in a series of articles like this one, which I’ll be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks.
Let’s start off by letting you know who I am. I started playing the L5R collectible card game (CCG) in 1997. I started with Crane, but soon found my L5R heart belonged to the bad guys—first, the Shadowlands Horde, but later, and more enthusiastically, the Dark Path of Shadow (if you’re not familiar with that faction, it was essentially the Lying Darkness, the then-incarnation of the Nothing in the story). When the evil ninja of the Dark Path of Shadow ceased to be a playable faction at the end of the game’s Jade Edition, I split my interest in villainy between the Shadowlands, to satisfy my desire to play “big E” Evil, and the Scorpion, to be able to play a more “acceptable” form of villainy. Since then, I’ve played almost every clan at one time or another. I’ve also been a Tournament Organizer for our local Kotei event over the past several years…I guess the bottom line here is that I know the CCG pretty well!
Likewise, I’ve had a lot to do with the role playing game (RPG). I’ve written for a bunch of the books for the 4th Edition of the RPG, including Enemies Of The Empire, The Great Clans, Imperial Histories, The Book of Air, The Book of Fire, The Book of the Void, the Second City Boxed Set, Sword and Fan, Strongholds of the Empire and the upcoming Atlas of Rokugan. I’ve participated in every Winter Court event—the first two as a player, the third as a Game Master and the fourth as the Head Game Master. I also run a weekly RPG campaign in a game store owned by my wife and me–which means I’m also a game retailer, so I know the business side of gaming pretty well, too, right to the point where I take your money for the game you want.
To date, you’ve probably known me as the Editor of the Imperial Herald and/or the Head Game Master for Winter Court 4. To the role of Brand LeadI bring some pretty extensive management and leadership experience from both the private and public sectors, and from a 31-year career in the army reserve. It’s my hope that, by laying out my background like this, you have some confidence that I’ll be able to do justice to the Brand Management job.
Okay, so that’s all very well and fine…but now we need to talk about the game itself. That’s going to be the main focus of the next few articles I’m going to share with you. Suffice, for now, to say that I’m a gamer, I play the L5R CCG and RPG, and I want what you want–cool games, set in the amazing world of Rokugan, that are fun, engaging and exciting. Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to lay out the vision we have, which is to hand much more control over the story to you, the players, so that L5R really is THE interactive storytelling game. At the same time, we intend to make the best game products we possibly can, so no matter how much you love the story, you’ll have an enjoyable experience when you sit down and start shuffling those cards or cracking open those books. We have a plan coming together to enable this, and I’m going to be sharing that with you starting early next week as well, and every few days thereafter, until the whole picture is clear to you.
Now, I have no doubt that you probably have lots of questions, and also more than a few doubts. That’s fine. I hardly expect that a single letter from me is going to win over your absolute trust. That’s fine, too. It’s MY job to get you folks to trust me, and I know I’ve got my work cut out for me. But I look forward to taking on the challenge…so keep watching this space! In the meantime, why not head down to your Friendly Local Game Store and submit a pre-order for Twenty Festivals, the new L5R CCG base set releasing to Stronghold Stores on March 27 (the same day it becomes tournament-legal) and to general release on April 13?!
Dave Laderoute Brand Lead Legend of the Five Rings Alderac Entertainment Group
Greetings Samurai of Rokugan!
The 2015 Spring Kotei Deck List Forum has been created, and the direct link to it is HERE.
The goal is to have all 1st, and 2nd, placing Deck Lists housed in this forum for the entirety of the 2015 Spring Kotei Season.
Also there is now a writable Deck List PDF that can be used by Tournament Organizers and Players alike, and that direct link is HERE.
Note: Currently some 2nd place decklists are outstanding, but as soon I receive them they will be updated in that forum.