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The 2014 Holiday Box Gets Even Better

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 18:31

As part of our continued effort to improve L5R through “Deeds, Not Words,” the L5R Team is happy to announce an exciting change in the 2014 Holiday Pack.

Previously, each 2014 Holiday Pack came with your choice of a Foil Clan personality. After review of the feedback from the fans, we’ve decided to make the deal even better and offer a foil copy of ALL 9 personalities with each box! Yes, that’s right – every holiday pack will come with all nine foil Clan personalities, set to debut in our next L5R CCG expansion, 20 Festivals (due out in early 2015.)

Any person who has previously ordered a pack will automatically qualify for this promotion. If you ordered more than one pack to get different personalities, just shoot an email to customerservice@alderac.com and they’ll get you squared away in a jiffy!

Happy Holidays from all of us on the L5R Team!

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The L5R Events Team

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:24

Greetings Samurai of Rokugan!

I have the honor of announcing the creation of the L5R Events Team. It’s members are:

John Akey

Giovanni Aviles

Eoin Burke

Jim Freeman

Benjamin Higgins

Manolis Trahiotis

The purpose of this group of esteemed individuals is to act as a sounding board for the Players of L5R directly pertaining to future Events, answering questions about the Floor Rules, review of prior Events, review of disciplinary actions, look into Honor Contest ideas, etc. The group will also focus on improving communication about Events, review portions of the Floor Rules (for example how Seeds are handled) for improvement, making sure prizes are resolved, and in general working as a consensus on how L5R Events can best benefit our player base world wide.

The Tournament Organizer forums on Alderac.com will still be available for Tournament Organizers to express any thoughts, concerns, and improvements. The L5R Events Team will also be an active part of them.

With that said, allow us to welcome them all!

UTZ!

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2015 Kotei Application Page

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:45

Greetings Samurai of Rokugan!

The 2015 Kotei Application page is now live and can be found HERE.

Both Tournament Organizers, and Players, should take a moment to review the page and the 2015 Kotei Information Sheet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email: Events@Alderac.com

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The Currency of War & 2014 Holiday Box Info

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 18:00

The leaves are changing, the air is cool and crisp, in some lands the delicate winter snow has started to fall, now is the time to prepare for the New Year.  Whether it be by adding to your selection of cards via our Holiday Box or by teaching a friend how to play using our upcoming Currency of War.  We have prepared these item for you to experience the excitement of L5R throughout the cold winter months.

The Holiday Box includes a bounty of gifts for you to add to your collection.  We are adding the following as a bonus to early orders.

  • 10696432_10152789408061113_5558005911510100710_nCoM Full Art Set – Set includes 1 copy of each of the 43 cards that were available in Full Art
  • CoM Unique Foil Set A or Set B – Sets include 1 copy each of 43 Foil Cards
  • 10 Random Packs – From the following sets [Coils of Madness, Gates of Chaos, Aftermath, Ivory Edition, The Coming Storm]

The Currency of War allows two players to jump into the game as a member of the deadly and elegant Crane Clan or the fierce and adventurous Mantis Clan. Join the ranks of the samurai of the Emerald Empire of Rokugan, discover its rich history, and get ready to directly impact its future.

In the Currency of War box you will find:

  • TCoW_Box_3D_Front_Shadow2 Ivory legal and ready-to-play L5R CCG decks (one Crane, one Mantis).
  • 4 Ivory legal boosters to improve your deck.
  • A 16-page storybook detailing the events of the conflict opposing both clans.
  • A fully illustrated and comprehensive rulebook.
  • An exclusive vote that will allow you to shape the future of Rokugan.

Keep your blade sharp and your mind sharper.

Your Actions. Your Choices. Your Empire!

 

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Renewal : 2014 Kotei Voting is live on the Imperial Assembly!

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 17:20

Greetings Samurai of Rokugan,

Please take a moment to log onto your Imperial Assembly Account and vote on who you want your Clan’s nominee for Minor Fortune of Bushido / Guardian Spirit of the Shrine of Three Dynasties to be!

The deadline to vote on which character will be chosen for your Clan is Friday, November 21st, 2014.

For a review of the voting parameters, please review this document pertaining to the 2014 Kotei Season found HERE.

The voting for how to spend your Clans earned point totals, and the voting on which Bushido Virtue is assigned to what Minor Fortune of Bushido, will commence after this first vote concludes.

Note: The Story Team has selected additional personalities for some factions to assure that every Clan has at least 3 choices to choose from when making their votes!

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To Do What We Must: A New Alliance

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 20:16

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. Since that time, we’ve been looking for interesting ways to tie in what our fans are playing in L5R games into the story of the novel. After a review of the World Championship deck, used last month in Sheffield, England, the author has found a way to weave in another plot point.

The winner of the Worlds main event was Bartlomiej Chrobak, playing Unicorn. Spooky noticed that Bartlomeij was making use of personalities from the Bat Clan, continuing a trend that he had seen in other Unicorn decklists. This trend harkens back to Komori Miyano, the Shadow Wing, a Bat Clan personality that was aligned to the Unicorn Clan from the Coils of Madness set. Using this as a spring board, the Unicorn Clan and the Bat Clan will be entering an alliance as part of the novel and the Story going forward.

Please note, however, this does not mean that the Bat Clan and the Unicorn Clan will have changing or intermingling Clan alignments in the CCG. Rather, this is purely a story driven alliance that will take formation in the novel and offer the fans some new angles to explore. If the community steps up and shows continued support for even deeper ties between these two Clans, then further implications will be dealt with at that time.

But, for now, the Bat and the Unicorn are beginning to really see eye to eye and are ready to take on the world together!

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The New Order is Now in Stronghold Stores

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 16:46

Today, November 10, 2104, marks the release of the latest L5R CCG expansion, The New Order, to Stronghold Store retailers. Swing by your Friendly Local Game Store, pick up some packs, and get a game in!

Also, don’t forget, the 2014 L5R Holiday Box is still available, making for an excellent gift during the Holiday season. More information can be found here.

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L5R Holiday Pack Now Available for Pre-Order

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:40

The Holiday Season is upon us and so is the 2014 Holiday Pack!

Brought to you in a special themed box, the Holiday Pack contains:

This pack contains:

  • 1 Holiday Pack box
  • 1 Holiday Pack foil card pack containing:
    • Kabuki Theater Troupe
    • Poorly Placed Garden
    • Horobei
    • Heavy Cavalry
    • Sparrow Clan Aide
    • Sadamune Blade
    • Keigo Sensei
    • Mystical Augmentation
    • Back to the Front
    • Block Supply Lines
    • Contentious Terrain
    • Encircled Terrain
    • Incapacitated
    • Soul’s Sacrifice
    • Wounded in Battle
  • 10 Boosters from The New Order
  • 1 Foil personality of the your choice [Clan Specific]

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Please note this is a pre-order and shipping will begin on Monday, December 1st 2014.

Happy Holidays from AEG!

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Get the Latest News at the Imperial Assembly

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:28

The Imperial Assembly, the best place to get information on the Legend of the Five Rings, has updated the site with a new Clan letter – this time from the Dragon Clan. Check it out here!

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The New Order Previews are available!

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 18:48

As previously announced, we’ve posted all of the cards from the latest L5R CCG Expansion, called The New Order, over on the Imperial Assembly and the Oracle of the Void. We hope you like the new set!

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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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