Welcome to Rokugan–a land where honor is stronger than steel. The Legend of the Five Rings is now available in stores!
That’s right friends, the Legend of the Five Rings is now available in stores. Tell the skeleton that lives inside you to work its magic and make your fleshy body get up out of the house and down to the stores so that you too can pick up the Legend of the Five Rings. We’ve talked a lot about L5R here on BoLS before–we’re big fans. Mantis clan, best clan, and all that. But seriously, this LCG is well put together; it’s got a pretty swanky amount of depth and gameplay along with all the ongoing story developments you can expect from an LCG. Don’t worry about collecting all the cards, it’s easy to get whatever you need to build the deck of your choice–whether it’s a House Scorpion Tempo deck or a Crab Endurance deck, you’ll be able to wade into open conflict with the other great clans of Rokugan. Take a look inside the box below.
There’s more coming out already. In addition to the base game, you can pick up the new expansion as well–it introduces several cards to expand the roles of the Clans, giving them some sweet new tricks they can pull. Crane, in particular, has some dirty that let them control the state of the board, so be careful if you see some of their courtiers in play. That’s one of the things I like about the game though–none of the Clans feel so powerful that the others can’t stop them. And there’s a little flexibility within each of the Clans, so you can find different “builds” that can shake things up a little bit. At any rate, we’re big fans here at BoLS (and we hope to bring you a livestream of the game sometime soon), so if you like Samurai action and card chaos, you should check it out.
via Fantasy Flight Games
Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game is a player-influenced LCG® that sees two players take on the role of one of the seven Great Clans of Rokugan, vying for military and political control of the land while maintaining Rokugan society’s strict code of honor.
Each player commands their forces with two separate decks: A Dynasty Deck fills their provinces with characters and holdings and a Conflict Deck consisting of tactics, maneuvers, followers and attachments that can be used to turn the tide in a struggle for supremacy. During a game, players will engage in conflicts, both political and military based, with the goal of breaking their opponent’s stronghold and winning the game. But the rules of society are absolute, and even in the fire of battle and heat of Rokugan’s courts, clans must remember the tenets of Bushidō, lest they lose everything in their single-minded pursuit of glory.
The Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Core Set comes with everything a player needs to explore the seven great clans of Rokugan, the Crab Clan, Crane Clan, Dragon Clan, Lion Clan, Phoenix Clan, Scorpion Clan, and Unicorn Clan. It also includes a variety of tokens, cards, and rule sheets that make the Core Set the definitive starting point for the Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game.
Choose your clan. Fight with Honor. Add your name to The Legend of the Five Rings!