With the L5R RPG Beta wrapped-up, we knew it was only a matter of time before the official book was announced. Now it’s here – say hello to your guidebook to adventuring in the land of Rokugan!
Back in September of last year, Fantasy Flight Games put out sign-ups for their L5R RPG Beta. It was a hit and thanks to fan feedback and a whole bunch of dedication, hard work, and editing, the Legend of the Five Rings Role Playing Game Core Rulebook is now up for Pre-Order! And it’s not alone…
FFG has a whole bunch of products coming for to support all your RPG needs. We’re getting custom dice, a GM Kit, and a Beginner Game to help you take your first steps in to the mystical land of Rokugan.
It is an era of sudden change and upheaval in Rokugan. Mortal schemes, natural calamities, and celestial turmoil alike have disrupted the political, military, and spiritual equilibrium of the land. Long-simmering rivalries and fresh betrayals ripple through the courts and on the battlefield. The Chrysanthemum Throne is beset by threats from without and within, and the honor of the seven Great Clans shall be put to the test. Who among the clans will prove strong enough to guide Rokugan in these tumultuous times? Will their names be lifted up beside those of the honored ancestors, or will they fall among the ranks of the empire’s most infamous villains?
If you’re like me, you probably want to know where to get started. Should you jump in and just buy the book, dice and kit first? You can – but if you’re looking to test the waters first, the Beginner Game is designed to be your doorway to the world of Rokugan. It’s a guided tour through the basics of the game with pre-generated characters, a set of dice, a map, tokens, rules, and an adventure book as well.
Once you’ve completed your initial journey and are left wanting more, then you’re ready for the Core Rulebook.
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Core Rulebook!
At 336 pages, The Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Core Rulebook allows gamemasters and players to enter the world of Rokugan like never before. The Core Rulebook is the next step for players after the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Beginner Box, and offers players new ways to customize their characters and craft their own adventures in the Emerald Empire.
This book contains everything you’ll need from the first steps of character generation to how to create your own adventures complete with NPCs and GM tips. And speaking of GM tips, the GM kit is more than just a screen to keep your stuff behind.
The GM Kit includes both a beautiful screen that keeps the rules at your fingertips as well as a pre-made adventure in the mysterious Slow Tide Harbor. Guide your players into the world of Rokugan with style and ease with the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game Master’s Kit!
If you’re a new GM this screen is an invaluable cheat-sheet. Plus the adventure that is included can be a fantastic stepping stone to your own adventure or inspiration for a completely new path forward.
The last bit of gear you’re probably going to want is an extra set of dice. Now, you can use the ones provided in the Beginners Box, but that means you’ll have to share with others. No one wants other people touching their dice!
Custom Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Dice come 10 to a pack and allow GM’s to quickly interpret results of skill checks, determining success and failure and expanding on narrative opportunities through opportunity and strife!
It’s a 10-die pack and I’m curious to see how similar these dice are to the Genesys system’s dice. The facings might be different but mechanically I’m wondering how this stacks up. When FFG announced the Beta, it was puzzling to me why FFG didn’t use their new Genesys system for the L5R RPG. But now I’m thinking maybe they did…sort of:
The Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Core Rulebook features a fusion of the Roll and Keep system from previous editions of the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game and the Narrative Dice System featured in the Genesys Roleplaying System. Custom dice included in the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Dice Packfeature a number of unique symbols that will guide you on your adventures.
Regardless, you’re still going to want the Core Book and Dice to play. Even if the rules were just re-skinned, you’ll still want all that wonderful background and lore to read.
All of these products are available for Pre-order now from FFG but you can expect them in retail in Q3 of 2018.
Let me tell you of the days of high adventure…in the mystical lands of Rokugan!