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FFG: L5R The Elemental Cycle Announced

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Apr 5 2018
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Get ready for a storm of activity from Fantasy Flight Games as a new Cycle of Legend of the Five Rings begins. It’s six packs in six weeks as the world of Rokugan’s elements are out of balance!

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Whereas the Imperial Cycle invited you to journey into the capital city, the Elemental Cycle places on emphasis on the five elemental rings of Air, Earth, Fire, Water, and Void. These elements have been thrown out of balance in the world of Rokugan, and you’ll find their themes running throughout this cycle. The first five Dynasty Packs of the Elemental Cycle all correspond to a different element and how each clan relates to it, with neutral cards representing various creatures and spells associated with the element. These five Dynasty Packs build toward the sixth pack, which ties the cycle together, focusing on a mix of all five elements.

One of the significant shifts in the game with this Cycle is that the focus is no longer going to be on the humans the various clans – the focus is going to be more on the Creatures and ancients beasts that are associated with the different clans. This provides an opportunity to dig into the more fantastical elements of the setting and explore them from a different perspective. Players will get to add new creatures like the Nezumi Infiltrator and the Feral Ningyo to their arsenals.

It’s great to see FFG not only take the game in this direction with more of the fantastical elements, but it’s also impressive to see the rapid fire release schedule coming back. With a game like L5R, the competitive community really can’t afford to wait for months between releases for the game to shake-out. With six packs dropping in 6 weeks, that will help get all the cards out to all the players promptly and hopefully allow for some cool dynamics to work out in the meta. All of the packs are up for pre-order from FFG today!

Breath of the Kami $14.95

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Harness the power of the Air with the Breath of the Kami Dynasty Pack for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game!

Enter the Elemental Cycle with three copies of twenty-new cards focusing on the most ephemeral element. Explore new Shugenja and Spells revolving around the Air element, a new stronghold, and the first Mantis character to enter the game with Breath of the Kami.

Tainted Lands $14.95

Become immovable with the Tainted Lands Dynasty Pack for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game.

Harness the power of the unshakeable earth with three copies of twenty new cards in the second Dynasty Pack of the Elemental Cycle. Tainted Lands introduces new cards for all seven clans focusing on their relationship with the earth. The pack also introduces a powerful, frightening new Shadowlands card.

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The Fires Within $14.95

Let your passions burn with The Fires Within Dynasty Pack for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game.

Explore the raging element of Fire with three copies of twenty new cards in the third Dynasty Pack of the Elemental Cycle. New Shugenja and Spells expand the power of the most explosive element, while the Mantis Clan continues to grow its ranks.

The Ebb and Flow $14.95

Be carried away by the Ebb and Flow Dynasty Pack for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game.

Flow like water with three copies of twenty new cards for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game. New Shugenja and spells enhance the power of the Water element, while various ancient creatures begin to enter the conflicts of Rokugan

All and Nothing $14.95

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Enter the Void with the All and Nothing Dynasty Pack for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game.

Enter nothingness and everything with three copies of twenty new cards in the fifth Dyansty Pack of the Elemental Cycle. New Shugenja and Spells help you embrace the Void, while the Mantis continue to grow their ranks, and ancient creatures bring aid to the Great Clans.

Elements Unbound $14.95

Complete the Elemental Cycle with the Elements Unbound Dynasty Pack for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game.

Elements Unbound features three copies of twenty new cards that wrap up the themes of the Elemental Cycle. New Shugenja and Spells enhance the Great Clans, and ancient creatures and awakened Spirits enter the fray of conflicts in the Emerald Empire.

 

Which elements will you harness to help with your rise to power in the Legend of the Five Rings?!

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