Mark your calendars for the end of June because Fantasy Flight Games will be kicking off another rapid fire release cycle of 6 packs in 6 weeks for L5R – the Elemental Cycle is coming in hot!
As previously announced, the Elemental Cycle is on its way to Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game! With the elements out of balance and Rokugan on the brink of war, ancient creatures lend their aid to the Great Clans in battle—while a minor clan looks to take destiny into its own hands. The Elemental Cycle is scheduled to begin on June 28th with the Breath of the Kami Dynasty Pack and continue with one Dynasty Pack releasing per week for the following five weeks:
- June 28th: Breath of the Kami
- July 5th: Tainted Lands
- July 12th: The Fires Within
- July 19th: The Ebb and Flow
- July 26th: All and Nothing
- August 2nd: Elements Unbound
It’s another 6 packs in 6 weeks release cycle from Fantasy Flight Games. For a game like L5R, it makes a lot of sense, too. It’s a competitive game and a lot of the cards play off of each other. Also, for the sake of keeping their events Organized Play schedule on track and competitive L5R really needs this rapid fire release schedule.
This is one of the strengths and weaknesses of the Living Card Game model. Unlike an Collectible Card Game where you have randomized cards in each pack, all these packs contain a set of cards. While it might seem like a higher price point initially, when you compare it with the cost of purchasing a top-tier CCG deck, it’s much cheaper. At the same time, you don’t get the same rush as “popping packs” you do with the CCG model. Personally, I’ll take the consistency vs the randomization all day long.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Where do your loyalties lie – Choose wisely when the Elemental Cycle drops starting in June!