Get ready to launch a thousand adventures with the new Legend of the Five Rings RPG Beginner Game box from Fantasy Flight Games!
It’s the mystical and fantastical land of Rokugan like you’ve never seen it before. Travel to the Emerald Empire as a Player Character and uncover a secret plot at the heart of the “land of honor and steel.”
Within this Beginner Game, players and Game Masters gain all the tools they need to begin their adventure in Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying. Custom dice, tokens, and maps bring the Emerald Empire to life. Meanwhile, four character folios keep the rules at player’s fingertips, allowing them to jump into the action without fretting over mechanics. The Game Master also receives an easy jumping-on point with the pre-made adventure featured in the box, giving them everything they need to keep the action flowing.
In Rokugan, it is said that honor is stronger than steel. While even the finest blade can bend and break under the heat of the forge, the Emerald Empire’s society has been folded in the forges of politics and war for more than a thousand years, and it has not yet broken. The society of Rokugan follows a divinely ordered pattern set down by the eight Kami, who shared their celestial blessings with the mortal realm. Rokugan is a land of strict social stratification, where an improper look at the wrong time can mean death.
This is an era of sudden change and upheaval, however. 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—the families descended from the heroes of legend and sworn to rule their lands in the Emperor’s name—shall be put to the test.
This is the stage of The Legend of the Five Rings Beginner Game, a new roleplaying experience in the land of honor and steel.
The Legend of the Five Rings Beginner Game allows anyone to take on the role of a Samurai in Rokugan With a full range of four character folios, a fully realized adventure book, a set of custom dice, a map of Rokugan, a variety of tokens and a complete set of rules including a play example, The Legend of the Five Rings Beginner Game gives newbies and veterans alike the perfect door to the Emerald Empire.
And if you’re looking for even more adventure for the L5R RPG, you can also check out three additional folios:
And a Free follow-up adventure!
Also out this week from FFG is a new Chapter Pack for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game:
Streets of King’s Landing is the third chapter pack in the Dance of Shadows cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game. Containing three copies each of twenty new cards, this pack immerses you in the world of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. As the story progresses into the pages of A Dance with Dragons, those who would play the game of thrones find themselves helplessly surrounded by enemies. In King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister struggles to hold onto power as the Tyrells and the Faith of the Seven split the loyalties of the capital’s citizens. At the Wall, Jon Snow takes the role of Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, but has trouble balancing the demands of duty with those of morality. Finally, In Essos, Daenerys Targaryen has become the queen of Meereen, only to discover that the realities of rule differ greatly from expectations.
The Dance of Shadows cycle reintroduces the player-favorite Shadow mechanic from A Game of Thrones: The Card Game First Edition. This mechanic increases the tension of your encounters, keeping games steeped in mystery and a constant fear of the unknown. As the sun sets on Westeros, you must decide how much of yourself you are willing to sacrifice in order for your plots to come to fruition.
An L5R RPG? Sign me up!