Fantasy Flight Games Announces The Atlas of Rokugan For The Legend of the Five Rings RPG

By Polar_Bear
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Aug 18th, 2016
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Rokugan is a vast and magical place. Those that have played the Legend of the Five Rings RPG already know this. But what about getting maps of all those cities and lands all put into one place? That’s what you’ll be getting with the Atlas of Rokugan, which will be available next month.

The Atlas will bring together maps that had been spread across dozens of books. We all know what a hassle it can be to find the right map for the city you want to be gaming in. Now they’ll all be collected in one location (a location of locations. Locationception?). You’ll get maps of the various Great Clans’ provinces, as well as various cities, castles, palaces, and other important places. Some of the buildings even have blueprints (for planning your ninja raids, for sure).

The Atlas will be available for digital download next month.

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  • Peter Amthor

    Only giving a release date for a digital edition. Wonder when a dead tree version will be made available?

  • txMaddog

    Source article says Print on demand also available when e-book is. Really excited about this!

  • crazytuco

    I had completely forgotten that FFG obtained the rights to this, what, almost a year ago?

    • Davos Seaworth

      September of 2015. Supposedly the revamped L5R LCG debuts at GenCon 2017.

      • Yeah, I remember reading the press release going, “Wait… 2017? Is that a typo? *sees it in a couple other places in the post* … I guess not. Alright, then.”

  • hvedhrungr

    I’m reeeeeally on the fence about FFG doing L5R… We’ve been playing the 3rd edition RPG A LOT, and up until the last 3 or 4 books, the balancing was well done. They admittedly went out the window with the elemental books, but you can tone down the paths or ignore them altogether.
    However, with FFG acquiring L5R, I’m not sure how things will go down. It’s always been at least partly a labour of love, and it has a fairly active player base. And against all appearances, it’s NOT all about the card game.

    • Davos Seaworth

      I’m curious to see if FFG basically turns L5R into “just another LCG” or if they really take the Rokugan world to heart and do something different/special. Supposedly gamewise it won’t really resemble the old L5R CCG at all. So you risk alienating the existing player-base while simultaneously introducing a new property that the existing FFG fans may not take to. Like what happened when AEG rebooted Doomtown & never found an audience for it.

      • hvedhrungr

        I don’t see new mechanics as a bad thing per se. I’ve played the card game on again off again over the years (Unicorn and Dragon, with a bit of Shadowlands in between). It became more and more difficult and expensive to play competitively, so I gave up on it time and time again.
        I’m still worried that to FFG, this is “just another LCG”. That’s not what L5R deserves. And certainly not what the RPG deserves.