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Fantasy Flight Posts New Emerald Empire Preview

The Emerald Empire book for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG will give players new insight into the world of Rokugan. Tracing all the way back to the very formations of the land, itself, it reveals secrets of the land from the inception of the country. More than useful for just the RPG gamers, any fan of the L5R franchise can get something out of this new book.

From the post:

“In the beginning there was Nothing. This was not the nothing of the Void, for that is unchanged, unchanging, and unchangeable. This Nothing was the source of all, but first it was empty and alone. After uncountable ages, Nothing realized it was alone, and it became afraid. This created a third of the world. Then Nothing longed for a companion, and this longing created another third of the world. Then Nothing realized what it had done and regretted fear and longing, and the last third of the world was created. Then there was no more Nothing, and in its place was the world.” So it is recorded in the historical writings of the learned Imperial Scribe Miya Chinatsu.

The world of Legend of the Five Ringsis yours to explore—and build—in Emerald Empire, the essential setting sourcebook for the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the tools the book offers to Game Masters in particular, including background information on the setting’s history and cosmology, worldbuilding resources, and details to make the setting come alive!