Legend of the Five Rings


Fantasy Flight Previews Locations in the Shadowlands Book for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG

The Shadowlands aren't exactly the most romantic location in Rokugan. I mean, unless you're suuuuuuuuper hardcore goth (which is fine if you are). In this preview of the upcoming Shadowlands book for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG from Fantasy Flight, they head into this dark and foreboding region and give you a little tour of the place.


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Monday Terrain Corner

And we've circled back around to Monday. I hope you had a good weekend. Mine was filled with extremely little, which was by design. Nice and relaxing. We'll see what next week brings. As for right now, it brings making your gaming tables look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Fantasy Flight Announces Legend of the Five Rings RPG Game Mat, Amera Mouldings Releases New Ruined Raven Hall, Tabletop Scenics Previews New Hive City Releases, and New Additions to Amera's Plastic Sheet Range Released.


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Fantasy Flight Games Posts Up New Releases

Fantasy Flight has a couple more releases available for you today. Lovers of the Legend of the Five Rings can rejoice, as the new Emerald Empire book is now available. Now, they can go all sorts of fantastic places in Rokugan for themselves. Those that love the Game of Thrones Catan game can add in the 5-6 player expansion, perfect for any holiday get-togethers you might be going to. And then there's the Lord of the Rings Card Game expansion you can pick up, too.


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Fantasy Flight Games Posts New Emerald Empire Preview

The land of Rokugan has many iconic locations that players have learned about over the years playing the card game. With the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, players can send their characters to these unique locations for themselves. The Emerald Empire book has specific details on many of them, and we get a preview of just that here today.


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Privateer Press Posts 2019 Preview

The New Year is almost upon us. While we look back at all the things that happened in 2018, it's also a good time to look ahead at what will be coming out in 2019. For Privateer Press, that's quite a lot. They've got big plans for Warmachine and Hordes, expansions for Monsterpocalypse, and a whole new skirmish game in a possible, post-apocalyptic Iron Kingdoms. Have yourself a look.


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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.


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Fantasy Flight Previews Player Options in Emerald Empire

Fantasy Flight will soon be releasing Emerald Empire. It's the new setting guide for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG. While it will give you an in-depth look at Rokugan, it also is filled with new options for players, which we get a look at in this preview. For those that want to totally immerse themselves in the world, this is the book to get.


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Legend of the Five Rings RPG Now Available

Fantasy Flight has really dove into the world of Rokugan after they took over the Legend of the Five Rings. The LCG is continuing to roll along with some new releases, but for those that want a more in-depth experience, you can now put yourselves into the world via the Legend of the Five Rings RPG. You can pick up the core book now.


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Subscriptions Being Taken For Legend of the Five Rings MiniCrate Now

Here's one that I know people have been waiting for since its announcement. Fantasy Flight and Privateer Press are teaming up to bring you Legend of the Five Rings RPG players a regular subscription box filled with awesome minis for the setting. This MiniCrate is taking subscriptions now. So get your name on that list.


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Fantasy Flight Previews NPCs in Legend of the Five Rings RPG

The Player Characters in an RPG make up only a tiny fraction of the overall world's population. Meanwhile, the NPCs that the GM controlls make up the rest. But what are stat blocks for NPCs like? What sort of things can GMs expect to see on their side of the screen when they make a new NPC for the game? In this preview of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, we get answers to those questions.


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Fantasy Flight Previews Techniques and Equipment From the Legend of the Five Rings RPG

So, you've dedicated your life to the art of swordplay, or perhaps you're destined to become a great politician, or you want to learn some other trade or craft, there's a lot of details involved with those, and each one has its own brands of equipment that they require. In this preview for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, we get a look at different techniques and equipment coming in the game.


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Fantasy Flight Continues Look at Character Creation in Legend of the Five Rings RPG

A lot goes into making a character for an RPG. You've got your own thoughts on how the character should be, and working within the rules to make those thoughts into reality. In this article, Fantasy Flight continues their previews of how character creation works in the Legend of the Five Rings RPG.


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Fantasy Flight Previews Character Creation in Legend of the Five Rings RPG

Everyone wants to make their own character. It's their avatar in the RPG that you're playing. But how do you get those stats together? How do you pick skills? What about classes and feats and special abilities? How do all those work? In this preview of the Legend of The Five Rings RPG, Fantasy Flight is showing off just how your characters will be built.


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Fantasy Flight Previews Skill Checks in L5R RPG

In the grim darkness of a fantasy Far East, there is... quite a lot to do, actually. Court intrigue, product making, resource collecting, investigations, all sorts of things. But how do you actually do all that stuff? Well, you use skills. In this preview of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, Fantasy Flight shows off how skill checks work in the game.


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Legend of the Five Rings RPG Beginner Set Now Available

The best place to start is at the beginning. Makes a lot of sense. Especially when dealing with a new game, starting at the beginning, with a product designed to make your experience as smooth as possible is the way to go. So, for those looking to get into the new Legend of the Five Rings RPG, you'll want to check out the Beginner Game that's now available from Fantasy Flight.


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Privateer Press Announces New Legend of the Five Rings Miniatures Subscription Box

Well, this is an interesting pairing that I didn't see coming. Privateer Press, makers of such games as Warmachine and Hordes, is teaming up with Fantasy Flight Games to bring you a new subscription box service (via their Minicrate service) that will include figures from the Legend of the Five Rings universe.
Perfect for use with the L5R RPG that's coming out as well.

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Fantasy Flight Previews Characters From Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Beginner Game

Many of you out there adventure through Rokugan when playing the L5R card game. Soon, you'll have an new way to experience that foreign land. Fantasy Flight is coming out with a new Legend of the Five Rings RPG, and they're kicking things off with a beginner's starter box to ease you into it. In this preview, we get a look at a pair of the pre-generated heroes that you'll find in the box.

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Fantasy Flight Games Announces Legend of the Five Rings RPG Core Book

This is one that a lot of you have been anxiously awaiting, I'm sure. Fantasy Flight is showing off the core rulebook for the upcoming Legend of the Five Rings RPG. If you want to don your armor, grab your katana, and fight for the honor of your clan, this is your chance to do so.

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Fantasy Flight Announces Legend of the Five Rings RPG Beginner Game

The relaunch of the Legend of the Five Rings game has brought a bunch of new players into the fold. And those new players, as well as long-time gamers, have been wanting to get more involved with the world of Rokugan. But where to start? Well, at the beginning, of course. Fantasy Flight has announced that they're coming out with a Beginner Game box for the L5R RPG.

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Review Roundup

It's feeling a lot like Saturday 2: Sat Harder (editor's note: rework that title before publishing) here. Yesterday I spent much of the day at home, hanging out and working on my friend's Guild Ball minis. He moved recently and a bunch of his stuff got jumbled and busted up. Plus, there were some new kits he'd gotten in that he wasn't sure when he would be able to assemble them. Putting figures together is arguably my favorite part of the whole hobby, so I've offered to fix his busted minis, assemble his new ones, and even move some of his other figures over to sculpted bases he'd gotten. There's ~35 minis that are getting some kind of work on them, from assembly, to those bases, to fixes, to green-stuffing the slots. It's been a fun project. Certainly kept me busy. Plus, next time I see them on the other side of the pitch, I don't have to see a bunch of half-assembled and busted figures. :P
But I'm currently taking a break (my hand's cramping from using a pin vice all morning) to bring you those reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

This week we have: Storm Hollow, The Mysterious Forest, Pandemic Legacy Season 2, Vengeance, Gloom of Kilforth, Spoils of War, Santorini, Kerala, Mini Rails, Armageddon, By Order of the Queen, NMBR 9, Coded: Card-Time Strategy, Legend of the Five Rings, Woo-Hoo!, AquaSphere, and Cities of Splendor.


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Legend of the Five Rings Card Game Available From Fantasy Flight

I know that some of you have been playing the game since Gen Con, where you picked it up during the pre-release, but the new version of the Legend of the Five Rings card game is now available to everyone else. So while you're working on your L5R character for the RPG, you can also work on getting your decks together for the card game.

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Open Beta for Legend of the Five Rings RPG Now Available

Fantasy Flight Games has posted up the open beta rules for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG. If you've been re-excited about all things Rokugan from the recent re-launch of the card game, now's your chance to create your own character and leave your own mark on the land. So, what clan will you follow?

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