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The Legend of the Five Rings thread (11 posts)

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  • Avatar Image redben8020p said 10 months ago:

    I know there’s some former L5R CCG players here, and some folks interested in FFG’s reboot, so here’s a thread to keep track of everything leaking out of FFG towers ahead of the release, and discussion thereof.

    Here’s the articles introducing and explaining the new rules -

  • Avatar Image emptynessisform1112p said 10 months ago:

    thanks @redben.
    as you know this will be my first card game so while i’m enjoying the articles i’m flying blind a bit until it drops. the art is another matter though and Doji Hotaru is looking spectacular as a women, hope this is the sort of thing we can get used to.
    i’m looking forward to it immensely and the weekly story arc is only going to fuel the fire.

    any idea what’s happening with the RPG ?

  • Avatar Image redben8020p said 10 months ago:

    There’s been nothing on an rpg as of yet. I’d be surprised if they don’t do one at some point, though.

  • Avatar Image mage6045p said 10 months ago:

    I dont follow this game much but are people not a tad cheesed that the history and setting has been softly rebooted?

  • Avatar Image redben8020p said 10 months ago:

    There are a lot of people who have no history with the CCG and are jumping on board with the LCG, so for those it doesn’t much matter. For those who did play the CCG there’s been no great nerd rage. It’s been almost two years since the sale so people have had a lot of time to get used to the fact the CCG is dead and the LCG will be something new.

    During the long period when there was no information there was a lot of speculation on the storyline, and there was a small minority who felt that the storyline should carry on from where it left off, but I’ve not seen anything to that effect since we started getting actual information. Most people figured a reboot of some sort would happen as the game would need to have an easy jumping on point, and asking new players to learn twenty years of story just to catch up wasn’t realistic. It helps that Clan War is the most iconic part of the storyline. Most of the well-known characters date from this storyline even though it ended for the CCG back in 1997. It was the setting for the RPG for a while after that too.

    Overall the mood has been one of excitement to (finally) start playing the game and to see where FFG will take the rebooted setting and how interactve it will be.

  • Avatar Image redben8020p said 9 months, 4 weeks ago:

    It looks as if the Crane Clan previews come to an end with a Facebook livestream chat at 5pm BST today. So this post collects together all the Crane content.

    Teaser video:

    How the Crane play in-game:

    The fiction on Doji Hotaru:

    And the cards that were spoiled via podcasts:

  • Avatar Image sotf37p said 8 months, 1 week ago:

    Played the old CCG a long while ago, gave it up when the other people playing it seemed to vanish.

    Played a bit of the D20 RPG, though that then ended up being more of a source of ideas for a different setting, and the other versions just didn’t seem to click with players.

    I am looking forward to this though…is there a release date announced as of yet?

  • Avatar Image redben8020p said 8 months, 1 week ago:

    Not yet. I suspect FFG don’t know for sure themselves as it’ll depend on how long it takes to ship and clear customs. It’ll definitely be after GenCon, but hopefully not long after.

  • Avatar Image kommissar369p said 8 months, 1 week ago:

    When the game was announced, FFG said the plan was for a pre-release at Gen Con, and full release would be 4th quarter 2017.

  • Avatar Image redben8020p said 8 months, 1 week ago:

    It’s having a worlds at the start of November so if it is to be Q4 then that basically means October. AGOT 2.0 did come out in October having had a GenCon pre-release, though it was a little late. I suspect a September release if they can manage it (FFG being notoriously late in releasing new product). If you’re in the UK there is due to be a pre-release event at Patriot Games in Sheffield. No details yet, though will probably let you get a single core.

  • Avatar Image redben8020p said 8 months, 1 week ago:

    Looks like it is an October release, probably the second week, at least in the UK.