Your Path Into Rokugan

Announcing Organized Play for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game


Live the story of Rokugan at official Organized Play events for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game!

Organized Play is full of scheduled opportunities to play your favorite game in your preferred local game store. A wide variety of events await you, including fun sessions where you can learn how to play or improve your skills, casual open play, and even tournaments where your competitive spirit is rewarded. Organized Play grows communities of players on the local and global scale, allowing you to play Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game more often and meet others who love the game as much as you!

We are excited to announce the first two programs that will soon welcome new players to Rokugan and some unique aspects that Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Organized Play will feature. Click on the links below to find out details about these programs and other upcoming events on our dedicated Legend of the Five Rings Organized Play website!

Clan Roles

Organized Play is woven into the very fiber of Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game. Rokugan is shaped by a dynamic and immersive story, and players will influence its future on the battlefields and in the courts. The top finishing player from each clan at the yearly Winter Court World Championship will shape the game for players worldwide by choosing their clan's exclusive role!

Role cards are a vital part of deck building and were designed specifically with Organized Play in mind. There is a Keeper and a Seeker for each of the five rings—Air, Earth, Fire, Water, and Void—totaling ten roles. The role chosen for each clan is the only one players may include in that clan's decks through the following year, uniting each clan under its new role!

The Launch Program

Local game stores around the world welcome you to Rokugan with the Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Launch Program! Three distinct events over the first three months following the release of the Core Set will introduce you to the game, how to build a full deck, and tournament play. Attend one or all of them as you discover the secrets of Rokugan, all while winning awesome prizes!

Each participating store can pre-order a Launch Kit (product code OP045), which includes everything they need to support up to twelve players at each of the three included events. Make sure your local store pre-orders their Launch Kit by Wednesday, August 23rd.

To celebrate the launch of Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, a Launch Party will take place during the weekend of the game’s release. This friendly open play environment is a great place to discover the game and your favorite clan using 30-card starter decks.

The Imperial Summons event invites players to train their skills with full decks. This open play event will take place after the Roles of Rokugan ceremony at the Winter Court World Championship, and presents a new deck-building twist for each clan!

Finally, the Way of the Rings tournament will introduce players to fun competitive play with a concise tournament. Test your skills with full decks against other competitors in preparation for recurring in-store events starting in 2018!

Fantastic prizes will be awarded to participants, random players, and top performers at each of these three amazing events as they make their way into Rokugan!

The Kiku Matsuri and Honored Preview Events

Two amazing events will offer a sneak peek into a land where honor is stronger than steel! The Kiku Matsuri, also known as the Chrysanthemum Festival, is being held at Gen Con, August 17th through 20th. An incredible Opening Ceremony will kick off the festivities at 1:00 PM on Thursday, celebrating the game's grand debut. A full slate of events follows, including the Kiku Matsuri itself, a tournament that plays out over Friday and Saturday, and a casual event as the weekend winds down.

Then on September 2nd in London, the Honored Preview Event will transport 100 invited players to Rokugan for an immersive experience. The tournament will award amazing prizes, and every competitor will receive a free Core Set to play with! You can apply for an invitation by reading our announcement article, which explains how to use the #L5RHonored hashtag on social media by 11:59 PM Central Time on August 1st.


The Hall of Honor

The most elite Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game players commit themselves to claiming greatness. Those who face the challenge and succeed for the glory of their clan earn the greatest honor bestowed upon any player: the esteemed title of Hatamoto. This promotion brings incredible prizes and benefits, along with recognition in our Hall of Honor and at events!

More to Come

This is only the first of many upcoming announcements about the exciting things that Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game has in store for players. If you are eager for more details, you can find some clues in the links above and on our dedicated Organized Play website. Be sure to sign up for our FFG Community OP Newsletter to be the first to know when more details are available!

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