Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Organized Play

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 strives to grow communities of players on the local and global scale by enabling you to play Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game more often and meet others who love the game as much as you do!

In the land of Rokugan, the seven Great Clans are united under one Emperor, yet power struggles still rage on battlefields and in courts throughout the land as each clan competes for greater influence and valuable resources. Some clans will fight bravely with honor while others will do whatever is necessary to advance their agenda. A clan's standing in the Emerald Empire will guide its destiny as alliances shift and rivalries take hold.

At official Organized Play events, you can join your favorite clan in these battles! Hone your sword and your wits, and talk to your local store about Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Organized Play. Take up your clan’s banner and exclusive elemental role as you compete for prizes and prestige, meet new friends, and play more often!

Aspire to greatness among your peers and face the competition at prestigious tournaments. The most elite players of these may earn the esteemed title of Hatamoto. Discover your clan’s Hatamotos and learn how you can join them within our Hall of Honor!

Click on the sections below for more information on official OP programs and events.

Programs and Events

Launch Program

Three events will lead players into Rokugan at their local game store, starting with a Launch Party using 30-card decks on the weekend of the Core Set's release. Then, following the first Winter Court World Championship, the Imperial Summons event will introduce newly dedicated exclusive clan roles. The last of these events, Way of the Rings, will be players’ first taste of a fun and competitive tournament!

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Winter Court World Championship

Each November, the Emperor attends Winter Court with the clan that has won his favor. Prizes and decorations at the World Championship will be themed to that clan in celebration. The tournament's top finisher from each clan will determine their clan’s Keeper or Seeker role for the following year. The World Champion will be declared Shogun, and make a critical Story Choice that will influence the very future of Rokugan!

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Kotei Series

The Great Clans of Rokugan constantly vie for superiority, trying to claim a valuable asset and the favor of the Emperor throughout the Toshi Ranbo Season of the Kotei Series. These prestigious tournaments are held at locations around the world, summoning players from far and wide by offering incredible prizes and fun experiences. The very best players at each event will be awarded the title of Hatamoto, eternalizing their performance and earning recognition for themselves and their clan at future events. Top performers earn a personal invitation to the Winter Court—the World Championship—and Grand Kotei champions win travel and accommodations!

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In-Store Events

In-store play kicks off with the Battle for the Stronghold, which grants players the opportunity to seize control of their local game stores for their favorite clan. Each calendar quarter, starting at the beginning of 2018, participating local game stores can purchase a Stronghold Kit to host in-store events with official prizes. Reinforcement Kits provide additional copies of the custom cards from the associated Stronghold Kit, allowing retailers to host larger events or to offer even more events with official prizes. Retailers can visit our instructional page for more information on how to get involved. They can select from our recommended Weekly Play or Monthly Play structures, or choose a different structure altogether. Each quarter also features a special bonus event, ranging from new player nights to challenging championships.

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Past Programs and Events


Event Fiction

Tournament Resources

Event Outlines


Updated on January 10th, 2018 - Added info, links, and supporting documents for new Battle for the Stronghold and Stronghold Kits webpages.