Kotei Series

Contribute to your clan’s standing in the eyes of the Emperor, the minds of the courtiers, and the hearts of the denizens of Rokugan during the Kotei Series for Legend of the Rings: The Card Game! Each Kotei event represents an opportunity to show your clan loyalty while earning fantastic prizes. A main tournament presents the greatest challenge, but side tournaments also offer an amazing experience for players of all skill levels.

Locations around the world will host one of the approximately twenty Kotei events in the Toshi Ranbo Season, running through Gen Con 2018. Each clan’s competitors can contribute and influence their Clan Standings in three ways:

  • Favor Points are won and lost by Hatamotos for their clan during each round of Day 1. Kotei events are the battlegrounds where Hatamotos are made, with exclusive prizes and benefits. Occasionally, special awards of Favor Points are also conferred for displays of incredible clan dedication. The Emperor’s Favor determines which clan will host his Winter Court, and they are represented on many of the prizes at the World Championship.
  • Elemental Points will determine which additional elemental role a clan gains access to for use at two important events: the Winter Court World Championship, and an in-store event leading up to it. Each Kotei participant has the privilege of casting a vote for which additional role their clan should pursue, which will affect the Elemental Points earned by each clan at the end of the Toshi Ranbo Season.
  • Glory Points are earned through advancing to the final rounds of these tournaments, and when a clan performs honorably overall. The most glorious clan will earn the Toshi Ranbo Season's most important prize: a new exclusive card for their clan, representing the season’s namesake!

Five of the twenty events in the Toshi Ranbo season are recognized as Grand Kotei tournaments, where variant prizes and additional points are awarded. Visit the Clan Standings page for information on where your favorite clan ranks in each competition, and detailed point scoring descriptions. Read on to find event locations, the prizes that await competitors, and the structure of each type of event!

Locations - Toshi Ranbo Season

Date Type Location Most Recent Legal Product Information
April 14-15, 2018 Kotei Warsaw, Poland - CKS Center

Main Tournament: Meditations on the Ephemeral
(Disciples of the Void legal for side tournaments)

Ticketing
May 19-20, 2018 Kotei Dusseldorf, Germany - Jugendherberge Disciples of the Void Ticketing
May 24-27, 2018 Kotei Atlanta, GA USA - MomoCon Disciples of the Void Ticketing
May 24-28, 2018 Kotei San Francisco, CA USA - KublaCon Disciples of the Void Ticketing
June 1-3, 2018 Grand Kotei Birmingham, England - UK Games Expo TBA Ticketing
June 8-9, 2018 Kotei Melbourne, Australia - Good Games (Lonsdale) TBA Coming Soon
June 13-17, 2018 Kotei Columbus, OH USA - Origins Game Fair TBA Coming Soon
June 16-17, 2018 Kotei Bologna, Italy - Hotel Castello TBA Ticketing
June 23-24, 2018 Grand Kotei Seattle, WA USA - Cascade Games Table Top Weekend TBA Ticketing
July 5-9, 2018 Kotei Los Angeles, CA USA - Anime Expo TBA Coming Soon
July 14-15, 2018 Kotei Houston, TX USA - Norris Conference Center TBA Ticketing
August 2-5, 2018 Grand Kotei Indianapolis, IN USA - Gen Con TBA Coming Soon

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Approximately 20 total Kotei events will comprise the Toshi Ranbo Season. Five of them will be recognized as Grand Kotei events, where additional points can be earned for the Clan Standings. The Toshi Ranbo Season's finale will take place at Gen Con 2018, August 2-5, where the final Clan Standings will be determined for the upcoming Winter Court World Championship!

Prizes

There are some notable differences for prizes at Kotei and Grand Kotei events. Prizes marked with an asterisk* have a version for Kotei events, and a different version for the five Grand Kotei events, encouraging players to attend multiple events to obtain both variants. Where there are complete differences for Grand Kotei events, it is noted below those items.

Main Tournament

  • Each established Hatamoto will receive a ceremonial Hatamoto Triumph Pin for attending and competing in the main tournament, and any player that defeats a Hatamoto during the Samurai Stage or Magistrate Stage of the main tournament will also receive a Hatamoto Triumph Pin. Hatamoto performance contributes Favor Points to Clan Standings.

Samurai Stage (All participants - 4 rounds of Swiss - Day 1 AM)

  • Each competitor receives the exclusive playmat*, a commemorative collectible pin, and three copies of their clan’s Seal extended art prize card. They also each will cast one vote for which additional role their clan should pursue.
  • Players also receive four additional copies of their clan’s Seal extended art prize card, to be traded with each of their first four opponents.

Magistrate Stage (18 or more tournament points - 3 rounds of Swiss - Day 1 PM)

  • All competitors who advance to this stage of the tournament will receive the commemorative wooden first player token*, three copies of the Cloud the Mind extended art prize card, and a copy of their clan's Way of the Clan prize card.
  • After the third round of the Magistrate Stage, the top-ranked competitor from each clan is bestowed with the Hatamoto title for the remainder of the Toshi Ranbo season and the entire following season. This achievement awards incredible prizes, a reserved seat for purchase at the following Winter Court World Championship, and recognition in the Hall of Honor.
    • At a Grand Kotei, if there are not multiple Day 1 events offered, the two highest-ranked players from each clan are bestowed with the Hatamoto title from the single Day 1.
  • After each game during the Samurai Stage and Magistrate Stage, the player with the most honor will be recorded (the winner of the game wins ties). The most honorable clan rankings will be determined by totaling these records and dividing by the number of competitors who enrolled as that clan initially. Each player who remains from the clan with the highest average at the end of the Magistrate Stage will receive a set of metal honor tokens. Clans gain Glory Points based on their honorable ranking at each Kotei and Grand Kotei.

Daimyō Stage (53 or more tournament points plus clan challengers - Single-elimination rounds - Day 2 AM)

  • All elite competitors who advance to this stage of the tournament will receive an acrylic bid dial commemorating their performance this season, and one copy of their clan’s Way of the Clan prize card. If eliminated prior to the quarterfinal round, players can enter the concurrent Proving Grounds side tournament, with byes for the rounds they missed, for another shot at earning their Winter Court World Championship invitation.
    • At a Grand Kotei, only the players eliminated prior to the round of 16 can enter the concurrent Proving Grounds side tournament, because additional invitations are awarded to all Grand Kotei round of 16 players.
  • Players who reach the round of 16 will be rewarded with a set of double-sided acrylic ring tokens to use in their future conflicts. They also support their clan by earning coveted Glory Points for the Clan Standings.
    • At a Grand Kotei, these players also earn the Winter Court World Championship invitation, free seat, and scroll certificate as detailed below.
  • The eight players who remain in the quarterfinal round will win an invitation and free seat for the next Winter Court World Championship, along with a commemorative scroll certificate.
    • At a Grand Kotei, quarterfinal players earn a set of glossy plastic stronghold cards , as they already earned their invitation in the round of 16.
  • Four players will reach the semifinal round, where an exclusive engraved wooden token box* awaits them.
  • Both finalists are granted the esteemed Hatamoto title if not already promoted at this event, and a companion invitation for the Winter Court World Championship, for themselves and a battle partner at their side. The runner-up receives a colorful plaque to commemorate their incredible performance.
  • The champion of each main tournament also receives a spectacular trophy*, and claims even more Glory Points for their clan in the pursuit of the season’s most coveted prize!
    • Additionally, the winner of each Grand Kotei will receive travel and hotel accomodations for the 2018 Winter Court World Championship!

Proving Grounds Side Tournament

  • All competitors receive the commemorative wooden first player token*, one copy of their clan’s Seal extended art prize card, one copy of their clan’s Way of the Clan prize card. They also each will cast one vote for which additional role their clan should pursue.
  • The winner of each match during the first three rounds wins a copy of the Cloud the Mind extended art prize card.
  • Each player who earns at least 43 tournament points is rewarded with an acrylic bid dial.
  • Each player who earns at least 52 tournament points is rewarded with set of double-sided acrylic ring tokens, and earns an invitation and free seat for the next Winter Court World Championship, along with a commemorative scroll certificate.

Skirmish Side Tournaments

  • The winner of each match during the three rounds of this side tournament wins a copy of the Cloud the Mind extended art prize card.
  • Skirmish side tournaments offered alongside the start of the Magistrate Stage will reward each participant one copy of their clan’s Way of the Clan prize card for playing.

Different prize versions for Kotei and Grand Kotei events.
Please note: Some prize images are digital depictions. Final items may vary slightly in color, size, or design.

Event Structures

Each Kotei and Grand Kotei main tournament takes place over three stages: the Samurai, Magistrate, and Daimyō Stages. At a Grand Kotei, separate Day 1A and Day 1B tournaments may be offered, which combine into a single Day 2 tournament. Players can only compete in Day 1A or Day 1B at a given Grand Kotei, not both.

The Samurai Stage begins in the morning of Day 1 and includes all enrolled participants, who will compete in four Swiss rounds. Players who earn 18 or more tournament points (Win = 10, Modified Win = 6, Loss = 1, Modified Loss = 0) advance to the Magistrate Stage in the afternoon of Day 1. These competitors play three more Swiss rounds, and those who have earned at least 53 tournament points advance to Day 2’s Daimyō Stage.

Clan challengers also advance to the Daimyō Stage on Day 2. The top-ranked remaining player from each clan on Day 1 advances to the Day 2 as their clan’s challenger. At a Grand Kotei, if there is only a single Day 1 event, the two highest-ranked players from each clan advance. The first single-elimination round of the Daiymō Stage will award byes to top-seeded players, and only pair enough lower-seeded players so that the subsequent round reaches an appropriate number of players for an elimination bracket (4, 8, 16, or 32). Typical single-elimination rounds will then be played until the champion is found.

A Proving Grounds side tournament is scheduled to begin at the same time as Day 2 of the main tournament. This is an additional opportunity for players who did not advance to the Daimyō Stage to earn their place in the Winter Court World Championship over six rounds of play. Players who did advance, but are eliminated from the Daiymō Stage before the quarterfinals can charge into the Proving Grounds with byes for the rounds they missed for one last chance. (At a Grand Kotei, only players eliminated before the round of 16 have this opportunity, as the top 16 will have already earned their invitation to the World Championships.)

Skirmish side tournaments are available at various times during a Kotei or Grand Kotei event, and are each three Swiss rounds. Skirmish side tournaments that are offered alongside the Magistrate Stage of the main tournament will offer an additional prize to participants.

Updated on April 5th, 2018 - Legal products added for upcoming events.