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1995
# of Players
2 − 8
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Primary Name
Legend of the Five Rings
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L5R
Leyenda de los Cinco Anillos
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A collectible card game, set in a fantasy empire called Rokugan, based loosely upon medieval Japan and Japanese Mythology.

The factions available have changed over the editions, but generally include the 7 Great Clans: Crab, Crane, Dragon, Lion, Phoenix, Scorpion, and Unicorn. Each has specific thematic elements, which are consistent across editions and descendant games. The other currently legal factions include the Spider, Mantis, and an unaligned ronin stronghold.

The Rokugan setting has been changed over the years by participation in the storyline tournaments for the L5R CCG.

Legend of the Five Rings is different from other collectible card games due to the concept of Clan loyalty. The Clans of the game are what you build your deck around, and the communities that have built up around the Crane Clan, Lion Clan, etc are the backbone of the game. When you say "I'm a Crab player" you instantly find yourself with hundreds and thousands of clan-mates who are there to help you become a better player. When one member of the Clan wins, all benefit.

L5R was the first CCG to introduce cards that players directly influenced. These are still a core part of the game.

The L5R CCG has spun off a number of related games:

As of 2006, only the CCG and Clan War have had storyline tournaments. Though the RPG players have been heavily involved in the ongoing plot in recent years.

In 2008, L5R held the first "Mega-Game" which incorporated various methods of competition for the Clans and their supporters, not only in CCG form, but in contests (art, writing, poster-design, etc.), community work (charity, fundraising, food-drives), and more. The Dragon Clan ultimately won the first mega-game, and as such earned the privilege of having the next Empress come from their clan.

In 2009, L5R released its first graphic novel, Death at Koten, which also included exclusive story-themed cards for the CCG.

Also in 2009, L5R released The Imperial Gift the first completely free expansion in CCG history.

In 2010 L5R celebrated its 15th Anniversary with many major events, new prizes, more free cards, and a special flashback set that brought back some of the most popular cards in the history of the game. 2010 also saw the largest World Championships event at Gen Con in the past 7 years.

2011 will see the release of War of Honor, an all new tile-based multiplayer format for L5R that will come with 4 pre-constructed decks.

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More Information Edit | History

Part of the wider Legend of the Five Rings family of games.

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Related Microbadges

mb Legend of the Five Rings Fan

mb L5R - Honor is Stronger than Steel

mb L5R Crab Clan
mb L5R Crane Clan
mb L5R Dragon Clan
mb L5R Lion Clan
mb L5R Mantis Clan
mb L5R Phoenix Clan
mb L5R Scorpion Clan
mb L5R Spider Clan
mb L5R Unicorn Clan

mb L5R Crab Clan Fan
mb L5R Dragon Clan Fan
mb L5R Phoenix Clan Fan
mb L5R Scorpion Clan Fan

mb L5R Fan - Earth
mb L5R Fan - Fire
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mb L5R Fan - Air
mb L5R Fan - Void

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Legend of the Five Rings
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5 Ivory Edition Checklist
This is a spreadsheet I made which should list all the cards from Ivory Edition, Aftermath, Gates of Chaos, and Coils of Madness. Feel free to use it if you like :)
English
2014-03-31
8 Emperor Edition Rules
this is the newest rulebook for the Emperor Edition of the L5R CCG. More detail can be found at the comprehensive rules site @ http://rules.l5r.com
English
2012-02-10
6 L5R Free Print and Play Decks
Free Official Legend of the Five Rings Print-and-Play Decks! These are legal for tournaments through March 19, 2012 for player who want to learn more and take part in L5R! Links to all nine decks can be found in the PDF.
English
2012-01-17
8 Border Keep and Bamboo Harvesters
These are the starting holdings in L5R in case you need to print up some proxies.
English
2011-06-12
8 Empire & Honor: Rules for Epic L5R
Guidelines for playing a large multiplayer game of Legends of the Five Rings with all the clans, as players sit at the table according to where their respective clans are located on a map of Rokugan. Rules take into account movement, distance, communication and clan treasuries. For 7-12 players.
English
2010-07-25
16 Celestial 15 Updated Rulebook
The updated Celestial Edition rulebook, released with the Celestial 15 base set.
English
2010-07-13
6 Manifest of Imperial Gift 2 Starter Decks
Shows the number of copies of each card from the free IG2 starter decks. The downloadable 2-player starter decks are available for print-and-play from Publisher's website. This file will help identify how many copies to print because no card count is shown in Publisher's website.
English
2010-02-24
7 L5R: Celestial Edition Rulebook
The full rulebook for the 2009 release, Celestial Edition
English
2009-06-29
1 Manual de Diamond Edition.doc
Spanish L5R rulebook for M. Word
2006-01-31
0 http://www.millenniumdist.com/L5R/Diamante%20reglas.pdf
L5R Spanish rulebook Diamond Ed.
2004-09-24
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Board Game Rank: 730
Customizable Rank: 35
Num Ratings: 1316
Average Rating: 7.09
Standard Deviation: 1.68
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Users Owning: 1909
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