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L5R

Legends of the Five Rings (L5R for short) was a fantasy game setting developed by Alderac Entertainment Games and including three specific games. The first one, in chronological order, was a 15 years running eponymous collectible card game (CCG). The second is a role playing game (RPG), which is currently in its 4th edition. The most recent of these games is a board game, called Ninja. The setting can be distinguished form similar fantasy ones by two things: it is placed in an Asian inspired universe, most specifically but not only with strong Japanese elements, and its imaginary historical timeline is mostly decided by the weekly results of international card tournaments and other contests. In other words, the players of the card game (and sometimes of the other games of the set up) can influenced the background, story choices and even future cards or supplements by their performance.
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Both the CCG and RPG were my hobby and I am happy to share on this page my passion for this enticing setting. The player community in the Netherlands was in full renewal when I lived there and I happened to be one of the moderators and main editor of the associated website: Kyuden Holland. I also managed a Facebook group and page dedicated to the Dutch L5R players and events. We usually played on week-ends, but most events can still  be found on the relevant page on Kyuden Holland. In Rotterdam, we were happy to demo the games to newcomers.
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After many years, though, AEG sold all its intellectual property on this setting to Fantasy Flight Games (FFG). They decided to end the CCG, take over and reedit the RPG and create an LCG (living card game). So far, the results are promising and I'll soon publish content on this page...