Way of the Samurai

In-Store Organized Play for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game


More than just a game, Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game invites you to enter a world of honor and intrigue.

In the mystical land of Rokugan, bushi and mystical shugenja clash on the battlefield with metal and magic. Elegant courtiers spark political intrigues with a stray gesture. The daimyō of the Great Clans see to the reinforcement of their strongholds, keenly aware that this is an age of sudden change and upheaval—with whispers of discord and strife blowing in the wind.

Above it all, Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game is uniquely devoted to its community.

Players pledge their loyalty to one of the Great Clans and, in so doing, immediately become part of struggles far larger than any one person. Through your participation in its battles and intrigues, Rokugan comes to life. And you'll soon have another chance to step more fully into this rich and fantastical world. Retailers are now pre-ordering their Season One Stronghold Kits for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Organized Play. These will lead to more chances to play, more opportunities to meet new players, and a deeper and more rewarding experience of the game and the world of Rokugan.

The Stronghold Kit

Designed to support in-store play for up to 32 players over a period of three months, a Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Stronghold Kit is full of extended art cards and tokens. These are your rewards for competing and upholding your clan's honor.

It's up to your retailer to decide how to use a Stronghold Kit: twelve weekly events, three monthly events, or a combination of weekly and monthly events. There will be four Stronghold Kits released each year, and your retailer can obtain one of each. If your group is larger than 32 players, your retailer can support the larger group with Reinforcement Kits, which contain additional copies of the cards from the corresponding Stronghold Kit.

Each Stronghold Kit also supports a special event or initiative, which will vary from competitive clashes to welcoming events for new players. This Season One kit supports a special Stronghold Showdown—a fierce competition intended to determine the best player from each clan and crown an overall champion for your store.

This event comes with its own prizes, and you can find the complete list of the Season One Stronghold Kit's contents listed on the Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Organized Play website, along with instructions.

You Win by Playing

Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Organized Play exists to help you find more opportunities to enjoy the game, to connect you with new players, and to reward you for playing your part in the future of Rokugan.

For many of you, the Battle for the Stronghold Kit and Season One Stronghold Kit represent your initial opportunities to join in the action, and they're bound to lead to exciting times. The Imperial Cycle has already released at a quick, weekly cadence. After the Season One Stronghold Kit arrives, and while supplies last, you can even earn a promotional card by purchasing your Legend of the Five Rings products from the retailer where you play your weekly matches.

For more information on the prizes from the Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Stronghold Kit, you can head to the Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Organized Play website. To learn when your favorite local retailer will be holding their Legend of the Five Rings events, be sure to talk to them today!

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