Launch Program

Local game stores around the world welcome you to Rokugan with the Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Launch Program! Three distinct events over the first three months following the release of the Core Set will introduce you to the game, how to build a full deck, and tournament play. Attend one or all of them as you discover the secrets of Rokugan, all while winning awesome prizes!

Many game stores around the world are participating. Contact your local store to see when they are opening the doors to Rokugan with the Launch Program!

October 5th - 31st: To celebrate the launch of Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, a Launch Party will take place during the weekend of the game’s release. This friendly open play environment is a great place to try out decks for each clan you favor and to choose which you will dedicate yourself to. Each player should purchase a Core Set and build a Starting Deck. Learn how to play among your fellow samurai, and get some experience with the various strategies and options available to you.

November 10th - 31st: The Imperial Summons event invites players to train their skills with full decks. This open play event will take place after each clan’s Keeper or Seeker role is determined at the Winter Court World Championship, so players can become familiar with this additional deck-building requirement. Players will need two or more Core Sets to construct full Dynasty and Conflict decks of 40 to 45 cards while using a clan’s newly assigned role. Help your fellow samurai make important card choices and discuss your favorite clan’s role in Rokugan as you prepare for upcoming tournament play.

December 1st - 31st: Finally, the Way of the Rings tournament will introduce players to fun competitive play. Test your skills with your full decks against other competitors in preparation for recurring in-store events starting in 2018! This concise tournament will pair players against different opponents for a few rounds, giving you valuable experience before recurring Organized Play comes to your local game store!


Fantastic prizes await samurai who accept the challenge and learn the skills to overcome the enemies of their clan!

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Launch Party

  • Each participant recieves a lanyard, badge, and clan sticker sheet. Create your samurai name and show your clan loyalty!
  • Seven random participants will receive a textless, extended art clan champion prize card.

Imperial Summons

  • An alternate art Imperial Favor card is awarded to each attendee to display when they gain this advantage.
  • Declare your clan, and one lucky random player from each clan will win a textless, extended art clan champion prize card!

Way of the Rings

  • Each competitor receives an exclusive commemorative pin depicting the five elemental rings.
  • A random competitor with the most wins from each clan receives a textless, extended art clan champion prize card!

Event Structures

The Launch Party is a casual open play event, where you can find other interested Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game players and invite them to play with you! Purchase your first Core Set, and use the included Learn to Play guide to begin your journey in Rokugan. Help each other select a clan and Keeper or Seeker role, and then build a 30-card Dynasty deck, a 30-card Conflict deck, and choose five provinces.

The Imperial Summons is also an open play event, but introduces full decks built with the Keeper or Seeker roles chosen at the Winter Court World Championships. You will need at least two Core Sets to build Dynasty and Conflict decks with 40 to 45 cards each and must use the role assigned to your clan. Sharpen your skills, as the next event brings competition to your store!

The Way of the Rings is a fun competitive tournament. The event organizer will pair players for three rounds, letting you test your skills against three assigned opponents. Your record will be tracked, and top performers for each clan have a chance to win more prizes! Rewarding tournament performance is a mainstay of Organized Play, and this is your first chance to prove your abilities in a fun environment.

Tournament Resources