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Legend of the Five Rings: Core Rulebook

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It is an era of sudden change and upheaval in Rokugan.

Mortal schemes, natural calamities, and celestial turmoil alike have disrupted the political, military, and spiritual equilibrium of the land. Long-simmering rivalries and fresh betrayals ripple through the courts and on the battlefield. The Chrysanthemum Throne is beset by threats from without and within, and the honor of the seven Great Clans shall be put to the test.

Who among the clans will prove strong enough to guide Rokugan in these tumultuous times? Will their names be lifted up beside those of the honored ancestors, or will they fall among the ranks of the empire’s most infamous villains?

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Randford B October 28, 2021 5:43 pm UTC
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This file, along with a lot of others from this edition, are getting updated, apparently just to include the EDGE Studio logo, and the new file has gone from 50MB to 250MB.
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Alan C L September 14, 2021 5:44 pm UTC
I have loved older additions of L5R, but I had a couple of issues with it. 1st, so much of the lore is about NPCs often very powerful ones that they don't really interface much with the PCs themselves. The other issue is that with all the characters having the option (and likely) being from different clans it can be hard to come up with a cohesive party.

It is a classic setting vs situation development of the game. The world is so rich, but it can be hard for the players to figure out what they are supposed to do in it, especially as a party.

I was wondering if this new addition address either of these issues.
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Elton R July 27, 2021 12:49 am UTC
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I wish I could review this. It's an excellent put together book. However, everything, every school, every technique is laid out in this book. No room for expansions -- I'd like a Crane book or a Scorpion book. Alas.
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Олександр ? February 01, 2021 12:03 am UTC
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Are there any plans to add errata changes in pdf?
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EDGE S May 05, 2021 7:42 am UTC
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Sure, we update files as soon as we can.
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Олександр ? May 05, 2021 8:17 am UTC
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there was a problem with Bookshelf app, I think. 'cause after i downloaded file from web-page, rule that was incorrect during previous download, was fixed.
waiting for Fields of victory pdf
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Alexander W January 04, 2021 11:47 am UTC
So are there Plans to Release the old editions again on this Site? Or do i have to Look some where Else?
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Nathan L December 27, 2020 6:52 am UTC
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Hi,

I am trying to highlight my purchased copy on my iPad, but it's password locked. Please provide the password.
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EDGE S May 05, 2021 7:43 am UTC
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There is no password on files.
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Nathan L June 28, 2021 11:19 pm UTC
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The watermark then isn't letting me edit/save the PDF so I can highlight.
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Marcelo S November 13, 2020 6:45 pm UTC
so, I wass looking at the full-size preview to decide if I should buy it or not... "(...) a pack of Legend of the Five Rings dice (...)" please tell me it is not like that Star Wars RPG. Man, I hated those dice, never botched so many tests in my entire life as in that system. I trully hated those dice and the entire idea of roling for both successes and failures whenever I want to do a test... is this like that or not?
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Jason L December 13, 2020 3:23 am UTC
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It's both like that and not like that. It's somewhere in the middle. The dice are like the Star Wars dice, with the symbols, but the system itself is much closer to the original L5R roll and keep system, except that you also acquire Strife and Opportunity. It doesn't use the Star Wars/Genesys system at all.
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chris D September 03, 2021 4:22 am UTC
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the app is now free as well for those wondering or considering buying this but if you buy the beginner box (physical) it comes with a set of dice and it's a decent intro into the system.
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james S February 15, 2020 12:55 am UTC
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i love everything FFG touches when it comes to L5R... the gameplay, art style, organization of material. Homerun. Been playing this system in campaign for 2 years now since the beginner box, and more does not come out fast enough!!
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markus C September 07, 2020 11:17 pm UTC
You should try 1st edition. Truly great.
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james S October 21, 2020 4:40 pm UTC
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I did hahahaha and you are right. I have played since first edition. I fell in love with Rokugan from the beginning, but I am a fan of the narrative dice play style now... especially introducing new players to the setting, I find they adapt quickly to it :)
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Vhayjen . March 16, 2019 7:36 pm UTC
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Just received this email notification: An updated version of Legend of the Five Rings Core Rulebook is now available. The map of Rokugan on page 19 has been cleaned up.
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David T February 18, 2019 8:18 pm UTC
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And now, I have also published a video about the GAME MECHANICS from this book. Here it is:

https://youtu.be/l-uAVAGI9f0
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Jeffrey K December 06, 2020 7:24 am UTC
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Thank you so much! I just finished watching this video, and I'm half-way through your setting video. It looks like an amazing game.
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David T February 12, 2019 4:12 am UTC
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I posted a video summarizing the setting as presented in this book. Check it out!
https://youtu.be/CWCcWxlIQJc
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Yann E January 19, 2019 9:55 am UTC
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Hello,

I have bought the product.

Is it possible to ask for an epub version ?

Regards.
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Patrick S January 07, 2019 6:52 am UTC
One sign for the coming corporate-apocalypse: To place this in "Hottest Smallpress".
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Stokely K May 04, 2019 4:53 pm UTC
I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed.
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Steven S December 17, 2018 1:55 am UTC
Is there going to be a POD version?
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Bobby J December 19, 2018 4:09 pm UTC
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Probably not considering it is currently available through most game stores and even Amazon.com.
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Steven S December 20, 2018 2:54 pm UTC
do the come with a pdf code?
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Ian W December 24, 2018 12:46 am UTC
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No
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John D December 11, 2018 4:22 am UTC
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I love the book and the new edition overall. Do you know when you’ll be updating the PDF to include the missing page 274 and fix other less serious errors, though? Thanks.
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Stephane D December 21, 2018 8:34 am UTC
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Page 274 (the first page of Mass battle rules) was in in the version I just downloaded.
Main problem I found was that the map at the beginning of the book is low resolution and unreadable.
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John D December 21, 2018 4:13 pm UTC
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Thanks for the information!
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Luigi Y May 22, 2019 11:34 pm UTC
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New version available for download with high res maps.
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Kristopher G November 15, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
Is this still the 4th edition, or a new FFG-specific "5th" edition?
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Matt S November 15, 2018 8:39 pm UTC
5e
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Stacie W December 12, 2018 4:37 am UTC
This is FFG's new L5R game. I'd say it's more of a reboot 1st edition than a 5th edition as the time period has been reset to the same time period when the original game first came out.
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Roger W January 02, 2019 1:20 pm UTC
That might mislead people, as it's a completely new game, not related to 1e other than by the setting.
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