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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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Vhayjen . March 16, 2019 7:36 pm UTC
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
And now, I have also published a video about the GAME MECHANICS from this book. Here it is:
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David T February 12, 2019 4:12 am UTC
I posted a video summarizing the setting as presented in this book. Check it out!
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YANN E January 19, 2019 9:55 am UTC

I have bought the product.

Is it possible to ask for an epub version ?

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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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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
Probably not considering it is currently available through most game stores and even
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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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John D December 11, 2018 4:22 am UTC
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
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
Thanks for the information!
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Luigi Y May 22, 2019 11:34 pm UTC
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
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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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