'Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Beginner Game'
Posted by William Niebling on April 30, 2018 @ 10:43 am CT
Set in the same Japan-inspired world of Rokugan as the Legend of the Five Rings Living Card Game, the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Beginner Game puts players in the kimono of samurai, driven by honor and duty to face the schemes of nobles, calamities of nature, and spiritual turmoil that constantly threatens the peace of that land.
The game mechanics are built on Fantasy Flight’s Genesys Roleplaying System combined with the "Roll and Keep" system used in previous editions of Legend of the Five Rings. Players roll the game’s custom dice, which not only determine success or failure, but also add side story elements, both positive and negative.
The Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Beginner Game will include 4 illustrated character folios, a rulebook, an adventure book, a map of Rokugan, custom dice, and tokens. MSRP is $39.95.
Fantasy Flight ran a 12 week long beta test of the new game system late last year (see "Dawn Breaks on New ‘Legend of the Five Rings RPG’").