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Gameplay for the card game is pretty good, and is well-received. First off, you have to have two decks: your "Dynasty" deck comes with a black design on the back, and the "Fate" deck has green backing. Fate cards go to your hand, whereas Dynasty cards go to one of your four "Provinces" (IE a little patch of territory on your table), where you flip them right side up and then deploy them if you want to (or can). The main kinds of cards you'll find in your Dynasty deck are "Personalities" (characters, essentially) and "Holdings", whose Gold totals are used to deploy things. But there's also "Region" and "Event" cards; one modifies the province it popped up at, and the other modifying the ''game'' until the end of turn. Meanwhile, your Fate deck provides you with "Items", "[[PlayerMooks Followers]]", "[[VancianMagic Spells]]" and "[[SpiritAdvisor Ancestors]]", all of which which essentially {{Status Buff}}s that you deploy on a Personality. There are also "Action" cards that you play out of your ownself.

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Gameplay for the card game is pretty good, and is well-received. First off, you have to have two decks: your "Dynasty" deck comes with a black design on the back, and the "Fate" deck has green backing. Fate cards go to your hand, whereas Dynasty cards go to one of your four "Provinces" (IE a little patch of territory on your table), where you flip them right side up and then deploy them if you want to (or can). The main kinds of cards you'll find in your Dynasty deck are "Personalities" (characters, essentially) and "Holdings", whose Gold totals are used to deploy things. But there's there're also "Region" and "Event" cards; one modifies the province it popped up at, and the other modifying the ''game'' until the end of turn. Meanwhile, your Fate deck provides you with "Items", "[[PlayerMooks Followers]]", "[[VancianMagic Spells]]" and "[[SpiritAdvisor Ancestors]]", all of which which essentially {{Status Buff}}s that you deploy on a Personality. There are also "Action" cards that you play out of your ownself.


* GunsAreWorthless: Semi-Averted, Guns actually have some advantages, the most notable being that they ignore Armor, Defense, and other Technique based {=TNtBH=} modifiers. This is balanced by both the fact they take long time to reload between shots (the only guns available in the world are Flintlock Muskets) and that owning them is [[FantasyGunControl tremendously illegal]] in Rokugan.

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* GunsAreWorthless: Semi-Averted, Guns actually have some advantages, the most notable being that they ignore Armor, Defense, and other Technique based {=TNtBH=} [=TNtBH=] modifiers. This is balanced by both the fact they take long time to reload between shots (the only guns available in the world are Flintlock Muskets) and that owning them is [[FantasyGunControl tremendously illegal]] in Rokugan.


* GunsAreWorthless: Semi-Averted, Guns actually have some advantanges, the most notable being that they ignore Armor, Defense, and other Technique based TNtBH modifiers. This is balanced by both the fact they take long time to reload between shots (the only guns available in the world are Flintlock Muskets) and FantasyGunControl.

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* GunsAreWorthless: Semi-Averted, Guns actually have some advantanges, advantages, the most notable being that they ignore Armor, Defense, and other Technique based TNtBH {=TNtBH=} modifiers. This is balanced by both the fact they take long time to reload between shots (the only guns available in the world are Flintlock Muskets) and FantasyGunControl.that owning them is [[FantasyGunControl tremendously illegal]] in Rokugan.


** In the "Legacy of the Naga" short fiction, the second last fiction of the "Jade Edition", this actually results in the Golden Pearl going to the Unicorn Clan instead of to the Emperor; when the Naga arrived to present the Golden Pearl to Emperor Toturi I, his stunned silence at the sight of it caused a courtier named Miya Arugo to instinctively refuse it. In Rokugan society, one refuses a gift twice and then accepts it on the third presentation, in order to show proper modesty. Amongst the Naga, however, things are taken straightforward, in no small part because of the communal mind-link they share through the Akasha, and once a decision is made, they almost never change their mind. As a result, the Naga apologized for bothering the Emperor and took the Golden Pearl to the Unicorn Clan, the next-most-trusted Rokugan faction in their eyes. Miya committed {{seppuku}} for his actions.

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** In This occurs n the "Legacy of the Naga" short fiction, the second last fiction of the "Jade Edition", this actually results in the Golden Pearl going to the Unicorn Clan instead of to the Emperor; when Edition". When the Naga arrived to present the Golden Pearl to Emperor Toturi I, his stunned silence at the sight of it caused a courtier named Miya Arugo to instinctively refuse it. In Rokugan society, one refuses a gift twice and then accepts it on the third presentation, in order to show proper modesty. Amongst the Naga, however, things are taken straightforward, in no small part because of the communal mind-link they share through the Akasha, and once a decision is made, they almost never change their mind. As a result, the Naga apologized for bothering the Emperor and took the Golden Pearl to the Unicorn Clan, the next-most-trusted Rokugan faction in their eyes. Miya committed {{seppuku}} for his actions.


* HeroicSacrifice: Quite a lot over the years. See the above note for CrowningMomentofAwesome.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Quite a lot over the years. See the above note for CrowningMomentofAwesome.


On September 12, 2015 it was announced that AEG [[https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2015/9/11/a-new-emperor-rises/ sold the rights to the Legend of the 5 Rings IP to Fantasy Flight Games.]] In light of this announcement, FFG announced that they would be discontinuing the CCG in its current form for the time being, with intent to relaunch it under their LCG (Living Card Game) design paradigm, with more details to be given at GenCon 2017. Details on the RPG are forthcoming.

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On September 12, 2015 it was announced that AEG [[https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2015/9/11/a-new-emperor-rises/ sold the rights to the Legend of the 5 Rings IP to Fantasy Flight Games.]] In light of this announcement, FFG announced that they would be discontinuing the CCG in its current form for the time being, with intent to relaunch it under their LCG (Living Card Game) design paradigm, with more details to be given at GenCon 2017. paradigm. This also resulted in a full blown ContinuityReboot.

Details on the RPG are forthcoming.


** Geisha are notable in that they are free to interact with samurai socially, but are considered non-persons like the eta and the peasants.

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** Geisha are notable in that they are free to interact with samurai socially, but are considered non-persons like special "non-persons" outside of the eta social order so Samurai can relax and the peasants.speak freely when with them, without risk of dishonor or losing face.


* UnfortunateNames: As mentioned earlier, the Otaku family has been renamed Utaku. The [[{{Dojikko}} Doji and Daidoji]] families still have their original names (although it may be [[SpellMyNameWithAnS a matter of transliteration]] and both were intended to have "long o", pronounced "ou" like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Daidouji Tomoyo]]). There was once a ronin named [[PrecisionFStrike Kuso]], a courtier named Baka (although [[WhatAnIdiot he ended up living to his name]]) and the Crab clan poster girl Hida O-Ushi (which means "Great Cow"). And some people refer to the pacifist healers of the [[{{Moe}} Asahina]] family as the [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya SOS Brigade]].
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in Hida O-Ushi's case as her birth name was Hida Yoritoko. Her two brothers nicknamed her O-Ushi ("Ox") because of her great strength and stubborness.

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As mentioned earlier, the Otaku family has been renamed Utaku. The [[{{Dojikko}} Doji and Daidoji]] families still have their original names (although it may be [[SpellMyNameWithAnS a matter of transliteration]] and both were intended to have "long o", pronounced "ou" like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Daidouji Tomoyo]]). There was once a ronin named [[PrecisionFStrike Kuso]], a courtier named Baka (although [[WhatAnIdiot he ended up living to his name]]) and the Crab clan poster girl Hida O-Ushi (which means "Great Cow"). And some people refer to the pacifist healers of the [[{{Moe}} Asahina]] family as the [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya SOS Brigade]].
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} in Hida O-Ushi's case as her birth name was Hida Yoritoko. Her two brothers nicknamed her O-Ushi ("Ox") because of her great strength and stubborness.


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* VictoryByFirstBlood: Iajutsu duels are a common way for rival bushi in Rokugan to settle differences, with first blood usually being the winning stipulation as the swordsmen's lives are too valuable to waste.


* PrimordialChaos: One of the villains, responsible for "real" ninjas, is the leftover bits of the primal darkness, which hate being forced into shape and so would like to undo all creation. The ninja powers of its servants comes form them being "unnamed": they don't have true names and as such aren't set in reality, so their shape is a matter of whim.

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* PrimordialChaos: One of The Lying Darkness, aka the villains, Nothing, responsible for "real" ninjas, is the leftover bits of the primal darkness, which hate being forced into shape and so would like to undo all creation. The ninja powers of its servants comes form them being "unnamed": they don't have true names and as such aren't set in reality, so their shape is a matter of whim.


AEG also produced a strategy miniatures called ''Clan wars'' that uses a [=d10=] based rolling system with a card deck to make special moves.

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AEG also produced a strategy miniatures called ''Clan wars'' War'' that uses a [=d10=] based rolling system with a card deck to make special moves.

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AEG also produced a strategy miniatures called ''Clan wars'' that uses a [=d10=] based rolling system with a card deck to make special moves.

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* EliteMooks: Each Clan has its own set of Elite Guards who are tasked in defending the Clans important leaders or undertake important tasks such as eliminating tough targets.

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* ScheduleSlip: Storyline tournaments got so popular that some prizes were awarded several years after the win, if ever, contributing heavily to an increasingly frustrated fandom. For instance, the Scorpion's win to control an all-seeing artifact took so long for them to actually use in the story (nearly ten years), it was placed up for a story prize again before its first such fiction was released.


** The Kolat, mostly split between those who think of themselves as LaResistance, and those that just want to [[{{Yakuza}} make money and grab power]].

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** The Kolat, mostly split between those who think of themselves as LaResistance, LaResistance [[RageAgainstTheHeavens against divine tyranny]], and those that just want to [[{{Yakuza}} make money and grab power]].



* CrossCulturalKerfuffle: Downplayed, given that Rokugan is a highly xenophobic nation and there are literally only three non-human civilizations in the area that aren't universally evil, but it does happen.
** This inability to understand each other's culture is a big reason why Rokugani and Nezumi have troubles interacting with each other.
** In the "Legacy of the Naga" short fiction, the second last fiction of the "Jade Edition", this actually results in the Golden Pearl going to the Unicorn Clan instead of to the Emperor; when the Naga arrived to present the Golden Pearl to Emperor Toturi I, his stunned silence at the sight of it caused a courtier named Miya Arugo to instinctively refuse it. In Rokugan society, one refuses a gift twice and then accepts it on the third presentation, in order to show proper modesty. Amongst the Naga, however, things are taken straightforward, in no small part because of the communal mind-link they share through the Akasha, and once a decision is made, they almost never change their mind. As a result, the Naga apologized for bothering the Emperor and took the Golden Pearl to the Unicorn Clan, the next-most-trusted Rokugan faction in their eyes. Miya committed {{seppuku}} for his actions.



* FiveRaces: Invoked, but subverted. Lore establishes that before the existence of humanity, the land of Rokugan was literally ruled by five different races, who are even recorded in the game's lore as "the Five Races": the Kenku of Air, the Zokuijin of Earth, the Trolls of Fire, the Kitsu of Void and the Ningyo of Water. However, they weren't the first races in Rokugan, having been preceded by beings like the Naga, the Ashalan and the Jinn, and most of them have fallen to some extent or other -- the Kitsu are extinct, and the Trolls have been consumed by the Shadowland.



* HalfHumanHybrid: The Dragon Clan contains a number of human/dragon crossbreeds. Also, before her people went back into the Great Sleep, the female naga known as Mara gave birth to a son by the human Mirumoto Daini; Mirumoto Mareshi.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: The Dragon Clan contains a number of human/dragon crossbreeds. Also, before her people went back into the Great Sleep, the female naga known as Mara gave birth to a son by the human Mirumoto Daini; Mirumoto Mareshi. Another such hybrid literally hatched from the Golden Pearl; Akasha, an embodiment of the human elements introduced into the Akasha.



* InterspeciesRomance: Accidentally on both their parts, but Mara (female Naga) and Daini (male Dragon Clan human) both fell in love with each other despite their different species.

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* InterspeciesRomance: Accidentally on both their parts, but Mara (female Naga) and Daini (male Dragon Clan human) both fell in love with each other despite their different species. They go on to have a HalfHumanHybrid son together.



* NonentityGeneral: an odd case in the CCG, in that many times one must be taking on the role of a character who can't possibly be higher ranked than many characters (daimyos, champions, even undead emperors and dark lords of th Shadowlands) you can pay.

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* NonentityGeneral: an odd case in the CCG, in that many times one must be taking on the role of a character who can't possibly be higher ranked than many characters (daimyos, champions, even undead emperors and dark lords of th the Shadowlands) you can pay.play.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: The Ningyo are extremely piscine-looking creatures who inhabit the seas around Rokugan; they have bodies covered in scales, a large fish-like tail for a lower torso, prodigiously webbed hands, and faces that look human-like, but eerily smooth and with fang-filled mouths. They're actually a mutated offshoot of the Naga race, and once ruled Rokugan as one of the Five Races before humanity came to be.



* RatMen: The Nezumi, or "ratlings", which are four to six feet tall humanoid rats who once held their own empire in what are now the Shadowlands, only for it to be extinguished. This was after the time of the Naga, and indeed the Nezumi used to be animalistic livestock ''for'' the Naga. They make up one of the three non-human races in the setting who don't universally want to skin humans alive for the hell of it.



** The Crab's attitude towards any other clan samurai who come to the wall. They are referred to as "ponies", after the tithe of lame and crippled ponies the crab clan are paid. (Usually used for targeting practice.)

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** The Crab's attitude towards any other clan samurai who come to the wall. They are referred to as "ponies", after the tithe of lame and crippled ponies the crab Crab clan are paid. (Usually used paid.[[note]]The Crab stake these otherwise worthless horses out beyond the Wall to serve as bait for targeting practice.)Shadowlands monsters, allowing them to refine their archery skills by killing whatever comes after the pony.[[/note]]



* RodentsOfUnusualSize: The Nezumi, or "ratlings", which are four to six feet tall humanoid rats who once held their own empire in what are now the Shadowlands, only for it to be extinguished. This was after the time of the Naga, and indeed the Nezumi used to be animalistic livestock ''for'' the Naga. They make up one of the two non-human races in the setting who don't want to skin humans alive for the hell of it.


* {{Onmyodo}}: The magic practiced by the shugenja is based off of Onmyodo, invoking the kami to produce profound magical effects.
** Subverted with Void Magic, which technically doesn't invoke the kami, but instead draws upon the power of the Void itself. It still follows the same rules as other shugenja magic, however.

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