As of this past weekend, the last of the events of the AEG version of the Legend of the 5 Rings CCG have been completed.
With that, the second longest running CCG has come to an official end.
This year started out as a great year personally for me as I had found a great job with people I truly enjoy working with, had my highest ever finish at a Kotei (9th Knoxville), and got to be apart of the last official World Championship broadcast team where my favorite clan finally won.
Sadly, it did not end the same way. The announcement of the license being sold to Fantasy Flight Games was quite a shock to all of us. I struggled with my emotions for several days. I put as much time into this game as any other that I have be apart of. But that was not going to be the only shock that I would have to withstand this year. As many of you know, I did not make it to as many Kotei as I had planned on coming to as my mother had many health problems this year leading up to her leaving this world on November 20th. My mother shaped me as a person and really helped me to push my limits. The competitive nature she instilled in me is what propelled me in to gaming some 19 years as other sports was out of the question. I wouldn’t have meet so many wonderful people in my travels without that.
While I am sad, I am hopeful for the future.
Things will be quite for a while as FFG is more secretive about their designs, what the public gets to see, and when they get to see it but that trend has worked very well for them.
I am gathering up a list of events throughout the world during 2016 involving the L5R community while we wait for more news about the L5R LCG.
I will have the list of events available here in the main menu soon.