Superior Strategist – Grand Master of the Elements

The name Legend of the Five Rings implies the importance of the Five Rings: In the classic L5R, you could win the game via Enlightenment (playing a copy of each ring via its game text), but most decks only played a couple of rings.  This made the name ‘Legend of…

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Superior Strategist – Lion Clan Analysis

Pardon the lateness of the article!  We were ambushed by the Crane! The Lion Clan is traditionally one of the most martially focused clans of the Great Clans of Rokugan, and stand as the Right Hand of the Emperor and lead his armies into war. Where the Crane Clan prefer…

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Superior Strategist – Crane Clan Analysis

The Crane Clan stand as the gatekeepers of culture and civilization in the lore of Legend of the Five Rings.  In the Collectible Card Game, they were most well known for being Left Hand of the Emperor, for hosting some of the premier duelists of the Empire, and as the…

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Gempukku – An Introduction to L5R

With the impending relaunch in sight and the information drop coming on April 19th, I felt it was time to begin a new recruitment article.  This article is for those who have never heard of Legend of the Five Rings before. Note: I have no advanced knowledge of Fantasy Flight…

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Kolat Information Network – L5R LCG News from GAMA day 1

The Empire cannot escape the Kolat Information Network. Today at GAMA, many companies came to talk about their products for release this year. Notes were transposed by Josh Fohrman, who was at the event: We bought this property for more than just doing a card game. – Steve Horvath “Players…

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The Oni’s Eye – Episode 11 – Dawn of a New Age

Today marks the anniversary of the launch of the Kolat Information Network.

Has it really been 6 years?  I honestly can’t believe it.  I’m humbled that you have made the Kolat Information Network your source for L5R news.

The last year and a half have been hard with the absence of the game in the limelight, but that all changes soon.

In this episode of The Oni’s Eye, we discuss the new image found with only 7 Clan Mons, the tweets from Steve Horvath, and the GAMA schedule where the first potential game spoilers could be dropped by Fantasy Flight Games.

Kolat Information Network – L5R LCG Poster

Thanks to an informant, Rafael Varo, who posted this link on my Facebook page. This is the first official information about the L5R LCG that we have seen. The image and information was found on Terra Ludica’s Facebook page: According to Terra Ludica: It’s highly official: we took this picture…

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The Oni’s Eye – Episode 10 – Kolat Recruiter


Welcome back sleeper agents!

Today’s episode is a short one but it focuses on what our plans are over the next several months in terms of recruitment as we explain what Legend of the Five Rings is to those who don’t know.


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The Ikoma Histories: The Day Rokugan Stood Still

On the morning of September 11th, 2015, we awoke to a major announcement that many of us were not prepared for. The dual announcements on both the L5R page and the Fantasy Flight Games page sent shock waves throughout the gaming world. It shock Rokugan to its core.  Many players were…

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