Over the course of it’s life, L5R has had some significant changes to the rules that dictate how the game is played. As a result, several format variations are available for players to choose from. It seems that these can be divided into three general areas:
Ivory/20 Festivals – This is the most recent rules set which is generally a good starting point for all L5R formats.
Legacy - This is the most open format which allows for most cards in the game's history to be played. It seems that the most common legacy versions are the orinal AEG legacy format, the Obsidian Hand legacy format and the Eternal L5R legacy format.
Alternative - These are formats with some significant variations like Modern, Big Deck and Strategic L5R.
The most notable variations have to do with card pool and deck construction or "starting" holdings and gold production. Check back later this week and I should have some downloadable links for different formats.
As we continue planning for GenCon 2023 we'll start posting decklists for Modern, Legacy, and Ivory/20F limited. No guarantees about the quality of the decks, but here's a good starting point for any deck ...
L5R is back! A return to the story tournaments of the Legend of the Five Rings collectible card game now with the added bonuse of supporting charity. Players will compete for the right to resolve some unfinished storyline prizes and the privelege of winning $500 for the charity of their choice. Their exploits will be recorded in the annals of Rokugani history by former members of the AEG story team (a big thank you to Shawn Carman and Fred Wan!)
In addition, all participants will win money for charity just by competing in the event. Currently we are making decisions about appropriate formats and worthwhile charities so check back for more details as we get closer to the event date (GenCon Indy 2023 is happening Aug 3-6). Check out our facebook page for your chance to recommend formats and charities.
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One of my current projects is the White Box, a book of essays and box of bits to help new designers make games. Well, it's up! The kickstarter went live this morning, and I'd really value your promoting/posting/tweeting about it. Take a look at this link here:
The great foolishness of the Summer 2016 trip begins. Yasuki Jeremy will be in Taiwan for a week before Gencon, then on the ground at Gencon, then visiting family in Eastern washington for a week.
Thus - Orders placed after 7/20 may ship as late as 8/20 - they will ship with lots of bonus free stuff, and I'll ship in between trips if I can. As always, if you want anything hand delivered to Gencon please email me (but note that I fly in Tuesday, so order accordingly).
Thank you for your understanding, and see many of you at Gencon
Yes, it's that time again - Rates have gone up. I try to keep costs low, but international shipping in particular changed such that there are no longer as many small package rates. Remember - if you order $50 or more shipoping is free!
I'm looking forward to stuffing myself with pie (Turkey is an afterthought, yes?) - so why not also stuff more loot into your orders! All wall scrolls and bumper stickers are buy one get TWO free - just list the ones you want for free in the notes of the order.
If you are interested in L5R uncut sheets, or booster boxes of imperial or shadowlands please email me at Jeremy@playccg.com - I want to find good homes for these! Other odd loot I've gathered over the years are going into random orders - free stuff for everyone!
Well, Evil Portents is now in stock and ready to go. You can get singles, as well as Common/Uncommon playsets. Finish out your collections and grab these up quick, who knows if I'll be able to restock this at all!
We would like to be amoung the first to welcome Fantasy Flight to the Chaos and Disorder that is L5R, and say that we look forward to a ton of cool L5R themed plastic pieces (you are working on that, right?)
Yasuki Jeremy is packed and ready - I want to make sure you have the loot you need! Any orders placed before 8pm PST Monday the 27th will ship, and orders marked BRING TO GENCON will be hand delivered to the show. After that I'm off to GenCon, then spending a week in the wilds of Alaska trying not to be eaten by bears - Orders placed after 7/27 won't ship til 8/11. All orders placed before 8/11 will get extra free stuff to make up for the delay, but hey, a Yasuki has to relax sometime!
Ok, I really want to stop playing dishonor - but I am of course going to play crab. Anyone got a decklist I can work from? Email email@example.com with crab decks and I'll credit your accounts for anything I use.
We are opening, sorting, and unburying tons of cardboard - look for Twenty Festivals to go up shortly. This set (At least what we have opened so far) has...slanted card distribution, so some cards will be in very limited supply. Follow #YasukiJeremy on twitter for the release, or check back.
Yasuki Jeremy will be on "Vacation" to the GAMA trade show in Las Vegas this week. Orders placed before 3-23 with ship on the 23rd. Sorry for the delay, and please send good thoughts that I return with all my organs.
I'm too cold to leave my house...might as well ship you l5r cards at a big discount!
Let's have another great 25% off coupon - use code ItsCold to get 25% off your order (of any size)! say "Give me more loot" in the notes of the orde (not as a coupon code) and I'll give you triple free rares (extra legacy rares for everyone!)
I'm working on Yasuki decks (being me, after all) - if you have any good Yasuki builds, either for strict or arc, send them to me at jeremy@playccg, please. If I steal your good builds, I'll give you free stuff!
I've recently picked up a very small handful of promos from the days of Emperor that were never releaced. They are not on the oracle, and I've never seen them anywhere but here. Want to bling out your collection? grab these while you can, I may never be able to get more.
Search for the tag (Unreleased Promo) to find them all.
I've finished uploading the loot from gencon - get this off my shelves! Gates and Aftermath rares - Nothing over 5 bucks! Line in the Sand rares, restocked, with lower prices than anywhere else - many rares for 2 bucks!
We picked up a few foil uncommon sets at GenCon, and they are now listed. You can find them by title, or in Ivory under Foils, or search for (U) FOIL. Get these while you can, they will be hard to restock!
We are on the ground for Gencon, and it is nice and cool here! Hope to see many of you at the events, and if you need anything call my cell (206 295 1503) and I can bring you cards. Orders placed on the website will ship Tuesday of next week.
Well, at least eternal seattle rain. Want the new The coming Storm toys? Look here. Distribution is a bit wonky, so get what you need, I have very few of some cards until I restock. As always, uncommons are a buck, and commons are a penny - want to full common/uncommon playsets? they are just 20 bucks here.
I find myself with a small stash of Sealed Imperial boosters and starters, forbidden knowledge, shadowlands - all the old toys. Anyone interested before I set up sealed events? contact Jeremy@playccg.com.
Yasuki Jeremy will be flying out to Las Vegas for the GAMA games convention (also: becuase Vegas, baby!). Thus, orders placed after 8pm 3-16 will ship on Monday the 24th. That's also the ship date for Ivory, so order away!
If you are in Vegas, come find me at the poker tables!
At 12:01 on the 10th, Ivory goes up - get all the great new toys (and prettier versions of old toys) here. This is a big set - even with as many cases as we open, supplies are limited. Pick up singles here, or C/U sets here. See some of you at the BC Kotei!
We all need our loot quickly for the holidays - take advantage of Playccg's free shipping on all orders $50 and over. Free domestic Priority mail, or free International first class. Pay for cards, not shipping!
All of the Aftermath art is loaded, and we continue to scout out the competition to ensure that the very lowest prices on l5r singles can be had here at playccg. All the rares are a great deal, but you may want more of the must-have commons to fill out decks. Aftermath commons are just a penny! Grab what you need, or pick up a whole Aftermath common/uncommon playset for just 20 bucks!
My my many of these cards are rather good. We have the first wave of Aftermath in stock and ready for pre-orders (they will ship on the Dec 15 release date) - Art isn't loaded in yet, and more cards will be stocked soon, but this first taste should fill your need for the quick l5r fix.
Rememer that all orders for any EE or Ivory legal (are we really going to start calling that IE?) cards get a free Ivory legal rare or promo for every 10 bucks or fraction thereof that you spend. Buying 10 bucks worth of cards? kick it to 10.25 and get 2 bonus rares instead of one!
We've had some site tech difficulties - to make it up to you, any order this weekend (now til Sunday) gets 20% off! You don't need a code, the discount will be applied at the end, and stacks with any discounts you already get! Madness!
Golly, look at all this Gates of Chaos I have laying about...time for the sorting. All the sorting. Soon it will be up for presale - If you follow Yasuki Jeremy on twitter, you'll know the moment it goes up!
Oh god the sorting and packing and deckbuilding - gencon is coming! Sounds like a good excuse for a sale: Use code Gencon2013 to get 20% off any order of any size! Orders must be in by this weekend to be shipped before gencon. If you'd rather have Yasuki Jeremy hand deliver your cards at gencon, just say so in your order notes.
In all the Kotei season madness and Gencon prep, I always forget - hey, I have a birthday! Yasuki Jeremy is turning *REDACTED* this year - If you are looking for the perfect gift for the Yasuki who has everything, may I suggest you:
My coils order isn't in yet, I'm very sorry for the delay. Check back, and expect to see a sale to make up for the delay! As you know, you can pick up coils only at brick and mortar stores for two weeks starting today. I'll start taking online orders as soon as the product comes in, but won't ship until the online sale date.
Thanks to you, my wonderful customers, 2012 was the best year in playccg history! Sadly the IRS also thanks you - Holy cow do I owe a lot of money in taxes! Time to fill my dwindling coffers by offering you a great deal - take 25% off any order of any size with this coupon code:
With your help I look forward to owing them even more for 2013!
In Honor of this Kyle Anderson Wednesday, every order gets one free bumper sticker - specify the sticker you want in the notes of your order, or get one at random. Extra bonus stuff will be given to anyone who sends in photographic proof that they stuck their sticker to Kyle Anderson (This offer is good forever - remember during Kotei season!).
Also remember that I still have leftovers, so you still get 25% off every order! Arn't you glad I made too much mashed potatoes?
I'm thankful that I can make my living doing what I love, playing cool games and selling stuff to cool people all over the world. How can I show my thanks to you? How about by giving you 25% off everything for the thanksgiving holiday! Yes, from now, until I run out of leftovers, get 25% off all singles, all sealed product, all extra toys...
I've been doing this for 10 years. You make it possible. Thank you.
Let's see what grows from this! Seeds of Decay is now in stock and ready for pre-orders.
IMPORTANT: This is a pre-order, orders will ship on the on-line street date of the 15th. In the meanwhile, make sure to visit your friendly local game store...we all need places to play and find opponents!
Gencon is over, and I'm on my way home - While I'm not watching, why don't you take advantage of me! All Shadows Embrace cards a 99 cents until I get home and rework the prices. Buy me out before I come to my senses!
I've been watching the Seattle crew prep here for Gencon, and I'll tell you this - You are going to need your A game to beat them. Well, your A game and a tricked out deck! Of course I'm happy to arm both sides...Before the Dawn and Second City rares are 25-50% off!
For a limited time, get free domestic Priority Mail shipping if your order 2 or more Emperor Edition Starter Decks. Not in the USA? Instead get double free rares with any EE starter deck (thats 6 rares/promos per deck!). Discount will be applied at checkout. You get free shipping on the whole order, so why not pick up some wall scrolls or bumper stickers while you get your starters!
I'll be on the road for the rest of the week, so to make up for the shipping delay, any order placed before Saturday will get DOUBLE free rares! That's 2 free rares/promo cards for every $10 or fraction thereof that you spend, on anything in the store. Hey, that means Emperor Edition Starters come with 6 free rares!
The EE Champions and Rings Full Bleeds, as well as the Kanji Rings, are now in stock. I traded in a huge pile of Glory/Promo cards for these, and with the way I'm playing I doubt I'll be winning any Koteis - Get these now, they will be VERY hard to restock. They are in the Emperor Bonus cards section, or just search for "Full Bleed" or "Kanji". Full Bleed Strongholds will come later when I gather up more cards to trade in.
The EE Common/Uncommon sets are flying off the shelves, and every one will ship with 13 free Emperor Edition rares. if we sell a few more they will also get free bumper stickers! There are only a few days left to get this pre-order bonus - order now!
Yasuki Jeremy will be winging off for a week of hiding from the Sun while his wife gets some Vitimin D in Cancun. Since it's hard to ship cards when you are in a different time zone, no orders will ship in the week of Jan 30th-Feb 6th. To make up for the shipping delay, every order placed in that time will get TRIPLE free rares! You always get 1 free rare/promo for each $10 (or fraction thereof) that you spend - now you get 3 free rares/promos instead! If you order EE legal cards you'll get EE legal free cards, if you order legacy you get legacy cards. Want older back or newer backed cards? Just ask!
As always, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, but please forgive a slow responce - I plan to have a drink with an unbrella in it in hand as often as possible.
Playccg always strives to bring you the newest l5r sets as soon as they are out....however, there will be a short delay with Second City. We will have those up as soon as we can, but it will not go live on the 12th.
We feel bad about the delay, and what makes us feel better? Giving away free stuff!
Use this code: 5Bucks
This will give you 5 dollars off any order, of any size, for anything we sell.
Also, remember to follow us on Facebook (Yasuki Jeremy) or Twitter (#YasukiJeremy) to hear the moment Second City goes up.
Yasuki Jeremy is getting married! This Friday the 12th Yasuki Jeremy will wed his lovely bride. He is a Crab. She is a Mantis. What does that make? Well, if Yasuki Jeremy is involved, what it makes is a great deal for you: All Crab and Mantis from Forgotten Legacy are just $.99 until after the wedding night.
Do you need cards for Gencon? You MUST order by Tuesday. Yasuki Jeremy will not be at gencon, so if you need cards for the show, order them now and put "Bring to gencon" in the notes. Yasuki Jeremy's minions will bring you your cards. These orders must come in by noon PST Tuesday.
It's Yasuki Jeremy's birthday! Birthday's being the time for gifts, we want to give you gifts to celebrate. Say "Happy Birthday" in the notes of your order and get TRIPLE FREE RARES! Yes, thats 3 Free rares for each $10 or fraction of your order.
All orders placed in July have a chance to win a FREE UNCUT SHEET - A random order will be selected at the end of the month to get a free sheet of Stronger than Steel Commons. Look for a free uncut sheet given away every month until we run out of sheet!
Prize includes shipping worldwide. Every order is an entry!
We have added new survey questions to our customer satisfaction survey. Even if you have filled out the survey before, it would be very helpful to us if you would fill out the very quick survey for your next order. We want to find as many ways as possible to make playccg the best site for L5R anywhere, and your feedback helps us do that.
Playccg has undergone a slight makeover - singles are now sorted by arc, to make it faster to find the cards you are looking for. Check out the drop down menues to the left of the page, and please let us know what you think. If there is any way we can make playccg faster and easier for you to use, just let us know.
By special request playccg.com is offering full playsets of the new set, Before the Dawn. These sets include all rares, uncommons, commons, and fixed/starter deck cards. These sets come sorted and alphabetized by rarity. This is the best way to get absolutly everything from a set that you'll be playing with for many years to come. Order one of these sets this week and get double free rares! That's 120 free random rares! You can find these sets here.
I want your wyrmbone Katanas! I have several requests for them...and I'm always buying cards! Click the buylist tab, and look for cards I want to give you money for (wyrmbone Katana is under empire promos). I'll pay you cash, or give you 50% extra in store credit.
Save me the effort of carrying all this sealed product to Koteis! All Celestial legal Starter decks, including C15 decks and Dead of Winter Decks, are $8.99. $8.99! And you still get bonus rares when you buy them! Get them here.
In order to make it easier to find the promotional cards you want, we have created a new section for Empire Edition legal promos, including all of the 2011 Kotei Promo. You can find it here, or look at the menu to the left.
In order to ensure that you recieve your orders as quickly as possible, playccg.com has upgraded our shipping system. All orders now include delivery confirmation and tracking at no extra charge. Kotei season is starting up...get all the hard to find cards you need to flush out your deck, and get your orders in now to beat the rush!
After a massive sorting update, it is clear that we at playccg.com have far to much stuff! Help up make some space for new inventory, and get sealed product for way below MSRP. All Celestial Arc Starters are 10-25% off. Legacy starters are 4.99! Get booster packs as low as 50 cents! Grab them while you can, all sales limited to stock on hand, when it's gone, it's gone.
The Dead of Winter Starter Decks and Common/Uncommon playsets are now up. These are ready to ship! Remember that you get a free rare for each $10 you spend, including on starters and C/U sets. Your starters come with 2 free rares! your Common/Uncommon sets come with 4 free rares! Lots of free stuff, only from Yasuki Jeremy.
Tis the season for giving the gift of l5r, and we at playccg.com make that even easier with our December gift certificate sale.
Gift certificates of $25 or more are up to %20 off! No need to figure out what your friends and loved ones need, they can pick up the singles, sealed packs, sleaves, or other L5R loot they want the most.
Credit from gift certificates never expires, so they can use it now or save it for the kotei season.
Check out the great certificates here. Credit can be applied to an existing account, or sent out as a printed certificate on request.
Well that took forever, but Imperial Gift 3 is now in stock! Check out all the great new cards here. Do you have an IG 1, 2, or 3 set you don't need? We are buying all Imperial Gift sets! Email us at email@example.com.
Yasuki Jeremy Exclusive! Foil 3d Border Keep, by leon. The perfect accessory, and only 6 in stock. Will not be restocked! These are $30, and each takes an amazing amount of work. Remember also that every $10 you spend gets you a free rare, so each 3d border keep comes with 3 free rares! Get them here.
After recovering from Gencon and taking a brief vacation, I've now got everything into the database...need any of the Gencon Promos? Temptations? Power rares? Everything is now restocked! With the kotei season over I wont be restocking as much, so grab this loot while you can.
Gencon is over, and now that we have sorted all the wonderful loot we got...Yasuki Jeremy has too much stuff! You know what that means...sales! As we restocked after the con we've lowered all our prices by 10-30%. In addition, we now have a few more hard to find gems:
Gencon is coming up, and I want you to have all the toys you need for your deck. This week, all cards from the Harbinger are %20 off! Also: remember that if you want your cards delivered to you at gencon we are happy to bring them to the show.
Any orders to be delivered to gencon must be placed before sunday the 1st. You need to place a note in your order saying: BRING TO GENCON. Please include a cell phone number to contact you if possible. You will need to show ID to pick up your cards unless you know Yasuki Jeremy well enough to give him a hard time about something.
The celestial sale went very well, so lets sell more great cards for a buck! Until next wednesday every clan aligned personality in Harbinger is a buck. Fill out your decks and get must-have rares for just one dollar! Also, even those the celestial sale is over, many of those cards remain at a buck as their new full time price...playccg always strives to bring you more l5r for less money than anywhere else.
Yasuki Jeremy will be at the NorCal Kotei this weekend, so if you are in the area and have collections you want to sell, now may be the time! All orders will be shipped by our wonderful helper monkeys, so there should be no delay with orders while YJ is on the road. See some of you there!
I've moved the imperial gift cards to their own section, to make them easier to find. You can get them here. In addition, I find i'm out of almost all of the imperial gift 2 cards, and I hate being out of things. Got a set you don't need? I'll pay 15 cash or 20 credit for each set you send it. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know if you have an extra set.
Want free boxes to show off your clan colors? I've picked up some extra steel Rook deck boxes and cardboard clan longboxes. Now, I want to give them away to you for free! Every order over $50 will ship in a FREE rook clan deckbox. Every order over $75 will ship in a FREE clan longbox. This offer is good while supplies last. You may REQUEST a clan, and I'll do what I can to make sure you get that clan.
Want to see all the cool reprints from c15? Check them out here. Remember that if you want to see just the promos, select promo from the filter. I've opened two cases of boosters and have just more than a playset of some of these - get them while they are hot, it'll be a long while before we restock these.
We have just restocked several cases of Celestial, Glory of the Empire and Path of the Destroyer Rares. Need anything to get your decks ready for the kotei season? Many prices have been reduced 20-30%, and as always we strive to be the lowest prices and the best value for L5R singles anywhere. I look forward to seeing some of you at the Seattle Kotei!
People were sad that we were showing favor to the scorpion (which had absolutly nothing to do with our poker debts...) so to show that we love you all, here are imperial favors in all the clan mons, each for just a buck!
Internet Explorer has issues with the harbinger images, and we are working to figure out why that is. While we are updating the images, feel free to use a different browser (such as firefox) to view the images. There is no problem with ordering, it's just an issue with images. Thank you for your patience.
Just want to get all the critical commons and uncommons fro Harbinger in one place? Pick up a playset here. These will take a few days to ship as I open more cases and build the playsets. I'll get them out to you ASAP.
Come check out all the great singles for the new set here. I'll be restocking often, so if I run out of anything remember to add it to your wishlist so I make sure to put more into the database right away for you.
We love to give away free stuff! Now we are happy to reward our loyal customers with free store credit on every order. Check out our rewards program. You don't need to do anything to recieve this credit, just place your orders and your credit will be applied to your account when the order ships.