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5 out of 16 gamers thought this was helpful

If you are looking to jump into L5R, this is the best Learn to Play set AEG has printed. There are a plethora of reprints from older sets here for current players as well.

The strongholds, holding, personalities, followers and spells all have simple, easy to understand abilities. I am a Tournament Organizer for L5R and I have designed my demo decks for new players to follow these mold set by two decks.

Very well done.

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Nightfall

3 out of 29 gamers thought this was helpful

The game is a bit rough to learn at the start, as with most of AEG games, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes very addicting.

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Ascension

34 out of 77 gamers thought this was helpful

Ascension is currently the deckbuilding game champ. I enjoy the fact that you can pick several strategies to try and win the game.

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Guillotine

54 out of 100 gamers thought this was helpful

If you like games that are fun and quick, this is a great example of both. The theme of the game is a bit odd, especially if you have small children, but otherwise it’s very fun.

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Nightfall

60 out of 84 gamers thought this was helpful

This is more in depth deckbuilding game. It is a little hard to get used to at first but it is worth the early struggle.

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Go to the Ascension: Storm of Souls page
63 out of 131 gamers thought this was helpful

Standalone or Expansion? It’s great either way. Adds several new and exciting changes to the game.

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War of Honor

61 out of 116 gamers thought this was helpful

Playing multiplayer Legend of the Five Rings was always difficult due to the rules being more geared toward 1-on-1 play. No longer. Bryan Reese and company at AEG crossed L5R with a board game and fixed a lot of the problems that multiplayer L5R once had.

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40 out of 60 gamers thought this was helpful

Certainly a worthy expansion to an amazing game.

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69 out of 142 gamers thought this was helpful

I’ve played through almost every core set in the game’s history and this is by far the best.

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70 out of 133 gamers thought this was helpful

…there are none better than L5R. I’ve been playing the game since 1998, and while the game has a steep learning curve early, the game is the most rewarding one on the market. If you like your games competitive yet you don’t like players bandwagoning, then try this game.

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