In April 2011, Alderac Entertainment Group will release Emerald Empire for the 4th Edition of The Legend of the Five Rings RPG. Emerald Empire is a study of all aspects of life in the Emerald Empire of Rokugan. It contains information on a wide range of topics: politics, the Celestial Order, arts, war, family life, customs, and much more. This edition features mechanics from the 4th Edition, as well as adding upwards of 30% new content as compared to the previous edition of the book. AEG has sample portions from the product available for download at their L5R 4th Edition website.
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Nightfall is AEG’s newest deck-building gaming creation. It is due out in early 2011. Designed by David Gregg, Nightfall puts players in control of things that go bump in the night, creatures like werewolves, vampires, and ghouls. Each player is fighting for control of a world that has been plunged into perpetual darkness. Unlike many other deck-building games, Nightfall will feature direct player-vs.player action as well as card drafting and some mechanics new to the deck-building game genre. To herald the coming of Nightfall, AEG has announced a special promotion called “The First 100 Days”. Every day from January 1 through April 10 one name will be drawn to receive a full copy of the game in a special preview collector’s box. Be sure to check back regularly at the game’s website, www.nightfallthegame.com, for more information.
AEG is running a new contest for avid writers and fans of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG who want to be published authors. In the summer of 2011, AEG will release The Imperial Histories, a sourcebook for the L5R RPG 4th Edition. This sourcebook will present individual chapters covering ten separate eras in Rokugan’s history, with all the information a GM would need to run a campaign in that era and all the mechanics a player would need to play in it.
During the month of October, the L5R RPG 4th Edition Design Team will be accepting proposals for a fan-created era or setting to be depicted within The Imperial Histories. This chapter will include fiction, a timeline, prominent heroes, and mechanics, just like all the other chapters.
For complete details on the contest visit the L5R website. The fourth edition of the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game was released in June of 2010.
Thunderstone has had strong sales for Alderac Entertainment Group. AEG is currently sold out of the product. They are planning another print run equalling the size of the first one. They also intend to print the game in 5 other languages shortly (via partners). Thunderstone: Wrath of the Elements, the first expansion for the game, should have an estimated launch in the second quarter of 2010. Check out our recent review of Thunderstone.