Sign in to follow this  
Galdred

What about the L5R RPG and other L5R products?

Recommended Posts

I am so excited about this.. sadly, though, I had it confirmed by AEG that only the L5R IP was sold. 7th Sea and Burning Sands were not. 

 

Man.. the few minutes of there of hoping at some distant future where the swashbuckling system with drama dice that was the predecessor of the Star Wars RPG engine (in spirit).. that was some happy time, and I really hope that more deals can be reached. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Read the tweet carefully. The word " Future " stands out. Especially since we are posting these in a LCG forum not a RPG one. I'm sure that's not just a oversight. If we see anything L5R related it will probably be a year or even 2 after the LCG release in 2017.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Read the tweet carefully. The word " Future " stands out. Especially since we are posting these in a LCG forum not a RPG one. I'm sure that's not just a oversight. If we see anything L5R related it will probably be a year or even 2 after the LCG release in 2017.

 

Probably.. but they knew what they were getting when they bought the license. I'm sure that they'll be working it into their production cycle eventually. FFG isn't usually the type of company to announce a release 2 years ahead of schedule, but they had to in this case. 

 

This is going to be like a slow cooker. A slow simmer until delicious, juicy gaming comes out. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While FFG does own the IP now, I'm not quite sure they would be able to use the roll and keep system that is the basis of the current L5R RPG. Probably they would have to license if from AEG (unless they already had an agreement when they sold the IP) .  All in all, perhaps they'd consider they would be better of creating a new, propietary system.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AEG was always pretty standoff-ish about L5R being in the same universe as 7th Sea (I recall some outright denials at one point).  Legend of the Burning Sands, however, was explicitly in the same world.  I wonder if that comes along with the L5R IP.

I would assume so, since Rokugan has colononies by now in the former Ivory Kingdoms, which have been part of the Burning Sands related stuff since pretty much always, and there are so many other ties that it would be strange if the Burnings Sands stuff would have stayed with AEG, especially since they have done nothing with it that was not also part of L5R for many years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While FFG does own the IP now, I'm not quite sure they would be able to use the roll and keep system that is the basis of the current L5R RPG. Probably they would have to license if from AEG (unless they already had an agreement when they sold the IP) .  All in all, perhaps they'd consider they would be better of creating a new, propietary system.

 

My given understanding of the situation (which is admittedly flawed, and if I am corrected, I am corrected) is that the roll and keep system is part of the IP, which would mean they own it as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would also very much like to see the RPG system Continue. It also seems natural that the RPG Continues. Thought the hart of the game is not the mechanical roll and keep but the concept of schools. The roll and keep is honestly bloted and slows down the game. Actually the star wars dice would drastically speed up the game and only improve it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would be interesting to see what FFG all acquired when it comes to the L5R intellectual property. Mechanics and systems are still a grey area when it comes to IP laws (namely whether they can be copyrighted). This might mean that they only have limited access to the old CCG mechanics and may not have access at all to AEG's house roll and keep system. I would imagine that in the intervening two years FFG will be exploring all the avenues available to them. I would like to think they wouldn't feel beholden to the roll and keep system because better mechanics may exist.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AEG was always pretty standoff-ish about L5R being in the same universe as 7th Sea (I recall some outright denials at one point).  Legend of the Burning Sands, however, was explicitly in the same world.  I wonder if that comes along with the L5R IP.

 

That is because it flat out is a different world.  Look at a map of Rokugan and a map of Theah (7th Sea's world).  They don't line up at all.  The two foreign nations that were Occidental in theme, Thrane and Merenae are not in any 7th Sea book.  Burning Sands on the other hand has explicitly been part of L5R's setting from its inception, one of the initial factions was an offshoot of the Unicorn clan and there are Burning Sands cards featuring L5R personalities, notably Bayushi Kachiko. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A skirmish-level miniatures game with pre-painted figures would be more than welcome.

 

Well, L5R had clan wars (for which, I am one of the lucky ones to still have the book and some minis for it);

I hope clan wars came with the L5R IP.

I would love to see it making a come back (specially now that the "one that shall not be named" is taking a nose dive).

 

Over 15 years ago, that wargame crashed and burned, but because they started way too ambitiously in a context where one miniature gaming company had the monopoly;

now, the community is a lot more diverse...I think that as a skirmish game that may evolve eventually to a large scale battle game, this game could make a come back (what's not to love about samurais, onis and dragons ?)

 

just my 2 cents.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this