2013 GenCon

Hello everyone!

2013 GenCon is drawing ever closer, and this page is where you’ll be able to find all the information you need to plan your ‘Best Four Days in Gaming’ accordingly!

Check back regularly for more information and reveals about what we’ve got in store for you at GenCon this year!

Event ID Date & Start Time Event Title
RPG1342584 15/08/2013 09:00 A Circling of Wolves
TCG1343256 15/08/2013 11:00 Face the Madness: L5R World Championship Thursday Qualifier
TCG1343261 15/08/2013 12:00 The Kolat Master: L5R Invitational
TCG1343271 15/08/2013 12:00 A Hero for the Ages: L5R Emperor Edition Draft Storyline Event Qualifier
TCG1343262 15/08/2013 13:00 The Monk & the Dragon: L5R Special Storyline Event
TCG1343272 15/08/2013 13:00 A Hero for the Ages: L5R Emperor Edition Draft Storyline Event Qualifier
TCG1343273 15/08/2013 14:00 A Hero for the Ages: L5R Emperor Edition Draft Storyline Event Qualifier
RPG1342587 15/08/2013 14:00 The Courtly Art of Murder
TCG1343275 15/08/2013 15:00 A Hero for the Ages: L5R Emperor Edition Draft Storyline Event Qualifier
RPG1343723 15/08/2013 19:00 Secrets of Naishou
RPG1342585 16/08/2013 09:00 A Circling of Wolves
TCG1343257 16/08/2013 11:00 Face the Madness: L5R World Championship Friday Qualifier
TCG1343276 16/08/2013 12:00 A Hero for the Ages: L5R Emperor Edition Draft Storyline Event Qualifier
TCG1343278 16/08/2013 13:00 A Hero for the Ages: L5R Emperor Edition Draft Storyline Event Qualifier
TCG1343287 16/08/2013 13:00 A Tale from the Past: L5R Emperor Edition Big Deck Storyline Tournament
TCG1343279 16/08/2013 14:00 A Hero for the Ages: L5R Emperor Edition Draft Storyline Event Qualifier
TCG1343282 16/08/2013 15:00 A Hero for the Ages: L5R Emperor Edition Draft Storyline Event Qualifier
RPG1342588 16/08/2013 18:00 The Courtly Art of Murder
TCG1343259 17/08/2013 09:00 Face the Madness: L5R World Championship
TCG1343264 17/08/2013 09:00 A New Voice: L5R ‘Second Chance’ Tournament
RPG1342586 17/08/2013 09:00 A Circling of Wolves
TCG1343283 17/08/2013 12:00 A Hero for the Ages: L5R Emperor Edition Draft Storyline Event Qualifier
TCG1343284 17/08/2013 13:00 A Hero for the Ages: L5R Emperor Edition Draft Storyline Event Qualifier
RPG1342589 18/08/2013 09:00 The Courtly Art of Murder
TCG1343258 18/08/2013 09:00 Face the Madness: L5R World Championship Finals
TCG1343266 18/08/2013 09:00 A New Voice: L5R ‘Second Chance’ Tournament Finals Top 8/4/2
TCG1343294 18/08/2013 09:00 A Hero for the Ages: L5R Emperor Edition Draft Storyline Event Finals

Wednesday-Banner

Wednesday Grinder
AEG is sponsoring another early grinder for the Main Event of GenCon this year, for those who arrive into Indianapolis early. Times and location will be announced soon!

  • Where: Games To Die For, 55 S Raceway Rd Suite 1100 Indianapolis, IN 46231 – Phone – (317).271.4234
  • When: 1pm, August 14th, 2013
  • What: Qualifier for GenCon 2013 Main Event on Saturday, August 17th
  • Entry Fee: $4
  • Notes: This event will be a standard constructed event. Based on previous attendance, it is expected that the event will be 7 rounds of Swiss, and all players with a record of 5-2 or better will earn a seed into the main event at GenCon on Saturday.

Thursday-Banner

L5R World Championships Grinder #1
This is the first of two qualifier tournaments at GenCon. All players who end 7 rounds of Swiss with a record of 5-2 or better will automatically be qualified for the World Championships on Saturday.

  • What: 40/40 EE Constructed
  • Who: All players who have not yet qualified for the World Championships
  • When: 11 AM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 13433256

L5R Draft Storyline Tournament Qualifier #1
This event is a EE Draft Qualifier tournament. The winner will earn a seed into the EE Draft Storyline Tournament on Sunday, August 18th.

  • What: EE Draft
  • Who: Open to all who want to participate
  • When: 12 PM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343271

L5R Invitational – “The Kolat Master″
For more than a generation, the sinister criminal organization known as the Kolat have been believed dead by the Empire. Their ancient tower is nothing but a dust-covered ruin. Many of their leaders died at the blades of the vengeful Scorpion Clan, their disgraced bones left to lie bleaching in the sun, never to know the sanctity of a proper cremation. Their heresy was exposed, their crimes avenged, and their shame ended forever. All precisely as Master Coin desired.

Now, years later, the Kolat are ready to expand their operations once more. Masters Coin and Tiger, tentative allies for decades, have chosen to fill one of the vacant positions, ensuring the balance of power remains. The time has come for a new Master Roq to assume control of the Kolat’s operations within the Colonies.

The winner of this tournament may select any one personality from his or her faction to become the new Kolat Master of the Roq sect.

  • What: 40/40 EE Constructed Swiss
  • Who: All individuals who are already qualified for the World Championships on Saturday, August 17th
  • When: 12 PM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 13433261

L5R Draft Storyline Tournament Qualifier #2
This event is a EE Draft Qualifier tournament. The winner will earn a seed into the EE Draft Storyline Tournament on Sunday, August 18th.

  • What: EE Draft
  • Who: Open to all who want to participate
  • When: 1 PM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343271

L5R Special Tournament – “The Monk and the Dragon”
As the battle against P’an Ku’s madness comes to a head, so too does the conflict between the cult of the dragon and the cult of Fudo. This is an ancient struggle that has flared up time and time again across the history of Rokugan, but never as fiercely as it has within the Colonies. Without the watchful eye of an Empress to mitigate their excesses, the forces of the two groups come together in one final, desperate battle.

Each participant in this event must play the strongholds released in Coils of Madness for each of the Fudo and the P’an Ku’s cult (The False Path and Foothold of the Mad). The best player from each Stronghold will square off in a final to determine which group will remain in existence as a potential threat during the next story arc.

  • What: 40/40 EE constructed
  • Who: Open to all who want to participate
  • When: 1 PM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 13433262

L5R Draft Storyline Tournament Qualifier #3
This event is a EE Draft Qualifier tournament. The winner will earn a seed into the EE Draft Storyline Tournament on Sunday, August 18th.

  • What: EE Draft
  • Who: Open to all who want to participate
  • When: 2 PM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343273

L5R Draft Storyline Tournament Qualifier #4
This event is a EE Draft Qualifier tournament. The winner will earn a seed into the EE Draft Storyline Tournament on Sunday, August 18th.

  • What: EE Draft
  • Who: Open to all who want to participate
  • When: 3 PM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343275

L5R RPG Event – “Secrets of Naishou”
Less than one year ago, the governor of the Naishou province died under mysterious circumstances, and a member of the Imperial families was appointed to take his place.

Months later, the governor’s court has become a tension-filled battleground as the clan that claims ownership of the province attempts to regain control. The province’s defenders have become diversified to the point that they serve the Imperial families more so than the Great Clans, and the presence of both the Brotherhood of Shinsei and a large number of ronin within the province complicates the matter even further.

Tempers run high and danger lurks just below the surface throughout the entirety of the province. Into this powder keg comes a small group of samurai. The seek only honor and glory for their families and clans, but instead may find themselves embroiled in a political battle for control of Naishou, with unknown dangers lurking in every shadow.

  • What: Special RPG Event
  • Who: Anyone with a specific ticket for the event
  • When: 7 PM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: RPG 1343723

Friday-Banner

L5R World Championships Grinder #2
This is the second of two qualifier tournaments at GenCon. All players who end 7 rounds of Swiss with a record of 5-2 or better will automatically be qualified for the World Championships on Saturday.

  • What: 40/40 EE Constructed
  • Who: All players who have not yet qualified for the World Championships
  • When: 11 AM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343257

L5R Draft Storyline Tournament Qualifier #5
This event is a EE Draft Qualifier tournament. The winner will earn a seed into the EE Draft Storyline Tournament on Sunday, August 18th.

  • What: EE Draft
  • Who: Open to all who want to participate
  • When: 12 PM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343276

L5R Draft Storyline Tournament Qualifier #6
This event is a EE Draft Qualifier tournament. The winner will earn a seed into the EE Draft Storyline Tournament on Sunday, August 18th.

  • What: EE Draft
  • Who: Open to all who want to participate
  • When: 1 PM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343278

Big Deck – “A Tale from the Past″
Rokugan is a land of heroes, with innumerable men and women of great virtue and bravery having filled a hundred libraries with a thousand tales of valor. In such a land, there are always new tales to be discovered.

The winner of this event may select any one personality from L5R’s history. A new fiction will be written about that personality by a Story Team member of the winner’s choosing, detailing a previously unrevealed tale from the character’s past.

  • What: 100/100 Highlander Format
  • Who: Open to all who want to participate
  • When: 1 PM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343287
  • Notes: Rules for the L5R Big Deck format can be found at the following URL. This also means that the 40 proxies per deck is allowed. http://shirobigdeck.com/rules.html

L5R Draft Storyline Tournament Qualifier #7
This event is a EE Draft Qualifier tournament. The winner will earn a seed into the EE Draft Storyline Tournament on Sunday, August 18th.

  • What: EE Draft
  • Who: Open to all who want to participate
  • When: 2 PM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343279

L5R Draft Storyline Tournament Qualifier #8
This event is a EE Draft Qualifier tournament. The winner will earn a seed into the EE Draft Storyline Tournament on Sunday, August 18th.

  • What: EE Draft
  • Who: Open to all who want to participate
  • When: 3 PM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343282

AEG Big Game Night!

  • What: Gaming with AEG staff and Volunteers
  • Who: Anyone with a specific ticket for the event
  • When: 8 PM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: BGM 1343011

Saturday-Banner

L5R World Championships – “Face the Madness”
At last the architect of the insanity that has plagued the Colonies has been revealed. P’an Ku, the broken dragon, the embodiment of madness, has driven the Colonies to the brink of devastation in its futile attempt at imperfect recreation. Thousands have been cursed by the dragon’s madness, and the entire relationship between the Colonies and the Empire teeters on the brink of madness. But all is not lost.

The loyal servants of the Divine Empress have discovered a means by which the Mad Dragon may be defeated. A powerful ritual discovered by the magistrates of Doji Hakuseki will force the power of the dragon to manifest into a physical avatar, an incredibly powerful entity that will pose untold danger to the Emerald Empire. However, if this avatar can be defeated, then the threat of P’an Ku can be ended. With no other options available, the forces of the Empire have chosen to accept this terrible risk.

The winner of this tournament must make a very difficult choice. The avatar of P’an Ku can be defeated, casting P’an Ku out of the mortal realm for good, but the price of such a victory will be exceedingly high for the clan claiming victory. On the other hand, the winner may choose to dispel the avatar, lessening P’an Ku’s influence but not banishing it outright. The clan that makes this choice will profit greatly from showing such deference to a divine entity

  • What: 40/40 EE Constructed
  • Who: All who have qualified for the World Championships
  • When: 9 AM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343259

World Championships Top of Clan: “A Clutch of Eggs”
Madness is not the only threat posed by the chaotic insanity of P’an Ku. In addition to the dragon’s infectious derangement, it is possessed of rare moments of clarity, during which it seeks to understand the act of recreation in a desperate hope of curing the malady which has cursed its divine existence since before mankind walked the mortal realm. It is during such seemingly innocuous moments that true terrors are born, such as the nightmarish Eggs of P’an Ku.

Long believed to be but a single artifact, the Egg of P’an Ku has wrought terrible chaos on many occasions throughout Rokugan’s history. Now, in the wake of the mad dragon’s most extensive manipulation, more of the accursed relics have been found, placing all who come into contact with them at terrible risk for losing their mind, their station, their very identity to the twisted, imperfect creations of an insane dragon.

The winner of the main event (and therefore top player of his clan) may choose any one non-unique legal personality from his clan. That personality will discover one of the Eggs, and may choose to either hide it away, protecting others from it, or utilize it, duplicating a member of any one other clan of his choice for the purposes of chaos and discord. Choosing to hide the Egg prevents any other clan from using an Egg against a member of your clan.

After the winner’s choice is made, each top-of-clan player may make the same choice in order of their placement in the tournament. Only players whose clan has chosen to hide their Egg are safe from being duplicated in this manner.

L5R “Second Chance” Tournament – “A New Voice”
As the era of madness at last comes to a close in the Colonies, there are great changes afoot in the Emerald Empire. Togashi Satsu, the former Dragon Clan Champion who has served as the Voice of the Empress since the ascension of the Divine Child of Heaven, Iweko I, has taken ill with a terrible fever. His condition seems unresponsive to all medicine and ritual, and in the interests of ensuring his duties are not unfulfilled, he has chosen to retire from his position. The time has come for the Empress to have a new Voice.

The winner of this tournament may select any living, legal personality affiliated with his faction. That personality will become the new Voice of the Empress.

  • What: 40/40 EE Constructed
  • Who: All who want to participate that did not qualify for the World Championships
  • When: 9 AM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343264

L5R Draft Storyline Tournament Qualifier #9
This event is a EE Draft Qualifier tournament. The winner will earn a stand-by seed into the EE Draft Storyline Tournament on Sunday, August 19th.

  • What: EE Draft
  • Who: Open to all who want to participate
  • When: 12 PM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343283

L5R Draft Storyline Tournament Qualifier #10
This event is a EE Draft Qualifier tournament. The winner will earn a stand-by seed into the EE Draft Storyline Tournament on Sunday, August 19th.

  • What: EE Draft
  • Who: Open to all who want to participate
  • When: 1 PM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343284

Costume Contest
The history of the Legend of the Five Rings storyline is filled with amazing characters, many of whom were inspired, influence, or outright created by our wonderful fans.
This year, we will once again extend that opportunity to our most creative and dedicated fans at GenCon Indy during the official 2013 Costume Contest, wherein we show our appreciation for all those fans who choose to dress as the denizens of Rokugan and its Colonies.

The winner of this contest will serve as the inspiration for a piece of art to appear on an upcoming card in the L5R CCG, and will work with the Story Team to decide what manner of character he or she will become and how he or she will fit into the overall storyline.

  • What: L5R Costume Contest
  • Who: open to all who want to participate
  • When: 6:30PM EST start time (sign-ups all day long)
  • Notes: All participants need to be in L5R costume

Sunday-Banner

L5R Draft Storyline Tournament – “A Hero for the Ages”
In every generation there are countless samurai who seek to make a name for themselves, gaining much honor and glory for their family and clan in the process. Most go on to live lives of relative obscurity, with little to distinguish them from their brothers and sisters in arms. A handful, however, gain the attention of their lords and become the stuff of legend, inspiring the generations to follow just as they were inspired in their you.

The winner of this tournament may select any one non-experienced living personality aligned with their faction that is legal in the current arc. That personality will receive an Experienced version in a future expansion.

  • What: EE Draft
  • Who: Those who have qualified throughout GenCon from one of the ‘L5R Draft Storyline Tournament Qualifier’ events
  • When: 9 AM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343294

L5R World Championships – “Face the Madness” Finals

  • What: 40/40 EE constructed
  • Who: Those who have qualified for the finals after the end of the Saturday portion of this tournament
  • When: 9AM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343258

L5R “Second Chance” Tournament – “A New Voice” Finals

  • What: 40/40 EE constructed
  • Who: Those who have qualified for the finals after the end of the Saturday portion of this tournament
  • When: 9AM EST start time
  • GenCon Game ID: TCG 1343266