The Crab lands have fallen, and the Scorpion lands are besieged. The Empire’s war with the Destroyers approaches its final, feverish days. When the dawn finally breaks, and the war is concluded, will the sun rise upon the Emerald Empire, or only upon a suffering ruin once known as Rokugan?

Before the Dawn is an expansion for AEG’s fan favorite Legend of the Five Rings Collectible Card Game and the first that will be legal with Emperor Edition, the new base set, releasing in 2012. Influence the fate of your Clan and the Emerald Empire with your decisions. This is a time of legends, and you can become one!

  • Featuring Crab, Lion and Phoenix Clan starter decks.
  • 156 total new cards expanding your L5R experience in the Celestial Edition arc and preparing you for Emperor Edition.
  • Amazing art, bringing the Empire of Rokugan and its characters to life.
  • The final chapter of the Empire’s fight against the armies of the champion of evil – Kali-Ma the Destroyer.


Yoritomo Singh No Time for Games
Visage of the Orochi Never Enough Soldiers
Utaku Tairu Mirumoto Yozo
The Red Hunger Kakita Munemori
Strength of the Mountain Kaiu Iemasa
Stone-Hewed Shrine Hunger
Stolen Merchandise Forging Destiny
Sly Deceiver Firm Censure
Shosuro Toson Favors
Shiba Jouta Drawing on the Mountain
Shadow Tactics Daigotsu Yajinden
Seaside Bazaar Crimson Shadow Armor
Scars of War Brothers in Battle
Saibankan’s Justice Akodo Kobi
Revenge A Gentle Word

Now Available!

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Starter Deck

  • 84 cards (includes 4 rares)
  • 1 Rulesheet

Booster Pack

  • 7 common cards
  • 3 uncommon cards
  • 1 rare card
[/tab] [tab]Release Date: May 9, 2011

Starter Display

  • SKU: AEG 15800
  • ISBN: 7-29220-15800-0
  • MSRP: $83,94
  • 6 starters per display (2 of each Crab, Lion, Phoenix)

Booster Display

  • SKU: AEG 15810
  • ISBN: 7-29220-15810-9
  • MSRP: $177,12
  • 48 boosters per display
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