Although most of you will have already seen this, I wanted to post it up here in case anybody missed it, and as a way of showing the great amount of respect I have for AEG. The L5R Community is incredibly charitable, with many Honour Events decided by food drives, and it’s great to once again see AEG working with the Community to help those in need.
From the AEG Website:
As a means of thanking its wonderful fans, AEG has always made an effort to be a charitable company, a tradition which continues with the Stone of Remembrance. Available for pre-order now in the online store for $5, the Stone of Remembrance is a tournament legal promotional card that you can only get through this offer. 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to help in their humanitarian efforts around the world, efforts which are currently helping those in need in Japan. AEG’s hearts go out to those in Japan.
The Stone of Remembrance will ship September 1st. If you purchase a Stone of Remembrance with other items, the other items will ship first per normal store operating procedures, and your Stone of Remembrance will be shipped in September via first class mail.
The L5R community has always been very generous, and we trust that great tradition will continue. Thank you.
The AEG Team
For those confused about how this card will work, the best way to get an understanding is to look at the rulings on its predecessor, Make A Wish.
Make a Wish
• You may not add new copies to replace destroyed ones during a tournament. [JA, 26 March 2003]
• If you take control of another player’s copy, you cannot destroy it to pay its cost without that player’s permission. [JA, 17 July 2003]
Although it is possible that Stone of Remembrance will work differently, the way Make A Wish worked was that you added it to your already built 40/40 deck, and you got to use a single in a Tournament- once you tore it up you couldn’t replace it. Usually you would hand the torn pieces to the T.O. to show you had used your one copy, and you would continue the Tournament as normal. Make A Wish was effectively just an extra card that ignored the regular rules of deck construction.
Each play group will have decide amongst themselves how to handle Stone of Remembrance in casual play- it is important for everyone to know whether they should leave it out altogether, and only use it in Tournaments, or is it playable and you have to tear it up if you want to use it, or if you simply play it as a regular card without the extra cost.
Personally I’ll be picking up a fair few of these, and I hope the majority reading here do as well- $5 isn’t a massive amount of money for one person, but the combined donations of the L5R Community can make a big difference.