Emerald Legacy Charter
Why do we exist?
The Emerald Legacy exists to provide continuation for the L5R card game.
What do we do?
We provide continuation for this project by:
- Establishing and maintaining a healthy competitive environment in which the game can be played
- Telling compelling stories that meet expectations on what an L5R story is
- Involve the player base in shaping the story
- Promoting and supporting organized play, both online and offline
- Support the community to create a healthy place to talk about the game and the story
How will we succeed?
By being good stewards:
- Involve the community in story decisions
- Talk with the community about game balance concerns
- Talk with the community about ongoing development
- Be quick to respond to issues that come up
- Making diversity and inclusion core values
By constantly building and maintaining our three pillars of success, realizing that all are of equal importance to the success of this project:
- Healthy game
- Compelling story
- Healthy community
The Three Pillars of Success
How do we define a healthy game?
- Being realists, not idealists when it comes to how people play the game
- Having an active presence in balance updates, and in communicating about balance updates and strategies to the player base
- Creating new content that makes people excited to put into their decks
- Reducing the barriers for entry of both beginners and returning players
- Having incentives for story-focused community members to participate in the game
How do we define a compelling story?
- Allowing community members to shape the story (via tournaments, polls, etc)
- Having the story shape and be shaped by what happens in the card pool
- Allowing players to feel like decisions during games end up mattering in both in the context of the individual game and the greater world
- Having reasons for game-focused community members to care about the story
How do we define a healthy community?
- Reinforcing and/or improving upon a positive, safe and inviting community to play and talk about the card game
- Having a strong organized play presence, both online and offline
- Reducing the barrier for entry of beginners, so that we can continue to grow the community
- Treading carefully to avoid alienating a large chunk of the player base with either game decisions or story decisions