Legend of the Five Rings LCG Preview – Utaku Infantry

Welcome to #UnicornWeek. After the grand return of the famed Ree Soesbee yesterday to the world of Rokugan, we continue with a preview card for the Unicorn.  While the Unicorn have the largest cavalry force in the Empire, our preview card today is actually a member of their infantry forces:…

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Superior Strategist – Grand Master of the Elements

The name Legend of the Five Rings implies the importance of the Five Rings: In the classic L5R, you could win the game via Enlightenment (playing a copy of each ring via its game text), but most decks only played a couple of rings.  This made the name ‘Legend of…

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Superior Strategist – Lion Clan Analysis

Pardon the lateness of the article!  We were ambushed by the Crane! The Lion Clan is traditionally one of the most martially focused clans of the Great Clans of Rokugan, and stand as the Right Hand of the Emperor and lead his armies into war. Where the Crane Clan prefer…

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Superior Strategist – Crane Clan Analysis

The Crane Clan stand as the gatekeepers of culture and civilization in the lore of Legend of the Five Rings.  In the Collectible Card Game, they were most well known for being Left Hand of the Emperor, for hosting some of the premier duelists of the Empire, and as the…

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Subversive Influence – Rebirth of Legend of the Five Rings

Welcome to a new age! Today, Fantasy Flight Games had the much-anticipated information drop on the Legend of the Five Rings LCG (Living Card Game).  For reference, I’ve linked all of those items here: Announcement Page Changes from the Classic CCG Enter Rokugan A Peek Into Legend of the Five…

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Gempukku – An Introduction to L5R

With the impending relaunch in sight and the information drop coming on April 19th, I felt it was time to begin a new recruitment article.  This article is for those who have never heard of Legend of the Five Rings before. Note: I have no advanced knowledge of Fantasy Flight…

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Black Sun Syndicate – Awakenings Metagame

Now that we have had time to acquire cards and actually have events, lets take a look at what the metagame actually looks like. Popular 2 Character Decks Elite Jango / Elite Veers One of the cheapest decks to get is Jango Veers.  The deck contains no Legendary cards. The…

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Subversive Influence – Star Wars Destiny Review

Normally, I do not indulge in gaijin items, especially on this channel, but this one is quite near to my heart.  George Lucas and his love for Akira Kurosawa films and the influences that Kurosawa films had on Star Wars, I think that is reason enough for cross promotion here.…

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The Ikoma Histories: The Day Rokugan Stood Still

On the morning of September 11th, 2015, we awoke to a major announcement that many of us were not prepared for. The dual announcements on both the L5R page and the Fantasy Flight Games page sent shock waves throughout the gaming world. It shock Rokugan to its core.  Many players were…

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Journal of the Tiger: Daggers

In the month of the Dog in the Year 2016 by the Isawa Calendar This is normally a wonderful time of year.  Usually I am in Indianapolis this time of year for Gen*Con but do to L5R not being around this year, I decided to skip this year’s event. I…

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