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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Another One Bites the Dust: Doomtown Reloaded Ends

Reports have come out recently about the ending of the Doomtown: Reloaded between AEG and Pinnacle Entertainment Group today via this article. June 21st, 2016 Dear Doomtown Community, After the release of Blood Moon Rising AEG will be ending production of the Doomtown ECG and handing Doomtown back to Pinnacle Entertainment…

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TOH Legacy Deck: The Great Walls of Rokugan

Now that you know about the TOH Legacy format, let’s talk more about what you can do. There is so much room for innovation with 20 years worth of cards. While I am more of a ‘Spike’ player, I do enjoy looking deep into deck design and love playing complicated decks.…

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A Legacy Ruleset to Enjoy

After some research, lengthy discussions, and a few games, I have hereby disband my attempt at creating a base ruleset.  The reason that I came to this conclusion is due to the fact that one already exists. As many of you know, there are groups who play legacy formats constantly.…

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New Player Driven Format: Voting on Basic Rules

A few weeks ago, I posted an article about a Player Driven Format similar to the Star Wars Players Committee here and we let the players decide whether we would continue to pursue this endeavor.  Of the votes received, 56.1% chose Yes and 21.1% chose Maybe. Today, we begin looking in…

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Choosing Our Path: 2016 Players Championship Series Story Choice

It has come to my attention that players not only want to continue to play the great, original game but they also want to continue to affect the storyline of L5R. As I wish to adhere to the items that Fantasy Flight Games has set forth, to do something like…

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Kage Sensei: Designing a Kenjutsu Kata

With our new downtime in L5R, I thought it was time to talk more about Kenjutsu Kata (also known as L5R cube) design and drafting.  We have so many cards now that are now obsolete, we need a good use for them.  Today’s lesson is about how to design your…

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