Malmo Kotei Side Event Draft Report

I have some words from James “Donny” Donnithorne-Tait about his experience of 2x 20F, 2x THA draft in Malmo. For those of you who don’t know Donny he is a loyal Phoenix clan player and the chair of the L5R user group in part because of his sterling work as…

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Subversive Influence: Mantis Path

Now that everyone has had some time to digest what is happening to the Greatest Clan, I will give my thoughts on what the Mantis should do. To me, our clan direction should be a combination of all 3 choices. The Mantis should remain a Great Clan. During this time,…

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Storms Never Fall

We began as just a minor clan.  Today we become the GREATEST clan. Many of you know that I am a diehard Mantis fan and player.  I began playing after the Second Day of Thunder, after the legacy that created the legend of Yoritomo.  Yoritomo’s Alliance eventually broke up at the…

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The Passion of Legend of the Five Rings

This Kotei Season has been one of the most exciting in recent memory. A Kotei season where the winner chooses to save Clan icons from a coming storm?  Bounties abound to try to save your Icons or get the Spider to corrupt other Icons?  A little Mantis – Scorpion action?  Even…

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Q&A

Hello all, I asked for some questions for this week and got two really good ones that are a departure from my usual draft fare. Enjoy. What are the biggest differences between European deckbuilding and American deckbuilding? Why are the philosophies so different between the game’s two largest competitive environments? – Monjoni…

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Koteis and Onyx

Afternoon Delight 6th April 2015 London, England The main event of the final show of the first ever CHIKARA pro wrestling U.K tour. Icarus, The Winged Ring Warrior The man who was on the brink of winning the CHIKARA Grand Championship when CHIKARA was destroyed by it’s enemies. The man…

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The Scorpion Stings The Empire

Dear brothers, It is with a heavy heart that I report the news that the Spider, who won their first Kotei this past weekend have chosen to taint the Shrine to Yoritomo. We among the Mantis clan are devastated by this news. However, what angers us more would be the…

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My Bounties for Spring 2015 Kotei

Updated 4/24/15 Things have already gotten interesting already in the season. Adam Carey posted this via the L5R Facebook group: BOUNTY ALERT! – UPDATED We Scorpion are very appreciative of the Mantis saving our icons. And to thank them, I’m posting a bounty – any Spider player that wins a…

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What’s the Pick?

So, I wasn’t planning to write an article this week because I’ve had a very busy weekend and I’m going for a week’s holiday following US wrestling promotion CHIKARA around England but after seeing Huey Jensen’s “What’s the Pick?” article on Channel Fireball I decided to shamelessly appropriate it for…

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An Ivory Draft Retrospective

Before the release of Twenty Festivals this weekend I wanted to take a little stroll down memory lane and reflect on each set’s cards, environments and keywords. This is going to be a pretty short effort from me but I hope it serves as both a farewell and a critique…

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