Before the Dawn Preview: The Red Hunger

Today’s preview was sent in by our friends at the Roc Sect. Typically, we tend to see 7 force 9 gold Nonhuman personalities from the Shadowlands but this strange creature is from the Ivory Kingdom. It has low chi so it will be an easy target for chi death as…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Dragon – Defenders of the Mountains

The Dragon have always partaken in different methods that were thought as strange throughout the Empire.  The Niten Technique of the Mirumoto, the magical tattoos of the Togashi, the investigative techniques of the Kitsuki, and the alchemy of the Agashi / Tamori.  But wait, you say that Agashi is a…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Utaku Tairu Experienced

Today’s preview card comes from the Unicorn, Utaku Tairu Experienced. A 4/3 for 8 gold tactician is quite strong.  His reaction is also a very good source of card draw.  His is missing a common Unicorn trait though, Cavalry. Now, I know that he doesn’t have Cavalry, but he is…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Visage of the Orochi

My apologizes on updates yesterday.  This weekend has been hectic for me. This preview is a Thunder card (though not a Kiho), Visage of the Orochi. This looks like another card to try and help the Thunder shugenja theme but it is still a bit off the mark.  The force…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Phoenix

As a Kolat, I don’t know whether to be angry by the fact that Phoenix are now hunting Kolat, Ninja and Shadowlands peeps or to be happy that this may lead to more story time for the Kolat. No one expects the Phoenix Inquisition! Let’s start off with the Stronghold,…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Asahina Nanae

As you can tell, I’ve been scouring the ‘net digging for previews, and I found this crane beauty. This is a direct link to their Defenders of the Asahina Temples theme in Emperor Edition.  A 2 force / 4 chi shugenja for 7 gold a decent stat line but she…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Yoritomo Singh

The first official Before the Dawn preview is here and we get to start with the Mantis liaison from the Ivory Kingdoms, Yoritomo Singh. His force is on the low side for this gold cost, but his traits and abilities are where he is at. Courtier, Samurai, Magistrate, Naval, and…

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Before the Dawn Previews Begin April 1st

Before the Dawn previews will begin on Friday, April 1st. Before the Dawn will be released from distributors in May. Once we have a more precise date, this information will be updated. Also be sure to check Clan fan sites and the L5R Facebook Group for more previews. Yoritomo Singh…

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Before the Dawn: Packaging Info

If you guys haven’t seen the new packaging, this is awesome; even more than The Dead of Winter. You’ll notice that the boxes have the Mantis and Crane, even though the starters for the set are only for the Crab, Phoenix, and Lion. According to the mothership, each of the…

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Emperor Arc Changes with Before the Dawn

Being a Kolat means staying informed, so today I bring you updates and insights into changes that are being made to enhance L5R. First off, Before the Dawn is a 156 card set rather than a 166 card set.  Why is that important?  Well the 10 cards removed were Rare…

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