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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Emperor Edition Themes: Unicorn – Shi-Tien Yen-Wang Priests

The Unicorn clan have always been an odd bunch.  Not long after the formation of the Empire, lord Shinjo and his followers left for the Burning Sands.  Back then, the Unicorn was made up of the Shinjo, Otaku, and Ide families.  During their time in the Burning Sands, they added …

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New Poll Up and Other News

Just a quick update here. To the right you will notice a poll about broken strongholds.  Please vote on which ones you think are the most broken of all as I plan on doing a series on broken cards in L5R. I am working on getting a forum up and …

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Emperor Edition Themes: Scorpion – Paragons of Loyalty

Of all the clans and their themes that we have previewed this far, this clan sickens me.  Virtuous?  Don’t make me laugh.  But that is exactly what the Scorpion are, to themselves and to the Empress.  While the Crane was the Emperor’s Left Hand and the Lion his right, the …

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Emperor Edition Themes: Lion – Shadow of the Pride

The Lion clan has always been feared on the battlefield. The Akodo are master tacticians; The Matsu are master warriors; The Kitsu are master Shugenja; The Ikoma are master historians. The Akodo and the Matsu families typically are the front lines of the vaunted Lion armies, but the Ikoma have …

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Emperor Edition Themes: Crane – Protectors of the Temples

While honor is nothing new to the Crane, this theme certainly is.  The Asahina family haven’t been as prominently promoted in the game as the Kakita, Doji, and Daidoji families but they just as important. The Arrow Knows the Way The Asahina family was originally Phoenix.  Isawa Asahina was the …

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Emperor Edition Themes: Phoenix – The Path of Man

Ah, the Path of Man, now this is a theme I can deal with. The Asako family is one that has had many personalities printed for it but mostly they have been shugenja.  Most of the Asako monks that have been printed have been bloodspeakers.  That makes predicting what the …

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Emperor Edition Themes: Mantis – Spirits of Kitsune Mori

  Back in Fire and Shadow at the end of the Jade Arc, Yoritomo’s Alliance was coming apart at the seams. The Fox clan (Kitsune family) had decided to try and split from the Alliance thanks to the intervention of the Crane. It still welcomed other ‘minor’ clans of the …

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