Before the Dawn Preview: Raido no Oni

This preview comes from elfiver.blogspot.com, Raido no Oni. I’m not going to lie, this guy scares me due to his massive force for such a cheap price.  His trait can be a determinant but I believe a deck can get around it.  The 6 honor loss can very large and…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Shadow Tactics and more changes

This preview comes from L5R.com, Shadow Tactics. You will notice the change on the wording of Focus Effects.  I don’t know yet if I personally like it yet but I do think it will be easier to teach to new players as a trait. The battle ability seems quite good…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Shiba Jouta Experienced

This preview comes from the mothership, Shiba Jouta Experienced. This yojimbo is quite strong.  The stat line is OK (a 4/4 for 9 gold and only 2 personal honor). His ability is quite strong.  A Range 5 Attack does kill a lot of stuff.  Being able to perform that at…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Consuming Weakness

Up first today is Consuming Weakness. While this is an unopposed force bonus, it is still quite restrictive as you have to remove a dead personality from the game. The question I have is it going to matter?  Currently, the only force pump used from Strategies is blanket force bonus…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Shosuro Toson Experienced 2

This preview comes from the mothership, Shosuro Toson Exp 2. Toson has been in hiding for a long time as he hasn’t been seen since Diamond Edition. A 4/4 for 9 gold is in line with his basic and experienced versions. His reaction is very strong if you hit a…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Dragon – Masters of Niten

This week’s Emperor Edition theme belongs to the Dragon Clan.  Last week, I spoke of the fact that the Dragon clan has some strange and different schools of thought.  Most among the Empire believe that you should wield your Katana, your soul, in battle and wield you Wakizashi, your honor,…

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Before the Dawn Preview: En’you

This preview comes to us from Facebook. En’you was a card won at a storyline tournament so I shudder to think what the creator was thinking. His 2/2 body for 2 gold is extremely cheap but the additional cost of removing a Fate card in your hand from the game…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Sly Deceiver

Friday’s preview from the Mothership is up. The Faceless Ninja are back with a vengeance with Sly Deceiver. Those of you that remember Ninja Shapeshifter will have already fallen in love with this card. Granted, it doesn’t copy force, chi or personal honor but it does copy just about every…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Elemental Ring Tricks

Pardon the title, I wasn’t sure how to word it.  These two previews were provide to TCGPlayer.com. First up is Brothers of Goemon.  Matsu Goemon was a member of Toturi’s Army back in the day who was elevated to position of Fortune of Heroes during the Bloodspeakers Arc.  Nice to…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Crab

Our friends, Master Coin and Master Steel, just delivered the Crab clan previews and I must say that I am quite impressed. Up first is the first ever stronghold with the Experienced trait, Kyuden Hida Exp. It has typical stats for a Crab box as an 8/4/3. As you can…

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