Gempukku – An Introduction to L5R

With the impending relaunch in sight and the information drop coming on April 19th, I felt it was time to begin a new recruitment article.  This article is for those who have never heard of Legend of the Five Rings before. Note: I have no advanced knowledge of Fantasy Flight…

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Shiro Big Deck Rules Update: Tanuki Edition

Our spies among the Clans found the following information posted by Antonio Calderon on the L5R Facebook group: A new edition and some changes for BigDeck: Hello folks. I’d like to share with you the official rulebook of BigDeck! There’s a link to this document at shirobigdeck.com as well. The…

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Thunderous Acclaim Draft Review – Overview

Previous articles: Common Dynasty Common Fate Uncommon Dynasty and Sensei Uncommon Fate Rare Dynasty Rare Fate – Hello and welcome back. So now we’ve gotten the card by card out of the way it’s time to start looking at the format as a whole. Compassion I’m on the fence about…

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Thunderous Acclaim Draft Review – Rare Fate

Previous articles: Common Dynasty Common Fate Uncommon Dynasty and Sensei Uncommon Fate Rare Dynasty Followers Conscription Officer This is pretty slow but being able to spread the followers is very good at blanking a lot of effects. Junghar Regulars It’s a little slow and not as good as the common…

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Thunderous Acclaim Draft Review – Rare Dynasty

Previous articles: Common Dynasty Common Fate Uncommon Dynasty and Sensei Uncommon Fate – Before we start today I’d like to point your attention towards an article offering a different vantage point on the building blocks of drafting from Mark Armitage and Rory Heffernan. Take the time to read it over, it’s…

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Thunderous Acclaim Draft Review – Uncommon Fate

Previous Parts: Common Dynasty Common Fate Uncommon Dynasty and Sensei Followers Village Defenders There are few relevant Ashigaru to straighten so I wouldn’t raise your hopes over this one unless you’ve picked up a couple of Fresh Recruits. Items Flawless Naginata This looks a step below the best big common…

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Thunderous Acclaim Draft Review – Uncommon Dynasty & Sensei

Previous articles: Common Dynasty Common Fate Events Exodus of the Spider Without Hira Sensei the opportunity cost of running this over a personality is too high for most decks. Holdings Bamboo Irrigation This does nowhere near enough to warrant inclusion in the majority of decks. Combat Drill Field If you’re…

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Thunderous Acclaim Draft Review – Common Fate

Previous parts: Common Dynasty Followers Caravan Guards It’s usually going to be too cost prohibitive in the early game where it’s at it’s best but this is still a reasonable option for honour players. Fresh Recruits Outside of Ashigaru personalities these get better in multiples as you can attach them…

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Thunderous Acclaim Draft Review – Common Dynasty

Hi folks, I’m excited to be back to begin the set review for the first Twenty Festivals expansion, Thunderous Acclaim. For those of you aren’t familiar with the format for my reviews it goes a little something like this: Common Dynasty Common Fate Uncommon Dynasty and Sensei Uncommon Fate Rare…

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Announcements and Constructed Musings

Hello again, I just want to take a minute to address my article from a few weeks back. I’m well aware that some people came away with the impression that I thought Europeans were worse than Americans at deck building and deck selection. That simply isn’t the case. Clearly I…

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