2011 The Imperial Governor

The following is Daniel Walker’s World Championship deck list and tournament report found on the AEG forums. **Note: This is the first time that an Unaligned Stronghold ever won Worlds.  This is also the first and only time that Mantis has ever made the finals at Worlds.** Gen Con: Played…

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2009 The Burden of Duty

The following tournament report and decklist by Andrew Ornatov was extracted from the Ryoko Owari forums. Short report: Rounds 1 – 7. I bring a lot of goblins into play, and opponents can’t deal with it. Round 8. Me and Greg Wong go to time, and roll a die. I…

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2010 Love and Madness

The following tournament report and decklist from Maxime Despretz was extracted from the Ryoko Owari forums.  Some editing was done for translation purposes. Report: Friday: I gland with my illusion, and is 2/2 to winner’s choice, this is another story … Saturday: I will try a big effort of memory…

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Second City: Phoenix Clan

These cards were originally previewed at Gisei Toshi Phoenix Forum. The Phoenix typically don’t get many Courtiers.  This personality has a nice ability on a fragile body.  Four chi is awesome but being only a Courtier doesn’t really hit any the themes previewed. When did Merlin join the Phoenix?  His…

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GenCon 2011: Bounty for the Imperial Governor

Today, the Kolat have decided to get involved in the Colonies and are seeking the position of Imperial Governor.  As I am unable to attend myself, a bounty is to be offered to the winner of the GenCon 2011 main event for the following: The amount of $500 if the…

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Second City: Effortless Counterattack

This card was originally previewed on L5R’s Facebook page. Swift Counterattack was a card that saw very little play.  Granted this actually has a better proactive action but I’m still not convinced.  It might get some early arc play though depending on how much taking additional action go on. The…

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Second City: Lion Clan

These card were originally previewed on the Castle of the Swift Sword Forums. No range attack for you!  Not that his reaction is really strong, but it is decent and it will get some use early in the arc.  Now him + Iron Will is going to be straight up…

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Second City: Katana of Fire Experienced

This card was originally previewed on L5R’s Facebook page. Another spell that creates a second attachment.  Katana of Fire Experienced creates a devastating blade to cut down (or burn) your enemies.  Interesting spell as there have been only a couple of cards that are Experienced and not unique.  Certainly good…

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Second City: Crab Clan

These cards were originally previewed on the Crab Clan Catastrophe Forum. What’s big, nasty, and something you don’t want to face on the battlefield?  HIDA! 8 Force for 10 Gold is bad enough but then DT decided to give it a PK action.  The only liabilities this card has is…

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Second City: Blade of Champions

This card was originally previewed on L5R’s Facebook page. Even with the odd gold cost, this card is great.  Kensei will be the deck will use this card and use it well.  The Kolat Informant “There is no escape from the Tiger.” @Kolat_Informant on Twitter

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