Emperor Edition: Crab Clan Previews

These card previews were brought to us by Yasuki Jinn-Kuen and the rest of the Coin Sect at The Crab Clan Catastrophe Forums: Hida Bushotsu is a generic 7 force 8 gold berserker. Nothing exciting but still has a use early in the arc. Next up is the Little Bear,…

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Emperor Edition: Crab Clan Strongholds

Today on L5R.com, Bryan Reese spoiled the 4 Crab Clan Strongholds for Emperor Edition: The Siege Warfare theme is going to be a tough shell to crack.  9 Province strength, a Ranged 5 attack, and gain 2 honor?  I know the Kaiu were good but geez.  Honor / Dishonor /…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Crab – Hiruma Snipers

Since the Dawn of the Empire, the Hiruma family have been the Scouts of the Crab Clan.  Without their tireless efforts, the Crab Clan nor the rest of the Empire would remain safe from the evil that lurks in the Shadowlands. The Hiruma Snipers will be cheaper (gold cost) wise…

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Emperor Edition: Demo Deck Strongholds

Today I’d like to take on the topic of the new Emperor Edition Demo Decks. They debuted at Gen*Con this year.  I already had a post on the Rules Changes earlier, now lets get down to the Strongholds. To go with the Sons of Hida theme, Halls of the Forgotten…

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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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Emperor Edition Themes: Crab – Sons of Hida

 Few clans scare me on the battlefield like the Crab (and I’m a Mantis, technically a brother to the Crab). The Crab Berserkers (the dead-eyes) are the fiercest fighters anywhere in Rokugan.  You can see why, as they guard the wall protecting Rokugan from the deadly abominations of the Shadowlands.…

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Forgotten Legacy: Intimidation

Little behind today, err, yesterday as it were.  L5R FL countdown card is Intimidation.  I had know idea Berserkers did harpoon but it makes sense.  They anger your personality and drag them into battle. The Kolat Informant “There is no escape from the Tiger.” @Kolat_Informant on Twitter

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Emperor Edition Themes: Crab – Siege Warfare

Today’s Emperor Edition Theme on L5R.com is Crab Siege Warfare. A little history for you.  The Kaiu family are the foremost engineers in the Empire.  Since the Crab have to rebuild constantly from attacks from the Shadowlands, no clan is more proficient in this skill.  The Carpenter Wall has had…

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Forgotten Legacy: Hida Fubatsu Experienced and Toritaka Chokichi

The following cards were originally previewed on L5R.com. I had forgotten that Fubatsu was a Naga.  Anyway, Fubatsu has more traits than I’ve seen on a non Clan Champion in a long time.  By the way, the glow in the dark eyes are disturbing.  He has the standard artisan ability…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Kaiu Iemasa, Beautiful Host, Rumormonger, The Crimson Mark, and Tsubute

There are a lot of cards that have been previewed today, so let’s get started. First up is the card from L5R.com, Kaiu Iemasa. This card was designed from the Winner’s Choice events and I must say that it is certainly interesting.  He is the first Crab Clan personality that…

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