Embers of War: Crane Clan Previews

These previews where found by are informants within the Home of the Crane Clan: Asahina Konomi is a 2/5 for 7 gold 4 PH Shugenja Artisan for the Defenders of the Temple theme.  The big issue here is that she is another blank (even though the artisan trait could be…

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Emperor Edition: Crane Clan Preview Set 2

  This previews were found at the Home of the Crane Clan, http://homeofthecraneclan.com/: I can’t really complain though about getting the Asahina House Guard except I wanted Daidoji House Guard.  Anyway, the ability is useful to straighten your bowed guy and gains you an honor. Asahina Keigo is the Soul…

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Emperor Edition: Crane Clan Previews

This previews were found at the Home of the Crane Clan, http://homeofthecraneclan.com/: Let’s start with a new personality, one from the demo deck, Asahina Michiru.  Death negation is always a strong ability.  Michiru gives the Defender of the Temples theme a way to defend without getting their important personalities killed. …

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Emperor Edition: Crane Clan Strongholds

Today on L5R.com design diary, Bryan Reese spoiled the Crane Clan Strongholds: The Stronghold for the Iron Crane, Hidden Falls Dojo, certainly is very interesting.  I like the ability to assign Scouts after Cavalry Maneuvers Segment but you still somewhat are telegraphing where you are going.  Still if you are…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Crane – Keepers of the Peace

Even in times of peace, the law of Rokugan must be upheld.  There are few clans whose magistrates bring more honor than the Crane. The Crane Magistrates theme hasn’t ever been a full theme until now.  The Crane have always been able to win by honor and have occasionally had…

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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: Crane Clan

These cards were originally previewed on The Crane Clan Forums. Seems like every clan is getting a 10 gold personality.  This shugenja has a lot of good abilities.  Straightens a temple holding as an Open will certain help gold work.  The second ability, the main reason you’d want to play…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Crane – Iron Crane

Back at the Dawn of the Empire, Doji Hayaku founded the Daidoji family, the military arm of the Crane Clan.  Typically, the Daidoji usual defend against clans who march against the Crane but they are equally as strong being offensive.The Iron Crane replaced the Harriers as the dominate military theme…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Crane – Political Warfare

Continuing to catch up, let’s go over the Crane Political Warfare theme. The Crane have throughout their history dominated the courts of Rokugan.  The last couple of arcs has seen the increase in Scorpion/Dragon alliance in the courts but after this 25 year gap between the end of the War…

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Forgotten Legacy: Daidoji Takichi and Doji Hakuseki Experienced 2

Both of the following cards were originally previewed on L5R.com FL Countdown page. Daidoji Takichi is an exceptional scout.  4F for 7 gold is a strong Iron Crane and 3 PH. His ability to remove himself and another personality at this battlefield to another battlefield is a great ability.  The…

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