Emperor Edition: Crab Clan Previews #2

These card previews were brought to us by Yasuki Jinn-Kuen and the rest of the Coin Sect at The Crab Clan Catastrophe Forums: First up is Hida Horu, the soul of Hida Hebi from The Harbringer.  He’s taking the province alone or he’s not taking it at all.  Here’s another…

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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 Themes: Scorpion – The Underhand

Few ever dare to cross a Scorpion Magistrate.  It is a mistake the some make, and it is usually their last. At the beginning of Celestial Edition, DT plan for Scorpion Magistrates began with Seven Stings Keep.  While the stronghold itself was not that bad, it wasn’t that great either. …

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Emperor Edition Themes: Scorpion – Political Warfare

Few themes are as automatic as this one.  The Great Clans have learned to fear the Scorpion in the courtroom.  While the Crane use political warfare for their own honor, the Scorpion use it to dishonor their opponents. Even after 16 years, this theme not only remains a constant, but…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Phoenix – Inquisitors

Ah, no one expects the Phoenix Inquisition.  This theme has many cards in Before the Dawn (and as a Kolat boy am I scarred). Let’s go over some history here.  The Inquisitors are an extremely new theme.  Before Celestial Arc, they had a total of 3 cards.  During Celestial, Phoenix…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Favors

Today’s L5R BtD Countdown card is Favors. Both Courtier based Honor and Dishonor are going to like this card. Right now, there is little downside to this card (other than you have to bow your Courtier and it has a 2 Focus Value). I certainly wouldn’t want to play it…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Scars of War

Today’s preview card comes from L5R.com, Scars of War. They printed Bayushi Hisoka from Samurai Edition on a fate card at -1 honor loss but with a better ability. Scars of War is a strong dishonor card as losing 1 honor each time it bows or an ability on it…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Crab – Economic Warfare

Several weeks ago, AEG began releasing their planned themes for each clan for Emperor Edition.  Today, I begin a review of each of those themes. Economic Warfare is a fairly new theme in L5R.  Right now the Mantis seem to have a monopoly on this theme.  Currently they employ an…

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