Embers of War: Crab Clan Previews

These previews were found out our Crab brethren at the Crab Clan Catastrophe: Hida Bakishi is certainly a welcome sight to Berserker players.  He’s 7 force for 9 gold and has an actually ability (rather than a detriment like Hida Horu).  Hiruma Moritoki is a blank Crab Scout with 4…

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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: Mantis Clan Strongholds

Today’s final Emperor Edition design diary on L5R.com was written by Thomas Kwong and spoiled the Mantis Clan Strongholds: The Economic Warfare box, Kalani’s Landing, produces the most gold for any stronghold ever (granted it is over several phases).  Depending on how many actions rely on gold cost, the stronghold…

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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: Mantis – Economic Warfare

As a Kolat, this theme is near and dear to my heart.  Economic Warfare is a very new theme to the game.  Mantis began the Celestial Arc as the only clan with the theme.  With Emperor Edition, the theme also moves  over to Crab (Yasuki / Kolat) as well. First,…

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Forgotten Legacy: Economic Repercussions & Petty Squabbles

AEG declared a holiday today, Economic Warfare for the Kolat!  From L5R.com countdown page, Economic Repercussions is a card intended to punish the opponent if it stays in play or by costing them gold.  My only problem with the card itself is they can discard the Imperial Favor instead of…

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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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