TOH Legacy Deck: The Great Walls of Rokugan

Now that you know about the TOH Legacy format, let’s talk more about what you can do. There is so much room for innovation with 20 years worth of cards. While I am more of a ‘Spike’ player, I do enjoy looking deep into deck design and love playing complicated decks. …

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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: Lion – Ancestral Reverence

This is a very interesting new theme for the Lion. Since the death of the Ancestor card type, DT has been looking for away to work ancestral reverence into game play. The Kitsu family has seen personalities printed that either create personalities (spirits) or copy abilities on your dead personalities …

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Forgotten Legacy: Duel of Haiku & Accidental Confession

Today L5R.com drops 2 previews for honor based tactics.  Duel of Haiku, a Political Open strategy that starts a duel of personal honor, is the first of its kind in a while.  The winner only gains 1 honor but the loser bows and dishonors the losing personality.  This being an …

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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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Emperor Edition Themes: Mantis – Spirits of Kitsune Mori

  Back in Fire and Shadow at the end of the Jade Arc, Yoritomo’s Alliance was coming apart at the seams. The Fox clan (Kitsune family) had decided to try and split from the Alliance thanks to the intervention of the Crane. It still welcomed other ‘minor’ clans of the …

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