Spring 2015 Kotei Season – Week 9, 10, & 11 Report

(Author note: My apologies, loyal Kolat readers! In the last few weeks my wife and I closed on a new house, moved into said house, I battled a rather nasty illness, and had my hard drive fail and leave with no computer access for several days. I’ll be quick with …

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Spring 2015 Kotei Season – Week 8 Report

With week 8 of the 2015 Spring Kotei we start to see darkness looming on the horizon. There have been ominous signs of the Spider preparing to ride a tide of Jigoku itself through the Empire. Rokugan as we know it may never be the same. It seems that the …

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Spring 2015 Kotei Season – Week 7 Report

For anyone following the Kotei season, you may have noticed a little bit of a stir after last week’s Kotei. The Mantis’ sacking of Scorpion icons brought a promise of vengeance from the Scorpion. Then Jack Murray selected for the Spider to corrupt the Shrine of Yoritomo and things got …

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Spring 2015 Kotei Season – Week 5 Report

The time has arrived! We have witnessed the official end of Ivory Edition in sanctioned tournament play. The Ivory Kotei have been interesting. We first saw the high powered remnants of Emperor Edition wreaking havoc on the Ivory environment, then later a somewhat more balanced environment as Strict became the …

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Spring 2015 Kotei Season – Week 4 Report

Sorry for the late update, faithful Kolat Informant readers. Since it’s already late in the week I’ll keep this brief. Week 4 of the Kotei season was a small one with only one Kotei. The Lion Festival of the Kami saw the last Kotei in Ivory Arc in Calgary, Alberta, …

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Knoxville Spring Kotei 2015 Report – 9th Place

First Day of the Month of the Hare – Kotei Week: I had to miss the Atlanta Kotei due to the massive amount of ice that hit the Middle Tennessee area two weeks ago and I wasn’t about to miss the Farewell for Donny and Gio in Knoxville no matter …

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Spring 2015 Kotei Season – Week 2 Report

Once again my spies and informants have been bringing news of hard-fought battles. The Ascension of the Mantis Festival brought us three Kotei, and rather appropriately the Mantis Clan has taken an early lead for this season. First up we had a Kotei in Quezon City, Philippines. Despite a massive …

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Spring 2015 Kotei Season – Week 1 Report

Yesterday marked the momentous occasion of the first Kotei of the Spring 2015 season! Our Silken Sect agents have come from far and wide to bring news of great battles. As the people of Ryoko Owari Toshi celebrated Liberation Day, our samurai marched to battle. First up is the Atlanta Kotei. …

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20F Delay and Preview Schedule

Our network of informants have intercepted an important message: Well it looks like it is going to take longer for 20 Festivals to reach us (thanks to both the shipping AND the US Port issue).  Now it is slated for mid-April :/ In the meantime, previews will be posted via the …

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Kage Sensei: Understanding Metagaming in L5R

With Kotei season about to begin, I though this would be a good lesson to talk about for those players wanting to move up from casual level to competitive level. L5R is a complex game but understanding metagaming is a lesson on its own.