Journal of the Tiger: Daggers

In the month of the Dog in the Year 2016 by the Isawa Calendar This is normally a wonderful time of year.  Usually I am in Indianapolis this time of year for Gen*Con but do to L5R not being around this year, I decided to skip this year’s event. I …

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Final Haiku: A Gift from the L5R Story Team

For L5Rers out there: The Story Team has put together one final batch of fics as a gift to all of you. This fiction package is up at http://www.spookyelectriconline.com/L5R-OnyxDawn-LoRes.pdf for now, and will be going up on Kaze No Shiro for long term storage once we work out some technical …

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Shiro Big Deck Rules Update: Tanuki Edition

Our spies among the Clans found the following information posted by Antonio Calderon on the L5R Facebook group: A new edition and some changes for BigDeck: Hello folks. I’d like to share with you the official rulebook of BigDeck! There’s a link to this document at shirobigdeck.com as well. The …

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TOH update on Cavalry Rules

A new update view Kwek to the TOH Rules regarding Cavalry: ANNOUNCEMENT [Cavalry] Cavalry has been a long-standing issue since the Rule Set rolled out. Unlike Naval, Blood Money, and ugh Gifting – we were looking at cards that have a huge chunk in the pool and was not designed …

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The Obsidian Hand bans Moshi Eihime

We received a report of a new addition to the Obsidian Hand ban list: This card had been placed on the Obsidian Hand’s watchlist.  It was initially abused at the time when we were utilizing Jose’s Eternal ruleset; however, given that it still works in Obsidian Hand, we needed to take …

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A Legacy Ruleset to Enjoy

After some research, lengthy discussions, and a few games, I have hereby disband my attempt at creating a base ruleset.  The reason that I came to this conclusion is due to the fact that one already exists. As many of you know, there are groups who play legacy formats constantly. …

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New Player Driven Format: Voting on Basic Rules

A few weeks ago, I posted an article about a Player Driven Format similar to the Star Wars Players Committee here and we let the players decide whether we would continue to pursue this endeavor.  Of the votes received, 56.1% chose Yes and 21.1% chose Maybe. Today, we begin looking in …

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Choosing Our Path: 2016 Players Championship Series Story Choice

It has come to my attention that players not only want to continue to play the great, original game but they also want to continue to affect the storyline of L5R. As I wish to adhere to the items that Fantasy Flight Games has set forth, to do something like …

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The End Has Come and A Look To The Future

As of this past weekend, the last of the events of the AEG version of the Legend of the 5 Rings CCG have been completed. With that, the second longest running CCG has come to an official end. This year started out as a great year personally for me as I had found …

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Kage Sensei: Designing a Kenjutsu Kata

With our new downtime in L5R, I thought it was time to talk more about Kenjutsu Kata (also known as L5R cube) design and drafting.  We have so many cards now that are now obsolete, we need a good use for them.  Today’s lesson is about how to design your …

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