Second City: Unicorn Clan

These cards were originally previewed on the Unicorn Clan Forums, Children of the Wind. Moto Jun-Ni is a total bad@$$ commander.  First off, he has the demon slayer trait.  Second, he gets to attach followers from any discard pile.  Wait! Any discard pile?  Crap, Mantis Commanders are bad enough with…

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Second City: Kuronada Experienced 2

This card was originally previewed on L5R.com’s Facebook page. Can I get a redo on the artwork?  Other than that, Kuronada is an absolute house.  For 10 gold, you get a 6/5 with more traits that most clan champions have + a PK ability to boot.  The new ronin legend…

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Second City: Scorpion Clan

These cards were originally previewed on the Dojo of Lies Forums. The first stronghold with the Dojo trait, Law of Darkness Dojo is an interesting box.  First off, this box looks like it could be used both as a defensive dishonor box but it could also be used as a…

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Second City: Remote Village

This card was originally previewed on L5R’s Facebook page. As a long time player of the game, the loss of Jade Works (and free holding) in Diamond Edition really changed the way gold schemes worked in the game.  Today, the return of the 3 for 3 holding for every clan…

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Second City: Mantis Clan

These cards were originally previewed on Kyuden Mantis Forums. Kyuden Kitsune Experienced is the Mantis box designed for honor.  The movement negation is a great trait.  The honor gain and starting honor is where I have issues with this box.  In a world where Dragon/Crane/Phoenix/Lion have dedicated honor runners, I…

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Second City: Harsh Choices

This card comes from L5R Facebook page. This certainly is a Harsh Choice.  I can see the application in Military vs. Honor/Dishonor/Enlightenment or in Control vs. Control but in the Military vs. Military match-up unless your up 2 or 3 provinces I can hardly see it being used. The Kolat…

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Second City: Dragon Clan

My apologizes about the speed at which these went up. There was certainly a lot to analysis with these previews curtsey of the Dragon Clan Forum. To me, this stronghold might be more annoying and more powerful than Last Step Castle.  Dragon’s Breath Castle basically forces you to attack it…

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Final Kotei Statistics

Lets take a look at the final stats from the Kotei Season: Crab 29 45 20 6 12 20 20 34 30 17 11 17 27 17 25 11 21 44 406 Crane 36 47 20 5 16 34 37 40 23 11 13 23 25 23 30 7 24…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Crab – Siege Warfare

Today’s Emperor Edition Theme on L5R.com is Crab Siege Warfare. A little history for you.  The Kaiu family are the foremost engineers in the Empire.  Since the Crab have to rebuild constantly from attacks from the Shadowlands, no clan is more proficient in this skill.  The Carpenter Wall has had…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Crane – Political Warfare

Continuing to catch up, let’s go over the Crane Political Warfare theme. The Crane have throughout their history dominated the courts of Rokugan.  The last couple of arcs has seen the increase in Scorpion/Dragon alliance in the courts but after this 25 year gap between the end of the War…

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