Emperor Edition: Lion Clan Strongholds

In today’s Design Diary article on L5R.com, Loki spoiled the 4 Lion Clan strongholds. I’m sure we all expected to see this one.  I am glad that DT didn’t change this box like they did with VPI in Celestial.  The only change they made to the box was the wording…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Lion – Students of Akodo

Few themes have a storied history as the Akodo Tacticians.  But how has this theme changed? For the longest time, tactical actions were only taken during battle.  That may not be the case anymore.  Sun Doru back in Samurai was the first Tactician with a Tactical Open action to have…

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Emperor Edition: Demo Deck Strongholds

Today I’d like to take on the topic of the new Emperor Edition Demo Decks. They debuted at Gen*Con this year.  I already had a post on the Rules Changes earlier, now lets get down to the Strongholds. To go with the Sons of Hida theme, Halls of the Forgotten…

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Second City: Lion Clan

These card were originally previewed on the Castle of the Swift Sword Forums. No range attack for you!  Not that his reaction is really strong, but it is decent and it will get some use early in the arc.  Now him + Iron Will is going to be straight up…

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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: Ikoma Tsukasa & Kitsu Kagako

Lion’s last 2 previews for Forgotten Legacy on L5R.com are a Scout and a Shugenja.  Tsukama is a powerful effect if you control a terrain.  With the change that we have seen in terrains, there is a good chance that the Lion scout build will be quite powerful. Now this…

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Forgotten Legacy: Akodo Tsudoken Experienced and Matsu Koyama

Today’s cards were originally previewed on L5R.com FL countdown page. Akodo Tsudoken Experienced is a 5F 9G Lion Commander and Tactician.  His ability to straighten himself and then either bow or straighten another personality is good.  His original version from Death at Koten had him straighten a unit.  Granted, the…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Asako Heiwa, Akodo Kobi Exp, Brothers in Battle and Too Close to Home

My apologize for rant day yesterday.  We all get worked up over stuff at times.  That is one reason I took a break during Celestial. First up is L5R.com countdown BtD preview and wow am I impressed. Akodo Kobi Experienced is very expensive for Lion at 9 gold but she…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Daigotsu Yajinden Experienced 3 and Pride of the Hand

Today’s L5R.com BtD countdown preview is Daigotsu Yajinden Experienced 3. Let’s see, returning dead personalities to play (for free no less) is an amazing ability even if it is only until the turn ends when he leaves for Yomi. Let’s hope there isn’t away to have discard personalities become dead…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Lion

Typically, you don’t hear the words honorable and Kolat in the same sentence.  Agreed, Akodo Kage was a revered sensei of the Lion clan at one time, so I guess that clears the way for this set of preview, the Lion. Their new stronghold, Shamate Keep, does not contain a…

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