Emperor Edition: Mantis Clan Previews Set 2

This previews were found at our Mantis brethren forum, http://themantisclan.com/: First up is this interesting spell for the Kitsune Honor deck, Chikushudo’s Trickery.  An open action that forces one of your opponent’s personalities to attack and you get to assign 2 Nonhuman Spirits to defend.  So I get to kill…

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Emperor Edition: Crane Clan Preview Set 2

  This previews were found at the Home of the Crane Clan, http://homeofthecraneclan.com/: I can’t really complain though about getting the Asahina House Guard except I wanted Daidoji House Guard.  Anyway, the ability is useful to straighten your bowed guy and gains you an honor. Asahina Keigo is the Soul…

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Emperor Edition: Scorpion Clan Previews Group 2

These previews were found at the Dojo of Lies: Bayushi Manami is a vanilla boxable Yojimbo Paragon.  Bayushi Rentatsu is the Soul of Bayushi Goshiu Experinced 3 from Soul of the Empire.  This guy was brutal back in the day and he is brutal now.  Odd that he isn’t loyal…

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Emperor Edition: Phoenix Clan Previews #2

These previews were observed by our informants within the Gisei Toshi Forums: Agasha Ryo is the Soul of Agasha Seruma from Diamond Edition.  Her reaction is useful in allowing you to see another dynasty card the turn she enters play.  Asako House Guard is a new Unique follower for the…

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Emperor Edition: Dragon Clan Previews

These previews are from our informants at The Dragon Clan Forums: The Soul of Kitsuki Nakai (Empire at War), Kitsuki Kinaro has gone through one change.  He is no longer a Samurai.  This is actually a benefit as the Dragon Clan actually needed more Courtiers.  This will be a benefit…

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Emperor Edition: Mantis Clan Strongholds

Today’s final Emperor Edition design diary on L5R.com was written by Thomas Kwong and spoiled the Mantis Clan Strongholds: The Economic Warfare box, Kalani’s Landing, produces the most gold for any stronghold ever (granted it is over several phases).  Depending on how many actions rely on gold cost, the stronghold…

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Emperor Edition: Crane Clan Strongholds

Today on L5R.com design diary, Bryan Reese spoiled the Crane Clan Strongholds: The Stronghold for the Iron Crane, Hidden Falls Dojo, certainly is very interesting.  I like the ability to assign Scouts after Cavalry Maneuvers Segment but you still somewhat are telegraphing where you are going.  Still if you are…

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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: Scorpion Clan Strongholds

Today on L5R.com design diary, the 4 Scorpion Clan strongholds were revealed. The Box from Second City, Law of Darkness Dojo, was reprinted for The Underhand.  I’ve reviewed this one a couple of times already so I won’t bore you again. The box for Political Warfare is absolutely nasty.  It’s…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Scorpion – The Underhand

Few ever dare to cross a Scorpion Magistrate.  It is a mistake the some make, and it is usually their last. At the beginning of Celestial Edition, DT plan for Scorpion Magistrates began with Seven Stings Keep.  While the stronghold itself was not that bad, it wasn’t that great either. …

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