Seeds of Decay Information

With the Empire continually distracted by the conflict with the Dark Naga, the samurai in the distant Colonies slip farther from the traditions of their homeland and embrace more pragmatic means of accomplishing their duties. Championing this new philosophy are the proscribed texts of Fudo, an ancient and censored prophet…

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The Shadow’s Embrace: Mantis Clan Previews

Our fellow Kolat, Dan Dineen, has posted the Mantis Clan Previews over at The Kobune Port. Also, the L5R Countdown page has posted its card of the day, the Strategy Duel to First Blood.

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Embers of War: Mantis Clan Review

Let’s review the Mantis Clan cards from Kyuden Mantis Forums in Embers of War: Kitsune Haruki is a boxable Earth Shugenja that spawns a 2/2/3 Deer Spirit that lets you gain 2 Honor if another player has more Family Honor than you. This deck is very strong against military, just…

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Kotei 2012: Week 11 Winners

I would like to congratulate the winners from Week 11 of the Kotei Season: Ontario, CA Case Kiyonaga wins with Mantis (Mantis Magistrates) Location – D3-3 Find – Gaijin Shipwreck Personality – Yoritomo Tarao Name – The Kamis’ Fall Rotterdam, Netherlands Marcus Finger wins with Lion Tactigons Location – D1-2…

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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: Mantis Clan Previews

This previews were found at our Mantis brethren forum, http://themantisclan.com/. First up is Kitsune Gina. A 4 PH earth shugenja for 7 gold + a 2/2 3PH Fox that shrinks their armies seems great.  The only problem with that little Fox Spirit is that he actually has to be at…

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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 Themes: Mantis – Children of Thunder

Few clans have the devastating power of the Mantis.  When the Thunder Dragon forsakes his own divinity for Yoritomo, the Son of Storms, to be elevated to the status of Kami, the Thunder Dragon is expelled from the Heavens.  The Mantis now guard the mystical Thunder Dragon, and in return,…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Mantis – Economic Warfare

As a Kolat, this theme is near and dear to my heart.  Economic Warfare is a very new theme to the game.  Mantis began the Celestial Arc as the only clan with the theme.  With Emperor Edition, the theme also moves  over to Crab (Yasuki / Kolat) as well. First,…

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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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