11/28 L5R.com Countdown, Facebook, and L5R Chile Preview

This was intercepted by our informants from L5R Chile, the reprint from The Plague War, Successful Bounty. This is absolutely a brutal event for Magistrate and Courtier based dishonor decks, more so for Magistrate builds. The Facebook preview today is a reprint from Hidden Emperor 2 / Gold Edition, the…

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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: Spider Clan Previews

These previews were brought to you by our spies within Shinden Fu Leng: Let’s start with Daigotsu Aya, the Soul of Setsuko XP (originally from The Plague War).  First off, the honor loss has been changed to a 2 honor loss rather than her original 4 honor loss.  Now her…

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Emperor Edition: Dragon Clan Strongholds

In today’s Design Diary article on L5R.com, Thomas Kwong revealed the 4 Dragon Clan Strongholds in Emperor Edition. We saw this stronghold in Second City.  The Defenders of the Mountains theme will be in good hands with the box returning. The Kensei box this arc is amazing.  Dragon Guard City…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Dragon – Warrior Monks of Togashi

The mystical Monks of the Dragon Clan have been one of my favorite themes throughout the game’s history.  Many players do not know this but before I became a Mantis, I was originally a Brotherhood of Shinsei player.  When the Yoritomo’s Alliance left Rokugan at the beginning of Gold Edition…

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Forgotten Legacy: Asako Karachu & Shiba Sawaken

Phoenix personalities are the previews from L5R.com FL countdown page.  First up is Asako Karachu, a simple Monk with a simple trait, after he bows, straighten him.  While this ability may seem simple, it is quite powerful.  He laughs at control cards that bow him and he can use cards…

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Forgotten Legacy: Hunter of Harmony and Steadfast Defense

Today L5R shows some more monk love today on L5R.com.  Hunter of Harmony might have one of the more powerful effects printed on it for Enlightenment that has ever been printed.  Recursion, especially on the Fate side, has been one of the most powerful effects in the game’s history.  The…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Phoenix – The Path of Man

Ah, the Path of Man, now this is a theme I can deal with. The Asako family is one that has had many personalities printed for it but mostly they have been shugenja.  Most of the Asako monks that have been printed have been bloodspeakers.  That makes predicting what the…

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