To Honor the Fallen

Social media has been a buzz the last few days over the loss of one of L5R player’s, Josh Davis. Today, a message from the Imperial Palace entitled A Moment of Silence was posted by Bryan Reese and written by Stephen Ryan: A phoenix rises from its ashes alit, aflame, aglow, an…

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Torn Asunder – The Phoenix

The Phoenix previews took some work to smuggle through the Inquisitors. We had some trouble getting the preview through the Imperial Palace today as we had to Overpower them.

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Honor and Treachery – Older reprints in the Phoenix deck

We have intercepted these from the Imperial Palace, the older reprints in the Phoenix deck: Devoted Yojimbo was originally printed in The Truest Test.  This is useful follower for the Phoenix deck against the Scorpion deck.  I can’t see this getting any use in Emperor Arc however. Earth’s Embrace was…

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Honor and Treachery – Older reprints in the Scorpion deck

Found by our spies in the Imperial Palace, here is a review of the older reprints in the Scorpion deck: Bushi Dojo was last printed back in Gold Edition, while the artwork hearkens back to the cards’ original printing back in Forbidden Knowledge.  This card continues the simplistic design of this learn to play…

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Honor and Treachery – Cards with Alternate Art

Our agents have found cards with new artwork for Honor and Treachery, some that will become Emperor Edition legal for the first time: Block Supply Lines was already legal for Emperor Edition.  This is a simple card to understand so again DT did a great job here.  Other than the…

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Honor and Treachery – Rest of the ‘New’ Cards

I used the word ‘new’ with a grain of salt as most of these cards are reprints of older personalities (aka Soul of).  Take note, that after communicating with the Oracle of the Void, each of the non-unique cards that have been previewed so far are printed in triplicate (3…

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Honor and Treachery – New Personalities

Our Imperial Spies have reported the sighting of new personalities: Bayushi Kasumi is a simple personality.  A blank 4/3 for 7 (I mean 5, both these decks are military).  Kasumi has the Elite keyword which is important with the Towers of the Yogo since Kasumi will still contribute his 4…

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Honor and Treachery – Strongholds, Champions, and Border Keep Inexperienced

From the Imperial Palace comes the first previews from this Learn to Play set: The Sacred Temple of the Phoenix was the original printed stronghold from way back in Imperial Edition.  This stronghold is completely reasonable for a Learn to Play box as it is simple to read and use.…

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Honor and Treachery Learn to Play Set

Our agents have intercepted this information from the Imperial Palace: In the heart of the Scorpion Clan lands, a samurai dies, and a war begins. Hopelessly divided over a matter of honor, the scholarly Phoenix Clan and the sinister Scorpion Clan find themselves at odds in a manner that cannot…

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Embers of War: Phoenix Clan Previews

These previews were acquired via our spies at Phoenix Clan Forum: Asako Kikugoro is a boxable Henshin with the ability to manipulate your Dynasty deck.  If you are looking to have some cheap force and bash face, his force to gold ratio is awesome.  His ability seems good. Asako Megu…

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