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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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: Scorpion Clan Previews

Our informants have located the Scorpion Clan Previews over at the Dojo of Lies Forums. They have also located the L5R Countdown card of the day, the Strategy Thuggish Techniques.

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Embers of War: 4/21 L5R.com Preview

Normally we try to stay away from the Scorpion but I think the Kolat will enjoy this card. Today’s L5R.com preview is Soshi Yoshihara Experienced.  Now only is the artwork superb but the card is boss.  A 2/5 for 8 gold doesn’t sound like much until we start adding the…

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Embers of War: 4/2 & 4/3 L5R.com and Facebook Previews

Let’s start with the first two Embers of War previews from L5R.com: A new Celestial, Hotei’s Contentment, will certainly help a deck like Dragon’s Breath Castle using the Tamori theme (as well as the Kyuden Kitsune xp using the Kitsune theme) since the majority of those personalities have 3 or…

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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: Scorpion Clan Previews

These previews were found at the Dojo of Lies: Let’s start with the Soul of Bayushi Kwanchai, Bayushi Irezu. Irezu holds a place as being very annoying for opponents to play against.  While he is on the board, your opponent can’t duel your important guys.  Irezu also gives you an…

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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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