Emperor Edition: Crab Clan Previews #2

These card previews were brought to us by Yasuki Jinn-Kuen and the rest of the Coin Sect at The Crab Clan Catastrophe Forums: First up is Hida Horu, the soul of Hida Hebi from The Harbringer.  He’s taking the province alone or he’s not taking it at all.  Here’s another…

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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: Ronin

The Ronin have always held an important function within the Empire.  Since the days of Toturi the Black, Ronin have risen to greater levels than ever before.  Just as Toturi the Black formed The Legion of 2K, the Ronin of today continue to form and lead this impressive legion. The…

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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: 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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Emperor Edition Themes: Unicorn – Lords of the Plains

The Unicorn have been riding the plains of Rokugan, the Burning Sands, and the Ivory Kingdoms since the dawn of the Empire.  They are explores of the unknown and thought of to be barbaric in their lifestyle.  No one ever discounts the ability of the Unicorn to fight or the…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Crab – Hiruma Snipers

Since the Dawn of the Empire, the Hiruma family have been the Scouts of the Crab Clan.  Without their tireless efforts, the Crab Clan nor the rest of the Empire would remain safe from the evil that lurks in the Shadowlands. The Hiruma Snipers will be cheaper (gold cost) wise…

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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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