Rokugan Lore: Yoritomo Raiden (now canon)

I haven’t written much of substance of late, mostly due to my intense 15 credit hour final semester for my Bachelor’s Degree.  Today however I wanted to speak a little about my character, the one that I got to name for The 6th Ring donation. First, let’s start with the…

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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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Forgotten Legacy: Moshi Sasako & Tsuruchi Nobukatsu

Today the last 2 Mantis previews were revealed on L5R.com FL countdown page.  First up is Moshi Sasako.  Thunder Shugenja with Naval is great but a 4/3 that doesn’t bow cards in her unit isn’t great (not like the new Phoenix Monk previewed yesterday) This is a favorite Mantis despite…

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