Card in Focus: Asako Diplomat

For our third card and our first non-lion card we have the Asako Diplomat. This has been one of my favorite cards in Phoenix and enables potentially devastating combos. When the card first came out it was misunderstood by Phoenix players and some continue to do leading them to undervalue the card. Stats Asako Diplomat... Continue Reading →

MasterClass Phoenix Part 2

I originally planned to just make one article discussing both paths I originally planned to just make one article discussing both paths but the length of the initial article made me decide to split it into two. As always the article assumes that you have some understanding of Phoenix already and want to improve your performance with the clan. Way... Continue Reading →

Fate Has No Secrets Review

Another week and another set of cards. 6 by 6 is almost over and I am preparing to hear complaints about how "stale" the meta has gotten ever since cards are not added to the pool on a weekly basis anymore. On the other hand it might give Jigoku time to catch up so we... Continue Reading →

Lion Masterclass Part 2

I originally planned to write this article right after the first one but my health and the review articles got in the way. In the first article I provided broad strokes about how Lion should play and mentioned a few cards. For this article I wanted to focus on the specific cards some more. As... Continue Reading →

Tears of Amaterasu Review

A big hello to all my readers out there. I apologize for the long break I was feeling under the weather and did not feel up to writing. To shake of some of the cobwebs I will be doing some reviews for the next few articles for all the new sets that have come out.... Continue Reading →

Ring Theory

Deciding which ring to challenge for is one of the most difficult parts of L5R. It is the most common question new players ask me. With 5 different rings each with different effects you can see how daunting it must be for anyone. We haven't even added the extra variables of the 2 different conflicts... Continue Reading →

L5R Deckbuilding: Unicorn

Ahh Unicorn. The self-loathing samurai of Rokugan. Unicorn clan players are almost uniformly more downcast about their clan than other players and not without reason. They are similar to the Phoenix players of the old universe who always assumed they would lose at the end of the arc even when the current fiction showcased them... Continue Reading →

L5R Deckbuilding: Crab

Today we will be focusing on the crab clan. This clan has a special attachment to me as my very first deck way back in the day was oni crab. Ogres and various Oni swearing fealty to the crab clan to invade the crane are things that I have fond memories of. Crab is also... Continue Reading →

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