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[L5R LCG] Imperial cycle has releases faster than One Punch Man fight scenes.

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular


    Disciples of the Void drops April 5'th.

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    At least they've committed to a date now. Still have no idea what's coming next though, you'd think by this point they'd be able to tell us something about the cycle after this.

  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    edited March 13
    Disciples of the Void confirmed to have a street date of April 5th.

    They need to announce what's next after that soon, I feel.

    Edit: Ghosted, Hard.

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Considering this is the L5R thread, more like "shinobi'd"

  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Look, we all have our traditions, and I'm gonna maintain them. Ghosting is a great honor to its originator, Grunt's Ghosts. :)

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    edited March 13
    They also put up a article talking about the Disciples launch event. Okay, THOSE extended arts make up for the previous ones.

    I don't think Path of Man was spoiled yet, but I think that's the first four influence card, right?

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    It is, yeah. Unsure if it's good enough to see play, but a card for 2 fate is not bad, and it's a trigger on Shrine Maiden (yay more kiho!). Love the art.

    Also really like the stronghold/role alt-art card, would definitely use.

  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    edited March 14
    Sounds like there's a Asmodee presentation going on at GAMA, and a Elemental Championship tournament series got announced. Which looks like the Regionals-equivalent?

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    New article up, talking about the non-Phoenix cards in Disciples.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    As usual, I like the Unicorn card for its versatility, and I really, REALLY like the Guardian Kami card.

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited March 19
    Honestly both of those Kami cards will see play, they're good Conflict characters and a ring effect in the middle of a combat can be key, especially if you're going to lose it anyway. Water and Fire are the most obvious, but all of them are great targets. Note, however, if you're playing Support of the Phoenix, you get neither! Going to make taking that role even harder.

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  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    edited March 23
    So I can claim Water, and then just keep it for next turn to keep Prodigy online? OMG

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    edited March 28
    New article: Immovable Power, talking about Disciples a bit more.

    It's Tadaka Time.

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  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    I finally got to play my first game last night with a guy willing to help teach me!
    I threw together all my Phoenix cards (1 core, and 3 Dynasty packs) and lots of Neutrals. He was playing Scorpion :-1: but I had some fun anyway. I won a few conflicts, which felt good. I learned to read my cards (like Assassination can only hit cost 2 or less!). Second core is getting delivered tomorrow, and I'm really excited to try building another deck to see how other clans play.

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Tadaka is a beast but you really only want to see him turn 3, maybe turn 2 at the earliest. Also gives more reasons to play Magnificent Lighthouse.

    That Protector monk is also very good.
    His BASE stats become a copy of the CURRENT stats of any character, which means you get all their boosts and bonuses, and then you get to add your own. That's crazy!

  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    I just bought this so hard...

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    And there's the mythical Lion card from Disciples that's been hiding. Lion Character: Ikoma Tsanuri.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Store finally got in our Q1 kits!

    ... Holy shit am I gonna be busy. We got the base, 3 booster kits, and 3 battle for the stronghold kits. So.. I can pretty much run shit for the next year off all that swag.

    Sadly, the best items are VERY limited. An acryllic honor dial and 2 playmats with all the champions on them.

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    I just bought this so hard...


    These are absolutely beautiful, but at $70 that's a bit pricey for some game tokens. I still want them though!

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    edited April 4
    Oh no!






    Katrina was very much one of the things that made me trust the last year of L5R.

    Now? Now I'm starting to worry. FFG has been hemorrhaging talent for the last year or two, which doesn't bode well for the company...

    Edit: Sounds like she is planning on freelancing for FFG. Just won't have final say.

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  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    Got to play more games last night. Since I'm a little more familiar with the rules now, we were able to crank out two games in two hours which was nice.
    I got my 2nd core set in last week, so I told my daughter all the clan animals to pick which deck to build next (obviously, when I get to UNICORN at the end, it was over). Ended up the guy I was meeting to play was also running Unicorn+Lion! So we had a fun couple of matches. I lost both, but the second game I played a lot better for the most part. I had a couple of huge combats primed for For Greater Glory. I forget what happened to the first one, but the second time he had that talisman that lets you move the conflict location and sent me to the Public Forum, so I didn't break anything and couldn't FGG and I was sad.
    But overall, I really like Unicorn even if they aren't the best (i.e. the worst?).

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    Six straight weeks of releases again?

    Yep, I'm out. I'll probably pick up the clan packs to give myself a good card base for casual play, but the dynasty pack schedule is silly.

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    edited April 4
    I'm... honestly not seeing it. Especially since it doesn't seem to be starting until Q3... so July? We're basically going six months without a new release other than the Phoenix clan pack.

    I do wonder if that's going to be the new standard now, with a larger down-period between cycles. Maybe not this long, but at least a couple of months.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    It seems to only be a standard for this game. Maybe they are worried about the meta not shifting enough?

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    Right, I meant specifically for L5R. It's possible they're doing it again just to get things rolling again after the downtime.

    The true most important part of the announcement:

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    Prepare your butts, kids.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    I'm surprised and yet not that Mantis cards are neutral. If they ever get their own strongholds, I'm sure it will say that for deckbuilding purposes the cards are considered in-clan. Same with Shadowlands?

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    But wasn't the downtime because they did it this way last time? We are getting into a pattern where there is a large purchase every few months instead of $15 every month. That's going to hurt pockets and the six months between releases is going to make people lose interest.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Tomanta wrote: »
    But wasn't the downtime because they did it this way last time? We are getting into a pattern where there is a large purchase every few months instead of $15 every month. That's going to hurt pockets and the six months between releases is going to make people lose interest.

    That's definitely the concern floating around. And one I share - twice a year product releases doesn't feel fast, and can be expensive -- nevermind that you don't have to pick up everything, the model encourages a collector's mentality.

    Still, if this is about controlling the meta properly, we'll see. Q3 just seems a long time off.

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  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    The cost argument is completely illusory. The cost is the same.

    I think it makes sense as having longer periods with a stable card pool lets you have an actual meta.

    While racing light mechs, your Urbanmech comes in second place, but only because it ran out of ammo.
  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    Cost is illusory, I'll agree, but when you spread out over six months instead of six weeks there is a difference in how people spend their money even if the total is the same at the end of the year.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Cost isn't illusory for the cash strapped younger folks who want to compete in the meta but have to run with 1/6 the card pool upgrade while moneybags like me just buy everything and tune.

    What is this I don't even.
  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Cost isn't illusory for the cash strapped younger folks who want to compete in the meta but have to run with 1/6 the card pool upgrade while moneybags like me just buy everything and tune.

    It's the same cost. Set aside the 15 bucks each month for 5 months before release and it's exactly the same as if they had come out once a month.

    While racing light mechs, your Urbanmech comes in second place, but only because it ran out of ammo.
  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    It's the same cost, but it's definitely not. Saying "You have to budget to play this game like any other LCG." is non-trivial, and denying that is ... weird?

  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    The ninjas seem to be at it again. Over in the Drawn to the Flame article, there's a new Scorpion ninja from the upcoming cycle replacing the Crane card.

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    Also all the Core Set fiction got collected into a large free PDF eBook called First Scroll, in case anyone wants to get caught up.

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    Also the Rules Reference got updated:

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