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

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    edited May 23
    Which, I should note, was the very first post, answering: "Unicorn. Why?"

    We knew it was coming. :D Yay!

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Not a new card, but a full reveal:

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Top 4'd the San Francisco kotei this weekend! Played Crab/ Scorpion splash. Lost in semifinals to eventual winner who was on Crab/Unicorn.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    I played in my first tourney (as opposed to organizing it). I went 0-3, which is what I was expecting given my limited higher level play. First match was against Crane, second was against Scorpion, third was against Unicorn/scorpion.

    All three were dishonor losses for me, being too aggressive with my honor.

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    edited May 30
    ...And that's not what I was expecting to be announced today.

    Scorpion Clan Pack: Underhand of the Emperor. Slated for a October release.

    Whispers of Shadow and Steel, the Scorpion book.

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  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    PMAvers wrote: »
    ...And that's not what I was expecting to be announced today.

    Scorpion Clan Pack: Underhand of the Emperor.

    Whispers of Shadow and Steel, the Scorpion book.

    This seems like a bizarre decision. Either this pushes Scorpion to dominate again or none of these cards get played as they are worse than what they already have.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but ...
    - FFG still struggles with things needing to be printed reasonably far out from release
    - Scorpion is a very popular clan
    Therefore ... this is probably more about printing money and entertaining a larger percentage of the player base than something grounded in expected design VS competitive performance/balance

  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    edited May 30
    On a positive note, I like that the book is going to be Yojiro-focused. I always respected that fellow (only one of the very few Scorpion characters I could say that about), especially with his whole "eff it, if no one's going to believe what I say, I'm just going to always tell the truth" creed.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Wow. Super situational one-shot protection to give you JUST that last little squeeze of effort.

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    Oh god, could you imagine the reaction someone would give if they were going to play Duty to save themselves, but it got cancelled?

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    PMAvers wrote: »
    Oh god, could you imagine the reaction someone would give if they were going to play Duty to save themselves, but it got cancelled?

    You know the exact timing of interrupts is gonna be vital for that. Can you cancel a cancel?

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  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    PMAvers wrote: »
    Oh god, could you imagine the reaction someone would give if they were going to play Duty to save themselves, but it got cancelled?

    You know the exact timing of interrupts is gonna be vital for that. Can you cancel a cancel?

    Yup.

  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    edited June 1
    Oh hey, so apparently GTM had a article about the upcoming cycle... And there were some cards shown there. (Overlapping so you couldn't see the full text...)
    OH HI UNICORN-AFFILIATED NAGA YES FUCKING PLEASE

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    And apparently Brad is at the UK Games Expo, and previewed a bunch of Unicorn cards.

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  • CerberusCerberus Registered User regular
    I made the cut at the Grand Kotei with Crab. Didn't play the cut as I'd also made the cut in Netrunner.
    Game was super fun.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Cerberus wrote: »
    I made the cut at the Grand Kotei with Crab. Didn't play the cut as I'd also made the cut in Netrunner.
    Game was super fun.

    Nice! Can you post your deck list and strategy?

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    Article just went up with previews of the first pack of Elements. Also has a preview of the new Lion stronghold that's in it.

    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2018/6/6/breath-of-the-kami/

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  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    So the new rumored Unicorn stronghold is a actually a Lion stronghold. Oh well, back to the binder Unicorn, you were almost playable.

    While racing light mechs, your Urbanmech comes in second place, but only because it ran out of ammo.
  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    HamHamJ wrote: »
    So the new rumored Unicorn stronghold is a actually a Lion stronghold. Oh well, back to the binder Unicorn, you were almost playable.

    Spoilers aren't allowed in the main sources of my info, but I think someone mentioned that the Unicorn one is going to be similar, just with a caveat that if you have more units than your opponent or something - as opposed to +5 mil strength.

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  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    HamHamJ wrote: »
    So the new rumored Unicorn stronghold is a actually a Lion stronghold. Oh well, back to the binder Unicorn, you were almost playable.

    Spoilers aren't allowed in the main sources of my info, but I think someone mentioned that the Unicorn one is going to be similar, just with a caveat that if you have more units than your opponent or something - as opposed to +5 mil strength.

    That would be weird if they released two new strongholds with such similar mechanics.

    While racing light mechs, your Urbanmech comes in second place, but only because it ran out of ammo.
  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Also that Crane attachment is bonkers good.

  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    Also that Crane attachment is bonkers good.

    It can't copy the Let Go that kills it, so probably not.

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Then they're not using let go on other good attachments, like Cloud the Mind? Or anything splashed for, like Reprieve? Also that's a more valid complaint pre-RL, but now splashing Dragon will be a lot less common.

  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Right now my focus is on the news about Netrunner, but what's going on does shed some light on why the new LCG Designer Journal series was started.

    I haven't read it yet, but this article does have some things about L5R in it.

    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2018/6/8/state-of-the-lcg/

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    edited June 11
    Oh hey, there's the announcement for the final version of the core RPG book. As well as the dice pack and GM's kit.

    Q3... so that's totally a GenCon launch, right?

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    PMAvers wrote: »
    Oh hey, there's the announcement for the final version of the core RPG book. As well as the dice pack and GM's kit.

    Q3... so that's totally a GenCon launch, right?

    Undoubtedly so. I was expecting that ever since the beta.

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    edited June 13


    Pack 2 preview article up. Oh look, a bunch of Shadowlands and maho showing up at the same time as Kuni Yori? COLOR ME SHOCKED.

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    PMAvers wrote: »
    Pack 2 preview article up. Oh look, a bunch of Shadowlands and maho showing up at the same time as Kuni Yori? COLOR ME SHOCKED.
    Excited to see Yori! I think he'll be good for a while. The maho/Shadowlands stuff actually seems more interesting to me as a splash outside of Crab. A more aggressive, province-breaking Scorpion deck would probably like them.

  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    edited June 13
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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    6'th Ring has a preview, Unicorn Event: Unleash the Djinn

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Combine that with Force of the River - oh hey I now have up to 12/12 of stats in the conflict, plus maybe whatever was already in there.

  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    Another 6'th Ring preview: Unicorn Character: Minami Kaze Regulars

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    Couple of Lion previews today from the Imperial Advisor.

    Matsu Seventh Legion
    Even the Odds.

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  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    Monk deck is happening!

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    Pack 3 article is up: The Fires Within.

    Also the goddamn ninjas are at it again, and there's two Scorpion previews in the previous Breath of the Kami article: Disguised Protector and Deceptive Offer.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    YAY NAGA!!!!

    And man, those Scorpion cards are nasty if you fall into the Scorpion's traps.

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Also the new Fire province is probably going in Scorpion decks from now on. "Oh, you're going to break this? Let me just Way of the Scorpion your best dude first."

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