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  1. Wouldn't gain you any fate, but I like Asako Togama for switching the contested ring mid-conflict.
  2. If you can find a set of The Shadow's Embrace dividers (from the AEG days) they're what I use to organize my cards. https://boardgaming.com/games/expansions/legend-of-the-five-rings-the-shadows-embrace
  3. Location: 3400 Westgate Drive, Durham, NC 27707 Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2050982751872649/ Website: https://www.atomicempire.com/Store/Event/2712 Atomic Empire in Durham, North Carolina will be hosting its monthly conflict tournament this Sunday, June 30th. This is the "Rise of the Mantis" tournament; the prizes are: -Participation: extended art Yoritomo -Top 8: Double-sided extended art Hisu Mori Toride (Unicorn on one side, Lion on the other) -Top 2: Yoritomo playmat This is a Basic Structure, Relaxed Tier tournament, the number of rounds depends on number of players. Entry Fee: $5 Play starts at 12 noon. Please arrive beforehand so pairings can be calculated and we can start on time. Store opens at 11AM (TO should arrive shortly thereafter). In addition: -Each player to win a Dishonor Victory will receive a playset of extended art Assassinations until we run out. -Make sure your match slips are filled out fully, because each time you win, and are most honorable, you will be awarded a set of acrylic Honor tokens. And lastly, what I'm most excited about, is a costume contest! The player that is judged to have come in the best Mantis and/or pirate finery will be awarded a pair of kama that I have constructed. They're not finished yet, and should look even better by tournament time!
  4. Sometimes cards get reprinted within the new packs. This could potentially be a way to get errata'd stuff in its true form. I'm a fan of rotation as it prevents a bloated meta and power creep. I respect leaving the core set untouched for a variety of logistical and financial reasons, but I feel like the chief complaint I've heard from players is that the core contains so many potent, key cards that it stifles deckbuilding.
  5. If you're in the Durham area this Sunday, stop by Atomic Empire to participate in our Underhand of the Emperor Celebration conflict tournament. Cost: $5 You can register at the store or at the link below. Registration: https://www.atomicempire.com/Store/Event/2631 Rounds start at 11:30 A.M. Please arrive beforehand so pairings can be calculated and we can start on time. Store opens at 11 (TO should arrive shortly thereafter). This is a Basic Structure, Relaxed Tier tournament. Number of rounds depends on number of players. This event is meant to celebrate the release of the Underhand of the Emperor expansion for the Legend of the Five Rings LCG. To honor the dangerous subtlety and ruthless loyalty of the Scorpion Clan we will have extended art Make An Opening cards for all participants, as well as extended art Kyuden Bayushis for the Top 8. Top 2 will get playmats featuring Bayushi Aramoro. In addition: -All the top Scorpion players will receive a Scorpion-themed Imperial Favor. -Each player to win a Dishonor Victory will receive a playset of extended art Assassinations until we run out. -There'll be a costume contest! Wear your best Scorpion finery (or just a decent mempo) and receive extended art Bayushi Shoju, the Scorpion Clan Champion. Be ever vigilant, don't let your mask slip, and you may just survive!
  6. Hello anybody who runs tournaments with FFG's TOME software. I started tinkering with TOME this morning and found that it's possible to add participants after the first round, though anyone that is added in this way ends up with a modified loss for the first round (owch, but that's what you get for being late). Has anyone else had an opportunity to try this for an actual event? Does it create any issues or bugs that I'm not aware of?
  7. I hope you also have fun! Tell your friends. Not sure where you'd be coming from, but I've got a few more prize ideas in mind and hope to have something really cool to give to the Furthest Traveled player.
  8. Thanks! I've been trying to edit this for the past couple of days, but the forums were not loading. I've updated the post accordingly.
  9. Location: Atomic Empire 3400 Westgate Drive Durham, NC 27707 (800) 918-3985 One of the largest and finest game stores in the Southeastern US, half of the Empire's floor plan is devoted purely to gaming space and they have a wide selection of not just games, but comics, toys, and beers on tap. Cost: $20 to preregister, or $25 the day before or the day of the event.Pre-registration closes on Thursday, 3/21 at 11:59 PMYou can register at the store or at the link below.Registration: https://www.atomicempire.com/Store/Event/2538Rounds start at 11:00 A.M. Please arrive beforehand so pairings can be calculated and we can start on time. Store opens at 10 (TO should arrive shortly thereafter). Decklists are required. Please use this form:https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/b4/e9/b4e97aba-9b95-4bc9-9818-7d28b8664dee/l5r-deck-list.pdfThis is an Advanced Structure, Formal Tier tournament. Number of rounds depends on number of players. We will take a 45 minute lunch break after the 2nd round.For details on prizes, check out here. First place wins an invitation to the 2019 Winter Court World Championship! Everyone present will have a chance to influence the roles which elemental roles their clans will be able to use in the coming months, and everyone who comes will definitely walk away with some swag.AND because your TO is a jank-lovin' nerdlord from Ye Olde AEG Dayz, I have put up several bounties:1. Duel of Champions: If, at any point during a game, your Clan Champion faces your opponent's Clan Champion in a duel or conflict, and wins, you will receive a Clan-aligned promo (until supplies run out)2. UTZ! SQUEEK!: If you win a conflict in which the Nezumi Infiltrator is participating on your side, I've got a Ratling bumper sticker for you (until supplies run out)3. I Am My Twenty Strongest: Over the course of the tournament, whosoever creates the largest Yoritomo will win this playmat featuring Mario Wibisono's stunning artwork of the Thunder Dragon, patron of the Mantis Clan. This will be awarded once, at the end of Swiss rounds, though I may award it immediately if you can get your Champion up to 20 Military and 20 Political Skill.All FFG L5R Tournament Regulations can be found here.
  10. I'm trying to get an idea of how many people go to these events, are they willing to travel, what is the store charging for entry, before I finalize the details for the one I'm hosting. Anyone have any ideas? Or know where this data might be posted? Thanks in advance!
  11. Me too. There were some really great insights into why he played the way he did, and how the meta drove those decisions as well as his deckbuilding choices. It was thoughtful, but also entertaining! It's a rarity.
  12. For those that aren't in the Discord (like me) I thought I'd share the fabulous tournament report from the 2nd place finisher at GenCon this year: https://www.bushibuilder.com/l5r/deck/?deck=ea1f8a0d-9985-11e8-9c0e-020c407d2d9d&public=y Favorite quotes: "Tadaka is a fair and balanced card." " I use my ability to play cards to skillfully win the conflict..."
  13. If you already have a Yogo Kikuyo in play can you use the interrupt on one in your hand? I ruled 'no' as you can't have two unique characters with the same name in play.
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