Where are you from, tell us about your playgroup?:
Born in Spain "military parents" I have seen more of the work then most have seen states in the U.S. I currently live in clarksville TN with a small playgroup of 6 to 10 players none sharing a clan except spider lol. I myself am a hard core mantis player thru and thru.
How did you hear about or get involved in L5R?
I started from the beginning 20 years ago in Virginia Beach with a group of guys I was given a crane deck and was hooked from there.
Did you/Do you consider yourself a clan loyalist?
After winning an event back with Yoritomo's Alliance if fell in love with the underdog Mantis and have been loyal ever since.
What did you like about or what drew you to your clan of choice?
The fact that there place was earned not given and no matter the trouble ahead the Mantis weathered it and were stronger for it.
What was your first L5R tournament experience?
That was a long time ago and I was 14 at the time but I do remember facing an old friend and he went to duel Yoritomo and I said you will fail in this futile attempt and when we were done his character was dead and Yoritomo stood over him. =)
Favorite story or quote from the fiction? Why?
This is quite cliche but the phrase I am my 20 strongest will always be my favorite quote as it showed my champion had a heart for his people and did not want to see them destroyed who is willing to sacrifice himself for the survival of his clan.
Favorite character? Why?
Yoritomo, obviously as I stated above he may be hard and brutal at times but he does have a heart for the people.
Best memory or experience you had playing L5R or because of L5R.
My favorite experience is the people the community and family that this game has fostered I can't think of it being replaced by anything.
Favorite deck that you built or played and why.
My favorite deck was my magistrate Aramasu's Legacy it was not what everybody was expecting as most mantis for running the landing. And allowed me to play around with Calvary, navel, and big units with an old raid mechanic.
Favorite Arc and why.
Jade because that's where I help make the Mantis.
Favorite Tournament experiences.
At Gen Con 2014 I was I was in the main event in full costume playing my heart out to almost make the cut and just come short but in turn had many people compliment me on my costume and the constant roleplay I had with others in costume.