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  1. As long as it's legal for the Seattle GK, then it's all good. The Seattle GK last year came just before Unicorn got a ton of great stuff I really wish I could have had.
  2. There is likely a good number of Scorpion players, and many players of other clans, that are expecting something close to that. You have to remember that when the L5R CCR came out in 95 the setting for the story was after the Scorpion Clan Coup. In the LCG reboot , that hasn't happened yet. It might not happen at all. FFG has done a good job at picking many of the interesting and fan favorite stories from the old lore and tweaking them enough to hint at things going down the same way or potentially very different.
  3. That's a matter of perspective. Many, including me, would argue that he's going down the correct path.
  4. Maho gets a bad rap. Blood is mostly water and last time I checked there wasn't anything wrong with water magic......... To answer the OP: One of the many great things about being a Shadowlands player is the flexibility to do all sorts of jank and still be reasonably on track with respects to lore.
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    Underrated Cards

    At local shops and during some casual games on Jigoku I see a plenty of people overlooking bowed characters with abilities. Missing that Kaito still contributes her skill to your army even if everyone in the conflict is bowed is another one I see people miss a lot. In more competitive games it generally isn't missed as much. Although at the kotei I went to last year every single one of my opponents misplayed against Kaito...... To be fair my deck was complete jank and probably not that many people play against Kaito all that often. I'm tempted to try an updated version of last year's deck again, but, I think I'm going for something a little more competitive this time around.
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    Underrated Cards

    At local shops and during some casual games on Jigoku I see a plenty of people overlooking bowed characters with abilities. Missing that Kaito still contributes her skill to your army even if everyone in the conflict is bowed is another one I see people miss a lot. In more competitive games it generally isn't missed as much.
  7. The best result I've had with Taka was when I was 1 Koku short of purchasing some CCG swag and found a copy of him in a booster pack I had just opened.
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    Clan Spirit in L5R...

    For me it's a little more involved than that, but, I was essentially a Shadowlands player before there was ever a Shadowlands faction. I would consider myself to be an honest Shadowlands player. I originally started by playing Shadowlands cards in every deck I built for any clan (literally every deck I built started with Oni No Akuma, then looked for as many other Shadowlands cards that the honor loss would allow, plus 3x Avoid Fate to protect against Iris Festival. Ruined Fortress of the Scorpion is the original Shadowlands stronghold IMO, as this was the box I used to dominate with until Jade edition) For these reasons, I technically fall into the category of someone trying to turn a non-Shadowlands faction into Shadowlands...…. and I will likely do that once the LCG gets enough Shadowlands cards into the pool for me to do it. I already have a couple funsies Shadowlands decks that are just chomping at the bit to get some new cards. The problem I always run into is when Shadowlands becomes popular, I tend to lose interest. I also like the underdog and trying things that are different. I still remember heated arguments between the "loyal" Shadowlands players who adopted the Junzo's Army box when it came along, while I was still playing off Ruined Fortress of the Scorpion. Of course I was much younger and more competitive then. Ruined Fortress was just better in all ways (I converted a couple Junzo's Army players by showing them how I could play Dark Lord's Favor against them as I could go lower on honor that them, ) and, as most young people do, I cared to much about trivial things like cardboard rectangles. In the old CCG the Spider Clan embodied more what I originally set out to do with the Shadowlands, but, as their own clan it was a little awkward and executed rather sloppily. I sided with Kali-Ma when the vote between return to a horde or become a clan took place. I think it's pretty exiting to be back to square one with Shadowlands. I'd be fine if they never got a stronghold of their own and I was stuck cramming as many Goblin Sneaks and Oni no Ted's into my decks as possible. I can wait to see how this all shakes out.
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    Like seeds on the wind

    Nobody to catch the Shadowlands in the act of TP'ing them......muwahahahaha. And now our evil plan is revealed! Fu Leng: "I've come back for revenge" Acolyte 1: "What should we do first boss?" Fu Leng: twirls moustache "TP those abandoned villages" Acolyte 1: "Surely you can't be seri…………….ugh" Acolyte 1 is violently killed by Fu Leng before he can finish his question. Fu Leng turns to Acolyte 2 Acolyte 2: Gulps "Consider it done my lord" Fu Leng: "Nobody calls me Shirley"
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    Clan Spirit in L5R...

    So you basically stopped playing Phoenix after the "pay 7 and give Shadowlands" box came out. That means you missed all the......and the.......or what about the.......yeah nvm you dodnt miss much
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    Like seeds on the wind

    That rumble was an Oni fart. Fu Leng controls the PLS
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    Like seeds on the wind

    A nice departure from the larger story arc. Everyone is surely aware that Fu Leng is tricking the Perfect Land Sect into thinking that Shinsei is returning so Fu Leng can pose as Shinsei returned...
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    Clan Spirit in L5R...

    Who wants a nice big 4-armed Oni hug? Welcome aboard! *fun fact* My very first Clan box was Phoenix.......which had Oni no Akuma and Summon Undead Champion.
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    Underrated Cards

    I always find there is more wiggle room in my dynasty deck than there is my conflict deck. My current deck is built around keeping Toturi and Tetsuko in battle so extra room for Tatsuo isn't very difficult for me. It all kind of depends on the approach you want to take. I'm not a huge fan of Dispatch, but, that doesn't mean it's not good in a different deck. In a deck were I was looking to get multiple triggers from moving then it could be a useful card.....mine isn't quite that. I have to devote my conflict deck to holding the favor and making sure Toturi is ready to do his thing, while looking for an opportunity to exploit Cav Reserves or pouncing on opportunities to triple break
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    Thanks Beazy-B Great stuff as always
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