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  1. I went Crab, Moto, first turn, political focus-high glory, cultured mediator: so I'm going to start voting the opposite of what I want to see too!
  2. The stablemaster and mediator could be males, the other 3 are females. Not that that matters, but it will obviously affect the card art. I did vote for the mediator, in hopes that a gaijin presence may prove interesting.
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    Please may I have an Idiots' Guide to l5r lore

    I will admit that these debates are one of my guilty pleasures. Gotta love the L5R community!
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    Is game result determined by match-up?

    Thank you. I haven't kept up with the competitive scene.
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    Is game result determined by match-up?

    What was the secret to this Crane emergence? What was the piece of the puzzle they gained that they had been lacking?
  6. I'd say the death of Doji Satsume was kind of a big deal.
  7. I had tried to not get involved in the L5R RPG just because it's hard enough for me to find time to play the LCG. But yesterday I broke down and got the core rule book for some "light reading". A thing that really stood out to me was during conflicts NPCs have a military value and an INTRIGUE value. I know it's just semantics but I wish they had called Political skill value Intrigue in the LCG. Intrigue could have encompassed political, subterfuge, trickery, stealth, a general "mysterious" use of skill, etc. This would have made it a lot easier to explain to me that the Dragon Clan Volcanic troll is such a strong political character, as an example. It's may be just me, but from now on, every time I see "Political" I'm going to say "Intrigue" to myself. End Rant.
  8. Results are in: balanced skills, high glory. https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2018/11/28/a-samurais-skill/
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    Unicorn Clan Pack

    It's definitely Christmas already for the Unicorn clan, and I sure am happy for them!
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    Unicorn Clan Pack

    Call me crazy, but doesn't the character on the front of the clan pack look like... Moto Chagatai? Maybe it's supposed to be Gaheris?
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    Unicorn Clan Pack

    To me this screams "honor runner" that doesn't care about breaking provinces. (But I guess a broken province is consider face up too...?)
  12. I went with a political focus because of the previous "out of clan allies" choice. High glory cause of the Utaku family lineage.
  13. I voted for "first player" interaction. It is "the way of the Unicorn" after all.
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    Fastred and Haldan

    I reason that I doubted that they were not canon was because they didn't receive flavor fiction in their AP the way FFG created characters received starting with Idraen. I haven't played the scenario that introduces Haldan as an objective ally however, and perhaps that scenario is enough of a backstory that they felt they didn't need to describe he any further with his own fiction. In the case of Fastred, such an obscure mentioning seems like they would have chosen some other Rohan character to create as a new hero. But, it lines up: name Fastred, from Rohan. I feel comfortable using him freely for my purposes though. He'll be the only character with the Rohan trait that I could use in my campaign, without him, there would be a significant portion of the card pool that thematically would be "unusable".
  15. Hey LOTR lore masters, I was wondering if the Fastred spirit hero from The Black Serpent is an existing character or if he was an invention of Fantasy Flight. I was going to start a "campaign" run through of all the adventure packs with the self imposed restriction of only using the characters that aren't canon, but am unsure whether Fastred qualifies or not. Also Haldan from Roam Across from Rhovanion. Help please.