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Kaito Kikaze

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  1. Do you mean if you could change his ability? His ability as written doesn't allow that, the contested ring is considered "contested" not "unclaimed" so you can't swap it.
  2. tbf Yokuni also doesn't have an element listed like the other shugenja, and the reason design gave was because there wasn't room to put all five elements.
  3. I think they'll likely stick to the current rotation schedule at least through the end of cycle 5...maybe drop another premium box or two and a revised core set sometime next year. If they do move away from pack cycles for competitive LCGs, that's when I would expect to see it happen. At that point you have 3 full "good" cycles active, a revised core to consolidate and/or rebalance what's worth keeping from the original core and first two cycles, and a couple premium boxes. I could see releasing maybe 3 premium boxes and a couple new clan packs per year. The original issue of "clans with a clan pack have more new cards" wouldn't be as significant since each new clan pack would rotate out the clan's previous clan pack anyways. That's of course assuming FFG doesn't decide to innovate on a much higher level and change the game completely...the fact they've created the "living card game" and "unique deck game" models in the first place is proof enough they're not afraid of doing that sort of thing.
  4. Even if thrones truly dies out (and it sounds like they still have plans to support it in some capacity, and might revive it once more novels are published), they still have Keyforge which has proven to be far more popular and lucrative for them than the LCGs thus far. Plus they're releasing Marvel as a coop LCG, which is sure to get lots of support with the initial push for releases they're planning for it. I honestly don't see significantly increased support for L5R in the near future, sadly. Getting into a regular, timely schedule of releases and putting out information for upcoming events/product would be a good step that arguably wouldn't require much more support, though.
  5. I think as far as Toturi is concerned, Daisetsu is his rightful lord...after all, he wrote the edict at the former emperor's dictation. Even if the turn of events were to result in Sotorii being named emperor (which is far from certain at this point), I don't see Toturi requesting an illegitimate heir to seppuku. Maybe that will be another prompt to send him on his quest to find Daisetsu, he can't seppuku without his lord's permission.
  6. What are the odds Toturi somehow manages to make it into court the next day to offer his seppuku, shows up just in time to break the tension, then Shoju denies him his seppuku and tasks him to instead find Daisetsu and bring him back. Meanwhile, Kachiko is furious that Toturi isn't dead as reported, so she gives Aramoro one last chance to fix his huge mistake and finish off Toturi before the (former?) Emerald Champion can find the missing prince/emperor.
  7. Apparently you just missed it. It was brief, granted. They confirmed that we can expect more player-influenced story decisions from the LCG in future. They are interested in making more L5R boardgames, but haven't had a good pitch they liked and thought would be successful (yet). When asked about if there will be a revised core set, they brought up rotation and suggested to look at Netrunner for what to expect if things go according to plan (so probably expect a revised core around the same time rotation happens).
  8. To be fair though, wasn't the whole body jumping thing just a bad retcon made to the lore in classic AEG form? FFG can easily go an entirely different route this time around, if they want. as far as the "Because Yokuni said so" reasoning, we do have these lines from "Between the Lines":
  9. Just to clarify, the Winter Court choice wasn't "which family would make up the Army of the Rising Wave". It was "what kind of samurai will directly respond to what Yokuni has foreseen?" The option selected was: If selected, a samurai of the Kitsuki Family investigates the intrigues of the Forbidden City. It's just a single samurai who will be investigating...at this point it seems likely to be Yaruma, since he's already on the case.
  10. Well from Aneil's perspective, the other clans just "figured out how to play against Echobird" so between that attitude and some comments I've seen from my fellow Phoenix, I think for NOVA we're likely to see a much higher percentage of Phoenix players on Seeker of Void decks instead of Keeper of Air. Especially since the Toronto GC was won by Seeker of Void Phoenix. Incidentally, and I'm sure this has little to do with perceived deck strengths or meta shifts, I think we'll likely see some bandwagon action with Dragon at NOVA, after seeing only 1 Dragon show up for Toronto (I'm still kicking myself a bit for not playing a random Dragon deck at Toronto to snag the easy promos).
  11. I mean I guess that's possible, though they've at least stated they have monthly releases planned out through next year...
  12. Does it count though when 3 of those cards are 1x copies that are just different parts of the wall? 😛
  13. I'm guessing the Crab pack is going to have some sort of holding removal or ignoring options included, or else there's something else on the way with it. When Secluded Shrine was added to the Restricted List, it came with a caveat that the restriction was only temporary and that it would be unrestricted again once certain cards to deal with it came along down the pipeline.
  14. You're assuming in-lore logic for a card game where I can send a Marauding Oni to the battlefield alongside my perfectly normal, honorable samurai army, wielding any manner of assorted items...Honored Blades being my particular favorite, in case he wants to win back the honor he cost to declare as a participating character.
  15. I wonder if the levels of ridiculous from old5r are tempering expectations for the new canon. I mean, for the new story so far, diving into the void and dragging someone's soul back from the gates of meido is pretty insane. Last time we had a big interaction with the void, we had Ujina completely disappear bodily into the void.
  16. I'm sure they're all out there somewhere, but honestly haven't seen most of those. Just added a handful of blurry Scorpion and Crane ones though.
  17. Sorry, was on my phone earlier and it's a whole bunch of links which is a pain to try and share via mobile...and then I crashed when I got home so just now getting back to the boards. 😅 Put what I had into a single folder for sharing: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ANeTwL8F9i_s5oryWH63qrCrvIx5kq7Q?usp=sharing
  18. On the interwebz, they're not so much leaks as apparently a distribution and communication snafu, which (from what I understand) led to one or more overseas stores receiving the entire cycle and selling the packs before they found out they were breaking street date. However it happened, they're images of actual cards, as opposed to text only leaks of yesteryear.
  19. Water-locked Dragon card you say... like maybe a conflict character? 🤔
  20. FWIW in the recent fiction with Kuzunobu, he effectively shuts down Lion interference with the Fox Clan (during a "political conflict" no less!) by threatening to use Kaezin for a military bully duel. The Crane are clearly no strangers to leveraging their duelists to bully others into giving them what they want.
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