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Tanukifest 2019: Rise Again: April 12-14

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Bayushi Jinn-Ja here once again to announce the continuation of Tanukifest and my last year as the host of the event (being serious this time; the Tanuki Society of Philadelphia is taking over for 2020).
What is Tanukifest?
From 2011-2013 it was a weekend of l5r events that took place in the greater Philadelphia area. Mostly official, these events combined Winter Court AEG events with 7th Dimension (store in Jenkintown) Level 10/15/20 events. In 2014-2015 we did Tanukifest: Reloaded as a single Doomtown event and 2016-2017 as the unofficial BigDeck and Modern World Championship to keep the spirit of l5r alive before the relaunch, and the event featured artists Drew Baker, Charles Urbach, and Bryon Mutt Wackwitz in attendance.  It was moved to the spring so we can combine it with my favorite beer festival (Yards Real Ale Invitational). Mainly it's a celebratory weekend of flipping cardboard and general comradeship. In 2018 this event continued as a celebration of past L5R and added the new L5R LCG. Our region is proud to continue this tradition that has included Atlantic City and Phoenixville Koteis.
What are the plans this year for 2019 and what are things looking like for 2020?
Unfortunately we are in a position this year where we were not able to plan much in advance, as we are no longer able to get advance notice on when the Yards Real Ale Invitational Event will be. We have confirmed this year that it will be on April 14. Tickets can be purchased here: https://yards.ticketleap.com/real-ale-11/dates/Apr-14-2019_at_1200PM. This will be our Sunday event.
The Tanuki Society of Philadelphia is a non-profit gaming organization that will be taking over for covering this event in the coming years. Due to personal commitments and taking over a larger role in my company, Pine Box Entertainment, I will no longer be able to devote the time to host this event each year.
Prize support this year will include large numbers of cards from the old5r era as my collection and cards left from Dan Dineen, former Community Manager of AEG, will be distributed and available for players in attendance. We are looking into the possibility of seeking additional support and being able to include an event from new5r in the afternoon for those interested (we are seeking a tournament organizer; please respond in the Facebook event if interested).
Full Schedule is as follows (what is currently being planned:)
Friday, April 12 @7pm: Legacy Format
This is a custom format as an old Legend of the Five Rings event with premade decks. Please reply with the deck you would like to play so we can make one available. The options are:
Kyuden Hida-Military
Fat Followers and Commanders with Movement.  
Kyuden Hida XP-Military
Scout Military with Hand Denial and Tempo Recon actions.
Tani Hitokage-Military
Berserkers, lots of force and berserker actions.
Carpenter Castle-Honor
Fortifications, and Siege cards honor running with regions/peeps
Shizuka Toshi-Honor
Courtier control honor runner.
Steel Gardens of the Kenshinzen-Honor
Dueling Honor Runner with powerful duelist
Shiro Giji-Military/Switch
Harrier Honor Switch deck.
Esteemed Palace of the Crane
Artisan Honor Speed runner.  hardly any defense.
Farthest Fortress-Military
Dragon Kensai with small weapons and Dueling High FV
Watchful Eye Dojo-Honor
Dragon Honor Dueling with strong Focus effects in Duels
Monastery of New Thought-Military
Monk Military with Fire Battle actions and large hands.
Morning Frost Castle-Military
Tattoo Military with Empty the Hand benefits.
Kyuden Ikoma-Military
Lion Tactician with Movement and Action Negation.
The Marshalling Fields-Military
Lion Scout Swarm- Terrain Control
Shamate Keep-Military
Lion Paragon Military-Pretty much from EE
Halls of Memory-Honor
Lion Ancestor Honor Deck
Aramasu's Legacy-Military
Magistrate Holding Destruction Military
Kyuden Yoritomo-Military
Mantis Kensai Military with fat weapons and Gold Ramp
Castle of the Wasp-Military
Ranged Attack Military with Movement a lot of shooting.
Kyuden Kitsune xp-Honor
Fox Honor Running with all the pokemon.
Towers of the Asako-Military
Shug/Samurai Spell Military deck
Pale Oak Castle-Military
Shugenja Elemental Military with Weapon Support.
Twin Soul Temple-Military
Phoenix Samurai Military with Shugenja heroes.
City of Blood-Military
Phoenix Bloodspeakers, work in progress but promising so far?
Deception Veil Dojo-Military
Dishonor Courtier Control Deck
Law of Darkness Dojo-Military
Military with Dishonor Splash to make your peeps larger
The Otori Estate-Military
Ninja Redirect Military with Ninjustu people and Dynasty Discard
The Shadowed Estate of the Scorpion-Military
Scorpion Bitter Lies Kensai 
Kyuden Suzume-Military
Spider Monksai
The Hidden Bastion of the Spider-Military
Shadowlands Fear Dueling and Military
The Fingers of Bone-Military
Spider Commander Follower Military 
The Shadow's Lair
Ninja Blankers with Control aspects Splash Followers and Weapons.
Northern Provinces of the Moto-Military
Regions, Synergy region Military peoples
The Khan's shining Horde-Military
Reserve Personalities/Followers
The Utaku Plains-Honor/Switch
Battle Maiden Honor/Switch Deck
Shinden Horiuchi-Military
Shugenja Military, Death Priests done right.
Saturday, April 13
Doomtown: Hunting Grounds Series Organized Play Event at 10am.
Shiro BigDeck World Championship 2019 at 2pm.
Board games and other games will be going on as this is a collective gathering for the l5r and Jenkintown area gaming community.
Proxies are allowed for the BigDeck event.
Information for BigDeck can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/shirobigdeck/
This year we will continue with the event being held at:
Delta Community Support: 2210 Mt. Carmel Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038
Hotels Nearby (more to follow):
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Washington, 432 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Washington, PA 19034
Best Western Fort Washington Inn, 285 Commerce Dr, Fort Washington, PA 19034
Edited by Lapp

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While we didn't put new5r on the schedule (still open for adding it), I do have the participation Tanuki role cards, Argyle ring cards, and a Tanuki dial and mat to give out as prizes. There's also a sealed box of 20F and old boosters if folks want to break out Draft for the weekend. We'll kick things off on Friday; I'll post if we are at an alternate venue before going to Delta at 7p!

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In addition to the loads of old cards to give out, we have Kotei swords as prizes for both old5r events and a Hunting Grounds Series kit for Doomtown. See everyone this weekend!

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