The Perfect Turn

The Perfect Turn

We have now seen an almost full set of the Crane Dynasty and Conflict cards. The reality, however, is we still have no real idea how to play this game. I don’t mean the rules, we might be missing a small detail here or there, but we have a decent idea of the rules. I mean actually making decisions during the game, what cards to recruit, how much Fate to spend, where to assign, etc.

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Imperial Advisor – Episode 3: Lean Times

Imperial Advisor – Episode 3: Lean Times

 

The third installment of Imperial Advisor, the Legend of the Five Rings LCG show, recorded on Monday 29th May. Back with the full compliment of hosts: Colm “Colabear” Brophy, Eoin “Hida O-Win” Burke, Justin Walsh, Andy Gordon and Barry “Bazleebub” Sheppard discussing the latest news of the L5R LCG.

 Clan Focus – The Crane

 Clan Focus – The Crane

Kakita Asami by Mario Wibisono

Recently FFG released a big preview for the Crane Clan faction of the upcoming L5R LCG. Based on some excellent detective work on the FFG forums, we believe we are only missing a character from the Dynasty deck which is thought to be some sort of Daidoji Archer and a character from the Conflict deck believed to be called Political Rival. So right now we have a pretty good idea of what the Crane clan will look like. We are still missing most of the neutral cards, and cards which are courtier or duelist specific might change how we see the existing card pool. It is, however, a good start.

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Interview with D.G. Laderoute – Imperial Advisor

Interview with D.G. Laderoute – Imperial Advisor

 

We got D.G. Laderoute, author of the first fiction for the new Legend of the Five Rings setting, to join us for a chat about the new setting, the writing process, story prizes, Doji Hotoru, and Fumio the cat.

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Read the story he mentions “The Flowers, The Snow” by Nancy Sauer and Fred Wan

Fumio the cat’s card

The usual suspects Colm “Colabear” Brophy, Eoin “Hida O-Win” Burke, Justin Walsh, Andy Gordon and Barry “Bazleebub” Sheppard are all involved.

As an extra bonus here’s me making a fool of myself…

First Gameplay Video of the New L5R LCG

First Gameplay Video of the New L5R LCG

After we recorded the show last night, we jumped into tabletop simulator for a game together.

Obviously any decks at this stage are completely inefficient and without synergy but I think this gives a good sense of the flow of the game and the sorts of decisions you have to make.

I’m sure we made mistakes both strategically and figuring out the rules but it was a lot of fun playing and chatting about it with the guys.

If you’d like to see more of this sort of thing let us know.

Imperial Advisor – Episode 2: A New Legacy

Imperial Advisor – Episode 2: A New Legacy

 

The second episode of Imperial Advisor the Legend of the Five Rings LCG show recorded on Monday 15th May. With Colm “Colabear” Brophy, Eoin “Hida O-Win” Burke, Justin Walsh, Andy Gordon and Barry “Bazleebub” Sheppard discussing all the latest news from FFG about the L5R LCG