Meta Check – Melbourne

Meta Check – Melbourne

Melbourne Skyline

Melbourne is the first Kotei after the Birmingham Grand Kotei. The players will have seen what was successful during the testing grounds of Birmingham and hopefully will be able to refine and adapt. The expectation is that we’ll see Scorpion and Crab dominating the top tables but hopefully Melbourne will surprise us!

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Defensive Dishonor Theory

Defensive Dishonor Theory

The Scorpion clan are having a stellar Kotei season, with a significant portion of their success due to Fro Top’s excellent switch deck focused on Conflict Characters and card draw. In this article, I’m going to talk about a different style of deck, one that focuses on a control and denial strategy. This strategy forces both players to draw fewer cards and thus starves more aggressive decks of the fuel they require to close out the game. A deck based on this theory saw great success at Gencon and Worlds, making top of clan for both events.

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Meta Check – San Francisco

Meta Check – San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge Bay San Francisco California

This is one of two events happening this weekend. At last, the Kotei season is kicking off in America and we have a chance to see what the meta is currently like over there. These will be the last two events before the restricted list, so it’ll be our last chance to judge the post-disciples pre-restricted list environment.

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Meta Check – Atlanta

Meta Check – Atlanta

Downtown Atlanta skyline at dusk

This is one of two events happening this weekend. At last, the Kotei season is kicking off in America and we have a chance to see what the meta is currently like over there. These will be the last two events before the restricted list, so it’ll be our last chance to judge the post-disciples pre-restricted list environment.

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Adjusting the Environment

Adjusting the Environment

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Restricted List

This week FFG released a new restricted list for L5R. The day before I had just finished my first draft of this article which concluded FFG weren’t going to release one and didn’t need to anyway. I present it today with a minor addendum discussing the changes they did make.

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Meta Check – Düsseldorf Kotei

Meta Check – Düsseldorf Kotei

Welcome to the new environment! This is the first big tournament with the Disciples of the Void Phoenix clan pack legal. While this did have a few minor changes for most clans it was a big change for the Phoenix. The common opinion is that Phoenix are now a top clan along with Scorpion and Dragon. Düsseldorf is where we get to see it in action.

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