Meta Check – Irish Kotei

Meta Check – Irish Kotei

After some difficulties, the Irish Kotei ran with 19 players in attendance.


With a short time between announcement and the event, issues with the event being approved by FFG, and of course the COVID-19 virus this is the smallest Kotei yet. That said, there’s a good chance this will be the last event for the foreseeable future. Players are taking precautions and being careful, but a good time is being had.

The event can be found on Lotus Pavilion here.


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At the end of day 1 we had 7 new Hatamoto added to the halls of honor.

  • Crab – Michael McCormick
  • Crane – Tam Fullard
  • Dragon – Rob Almgren
  • Lion – Marios Bounakis
  • Phoenix – Daniel Barker
  • Scorpion – Tony Gleeson
  • Unicorn – Eoin ‘Siskey’ Dornan

To make the cut you needed 4-1 or better, 4 players managed that. Marios Bounakis playing Lion, Dario Perri playing Lion, Tony Gleeson playing Scorpion, and Tom Nys playing Lion. They all qualified 4 day two. With clan challengers, all the Hatamoto above qualified as did Dimitris Roumeliotis for Lion and Adam Komisarek playing Scorpion.


The final was Dario versus Tom with Dario taking an honor victory!

Dario's Winning Lion Deck
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Dario Perri Ireland kotei 2020 winner
By: Medalliah

Kyūden Ikoma (The Emperor’s Legion)
Seeker of Air
Before the Throne (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
Dishonorable Assault (Bonds of Blood)
Kenson no Gakka (The Emperor’s Legion)
Shameful Display (Core)
The Art of War (Core)

Dynasty(40)
Character (33)
3 Ikoma Prodigy (Core)
3 Matsu Berserker (Core)
1 Tactician’s Apprentice (All and Nothing)
3 Medium of the Living Soul (Clan Wars)
3 Akodo Zentarō (For the Empire)
2 Ardent Omoidasu (The Emperor’s Legion)
3 Hero of Three Trees (Shoju’s Duty)
3 Kitsu Motso (The Emperor’s Legion)
3 Kitsu Spiritcaller (Core)
3 Lion’s Pride Brawler (Core)
2 Akodo Reserve Company (Rokugan at War)
2 Honored General (Core)
2 Akodo Toturi (Core)

Event (3)
3 A Season of War (Rokugan at War)

Holding (4)
2 Favorable Ground (Core)
2 Hall of Victories (The Emperor’s Legion)

Conflict (40)
Attachment (9)
3 Ornate Fan (Core)
3 Tactical Ingenuity (The Emperor’s Legion)
3 Honored Blade (Core)

Character (6)
3 Ikoma Reservist (Tainted Lands)
3 Kami Unleashed (Disciples of the Void)

Event (25)
3 A Perfect Cut (For the Empire)
2 Called to War (Clan Wars)
2 Common Cause (Clan Wars)
3 Court Games (Core)
3 Even the Odds (Breath of the Kami)
2 In Service to My Lord (Shoju’s Duty)
3 Way of the Lion (Core)
2 Prepare for War (The Emperor’s Legion)
2 The Mountain Does Not Fall (Core)
3 Forebearer’s Echoes (Bonds of Blood)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

Tom's second place Lion Deck
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Dublin Kotei runner up – Red Lion Ikoma Tomoya version
By: TheOutcast

Kyūden Ikoma (The Emperor’s Legion)
Keeper of Air
Before the Throne (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
Dishonorable Assault (Bonds of Blood)
Midnight Revels (Children of the Empire)
Shameful Display (Core)
Upholding Authority (Tainted Lands)

Dynasty(40)
Character (36)
3 Ikoma Prodigy (Core)
3 Matsu Berserker (Core)
2 Battle Aspirant (Clan Wars)
3 Ikoma Kiyono (The Children of Heaven)
3 Keeper Initiate (Core)
2 Miya Mystic (Core)
2 Akodo Zentarō (For the Empire)
2 Ardent Omoidasu (The Emperor’s Legion)
2 Ikoma Ikehata (The Fires Within)
1 Implacable Magistrate (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
3 Kitsu Motso (The Emperor’s Legion)
2 Kitsu Spiritcaller (Core)
3 Lion’s Pride Brawler (Core)
3 Akodo Toturi (Core)
2 Ikoma Ujiaki (For Honor and Glory)

Holding (4)
2 Favorable Ground (Core)
2 Imperial Storehouse (Core)

Conflict (40)
Attachment (7)
2 Seal of the Lion (Fate Has No Secrets)
2 Sharpen the Mind (Justice for Satsume)
2 Tactical Ingenuity (The Emperor’s Legion)
1 Blade of 10,000 Battles (For the Empire)

Character (5)
2 Ageless Crone (Into the Forbidden City)
2 Goblin Sneak (Tears of Amaterasu)
1 Guardian Kami (Disciples of the Void)

Event (28)
1 A Legion of One (Meditations on the Ephemeral)
1 Assassination (Core)
3 Backhanded Compliment (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
2 Censure (Into the Forbidden City)
3 Court Games (Core)
3 For Shame! (Core)
2 Forged Edict (Core)
2 In Service to My Lord (Shoju’s Duty)
2 Ready for Battle (Core)
2 Way of the Lion (Core)
3 Calling in Favors (Core)
2 Prepare for War (The Emperor’s Legion)
1 Regal Bearing (The Children of Heaven)
1 Strength in Numbers (Core)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

Tam's Top 4 Crane Deck
Kyuden Kakita
Seeker of Void

Fertile Fields
City of the Rich Frog
Pilgrimage
Shameful Display
Midnight Revels

3 Doji Challenger
3 Daidoji Kageyu
3 Master Piece Painter
3 Court Musician
3 Daidoji Nerishma
3 Brash Samurai
3 Dazzling Duelist
2 Daidoji Netsu
3 Doji Whisperer
2 Chancellors Aide
2 A Season of War
2 Kakita Dojo
2 Esteemed Tea House
3 Imperial Storehouse
2 Asahina Artisan

3 Way of the Crane
2 Court Games
3 Banzai!
3 For Shame!
3 Policy Debate
3 Voice of Honor
2 Legion of One
2 Assassination
2 Return the OFfence
3 Fine Katana
3 Ornate Fan
3 A New Name
3 Elegant Tessen
3 Take Up Command
2 Steward of Law

Marios' Top 4 Lion Deck
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Kyūden Ikoma
Keeper of Air
Before the Throne Air
Upholding Authority Earth
Dishonorable Assault Fire
Shameful Display Void
Midnight Revels Water

Dynasty Deck (40)
Character (35)
3x Akodo Toturi
3x Akodo Zentarō
2x Ardent Omoidasu
2x Battle Aspirant
2x Ikoma Ikehata
3x Ikoma Kiyono
3x Ikoma Prodigy
2x Ikoma Ujiaki
1x Implacable Magistrate
3x Keeper Initiate
3x Kitsu Motso
3x Kitsu Spiritcaller
3x Lion’s Pride Brawler
2x Miya Mystic
Event (3)
3x A Season of War
Holding (2)
2x Favorable Ground

Conflict Deck (40)
Event (30)
1x A Legion of One
1x Assassination
3x Backhanded Compliment ///
2x Banzai!
3x Calling in Favors ///// /
2x Censure
3x Court Games
3x For Shame!
2x Forged Edict ////
2x In Service to My Lord
2x Prepare for War
2x Ready for Battle
1x Regal Bearing
1x Strength in Numbers
2x Way of the Lion
Attachment (6)
1x Blade of 10,000 Battles
2x Sharpen the Mind
3x Tactical Ingenuity
Character (4)
2x Ageless Crone
2x Goblin Sneak

Rob's Top 8 Dragon Deck
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Rob’s Top Dragon Irish Kotei

Mountain’s Anvil Castle (Core)
Seeker of Void
Meditations on the Tao (Core)
Midnight Revels (Children of the Empire)
Pilgrimage (Core)
Sacred Sanctuary (Breath of the Kami)
Shameful Display (Core)

Dynasty(41)
Character (33)
3 Doomed Shugenja (Core)
3 Togashi Initiate (Core)
3 Togashi Yoshi (The Children of Heaven)
3 Hitsu-do Disciple (Shoju’s Duty)
2 Impulsive Novice (Tainted Lands)
3 Togashi Gaijutsu (Seekers of Wisdom)
3 Tranquil Philosopher (Children of the Empire)
1 Volcanic Troll (The Ebb and Flow)
3 Ascetic Visionary (Core)
2 Monastery Protector (Seekers of Wisdom)
2 Togashi Ichi (Shoju’s Duty)
2 Togashi Tadakatsu (Disciples of the Void)
3 Togashi Mitsu (All and Nothing)

Holding (8)
2 Favorable Ground (Core)
3 Imperial Storehouse (Core)
2 Mountaintop Statuary (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
1 Secluded Temple (Core)

Conflict (44)
Attachment (10)
3 Centipede Tattoo (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
2 Vine Tattoo (Seekers of Wisdom)
2 Hawk Tattoo (The Ebb and Flow)
1 Being and Becoming (Elements Unbound)
2 Dragon Tattoo (Seekers of Wisdom)

Character (8)
3 Ancient Master (Breath of the Kami)
3 Tattooed Wanderer (Core)
2 Togashi Kazue (Core)

Event (26)
2 Banzai! (Core)
2 Court Games (Core)
3 Hurricane Punch (Breath of the Kami)
2 In Service to My Lord (Shoju’s Duty)
2 Let Go (Core)
2 Mantra of Air (Shoju’s Duty)
1 Mantra of Earth (Elements Unbound)
2 Mantra of Fire (Core)
2 Mantra of Water (Into the Forbidden City)
1 Ready for Battle (Core)
2 Void Fist (All and Nothing)
2 High Kick (For Honor and Glory)
2 Indomitable Will (Core)
1 Wildfire Kick (Seekers of Wisdom)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

Tony's Top 8 Scorpion Deck
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KB Bid 1 KoA – Clone
By: Legion_310513

Kyūden Bayushi (Underhand of the Emperor)
Keeper of Air
Before the Throne (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
Effective Deception (Justice for Satsume)
Into the Forbidden City (Justice for Satsume)
Midnight Revels (Children of the Empire)
Pilgrimage (Core)

Dynasty(40)
Character (34)
3 Bayushi Liar (Core)
3 Court Novice (Tainted Lands)
3 Blackmail Artist (Core)
3 Keeper Initiate (Core)
3 Loyal Challenger (Children of the Empire)
2 Miya Mystic (Core)
3 Soshi Illusionist (Core)
2 Vice Proprietor (Clan Wars)
2 Young Rumormonger (Core)
2 Fawning Diplomat (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
3 Master Whisperer (Clan Wars)
3 Righteous Magistrate (Children of the Empire)
2 Bayushi Shoju (Shoju’s Duty)

Event (3)
3 A Season of War (Rokugan at War)

Holding (3)
3 Imperial Storehouse (Core)

Conflict (40)
Attachment (5)
3 Court Mask (Core)
2 Elegant Tessen (Seekers of Wisdom)

Character (5)
3 Wandering Mediator (Rokugan at War)
2 Shosuro Sadako (All and Nothing)

Event (30)
3 Assassination (Core)
3 Backhanded Compliment (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
1 Censure (Into the Forbidden City)
2 Court Games (Core)
3 For Shame! (Core)
3 Forged Edict (Core)
3 Spies at Court (Core)
3 Way of the Scorpion (Core)
2 Calling in Favors (Core)
2 Compelling Testimony (Clan Wars)
2 Peasant’s Advice (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 Display of Power (Core)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

Michaels' Top 8 Crab Deck
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That Crabbits Dynamite!
By: Michael McCormick

Kyūden Hida (Defenders of Rokugan)
Keeper of Air
City of the Rich Frog (Rokugan at War)
Frostbitten Crossing (For Honor and Glory)
Into the Forbidden City (Justice for Satsume)
Midnight Revels (Children of the Empire)
Shameful Display (Core)

Dynasty(45)
Character (34)
3 Gallant Quartermaster (Shoju’s Duty)
3 Hida Guardian (Core)
1 Hida Sugi (Justice for Satsume)
3 Kaiu Envoy (Core)
1 Hiruma Kogoe (The Fires Within)
3 Keeper Initiate (Core)
2 Miya Mystic (Core)
3 One of the Forgotten (Clan Wars)
3 Shrewd Yasuki (Core)
3 Student of Anatomies (The Children of Heaven)
3 Vanguard Warrior (Core)
3 Hida O-Ushi (Defenders of Rokugan)
3 Unyielding Sensei (Defenders of Rokugan)

Event (3)
3 A Season of War (Rokugan at War)

Holding (8)
2 Funeral Pyre (Core)
2 Iron Mine (Meditations on the Ephemeral)
1 Kaiu Forges (Defenders of Rokugan)
3 Kuni Laboratory (All and Nothing)

Conflict (40)
Attachment (9)
3 Fine Katana (Core)
3 Ornate Fan (Core)
3 Elegant Tessen (Seekers of Wisdom)

Character (8)
3 Nezumi Infiltrator (The Ebb and Flow)
2 Slovenly Scavenger (Defenders of Rokugan)
3 Tattooed Wanderer (Core)

Event (23)
1 Assassination (Core)
3 Banzai! (Core)
3 Common Cause (Clan Wars)
2 Court Games (Core)
3 Let Go (Core)
3 Rebuild (Core)
1 In Defense of Rokugan (Children of the Empire)
3 Those Who Serve (The Emperor’s Legion)
3 Way of the Crab (Core)
1 Prayers to Ebisu (Children of the Empire)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

Adams Top 8 Scorpion Deck
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Kotei Dublin
By: akakus

City of the Open Hand (Core)
Keeper of Earth
Abandoning Honor (The Fires Within)
Before the Throne (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
Effective Deception (Justice for Satsume)
Shameful Display (Core)
Toshi Ranbo (For the Empire)

Dynasty(40)
Character (33)
3 Alibi Artist (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 Bayushi Liar (Core)
1 Bayushi Manipulator (Core)
3 Blackmail Artist (Core)
3 Keeper Initiate (Core)
3 Miya Mystic (Core)
2 Shameless Gossip (For the Empire)
3 Soshi Illusionist (Core)
2 Vice Proprietor (Clan Wars)
2 Young Rumormonger (Core)
1 Bayushi Gensato (Seekers of Wisdom)
2 Governor’s Spy (Rokugan at War)
2 Master Whisperer (Clan Wars)
3 Bayushi Shoju (Shoju’s Duty)

Event (3)
3 A Season of War (Rokugan at War)

Holding (4)
2 Favorable Ground (Core)
2 Imperial Storehouse (Core)

Conflict (40)
Character (6)
2 Goblin Sneak (Tears of Amaterasu)
1 Seeker of Knowledge (Core)
2 Shosuro Miyako (Justice for Satsume)
1 Bayushi Kachiko (Into the Forbidden City)

Event (34)
3 Assassination (Core)
3 Backhanded Compliment (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
2 Banzai! (Core)
3 Censure (Into the Forbidden City)
3 Court Games (Core)
1 Duty (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 For Shame! (Core)
3 Forged Edict (Core)
3 Way of the Scorpion (Core)
3 Calling in Favors (Core)
3 Earth Becomes Sky (Bonds of Blood)
3 Display of Power (Core)
1 I Can Swim (Core)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com


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