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L5R fan who took up playing when they revived the card game in it's current iteration. Love, love, love the aesthetic and lore of the Unicorn clan, but I'm also a big fan of Dragon and Crab as well. I dig the style of the game because its so radically different from other card games I'm use to (like MTG), and the lore behind everything and the way the game evolves over time is amazing to me. Anyway that's all I have to say about myself.
 
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by Boothberry90  ●  4 weeks ago
Shiro Nishiyama  ●   (10)  ●     ●  Military  ●  Honor Drain  ●  Defense/Attrition
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person  2  Hida Guardian
person  3  Hiruma Signaller
person  3  Intimidating Hida
person  3  Kaiu Envoy
person  3  Keeper Initiate
person  3  Kuni Yori
person  3  Steadfast Witch Hunter
person  3  Student of Anatomies
person  3  Vanguard Warrior
person  3  Yasuki Broker
person  2  Yasuki Oguri
person  2  Yasuki Procurer
place  2  Imperial Storehouse
place  1  Karada District
place  3  Kuni Laboratory
place  1  The Imperial Palace
attach_file  3  Cloud the Mind
attach_file  3  Mark of Shame
attach_file  2  Softskin
attach_file  3  Watch Commander
person  2  Guardian Kami
person  2  Shosuro Miyako
flash_on  1  Assassination
flash_on  3  Backhanded Compliment
flash_on  2  Banzai!
flash_on  2  Contingency Plan
flash_on  3  Court Games
flash_on  2  For Shame!
flash_on  2  In Defense of Rokugan
flash_on  3  Levy
flash_on  2  Spreading the Darkness
flash_on  3  Way of the Crab

by Boothberry90  ●  1 month ago
Shiro Nishiyama  ●   (10)  ●     ●  Military  ●  Honor Drain  ●  Defense/Attrition
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person  2  Hida Guardian
person  3  Hiruma Signaller
person  3  Intimidating Hida
person  3  Kaiu Envoy
person  3  Keeper Initiate
person  3  Kuni Yori
person  3  Steadfast Witch Hunter
person  3  Student of Anatomies
person  3  Vanguard Warrior
person  3  Yasuki Broker
person  2  Yasuki Oguri
person  2  Yasuki Procurer
place  2  Imperial Storehouse
place  1  Karada District
place  3  Kuni Laboratory
place  1  The Imperial Palace
attach_file  3  Cloud the Mind
attach_file  3  Mark of Shame
attach_file  2  Softskin
attach_file  3  Watch Commander
person  2  Shosuro Miyako
person  2  Warden of the Damned
flash_on  1  Assassination
flash_on  3  Backhanded Compliment
flash_on  2  Banzai!
flash_on  2  Contingency Plan
flash_on  3  Court Games
flash_on  2  For Shame!
flash_on  2  In Defense of Rokugan
flash_on  3  Levy
flash_on  2  Spreading the Darkness
flash_on  3  Way of the Crab

by Boothberry90  ●  7 months ago
Shiro Nishiyama  ●   (11)  ●     ●  Balanced  ●  Experimental  ●  Combos
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person  3  Eager Scout
person  3  Kaiu Envoy
person  3  Keeper Initiate
person  2  Kudaka
person  3  Kuni Ritsuko
person  3  Kuni Yori
person  3  Mantis Tenkinja
person  3  Miya Mystic
person  3  Steadfast Witch Hunter
person  3  Third Tower Guard
person  3  Vanguard Warrior
person  3  Yasuki Broker
place  2  Iron Mine
place  3  Kuni Laboratory
attach_file  3  Cloud the Mind
attach_file  2  Fine Katana
attach_file  2  Finger of Jade
attach_file  2  Jade Tetsubō
attach_file  3  Reprieve
attach_file  3  Watch Commander
person  2  Kaito Kosori
person  3  Nezumi Infiltrator
person  3  Seeker of Knowledge
flash_on  3  Against the Waves
flash_on  3  Fight On
flash_on  3  In Defense of Rokugan
flash_on  2  Spreading the Darkness
flash_on  3  Supernatural Storm
flash_on  2  Warm Welcome
flash_on  3  Way of the Crab

by Boothberry90  ●  1 month ago
Shizuka Toshi  ●   (6)  ●     ●  Balanced  ●  Experimental  ●  Control
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person  3  Callow Delegate
person  3  Cautious Scout
person  3  Doji Challenger
person  3  Doji Hotaru
person  3  Hantei Sotorii
person  3  Kakita Favorite
person  3  Kakita Toshimoko
person  3  Kakita Yoshi
person  3  Kakita Yuri
person  3  Savvy Politician
person  2  Tengu Sensei
place  2  Imperial Storehouse
place  3  Kakita Dōjō
place  2  Proving Ground
place  1  The Imperial Palace
attach_file  2  Daimyō's Gunbai
attach_file  3  Duelist Training
attach_file  2  Iaijutsu Master
attach_file  2  Justicar's Approach
attach_file  2  Kakita Blade
attach_file  2  Mirumoto Daishō
attach_file  1  Seal of the Crane
person  3  Arbiter of Authority
flash_on  1  Censure
flash_on  2  Defend Your Honor
flash_on  3  Duel to the Death
flash_on  2  Game of Sadane
flash_on  2  Magnificent Triumph
flash_on  3  Policy Debate
flash_on  3  Soul Beyond Reproach
flash_on  2  Storied Defeat
flash_on  3  Voice of Honor
flash_on  3  Way of the Crane

by Boothberry90  ●  8 months ago
Mountain's Anvil Castle  ●   (9)  ●     ●  Military  ●  Aggression  ●  Experimental
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person  3  Agasha Swordsmith
person  3  Doomed Shugenja
person  3  Enlightened Warrior
person  3  Kitsuki Investigator
person  3  Kitsuki Shomon
person  3  Mirumoto Hitomi
person  3  Mirumoto Raitsugu
person  3  Miya Mystic
person  3  Niten Adept
person  3  Prudent Challenger
person  3  Togashi Yokuni
place  2  Favorable Ground
place  3  Mirumoto Dōjō
place  2  Proving Ground
attach_file  2  Above Question
attach_file  3  Ancestral Daishō
attach_file  3  Daimyō's Favor
attach_file  3  Duelist Training
attach_file  2  Fine Katana
attach_file  2  Iaijutsu Master
attach_file  2  Kakita Blade
attach_file  2  Kitsuki's Method
attach_file  2  Mirumoto Daishō
attach_file  2  Ornate Fan
attach_file  2  Way of the Dragon
person  3  Tattooed Wanderer
flash_on  2  Banzai!
flash_on  2  Court Games
flash_on  3  Defend Your Honor
flash_on  2  Indomitable Will
flash_on  3  Let Go
flash_on  2  Magnificent Triumph
flash_on  3  Policy Debate

by Boothberry90  ●  4 days ago
Yōjin no Shiro  ●   (5)  ●  Support of the   ●  Military  ●  Aggression  ●  Honor/Glory Boost
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person  3  Armament Artisan
person  3  Ashigaru Levy
person  3  Champions of Yomi
person  3  Honorable Challenger
person  3  Ikoma Kiyono
person  3  Ikoma Tsanuri
person  2  Ikoma Ujiaki
person  3  Matsu Gohei
person  3  Matsu Swiftspear
person  3  Matsu Tsuko
person  3  Miwaku Kabe Guard
person  3  Quarrelsome Youth
person  3  Venerable Historian
place  1  Tactician's Camp
place  1  The Imperial Palace
attach_file  2  Blade of 10,000 Battles
attach_file  2  Fine Katana
attach_file  2  Heroic Resolve
attach_file  2  Sharpen the Mind
person  3  Ikoma Reservist
flash_on  3  A Perfect Cut
flash_on  2  Banzai!
flash_on  1  Censure
flash_on  3  Charge!
flash_on  2  Court Games
flash_on  2  For Shame!
flash_on  1  Glorious Victory
flash_on  3  Ready for Battle
flash_on  2  Right Hand of the Emperor
flash_on  3  Stand Your Ground
flash_on  2  Strength in Numbers
flash_on  2  The Spear Rushes Forth
flash_on  3  Voice of Honor
flash_on  1  Way of the Lion

by Boothberry90  ●  1 day ago
Kyūden Isawa  ●   (6)  ●     ●  Balanced  ●  Kill/Fate Removal  ●  Experimental
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person  3  Adept of the Waves
person  3  Asako Azunami
person  2  Asako Diplomat
person  1  Asako Maezawa
person  1  Asako Tsuki
person  3  Ethereal Dreamer
person  2  Hantei XXXVIII
person  3  Isawa Kaede
person  3  Isawa Ujina
person  3  Miya Mystic
person  3  Prodigy of the Waves
person  3  Shiba Yōjimbō
person  3  Solemn Scholar
place  2  Ancestral Shrine
place  3  Forgotten Library
place  1  Kanjo District
place  1  The Imperial Palace
attach_file  3  Cloud the Mind
attach_file  3  Embrace the Void
attach_file  2  Fine Katana
attach_file  2  Ornate Fan
attach_file  2  Unveiled Destiny
person  3  Isawa Tadaka
person  2  Kami Unleashed
flash_on  3  Against the Waves
flash_on  2  Banzai!
flash_on  2  Censure
flash_on  3  Clarity of Purpose
flash_on  3  Court Games
flash_on  2  Display of Power
flash_on  3  Ready for Battle
flash_on  3  Supernatural Storm
flash_on  3  The Fires of Justice

by Boothberry90  ●  2 days ago
Kyūden Isawa  ●   (7)  ●     ●  Balanced  ●  Experimental  ●  Honor Win
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person  3  Acolyte of Koyane
person  3  Asako Diplomat
person  3  Ethereal Dreamer
person  3  Fearsome Mystic
person  3  Isawa Uona
person  3  Kudaka
person  3  Meddling Mediator
person  3  Naive Student
person  3  Serene Warrior
person  3  Shiba Tsukune
person  3  Shiba Yōjimbō
person  3  Solemn Scholar
place  2  Forgotten Library
place  1  Kanjo District
place  1  The Imperial Palace
attach_file  3  Cloud the Mind
attach_file  2  Fine Katana
attach_file  2  Solitary Strength
person  2  Ancient Master
person  3  Isawa Eju
person  2  Kaito Kosori
person  3  Seeker of Knowledge
flash_on  3  Against the Waves
flash_on  3  Benten's Touch
flash_on  2  Censure
flash_on  3  Clarity of Purpose
flash_on  1  Display of Power
flash_on  3  Let Go
flash_on  3  Supernatural Storm
flash_on  3  Walking the Way
flash_on  2  Winds of Change

by Boothberry90  ●  1 week ago
Hisu Mori Toride  ●   (6)  ●     ●  Military  ●  Aggression  ●  Blitz Tempo
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person  3  Battle Maiden Recruit
person  3  Border Rider
person  3  Child of the Plains
person  3  Honest Challenger
person  3  Iuchi Shahai
person  3  Meishōdō Wielder
person  1  Moto Nergüi
person  3  Moto Youth
person  3  Shinjo Gunsō
person  3  Shinjo Shono
person  3  Shinjo Trailblazer
person  3  Utaku Infantry
person  1  Utaku Tetsuko
person  3  Young Warrior
place  2  Shiotome Encampment
attach_file  3  Curved Blade
attach_file  2  Force of the River
attach_file  2  Invocation of Ash
attach_file  2  Talisman of the Sun
person  3  Iuchi Wayfinder
person  3  Shinjo Ambusher
flash_on  3  Against the Waves
flash_on  2  Banzai!
flash_on  2  Captive Audience
flash_on  3  Cavalry Reserves
flash_on  2  Censure
flash_on  3  Earth Becomes Sky
flash_on  2  Spoils of War
flash_on  3  Those Who Serve
flash_on  2  Ujik Tactics
flash_on  3  Unfulfilled Duty
flash_on  1  Way of the Unicorn
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Added: 7 hours ago
You know I wouldn't mind having a few fishmen in the deck
Added: 1 day ago
Made some adjustments to the deck based on the feed back I got so far.

I kept Azunami because I really do like her ability a lot despite her high cost. I dropped the Meddling Mediator for a pair of Asako Diplomats to see if I can't get s [continue reading]ome use out of their ability.

Dragon splash has been switched to Lion for FoJ and Ready for Battle. Fires of Justice I like the option it gives me to remove even more fate from guys or add it, if I feel so inclined. And Ready for Battle is just a good Lion splash card in my opinion.

Added two Kami Unleashed to give them a whirl and see if having their ability to trigger rings is useful. Conflict deck is over 40 by one card and I am honestly fine with that personally since that is in my current acceptable range for Conflict deck.

I'm gonna bring this bad boy to the local weekend event (I don't know if it's a stronghold might just be casual) and run it up against some of the veteran players I play with regularly. Hopefully it performs well.

-Boothberry90
Added: 1 day ago
Edited: 1 day ago
I was on the fence about the Kami, I could honestly just run with both of them if I fiddled around with my conflict deck.

You think a Lion splash would be a better choice for this deck then dragon?
Added: 1 day ago
Thank you for the compliment RoninRosko I appreciate it.

NikolaP I think you might be right about the mediator I'm not getting much use of her in the few (very few) matches I've played with this deck. As for the last two cards I thought [continue reading]Azunami was one of the better Phoenix cards? I don't usual run this clan but I've seen her a lot in other Phoenix decks so I figured she must be good? But you do have a point about Atsuko who I have been trying to squeeze into the deck some how. I like Unveiled Destiny in that it lets me hit other rings with non Ujina or Kaede and get the void effect but yes I am seeing a lot of Crane splash now and days too so fingers of Jade might need to come in
Added: 4 days ago
Adjustments have been made to this janky Lion deck of mine. Enjoy

-Boothberry90
Added: 6 days ago
As some one who only ran Dimir in all three Ravnica sets I appreciate a slow patient deck that just grinds and drains an opponent to death. And this deck looks like it'd just suck the life out of anyone foolish enough to try and break it's defenses.
Added: 1 week ago
Hey RoninRosko saw your comment, and honestly it's just a good card to have. In my past games I've been getting a lot of work out of my Wayfinder and Meishodo Weilder especially if I can give them a Force of the River that being able to unbow them is [continue reading] nice. Or if I run into a strong Shug on the opposite side of the table I can now them instead. AtW is just good Phoenix splash utility.
Added: 1 week ago
Hey Skywa, saw your questions about the deck, firstly don't worry about the language barrier I understood you fine.

-So the high number of characters and lack of Yurts kind of go hand in hand. This deck is a swarm type deck so I want mor [continue reading]e people than holdings, most those people being cheap 1-2 cost characters. The first round tends to be kind of soft in terms of buying characters, so you can build up a fate pool to surge in the second round, though you aren't required too it is a good idea.

Part of keeping cost low is that the majority of my characters are only 1 or two drops who aside from Boarder Rider will never really come in with fate on them. Also Those Who Serve helps to lower everyone's cost for me too which is why I adjusted the deck to carry a full set.

The idea is to overwhelm your opponent with a fleet of little guys in high volume and as I've experienced both with and against this deck, not only is that easy to do it is frightening just how up tempo this deck can be. Winning on Round 2 is surprisingly easy.

-Now you asked about Gateway to Meido, as my restricted. That one was done by the man who's deck mine is based off of. He used it to flood the board with little swarmy guys that were discarded after the first round, and never really used them to defend but rather as a means to build up his forces (Which is another reason to not spend to heavy in the first round). Since the deck doesn't defend conflicts meido is a one use at best but it gives more value than Appealing to the Fortunes in that it can give me more characters and doesn't run the rick of all my dynasty cards on my province row being face down thus making Appealing to the Fortunes kinda' useless.

-In regards to the no five drops. That one I feel is more about cost efficiency, as Chag would be the only 5 drop you'd want in this deck. I know the Kaze Regulars are nice but they are to expensive for a deck that wants to play very very very fast, and that means more weenies than bigs in your dynasty. Now Shono is here cus Shono is awesome, and Shahai gives me so much as well with both her effects, that having a full set of either doesn't hurt the deck. Though if you wanted a 5 drop Chagatai I would say drop Shahai for him since she is more expendable than Shono, who's ability is a critical piece of the decks overwhelming swarm strategy.

Ultimately the lack of 5 drops comes down to cost efficiency more than anything, but a swap of Shahai for Chag is doable.

-Your final question was about Tetsuko and Nergui and why only singles. The biggest reason is because my nameless horde of little guys matter more so having a full set of either actually weakens the deck more than it helps. In my experience against this deck's forebearer as well as my play tests with this deck (though not it's most recent updated version...yet), neither Tetsuko nor Nergui were crucial to my victory, in fact I won just fine without them. Having them still is a nice boon so a single copy of either if perfectly alright, and hey if they get flushed out by my Gunso's then I can always Cav Reserve them back into the conflict.

Honestly the most important Unicorn Personality here is Shinjo Shono, since his ability helps to pump my swarm of little guys and for this deck that means more than the effects of the other three personalities.

-Now I know you didn't ask this but I mentioned it, in that you could use Chagatai. If that were the case I would recommend switching your restricted card to Charge though you'd have to change out a few cards in your conflict. Also you'd want to drop Shahai which is fine. It'll suck not having covert or the potential free Talisman of the Sun but you should be able to work around that. Use Appealing to the Fortunes as your Void Province if that is the case, but honestly I like what Meido gives me more so I'm okay with keeping my deck the way it is at the moment.

I hope I was able to answers all of your questions, and thank you for asking them. I hope you enjoy the deck if you do decide to give it a try too.

-Boothberry90
Added: 1 week ago
New changes made to the deck once again. swapped Shinjo Outrider for Honest Challenger, and dropped both Pacifism cards to give me a full set of Cav reserves and Those who serve.

-Boothberry90
Added: 1 week ago
Once again more changes now that Lion pack is out, I've dropped the Shrine Maidens cus they are kinda meh to me personally and added dupes of Those Who Serve which is really just a great card for this deck
Added: 1 week ago
Made adjustments, added some Censures, another curved blade and second Talisman
Added: 3 weeks ago
Hey man don't feel bad if the big Hida doesn't jive with your deck, maybe drop him for something else that works better. It might not hurt to add another little guy to curb any spending on big crabs. As for BLD yes that card is bonkers and to the bes [continue reading]t of my knowledge a Crab standard in all decks. Can't wait to use her and others with that new carb event that is just Mountain but for everyone. Aaaaaarrrrrggggg why is Crab pack not out yet!!!!!!
Added: 3 weeks ago
And yes Spreading Darkness is a good thing to have in a ...pinch
Added: 3 weeks ago
Dude I dig your deck's design. It looks like a meeeeaaaannn Crab deck that can just hurt people all kinds of ways
Added: 4 weeks ago
Added a Way of the Unicorn to help keep the tempo and also give the deck an edge in the mirror match
Added: 4 weeks ago
So this goes out to everyone who has cloned this deck the two Wardens have been replaced by two Guardian Kami as I feel their lower cost and synergy with Yasuki Broker plus the auto ring trigger effect of the Kami themselves is more beneficial to the [continue reading] deck.

-Boothberry90
Added: 1 month ago
Dude this deck looks mean
Added: 1 month ago
Also just a friendly tip, if your Brother uses dueling Crane's save your Contingency Plans for duels you don't care about losing or if you can, in tandem with a Watch Commander for maximum honor drain.
Added: 1 month ago
Edited: 1 month ago
Ah the tough match up. Crane is always tricky for me cus of their ability to counter events and honor their guys

I've been having no trouble beating up my other Crabs 2-0 and did pretty well against a dragon monk deck 1-2 (Had a friend [continue reading]of mine play me with my other decks and he got me on the rubber match cus of a bad flop). I can tell you from my experience with the previous two versions of the deck Crane will be your ultimate test.
Added: 1 month ago
So just a heads up I've updated this deck to meet it's current line up based on the play testing I've been doing with it -Boothberry90
Added: 1 month ago
Just so everyone knows this deck has been updated per my most recent play tests and also with addition of new Crab cards.

-Boothberry90
Added: 1 month ago
RoninRosko I don't have any restricted list cards in this deck cus I took out the Fate Worse Then Deaths. Gateway wouldn't be bad but you have no way to really force your opponent into it or away from it with out Talisman which would mean a totally d [continue reading]ifferent splash. Warm Welcome just needs your honor bid to be lower and I don't see why it wouldn't work on a turn where CP was used since Contingency Plan is a reaction to the bids being revealed.
Added: 1 month ago
For those of you who have cloned this deck or will clone it I have removed 3 cards. Jade Tetsubo because I have drawn it so very little, Contingency Plan since I've never used in all the test matches I've had so far but had it in my hand each time an [continue reading]d Unspoken Etiquette which was kinda just there to try it out.
Added: 1 month ago
First off, WU TANG! Secondly I'm glad you are enjoying the deck. Yes I could stand to shave a bit off the conflict deck but I haven't gotten enough test matches in to know what I'm comfortable removing so you are more than welcome to remove what ever [continue reading] you think is excess cards.

I love Softskin especially when played on a character you know your opponent wants (or needs to use). Since we don't have a lot of dedicated scorpion players at the comic shop I play at it's hard to tell if that card is slept on or not.

And yes low bidding is a thing. It was something I fine-tuned with the Spicy Crabcakes 2 deck and hopefully with this version low bidding won't put the deck in a late game corner like the last one.
Added: 1 month ago
Also thank you everyone who thought enough of my deck to clone it 17 times. I really do love the idea of Crab dishonor and I hope if nothing else this deck can help give other players some inspiration with their own decks
Added: 1 month ago
Edited: 1 month ago
RoninRosko that's the issue I'm having right now to be honest. I know I'm going to drop the Gunso they have been meh for me in just about all my matches and other cards I'm considering putting on the chopping block are guardian of virtue, funeral pyr [continue reading]e, and I need to cut down my number of tetsubos as well as my in defense of rokugan. If I add Miyako Fate worse then death is out. I've had good success with this deck getting my opponents to very low honor (average 5-3) by matches end but I need a little bit more to give me that final push, as well as shoring up my own defenses. The new Crab shugenja from the most recent inheritance pack is one I want to add just got to figure out what I'll swap for it.

I'm also waiting to see what other Crab cards are coming out in the next few packs and if they are worth adding. Between you and me I kind of miss deceptive offer, I ran it in the first version of this deck and it was a nice pump that could potentially advance my win condition too.

I've actually dismantled this deck irl and am currently trying to reconstruct it to be more effective at what I need it to do.
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