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of 5 players during  (Return to Rokugan tournament with the first kit in a shop that wanted to organize this for us. Thanks for the great day! Was the only player without a buy, and won from the winner. Overall, I was pretty happy with my performance. ) @ Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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by Severijn  ●  6 days ago
Isawa Mori Seidō  ●   (9)  ●     ●  High Glory  ●  Defense/Attrition  ●  Honor/Glory Boost
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person  3  Asako Tsuki
person  3  Ethereal Dreamer
person  2  Fushichō
person  3  Henshin Disciple
person  3  Isawa Ujina
person  3  Keeper Initiate
person  3  Naive Student
person  3  Prodigy of the Waves
person  3  Serene Warrior
person  3  Shiba Tsukune
person  3  Solemn Scholar
place  1  Ancestral Shrine
place  3  Favorable Ground
place  1  Kanjo District
place  3  Secluded Shrine
attach_file  1  Cloud the Mind
attach_file  3  Fine Katana
attach_file  2  Magnificent Kimono
attach_file  3  Ornate Fan
attach_file  3  Talisman of the Sun
person  2  Ishiken Initiate
person  2  Iuchi Wayfinder
person  1  Shinjo Ambusher
flash_on  3  Against the Waves
flash_on  2  Assassination
flash_on  2  Banzai!
flash_on  3  Censure
flash_on  3  Charge!
flash_on  1  Clarity of Purpose
flash_on  3  Court Games
flash_on  2  Defend Your Honor
flash_on  3  Gaijin Customs
flash_on  1  Subdue the Spirits

by Severijn  ●  6 days ago
Isawa Mori Seidō  ●   (5)  ●     ●  High Glory  ●  Defense/Attrition  ●  Stall Tempo
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person  2  Asako Diplomat
person  3  Asako Maezawa
person  3  Asako Tsuki
person  3  Chikai Order Protector
person  3  Ethereal Dreamer
person  3  Henshin Disciple
person  3  Naive Student
person  3  Radiant Orator
person  3  Shiba Tsukune
person  3  Solemn Scholar
place  3  Bustling Academy
place  3  Forgotten Library
place  1  Kanjo District
place  3  Secluded Shrine
place  1  The Imperial Palace
attach_file  3  Embrace the Void
attach_file  3  Fine Katana
attach_file  2  Magnificent Kimono
attach_file  3  Ornate Fan
person  3  Kaito Kosori
flash_on  2  Against the Waves
flash_on  2  Assassination
flash_on  2  Banzai!
flash_on  3  Censure
flash_on  2  Consumed by Five Fires
flash_on  3  Court Games
flash_on  3  For Shame!
flash_on  2  Let Go
flash_on  3  Mirumoto's Fury
flash_on  1  Subdue the Spirits
flash_on  3  The Path of Man

by Severijn  ●  last month
Isawa Mori Seidō  ●   (10)  ●     ●  High Glory  ●  Defense/Attrition  ●  Honor/Glory Boost
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person  3  Asako Tsuki
person  3  Ethereal Dreamer
person  3  Fearsome Mystic
person  3  Henshin Disciple
person  3  Isawa Ujina
person  3  Keeper Initiate
person  3  Naive Student
person  3  Prodigy of the Waves
person  3  Serene Warrior
person  3  Shiba Tsukune
person  3  Solemn Scholar
place  1  Ancestral Shrine
place  2  Bustling Academy
place  1  Kanjo District
place  3  Secluded Shrine
attach_file  3  Fine Katana
attach_file  2  Guard Duty
attach_file  3  Ornate Fan
person  3  Feral Ningyo
person  3  Goblin Sneak
flash_on  3  A Legion of One
flash_on  3  Against the Waves
flash_on  1  Assassination
flash_on  1  Banzai!
flash_on  2  Benten's Touch
flash_on  3  Censure
flash_on  3  Court Games
flash_on  2  Defend Your Honor
flash_on  3  Hand to Hand
flash_on  3  Policy Debate
flash_on  2  Ready for Battle

by Severijn  ●  last month
Isawa Mori Seidō  ●   (5)  ●     ●  Balanced  ●  Card Choke  ●  Stall Tempo
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person  3  Asako Maezawa
person  3  Asako Tsuki
person  3  Ethereal Dreamer
person  3  Fearsome Mystic
person  2  Haughty Magistrate
person  2  Isawa Atsuko
person  2  Isawa Kaede
person  2  Meddling Mediator
person  3  Naive Student
person  3  Radiant Orator
person  3  Shiba Tsukune
person  3  Solemn Scholar
place  3  Favorable Ground
place  3  Forgotten Library
place  1  Kanjo District
place  1  The Imperial Palace
attach_file  2  Cloud the Mind
attach_file  2  Embrace the Void
attach_file  3  Fine Katana
attach_file  3  Ornate Fan
person  3  Feral Ningyo
person  2  Kaito Kosori
person  2  Tattooed Wanderer
flash_on  3  Against the Waves
flash_on  2  Assassination
flash_on  2  Banzai!
flash_on  2  Censure
flash_on  2  Clarity of Purpose
flash_on  3  Court Games
flash_on  3  For Shame!
flash_on  3  Let Go
flash_on  3  Policy Debate

by Severijn  ●  5 months ago
Isawa Mori Seidō  ●   (7)  ●     ●  Political  ●  Control  ●  Defense/Attrition
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person  3  Adept of the Waves
person  2  Asako Azunami
person  3  Asako Tsuki
person  3  Ethereal Dreamer
person  3  Fearsome Mystic
person  2  Haughty Magistrate
person  2  Isawa Kaede
person  3  Meddling Mediator
person  3  Naive Student
person  3  Radiant Orator
person  3  Solemn Scholar
place  3  Favorable Ground
place  2  Forgotten Library
place  1  Kanjo District
place  1  The Imperial Palace
attach_file  2  Cloud the Mind
attach_file  3  Embrace the Void
attach_file  3  Infiltrator
attach_file  3  Mark of Shame
attach_file  3  Ornate Fan
person  3  Feral Ningyo
flash_on  3  Banzai!
flash_on  2  Benten's Touch
flash_on  3  Clarity of Purpose
flash_on  3  Court Games
flash_on  1  Display of Power
flash_on  3  For Shame!
flash_on  1  I Can Swim
flash_on  3  Policy Debate
flash_on  2  Taryū-Jiai
flash_on  2  The Path of Man

by Severijn  ●  7 months ago
Isawa Mori Seidō  ●   (9)  ●     ●  Balanced  ●  Experimental  ●  Tempo
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person  3  Asako Diplomat
person  3  Asako Tsuki
person  3  Chikai Order Protector
person  3  Fushichō
person  3  Isawa Atsuko
person  2  Isawa Kaede
person  2  Isawa Tadaka
person  3  Keeper Initiate
person  3  Meddling Mediator
person  3  Naive Student
person  3  Radiant Orator
person  3  Solemn Scholar
place  3  Favorable Ground
place  2  Forgotten Library
place  1  Kanjo District
attach_file  2  Cloud the Mind
attach_file  2  Fine Katana
attach_file  3  Ornate Fan
attach_file  3  Reprieve
person  3  Feral Ningyo
person  2  Hiruma Skirmisher
person  2  Stoic Gunsō
flash_on  1  Assassination
flash_on  3  Banzai!
flash_on  1  Benten's Touch
flash_on  2  Censure
flash_on  3  Charge!
flash_on  3  Clarity of Purpose
flash_on  3  Court Games
flash_on  2  Fight On
flash_on  3  For Shame!
flash_on  2  Harmonize

by Severijn  ●  8 months ago
Shizuka Toshi  ●   (6)  ●     ●  Political  ●  Tempo  ●  Kill/Fate Removal
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person  3  Brash Samurai
person  3  Callow Delegate
person  3  Cautious Scout
person  3  Doji Challenger
person  3  Doji Hotaru
person  3  Doji Whisperer
person  3  Guest of Honor
person  3  Kakita Asami
person  3  Kakita Kaezin
person  3  Kakita Yoshi
person  3  Savvy Politician
place  3  Artisan Academy
place  3  Favorable Ground
place  1  The Imperial Palace
person  3  Goblin Sneak
person  1  Political Rival
flash_on  3  A Legion of One
flash_on  2  Admit Defeat
flash_on  3  Banzai!
flash_on  3  Court Games
flash_on  3  For Shame!
flash_on  2  Game of Sadane
flash_on  3  Noble Sacrifice
flash_on  3  Policy Debate
flash_on  3  Ready for Battle
flash_on  3  Soul Beyond Reproach
flash_on  2  Spies at Court
flash_on  3  Voice of Honor
flash_on  3  Way of the Crane
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Added: last month
rate_review Card Review: Rated: 4
The rating applies only when playing this in the Isawa Mori Seido stronghold. Without it, it hits about 20% of all characters (i.e. the proportion of characters with 0 glory), and 94% of all characters during air conflicts. With Isawa [continue reading] Mori Seido's bonus, she hits 94% of all characters, and 100% during air. Note that the overall percentage isn't really representative of the characters you see in the game itself. Some clans prefer 0 glory across the board, whereas others will hover around 1.6 glory per character.

In IMS, Fearsome mystic is a house of a card. Dishonoring her doesn't hurt much with her 1 glory, so you do want to confront her with characters or with remote bow or send home effects. These latter two are few and far between, plus bow isn't all that useful considering that against the waves won't be far behind. This makes fearsome mystic an excellent attacker, because blocking her is painful. When she gets honored, you can also just throw 7 to 9 skill into an air conflict, which is clan champion levels.

Generally, you will want to attack with her on the void ring if there aren't many characters without fate on them on the opposing side. If you put her in your deck, it is a good idea to also run favorable grounds so that you can throw her into whichever challenge has the best target.

In the near future, when Isawa Ujina enters the card pool, she will be even better at pursuing the void ring and demand her prize.
Added: last month
rate_review Card Review: Rated: 2.75
This card is a far cry from some of the other "way of..." cards, but it has its uses. Your main mode for this card should be setting up the scenario where a ring accumulates two fate and denying that your opponent gets to take it s [continue reading]o that you can capitalize on this ring the next round and take up 3 fate (or 2 if you need it during the next dynasty phase). The second mode is to deny the ring that your opponent needs to trigger keeper initiates, or a ring effect that hurts the current board state way too much. A niche application is that you can deny the HMT players from declaring a fifth conflict.

Overall, an unexciting card since it does nothing during a conflict, which is the type of card you can't run in significant numbers. That said, if your deck is very fate-hungry, consider playing this as a singleton together with other "gain fate" phoenix cards like Embrace the void and Path of man.
Added: 4 months ago
rate_review Card Review: Rated: 4
There's a good reason why this has a lot of influence printed on it. This card is magnificent and pretty easy to pull off. It is especially nice how you can play all of them in your hand in one conflict where you end up over-defending [continue reading] or breaking a province.
Added: 7 months ago
Edited: 7 months ago
rate_review Card Review: Rated: 4
Worse than Bayushi Liar, but still great. Most useful in contesting the imperial favor. Also strong if you can get him honored with Asako Tsuki. Good traits, nice cost, good ability.
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Added: 4 weeks ago
I am confident that including subdue the spirits and clarity of purpose are excellent improvements on the list I shared. You are certainly using a lot more sensible card than I was. I am surprised you do not include Keeper Initiates in here. I feel t [continue reading]hey would do well in here.
Added: 5 weeks ago
I believe you are right about that. I'll look into playing one. Subdue the spirits sounds great in this deck. I could very well play that over the second Benten's Touch.
Added: last month
Thank you for the kind words.

I had been thinking about the ningyos and had removed them at some point. The thing is that I am doing a lot that involves the water ring with Tsuki and Prodigy of the waves, and it's nice to have free defe [continue reading]nders in case my opponent wants to nab the fate on the water ring. I am also a little worried that I could get a bad flip with nothing to play, and playing a Ningyo might not be ideal, but it is good to have the option. I am always trying to get Ikoma Reservist in the deck, but if I'd do that, I would be leaning on the water ring even harder.

I do like the suggestion of Asako Diplomat, and have considered running that instead of the Asako Tsuki. My belief is that Tsuki is still better, especially with the Henshin Disciples in here. I don't particularly want to run more 2 drops however. Because of how risky they are against assassinate, I try to limit the number of 2 drops in here, especially as alternatives at 1 or 3 fate are available.

Clarity of Purpose is a good card, and I want to fit one in somewhere. That said, I don't really like this on my bushi. Being unable to bow means that For Shame will dishonor me. I do think they can have a space, but I'd start cutting some of those ready for battles for other ways to keep my bushi honored. As it stands I like playing Clarity of Purpose on Fearsome mystic or Ujina when they are on the offensive, but if I'd use it on those, I think against the waves is enough support.

Now, if I were to remove the ningyo and find room for Clarity of purpose and Asako Diplomat, I believe that would be an excellent deck. I would however then pivot the focus of this deck away from the characters that need claimed rings, and replace those with courtiers. Radiant Orator, Maezawa and even the sage of gisei toshi would be excellent candidates for that list. I would start playing Chikai Order Protector as well instead of the prodigy of the waves. It'd be an interesting idea, but at that point I am changing so much that it will play in quite a different way.
Added: 5 months ago
Commonly, my opponents that play let go are sandbagging one of them to ensure that cloud the mind doesn't get their crucial character. Many opponents also snap off a let go on an embrace the void or a timely ornate fan. So, their let go is slightly o [continue reading]verworked.

Other than that, I will occasionally take let go with policy debate or find it with magnificent lighthouse and bin it/steal with infiltrator. Another common occurrence is that I pressure my opponent's hand to such a degree that the earth ring is burning their last few cards, which happen to be let go.

Even so, while infiltrator is a very fun and surprisingly potent card, I do not feel it as a necessity to protect it. This list can win without ever resolving one of them. On the other hand, policy debate will make it an informed choice on whether the infiltrator will stick.
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