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Builder of decks for Isawa Mori Seido. Glory is eternal!
 
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of 11 players during  (Elemental Championship - Outpost Antwerpen) @ Antwerpen,Belgium
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  ●  1 day ago
Isawa Mori Seidō  ●   (6)  ●     ●  Balanced  ●  Stall Tempo  ●  Experimental
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person  3  Asako Maezawa
person  2  Asako Tsuki
person  3  Chikai Order Protector
person  3  Ethereal Dreamer
person  3  Hantei XXXVIII
person  2  Isawa Masahiro
person  3  Isawa Ujina
person  3  Naive Student
person  3  Prodigy of the Waves
person  1  Radiant Orator
person  3  Solemn Scholar
place  3  Ancestral Shrine
place  3  Favorable Ground
place  3  Forgotten Library
place  1  Kanjo District
place  1  The Imperial Palace
attach_file  3  A New Name
attach_file  2  Cloud the Mind
attach_file  3  Embrace the Void
attach_file  3  Fine Katana
attach_file  3  Magnificent Kimono
attach_file  2  Ornate Fan
attach_file  3  The Mirror's Gaze
person  3  Feral Ningyo
person  2  Isawa Tadaka
flash_on  3  Against the Waves
flash_on  3  Censure
flash_on  3  Clarity of Purpose
flash_on  1  Consumed by Five Fires
flash_on  3  Court Games
flash_on  3  For Shame!

by Severijn  ●  1 month ago
Shiro Shinjo  ●   (7)  ●     ●  Balanced  ●  Experimental  ●  Mobility
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person  2  Aranat
person  3  Border Rider
person  3  Hantei XXXVIII
person  3  Iuchi Daiyu
person  3  Iuchi Shahai
person  3  Keeper Initiate
person  3  Minami Kaze Regulars
person  3  Moto Youth
person  3  Outskirts Sentry
person  3  Utaku Tetsuko
place  3  Favorable Ground
place  2  Shiotome Encampment
place  1  The Imperial Palace
place  2  Windswept Yurt
attach_file  3  Curved Blade
attach_file  2  Favored Mount
attach_file  3  Invocation of Ash
attach_file  2  Ornate Fan
attach_file  2  Pacifism
attach_file  3  Spyglass
attach_file  1  Utaku Battle Steed
person  3  Iuchi Wayfinder
person  3  Shinjo Ambusher
person  2  Shinjo Haruko
flash_on  3  Against the Waves
flash_on  3  Banzai!
flash_on  1  Captive Audience
flash_on  2  Cavalry Reserves
flash_on  2  Court Games
flash_on  2  Display of Power
flash_on  1  I Am Ready
flash_on  2  Speak to the Heart

by Severijn  ●  1 month ago
Isawa Mori Seidō  ●   (6)  ●     ●  Political  ●  Stall Tempo  ●  Defense/Attrition
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person  2  Asako Diplomat
person  3  Asako Maezawa
person  3  Asako Tsuki
person  2  Chikai Order Protector
person  3  Ethereal Dreamer
person  3  Isawa Ujina
person  3  Keeper Initiate
person  2  Meddling Mediator
person  3  Miya Satoshi
person  3  Naive Student
person  2  Radiant Orator
person  3  Shiba Tsukune
place  1  Ancestral Shrine
place  3  Favorable Ground
place  2  Forgotten Library
place  1  Kanjo District
place  1  The Imperial Palace
attach_file  3  Fine Katana
attach_file  3  Mark of Shame
attach_file  3  Ornate Fan
attach_file  3  Pacifism
person  3  Feral Ningyo
flash_on  3  A Fate Worse Than Death
flash_on  2  Against the Waves
flash_on  1  Assassination
flash_on  3  Banzai!
flash_on  2  Censure
flash_on  3  Clarity of Purpose
flash_on  3  Court Games
flash_on  3  For Shame!
flash_on  1  Gift of Amaterasu
flash_on  3  The Path of Man
flash_on  1  Way of the Phoenix

by Severijn  ●  4 months ago
Isawa Mori Seidō  ●   (8)  ●     ●  Balanced  ●  Experimental  ●  Card Choke
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person  3  Asako Diplomat
person  3  Asako Maezawa
person  3  Asako Tsuki
person  3  Chikai Order Protector
person  3  Ethereal Dreamer
person  3  Fearsome Mystic
person  3  Keeper Initiate
person  3  Kudaka
person  2  Meddling Mediator
person  3  Naive Student
person  3  Prodigy of the Waves
place  2  Favorable Ground
place  3  Forgotten Library
place  2  Imperial Storehouse
place  1  Kanjo District
attach_file  2  Cloud the Mind
attach_file  3  Fine Katana
attach_file  2  Magnificent Kimono
attach_file  3  Ornate Fan
attach_file  2  Pacifism
attach_file  3  Spyglass
attach_file  2  Talisman of the Sun
person  3  Feral Ningyo
person  3  Iuchi Wayfinder
flash_on  3  Against the Waves
flash_on  2  Banzai!
flash_on  1  Censure
flash_on  3  Clarity of Purpose
flash_on  3  Court Games
flash_on  2  Karmic Twist
flash_on  3  Policy Debate

by Severijn  ●  4 months ago
Isawa Mori Seidō  ●   (7)  ●     ●  Political  ●  Card Choke  ●  Honor/Glory Boost
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person  3  Asako Diplomat
person  3  Asako Maezawa
person  3  Asako Tsuki
person  3  Chikai Order Protector
person  3  Ethereal Dreamer
person  3  Fearsome Mystic
person  3  Naive Student
person  3  Prodigy of the Waves
person  3  Radiant Orator
person  3  Sage of Gisei Toshi
place  3  Favorable Ground
place  3  Forgotten Library
place  3  Imperial Storehouse
place  1  Kanjo District
attach_file  3  Embrace the Void
attach_file  2  Favored Mount
attach_file  3  Fine Katana
attach_file  2  Magnificent Kimono
attach_file  3  Ornate Fan
attach_file  1  Pacifism
attach_file  3  Spyglass
person  2  Iuchi Wayfinder
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  3  For Shame!
flash_on  2  Karmic Twist
flash_on  3  Policy Debate

by Severijn  ●  5 months ago
Isawa Mori Seidō  ●   (4)  ●     ●  Political  ●  Card Choke  ●  Mobility
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person  3  Asako Diplomat
person  3  Asako Maezawa
person  3  Asako Tsuki
person  3  Chikai Order Protector
person  3  Ethereal Dreamer
person  2  Haughty Magistrate
person  3  Naive Student
person  3  Radiant Orator
person  3  Sage of Gisei Toshi
person  3  Shiba Tsukune
person  2  Solemn Scholar
place  2  Ancestral Shrine
place  3  Favorable Ground
place  3  Forgotten Library
place  1  Kanjo District
attach_file  3  Fine Katana
attach_file  2  Formal Invitation
attach_file  2  Magnificent Kimono
attach_file  3  Ornate Fan
attach_file  2  Pacifism
person  3  Feral Ningyo
flash_on  2  Banzai!
flash_on  2  Censure
flash_on  3  Clarity of Purpose
flash_on  3  Court Games
flash_on  3  For Shame!
flash_on  2  Game of Sadane
flash_on  3  Outwit
flash_on  3  Policy Debate
flash_on  2  Spies at Court
flash_on  2  Subdue the Spirits

by Severijn  ●  5 months ago
Isawa Mori Seidō  ●   (6)  ●     ●  High Glory  ●  Defense/Attrition  ●  Honor/Glory Boost
    0 thumb_up    mode_comment    call_split    schedule    video_library
person  2  Asako Diplomat
person  3  Asako Maezawa
person  3  Asako Tsuki
person  3  Ethereal Dreamer
person  2  Haughty Magistrate
person  3  Isawa Atsuko
person  3  Isawa Kaede
person  3  Isawa Ujina
person  3  Naive Student
person  3  Radiant Orator
person  2  Shiba Peacemaker
person  2  Shiba Yōjimbō
person  3  Solemn Scholar
place  2  Favorable Ground
place  2  Forgotten Library
place  1  Kanjo District
attach_file  3  Embrace the Void
attach_file  3  Fine Katana
attach_file  2  Magnificent Kimono
attach_file  3  Mark of Shame
attach_file  3  Ornate Fan
person  3  Feral Ningyo
person  1  Unassuming Yōjimbō
flash_on  3  Against the Waves
flash_on  2  Assassination
flash_on  2  Banzai!
flash_on  2  Calling in Favors
flash_on  2  Censure
flash_on  2  Clarity of Purpose
flash_on  3  Court Games
flash_on  2  For Shame!
flash_on  3  Policy Debate
flash_on  1  Waning Hostilities

by Severijn  ●  5 months 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  ●  5 months 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  ●  6 months ago
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  ●  7 months ago
Isawa Mori Seidō  ●   (5)  ●     ●  Balanced  ●  Card Choke  ●  Stall Tempo
    0 thumb_up    mode_comment    call_split    schedule    video_library
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  ●  10 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  ●  12 months ago
Isawa Mori Seidō  ●   (9)  ●     ●  Balanced  ●  Experimental  ●  Tempo
    0 thumb_up    mode_comment    call_split    schedule    video_library
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  ●  > 1 year ago
Shizuka Toshi  ●   (6)  ●     ●  Political  ●  Tempo  ●  Kill/Fate Removal
    0 thumb_up    mode_comment    call_split    schedule    video_library
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: 5 days ago
Also, as a reminder. This doesn't stop effects like charge, a spiritcaller or Cavalry Reserves. Sadly, this card is not only clunky and expensive, but it doesn't do enough on top of all that. It is just too narrow.
Added: 5 days ago
Well, it is restricted for a reason. This card is dirt cheap to play. Even without any shenanigans, this lets you play with a higher income per turn, allowing you to deploy another body down the line. The only requirements are that you play with enou [continue reading]gh shugenja, and that you plan to play a 3+ cost character with 3 fate or more, preferably.

The aforementioned shenanigans is the card Consumed by five fires. You can attach this on your opponent and blast their fate away, gaining all the fate from the character that had the embrace the void. Another example is Student of Esoterica, a character that you can spend fate from to pay for spell cards. Embrace the void will refund the fate that you are spending from the student.

The final way of using this is on a 2 drop. Many 2 drops in the game are excellent cards, all hampered by the existence of Assassination. Embrace the void lets you get away with buying a Asako Tsuki with three fate. If you get assassinated, you will have at least recoup that fate on Tsuki. Still, be wary of Let Go into Assassination!

Added: 1 week ago
Magnificent Kimono quickly fell out of favor even during core set days, because this card has "risky" written all over it. And to be fair, if you're marginally winning a conflict, this card is raising the stakes. Even so, this is by far the best card [continue reading] with the pride keyword in the game. You get to decide when to use this after all.

There are a couple of ways how you can mitigate or avert the risk altogether. The first option is to play this on your character that already became dishonored, in which case this is pure upside. The second option is to play this on a character that participates in multiple conflicts, like Prodigy of the waves or a Chikai Order Protector. These characters are commonly getting dishonored as the preferred solution to them anyway. The third option is to play this when you are running into your opponent's province with an on-break ability like Upholding Authority or when you are running into a Display of Power. In those cases you're at least getting some equity from the exchange beyond a broken province.

Now, with Bonds of Blood, this card has a bit of extra life added to it in the shape of Conflict Isawa Tadaka. It is very easy to find a board state where you can play Isawa Tadaka and find a conflict that he will win. This card very obviously synergizes with that situation, too.

Note that all of the above assumes that you are running Isawa Mori Seido.
Added: 1 week ago
Pacifism has a couple of extra uses beyond the obvious one of handicapping that militarily-slanted character: You can use it as pseudo-covert in case your opponent is keeping back a powerful character like Toshimoko or Ujiaki for a critical defense. [continue reading]The second use is with Kuroi Mori. You put this on any big character, and you can switch back to military with kuroi mori to send them home bowed. This card excels against any deck that attempts to lean heavily on one or two characters.
Added: 1 week ago
One addition: This can also be used to make someone a Phoenix character. This isn't particularly useful in most cases, since the cards this enables is a Benten's Touch which requires a Phoenix shugenja. The one other use case is to import a champion [continue reading]into Phoenix. Slap this on the neutral Akodo Toturi, and you have an extra phoenix champion, capable of bearing and using Ofushikai. One reminder: If they let go the seal from Toturi, and it was the only seal, then Toturi will discard Ofushikai as he is no longer an eligible target.
Added: 5 weeks ago
rate_review Card Review: Rated: : 4
The card for which I would select an air role. The double dishonor is costly, but that's needed too, since you'll easily take away 4/4 worth of stats. It also offers a fair bit more: One extra pol less is a neat bonus, but what's re [continue reading]ally great here is that it plays like an event, but is still an attachment. This is very difficult to stop. No cancellation helps. Finger of jade does nothing against this. Your options of dealing with this card are either discarding it from their hand before you give them a juicy target, having a character that is immune to its effect, like an army, or having a niche card like Pragmatism. The other options are just damage control like Purity of Spirit.

Of note: This is also very cheap to splash. It absolutely shines in Isawa Mori Seido, where the extra glory really powers up this effect.
Added: 4 months ago
rate_review Card Review: Rated: : 5
This is a contender for the best courtier in the game. It is easily the best courtier that Phoenix has, and they're no slouch with the likes of Asako Diplomat, Naive Student, Radiant Orator and Meddling Mediator. With the Isawa Mori [continue reading] Seido stronghold, this is a 2/6 in most cases. It gets even better when there is a character with higher base political like a Fearsome Mystic or even Fushicho.

There are other contenders as well, of course, but this one has the compromise of a relative low cost for 6 and upwards of political strength. Its strength is that it wins conflicts like no other for that price. When you play this character, you want to focus on grabbing a fire ring with this and get it honored if the situation presents itself. A 4/8 or 6/10 is not something most decks can deal with without spending several cards and/or fate.
Thinking about support, Maezawa is great all by himself. You don't need anything to help him, though I would recommend running a couple of Magnificent Kimonos. It is easy to get these to work in your favor. If there is any other card that you want to put in there as support, it would be Clarity of Purpose, so that you can project his power twice.
Added: 7 months ago
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 Isa [continue reading]wa 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: 7 months ago
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 [continue reading] so 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: 8 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-defendi [continue reading]ng or breaking a province.
Added: 12 months ago
Edited: 12 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.
comment Recent Deck Comments
Added: 1 day ago
Well, if you do try out the swap of Fire Tensai Initiate to Ethereal Dreamer, and Chikan Nobue for Naive Student, you will have just as many courtiers and shugenja. :)

I don't really like Sanpuku Seido myself, because it forces passivity [continue reading]. Have to hold back a blocker, try not to get coverted, and there's a bunch of 3 glory characters running around nowadays. I do agree that it needs to be ran with holdings that add strength. My solution would be to stop warping the deck's plan just for Sanpuku Seido, but if you really want it, I would recommend adding in the Imperial Palace still.

I am also gonna go back on my suggestion for against the waves. I still think it is important to run this when you have some worthwhile shugenja, but in your case it's just Tadaka and Tsuki. That is not a lot to work with. I'd be open to cutting to 1 against the waves, or running another beefy shugenja over the like of Sotorii, like I do in my own A new Name list.
Added: 2 days ago
A couple of suggestions:
- Add Naive Student instead of Fire Tensai Initiate.
- Find room for Ethereal dreamer (I suggest getting rid off Chukan Nobue).
- This kind of deck should play Magnificent Kimono.
- Don't run Midnight [continue reading]revels in a list where you want Shiba Tsukune or some other big value character in play for many turns.
- Play the third Clarity of Purpose.

I do not like Magnificent Lighthouse by itself, and think you could run Forgotten libraries over it. Or even just run the imperial palace over one of them.

I also don't think you should be running 2 displays of power in your always-defend Chikai Order Protector list. :)

It might be preferable to run more shugenja to keep those cloud the mind playable, or otherwise replace them with something else, like pacifism. Note that you probably should run against the waves as support for Isawa Tadaka anyway.
Added: 1 week ago
Looks like a fun emperor list. I did have a couple of questions:
What ends up on the stronghold?
How are the Waning Hostilities helping?
What are the Goblin Sneaks for?
Added: 3 weeks ago
I'm surprised and disgusted that Earth Becomes Sky is just one influence! This one looks fun. I am glad you're not going straight for 3 EbS and 3 Displays of Power to use on the water ring.
Added: 4 weeks ago
Neat idea. I wonder if Policy debate is the right choice here. It is a good card, but you want specifically Maezawa and other political powerhouses do the talking without having to commit a card first. How has it been working out for you?
[continue reading]> Also, with all that glory, have you considered playing the emperor? Thoughts about keeper initiates?
Added: 4 months ago
@RoninRosko, the Illustrious forge is indeed not going to give me a great hit all the time. Despite this, I think it significantly increases the likelihood that I find one of the unicorn attachments, which is enough for me. Consistency is key here. I [continue reading] don't feel like Meditation on the Tao is where I want to be nowadays, especially as I have other ways to get that effect. Vassal Fields has proven better, and so it has been one of my favourite provinces to redirect into/out of.
Added: 6 months 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: 6 months ago
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: 9 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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