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L5R Ivory Edition card previews – Vast Paddy Fields and Stand or Run

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 18-Dec-13 | 2 comments

L5R: Ivory Edition - Vast Paddy Fields card

Vast Paddy Fields

Keeping the Dynasty cards flowing is key to maintaining a successful stream of Personalities to Recruit. Vast Paddy Fields allows us to see more cards per turn than number of Provinces we control by refilling its Province face-up if this Holding produced Gold when its player Recruits another Farm. Too few Farms producing food for your armies and they are likely to starve, resulting in a lack of Samurai to defend your Provinces.

The Farm Holding schemes have been popular in the past with their inherent synergy. Vast Paddy Fields really looks like it could be an excellent economy booster, but its real potential will lie with how may other Farm Holdings are playable at any given time.

L5R: Ivory Edition - Stand or Run card

Stand or Run

A great and flavorful reprint from both Jade and Diamond arcs. Stand or Run gives us our first look at a Battle duel from Ivory Edition. Usually refusable duels have been fairly lackluster, but the fact that Ivory Edition seems like it will have very few actions that affect entire units makes this Iaijutsu action power something worth looking at.

The added ability to target a bowed Personality to make the duel unrefusable allows you to target a powerful threat now, and risk them coming back later, or dealing with a neutered threat now once and for all. Where will it fit into your battle scheme? I guess that will depend on how dire the situation is at the time…

Make sure and check out our next preview of two new Ivory Edition cards on January 1st!

Comments (2)

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Mantis Clan - Legend of the Five Rings

Vast Patty Fields is an amazing holding for Farm schemes.

It is nice to see Stand or Run return as Steel on Steel was not refusable. Stand or Run gives the option to refuse the duel (something that I will probably be using often…lol) to get out of the way.

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Mask of Agamemnon
The Gold Heart
Cooperative Game Explorer

The first card shows a beautiful field, and the second … I believe he will stay, lol …

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