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by Moto Ess-Ry
Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Previews
Topic: [EP] Min-Hee Sensei
Replies: 17
Views: 14635

Re: [EP] Min-Hee Sensei

As a straight commander sensei, it's drawback (one of the proposed Onyx changes for the Cav mechanic) is pretty much worse than Taitaken or Aranai in every aspect except letting you first buy one relevant person. For a new, battle maiden commander hybridsh punch your face over and over deck that jus...
by Moto Ess-Ry
Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Previews
Topic: [EP] Min-Hee Sensei
Replies: 17
Views: 14635

Re: [EP] Min-Hee Sensei

There's certainly a deck there. Dropping some of the blank expensive cav things for Okano, 20f battle maiden with a range attack and some other options that haven't been heavily considered.

Will fight better, but outmaneuver worse.
by Moto Ess-Ry
Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Previews
Topic: [EP] Evil Portents Unicorn Previews
Replies: 27
Views: 32919

Re: [EP] Evil Portents Unicorn Previews

I'm getting really tired of 3f guys for 8, and annoyed at 3f guys for 7. Death priest is good. Battle maiden is over box honor and completely inefficient, but can kill some naked things and the lower end followers. Chinua is another not dash honor requirement force inefficient guy with a battle acti...
by Moto Ess-Ry
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Previews
Topic: [THA] Thunderous Acclaim Unicorn Previews
Replies: 50
Views: 27255

Re: [THA] Thunderous Acclaim Unicorn Previews

I will play 1 of those personalities in Arc and none in extended or big deck unless someone can convince me why people worse than paikao should make decks.

That's right about what what I expected from the personality base.

I like better spitting llama a lot.
by Moto Ess-Ry
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Previews
Topic: The New Order
Replies: 19
Views: 10400

Re: The New Order

The only force to gold efficient Unicorn personality is a blank Death Priest. Woo. This reminds me of every year. Theres a 3 personal honor military body who isnt a scout and is... not an Utaku. I like 5 cards from this set. Heres how I feel (a few of us have been looking the set over commenting on ...
by Moto Ess-Ry
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Previews
Topic: Ivory 2 stronghold.
Replies: 12
Views: 7933

Re: Ivory 2 stronghold.

he reason we have higher starting gold was because we used to have to pay for cavalry, If only that were the case. We're still overpaying for equivalent cav military personalities in ivory, outside the soul of's (And Alagh is still a gold over where he should be based on other 4/2 cav personalities...
by Moto Ess-Ry
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Strategic Discussion
Topic: Ivory 2 gold scheme discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 6816

Re: Ivory 2 gold scheme discussion

3 Coastal Lane 3 Stables 3 Famous Bazaar 3 JPI Replacement 1-2 halfway decent 1-1 3 Productive Mine (or its replacement) 3 Non-Farm 4-4 preferably that does something or 3-3 Kharmic / Bazaar or 2-2 Famous Bazaar clone or Kumite Ground / Lonely Dojo / Heavenly Crab or some new playable holding thats ...
by Moto Ess-Ry
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Strategic Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the new Unicorn Stronghold?
Replies: 13
Views: 7684

Re: Thoughts on the new Unicorn Stronghold?

If the cost of our guys accounts for a 4g base production stronghold, itll remain one of the best boxes in ivory. If not, then the pendulum swings back to Unicorn getting very little support and having to play really strange things (and really, thats clearly already happening). We needed to be on a ...
by Moto Ess-Ry
Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: The Meeting Hall
Topic: Tell us what is iconic about the Unicorn!
Replies: 10
Views: 3386

Re: Tell us what is iconic about the Unicorn!

Yokatsu's Letter to Satsume

Chagatai, Chen, Gaharis and Akasha vs the Shi-Ten Yen-Wang

The Shono School of Accepting Duels

Battle Maidens

Compassion

Travel Poetry

Integration of other cultures.
by Moto Ess-Ry
Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Previews
Topic: [ALitS] Sensei: Tanizaki Sensei
Replies: 3
Views: 2425

Re: [ALitS] Sensei: Tanizaki Sensei

I dont see how that is better than Akikazu (for us) or Aranai (For any listed clan). The only way that answer changes is if Courage actions are amazing on their own, and if thats the case, you likely arent pitching them too often. I can maybe see it if we arent playing Extended next year, as the ans...
by Moto Ess-Ry
Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Previews
Topic: [ALitS] Sensei: Takeru Sensei
Replies: 20
Views: 9761

Re: [ALitS] Sensei: Takeru Sensei

Anyone else already planning out new holding schemes with all the ports and markets? The only thing you really get out of it is the repeatable -2f Port requisite on having markets. We dont get to exploit the 1g fetch card like Mantis/Crane. I'm currently dinking around with 2 Silk 2 Traveling 3 Voi...
by Moto Ess-Ry
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:57 am
Forum: Previews
Topic: [ALitS] Spell: Impassable Waters
Replies: 7
Views: 4490

Re: [ALitS] Spell: Impassable Waters

I have nothing bad to say about Blue, Reusable Incapacitated.

Its going to be a go to in shug military, and thats looking like its going to be our actual 'theme' military in more limited formats for a bit, so I imagine I'll see a lot of this card in military and enlightenment.
by Moto Ess-Ry
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Previews
Topic: [ALitS] Follower: Legion of the Khan
Replies: 13
Views: 10863

Re: [ALitS] Follower: Legion of the Khan

Its going to be a quality replacement for Yomanari Archers for me, because Archers just flat out lose to Tested Blade, and I seem to have convinced everyone that Tested Blade is one of the best available attachments in Strict and next years standard. (That doesnt mean i 'Like' anything thats less th...
by Moto Ess-Ry
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: Previews
Topic: [ALitS] Personality: Ide Ryou
Replies: 9
Views: 8715

Re: [ALitS] Personality: Ide Ryou

I'm of mixed feelings with him. With the sensei, in Strict and next years standard, he's pretty great. In Winter Court standard and Extended, he's going to be a hard sell as long as he's competing with 3f 3ph battle maidens, because thoughtless sacrifice probably gives Sang-Ju the edge, and also, if...
by Moto Ess-Ry
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: Previews
Topic: [ALitS] Personality: Moto Alani
Replies: 18
Views: 8952

Re: [ALitS] Personality: Moto Alani

His problem is the distinct lack of abilities printed on the shugs in the theme. You're relying on the sensei or attachments to do your fear actions for you. Or his shug brother in crime this set, who is one of two personalities he has interaction with (Tobita the Strict Beast being the other). It r...
by Moto Ess-Ry
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Previews
Topic: [ALitS] Sensei: Takeru Sensei
Replies: 20
Views: 9761

Re: [ALitS] Sensei: Takeru Sensei

It does also create some mind game possibility. Do I give you one honor and keep the token on my non-producing holding to make you target something else, which gives you potentially more honor, but me potential gold (which some people will gladly do for you!) or do the smart thing and realize that i...
by Moto Ess-Ry
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: Previews
Topic: [ALitS] Personality: Utaku Kimiono
Replies: 13
Views: 7068

Re: [ALitS] Personality: Utaku Kimiono

The families are diverse and not every female Utaku is a Battle Maiden Yes. Yes they are. Unless they are male or retired from active service. The only way to take the Utaku name (as a female) is to join the Shiotome school. Thats it. Thats been a thing since Way of the Unicorn. This is the first U...
by Moto Ess-Ry
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Previews
Topic: [ALitS] Sensei: Takeru Sensei
Replies: 20
Views: 9761

Re: [ALitS] Sensei: Takeru Sensei

This has the most potential to be horrifically broken. It also may end up being utter garbage! Losing the box ability AND giving +1g to your opponent is no bueno, however, we have a distinct lack of horses in the Ide theme, with only the reprint and battle maiden loaners having that keyword. And 1 g...
by Moto Ess-Ry
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: Previews
Topic: [ALitS] Personality: Moto Alani
Replies: 18
Views: 8952

Re: [ALitS] Personality: Moto Alani

He's a gold overcosted like most of our... everything is this set, but at least he has 0hr this time and not 4, so you can theoretically use the sensei with him. If I'm paying 8g, I really, really want 4 force, unless it has a stellar ability that starts with "Battle: " Our guys are trending back to...
by Moto Ess-Ry
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Previews
Topic: [ALitS] Personality: Iuchi Kalsang
Replies: 11
Views: 7154

Re: [ALitS] Personality: Iuchi Kalsang

This guy is pretty solid. He's another bow effect in the format we needed another action for, and he may be playable in standard/extended outside of the shug theme, but even if he only has a home there, that theme needed him (and someone similar to him) something fierce.