Child of the Plains

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Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:10 am

Hi All,

what do you think in the guy/lady shown here - ... icseen#new - there are images in second post here. and bottom left corner there is an unicorn character. 1/0 for 1 fate, 0 glory. Scout. Cavalry. Reaction: After a province this character is attacking is revealed - the attacker has the first action opportunity this conflict.

I love it, cheap & useful.

Shinjo Dun
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Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:21 pm

A Sneak Attack with legs seems good. It needs tested, but my first instinct is that it's solid.

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Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:57 pm

I like it. Another way to go first and break before anything else can happen. :)

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Horiuchi Meimei
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:37 pm

I'm not sold. What kind of actions do we have that need to happen before the defender's first action? Routing out a lone defender is decent, having a hard time thinking of good uses otherwise. If bowing characters prevented them from using their abilities like it did in the old game then maybe Admit Defeat or For Shame could be nasty.
"The Mantis have power over thunder and lightning but there is more to the storm than that."

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Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:29 pm


you can use Chasing the Sun to move to different province if naughty one was revealed. You can change type of conflict from political to military in first action if opponent has committed characters with - in military. I think over time it will be more useful as more interesting cards will appear. It is cheap and sill participate in political. Time will tell I guess

Ide Leenath
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:38 pm

We are keepers,so no chasing.
Milan Terek, proud Unicorn from Hungary
Swift as the wind :)

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National league 1st round 4-2 5th
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:24 pm

It depends on a ton of circumstances, but it definitely opens up a lot of opportunities to go first.

Say playing against crane and are in a POL fight? Drop something to bump your pol stat above 3 so you can't get strongholded.

Hit a shameful? use him to drop a Steward of Law.

Use a Route, Strength in Numbers, or Outwit to get rid of a defender.

etc etc etc.
Thomas Stavlo
-Ex AEG L5R Mantis Player

Tournament Results as Unicorn:
17 Aug 17: 2-3
7 Oct 17: 4-1
1 Nov 17: 1-2
3 Nov 17: 2-4
5 Nov 17: 1-3
18 Nov 17: 1-4

Monty Pillepalle
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:58 pm

Dont forget assasinate or let go, if abilitys that require items/abilities on items are present. You have to build accoringly, but i can see it. Anyways, every 1 cost dude is good by default. The imperials are played, and they suck monkey balls besides only costing 1. And that is sadly enough. On the scale of all other unicorn cards this cycle, this is pure gold. Bushi would be nice, but hey, what can we do.
The Unicorn seal however, seems to be the most usefull seal of them all, better version of favored mount in many circumstances.

Tsuruchi Nakata
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:28 am

Or Policy Debate :D

Look at their hand and discard as a first action is awesome!

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