Imperial Histories: Scorpion Review
(or Why Should I Pay $40 For This?)
“I’m not gonna pick it up. It’s a GM book.”
You’d be suprised how often I hear this about any book, for any game system, that doesn’t specifically say “Players Handbook” on it. In todays economy I can understand that sentiment, really I can. I myself am a gamer on a budget, and being an active player of four role-playing games, two collectible card games, and two minitatures games, let me tell you it’s hard to find the money for some things among that many games.
So why would a player wish to pick up Imperial Histories for the L5R 4th Edition Role-Playing Game? Well, let’s look at the product itself. It’s M.S.R.P.’d at $39.99, which for a sourcebook is kind of high for some gamers. It is hardcover like all other 4th Edition books, which is a plus for modern gamers who have come out of the era of soft-cover sourcebooks. The binding is well done and sturdy. The paper quality is top-notch, print is easy to read, and the artwork is stellar, using material from CCG sources from the card games history giving new players an immersive experience, and veteran players a true feeling for the settings described. A few spelling and grammar mistakes can be found, but not enough to be over detrimental to the reading.
A top quality book in construction and presentation, while recognized by players as a high quality they look for, we all know that the meat of the subject is what they want. The application of what’s inside is what players truly wish to have, and will determine if a book is worth picking up. So what is included in this book that would draw players of the Scorpion Clan towards it’s pages?
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Tagged 4E, Matt Tyler, RPG
Once again we’ve been honoured with the latest Scorpion previews. We’re putting them up as a batch on the frontpage as that should get around the issues we had last time.
Today is the day the Scorpion Stronghold Design Diary went up on www.L5R.com, and you can read that here.
This post will give a quick rundown of the Strongholds, and the decks we’re expecting to be running out of them. Continue reading
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Tagged Akai, EE, Previews
The Great Clans Review: Scorpion
This is the second book I’ve done a review for from the L5R RPG line-up, and I figured I’d do something a bit more different with this one. With Emerald Empire I gave a run-down of one of the schools shown in the Scorpion chapter, this time I’d like to look at the full chapter itself.
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With Second City getting an early release at Gencon, I decided to take this opportunity to steal Eoin Burke’s playset and scan cards I’ve been reliably informed aren’t already around somewhere on the internet.
This week I have the pleasure of hosting a adventure written by our very own Matt Tyler.
In the southern plains of the Scorpion lands, the governor of a lonely city celebrates his son’s Gempukku. Is it an honest celebration, or a mask for something more subtle?
Dark Subtlety is an adventure for 4 to 6 Rank 1 characters using the 4th Edition Legend of the Five Rings rules, and is intended to introduce players to the many situations they may find themselves in in future adventures.
Download here- Dark Subtlety
Make sure to post on our forums and give Matt some feedback so we can convince him to make this a regular thing.
The Dojo Of Lies is once again proud to host the Scorpion Previews of the latest L5R set, due to release in September. Because Gencon is so close and AEG want to give people there a chance to grab some of the set early, they have generously started the Preview Cycle early for all of us unfortunately enough to be missing out.
Check out the Previews on the Forum.
With the final Gencon of Celestial upon us, it’s time for Scorpion to win another one. This time around we’ll be discussing Ninja, one of the most fun Military decks in the environment.
With the final Gencon of Celestial upon us, it’s time for Scorpion to win another one. In this article we’ll discuss the options available to Scorpion Dishonour, including a decklist that highlights one of the styles available to the decktype.