The Power Grid board game was my latest addition to my ridiculously small boardgame collection (which so far is composed of Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne besides it) and I bought it on one hand because I found a Portuguese version for the ridiculously low price of 25€ (including shipping) and also because I’m trying to focus on acquiring different board game archetypes and this seemed to be a great resource management game with a virtually non-existent luck factor.
As the first Legend of the Five Rings – Ivory Edition expansion being released after the base set, “The Coming Storm” provides players with the necessary cards to start specializing and fine tuning their decks while balancing the environment. From what we’ve seen so far there are a lot of cards that will definitely see play and this awesome water spell will most likely be one of them.
The base Ivory Edition set of Legend of the Five Ring is almost fully previewed so we’ve begun fooling around with a Mantis deck based on magistrates personalities which tries to take advantage of Justice of the Crane in order to regain the wider array of possibilities that the old iteration of naval allowed. Also if you get Entrenched you end up losing a dishonoring action that is still weaker compared to kill actions that you can get from your other weapons and followers.
We’re really excited to present our first L5R Previews for Ivory Edition, a blank cavalry follower brought back to life from the earliest editions of Legend of the Five Rings entitled “Medium Cavalry” and also “Secluded Outpost”, a holding released in Celestial Edition that provides you with 4 gold to attach an item from your hand to a target personality when it is recruited from one of your provinces.