Monthly Archives: April 2009

Tacoma Kotei 2008

This was Nathan’s (Hotaru) and my first Kotei of the year and one of only 2 we’ll get to attend before Gencon, but DUN DUN DUN we have pretty much decided we ARE going to Gencon this year!

I played Shiz Toshi Honour, Exploding Crane as Case called it, and went 5-3! I’m so happy as I got next to NO practice before the tournament! I didn’t tell my opponents that though…

I was Top Female player and got some neat courtier figurines! I don’t know what the prize would’ve been for a girl playing a military deck…

Winning Moves:  Taking off my obi in the middle of a game v. Scorpion Dishonour, while my opponent was playing Unfortunate Incident… and later on… changing clothes in Nathan’s car rather than keep wearing my uncomfortable costume all day.  In shortform, I took off my kimono and started winning games.  Lesson Learned: I play better when I don’t wear a costume.  Too much fuss, not enough card concentration.

Matchups and Results:

Scorpion Dishonor – Loss, fracking dishonor. hate hate hate hate hate hatehatehate
Spider Military – Win, yay for Reinforce the Gates. Sad for Chris Braun.
Lion Venerable Plains Honor – Lost, stupid virtue cards. what is that about?
Phoenix Military – Lost, THREE TURNS OF GOLDFRACK. WTH.
Lion Military – Won, Allan and I honestly spent most of the game talking politics. It went to time and I was up in honour, but it was close and he gave me the win.
Crane Honor/Military? – Won, and I took 2 provinces with Jun’ai/Koutetsu Meiyo. I tac’d a Hamstrung! One attack I didn’t tac at all. I just sent Hakuseki in during the inf phase! RARRRRRR! /flex
Scorpion Military – Won, which was redeeming after losing to Scorpion 1st rd.
Crab – Won, very close final game. I crossed 40 with Dist Gov/Ekei/Kitsune Den on my turn and some battle based honor gain on his attack. I held off my last province with 4 defenders, 2 Flash of Steel, and 3 Outer Walls. Yeah, I said 3.

Really fun tournament, not just because I did better than I hoped.

I’m super tired, and I no longer have a voice as the devil cold has eaten me.


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New Blog and Website

I found out this morning at about 4 AM that people still know who “Yoshiko” is, even though I fell off the map for a few years.  I love that about the L5R community, and it really made me want to start up a website again.

I’m still working on design and hosting for the rest of the website, but this blog will serve as the “News” section and homepage of the upcoming full website!  It will be a collection of material from my old site with some new items as I find them.

There are a few special things I want to do with my site:

  • Post decklists in one section, in a concise format to make them easy to find.
  • Write articles on everything from CCG strategy to buzz in the community.
  • Point people to interesting, Craney things I find on the internet and off.
  • Hopefully unite the community, and connect with Crane players I meet at tournaments.

I have a few article ideas I’m tossing around.

  • “Blingin’ on a Budget:  Rep Your Clan on the Cheap”
  • “Manly Duds for Clan Style”

I really will write about something that’s NOT gamer fashion, but I think those two articles would be unique and enjoyable.

The website, as with my old site, will feature decklists, articles, and various Crane multimedia I’ve made in the past and will make in the future!  If you have any ideas for wallpapers or whatnot, input is welcomed!

Thanks for stopping by.  🙂

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