Alright, time for a new thread: Dragon Military in Gold
loki at bu.edu
Fri May 25 10:48:52 EDT 2001
On Thu, 24 May 2001, Repine, James wrote:
> Just a few quick notes (seems all I have time for these days).
> In the slowed down game of gold, I think that weapons almost
> become viable, then again, for the same cost you get a better
> follower (unless you are a dueling deck).
Funny, I've been thinking of trying a gold weapon deck. Usin those silly
spells from SW. Too bad that kooky Master Smith ascended. No more +2/+2
tokens for me! :P Kaiu forges it is then! :P
Your comment on followers agress with my line of thought-weapons are only
ever an okay deal if you're using both the force and chi bonus. So if
you're duelling military (that most grossly ineffective archetype. :P )
> People talk about the lack of the personality base, but I just
> don't see it. I really like the way gold is shaping up for
> Dragon (and L5R). And I really like what our gold scheme looks
> like it's going to be. I say going to be, because comments that
> were made by certain members of AEG seem to say they made a few
> changes to Gold edition.
Well, you know what? I agree with you. We may not have an obscene
personality base, but I think we've got a fair amount to work with for
Changes to gold edition? Err? What, are they going to make GoldSmith
> Later tonight or tomorrow, I'll post the beginnings of a gold
Excellent. I look forward to the discussion with you. :)
Mirumoto Hakanin * Dragon Clan Schemer
Chief Organizer/Supporter, Togashi Angai for Emerald Champion
> Hitomi Yamesh
> Dragon Clan Tattooed Jedi Master
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Loki [mailto:loki at bu.edu]
> > Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 1:28 PM
> > To: 'dragon at michonline.com'
> > Subject: Alright, time for a new thread: Dragon Military in Gold
> > Brothers,
> > Methinks we've been a touch too quiet these past few days.
> > Time for
> > good 'ole Hakanin to make a broad sweeping statement and call for
> > discussion. :P That statement is...
> > "I Love Firechickens!"
> > .
> > .
> > .
> > Just Kidding.<G>
> > In any case, for the sake of discusison, I open up a thread on Gold
> > Edition, now that we know it *is* indeed coming.
> > Specifically, our own
> > military prowess (or lack thereof, depending on your
> > viewpoint) in this
> > new format. I'm sure everyone here has access to the Kyuden Ryu
> > Gold-Legal list. So with that I ask if anyone has given
> > serious thought
> > recently to Gold Legal Military. I know I've seen some posts
> > on it in the
> > past, but not much (of anything) recently. I've heard some
> > from outside
> > our clan say the think we could be a potent military force in
> > Gold, while
> > others just laugh at us. What do you all think? My opinion
> > as of right
> > now is with Rumored MRP's and the like, we stand a chance of
> > being able to
> > keep up with the clans without either accelerate gold schemes
> > (i.e. those
> > capable of fielding corrupt holdings well) or personalities who are
> > disgustingly efficient for their cost (such as the Phoenix
> > have proven in
> > the few Quasi-gold games I've seen them play military in).
> > It'll be quite
> > the trick building a deck with a reduced selection of boxable
> > personalities, myself, I'm thinking borrowing a person or two
> > from out-of
> > clan might not be a bad idea. The whore of Gold Ed, Rohiteki, is the
> > first that leaps to mind. Hard to argue with a 2/2 shugenja
> > for 4(good
> > GOD why is she in Gold?). OTOH, I don't think we stand to gain much by
> > borrowing too many out of clanners-there simply isn't a lot
> > of good gold
> > legal personalities for 4G or less, which would be the whole point of
> > borrowing out of clan to begin with. The only others who leap to
> > mind are that monk (Giunko, IIRC) and Suzume Roshi, both
> > from SW. Quite honestly, if we're willing to pay the gold
> > cost, not all
> > of our personalities are attrocious by the Gold median.
> > OTOH, that won't
> > win us any tournies, I think. Not with the brutal monsters
> > Corrupt Crab
> > and Corrupt Scorpion look like they'll shape up to be.
> > Though thank god
> > we'll have one advantage over most clans- a good duelling ability to
> > neutralize some of the High Force, Low Chi crabs (<Amoro> and
> > Kuon, when
> > his brother isn't in play, come to mind). Still, I wonder
> > what we can do
> > for gold military? I tell you, I'm pained that we lost our Dragonfly
> > tattoos. I love Dragonfly tattoos. <G> Though Dragon
> > tattoos might help
> > with early province kills, and Mountain Tattoos still aren't
> > too bad.
> > So, with that, I'll stop rambling, and hope this sparks some more
> > conversation. Maybe after this we'll move on to other deck
> > types, like
> > Dishonor/PK and enlightenment. <G>
> > Mirumoto Hakanin * Dragon Clan Schemer
> > Chief Organizer/Supporter, Togashi Angai For Emerald Champion
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