[dragon] Tournament Report for sword tournament at Extreme Games in Rockland, ME
clayton_janes at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 28 17:33:55 EST 2002
My Friend Kale and I live in Bar Harbor, Maine. As far as we know we are=
the only l5r players in Bar Harbor. In order for us to play other people=
have to drive a couple hours. The only two places in Maine that seem to=20
hold tournaments are in South Portland (about 3 1/2 hours away) and Rockl=
(around 2 hours away). So about once or twice a month we hop in the card=
and make the trip to play, usually for a season of or some global story l=
This time we where heading to Extreme Games in Rockland. This is our fir=
time playing in Rockland. The store is pretty new as are most of the=20
players. Kale is running ratling out of Kyuden Hida and I'm playing Drag=
The prize for first is a pretty nice sword set. 15 bucks was the entranc=
fee, so I figured that I would play my best today.
5 rounds of swiss to top 4.. i think there were 11 people total.
Steve Nason Crab - Sezaru?
Steve is one of the people I have played against in South Portland in fac=
beat me in the finals of the Season of the Lion. We always have very clo=
This game come down to me with 2 provinces and I'm at 30 honor.. I'm pre=
sure he can take one province his next turn but not two. I have 3=20
sanctified temples and I flip a Chosai and Satsu (phew) so I make it to =
. and I was right he can only take the one province. (I'm glad i put th=
3rd Santified back in)
Kale (the guy i rode up with ) Crab/Nezumi -Sezaru
Kale and I have a lot of practice playing against each other and we know=20
each others decks quite well, so games are usually pretty close, some tim=
I win some times he does. This time I did. I don't remember much of=20
this game. I do remeber using a touch of death on a white rat which slow=
him down a bit. I honor out.. most likely with one province left.
store owner (sorry i forgot his name) Shadowlands - no wind i think.
I got a really great gold start and his was a little slow.. I fisted his=
festering pit which slowed him down a bunch. he kept up pressure on my=20
provinces.. but i took out a bunch of his guy 2 with overwhelmed and som=
bad touches happened.. i didnt draw any duel's pretty much the whole tim=
but i kept him in check with the favor and other send home.
Erik Crane- Sezaru
Erik is the TO and has been playing for a long time. he is playing Iron=
fortress. he says he just threw the deck together that afternoon. I win=
the cut and then get some gold. on his turn he gets revering the past. =
ancestor is in his hand.. and I'm not playing one. so.. he is at 1 and =
at 2 .. on my turn i get more gold. and pitch people that have too muc=
HR . I'm hoping for some cheiko's or shaitung's. i get the welcome ho=
and the imperial gift.. so im fine.. but he is still struggeling . he=20
never gets his momentum back and i deed's him one turn where he might pul=
near me in honor.
Lisa Nason Crane- Tsudao
Lisa is the wife of Steve, who i played first round. She is playing Kosa=
Shiro but has a slightly clunky gold scheme with daidoji merchents and=20
ports. I dont remeber who won the cut. but she dosent draw much gold =
isnt flushing very well. she gets a crys festival. I seem to have good l=
when other players play that event. I fist a daidoji merchent pretty ear=
and cripple her economy she deeds me twice but i have one for her. and t=
i proceed to gain around 20 honor it about 2 turns thanks to tsuge and 2=20
snowcranes and 2 or 3 arts.
I'm the only undefeated person going into the finals.
top for are
My self (dragon)
he store owner (shadowlands)
5th place was Steve Nason. So my schedule was pretty good i guess
I go first. get a good gold start.
he goes and gets an iron mine or something. leaves an ik'rit in the=20
second turn i get some more gold. and 2 sorrow's path (which i hope will=20
his turn he get flips two white guys. he brings out 3 rats. which ma=
10 force. yay
so im in shock at this start that kale got.. its probably the best start=
ive ever seen him get. i go and i think i get a couple people out. i=20
manage to get to about 25 honor before he takes me out.
so I tell Kale that he better win those swords :)
Kale plays against the store owner in the finals. he pulls out the win=20
after some weird plays on both people's part. So I'm happy for Kale .. t=
is actually his second win in a row. He won the season of the Dragon in=20
Portland a week before.
for 3 place they have 3 packs of BB and a flying tricycle Imperial favor =
and 4th is 3 packs of BB . Erik is tired and dosent want to play. He j=
wants the Imperial Favor.. so he offer's me all the packs if he can have=
the favor.. and I'm cool with that 19 dollars worth of cards is ok by m=
All in all I had fun. Its always nice to meet new people and play L5R.
Then we drive the 2 hours home. and collapse :)
I can post a deck list if any one wants it.
Tamori Touji - Dragon Clan Shugenja - Yamabushi
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