L5R is a card game that has been around almost as long as Magic. There are lots of gameplay differences but the biggest difference overall is that L5R has this super elaborate storyline that’s been going for a decade. By now there have been hundreds of characters that have gotten story time, and probably over a thousand minor characters on various cards. So i’m just wondering if anyone here actually follows it?
Personally it’s been years since the last time i played the game but i still follow the story almost every week. The first major story arc was really good and a lot of the characters established in that storyline are still some of the all-time best. But lately there have been a few characters emerging as truly standout. Mostly i like the military samurai clans - the Lion and the Crab.
Honestly most of the characters in the Lion over the past few years have been disappointing - at least compared to the really buff characters in that setting. But recently i got to thinking about the former Lion Clan Champion, Matsu Nimuro, and realized that he’s easily one of my favorite characters of the entire storyline. So i did what i do and threw together a modest website …
Has all his appearances in cards and stories blah blah blah … but the most intersting thing is that i actually managed to get a couple of my favorite artists to do custom paintings of him. One of them was done by Andrew Hou, one of the former Udon artists who worked on the Street Fighter comic!
I don’t expect there to be too many L5R fans on SRK. Still, even if you don’t care about the story, samurai artwork is always cool right? Check it out and tell me what you think.