Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Jungle Fauna

I am now recovered from my bout of food poisoning - which wiped me out for about a week - and gaming can once again commence on a semi-regular basis.  Wave 21 gets a few more profiles revealed: the Shimogama Viper, Kioshi Makoto, and Kaito.  The Vipers are currently my favourite profile to throw into my test lists, so I have only good things to be said about them - at least in the way I play my lists.  Kioshi is an unusual profile, he's very... meta-game is the only way I can describe it.  Kaito is solid, he brings a little bit to the Temple that covers what the peasants were missing.

So all the voting for the special cards are now complete.  The actually useful cards for both Temple of Ro-Kan and the Ito Clan were ignored and the marginally cornercase ones voted in.  Salty, salty tears about the Muramasa Blade, and I'm sure a number of Temple players mourn the loss of Way of Stillness.  All the other factions seem to have gotten really useful specials, I rather like Vanguard for the Prefecture.  Apparently there are some new special cards up for voting next soon (expect an update on the GCT website on Saturday), I believe these will be the generic cards.

My personal games have been put on hold until the Shimogama Vipers are released, as the flying snakes open up a huge amount of list choices.  Suddenly there is room for special cards where there were none before, different models can be swapped about.  It's a great luxury to have.  So meanwhile I've been trying to think of what my next Bushido board will be like.  I really want a jungle ruin to go with my Ito Clan stuff, but trying to figure out how that will look and how to build it is quite difficult.  So far I've decided to go modular with 1 ft squares, but that's about it.  I've been collecting lots of random pieces of concept art to try to bring my vision together.  I'll make a post with the whole process laid out at some point.

Wave 21 Concept Art

Prefecture of Ryu - Kioshi Makoto
Temple of Ro-Kan - Kaito
Cult of Yurei - Souta & Sloth
Savage Wave - Rashka the Destroyer
Ito Clan - Shimogama Viper
Silvermoon Trade Syndicate - Dakufaia