Emperor Edition Starter Decks Preview

Last Friday we brought you the outside of an Emperor Edition starter box, so let’s go inside this time. Each starter deck comes in a clan-specific box. The box exterior has the Clan mon on two sides, a bit of story on the bottom, a Clan quote on the top, and artwork on the other two sides (including the Clan Champion). The box bottom has artwork on the four interior sides (including the Clan Guidance and the Clan House Guard).

But, unless you’re Scorpion, they may not help you endure.
We don’t have money and we keep dying of the plague, but you’re still going to do what we tell you.
The Lion Clan goes to war . . . against change. Good luck with that.
But don’t tell the IRS. Oh, wait, we are the IRS. Yes!
“You’re a Kolat! You’re a Kolat! You’re a Kolat! Everyone’s a Kolat!”
“I have an even better idea. I’m going to place him in an easily escapable situation involving an overly elaborate and exotic death.”
“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”
. . . that we lost our old jobs. No seriously, it’s not just Unicorn players whining, it says right on the other side of this box.
“Check back with us in another 950 years. You’re on your own until then.”
“On second thought, let’s spend the next 950 years telling you what to do. That sounds more fun.”

Of course, there’s stuff inside the starter decks too:

Dragon Clan Phat Pack

For those of you counting along, in addition to the 40/40/3 fully constructed deck, each starter comes with the three other Strongholds, four random EE rares, three booster packs (one each of Emperor Edition, Second City, and Before the Dawn), a 150-page full-color rulebook (very small pages, so not as much text as it sounds like), a clan-specific fiction, six pages of tokens skewed towards the kind that might be useful for the Clan (+1F Fire tokens for Dragon, Favor tokens for Crane, -2GC tokens for Mantis, Poison tokens for Scorpion, etc.), and all of this random stuff:

In addition to the playable cards, each EE starter deck comes with “bio” cards for the Clan Champion, Clan Kami, the Clan, and the other 8 Personalities in the deck. There’s also the “Experience a Personality” card, that you can send in with one of the 8 normal bio cards in an effor to get that Personality an Experienced version. There are rules reminder cards, advertising/info cards (e.g., “Kotei 2012: Claim Lands For Your Clan” and a reminder about the charity card Stone of Remembrance), a clan Imperial Favor token, and 5 koku (replacing the 4 koku box tab you used to get in starter decks).

Emperor Edition starter decks are set to release later this month.

3 thoughts on “Emperor Edition Starter Decks Preview

  1. kolat. kolat. everywhere.

    i still think “we will ride” for the unicorn though
    thanks for the article.
    i’m in lesbians with the box.

  2. Hm… I would have put the champion on the top. It would have been way cooler for players of other games walking past the table to catch an eyeful of, by a factor of… Infinity. Other than that, looks pretty darn good. I don’t know how I feel about the material of the tokens. I’ll have to feel them in order to judge. If it’s just standard, cheap cardboard, I’d rather they have made them out of plastic.

  3. I’m a fan of the tokens. They’re made of pretty thick cardboard and laminated on top. So they’re obviously still super-light (since they are cardboard), but they don’t feel flimsy at all. If you’re actually played Myth Pantheons, they’re fairly similar to those tokens, but much bigger.

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