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Hello! I'm going to play rising sun this weekend again after playing it with the archway set and I was wondering what each of the sets of cards from either expansion and base encourage. For example I've noticed that the teapot one encourages breaking and making alliances based on winter upgrades and virtues. Anyone got any more ideas?
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Archway: The Entry deck. Has all the monsters, and gives buffs spread out over Bushi and Shinto. Also recommended to use first on your first playthrough.

Horseman: The Honor set. A few dishonorable upgrades plus a winter upgrade for owning Oni, lots of perks to having higher honor.

Teapot: The Ally deck. Lots of perks for having an ally.

Mountain: The Shinto deck. Spring has 4 cards that give Shinto buffs. And that path of the favored card that gives Shinto 3 power seems crazy.
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Great! It makes sense, Thanks. Any idea what the fishing boat one does? I'm assuming it helps shifting scores with with a decent number of comeback virtues.
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gonz008 wrote:
Great! It makes sense, Thanks. Any idea what the fishing boat one does? I'm assuming it helps shifting scores with with a decent number of comeback virtues.


Someone has posted it, but I dont remember what cards are in it.
 
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The Boat deck seems to be mainly about encouraging large scale war. Summoning extra Bushi, bonus VPs for summoning Monsters, extra VPs for winning War Tokens and extra chances to Betray.
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Mountain and Boat deck - where do they come from?
 
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Jim Marshall wrote:
Mountain and Boat deck - where do they come from?


They are actually thematic:

Mountain
- Kami Unbound expansion
- Expansion make Shinto dominance more important
- Shinto travel up mountains to get to temples
- Season cards bolster Shinto

Boat
- Dynasty Invasion expansion
- Invasion equals large war
- Sun and Moon clans invaded via boats
- Season cards bolster war
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A detailed analysis and comparison of the decks just popped up on this thread:

Favorite Season Card Decks and Combinations
 
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