March 12, 2017 at 6:21 am #14030
I am curious what everyone’s thought is on the new CMON Kickstarter Rising Sun. It is a Japanese themed game with some outstanding look miniatures.
I am a bit turned off by the preview video they showed, I don’t think I would like the alliance mechanic. I am half tempted to back it for the minis, especially with all the extra stretch goal minis you get for the base price. Still unsure on some of the themes as it seems they really went full on stereotype with the theme (‘Bonsai’ clan? Panda warrior? Pandas arent even native to Japan, just China! Cmon CMON.)March 13, 2017 at 9:30 am #14031
I’ve backed in, though I’m not particularly impressed with the graphic design; there’s such a rich heritage of Japanese design history to draw on, and these visuals and type choices are disappointing. The miniatures are stunning however, and Blood Rage is a great game, so I suspect this will be in the same vein.February 1, 2018 at 4:51 pm #16283
Got my Rising Sun last week, unwrapped and tried a run through (solo) of the rules with 3 clans.
The system plays much smoother than Blood Rage. Almost eliminates luck (you just need to randomly assign clans to players) and everything else is strategy, bluff and your negotiation skills.
That said, the last 2 elements might not appeal to everyone. I’m waiting for this weekend when I will be playing a full on 3-4 player game (depending who shows up).February 1, 2018 at 4:55 pm #16284
I played it with 4 on Tuesday night and it was excellent. Lots and lots of interesting choices, and we hardly touched on the possibilities for alliances and general negotiation. The combat system is ingenious. Highly recommended.February 16, 2018 at 10:11 am #16352
Speaking of Japanese heritage…February 16, 2018 at 11:05 am #16353
Yes, great little story that. My NZ friends here were most amused!
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