Skirmishes between Samurai and other Japanese-inspired characters in the empire of Pajan.
This medieval fantasy Japan combat game by Asmodee is played out on square tiles with lovely artwork on them, and the system is quite original. You roll a number of ‘inspiration dice’ each turn which have symbols on them that correspond to your different characteristics. By assigning these dice to your combatants, you can receive bonuses to your movement, attack, defense or willpower rolls; or can activate particular skills that make your characters unique. You can also place dice results in reserve on your characters, so they can activate powers or improve their defense abilities during your opponent’s turn.
I highly recommend the figures; they are top-notch quality and very detailed, though probably more suitable for experienced modellers and painters. Cardboard stand-ups are supplied in the box if you don’t want to buy the figures.
This summary includes the magic expansion rules from Era of the Karasu.