Rising Sun is a board game for 3 to 5 players set in legendary feudal Japan. As the Kami descend from the heavens to reshape the land in their image, it is up to each player to lead their clan to victory. Use politics to further your cause, negotiate to seek the most profitable alliances, worship the Kami to gain their favor, recruit monsters out of legend to bolster your forces, and use your resources wisely to be victorious in battle.
Whereas the distant ancestor of Blood Rage was Risk, Rising Sun claims Diplomacy as its distant ancestor. Tackle negotiations, alliances and war. Capture hostages and commit seppuku. The game features an honor track, in which you can rise and fall based on your behavior. Each of the five clans in Rising Sun brings not only their own individual set of ten beautifully detailed miniatures for their Daimyo, Shinto and Bushi units, but also a unique ability that sets them apart from the others and affects all players’ strategies.
Currently with 20days left to go and well two million dollars pledged already it seems that Cool Mini or Not have an auto hit on their hands again, scheduled for delivery in April 2018 there is long wait which I am no doubt we can fill with certain other oriental themed games this still looks as though it will be an awesome game to play. CMON games are a solid bet, Zombicide was a brilliant game and a lot of their other games always seem to fair very well, I though Kickstarter fatigue would have set in by now but they still seem to be doing well and getting stuff out there.
When the Kickstarter started I was really looking forward to this, but with the addition of more monsters etc I am starting to swing more towards the fence, I was really hoping for a tabletop version of the old Total War: Shogun, the fantasy/myth side off the game has cooled it a bit for me at the moment, but I am sure that CMON will have much more planned for the next 20 days that could potentially draw me in deeper
Created by acclaimed designer Eric M. Lang, Rising Sun reunites the same creative forces responsible for the smash hit Blood Rage, with stunning artwork by Adrian Smith and intricate miniatures sculpted under the direction of Mike McVey.