Maddest Hatter wrote:
I do wish I could find black cubes to replace the Shuriken tokens. In theory and on paper it sounds like a fantastic upgrade in aesthetics to the game, but from a practical standpoint they're far too fiddly and small. Also, cubes would be easier to count from across the table. In our games the Ronin player usually had to count the shuriken left on the Ninja tile by hand as opposed to a casual glance.
I completely agree with this. This is a situation in which attempting to improve the game actually made it worse in my opinion. Sticking with cubes would have been a better choice. After seeing the shuriken my immediate thought was "I'm going to have to find something to replace those". That's not a feeling you want to have when you buy a game. All of the other upgrades were great decisions but the quality and size of the shurikens are a real issue. At least for me they are. Especially since you are constantly using them throughout the game. It adds an annoying feeling to me while playing the game. At some point I'm definitely going to find something to replace them with.