Material: 25 Scrabble tiles, every letter except [S] For each player: The Samurai is a powerful being, holder of the Storied Sword. This legendary weapon can grant its owner a single wish. The only way to possess it is to defeat the current holder in a duel. You need this wish. Why? Draw a random letter [✗]. You’re now the ✗amurai – ✗murai if vowel. Every choice you now make must start with letter ✗. Choose your ✗-Weapon. (Bow, Zanbatō…) How does it reflect your personality? Choose your ✗-Totem. (Blood, Zebra…) How does it help you in battle? Choose your ✗-Weakness. (Blind, Zonked…) Does it make you look badass? The Samurai invited all their challengers to meet them. But once there, you only see the other ✗amurais. Is the Samurai one of them? The GM hands you a secret letter. [S] means you’re the Samurai in disguise. Why are you hiding? Have you already made your wish? ✗amurais’s actions are always a success. If it involves their ✗-Weakness, always a failure. When ✗amurais are opposed, each draw a random letter. Draw one more when ✗-Totem is advantageous. The letter closest to [A] wins. ✗amurais may survive only one wound.
I dedicate my entry to Afro Samurai, Samurai Jack, Steel Samurai, the Samurai Sauce and all these unsung heroes. If you come up with a cool ✗amurai character please show it to me on my Twitter @Pyrofoux ! Thanks to @Ploogle, @Toastnbacon and Neoboss for their insightful review <3