Mist-Robed Gate. This was released in 2008 or so. I’d heard it was interesting, so I just got around to reading about it.
Game about hearbreak ridden wuxia stories, like Hero, or Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, or House of Flying Daggers; Check, and very cool. Was created by a request for “a game like exalted only without the jackassery;” also something I can get behind.
Resolution system revolves around a knife, brought to the table and initially covered with a cloth. The knife cannot be taken, but only given. You want to kill another character? Once you’re given the unsheathed knife, you stab that players character sheet.
….um. um? hmmm.
… THAT’S AWESOME! HOLY SHIT, BUT THAT IS FREAKING* AMAZING!
I’m going to get a copy so I can read the rules in action, but this sounds incredibly amazing.
*Some geekery requires the word “freaking,” some “fucking.” Don’t ask my why.