War for Edah by sggc Warrior Elite sounds like a very interesting confrontation game packaged into a compact card game. The game already sold out for this Christmas, but you can pre-order for after the holidays delivery. Plenty of expansion packs are also planned.

It has a clever combat mechanism, and a whole lot of optional rules (100 pages worth, but you only need to use a few of them to play). Tom Vasel gives a review.