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by Sirlin at 8:21 PM
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I'm doing a podcast now. Two podcasts actually. The first one is talking with my co-host, Aphotix, about various game design issues. You can get to the first episode here.

I also have a Patreon now, check it out. What's Patreon, you ask? Patreon lets you support creative people so they can do more of whatever it is they do. Being a patron gets you a sneak peek behind the scenes of my games and your patronage helps make more stuff possible. Patrons can get my second podcast series, Raw Game Design, where I work through whatever design issues I'm having at that moment with my games. So you can hear how things actually get decided. Patrons can also get access to playtest materials of things I have in development (exciting!). Here's that Patreon link again.

And note that my main podcast is free to everyone, just like all my articles on...
by Sirlin at 8:08 PM
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There's only two days left in the Yomi kickstarter, so please pledge now if you're interested. (It ends Wednesday at midnight, US Pacific Time.) Pledging now lets you get the decks months ahead of the retail release, as well as *free* 2-deck set of the minimalist Panda vs. G.Panda decks once we hit the $150k.

In the updates section of the kickstarter, there's now character lore for all 20 characters, as well as images of all their new "EX cards" and text about how to use them. The EX cards allow you to play overpowered versions of Yomi characters. These aren't intended to be balanced, but they are very fun and flavorful.

Here are links to all the lore / ex card updates:
by Aphotix at 6:24 AM
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Hi everyone, I recently had a chance to discuss the Yomi Shadows expansion with Sirlin. You can listen to it here:

In the interview, we go over the story and design of each of the 10 new characters. I had a fun time doing it and learned a lot of cool details about each of the characters.
by Sirlin at 8:18 AM
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The Yomi kickstarter is up right now!

Yomi now comes in two 4-deck sets called Round 1 and Round 2.


The other 12 decks will be sold individually, but they will release over a period of several months after Round 1 and Round 2 ship...UNLESS you back Yomi on kickstarter. Kickstarter backers only will be able to get all the decks months ahead of everyone else.


10 of these decks are new characters that we've tested for years, but that haven't had a physical release yet. The other 10 are reprints and updates of the original characters. There's balance tweaks, art tweaks,...