A project in Emeryville, CA by David Sirlin

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Yomi: a fighting game in card form. Learn your character, practice combos, and read the opponent's tendencies.
Backers: 1079
Average Pledge Per Backer: $202

Funded: $217,815 of $30,000
Dates: Jun 17th -> Jul 17th (30 days)
Project By: David Sirlin
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Latest News

6 Hours Left!

July 16th - via: kickstarter.com
As of this update, there's only 6 hours left in the Yomi kickstarter. There's been an incredible surge of pledges in the last couple days, and we've unlocked many of the foil aces. If we can get to $200k, that's around where the project breaks even,... (Read More)

Yomi Cardbacks, Unlocked Panda vs. G.Panda

July 13th - via: kickstarter.com
This Kickstarter ends *tomorrow* at midnight (US Pacific time). We have now unlocked free 2-deck sets of Panda vs. G.Panda ($30 value) for everyone pledging for 10 or more decks. You can see more info on that here. Now for fun, let's take a look at... (Read More)

Character Spotlights: Vendetta & Zane

July 11th - via: kickstarter.com
VendettaVendetta is an undead assassin from the Dreadlands. Not much is known about him or his origins. Vendetta moves quickly and silently. He has great acrobatic skill as well as great patience. Giant pincers can extend from his arms, giving him... (Read More)

Character Spotlights: Gloria & Gwen

July 8th - via: kickstarter.com
GloriaGloria is a healer who has helped people and animals her whole life. Gloria and her sister Gwen worked as veterinary assistants from a young age, helping with the care of animals. They studied medicine and the healing arts, as well as the... (Read More)

Kick The Box

July 7th - via: trollitc.com
This week’s Kick The Box features games that will have you robbing coaches for loot, wizard’s dueling, and some steampunk invention building for good measure. What amazing games are these you ask? I guess you’ll have to read on for a quick summary of these fine games and more. Also, in the news section are two extremely successful and highly reputable campaigns that you must see, if you haven’t backed them already. (Read More)

Character Spotlights: Menelker & Persephone

July 6th - via: kickstarter.com
MenelkerMaster Menelker is a mysterious and misunderstood figure, though he's widely known as the most powerful martial artist in the Realm. Midori and Menelker (The Two Dragons) are sons of the legendary Memnarch. While Midori and Menelker are both... (Read More)

Character Spotlights: Quince, Onimaru, BBB, Troq

July 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
These are the four characters in the Round 2 box. They are expansion characters, meaning they haven't been printed in tabletop form until now. QuinceSirus Quince is the head of the Flagstone Dominion, a position he attained through political prowess,... (Read More)

Thursday Tabletop Kickstarter Update - What is more American than boardgames?

July 3rd - via: gamingtrend.com
Happy pre-’Murica day. Before you go outside for lawn games and burger chowing, be sure to check out some of these upcoming Kickstarters. New to these parts? Here is a handy introduction. Presented in no particular order, I give you this week’s projects. (Read More)

Panda vs. G.Panda for FREE?

July 1st - via: kickstarter.com
My previous kickstarter was for Pandante, a panda-themed gambling game that's both a party game and a serious, real money replacement for poker. (If you missed the kickstarter, the game is generally available now.) Pandante's graphic design style is... (Read More)

Character Spotlights: Lum & Argagarg

June 30th - via: kickstarter.com
A Panda and a Fish make an unlikely pair, but Lum and Argagarg complement each other well. LumThe Pandas are a playful and mischievous race. They enjoy gambling, eating, and trickery. Lum is a renowned Panda because of his success and his exciting... (Read More)

Podcast about the 10 new Yomi characters

June 28th - via: kickstarter.com
I did an hour+ long podcast discussing the development of the 10 new characters in Yomi with Aphotix, the lead playtester. I go through the characters one by one and explain where the ideas for them came from, why they exist at all. Here's the link.... (Read More)

Character Spotlights: Valerie & Geiger

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Valerie and Geiger have very different personalities, but they have something in common: they both left Flagstone to join Rook in his Morningstar Sanctuary. Valerie is Rook’s artistic advisor and Geiger is his science advisor. ValerieValerie Rose... (Read More)

Character Spotlights: Rook & DeGrey

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Rook & DeGreyBoth Garus Rook and Jefferson DeGrey are unnaturally old. They’ve been friends for a very long time and they lived through a revolution together. Or rather, they almost lived through it. They know what it’s like to live in times... (Read More)

The EX Powerup Box

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Here's the EX Powerup box!   And here's a 3D gizmo where you can rotate the box around. As you can see, it features new art of all 20 characters. Overall the box is as simple, bold, and elegant as I could make it. For practical reasons of selling,... (Read More)

Character Spotlights: Grave, Jaina, Midori & Setsuki

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
In the last update, I covered the four characters in the Yomi Round 1 box and noted that they are free to play online for the duration of the kickstarter. Now let's talk a little more about their story and gameplay roles, and show their EX cards. Oh... (Read More)

The League of Nonsensical Gamers Kickstarter Spotlight

June 20th - via: nonsensicalgamers.com
Better late than never, right? Right? Origins ate up a lot of the League’s time last week, so enjoy this double helping of Kickstarter projects, and get prepared for some juicy tidbits that came from the convention! (Read More)

Try Yomi for FREE Online

June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
For the rest of duration of this kickstarter, you can play all four Round 1 characters in Yomi for free online on the Fantasy Strike site.  Those free characters are: Play against the easy or hard bots, tell some friends and try it together, or... (Read More)

What A Great Start!

June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We reached the funding goal in just one day, and by the second day we already doubled it. I'm really excited at how much support there is for Yomi, as it's already made more than the entire Pandante kickstarter did. (Pandante is pretty awesome too... (Read More)

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