Edited By LCom • @afar: GB Unplugged is a series they had done in the past - they did a few sessions of a D&D game, and I think a few rounds of Avalon too? But that was in previous space and with previous mix of people, so it's been long MIA.@the_hot_giant_dolphin: Yomi is strange, compared to this game it's like if every single turn was treated as a strike (so there's no real alternating turns, anything you want to do starts with playing a facedown card at the same time as your opponent). Has same concepts of speed, HP, character abilities, and even the character deck balance breakdown ("X deck is 20% throws and 40% normals, etc.") but no sense of spacing - no board. What Yomi really goes into deeply compared to Exceed is a sort of combo system: There's normals and specials, and some specials can have follow ups while others are specifically the last card you can play in a hit. Also each deck is also a bicycle deck (4 suits, 10 numbered, 3 faces, 2 jokers), so in general normals can combo if they are numerically in order. It's pretty fun, but it's very much about that one moment of guessing at your opponent, and the rest is just seeing what the best hit you can make with your in hand cards are.When I first saw this game on a con floor from about 12 feet away I was able to get "oh, that's UFS but with some of the combat mechanics stripped out and replaced with Flash Duel," and I think this QL kind of validates that to anyone who knows both those games. That's not a bad thing, because I think UFS had some design flaws that didn't break it but kind of stifled the fun you would expect of a series-crossover-fight-game-turn-card-game promise, and Flash Duel is a more fun and really approachable game that could offer a lot by adding some more mechanical depth. It's just that if you know these 3 other game, this comes off as oddly redundant. But I as a fan of games that try to port fighting games to tabletop, I don't think I would mind putting this on my shelf right next to the other three already there.It looks like seasons 1 and 2 of Exceed are on Tabletop Sim (SF is season 3) so I'm definitely going to give it a serious try. But until it can offer me the Terry V. Haohmaru matchup that originally sold me on UFS, it's definitely just another attempt and not the next evolution.