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@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.

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I will not be ashamed of my love for votoms.

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I don't wanna be the guy reading too deep into a 30 second trailer, but that's totally the bare arms, grey helmet with green armor classic Doom Marine look.

I don't know what that means, or if it would really mean anything, but Doom Guy bare skin is something I felt the absence of when the last one came out. There is supposed to be a guy in there. He's a killing machine, but he's not a tank, he's still in danger. Granted, they really leaned away from that, and a costume change doesn't mean they're leaning back into it, but, it's something I've been thinking about this whole time, so I want it to mean something.

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Well, that's a batch. Now if any specific inspirations strike me I'll be back.

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That's why I say "Hey Jeff, Nice Meme. What a Good Meme, Jeff"

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That's me! I drew that Abby!

To be fair, the MD Geist comparison was mostly an afterthought as I was posting the tweet, but

I think I have the MD Geist Role-Playing System core book around somewhere, so I could roll up stat sheets for all the raid party members... for no particular reasons...

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Going off the idea of the term coming from the idea of B-side of a double feature, I think this is a good metric of a B-Game:

Imagine going into a Gamestop, with a specific game in mind you're looking to buy. then you find out that there's a buy one get one deal going on. Whatever you pickup as your free game is a B-game.

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Hgrethedelon lives.

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Actually in a game like there where the solutions are more..."interpretive" it doesn't get quite so painful to watch the struggle. Felt more like a Kerbal video of just "well, will THIS (bad?) idea get us the result we want?" A good watch!

Also, is this going to be the interview process for the job opening? How do you solve problems under pressure when none of the tools want to play along?

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This entire QL is equivalent to a "Don't pull on the door handle when I'm unlocking the door for you" gag.

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