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Joshua Sprung
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Hey all,

If you're coming to GenCon this year and are interested in some friendly Yashima competition, please sign up for the Yashima tournaments!

This year, we'll have 3 main events:
Thursday - Yashima:Legend of the Kami Masters Entry Round #1
Friday - Yashima:Legend of the Kami Masters Entry Round #2
Saturday - Yashima:Legend of the Kami Masters Finals

I'll also be at the Greenbrier Games exhibit hall booth #2339 Thursday through Saturday, if you want to stop by and say hello!

- Josh
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Congratulations to Nicholas Sawyer for winning the second Yashima GenCon tournament! I hope you put your awesome $100 Greenbrier Games prize to good use!

This year the competition was fierce! The first two qualifier tournaments had some very close games and best of all for me to see, the generosity of veterans helping out new players before, during, and after the tournament. What a great group of players, please keep up this “Jolly Cooperation”!


The first round of the finals was very close, with both Nicholas and the returning champ Sean Loeb just edging out a victory over the competition in a tricky game of cat and mouse. While Christopher Sawyer was restoring, Matt White was backed into a dangerous corner - out of plant/seed tokens, full of karma and nothing to spend it on, while Joshua Vergiels hunted him down trying to bleed him out. Just as it seemed Matt was about to fall and Josh’s clever victory was inevitable, Toru’s Fruition Burst is revealed - out of nowhere Matt deals enough damage to land a surprise victory in the FFA match! What a flashy finish, Matt couldn’t help but jump out of his chair and shout in victory!


In the second round, a mix of good luck and playing to his strengths landed Chris a solid victory over Jason. Musashi has a lot of tricks to play two attacks in one turn, and Jason had a very limited supply of defenses for attacks – to make things worse, half his defenses simply wouldn’t work on Musashi since almost all of his damage is dealt via direct attacks and not effect damage, making a hand full of counters much weaker. It was an uphill battle from the start for Jason’s Bruce Lee, but he certainly didn’t go down without a fight!

The game was close all along, with Mulan needing to get in early bleed imprints before needing to weather the storm that is Yuki’s dangerous long range attacks. The clever combination of Phoenix and Yuki meant that Jon would an easy time keeping up on karma and movement when he needed it. Josh played very well to have a shot against such a powerful combination, most notably by making fine use of Mulan’s Disguise. In standard Yashima fashion, the duel between Josh and Jon all came down to winning initiative on the last round of the game!


The top players from the previous days and rounds faced off in the last 3-player FFA match! After Matt’s flashy first round finish, both Nicholas and Sean saw an early target. But in doing so, they brought a lot of violence to a very small play space, allowing Toru’s slow speed to not be such a detriment, and most swings hit two opponents at a time – making this a very fast and exciting game! Matt dropped some early seeds on the edge of his board, while Nick and Sean closed. The round after they got in range, those seeds grew into arduous terrain, keeping all three players in close combat for most of the game. Each player felt the sting of each attack, but stuck with it as each master held their own advantages at this range. Sean utilized Mitsuo’s fantastic attack patterns and Saru to great effect, dishing out some serious damage before being the first to restore. But ultimately, Lu Bu, being a ruthless and impulsive brute came away with the extremely narrow victory! Well played match by all!



Thanks to everyone for taking the time out of their very busy GenCon scedules to attend this event! Also special thanks to Rob Hogan for the help and Julie Ahern for the most amazing trophy to date.
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