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TJ Tutt
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So I've heard talk on this forum & others, that there will be some "curse" cards in the semi-near future for Yomi. Is there any truth to these rumors, & if so, when can we expect to see them?
 
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I thought Yomi was supposed to be 'complete out of the box, No CCGs' etc.
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It's an expansion for people who ordered directly from Sirlin Games directly for $100 and not another online store for less $. It's a kind of reward / punishment thing...very passive aggressive.
 
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Curse cards are just character cards with innates that hurt the player, rather than help them. They're mostly a joke, plus potentially a way for players to handicap themselves I guess.

They've been designed, and probably will exist in reality. Sirlin is trying to figure out a fair way to make them an incentive to purchase directly from him, but as far as I know no decisions have been made about them.
 
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Yes, the website says "They are not part of the real game and are for joke purposes" so I wouldn't worry too much about it. They're just going to be included, as far as I can tell, as an incentive for waiting and purchasing from Sirlin Games since they're currently out of stock.
 
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metalchorus wrote:
It's an expansion for people who ordered directly from Sirlin Games directly for $100 and not another online store for less $. It's a kind of reward / punishment thing...very passive aggressive.


Do you feel the same way about convention promos? Do you feel that pre-order incentives for video games are passive aggressive? Why do people have such a hard on for Sirlin? This content isn't even serious content, you're not missing out on anything. How in the world is a retailer providing exclusive content passive aggressive?

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BRudolph wrote:
Why do people have such a hard on for Sirlin?


I'm not sure if you meant to say it like that, it seems like you're asking why people love Sirlin in the middle of asking why people give him grief about some practices.
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Yea "hard-on" is generally a euphemism for erection, which would imply a love fest. Whereas the attitude toward Sirlin on BGG tends to be avoidance or ambivalence.

I think the "Curse Card" Controversy is a bit silly but I also think Sirlin's stance on just about everything is silly too. I like his games, but could stand to hear him talk less.

As far as game designers I have a hard on for...Rosenberg. Definitely Rosenberg.
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in this usage (a fairly common one), it doesn't mean what you think it means.
 
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I'm glad you guys like my games, and I would think you're glad to hear more information about things from me, rather than less. Not sure what's up with the vague insults and unwelcoming attitude there. It seems most BGG users *do* like interaction with designers (including me), so that's great that we have such a forum here.

Anyway, the situation with distributors has changed for the better, and so these cursed cards will not be exclusive, as implied in this thread. I would love to explain more on both those issues, but it's best to wait until I can really officially say what the status is. I will announce it as soon as I can.
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Sirlin wrote:
I'm glad you guys like my games, and I would think you're glad to hear more information about things from me, rather than less. Not sure what's up with the vague insults and unwelcoming attitude there. It seems most BGG users *do* like interaction with designers (including me), so that's great that we have such a forum here.

Anyway, the situation with distributors has changed for the better, and so these cursed cards will not be exclusive, as implied in this thread. I would love to explain more on both those issues, but it's best to wait until I can really officially say what the status is. I will announce it as soon as I can.


Sounds good. Having it exclusive would kind of make the direct orders and non-direct orders even more split.
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Sirlin wrote:
I'm glad you guys like my games, and I would think you're glad to hear more information about things from me, rather than less. Not sure what's up with the vague insults and unwelcoming attitude there. It seems most BGG users *do* like interaction with designers (including me), so that's great that we have such a forum here.

Anyway, the situation with distributors has changed for the better, and so these cursed cards will not be exclusive, as implied in this thread. I would love to explain more on both those issues, but it's best to wait until I can really officially say what the status is. I will announce it as soon as I can.

Glad to hear it. Thanks for the update!
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