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Hey all! Persephone here, known as Green Bug on the old forums. Stranded just north of Cincinnati, Ohio after our local game shop closed down. (I was away at college, it wasn’t my fault!) I am a gentle and sensitive person who loves playing games, both because I enjoy thinking through tricky strategies and because it gives me a socially acceptable way to brutally crush people.

I come from a family of board- and card- gamers. I’ve been taking games seriously in some capacity since I was 9, when I played chess competitively. (Never got past 1100~1200 elo, though.) I got into Magic after losing too much to my neighbors at Pokémon cards, which carried me through high school. I never actually got into the competitive Magic scene (first because I didn’t understand how Psychotog decks worked and their limitless supply of free counterspells scared me, then because of the Affinity metagame) but I did playtest with classmates who did, while devouring all of the game design articles published on the old WotC website.

I stayed away from fighting games after a bad experience with an arcade cabinet, which took my 50¢ and then blatantly cheated by grabbing, blocking, and throwing fireballs while all I had were “punch” and “kick” buttons.

Later, I heard about competitive Melee and thought that sounded interesting, until I read further and found you were only supposed to play Fox and Sheik (my least favorite characters) and you needed to abuse glitches just to walk around.

I played in exactly one Brawl tournament, because I heard in Brawl they’d taken out wavedashing. They did, except somehow Snake’s mortar animation or something gave him access to an equivalently ludicrous movement speed. (They’ve fixed that particular glitch for Smash 4, at least.)

Anyway! A coworker introduced me to Puzzle Strike a few years ago, then a few things happened, and I ended up at home all day with nothing better to do than log ~400 hours playing Puzzle Strike on the old website, ultimately winning a small online tournament, which I attribute to sleeping in until just before it started and thus being the only person fully awake in the last rounds.




Only just seen this thread. Guess I should do this:

I’m from the UK, currently aged 33. A proud Northerner who grew up in Yorkshire, came further north to Durham to go to Uni, and fell in love with the place - together with a girl who did the same and got a job in Durham, we’re now married with 2 kids (one aged 3, the other just 4 weeks old as I write) and still live in Durham, with no plans to move away.

My gaming background: I played chess in quite a big way as a teenager, but was never really that good. Quite enjoyed a lot of traditional card games as well - so when I discovered bridge at about age 17, that became a passion. (I haven’t played in a long time, but I still love bridge, whereas I can’t see myself ever playing chess again.) I dabbled in a few other games before, in 2011, my wife and I together discovered modern board games, as represented by the boardgamegeek site. We’ve been hooked ever since :slight_smile:

Both of us, and my wife in particular, are more into “Euro”-style games. (Terra Mystica is my favourite game by a long way.) But lateish in 2011 while browsing BGG I heard about Puzzle Strike, and from there soon heard about Yomi. My personal gaming tastes veer a lot towards card games and asymmetric games, as well as Euros, although my wife not so much - so I soon decided I wanted Yomi. My wife, despite them not being her type of game, kindly got me Yomi, PS and Flash Duel for Christmas in 2011 - but sadly while I really like the idea of both Yomi and PS (Flash Duel seems to have less that makes it special), my wife really wasn’t a fan (especially of Yomi :frowning: ) so all 3 have joined the many games on our shelves that don’t get played.

Despite this, I still was interested in Codex when I first read about it on BGG, and after the kickstarter launch I decided that I had to have it, as even if no-one else would play it with me I could hopefully play it with our son in 10 years or so. Initially I was just going to get the Core+Starter, but was so hooked after reading all the articles on individual specs at that I ended up getting the Deluxe set - despite the lack of any opponents.

So, I love all sorts of board and card games, and play plenty of them on a regular basis. But I don’t get to play any Sirlin games, even though I am now the proud owner of Deluxe Codex and would love nothing more than to have someone to play it with regularly.


Bill Bryson wrote very favourably about Durham in both his books about Britain, and was the chancellor of the university there for some time.

I’ll have to visit one day!

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Yes, he was chancellor for part of the time I was there (as an undergrad and then a postgrad I was a student all the way from 2001 to 2010!).

Durham’s one of those places I think everyone should visit - although you’re much better off in the summer (for both decent weather and for the place not to be heaving with students :wink: )

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Hi all!
Chemistry graduate living in Salt Lake City, Utah. I’ve played Yomi for a few years, mostly IRL but occasionally on steam. Right now I’m more interested in learning Codex. I own the deluxe set and have played a few 1v1 and 3v3 games. I’m looking forward to getting trounced in some play-by-forum matches! Outside of of sirlin games, I play a lot of Android: Netrunner. Hit me up if you play on


Hey, I recently got around to making an account here. I had one on what looks like an older site, doesn’t seem to be in as much use now, but life became too busy, especially with losing my computer, that I couldn’t keep up there and with everything else. Came to this site after finding out about Codex, so I’m planning on looking into that some. The layout is pretty different, but hopefully I don’t mess up with my posts too bad.


@Jude did you used to play Killer Instinct (1) on Zbattle and post about it on SRK? I remember Jude being a KI player.

@SirHandsome: That was me. I was never really a competitive KI player but there was a lot that I liked about the game, despite it being horribly broken. I didn’t learn to play fighting games competitively until I started playing other games though. For some reason (good marketing I guess) I was really into KI when it came out even though I didn’t play other fighting games at the time. I should play it again, it’s been a long time. I would be playing the new one but I haven’t bought a new computer yet and don’t own any modern consoles.

I just logged into my SRK account again. It’s weird looking back at old post you don’t remember writing.

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Been awhile since I was on here. I’m in the DFW area in Texas, USA. I want to dust off my cobwebs for CODEX. I have lots of free time.


Hello everyone.

I’m a life long gamer and have been playing games since I was five. I’m over 40 now. I became aware of Sirlin Games when a friend re-introduced me to modern boardgames. He recommended me Dominion, so I checked it out. It missed the conflict/confrontation that I like in most of my games so I started doing research. I found about Puzzle Strike which I purchased and have played numerous times as well as Flash Duel and my older copy of Yomi. Before my resurgence in the world of boardgames, I used to play the hell out of video games. One of my favorites was Puzzle Fighter, so taking a liking to Puzzle Strike was almost automatic. I found out about Codex sometime last year and while I did not Kickstart it, I picked it up after it was released retail. Codex is what brought me to these forums.


Hi all, another Australian here (I spotted at least a couple of others in the posts above).
I’m from Perth, Western Australia and have been getting into Yomi recently, although I’ve also dabbled Puzzle Strike. I play mostly on the train to/from work and whenever I can grab a spare moment outside of work and family. I enjoy watching people play fighting games but I know I’ll never have the time to really develop the dexterity for one, so Yomi is a great fit.


Might want to look into sirloins current project Fantasy Strike. It’s in pre alpha but very playable and fun.


Hi all, my name is John

I’ve owned Yomi since the Complete First Edition was first available for sale in the UK (I live in a tiny town not far from London), but I have played the game a criminally small amount in that time.

To make amends for such abhorrent behaviour, I recently purchased the Steam version and expansion and have been playing, with varying degrees of success, against the bot and other humans. It seems that much like my playstyle in video fighting games, I gravitate towards rushdown and grappling, and as such consider Setsuki to be my main and Rook to be my second.

If you see me in-game and fancy murderizing someone, give me a shout and I’ll be more than happy to oblige. Alternatively if you live in the Stevenage area, feel free to message me we can arrange your murderizing me using real-life, honest-to-goodness Yomi cards!


@Kirandio, I am also from Hoston, Tx. A friend of mine recently introduced me to Codex and I’ve been absolutely hooked ever since - would you be interested in meeting up some time to learn/play Codex?


@NikoBolas does that mean you’re from houston :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

No but I made some friends while living in San Antonio for 3 years! I miss Texan bbq…

Damn it, now you got me all teary eyed!


Hello. I’ve played Pandante and recently started playing Codex. Looking forward to getting in some games in the future!


I’m going to necromance this thread, since I’m quite new in these parts.

I’m 32, a software engineer, and in the Boston, MA, USA area. I found out about Yomi when reading someone’s analysis of For Honor where they linked to Sirlin’s post on level of balance of the 20 Yomi decks. I got a chance to play at PAX East '17 (and hit up the FSFG both as well). Since then, I’ve gotten most (but not all) of the physical Yomi decks, introduced it to several folks at work, and volunteered to run IYL5, mainly because I wanted to play in it.

I haven’t yet played any other Sirlin games (except FSFG, which I’m subscribed to on Patreon) but I’m looking forward to getting a chance to play them one of these days.

EDIT: Also, I have a 4 year old, so I apologize in advance if I suddenly pause a game and disappear for some minutes.