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Yetisburg: Titanic Battles in History, Volume 1

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Four Score and Seven Yetis Ago…

On the bloody fields of Pennsylvania in 1863, two great armies collided to decide the fate of a nation. The South rose, and the North responded with fervent mettle.

At the forefront of the battle stood the mighty Yetis, white-furred giants imported from the wilds of Canada to shred the opposing front lines. The great generals strode through the battle lines, engineering the destruction of the opposing forces while powerful mastodons hurled bombs into the fray.

Yetisburg is a fast-paced, two-player card game where the South is pitted against the North in brutal battle.

    Yetisburg contains:
  • Two decks of 55 cards each
  • 60 tokens
  • Initiative marker
  • One rule booklet

Yetisburg—This War's Anything but Civil.

Designed by Mike Selinker and Joshua J. Frost

For two players ages 8 and up.

ISBN 13: 978-1-60125-148-0

Yetisburg Rulebook

The rulebook for Yetisburg: Titanic Battles in History, Volume 1 is available as a PDF. - Download (913kb zip/PDF)

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Cheliax

I can only hope that Anteater'em follows close behind!

This is so mind-boggling to me in concept that it is almost cool by default.


Hah! Love the cover art. Little hats!!!


Oh, man. We've got ideas galore. I wish I could say now, because their names make you giggle. If sales allow for it, there will be more.

Keep an eye on the blog in the coming months for the full story of how this game came to be.


I should also note that the cover art currently displayed is "near final". Consider it a full-color sketch for now.


Looks fun. How many players?


Two.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Evil Genius wrote:
Hah! Love the cover art. Little hats!!!

Mike Selinker suspects that the Generals forgot to tell the folks who make the uniforms that they started conscripting Yeti...


Joshua J. Frost wrote:
Two.

It was a dumb question. Thanks for not laughing... okay, maybe you did laugh.

My excuse is that I was up all night. I'm also wearing my shirt inside out.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

You guys must be eating Lewis Carroll's mushrooms, because there's no way a lucid mind could just make this up.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Zootcat wrote:
You guys must be eating Lewis Carroll's mushrooms, because there's no way a lucid mind could just make this up.

I believe this actually started based on a misheard conversation.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Zootcat wrote:
You guys must be eating Lewis Carroll's mushrooms, because there's no way a lucid mind could just make this up.

It's true.

Back in Gen Con 2007, as a bunch of us were sitting around a table eating dinner, someone mentioned the word Gettysburg. It was noisy and I was a little punchy from being on a jet all day long, and I heard the word Yetisburg. I said so, and Mike Selinker heard me say so, and that flipped the hair-trigger game-design switch in his brain.


Oh, how time changes the story. :-)

Mike S. wasn't there. James Jacobs heard Erik Mona wrong. I couldn't get Yetisburg out of my head (I was also there). I told Mike about it and some ideas I had for a possible card game. He tossed together the first rules set. Mike and I developed the hell out of it. Mike is a damn fine developer and designer -- I am but a n00b with ideas and fledgling design skills under his expert tutelage. :-)

So, I guess I don't need to write the "how it came to be" blog. :-)

With a knife. In the kitchen. It was Colonel Mustard!

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
Joshua J. Frost wrote:
Oh, how time changes the story. :-)

Of course he couldn't remember it correctly-- his mind wasn't lucid. :)

Cheliax RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32

The concept of this game is so absurd that it's awesome.

And all because of one editor's misunderstanding of something said by another... wow.

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

You know it's a cool idea when four different employees at Paizo remember being the one to come up with the name!

Just wait until you guys hear the name of the second game in the series...

Andoran

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Fatespinner wrote:

The concept of this game is so absurd that it's awesome.

And all because of one editor's misunderstanding of something said by another... wow.

At one point, I built a MUSH on a similar mishearing of things.

Of course, now I'm considering what happens when you hybridize Yetis and Jedi... Yeti Knights?

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Designer

Joshua J. Frost wrote:
Mike S. wasn't there. James Jacobs heard Erik Mona wrong. I couldn't get Yetisburg out of my head (I was also there). I told Mike about it and some ideas I had for a possible card game.

We ALL remember this differently, which led to my motto: "Not all drunken outbursts are created equal." I remember it as James, Erik, and Josh semi-inebriatedly accosting me on the street of Indianapolis, with Erik blurting out, "Mike, Mike, you gotta hear this... (dramatic pause)... Yetisburg." And me saying "I'm on it."

But it could easily have happened Josh's way, or James's way, or likely Erik's way. Regardless, we were all involved, and likely so was Demon Alcohol.

Mike

Andoran

This looks interesting. My son and daughter are big into yetis, although typically the non-violent kind found in children's television programming ;)


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Y'all wouldn't be Clutch fans would you?

This might make a perfect soundtrack to a game of Yetisburg...

The Elephant Riders.

Miph


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Mike Selinker wrote:
miph-not-melf wrote:

Y'all wouldn't be Clutch fans would you? This might make a perfect soundtrack to a game of Yetisburg... The Elephant Riders.

Miph

Holy cow! There's a single album with a song about elephants on a Civil War battlefield AND a song called The Yeti? That is definitely the official soundtrack of Yetisburg. Somebody tell Clutch.

Mike

Glad to be of service.

Clutch will be pleased ;)

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Designer

Holy cow! There's a single album with a song about elephants on a Civil War battlefield AND a song called The Yeti? That is definitely the official soundtrack of Yetisburg. Somebody tell Clutch.

Mike


We NEED a Yetisburg Wallpaper !!

In much the same way as we need Freedom, Oxygen, Clean Underwear, and Caffeine (though not necessarily in that order).


Fatespinner wrote:
Of course, now I'm considering what happens when you hybridize Yetis and Jedi... Yeti Knights?

No - YEDI (pronounced Yed-eye) Knights !

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Keno wrote:
typically the non-violent kind found in children's television programming ;)

These aren't those.

Mike


You guys do know that you're all stark raving mad, don't you? ;-P


You guys do know that you're all stark raving mad, don't you? ;-P

Yes, I had to say this twice. This is not a double post. Really

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logophylia wrote:
We NEED a Yetisburg Wallpaper !! In much the same way as we need Freedom, Oxygen, Clean Underwear, and Caffeine (though not necessarily in that order).

Interestingly, a federal appeals court ruled today that you are not entitled to those things in an airport.

But the court said nothing about your Yetisburg Wallpaper. So the Yetisburg Wallpaper Bill of Rights is still constitutional.

Mike


Yetisburg recently got a mention on a gamer Podcast called "The Spiel":

Episode 50

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Joshua J. Frost wrote:
Yetisburg recently got a mention on a gamer Podcast called "The Spiel": Episode 50

My favorite part is when they say "That ain't natural."


Sounds ..... nefariously wacky ! Very interested in this - and not even a US-citizen..


As a Canadian, I salute the acknowledgement of my country's part in the establishment of Yetimerica.

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barsoomcore wrote:
As a Canadian, I salute the acknowledgement of my country's part in the establishment of Yetimerica.

We think that when the Union came calling, it was looking for more men. The Canadians said, "Fresh out, I'm afraid. But after you finish your poutine, please take a look at our lovely Yetis." Which was a win-win scenario, because then the North had more Yetis, and Canada had fewer.

That scenario also played out when the South came calling, naturally.

Mike

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Designer

Today's Yetisblog written by our own Erik Umberhaur Mona. Last I saw him, he had both arms, but in these troubled times, you never know.

Mike

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Updated with final box art!


Woot! I got a chance to play this at PaizoCon, and I can't wait to be able to unleash my yetis upon you Yankee scum (or Rebel freaks)!


Lilith wrote:
Woot! I got a chance to play this at PaizoCon, and I can't wait to be able to unleash my yetis upon you Yankee scum (or Rebel freaks)!

Ahem.

If I may, I believe the customary pejorative for me and my fellow residents of the Northeastern United States is Damn Yankees. I have heard the word "scum" linked with the word "rebel," but that was applied to a different group, the heroic rebel alliance from the Star Wars saga, and since the slur came from a member of the hated Empire, it should be construed as a badge of honor.

As for negative terms for the fine residents of our nation's Southeast, I confess I know of none, which is really no surprise when you consider the amiable nature of the many Southerners who post on these messageboards.


Trey wrote:

If I may, I believe the customary pejorative for me and my fellow residents of the Northeastern United States is Damn Yankees. I have heard the word "scum" linked with the word "rebel," but that was applied to a different group, the heroic rebel alliance from the Star Wars saga, and since the slur came from a member of the hated Empire, it should be construed as a badge of honor.

As for negative terms for the fine residents of our nation's Southeast, I confess I know of none, which is really no surprise when you consider the amiable nature of the many Southerners who post on these messageboards.

:lol:

What if I just called everybody "Bloody Colonials" and be done with it? :D


Lilith wrote:
What if I just called everybody "Bloody Colonials" and be done with it? :D

Lumping the Tories and Whigs together in that manner might yield unanticipated results.

Paizo Employee Developer

Trey wrote:
Lilith wrote:
What if I just called everybody "Bloody Colonials" and be done with it? :D
Lumping the Tories and Whigs together in that manner might yield unanticipated results.

But might lead to a great second addition to this series. I assume other historical battles will get a monster treatment (if not yetis then something else that rhymes)?

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
yoda8myhead wrote:
But might lead to a great second addition to this series. I assume other historical battles will get a monster treatment (if not yetis then something else that rhymes)?

I hope like hell it isn't "Bull Runs: the First and Second Battle of Cow-Asses"

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

yoda8myhead wrote:
But might lead to a great second addition to this series. I assume other historical battles will get a monster treatment (if not yetis then something else that rhymes)?

If Yetisburg does well, future volumes are indeed planned for the Titanic Battles in History series. In fact, the name of the second product in the line is revealed in the Yetisburg rulebook.

(Hint: at this point, we believe that the trench fighters will probably be chupacabra.)

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Designer

Vic Wertz wrote:
(Hint: at this point, we believe that the trench fighters will probably be chupacabra.)

Ahem. Vic, I'm shocked that you would make this claim without making sure you had your facts right. Shocked and stunned, really.

I have never once said the chupacabras would be in the trench.

Mike

Grand Lodge

This game is awesome. It is the first game I bought at the Convention. It was also a FREE Demo, not like other dealers who are charging for demonstrations.

This card game moves fast, it is easy to learn, and it has a strategy that I only picked up on at the end (I won, but I think by default, cuz my buddy didn't get a rule til the end). The demonstrators were good, and it was a fun game.

I took it home (freshly signed by the creator, not the Creator (wouldn't that be odd at Origins)) and showed my wife my loot and she immediately picked up the game, asked about the monsters in uniform and we are now playing. Its a great game.

There is a proposed sequel that sounds entertaining and there is something about history with monsters that sounds great.

As a high school French teacher, I would like to see 100 years war or French revolution or something in the future. This is a GREAT Idea. I think the generals are even historically accurate.

Jamie

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

JavertCMH wrote:
I think the generals are even historically accurate.

Except that one has a beard who should have been clean-shaven, or vice-versa (I forget which).

Oh—also, two of them are depicted as yetis. (History is unclear as to the accuracy of that depiction.)


Trey wrote:
I believe the customary pejorative for me and my fellow residents of the Northeastern United States is Damn Yankees.

Beg Pardon Sir, but I believe the phrase 'Damn Yankees' refers not to just any personage born in the Northeastern United States, but specifically to those who have relocated to our beloved Southron States and who won't go back North. A Northerner living in the North is simply refered to as a 'Yankee'. We gracious Southerners apologise if we have created any confusion for ya'll Yankees, Damned or otherwise.

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
niel wrote:


Beg Pardon Sir, but I believe the phrase 'Damn Yankees' refers not to just any personage born in the Northeastern United States, but specifically to those who have relocated to our beloved Southron States and who won't go back North. A Northerner living in the North is simply refered to as a 'Yankee'. We gracious Southerners apologise if we have created any confusion for ya'll Yankees, Damned or otherwise.

Not our fault up here our tax load and housing prices are wicked high up here in Taxachusetts. Man, my entire group of childhood friends lives in Georgia and SC now, it's amazing.

Taldor Contributor

JavertCMH wrote:

This game is awesome. It is the first game I bought at the Convention. It was also a FREE Demo, not like other dealers who are charging for demonstrations.

This card game moves fast, it is easy to learn, and it has a strategy that I only picked up on at the end (I won, but I think by default, cuz my buddy didn't get a rule til the end). The demonstrators were good, and it was a fun game.

On behalf of the yeti demonstration team, thank you for your kind words. We all had fun running the demos!

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Designer

JavertCMH wrote:
This game is awesome. It is the first game I bought at the Convention.

Yay! It was quite fun to see all the people playing demos, and it brings a tear to my eye that we sold out.

JavertCMH wrote:
It was also a FREE Demo, not like other dealers who are charging for demonstrations.

I'm sorry, what now? Who the heck would charge for a game demo?


Mike Selinker wrote:
I'm sorry, what now? Who the heck would charge for a game demo?

Yeahhhh...that was my thought too! :)

Paizo Employee Developer

Lilith wrote:
Mike Selinker wrote:
I'm sorry, what now? Who the heck would charge for a game demo?
Yeahhhh...that was my thought too! :)

If you buy our game, we'll show you how to play it.

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