Monday, November 24, 2014

Sword & Sorcery 2: Yeti as Adventurer


Sword & Sorcery 1 : Happy 40th, D&D!

Dungeons & Dragons was first published forty years ago in 1974.

Yeti's inclusion in the game is one of the main reasons he's associated with the fantasy / sword & sorcery genre today and why he shows up in so many video games!

And now there's a 5th edition out, and once again yeti is included in the monster manual.

Thanks, D&D... And happy birthday!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Not Yeti Friday - Big Hero 6's Baymax

This guy is like an abloblinable robot yeti.  I mean, he's the spirit of the cute, loyal, huggable yeti sidekick in everything but name.

He's like a cross between a yeti and a Miyazaki forest spirit (kodama):

Haven't seen the movie yet, but I'm already wondering, "is this the greatest character of all time?"


The idea of a balloon robot is genius.

See More Fan Art Here

There's so much lovely, well-deserved fan art for this guy that I can't even include it all here. But trust me, it's out there and it's copious and it's well-deserved.

Sawyers Yeti

This Martha Sawyers illustration's from the '60s is an interesting depiction. Definitely bear-like.  Or maybe a giant sloth. Anyway, it didn't catch on, but I like it.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Theater Thursday: Betty the Yeti

"Betty the Yeti: An Eco-Fable" by Jon Klein from 1995

Maryland Ensemble Theatre 2008

Nicolet Players 1995

Grubbs Hall Studio Theater 2012
Lawton Community Theatre 1995

Realm of Wonder Yeti

Realm of Wonder is a new board game where you can play an abloblinable yeti character.

Looks like there's even a little figurine that goes with it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014