Ascension

By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 7th, 2017
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Those of you long-time readers of TGN know that, along with giant robots, one of my gaming obsessions is the deck-building game, Ascension. I currently have about 95% of all the available cards for the game, only missing a couple of the promos. Well, soon I’ll have a whole new expansion to lear...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 14th, 2016
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It would seem that the wars on New Vigil are even throwing the regular cycle of night and day out of order. A shadowy evil is looking to plunge everything into eternal darkness. Heroes from the four factions (Lifebound, Mechanica, Void, and Enlightened) are gathering together to battle against this n...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 30th, 2016
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Hello, everyone. My name’s Polar Bear and I’m an Ascension junkie. “Hi, Polar Bear.” I have every boxed expansion that’s come out for the game as well as most of the promo cards as well. So when I saw that Stone Blade Entertainment was coming out with a new set at Origins, but I wasn’t […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 29th, 2016
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New Vigil seemed like it was going to be nice and peaceful for a bit. But such is not the case, as the creatures from the Void once more look to cause all sorts of havoc. Only the realm’s heroes will be able to turn the tide. And with new challenges comes new opportunities. Be […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 19th, 2015
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I think it was about five years ago or so that I was first introduced to deckbuilding games. It was on the Wednesday before Gen Con. I’d met up with some friends. We went back to their hotel room and they showed me a couple them, starting with Dominion. Deckbuilding games were still rather new [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 18th, 2015
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When games have been out for a while, sometimes it can be difficult for new players to know quite where to start. Or, long-time gamers for the system might want to get something special for the game. The fellows over at Stone Blade Entertainment have you covered. They have their Year Two Collector...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 27th, 2015
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Yesterday I went over to my friend Gene’s place. I’ve known him for quite a long time. My ex and his wife used to work together. Now Gene and I are in the same D&D group. When we’re not pretending we’re dwarves or half-orcs, we also enjoy playing Ascension. And, in fact, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 31st, 2015
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Day 1 of Gen Con has been an absolute whirlwind. It feels like 3 days have already gone by. But no, it’s just one. The show is a great time to sit down with some of the game companies in attendance and find out what they’ve been working on. One that I’ve been visiting a […]...
By Jared Miller
In Card Games
Mar 18th, 2015
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Today at the GAMA Trade Show 2015 in Las Vegas, Stone Blade Entertainment announced Bad Beets, its first physical release since the successful Ascension deck-building franchise. Whereas Ascension was very much targeted toward the established gamer, Bad Beets takes the approach of being a casual, fami...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Feb 26th, 2015
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Stone Blade Entertainment has released their Ascension: Year One Collector’s Edition over in their webshop. The set includes all the sets and promo sets from the first year of the game’s release, all in one box. The cards also are done up in foil, which is pretty neat. Many of them also h...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 22nd, 2014
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Stone Blade Entertainment’s Justin Gary was kind enough to sit down with me while at GenCon 2014 and talk a bit about the latest releases for Ascension and Sol Forge, plus a bit about where they’re headed with future Ascension expansions. We even got a sneak peek at some other fun stuff they’ve got i...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 11th, 2014
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Play Unplugged has a new MTV Viewer’s Choice Award-winning review up. This time it’s the Rat King and Rat Queen mini-expansion packs for Ascension. Source From the post: Pass the cheese and mind the traps; here comes the Rat King and Queen for the Ascension deck-building game from Stone B...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 31st, 2014
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Stone Blade Entertainment is showing off new cards for the upcoming Ascension set, Realms Unraveled. Source From the post: Cards from the new Realms Unraveled expansion. Coming to store shelves on June 18th!...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 22nd, 2014
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Stone Blade Entertainment has announced a new expansion for Ascension. Source From the announcement: Just this week, the first boxes of Realms Unraveled finally made their way to our warehouse. We know you’ve all been waiting a long time for a new Ascension set, and believe us – so have we! We’re thr...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 22nd, 2013
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Stone Blade Entertainment has posted a couple more previews for upcoming cards for the Darkness Unleashed expansion for Ascension, coming soon....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 18th, 2013
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Stone Blade Entertainment has a new preview up for their next Ascension expansion. They’ve also announced a new entry-level starter set for the game. From the update: In addition to Darkness Unleashed, we’re going to be releasing another new set this summer – the Ascension Apprentic...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 16th, 2013
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When getting together materials for our recent review of Ascension: Rise of Vigil from the lovely folks over at Stone Blade Entertainment, it was offered to have a chat with Ascension’s creator and Stone Blade Entertainment’s founder, Justin Gary. Since, as I’d mentioned in the revi...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 11th, 2013
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Stone Blade Entertainment shows off the first preview card from their next Ascension deck-building game expansion, Darkness Unleashed and lets us know about Transform, a new mechanic for the game. Note: Tomorrow we’ll have an interview posted up with Justin Gary, head of Stone Blade Entertainme...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 28th, 2013
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Ascension, by Stone Blade Entertainment, has been rather successful as one of the new genre of games, the Deck-Builder. Their most recent expansion, Rise of Vigil, came to me the other day (I was happy. I did a little dance). So here’s my review. And here we go with Ascension: Rise of Vigil. Ri...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 22nd, 2013
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Play Unplugged unboxed Rise of Vigil before. Now they’re giving you the full review. And I still need to pick up that expansion… From the review: Deck building games continue to be massively popular among tabletop gaming enthusiasts, and one that has ascended to the top of the genre is As...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 12th, 2013
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Play Unplugged unboxes the latest expansion for the Ascension deck-building game by taking a look at Rise of Vigil. I need to get a copy of that sometime soon. From the article: Those of you vigilantly following Stone Blade Entertainment know that a new expansion has been released for the popular Asc...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Apr 4th, 2013
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Stone Blade Entertainment has released their latest expansion for the Ascension deck-building game (personally, one of my top 3 favorite games right now). From the announcement: Stone Blade Entertainment, the gaming company behind popular board game and iOS game, Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 14th, 2012
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Gary Games will no longer be Gary Games, but will now be Stone Blade Entertainment. Also, there’s a new Ascension mini-set available over on their website. From the announcement (about the name change) : Gary Games, a top industry gaming company, today unveiled the launch of its new name and br...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 30th, 2012
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By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 10th, 2012
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Gary Games will be coming out with their next expansion to Ascension, their deck-building game, on November 5th. Personally, I can’t wait. I love this game. You can read the full press-release here. From the announcement: Gary Games, a top industry gaming company, today announced the launch dat...
By Polar_Bear
In Interviews
Jun 18th, 2012
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Play Unplugged TV has another video interview up. This time it’s Ryan O’Connor, one of the people behind Ascension. From the interview: Play Unplugged‘s Origins 2012 coverage is winding down as we prepare for upcoming conventions, reviews, unboxings, and more! With two posts left to go, P...