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Plaid Hat Games Previews Combat and Dice Economy in Ashes: Reborn

A new version of Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn is coming. It's called Ashes: Reborn and it is giving the game a bit of an overhaul. So, how will combat work in this new system? In this article, you'll find out.

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Welcome back, Ashes players!

Today we will dive into more mechanical and philosophical changes being developed for Ashes Reborn! In our last article, we covered some timing and resolution updates to the game, so this time we will dive into the crunchy topic of combat changes, as well as reflect on dice economy within the game.

To reiterate, the core philosophy of the Ashes Reborn project is to make Ashes a game accessible to as many different players and communities as possible by:

  • Offering intuitive rules, decision points, and clear effects
  • Removing of negative play experiences
  • Maintaining enough depth to allow players to explore, and enjoy the game of Ashes and its game world.


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