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Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn

Plaid Hat Games is wasting no time with Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn. They just finished the previews for the last pair of decks, and they're moving on to the next. They are the King of Titans and Ghost Guardians decks. Get a look at them in this preview.
All good things must come to an end. And this is the final Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn preview... ... that is, until the next couple decks get announced for release. Yes, in this preview, we get a look at some more angelic cards coming in the The Spirits of Memora set. Take a look for yourself.
Bats and Vampires. They just go together. In the upcoming Demons of Darmas deck for Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, Harold is a new vampire that you can play. So, of course, one of the things he can do is summon a swarm of bats. Check out how they work, along with a pair of blood magic spells that he will also be able to cast in this preview.
Plaid Hat Games continues their Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn previews with a look at Sembali's deck. We've seen the vampiric stuff in Harold's, now it's on to the divine counter.
... But really, all I can think about is the cute raccoon-guy in a hood.
Bleh! Bleh! I vant to suck your bluud! Bleh!
Ok, so that's kinda campy, but new vampiric cards are making their way to Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn. How will these immortals change the game? Read on to find out.
Two new decks are coming out soon for Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn from Plaid Hat Games. They've given us a look at one of the decks. Now it's time to check out the other. Get yourself a peek at Sembali Grimtongue and all the things she's capable of doing.
Two new decks are soon to be hitting shelves for Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn. What new options will be made available? What new characters can you play? In this preview, we get a small taste of both of those. Harold Westraven is the Phoenixborn in Darmas, and it's his deck and play style that we get a look at in this article.
The Phoenixborn are everything in Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn (they're kind of right there in the name), and two new ones will soon be joining the ranks. These new expansions bring a wealth of new options for players when creating their decks, and offer new strategies and tactics for those looking to try something different. Get a look at them in this preview from Plaid Hat.
We're just a couple days away from October. That means a whole new set of releases coming soon from Plaid Hat Games. But what, exactly, is coming out? And when will it be available? All your questions will be answered. (well... those two questions, at least... But not, like, anything really metaphysical... You're gonna have to go elsewhere for those answers)
I know it seems like we just got an announcement about new Ashes expansions. And we did. But Plaid Hat Games is also letting people know about some tweaks they've been doing to the rules that will be rolling out soon, too.
The folks over at Plaid Hat Games have been very busy lately. Some of that is because they are under the umbrella of Asmodee now. But some of that is because they've been developing new, deluxe expansions for Ashes, their fantasy card game. They have announced that there will be two new sets coming out soon. They also give us some info about a new organized play kit and a bit of the future of the game.
I do greatly appreciate a well-done cosplay (or even not-so-well-done). It's just another aspect of our hobby, really. It takes a lot of time, research, skill, and dedication. Certainly it takes a lot more work than I've ever considered putting into it. Though if I could, I certainly would. But that's beside the point, Plaid Hat Games wants to congratulate those that work hard at making those costumes by running a Cosplay contest at Gen Con.
For those of you Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn players out there, I've got some good news for you. There's soon going to be more options available for your decks, as well as potential new opponents, as two new decks are available to pre-order from over in the Plaid Hat Games webshop.
Waiting to see how a game does when it's released on the market is a smart way to make sure resources are spent appropriately. Such has been the case for Plaid Hat Games and Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn. The initial set has had some time to percolate among the gaming populace and, as such, Plaid Hat has decided to give us an update about the future of the game, including various expansions that are soon to be coming.
Hello, and welcome once again to Saturday. Mine so far has been... busy. Wake up, groceries, mechanic, and now here. Birthday party for a friend later (for whom I made a cheesecake last night), and possible gaming to be had. Should be a good time. But before we get to that, we've got some reviews and previews to talk about.

In today's batch we have: 7 Wonders Duel & 7 Wonders, Dark City 30 Aircon Ducts, Machi Koro: Millionaire’s Row, Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, Creature College, Out of the Abyss, Cartagena, Morocco, and Mistfall.

And we find ourselves once more deposited here on the weekend. With any luck, yours includes gaming of some kind. Be it CCG, LCG, RPG, Minis, or something else (hey, someone out there might still be playing with POGs, you never know...), may the odds be in your favor.

As it is Saturday (most beloved of days), it's time for another Review Roundup.

This week we have reviews/previews of: Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, Dungeons & Dragons: Out of the Abyss, Citadel Air Paint, Pathfinder Battles: Dungeons Deep Booster, Halfling Feast, Sentinels of the Multiverse App, Ubongo, Traders of Osaka, VS System Card Game, The Undercity, Arcadia Quest, Clockwork Wars, Codenames, Privateers: The Golden Decade, and Neuroshima Hex.

Did you know that Gen Con is next week? I know. We've not really been talking about it much, so you might've missed the subtle and scattered news stories about it. It's ok. We forgive you.
Anyway, Plaid Hat Games will be at the show, and they've got plenty in store for the weekend.
Cosplaying. While some take an unpleasant view of it, I do not. I see it as no less a part of our hobby than taking a lot of time and effort to paint up an entire army of miniatures. It takes a lot of time, dedication, and often is very costly. And honestly, who doesn't like seeing a real-life version of one of your favorite characters walking around? Just take a look at the photos coming out of San Diego right now and you'll see some great cosplay outfits. Well, the fellows at Plaid Hat Games want to reward those that want to cosplay as characters from their games.
I often get pre-production copies of games. They come in all types, from really early prototypes that have, literally, duck tape and pieces of cardboard boxes as components, to ones that are about 95% of what the finished game would really look like (maybe they just get a little extra polish and "sprucing up" before they get to retailers). Normally, pre-production copies are just hidden away in gaming company closets, never to see the light. Well, Plaid Hat Games is giving you an opportunity to win a pre-production copy of their upcoming Ashes game. All you need to do is put your name in the hat.
Plaid Hat Games has announced that they're working on two new games to be released soon. The first, slated for Gen Con, is Ashes: Rise of the Phoenix. This is a hybrid card/dice game, where players play as powerful wizards vying to become a god. Each player gets a customizable deck to represent their character's abilities. There will be standard and draft versions of the game available. The other is Tail Feathers, which will be set in their popular Mice and Mystics world. You play as a mouse (or a rat) and you're flying around on a bird, attacking other mice (or rats). Because... why not? Sounds pretty sweet to me. That game is currently in playtesting.

Video interview with The Dice Tower below the cut.