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A few weeks ago one of the big muckety-mucks at Playdek contacted me to let me know that the Stately Play emails he’s received have misspelt “postmaster” as “plostmaster”. Being the socially stunted infant that I am, I followed up his friendly email by neither fixing the problem nor emailing him back and thanking him for the information. That’s the kind of thoughtful, thankful response I guarantee when you contact me here at Stately Play.
Turns out, he probably was too busy to read any reply I might have sent anyway, as Playdek’s first-born, Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, has been taking up much of their time culminating in today’s release of the latest expansion, War of Shadows.
War of Shadows was a 2016 release for the cardboard version of Ascension, and includes about 100 new cards with with you can add to your Ascension collection or play as a standalone title.
Confirming that I lost the trail of Ascension lore years ago, the blurb that Playdek was offering for this one made no sense to me. Well, other than the 1-4 players part. That I figured out on my own, and it only took me about 15 minutes. Maybe all the exclamation points were throwing me off:
Ascension: War of Shadows Expansion!
A new darkness seeps into New Vigil from the Void, intent on restoring despair and desolation to a world that has forgotten it. The four factions recall their veteran heroes and reawaken the great war machines of the past, as they plan their first in the chaotic ebb and flow of light and dark. The War of Shadows has begun!
New dual-cost Heroes and Constructs require players to use both resources to acquire them, but have incredible power!
As the balance between Light and Dark shifts, cards gain additional powers depending on whether it’s Night or Day!
Playable as a stand-alone 1-4 player game, or combine with other Ascension games!
The War of Shadows expansion will be arriving for iOS, Android, and PC at some point later today and will run $4. To celebrate, Playdek is putting all other expansions on sale for $1 with the exception of Dreamscape which is down to $2.
- Ascension: Deckbuilding Game for iOS Universal, free
- Ascension for Android, free
- Ascension: Deckbuilding Game for PC, $10
Hat tip: halfvoid