The Future of Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn Is Announced

December 10, 2015 - 8:03am
ashes expansion Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, from designer Isaac Vega (Dead of Winter, BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia) and Plaid Hat Games, was one of the hits of Gen Con.  Since then, the question has lingered: "What's next?"  That question was answered today when Isaac unloaded tons of new info on a grateful community. To start with, in April, PHG will release two new expansions for Ashes, featuring two brand new Phoenixborn each with their own pre-made deck, much like those found in the base game.  These decks will be built around one type of magic, termed "mono magic" in the article.
“The Frostdale Giants” will be a mono natural magic deck, and “The Children of Blackcloud” will be a mono ceremonial magic deck. Pre-orders will go up in early February here in the [Plaid Hat Games webstore] along with the PHG webstore exclusive Phoenixborn Lulu Firststone, who will just her own unique card rather than a full deck." ashes expansion cards
These two new decks will be translated into French, German, Italian, and Polish with more to come.  The expansion schedule will continue with two more Phoenixborn, plus decks, released at Gen Con 2016 and a new box set in November that will include four new Phoenixborn and two new types of dice. PHG also talked about upcoming plans for Ashes Organized Play including kits with alternate art cards and playmats.  These kits will be available in April, but they are quick to remind readers that they can start running Ashes tournaments at their FLGS right now to help build interest. There's a lot more info in this update, including an expansion launch party, partnered with Team Covenant, and community connections, so be sure to jump over to the announcement on their website for all the details we can't fit here.