• Publisher: Playdek
  • Genre: Card
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 167.3 MB
  • Version: 1.9.3
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating: 4.7 (33)
App description: Ascension: Realms Unraveled expansion is all new. This new expansion introduces Dual Faction heroes and the ability to Multi-Unite heroes of the same faction for even bigger rewards! It also features 14 new Transforming Heroes, Constructs, and Monsters.

2011 Golden Geek award winner (Best Mobile/Handheld Game)
Pocket Gamer Bronze Award 2011
Dice Tower Awards Awards: Best Digital Boardgame
iOS Boardgames Blog
iOS Board Game of the Year -2011
iPad Boardgame of the Year - 2011
Best Interface and Graphic Design - 2011 Best Online Multiplayer - 2011


Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, is the first officially licensed deck building card game for iOS. Play alone or with friends to battle against the Fallen One for honor and victory. Conceived and designed by three Magic: the Gathering tournament champions, Ascension will provide hours of engaging and strategic game play for enthusiast and experienced gamers alike.

Highlights
Universal Application: Play on iPhone, iPod, iPad, iPad Mini, and iPad Air running iOS 5 and up for free.
1st officially licensed deck building game for iPhone and iPad.
Over 50 beautifully detailed cards, hand drawn by Eric Sabee.
Full asynchronous support for multiplayer online games.
Play against multiple A.I. opponents using varied strategies.
Introductory tutorial to teach you how to play.
Enhanced visual optimization for iPhone 4 and iPad using high resolution graphics designed for the retina display

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D&D Lords of Waterdeep
Agricola
Summoner Wars
Nightfall
Tanto Cuore
Food Fight iOS
Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs Evil
Fluxx
Cant Stop

Artfoundry's comments:
Wow, amazed no one caught this yet. This looks amazing.


01-07-2013, 05:01 PM
Well done jnt325 - beat me by 1 point 60-61. I thought I had just done enough on the turn both Avatar of the Fallen and Hedron Cannon were on the Centre Board. Jnt325 killed a Wind Tyrant, and flipped a Mistake of Creation that I used to banish the Hedron Cannon.

In the end, jnt325 managed to run down the last of the honour using Yggdrasil staff. Very, very tight.

I'm now taking an hiatus because my girlfriend arrives back next week, and I've performed no decoration. So I need to get cleaning, painting, yada yada yada - and hope she doesn't notice the substitute girlfriend [Xbox 360].
01-07-2013, 07:27 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 586
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Originally Posted by Riotgirl View Post
Well done jnt325 - beat me by 1 point 60-61. I thought I had just done enough on the turn both Avatar of the Fallen and Hedron Cannon were on the Centre Board. Jnt325 killed a Wind Tyrant, and flipped a Mistake of Creation that I used to banish the Hedron Cannon.

In the end, jnt325 managed to run down the last of the honour using Yggdrasil staff. Very, very tight.

I'm now taking an hiatus because my girlfriend arrives back next week, and I've performed no decoration. So I need to get cleaning, painting, yada yada yada - and hope she doesn't notice the substitute girlfriend [Xbox 360].
Good games! Look forward to playing you in the future. :-)

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01-08-2013, 09:11 AM
Good games riotgirl. Look forward to playing you again when you have the chance.
01-18-2013, 06:06 PM
Bedroom decoration completed at beginning of the week; girlfriend returned to UK; and now Playdek are having a sale where every game is 99c. An opportune time to pick up both RoF and SoS expansions - especially because I felt dirty after paying 1.99 for a (albeit charming) game last weekend that sadly introduces artificial time constraints to drive consumable IAP.

The addiction starts again ..

I still have Chinese study and resume redrafting to do. Plus, I need to learn Chinese cooking [girlfriend]. So maybe some MP RoF week after next?

If anyone, like me, has the base game but doesn't have the expansions, now is the perfect time to pick them up.
01-21-2013, 04:02 AM
Just discovered something this weekend. When you're zoomed in on a card that's part of a group of cards (like the center row or your hand), if you swipe left or right, the card will switch to the next card over (without zooming out). Just a nice little shortcut.

Also discovered the awesomeness that is Playdeks's Penny Arcade game. Wasn't sure what to expect really, but it's a lot of fun. A nice cross between Dominion (fixed cards piles) and Ascension (dual currencies and victory points on the cards you use instead of being separate).
01-21-2013, 04:05 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: France
Posts: 166
About Penny Arcade : Far too easy imho. I just played it for the achievements and came back to Ascension ^^ However it's a good game, but i really prefer Ascension

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Current Games : Ascension, Block Fortress, Alien versus Humans, Agricola, Eclipse, Kotor
Waiting for : Panzer Corps, Through the Ages, X-Com:EU, Breach&Clear
01-21-2013, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Riotgirl View Post
Bedroom decoration completed at beginning of the week; girlfriend returned to UK; and now Playdek are having a sale where every game is 99c. An opportune time to pick up both RoF and SoS expansions - especially because I felt dirty after paying 1.99 for a (albeit charming) game last weekend that sadly introduces artificial time constraints to drive consumable IAP.
Do NOT forget the Promo Cards!!! (sorry cannot help to feel stressing this enough)

If you have another-can-of-soda-to-spare, try the PA card game. I have gone through the tutorial (which is also excellent, btw), never read the manual and I feel good enough to go!

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01-21-2013, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Ashraam View Post
About Penny Arcade : Far too easy imho. I just played it for the achievements and came back to Ascension ^^ However it's a good game, but i really prefer Ascension
Easy how? To win? Or do you mean too simple of a game? I do think it has a very casual feel, but I think it has a good amount of strategy as well - just the simple choice of whether to go for green cards or red ones itself is an interesting element.
01-23-2013, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Ashraam View Post
About Penny Arcade : Far too easy imho. I just played it for the achievements and came back to Ascension ^^ However it's a good game, but i really prefer Ascension
Agreed. Fun alternative to Ascension but I keep returning to Ascension. Far more strategy and depth to it. Plus I prefer the cards/abilities/designs in Ascension.

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01-23-2013, 03:10 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,150
Game Impressions

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Originally Posted by LCDDreams View Post
Easy how? To win? Or do you mean too simple of a game? I do think it has a very casual feel, but I think it has a good amount of strategy as well - just the simple choice of whether to go for green cards or red ones itself is an interesting element.
I think PA comes off simple, not that it is EASY but it often feels so streamlined when compared to games like Ascension and Dominion. Like it would appear the 90% of the common cards are just basic resource production, attack, or defense. Other than a few esceptions, it doesn't feel like you'll ever be able to come up with anything but the most transparent of card combos in the game.

This being said I LOVE the concept of the Boss Loot cards! Each item of loot is somewhat unique to that boss and without a duplicate in a given session. In something like Dominion these loot cards would be the lynchpin of an elaborate combo but, due to the very random nature and scarcity of the loot cards, you could never really plan a big deck building strategy around any one of them.

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