Ascension: Card game for iPhone/iPad/paper

Dang it, I thought perhaps this new round of posts would mean Ascension was finally on Android!

Apollo0507 wrote:
athros wrote:

It's updated for me :)

Me too! Whoever wants to play RoV, hit me up: Playdek ID is same as my GWJ username.

Same here. Add fuzzyslug and shoot me a challenge if you'd like to play some RoV.

Is RoV meant to be played on its own? Is this a new "set"?

Natus wrote:

Is RoV meant to be played on its own? Is this a new "set"?

It's a "stand-alone expansion" - so it can be played on its own and is designed for that. But you can combine it with as many any other sets/promos as you want - the more the crazier! I will certainly stick with playing RoV on its own for now - at least until (if and when) I get a good feel for it.

All the expansions can be played on their own, but the odd number releases are the big sets that support up to 4 players, whereas the smaller expansions only support 2. I would highly recommend playing RoV on its own for a while because the Energize mechanic won't happen a lot if you dilute the card pool by adding other expansions. Although that assumes Playdek isn't doing some behind the scenes math to add additional Energy Shards to the center deck depending on how many sets you include.

I vaguely remember reading the RoV rules on the Ascension site and seeing something about adding extra energy shards to the deck if you're playing with one of the expansion sets.

EDIT:
Ah, here we go:
"...30 Energy Card shards for each large set and 20 Energy Shard cards for each small set you include." (on page 3).

So I assume that the Playdek game adds in the appropriate number of shards for you, although the thought of a Christmas-tree game (all sets and promo cards lit up) still fills me with horror.

I forgot to reply to this:

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Dang it, I thought perhaps this new round of posts would mean Ascension was finally on Android!

Hush you. Go back to wrecking everyone in Star Realms :p

Mistakenly thought RoV was caught up in the Kickstarter stuff. I'll be switching over to that for games going forward. Sorry to the few that I just re-matched!

So.....

Games is RoV can get a little out of hand.

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Sorry, bigred.

Spoiler:

Not.

I either need to get my wifi fixed or unsubscribe from this thread, getting jealous not being able to play this anymore. Isn't this game supposed to come to pc eventually? I'm not heavily endowed with the patience attribute.

Outlandish wrote:

Isn't this game supposed to come to pc eventually?

Yes, but there's no ETA on when the Playdek version is getting ported. Presumably that's their focus after the Android launch.

@Cyrax: I remember signing in to take my turn and right as I was clicking our game I said, "0 honor? We're at like 20 something that can't be right." I felt better when the game loaded and saw 27. Then the cards started to come out...36 power...uh oh...uh oh....NO...WHAT [email protected]$*#)$....game over. Well played, sir.

Btw, I'm bigred ingame. Always looking for more games.

I finally got some time to get RoV. I think I have started up games with everybody here, my ingame name is Cronox incase I missed anybody.

I'm also up for 3 or 4 player games if anybody else is interested.

Id be down for a 4 way

@robt, can you check our game and see if you can do anything? It says it's my turn but there's nothing I can do. Displays as if it's waiting for you.

I'm also in for whatever. I have a ton of games going but I can always add more as I gain experience with RoV.

bigred wrote:

@robt, can you check our game and see if you can do anything? It says it's my turn but there's nothing I can do. Displays as if it's waiting for you.

The game tells me that you have forfeited - but I am sure it did not look that way yesterday Saturday. So some change between Friday of your post and now. I don't think I took a turn in the game on Saturday and I think that it showed as your turn. So ... ?

Playdek have said (in a forum thread over at Pocket Tactics) that there a few bugs that will be fixed in an update due soon. For example, one can occur when using Ulu, Askara Prince or Twofold Askara to copy a Reality Sculptor. We didn't do that (did we?) but we did get hit by, er, something.

I have sent an invite for a new game - RoV+RotF which looks to be the best current combination with RoV (at least until Darkness Unleashed gets to iOS).

Edit: Just saw your new invite so will hold mine of the next game.

Yeah, I figured it was something we couldn't fix so I forfeited and sent a new invite.

Chronox, I hope the rubber match is better than our first two games, which were lopsided one way and then the other!

fuzzyslug wrote:

Chronox, I hope the rubber match is better than our first two games, which were lopsided one way and then the other!

Unfortunately I have been on the wrong side of a lot of lopsided matches this week

Have there been any ascension tournaments recently? Could be fun for an all ROV competition.

bigred wrote:

Have there been any ascension tournaments recently? Could be fun for an all ROV competition.

I don't think we've had any since the last one you ran.

I am not good at RoV. I haven't figured out what really works yet, and I'm getting the crap kicked out of me pretty much constantly.

Chumpy_McChump wrote:

I am not good at RoV. I haven't figured out what really works yet, and I'm getting the crap kicked out of me pretty much constantly. :)

You were good prior to ROV?

bigred wrote:
Chumpy_McChump wrote:

I am not good at RoV. I haven't figured out what really works yet, and I'm getting the crap kicked out of me pretty much constantly. :)

You were good prior to ROV? :)

That's hurtful. The things you say are hurtful to me, and I can't help but think that it was intentional.

*exaggerated pout*

Yeah, I think it's going to take me some time to get use to RoV. Unlike previous Ascension, just racing for more card draw or more expensive cards isn't always the best route to take. Finding the right balance for Treasure/Energy in your deck is tricky.

Tournament support might be coming sooner than expected. Playdek sent out the following GenCon announcement to their mailing list:

Playdek will be attending Gen Con 2014 this year to host some digital Summoner Wars tournaments and to show off our new organized game play system!

We will host 6 different Summoner Wars tournaments while demoing our new organized game play system that will change the way you play your favorite Playdek games!

Granted they're demoing with SW, but that a strong indication they were working on support for tournaments in other games prior to Stone Blade re-negotiating with them, so hopefully it won't take too long to get it integrated into the Ascension client.

And for those wot's been waiting for Ascension on Android: evidently it's here. From their latest Kickstarter update:

Most of the Stone Blade Entertainment team spent the last week in Indianapolis for GenCon, and while we were at the show, a wonderful thing happened. Thanks to your support of this Kickstarter, we were finally able to give people asking when Ascension was coming to Android an answer they were happy with.

"It's out right now!"

"What?! It is? I'm downloading it right away!"

So, come join the fun!

I downloaded the android app this today but unfortunately in-app purchases don't sync between systems. I can see the current status of all my matches but I can't actually play any of them without paying the the expansions/promo packs again. Hopefully that's something which won't take too long for them to get sorted out.