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« on: May 04, 2012, 10:24:42 PM »

Somehow, Ascension doesn't have its own thread.  Or didn't.

Anyway, I figured it was a good time to start because the expansion Storm of Souls has been submitted to the app store and should appear in the next week or so.
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 10:35:18 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 04, 2012, 10:24:42 PM

Somehow, Ascension doesn't have its own thread.  Or didn't.

Anyway, I figured it was a good time to start because the expansion Storm of Souls has been submitted to the app store and should appear in the next week or so.

Any word on whether they will add retina as well?  I can play it, but it sure is ugly.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 11:53:45 PM »

Oh that's not because of the resolution: the card art is that ugly no matter how crisp you make it. slywink

Love the game, though, and I'm thrilled the expansion is coming so soon. 

At PAX East I actually tried joining an Ascension tournament that was being run, but I didn't realize it would be nothing but 4-player matches and I really prefer the 2-player setup.  Regardless, it was kind of a trip playing the physical version after logging so many hours into the iPhone one.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012, 03:18:35 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on May 04, 2012, 11:53:45 PM

Oh that's not because of the resolution: the card art is that ugly no matter how crisp you make it. slywink


I own the physical games themselves and love the art style.  That's not the issue.  It's the jaggy text.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 03:24:03 AM »

I've been playing quite a bit of Ascension lately.  Still not very good at it, but I find it to be pretty fun.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2012, 04:27:05 AM »

Quote from: The Grue on May 05, 2012, 03:18:35 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 04, 2012, 11:53:45 PM

Oh that's not because of the resolution: the card art is that ugly no matter how crisp you make it. slywink


I own the physical games themselves and love the art style.  That's not the issue.  It's the jaggy text.

So the retina resolution isn't sharp enough to display sarcasm?  icon_wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012, 09:26:54 PM »

Looks like Storm of Souls will be an in-app purchase for $3.99 and there will also be a promo pack for $0.99 - as posted here
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 01:59:37 AM »

Update is out and it supports retina!  That means you can actually read the cards pretty clearly without having struggle to much (or zoom into them). 
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2012, 09:44:23 PM »

What's in the promo pack IAP?
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2012, 10:11:43 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on May 12, 2012, 09:44:23 PM

What's in the promo pack IAP?

it tells you when you click on it, but it's 1 hero from each faction and 2 monsters.  I believe these were all promos in 'real life' that were given away at events and the like.
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2012, 10:12:01 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on May 12, 2012, 09:44:23 PM

What's in the promo pack IAP?

If you click on Details it will show you.  I can't remember specifically, but it was basically a few cards that are ones they give out at trade shows.  I have the physical ones and figured I'd like the digital version as well, so I sprung for it.
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2012, 02:08:59 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on May 12, 2012, 10:12:01 PM

Quote from: Misguided on May 12, 2012, 09:44:23 PM

What's in the promo pack IAP?

If you click on Details it will show you.  I can't remember specifically, but it was basically a few cards that are ones they give out at trade shows.  I have the physical ones and figured I'd like the digital version as well, so I sprung for it.

The iOS promo pack cards are the Rat King (and his followers).  When he comes up, his little rat army covers all the cards in the center row, and you have to take them out (or just him) to get at the cards underneath.

I've played a few Storm of Souls games with him enabled and have yet to see him.  Hell, I have yet to see one of the cards that affect the game, whatever those are called.  I'm starting to suspect I'm doing something wrong.
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2012, 02:13:28 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 13, 2012, 02:08:59 PM

Quote from: The Grue on May 12, 2012, 10:12:01 PM

Quote from: Misguided on May 12, 2012, 09:44:23 PM

What's in the promo pack IAP?

If you click on Details it will show you.  I can't remember specifically, but it was basically a few cards that are ones they give out at trade shows.  I have the physical ones and figured I'd like the digital version as well, so I sprung for it.

The iOS promo pack cards are the Rat King (and his followers).  When he comes up, his little rat army covers all the cards in the center row, and you have to take them out (or just him) to get at the cards underneath.

I've played a few Storm of Souls games with him enabled and have yet to see him.  Hell, I have yet to see one of the cards that affect the game, whatever those are called.  I'm starting to suspect I'm doing something wrong.

did you enable the new cards on the game creation screen?  ninja
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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2012, 02:45:23 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on May 13, 2012, 02:13:28 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 13, 2012, 02:08:59 PM

Quote from: The Grue on May 12, 2012, 10:12:01 PM

Quote from: Misguided on May 12, 2012, 09:44:23 PM

What's in the promo pack IAP?

If you click on Details it will show you.  I can't remember specifically, but it was basically a few cards that are ones they give out at trade shows.  I have the physical ones and figured I'd like the digital version as well, so I sprung for it.

The iOS promo pack cards are the Rat King (and his followers).  When he comes up, his little rat army covers all the cards in the center row, and you have to take them out (or just him) to get at the cards underneath.

I've played a few Storm of Souls games with him enabled and have yet to see him.  Hell, I have yet to see one of the cards that affect the game, whatever those are called.  I'm starting to suspect I'm doing something wrong.

did you enable the new cards on the game creation screen?  ninja

I did, though I don't understand why all of the original cards are unavailable - I get that they replaced the original 'always available' cards with much better art.  Did they do this with others, too?
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2012, 03:15:25 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 13, 2012, 02:45:23 PM


I did, though I don't understand why all of the original cards are unavailable - I get that they replaced the original 'always available' cards with much better art.  Did they do this with others, too?

Storm of Souls is meant to be the start  of a new set and the original Ascension and Return of the Fallen are meant to be their own set.  You can technically mix all the cards together (if you own the physical games), but it really starts to water down the set, so they are basically releasing them as pairs.  There is also a story here, which you get if you buy the physical game and they pair it off that way from a story perspective as well.
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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2012, 04:32:13 PM »

the first set and this latest set are 'base sets' the second one was an expansion.  I think they are just limiting us to one base set
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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2012, 04:36:18 PM »

Don't feel bad Bullwinkle, my son and I played our first game with the physical SoS set and didn't see a fate card until the very end. But that's the reason you wouldn't want to add in the old set too, because frequency of those coming up would be even worse.
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