Justin Gary was very successful as a Magic: The Gathering player. However, he decided to take a risk and create his own deck-building game. That was Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer. It was so successful that it came out with several stand-alone expansions introducing new mechanics each time.
Recently Stone Blade Entertainment was purchased by Ultra Pro. They are continuing to support Ascension with the announcement of the next expansion Delirium. They have also released a new deck-building game, Shards of Infinity. I got the chance to speak with Justin about these two new products at Origins.