Earlier this year at GAMA Expo we got to spend some time with Justin Gary, the CEO of Stone Blade Entertainment and creator of the Ascension deck-building game series, and he was very excited to show us his two latest games, as well as tenth anniversary edition of Stone Blade’s first game release.
First up, Solforge: Fusion, his collaboration with Richard Garfield. Calling it the “first hybrid deck-building game”, Justin walked us through the basics and gave us a little hands-on demo:
Next, we took a look at the retail version of Ascension Tactics, which combines the strategic deck-building and lore of Ascension with tactical miniature combat:
Finally, he reassured us that his original deck-builder Ascension wasn’t going anywhere, giving us a rundown of the new 10 year Anniversary Ascension set, hinting at further announcements for the game to come soon:
We’re hoping to get some more time with Justin in a couple of weeks during Gen Con, stay tuned to Gaming Trend for further news on all of these games and more!
Mike Dunn is the old man of Gaming Trend, having cut his teeth on Atari consoles and First Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons back in the day. His involvement with Gaming Trend dates back to 2003, and he’s done everything from design and code to writing and managing. Now he has come full circle, with a rekindled passion for tabletop gaming and a recent debut as Dungeon Master (nearly forty years after he purchased the original DMG).