Full recap post sometime this week. Look what I won!
I’ve been trying to aim from a foot above the table. It’s kind of hard.
So I actually got the infinite combo naturally in Ascension RotF vs. AI. I was going to see if I could break 9999 (or at least run the AI to a deck of 0 cards) but Sadranis bugged out when I was trying to recur Duke of Lies, so I tried to quit and reenter the game but it brought up the score screen instead :(
For those of you not in the know, the combo is Tablet of Time’s Dawn, Reclamax, a way to make all constructs into Mechana (Hedron Link Device or Dimension Diver), and either Rocket Courier X-99 or a hell of a lot of card draw to use the Tablet before ending your turn.
My deck was the following (yes, I had every construct in the game in my deck >_>):
Adayu, the Chosen Askara of Fate x2 Master Dhartha Seer of the Forked Path x3 Twofold Askara Dartha's Retreat The All-Seeing Eye Tablet of Time's Dawn Dandelion Witch Flytrap Witch x2 Landtalker Lifebound Initiate x3 Lunar Stag x3 Nairi, Henge Queen Wolf Shaman x3 Serpentcall Snapdragon x2 Stone Circle x2 Yggdrasil Staff x2 Burrower Mark II x2 Combustion Idol x2 The Grand Design x2 Hedron Cannon Hedron Link Device Project Alpha Reclamax x2 Rocket Courier X-99 x2 Socket Altar x2 Watchmaker's Altar x2 Sadranis, Dark Emissary Black Hole Muramasa Shadow Star x2 Voidthirster x2
I’ve been eagerly waiting for the Ascension: Storm of Souls standalone expansion for a few months now. First, the release date was supposedly November 28. Around that date, I checked on the Ascension website and they announced an official release date of December 16. Now, I check again today and there is apparently an “unavoidable shipping delay” which pushes back retail release until January… but individual preorders will still be fulfilled? Extremely. Disappointed. I preordered through my local game store since they have a nice preorder discount and I wanted to support them, so I won’t see my copy for another month. I just feel that, if individual preorders still go out, there should be a way to get warehouse shipments out as well. “Uncontrollable shipping delay” sounds like a problem with the shipping company, which could be construed as a breach of contract. It would be really hard for them to complain if Gary Games went with another company to honor their product release date. Unfortunately, Ascension is a big enough hit that a shipping delay probably won’t really affect sales, so there’s probably no chance they’ll try to get it out on time.
EDIT: Should note that the Return of the Fallen small expansion was finally added to the Ascension app. This would normally be extremely exciting news… except that it was supposed to have been released sometime around GenCon, 8 months ago… it’s still really fun though. Here’s the highest score I’ve seen.