Many may be wondering what the future of Ashes from Plaid Hat Games will look like. Hints have been released in videos and podcasts, but little has been confirmed officially. Now that it has been a few months since its release we are happy to announce that over 18,000 copies of Ashes have sold! Ashes is here to stay and now is the time to break the silence!
Plaid Hat Games has put a lot of thought into how they want to move forward with Ashes Expansions, Organized Play, Exclusives, and Accessories. Today we will be going over what you can expect to see in the next year from Ashes by Plaid Hat Games.
In late April the first Ashes Expansion Decks will be released. “The Frostdale Giants” will be a mono natural magic deck, and “The Children of Blackcloud” will be a mono ceremonial magic deck. Pre-orders will go up in early February at the PlaidHatGames.com store along with the PHG webstore exclusive Phoenixborn Lulu Firststone, who will just her own unique card rather than a full deck.
These decks will kick off the Plaid Hat expansion schedule for Ashes. From that point they plan release new Ashes decks every 3 months. After the April releases, illusion and charm magic mono decks will be released at GenCon in August. Following that, a box set with 4 decks and two new types of dice, Sympathy and Divine magic, will arrive in November. That will be followed in 2017 by going back to releasing two decks every 3 months, each of which will feature decks that explore combining the old and new dice!
Some of you may be saying, “I have to wait all the way till April to have more content? That’s way too long!” Although the original plan was to release the expansions earlier, the delay is not without its advantages. International partners needed time to translate the files to be able to release Ashes in multiple languages alongside us worldwide. Because of this, starting in late April or early May, Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, along with the “The Frostdale Giants” and The Children of Blackcloud” expansions will be available in French, German, Italian, and Polish. Other will soon follow because of the time we were able to give.
This will help the growth and support of Ashes for years to come. The stronger the worldwide brand, the easier it is to support and continue expanding.
Ashes Organized Play
Alongside the first expansion Plaid Hat will be releasing their first Organized Play Kit. The OP Kit will consist of 12 alternate art Conjuration Cards for all participants, 2 alternate art Phoenixborn cards, 1 Playmat, and instructions on how to access the current Tournament Rules, FAQ, and other downloadable content to help organized your events.
In the meantime, stores and players are welcome run their own events using the current resources we have available on our website at www.plaidhatgames.com/
There you will find the current Tournament Rules, FAQ, downloadable signup sheets, posters and more. Plaid Hat is currently working on providing some level of prize support in this time period before stores have access to the OP kits. Stay tuned to the link above for updates.
Depending on the popularity of the first OP kit, Plaid Hat plans to keep releasing new kits alongside expansions to the games every three months, depending on demand. Supporting Ashes by creating events will to determine how much of a demand is out there, so make sure to get in touch with your local game stores and start running events today. Remember Plaid Hat still offers Store Credit to all those who run events in their area. Find out more in the Events area of our website.
Some of you may not know about some of the cool resources out there that you can participate in as an Ashes fan, so here is a list of some of the best Ashes resources out there!
Play Plaid: http://www.
Play Plaid is a great place to look at the cards, create and save your decks, track your plays, and share your strategies with other players. We are going to be advancing this part of the website in the months to come. So keep checking in a see how things evolve.
The Main Action Podcast
The Main Action podcast is a fan-run Ashes podcast currently on its seventh episode. The guys are doing a great job with it and it’s a must-listen for everyone playing the game. Experience the game from the view point of 3 friends who battle each other and have fun doing it.
Ashes Online Facebook Group
If you are a fan of Ashes and have a Facebook account you need to be in the Ashes Online Facebook Group. The group is closed but will accept anyone who wants to talk about the game. It’s a great place to find new strategies, find new friends to play with, and ask any questions you may have about the game.
Isaac on Twitter: IsaacsAshes
Feel free to reach out to the creator of Ashes, Isaac Vega, anytime you want to chat about Ashes on Twitter.