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Ascension Tactics: The Deckbuilding Miniatures Game

A project in San Diego, CA by Stone Blade Entertainment

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Ascension Tactics combines the best of tactical miniatures games with the acclaimed Ascension deckbuilding system!
Backers: 3860
Average Pledge Per Backer: $124

Funded: $478,099 of $150,000
Dates: Jul 7th -> Aug 6th (31 days)
Project By: Stone Blade Entertainment
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Latest News

Ulan's Fist Unlocked and Final Countdown Live Stream!

August 6th - via:
We are in the final hours and have just a few more stretch goals to unlock—Ulan's Fist is now in the game. As we approach the end, please share the campaign so we can unlock everything! Live Stream Celebration!  We are in the last hours of the... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Cards!

August 5th - via:
Hi everyone, We’re winding down into our final 24 hours, but we still have some of my favorite cards to unlock! Let's take a look at what's left! MURAMASA (Unlocked!) When you absolutely, positively have to kill it dead, the finest Void artisans... (Read More)

Final 48 Hours!

August 4th - via:
Hello everyone! We are now in the final 48 hours of this campaign! It's hard to believe we're coming to the end, and we're so appreciative of your support so far.  To celebrate this milestone, we're wrapping up our social competitions! Faction... (Read More)


August 3rd - via:
Another Cultist Surprise! During our Ascension Tactics playtesting on Discord, we had a running joke about something we called the Gigacultist. Basically, he’s three cultists, stacked on top of one another, in one cultist robe. We had so much fun... (Read More)

Water Djinn Unlocked!

August 2nd - via:
We've just surpassed $400,000, which means we've unlocked a new Kickstarter Exclusive miniature: the Water Djinn! We've revealed several more stretch goals on the campaign page, so go check them out! And of course, we'll be unlocking Samael at... (Read More)

More Details on the Ascension Champion Pack + Ascension Tactics Tournament Tomorrow!

August 1st - via:
Ascension Tactics Tournament Tomorrow! Don't forget to sign up for the Ascension Tactics tournament tomorrow here. Ultra Pro is giving away hundreds of dollars in store credit for prizes, along with bragging rights for winning the first-ever... (Read More)

New Playthrough Video from Quackalope!

August 1st - via:
Hi everyone! We were able to squeeze in one more video, and we're so glad Quackalope got to check out our prototype. Check out their video below to see a full 2-player playthrough of Ascension Tactics, and to hear their final thoughts on the game!  (Read More)

Faction Competition & Gen Con!

July 31st - via:
Hi, everyone! Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Faction Competition so far. As we are entering the last week of the campaign, you need to push if you want your favorite faction to come out on top!  Here are the current standings: 1st... (Read More)

New Add-On: Champion Cards!

July 30th - via:
Hi everyone! By popular request, we're happy to be making the new Ascension Champion cards available as a stand-alone add-on! These were previously announced as part of the Carrying Case add-on, but we understand that not everyone who wants the cards... (Read More)

Sword Add-On, Twitch Stream, and Gen Con!

July 29th - via:
Hi, everyone! We have an exciting addition to the campaign page today! You can now get your very own Arha Templar Replica Sword as an add-on! Yes, a real sword. No, we're not joking. Look at this beauty: This sword is a replica of the one wielded by... (Read More)

Live Chat Q&A with Justin Gary and Chris Schroek Today at 4PM Pacific

July 28th - via:
Today check out our live discussion on the Stone Blade Twitch Stream between Justin Gary, CEO of Stone Blade Entertainment and lead designer of Ascension and Ascension Tactics and Chris Shroeck, the Head of Ultra Pro Entertainment.  Most of you... (Read More)

Champion Spotlight: Tuskrider and Kor, the Ferromancer

July 27th - via:
Hi, everyone! This week we want to highlight the lore for some of the characters in Ascension Tactics. Let’s start with one of our recently unlocked stretch goal miniatures – The Tuskrider! The Tuskrider (New Art!) While many of the Lifebound... (Read More)

Campaign Mode!

July 24th - via:
Hi everyone! We have officially crossed the half-way mark on the Ascension Tactics Kickstarter campaign. Thank you for the incredible support. At the start of this campaign, we gave you access to the standard map and taught you how to play the 1-on-1... (Read More)

Faction Competition Update & a Scenario Challenge!

July 23rd - via:
Hi, everyone! Our Faction Challenge is going strong, and we had some shake-ups in the standings this week. Need a refresher on how the Faction Challenge works? Click here. Here are the current standings: 1st place: Void #IntoTheVoid 2nd place:... (Read More)

Villain Preview!

July 22nd - via:
Hi, everyone! One of the great things about the scenarios in Ascension Tactics is that each scenario provides multiple ways to play. Early on in the creation of Ascension Tactics we knew that we wanted to include a way for players to play both solo... (Read More)

Shipping Updates, and a Carrying Case Add-On!

July 22nd - via:
Hi everyone, Today we are excited to announce one of the most requested Ascension accessories as a new add-on to the campaign. Behold! The Ascension Carry Case: This case is designed to hold all your Ascension cards (3500+ cards unsleeved or 1500+... (Read More)

Introduction to Scenario Week

July 20th - via:
Happy Monday, everyone! Ascension Tactics is a platform that can support an incredible variety of game types. In addition to the scenarios we've premiered on Twitch and in Tabletop Simulator, players will have the opportunity to build their own... (Read More)

Monster Reveal: Samael

July 17th - via:
You read that right. Samael, the big bad himself, is coming to Ascension Tactics!  We couldn't finish off Monster week without the OG Monster Boss making an appearance! His KS exclusive mini will be unlocking at $500k — we have more stretch goals... (Read More)

Faction Competition Update!

July 16th - via:
Hi, everyone! Thanks so much to everyone who has participated in our Faction Competition so far! (Don't know what we're talking about? Get caught up here.) We've loved seeing your photos, reading your poems, and even got to see an awesome Cultist... (Read More)

Monster Reveal: Cultist Plushie! Tuskrider Unlocked!

July 15th - via:
Hi, everyone!  First things first: you've just unlocked the Tuskrider! 🐗 CONGRATULATIONS! We're so excited to be adding this incredible, KS exclusive mini to the game. Next up is a new Construct card: the Clockwork Shield! New Add-On! We're in... (Read More)

10th Anniversary Edition; Monster Reveal

July 14th - via:
Hi, everyone! Today we're here to answer your questions about the Ascension 10th Anniversary Edition (which is available as an add-on in this campaign), and to reveal a new Monster! What is the Ascension 10th Anniversary Edition? When our current... (Read More)

Monster Week!

July 13th - via:
Hi everyone, Welcome to Monster Week! Ascension Tacticsbrings the best of the Ascension universe to life in a brand new miniatures game. For this Kickstarter, we wanted to include everything you love about the Ascension world... Your favorite... (Read More)

Social Challenges!

July 13th - via:
Hi everyone! We're well on our way to unlocking our next KS exclusive mini, the Tuskrider, at $350k! Until then, we have a couple social challenges that you can participate in! Free Standees Do you want some cool standees included with your copy of... (Read More)

Ascension Tactics turns the fantasy deckbuilder into a miniatures game

July 13th - via:
Deckbuilding game Ascension is being spun out into a new miniatures game, Ascension Tactics. (Read More)

New Cards Unlocked; Tuskrider Revealed!

July 12th - via:
Hi everyone! Since our last update you've unlocked 2 new Hero cards: Shade of Sadranis and Sirewood Elder! We have a bit of a bigger jump to get to our next stretch goal, but she's well worth it. At $350k, we'll unlock a new KS exclusive mini, the... (Read More)

Yolocryx Unlocked; Retail vs. Kickstarter Clarification; and Standees!

July 11th - via:
Hi everyone! You knocked down our last 2 stretch goals with no problem at all! Congrats on adding a new Hero card, Oziah, the Peerless, and a new KS exclusive mini, Yolocryx, the mechanical dragon, to the game! We have another Hero card that will... (Read More)

$300k — Nihilbomber Unlocked!

July 10th - via:
Hi everyone! Thank you so much for helping us get to $300k! With that milestone, we unlocked a stretch goal: the Nihilbomber! And yes, this is a Kickstarter Exclusive mini! We can't wait to see what sort of paint jobs you come up with for this guy.... (Read More)

Faction Competition: Show Us Your Faction's Might!

July 9th - via:
Which faction is the best? The Enlightened, the Void, the Lifebound, or the Mechana? Show the might of your faction with our Faction Challenge! Every day, we’re challenging you to represent your favorite of the four Ascension factions and win... (Read More)

Social Stretch Goals Unlocked! Plus, Add-Ons!

July 9th - via:
Hi everyone! Thank you for helping us have another great day! Because of your enthusiasm, you managed to unlock all 3 of our social stretch goals! That means you've unlocked: Spot UV box cover Upgraded banner artwork for the 4 starting banners A... (Read More)

Day 1: Stretch Goals and updates to EU Shipping

July 7th - via:
Hi everyone! Thank you again for helping us have an amazing first day. Thanks to you, we funded in under 3 hours and have already unlocked 3 stretch goals! Let's see what we achieved: You unlocked the stunning Pasythea miniature (we'll show off her... (Read More)

Funded in 3 Hours – Thank you!

July 7th - via:
We did it! Thank you so much for helping us bring Ascension Tactics to life. We are humbled by your support and excited about the road ahead. You've made two years of work worth every minute and we cannot wait to get this game in your hands.  This... (Read More)

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