Exclusive – Ascension: Immortal Heroes Soul Gem Preview!

As the days draw closer to the release of Ascension: Immortal Heroes, new cards are getting revealed on a daily basis and Castles and Cooks has an exclusive Soul Gem to reveal!

In the Immortal Heroes expansion, a new deck of cards is included known as Soul Gems. These unique one-shots represent heroes of the past and force you to use them immediately – or lose them! There are 40 Soul Gems in the deck, but some cards appear more than once. For example, Avatar Golem appears twice in the Soul Gems deck.

What is most interesting to me about this version of Avatar Golem is the change to its rules text. Originally it read “Gain 1 honor for each type of Construct you control. (Types are Enlightened, Mechana, Lifebound and Void.) ” and it now is “Gain 1 honor for each faction among Constructs you control.” While this could just be some attempt at unifying the card language, I really wonder if down the road Ascension is going to expand into a new faction or two (or multiple-faction cards). Rampant speculation? Absolutely!

Another thing I love is how vibrant the colors on Avatar Golem are now. The yellows, oranges and purple really pop in comparison to the older card. As Justin Gary’s favorite card, Avatar Golem can become a game ending powerhouse that rewards an eclectic mix of Constructs.

Ascension: Immortal Heroes is scheduled to be released on August 17th at Gencon. Who wants to pick me up a copy?