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Ascension: Rise of Vigil (2013)

Average Rating: 7.39/10
Board Game Rank: 702
Thematic Rank: 116
Strategy Game Rank: 370
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Year Published
2013
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Ascension: Rise of Vigil
Alternate Names
Ascension: Aufstieg von Vigil
Ascension: La Renaissance de Vigil
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Ascension: Rise of Vigil is a deck-building game in which players acquire cards from a central pool, then place those cards in their discard pile to be shuffled into their deck for later use; creatures also show up in that shared card pool, and players can combat them to earn victory points (VPs) and possibly other benefits, such as the ability to remove less useful cards from their deck or to banish cards from the pool that others might find useful. The game ends once all the available VPs have been claimed or the shared deck of cards runs out.

Ascension: Rise of Vigil, part of the Ascension deck-building game series, is both a standalone game for 2-4 players and an expansion that can be combined with any other Ascension game to support up to six players.

Rise of Vigil introduces treasure cards to the game system, with all treasure cards in this set being "Energy Shard". When a treasure card is drawn from the shared deck, you place it in the empty space in the shared pool, then continue to draw until you reveal a hero, monster or construct to cover the treasure. When you acquire or defeat that top card, you also gain the treasure, which is added to your deck like hero and construct cards. When you play a treasure from your hand, you immediately draw another card from your deck; more importantly, you can use the energy on these cards to activate special powers on certain heroes, constructs and monsters. (Non-treasure cards can also provide energy, but they are usually worth VPs whereas treasure is worthless aside from the energy.) Energy available on a turn can be "spent" more than once, so if you have, say, two energy, then you can power up all cards with an Energize cost of two or less.

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Components

  • 259 cards:
    • 100 center deck cards
    • 4 personal starting decks, each containing 8 Apprentice, 2 Militia cards and 1 Energy Shard
    • 53 "always available" cards: 1 Cultist, 26 Mystics and 26 Heavy Infantry
    • 60 Energy Shards
    • 2 extra Energy Shards with starting deck borders
  • 50 beads:
    • 25 small 1 Honor clear tokens
    • 25 large 5 Honor red tokens
  • 1 Game Board
  • Rulebook
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Ascension: Rise of Vigil
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English first edition
Publisher: Stone Blade Entertainment
Artist: Eric Sabee
Year: 2013
Size: 13.60 x 8.60 x 3.30 inches
3.00 pounds
English
Release Date: Apr 3, 2013
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Ascension: La Renaissance de Vigil
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French first edition
Publisher: Marabunta, Stone Blade Entertainment
Artist: Eric Sabee
Year: 2013
Size: 13.60 x 8.60 x 3.30 inches
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Release Date: Nov 8, 2013
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Publisher: Asmodee, Marabunta, Stone Blade Entertainment
Artist: Eric Sabee
Year: 2013
Product Code: ASC05DE
Size: 13.60 x 8.60 x 3.30 inches
3.34 pounds
German
Release Date: Dec 20, 2013
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Board Game Rank: 702
Thematic Rank: 116
Strategy Game Rank: 370
Num Ratings: 845
Average Rating: 7.39
Standard Deviation: 1.37
Num Views: 39716
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.3
Fans: 58
Personal Comments: 164
Users Owning: 1658
Users Wanting: 59
Users Trading: 43 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
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