Plaid Hat Games and Team Covenant are aiming to work together to bring about a return of the Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn expandable card game. Titled Ashes Reborn, a subscription system designed to bring gamers new decks quarterly, the companies are looking to sign up 1000 subscribers. The MSRP for each subscription release will be $29.99.
From Plaid Hat:
Just when you thought the mighty Phoenixborn had faded into the unknown, an ally appears, and thus a partnership between Plaid Hat Games and Team Covenant is forged! Together these two companies are working to provide a subscription service that will provide new Ashes releases every three months.
The first release will be the Ashes Reborn 1.5 Upgrade Kit. Why 1.5? We’ve gone through every single card that has been released for the game and have assessed and reevaluated each one. It’s the same game you’ve always loved, but many cards have been reworded, improved, or rebalanced, and all will appear in the Upgrade Kit. Future printings of the core Rise of the Phoenixborn set, as well as all the expansions, will be updated to include 1.5 revisions.
The second new Ashes Reborn release will be a brand new deluxe expansion deck, “The Breaker of Fate!” This expansion features fan-favorite Jericho, who now has the ability to wield time magic. This deluxe kit has a deck with brand-new cards, the new time dice, and of course plenty of room to hold a deck, conjurations, and all your dice and counters.
Once these two sets have been released, new Ashes content will be released every three months in the form of two new expansion decks.
In order to kick off this player driven production, we need 1,000 subscribers to sign up. Once that goal is met, production will begin to bring each subscriber the hefty Ashes Reborn 1.5 Upgrade Kit, which will include the new 1.5 version rulebook along with more than 350 updated cards from the 23 original products in the Ashes line! Each upgrade kit also comes with enough copies of every revised card to reach the legal deck building limit for that card.
This subscription service will be handled directly by Team Covenant and will be available to residents of the United States and Canada.