NOTE: PLAYTEST APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Plaid Hat Games is in the playtesting stage of developing an exciting new two-player strategy game, and we're asking for your help to playtest!

Playtesting applications are now open to members of the Plaid Hat Corps for Isaac Vega's upcoming Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn. The playtesting will take place over the next 5 weeks or so, and will require playtesters to print out their own materials (as opposed to Summoner Wars, there is no VASSAL playtest module). Check out some of the art below, and then read the description of the game underneath the art.

Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn

Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn is a two-player expandable card game. Players will take on the roles of Phoenixborn, powerful magic wielding demi-gods. Using their powers, and the allies they control, players will battle each other until one remains and the other falls to ashes.

Plaid Hat Corps members, click here for full details and to apply to playtest for Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn.

If you still need to sign up for the Plaid Hat Corps, click here to register. Not only can you apply for playtest opportunities, but you can participate with us at conventions and post events to earn Plaid Hat Games store credit!


Comments


tortugatron commented:

Why?!?! I'm still too busy to play test. Super excited about this game though.

Posted on 2014-04-03.

joepinion commented:

Cool art, eh? I like the guy who's, like, disintegrating. :D

Posted on 2014-04-03.

MarcJWaters commented:

Pretty excited to see some ORIGINAL content in the LCG market. Though, isn't LCG TM'ed? In any case, NDA submitted. Looking forward to the awesomeness that is the new PHG line up!

Posted on 2014-04-03.

KAM commented:

Oh no! I'd really love to apply for this, but Mice and Mystics testing is still going on and I don't want to neglect that.
If things are still running and there is any space left (I doubt there will be), I'd be glad to jump in.
In any case--this looks really cool. Interested in hearing more about it.

Posted on 2014-04-03.

tortugatron commented:

MarcJWaters, this isn't an LCG. More like another Summoner Wars when it comes to more stuff being released. Unless things have changed from when bits here and there about it have been leaked via podcast...

Posted on 2014-04-03.

TheKillShirt commented:

It's not working. =( Every time I submit the NDA, it says "File too big or wrong file type".

Posted on 2014-04-03.

mistergross commented:

I got to play this at Ravenwood Castle. Ashes is one of the most fun head-to-head card games I have ever played. Even with glass beads and no artwork, it was totally wizard.

Jump on it.

Posted on 2014-04-03.

TheKillShirt commented:

It's not working. =( Every time I submit the NDA, it says "File too big or wrong file type".

Posted on 2014-04-03.

jackjfleming commented:

@TheKillShirt Try scanning your NDA at a lower DPI

Posted on 2014-04-03.

TheKillShirt commented:

I scanned at the lowest DPI I could, didn't make a difference. PDFs just didn't work for me. I was able to submit a JPG of the last page, and since I've done playtesting twice before and they still have my other NDA, I'm hoping that's enough. I've contacted Isaac about it as well. I'd still be curious to see if this happened to anyone else.

Posted on 2014-04-03.

joepinion commented:

That's the first I've heard of this. But, if it is happening to more people, I could up the limit. What file size were you at?

Posted on 2014-04-04.

TheKillShirt commented:

@joepinion: My signed and rescanned PDF was 230KB.

Posted on 2014-04-04.

Divljan commented:

I signed up, even though I'm currently involved in SW Alliances playtesting. I assume it's ok to do both as long as I can find the time, right? If not, I guess you can ignore my application for this game.

Posted on 2014-04-04.

Hamsandwich commented:

Really excited to get my hands on this game! The artwork looks great!

Posted on 2014-04-04.

Isaac Vega commented:

It is fine if you sign up for both, as long as you think you can make the commitment to them. Thanks!

Posted on 2014-04-04.

Troy Eisenberger commented:

This is my first comment on the site, typed moments after applying to playtest my first game. I've got several friends I play 2-player games with, and am quite excited to try this out. Thanks!

Posted on 2014-04-04.

KAM commented:

@Troy: Welcome, Way to jump in with both Feet.
Be sure to listen to the Podcast--lots of interesting insights there too.
I'm guessing they'll be talking about this new game there soon.

Posted on 2014-04-04.

MtS commented:

Who's making the artwork? Looks way too cool! Really nice!

Posted on 2014-04-04.

jnelson17 commented:

pdf is either too big or not a proper file type

Keep getting that message when I try to apply.

Posted on 2014-04-04.

jpingus commented:

Can you tell me the podcast number?
Also submitted. :)

Posted on 2014-04-04.

Setharillius commented:

So is it okay to join the Plaid Hat Corps just to playtest, or is it obligatory to host events and such. I'm not to involved in the con's and events scene, but might make a good playtester.

Posted on 2014-04-04.

joepinion commented:

jnelson, definitely email your NDA to Isaac with that message... I'll have to look at that problem when I get a chance.

Posted on 2014-04-04.

Industrial Mage commented:

@Setharillius. I do not believe it is necessary to hold any events or the like. Colby changed the way the Corps worked earlier this year, so you only have to do the stuff you have time for or want to do. This is not anything official, so don't take my word for it.

Posted on 2014-04-04.

irishbuddha commented:

Submitted NDA without issue

Posted on 2014-04-04.

Agen7_0range commented:

Gah, not a corps member. Would love to playtest as I am always looking for 2P games for the wife and I to play.

Posted on 2014-04-04.

thenightsshadow commented:

Just letting you know, joe, but I couldn't submit the file either. It would only accept the last page for some reason.

Posted on 2014-04-04.

zoastra commented:

...nothing like the smell of disintegrating demi-gods in the morning!

Posted on 2014-04-04.

Waterd commented:

IT would be nice to know a little more about the game to know if i´m interested in testing for this kind of game.

Posted on 2014-04-04.

BTBAM commented:

Ohh........A new game :)

Posted on 2014-04-04.

dspringer13 commented:

I'd really like to playtest for this one... but the Alliances playtesting will just be keeping me way to busy as it is... and with the projected end date for this games playtesting where it stands I doubt I will be able to pull the double duty to contribute effectively to both...



Posted on 2014-04-04.

schmots commented:

I don't know if I have time to play test per say, but I would love to work on the vassal module for this. I'll fill out the NDA and we'll see if I can get a vassal up and going.

Posted on 2014-04-04.

Fataliomega commented:

So, yesterday afternoon I tried to submit a NDA for this, but not sure it went through properly. Am I supposed to get an email notification, or something, to let me know it successfully made it into Isaac Vegas hands?

Just asking... Very excited about this one!

Posted on 2014-04-05.

Grognack96 commented:

@Fataliomega, Yes You should get a confirmation E- Mail saying " Thanks for applying to play test ... we will review your application.

Hope this helps,
Exicted as well.

Posted on 2014-04-05.

HeroscaperGuy commented:

Well, hopefully, when I'm able to this will still be available. Sure looks interesting though.

Posted on 2014-04-05.

Cinnamonbuns commented:

I really can't wait for this one and hope that I can get in on the playtesting. This kind of game seems to be just my style.

Posted on 2014-04-05.

jayelbird commented:

Were playtesters picked? I applied, but didn't hear if they accepted the application. I hope to get in on this one.

Posted on 2014-04-06.

MrMayhem commented:

Just out of curiosity, will we be notified if we don't get to be playtesters?

Posted on 2014-04-07.

Isaac Vega commented:

Anyone that applied to playtesting will receive a notice today on how to move forward. Thank you all for your help!

Posted on 2014-04-07.

Divljan commented:

Extra super excited, can't wait to start!

Posted on 2014-04-08.

Boomer_Kable commented:

Nooooo!! Play testing closed...and I just got my scanner to work... Well still looking forward to the new game from PHG, the artwork looks awesome. Hopefully I'll get in on the next round of play testing.

Posted on 2014-04-16.

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