(Please use this news post's comments just for contest entries. You can discuss the contest on this post in the forum.)

AshesFor weeks now you've been getting to know the 7 Phoenixborn of Ashes, the newest customizable game from Isaac Vega with art by Fernanda Suarez. Bob's preview articles have gotten us drooling over the gameplay and possibilities. (Pre-order now for $15 off and a promo Phoenixborn!)

So how would you like to obtain a copy of Ashes BEFORE it arrives from the factory?

Plaid Hat Games has one of the first copies of Ashes available and is giving it away to one person who comments on this news post. The copy of Ashes we send to the grand prize winner will arrive weeks before anyone else gets the game--I will be so jealous of you!!

FOUR MORE runners up will receive a $35 coupon credit to the PlaidHatGames.com store, enough to pre-order Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn!

Check out the details below and comment to enter.

Deadline for entering: June 29, 2015
Grand Prize: 1 copy of Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn shipped to you IMMEDIATELY at the end of the contest, weeks before the game arrives otherwise. (Copy possibly opened and lightly used.)
4 Runner Up Prizes: $35 PlaidHatGames.com coupon code. Enough to pre-order Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn! (Code does not cover shipping costs.)
Entry: Simply reply below as instructed.
Limit: 1 entry per person. (If you reply multiple times, only your first comment will be considered. Note that if you refresh the page after commenting you may accidentally re-submit the same comment. This will not disqualify you; as noted, only your first comment will count.)

You must either be 18 or older or have a legal guardian's permission to enter.

Instructions for Entry: Check out our Ashes game page, especially the preview articles for the six Phoenixborn that come in the base set! Note the regular pattern their card follows:

Aradel Summergaard
Phoenixborn of Evermist Valley
Ability Name: Water Blast
"Be gone, interloper! This is where your trespass ends."

Aradel Summergaard

To enter the contest, reply below casting yourself as a Phoenixborn using the same pattern. Include a first and last name (can be real or made up, but keep yourself in mind as you imagine), your home territory, your ability name, and finally,  your line of flavor text in quotes. Here's my example:

Joellis Webmaaster
Phoenixborn of the Plaidlands
Ability Name: Sit at Computer and Think
"Visit PlaidHatGames.com for more info!"

Choosing Winners

Grand Prize (Pre-Production Copy!)

Designer's Choice: Ashes Designer Isaac Vega will pick his favorite.

Runner Up Prizes ($35 PHG.com Credit!)

Artist's Choice: Ashes Artist Fernanda Suarez will pick her favorite.
Other Guys' Choice: The rest of the team will pick their favorite together.
The Choice of Fate: Two random winners. (So you can win even if your entry sucks! But you must follow instructions to be eligible.)

Employees of Plaid Hat Games aren't eligible, or their immediate families. Or their pets. But they are welcome to post an entry for fun. We'll announce the winner, ship out the grand prize, and reward coupon codes the week of June 29.

Please use this news post's comments just for contest entries. You can discuss the contest on this post in the forum.

Game Overview Previews: Phases of Play, Attacking/Defending, Placement, Card Types, Dice Powers, Multiplayer and Drafting
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: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Coal Previews: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Saria Previews: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Noah Previews: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Jessa Previews: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Aradel Previews: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Click here to pre-order Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn and get a $15 pre-order discount as well as the Dimona Odinstar Promo Pack.