December 8, 2022

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There’s No Place Like Home

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Discover the Camp and its Features in Deck of Ashes, the Deck-Building RPG Coming Soon to Steam

The old saying goes, “home is where the heart is,” and the same goes for the Camp in Deck of Ashes, the story-driven deck-building RPG from AYGames. Prior to its grand debut on Steam on April 11, 2019, the developer invites players to explore the one-stop-shop and home base in Deck of Ashes so that they are ready to face the devastation of the Ash Curse head-on! 

Weary adventurers may rest their heads at the Camp, where all players’ needs can be met by a cast of various allied NPCs. These peculiar characters offer a whole lot of goods and services for pumping Battle Decks, health restoration, passive abilities, and more. Products offered by allies are updated every in-game “day,” so it is vital that one does not miss their opportunity to visit the Camp to recover cards for free or fully heal. The Camp allies include:
  • The Ash Master: As the Prophet who guides players to Lady Death herself, The Ash Master possesses the power to revive cards spent in battle, perform the Ritual of Resurrection that prevents permadeath (a service that is by no means cheap), and send cards to the Deck of Ashes, where they can be restored at any time.
  • The Herbalist: As a healer and alchemist of sorts, the Herbalist can restore a player’s health, treat diseases picked up while adventuring, and pump various key attributes, such as speed, strength, max health, and more.
  • The Merchant: As the Camp’s peddler, the Merchant can buy recipes and exchange certain resources for others. When upgraded, the Merchant can buy resources for gold. 
  • The Blacksmith: As the Camp’s lifeline, the Blacksmith is responsible for creating cards that can be used in savage Battle Decks. Conversely, the Blacksmith may destroy cards, giving players a small out of Ash in return, which can be used for making other cards. Passive abilities and talents can also be acquired from the Blacksmith, such as the ability to increase the chance of a “critical hit” by 10%.  
Upgrades can be purchased in a skill tree for each Camp ally using various resources collected while adventuring — certain upgrades could potentially change the very outcome of the game! An upgraded Camp ally will offer players more in-game currency for their wares and present higher-tier services.
More about Deck of Ashes

Deck of Ashes is a procedurally-generated turn-based RPG with a unique twist: players must explore the game world as they track down powerful cards in order to forge a powerful Battle Deck. After facing an ever-more challenging succession of foes, players will use their deck to battle the ultimate evil and dispel the Ash Curse. They must be careful, though, as losing a battle means losing all of their hard-earned cards and having to start fresh! 

In Deck of Ashes, players will find themselves scouring a grim fantasy world in search of combat cards, supplies, and other resources — all while battling against some of the vilest beasts the cursed land has to offer. While collecting cards to create a merciless powerhouse of a deck, a main champion from a band of ruthless antiheroes must be chosen before taking on the world, one intense encounter after another.