Ascension has been around since 2010, and has secured its place as one of the most popular deck builders on the market. Over the years Ascension has seen many expansions, both large and small. Dreamscape is the former, and can be played on it’s own without any other set. In fact, that’s the way I think it should be played.
In my opinion, Dreamscape is one of the most beautiful, and overall best Ascension release to date. The game is solid on it’s own, and the Dreamscape and Dreamborn cards feel like a natural extension of the experience.
Dreamscape adds a new deck that can be drawn from when another card allows. This deck is face down, so you don’t know what you’re going to draw from it. Also, just because you draw from there doesn’t mean you get the card right away. You need to earn enough Insight to “purchase” the card and put it into your pile.
Insight is earned a few ways, like when a Dreamborn card enters the field, or when a player purchases a Dreamborn card. Dreamscape cards can be creatures or constructs, or a new type of card called Vision. These cards stay in play, and provide huge bonuses if you can meet their conditions.
If you’re an Ascension fan, Dreamscape is a must-buy. If you’re looking to get into Ascension, I’d ignore the other sets and jump right into this one. There’s no better Ascension experience in my mind.
A copy of Ascension: Dreamscape was provided free for review by Stone Blade Entertainment.
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