Game Spotlight: Keyforge! Age of Ascension

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“Don’t try to change the Crucible to fit your needs. Let it change you.”

KeyForge: Age of Ascension Two-Player Starter

Enter a world where anything is possible in KeyForge! In the center of the universe hangs the Crucible, an artificial world built from the pieces of countless planets. Here, in the world’s first Unique Deck Game, created by legendary designer Richard Garfield, two players step into the roles of mighty Archons, racing to forge keys that unlock the Crucible’s hidden Vaults.

KeyForge: Age of Ascension – Archon Deck

Leading their diverse teams, filled with followers from three of the Crucible’s great Houses, the Archons must gather Æmber, stave off their opponent’s progress, and ultimately be the first to open a Vault and gain its incredible knowledge. With a vast array of creatures, artifacts, and abilities and over 104 quadrillion possible decks, every deck is completely one-of-a-kind, and no two battles will ever be the same!

KeyForge: Age of Ascension – Archon Deck Box of 12

KeyForge: Worlds Collide – Archon Deck

KeyForge: Call of the Archons

KeyForge: Call of the Archons – Archon Deck

KeyForge: Call of the Archons – Archon Deck Box of 12

KeyForge: Age of Ascension – Archon Deck Box of 12

KeyForge: Worlds Collide – Archon Deck Box of 12

Frequently Asked Questions

Is KeyForge a collectible game?

KeyForge is an entirely new kind of game called a Unique Game. Specifically, it’s a Unique Deck Game.

Archon Decks aren’t randomized booster packs like a collectible game and they’re not fixed-distribution card packs like a Living Card Game®, although you’ll most likely want more than one Archon Deck. Each deck offers an entirely self-contained experience and chance for discovery with a unique mix of cards from three of the game’s Houses, and they can be played right off the shelf with no deckbuilding necessary. Every Archon Deck is different from every other deck in existence, giving you the chance to find something completely new in every deck, and with billions and billions possible decks in just the Call of the Archons set for KeyForge, there’s just no way you could collect them all!

What’s a Unique Game? 

Unique Games are an entirely new type of game from Fantasy Flight Games! They can take many different forms, but they share one thing in common—every copy of the game is unique. The copy that you pick up off the shelf will have different components than the copy your friend gets at their store. Unlike Legacy Games, which start with identical components and become unique through gameplay, Unique Games have their own distinct mix of components in every box.

What makes a KeyForge deck unique?

In KeyForge, the game centers on your Archon Decks. Each deck invites you to embody one of the countless Archons of the Crucible, taking control of that Archon’s followers and using their unique companions to claim victory.

In practice this means a couple of different things. Of course, every Archon Deck offers a completely unique mix of cards, drawn from three of the Houses within the game. This unique mix of cards means that every deck has strategies and combinations that only you can discover and harness.

The differences have an aesthetic nature as well! Every Archon Deck has its own title and unique card back, displaying the figure of your Archon and helping you easily identify the cards of your Archon Deck.

Can I build decks in KeyForge?

Every Archon Deck comes ready to play, without the need for deckbuilding or booster packs. The unique nature of each deck is part of what sets KeyForge apart from other games! It’s not the cards themselves that are powerful, it’s the combinations that exist in only your decks that make them special.

Are some decks stronger than others? What happens when a deck wins consistently?

Some Archon Decks in KeyForge will naturally be stronger than others, but every deck in KeyForge has value. First of all, every deck represents a chance to explore deeper into the world of the Crucible, potentially uncovering cards and combos that you never knew existed or have never played with before. Furthermore, just like any card game, some decks are better in certain matchups, and choosing the decks you’ll play is an important strategic element. And even if you and your opponent have decks that are less than optimal, it can be just as fun to swap decks and see what your opponent can do with your deck!

If a deck wins too often in an Organized Play framework, there are processes in place to handicap and eventually retire that deck. For more information on this, keep watching our Organized Play articles and announcements for KeyForge!

Will there be Organized Play for KeyForge? 

Well, we kind of gave it away in the last paragraph…Yes, there will be Organized Play for KeyForge! Stay tuned to our website for more information on KeyForge Organized Play.

What does the KeyForge companion app do?

KeyForge will also feature a companion app and website at KeyForgeGame.com, which will go live at the game’s release. Here, you’ll be able to record and track your unique Archon Decks, watch the meta at large, and easily find tournaments. By incorporating this technology into your experience of the game, you can engage and interact with both the game and its community on an unprecedented level. 

Keyforge – Hypnopotamus

Keyforge – Stimrager

Keyforge – Storm Crawler

Keyforge – Sir Marrows

Keyforge – Drummernaut Playmat

Keyforge – Finders Keepers

Keyforge – Grim Resolve

Keyforge – Æmber Wonderland Playmat

Keyforge – Brute Force Playmat

Keyforge – Positron Bolt Playmat

Keyforge – Martian Madness Playmat

Keyforge – Raiding Knight Playmat

Keyforge – Finishing Blow Playmat

Keyforge – Mighty Tiger Playmat

Keyforge – In the Lab Playmat

Keyforge – Machinations of Dis Playmat

Keyforge – Into the Underworld Playmat

KeyForge: Worlds Collide – Premium Box

Keyforge – Architect’s Vault Two-Player Gamemat

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