Ascension is a fast-paced deck-building game designed by Magic the Gathering Pro Tour champions Justin Gary, Rob Dougherty, and Brian Kibler, with artwork by Eric Sabee. Ascension is a deck-building game where players spend Runes to acquire more powerful cards for their deck. It offers a dynamic play experience w here players have to react and adjust their strategy accordingly. Each player starts the game with a 10-cards comprised of eight Apprentices and two Militias. Apprentices provide Runes when played, which you'll use to recruit Hero and Construct cards during the game. Militias offer another type of resource, Power, that when played is used to defeat Monsters. The game revolves around the Center Deck that contains Heroes, Constructs, and Monsters.