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The epic creature conjuring game is back for one final roar! Shipping November - get your copy for Christmas! With subsidised shipping!
The epic creature conjuring game is back for one final roar! Shipping November - get your copy for Christmas! With subsidised shipping!
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Ember: Ultimate Collection + Limited Edition Wood Deck Boxes

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Can you be the Archmage’s favourite by conjuring the most powerful mythical creatures? Use their unique abilities to bolster your magical powers or hinder your enemies in this game of luck, strategy, magic, and creatures of legend.

PLAY TIME: 15 TO 45 MINS - PLAYERS: 3 TO 6 - AGES: 8+

Check out the very bottom of this page for our Halloween gift to you all! 

This is a very simple 10 day campaign with no frills. There are no Stretch Goals (everything is already printed and to an incredibly high quality) and the game is ready to ship. Just choose your pledge level and support our gaming production for 2018.

Ember is a fast-paced game of creature conjuring. There’s no analysis paralysis here; you use the cards in your hand to conjure a creature based on the creatures you have in play / creatures available on the table / creature to suit your strategy. 

A selection of Ember (From the Ashes) cards.
A selection of Ember (From the Ashes) cards.

 

Ember: The Ultimate Collection
Ember: The Ultimate Collection

It’s a hand manipulation game. It’s so easy to fob off Ember as another luck game, and it might start that way, BUT… the creatures you collect will allow you to mitigate the “luck of the draw” and to further your chances of conjuring more powerful creatures (by drawing more cards or stripping your enemies of their creatures' powers). 

It’s not Magic the Gathering - it’s not a game where you hold back cards; it’s fast and furious and it’s got practically every creature from mythology in there - all in glorious technicolour!

Bahamut: The Dragon God of Fire
Bahamut: The Dragon God of Fire

Ember has a seriously high recommendation from “significant others” (the non-gamers) and obviously the kids love it for the simplicity and the really bright colours. 

You’ll like Ember if: You like fun simple games that allow for a wide range of play styles but which aren't overly complex (but have lots of depth in terms of really cool card combos). 

You can configure Ember to your personal tastes (don’t like the “take that” element, then take those cards out - there are tonnes of cards and each game will have a different configuration). 

Ember is a light game and it’s designed to be played at face value (so there’s no holding back your hand or passing every round in the hopes that you're going to get the particular card you want - that way lies the road to defeat). A common frustration with some players is that they can play it the way they *think* it should be played - but Ember needs to be seized by the horns and played aggressively - take chances - don't hold back or wait - for someone will steal the card you want right from under you. If you are a player that really likes to take your time and wants to plan ahead then this isn't the game for you - luck is a fickle mistress - and in Ember, you need to make your own (fate), all the while by stripping your opponents of their creatures' powers, making them weaker turn by turn...

Three of the Wizard Tutors that grant you end-game Victory Points!
Three of the Wizard Tutors that grant you end-game Victory Points!

Ember: Ultimate Collection is nothing new (for existing players), but I promised to never make it available for retail, so this is your final chance to get the game before it vanishes forever. 

In Ember, you are an apprentice wizard competing to conjure the most powerful magical creatures of legend out of mystical true-fire. Each creature has a unique ability which can aid your efforts or hamper your opponents. 

Playthrough with Archmage Stewie (guest starring Harley).

Exploring the Spectral 

 Archmage Stewie Shows off his Artifacts

Download the Rules HERE.

Ember: Core Game + From the Ashes and The Wizards (Basic Set)
Ember: Core Game + From the Ashes and The Wizards (Basic Set)

The Game is played over multiple rounds, split between two main phases: The Draw Phase and the Conjure Phase

During the Draw Phase, you use the cards in your hand to conjure new creatures from the Pool of creatures available in the game. 

The Pool of Creatures available to Conjure in Ember.
The Pool of Creatures available to Conjure in Ember.

You Conjure creatures based on the Wizard cards in your hand. Like traditional playing cards, each Wizard card has an element and a number value from 1 to 13.

A selection of wizard cards (that make up the Draw Deck).
A selection of wizard cards (that make up the Draw Deck).

Each turn you may Conjure one available creature from the Pool. Each creature has a unique ability which further allows you to manipulate the game. 

A selection of Creature cards that make up the Pool.
A selection of Creature cards that make up the Pool.

In your turn, you decide to conjure the Hummingbird VP 2. It has a conjuring cost of Two Matching Wizards (two cards of the same number). You discard that combination of cards from your hand and take Hummingbird from the Pool and put it in to your play area. 

It goes in the Ready position, which is oriented face up. You may use its ability at any time (the Hummingbird's power allows you to take the top card of the Discard Pile). Whenever you use a creature's ability, that creature is Exhausted and needs to recover (by being turned 90 degrees to the right at the start of its owner's turn). 

The game continues until one player has reached the designed Victory Point goal for that game. At that point the End Game begins where all players use their remaining powers to manipulate the game one final time before the scores are tallied and the winner is the player with the highest Victory Points

Check out our Solo Play Rules.

The Wizards is a set of 55 updated wizard cards complete with clarified art and stunning colours.

The 55 x Wizard cards (including 3 Archmage cards)
The 55 x Wizard cards (including 3 Archmage cards)

 

From the Ashes: This is the new basic set from which you need to play Ember and contains 29 x Creature cards, 7 x Tutor cards, 5 x Artifact cards, and 12 x Ancient God-Dragon cards. 

From the Ashes - 55 x All New Cards
From the Ashes - 55 x All New Cards

These 110 cards make up the basic game, although we have the various expansions: Light and Dark, the Darke, and a slew of promo cards.

Download the Complete Card List here.

These are the various juicy pledge levels available for this campaign. If you want to add any items, check the Shipping section toward the bottom of this page. 

EMBER BASICS - £15

Everything you need to play Ember (tokens not included): The Wizards deck and From the Ashes. 110 cards, all Ember action.

NOTE: The Apprentice pledge level says "Light and Dark" and The Wizards. It's actually From the Ashes and The Wizards (we proofed it 100 times and no one spotted it).

KITCHEN SINK - £40

Everything currently available for Ember (tokens not included): The Wizards deck and From the Ashes - Ember: Light and Dark (Prismatic and Spectral packs), the 2016 and 2017 promo cards, The Darke Mini expansion and the 13 spell cards. That's over 160 magical cards for just £40!

THE ARCHMAGE'S KITCHEN SINK - £55

Everything in the Kitchen Sink pledge and also a super rare copy of our Out of Print original Core Set (Ember: The Magical Card Game). That's well over £200 cards for just £50! 

LIMITED VINES BOXESThe Vines version comes complete with a cool earth effect and is wide enough to store ALL your Ember cards. The actual box is much larger than shown and is large enough to store well over 200 cards - sleeved. Bonus

Limited Edition Wood - VINES - Box
Limited Edition Wood - VINES - Box

The vines box measures approximately 14.5cm wide, 20cm high and around 10cm deep. It's hand-made to our specifications so it can hold all the Ember cards fully sleeved.

Hand-made Vines Boxes
Hand-made Vines Boxes

The boxes are larger than these shown. These are purely for effect purposes only. THE FINISHED VERSIONS DO NOT HAVE ANY TOP COMPARTMENT, BUT ARE A FABULOUS SIZE - MORE THAN ENOUGH TO HOLD ALL THE COMPONENTS.

LIMITED FLOWERS BOXES

The Flowers version comes complete with a cool floral effect and is much larger than shown and is large enough to store well over 200 cards - sleeved. Bonus
Flowers Wooden Box
Flowers Wooden Box
The flowers box measures approximately 14.5cm wide, 20cm high and around 10cm deep. It's hand-made to our specifications so it can hold all the Ember cards fully sleeved.
Hand-made Flowers Boxes
Hand-made Flowers Boxes
 
These boxes are shipping mid November 2017. Get yours in time for the Festive Season!

 

LIMITED CHAINMAIL BOXES

The Chainmail version comes complete with a cool chainmail effect and is more than large enough to hold all your stunning Ember cards.

The chainmail box measures approximately 14.5cm wide, 20cm high and around 10cm deep. It's hand-made to our specifications so it can hold all the Ember cards.  

Boxes are strictly very limited (at this unique size), but I'll be showing them off really soon in another video.

Check out more images of the boxes at our Facebook page by clicking here.

ADD-ONS 

If you are an existing backer or just want a particular item that set, or expansion, please do get in touch and I'll be only too glad to ship for you. If you just want The Wizards deck, again, drop me a line.

Currently the options are:

  • Ember: Light and Dark (10 x card Prismatic and 10 x card Spectral packs) - £9 (or £5 each - including shipping as part of your main order).
  • Ember: The Darke expansion (6 x creature cards with an emphasis on attack) - £5
  • Spell Cards - 13 spell cards + 4 promo cards (£6)
  • 2016 / 2017 Promo cards - £9.
  • T SHIRT - £16 (£15 + £1 postage).
TOKEN PACKS
We have some token sets on offer, they are 15 x Red, 15 x Blue, and 3 x Golden tokens which will ship with the game (picture to follow). They are £5.00 each and are really high quality glass tokens.

Simply modify your pledge by £5 + shipping (£1 UK, £3 Rest of World).

Here are just a few of the reviews Ember has gathered over the past year and a half (has it really been that long?)...

Review by Mark Cappell-Helm
Review by Mark Cappell-Helm

Review from a Ginger Bear Review.

Review from a Ginger Bear
Review from a Ginger Bear

Check out the review of Ember: Light and Dark from the Australian Tabletop Gaming Network by clicking here or on the image below. 

Ember: Revisited
Ember: Revisited

 

OLDER REVIEWS 

The amazing people at Gaming Knights... (although this is the core rules version - which is a different and much slower and younger person-friendly game). 

Our favourites: Toucan Play that Game - with Michael May (again playing the old core game rules). 

You can find many more reviews and comments on our Facebook page.

We’ve got a fantastic reputation for great and super-fast shipping which means our shipping prices are looooow.  

If you want to add an extra item to your pledge that isn't listed in one of the core levels, then by all means get in touch to get a customised price quote.

But if you want to add an extra item: 

Europe: £2 for Spell Cards (discount for multiples) and £3 for each Core Set you add! 

Rest of World: £3 for Spell Cards (discounts for multiples) and £4 for each Core Set you add! 

Don't forget, we're shipping in November 2017 so this is the perfect Christmas present for the creature critter in your life. 

This is how Ember started and this is how it will end. I've put so much money into 2018's products that I need to sell off some stock so District 31 can put its many plans into action. 

100% of the money from this campaign is going back into developing our FIVE games scheduled for launching next year (not a joke)!

This is our sixth Kickstarter and we are most certainly getting the hang of this process. There's been a method to all this madness: learn the ropes of Kickstarter so our first BIG project will go without a hitch. 

You can already see we offer superlative responses to emails and we’re regularly posting updates on Facebook and on the campaign pages. 

We strive to give our customers the very best experience possible and we will do nothing to compromise that trust. We hope you will support our project with confidence! We need your support!

To celebrate Halloween - our favourite time of the year, and to thank you for all your support over the past year, we've given you these nine completely new cards with all new art and all new powers, print and play, for you to enjoy. They are already the correct size and ready for you to play. 

These are some of the personal card strategies I've been toying with, if Ember had ever got another expansion...

Happy Halloween Print and Play
Happy Halloween Print and Play

Download the high-resolution versions by clicking here!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Risks and challenges

We've done this five times now... All the product is printed and we're ready to go. All we need is your pledges.

You can see from our previous campaigns that we have an incredibly high level of customer service and a very high success rate of getting pledges to our backers.

The only risk is that we cannot guarantee you will receive your order for the Christmas period. We expect to ship on November 20, 2017, and we will try and do everything to get your order to you for December 25, but there is always a small chance of a delay when passing through the postal system.

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    Ember - Apprentice

    110 cards - everything you need to play Ember the Magical Card Game. Ember: Light and Dark and the Wizards.

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    Kitchen Sink

    The Wizards Deck, From the Ashes, Light and Dark, Mage Nights, and all the 2016 / 2017 promo cards ever released. At least 160 cards!

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    Archmage's Kitchen Sink

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    Be a Wizard

    Be featured in our next Ember game. Scheduled for release 2018, get your face in our game. Contact us for more details.

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    Mega Pledge + Chainmail Wood Storage Box

    As the Archmage's Kitchen Sink pledge level + a stunning hand-made wooden storage box (custom designed to fit all the sleeved Ember cards). THIS IS THE CHAINMAIL BOX.

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    Mega Pledge + Vines Wood Storage Box

    As the Archmage's Kitchen Sink pledge level + a stunning hand-made wooden storage box (custom designed to fit all the sleeved Ember cards). THIS IS THE VINES BOX.

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    Mega Pledge + Flowers Wood Storage Box

    As the Archmage's Kitchen Sink pledge level + a stunning hand-made wooden storage box (custom designed to fit all the sleeved Ember cards). THIS IS THE FLOWERS BOX.

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