Ascension: Rise of Vigil is the newest chapter in the popular Ascension deck-building series. Rise of Vigil is both a standalone game playable on its own with 1-4 players and an expansion that can be combined with any of the earlier sets to support up to six players. As with other Ascension titles Rise of Vigil is a deck-building game in which players acquire cards from a central pool to add to their decks for use later; at the same time they also combat creatures and other things that show up in that shared space. Both cards acquired and creatures defeated earn a player points. Introduced in Ascension: Rise of Vigil are all new Treasure cards which will unlock powerful Energise abilities for the all new Heroes and Constructs.