A downloadable Expansion

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Ashes to Ashes is an expansion to Blazing Hymn. It takes place not long after the first game, when Hymnals are holding the line against the Angelic invasion, and deals with the ways ordinary people respond to this existential threat.

Blazing Hymn is a LUMEN-powered game about Hymnal Units, music-powered battlesuits piloted by young musicians and designed to destroy Angels, who have come down to Earth to massacre humanity. This is an expansion, which means that the base rules are in the Blazing Hymn manual and this book contains some additional rules. In order to be able to play Ashes to Ashes, you’ll need Blazing Hymn as well.

Both games deal with the same subject matter: violence, blasphemous themes, civilian casualties, and young combatants.

Before starting a game, make sure everyone at the table is okay with these themes, or find a workaround. Make sure the players know that character death is their choice, not the game’s. Give everyone a chance, anonymously or not, to bring up things they find upsetting, uncomfortable, or triggering, and agree collectively to leave these things out. While you’re at it, agree on a safe way for people to let everyone know if they’re not doing okay so a scene can be stopped.

In other words, take care of each other.

Blazing Hymn is based on the anime Senki Zesshou Symphogear and Neon Genesis Evangelion. They’re not required viewing to play these games, but watching them might give you an idea of the stories the game was designed to tell.

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AuthorPeach Garden Games


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In order to download this Expansion you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Ashes to Ashes.pdf 2 MB


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The new Hymnal Types in this set are useful, and I love some of the Organization Rolls, but I think my favorite part of this is the Arcanist Upgrades.

That said, not all upgrades are created equal. The Hellfire Driver is quite useful, but the one I'm likely going to use the most, both as a Choir Master (GM) and as a Player, is likely Megiddo Mode. That mode also seems the closest to my favorite upgrade from Symphogear, the Ignite Module.

If and when I run a campaign as Choir Master, I will probably have a veteran Hymnal Pilot as a GMPC with a few basic upgrades plus Megiddo Mode, if only to give the players a goal to surpass and maybe some assistance on deadlier fights. :)