Ashes 500 is an alternate constructed format for Ashes originally created by Elliot Kramer and now maintained by doktarr#0a=m with input from the community. In Ashes 500 all cards are assigned point values, and your deck must cost 500 points or less (while following all standard deck construction rules). Originally provided as a spreadsheet, you can now construct Ashes 500 decks here on Ashes.live.
Ashes 500 costs are formatted like 25/15/10 where the first copy of the card costs 25 points, the second copy costs 15 points, and the third copy costs 10 points (so if you included 3x copies, you would spend 25 + 15 + 10 = 50 points).
Additionally, a small number of cards include penalties when they are included together, represented by a "!" next to the prices. Tap or mouse over the "!" to view relevant penalties for that card; for instance, if your deck includes both Shifting Mist and Summon Butterfly Monk, an extra 30 points will be added to the deck's total. Penalties are used to discourage overly strong archetypes and combos.
Why use Ashes 500? The Ashes 500 format encourages creative deck construction with cards that would not normally be competitive, and is a great way to shake up your local meta if you find yourselves falling into a rut.