We built Varia to be configurable. In all reality, there is no limit to how you play the game.
Varia uses a point system in order to ensure fairness between two builds.
Item cards, for example, have a value number in the bottom center of the card. This number is used to ensure that all players are coming to the fight on equal footing. Our formats typically use a total value of 30, meaning that players are allowed to have up to 30 gold worth of items equipped at the start of a game. But there is nothing stopping you and your friends from trying out a 40 gold limit, or 100, or infinite! All that matters is that each player knows the limit ahead of time, and comes prepared.
The same approach is used for deck construction. All decks are typically limited to 30 cards, with no more than three copies of a single card, and a total Level of 7. That said, if your playgroup would like to try out 60 card decks with a four-of rule, or 100 card singleton decks, or decks that are Level 20, feel free to do so! As long as all players are abiding by the same rules, you are in the clear!
That said, we understand that having sanctioned formats is important for competitive purposes, and so we have created the above three formats to serve as our "standard" in terms of competitive play.
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