WAYS TO PLAY

Out of the Box

Our standard format. Pick up a single class, open, and play. It's that easy!

This is the perfect format for players who are new to Varia, are looking to try out new cards and not have to build your own deck, or don't want to have to invest hundreds of dollars just to be able to compete.

Each of our class decks are built to be at a comparative power level to each other, offering a standardized play experience.

SEALED

Single Attribute

Our intro-to-constructed format. Pick a single attribute, and create a custom build!

This is the perfect format for players who have experience with  Varia, but are new to constructed formats. To make a single attribute build, pick a single attribute, and follow the following guidelines:

  • Start with 30 Health Points

  • Include items with total value of 30 or less.

  • Create a 30 card deck with cards that are either generic or are the chosen attribute only. No more than three copies of a single card may be included in the deck.

This format enables players to explore what is possible within each attribute, without over-complicating the build-making process.

CONSTRUCTED

Level 7 Constructed

Our advanced constructed format. Create a build that perfectly defines you!

This is the perfect format for experienced players who want to experience everything Varia has to offer. In this format, you are creating a "Level 7" build. To do so, you must follow the following guidelines:

  • Start with 30 Health Points

  • Include items with total value of 30 or less

  • Create a 30 card deck with any cards you wish, so long as the shared level between those cards does not exceed seven, and there are no more than three copies of a single card included in the deck. 

This format (while being the most complicated) enables players to explore everything Varia can offer and affords players the most amount of freedom in creating the build that best suits their play-style.

CONSTRUCTED

Determining a Deck's Level

To determine a deck's shared level, you must look at the highest requirement per attribute of cards in your build. For example, If you include the card Healing Hammers as the first card in your deck, your deck would be considered to be "Level 4 Faith". This is because Healing Hammers has an attribute requirement of four Faith. From this point forward, any other cards you add to your deck that have a requirement of four or less Faith will have no impact on your deck's level. The second you add the card Critical Strike to your deck, your deck would be considered to be "Level 4 Faith, Level 1 Aggression", also known as a "Level 5 Deck". If you were to then add a Thy Will Be Done to your deck, your deck would be considered to be "Level 6 Faith, Level 1 Aggression", and be a "Level 7 Deck". Adding a Guided Strike to your deck at this point would not impact your level, because Thy Will Be Done is your highest Faith requirement card, and is setting your Faith level. 

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ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

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. 

Have a format that you and your playgroup really enjoy? We want to hear about it! Let us know by filling out the form below. 

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