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A game is what it sounds like. There can be 2 or more players.

  1. Each player shuffles their deck and each player's deck is cut by one of their opponents.
  2. A die is rolled and the player with highest roll is the initial aggressive player.
  3. Players put areas into play as described in: Area
  4. Beginning with the aggressive player and progressing in turn order, each player puts their leader into play on one of their areas.
  5. All players simultaneously add all initial energy from their leader and areas to their pool.
  6. All players simultaneously draw up to their maximum hand sizes.
  7. The aggressive player (from the earlier die roll) becomes the aggressive player for the first turn.
  8. Play continues until only one leader is left in the game.