How to play Legends of Uzarn

Legends of Uzarn is an online, play to earn trading card game where you provably own all your cards and assets. Players can trade these cards and assets for Bitcoin and earn real money.

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Players play matches to earn credits, which are then used to mint new cards via card packs. A card pack contains 15 randomly selected cards from the current card set in print. Once a card set goes out of print, new card packs for that set can no longer be created, creating a cap on the supply of those cards.

A match consists of players taking turns, building their deck by buying cards from their sideboard, casting spells and attempting to beat their opponent. This is usually done by reducing the opponents' life total to zero, or below.

When a winner is determined, the match ends, and new credits are distributed to the players. The winner receives the majority of the credit. However, the losing player will also gain some credits, provided they did not concede or disconnect.

Once a player has minted some cards with credits, they may trade them on the market and earn Bitcoin. In summary, Legends of Uzarn and its player economy are set up in such a way to maximize value for the players, which provides the possibility to make a decent profit from playing, both in the short and long term.

Starting a Game

To start a match, you must first join the match-making queue. A popup will appear, prompting you to choose what deck you would like to play with. New players will automatically have four valid decks generated for them using 60 starter cards.

The chosen deck must be valid for the chosen format. Currently, the only format is Standard. If the deck is not valid, a warning will appear, specifying why the deck is invalid.

For more information on building your own deck, visit Deck Builder.

Join a match button
Button to join the match making queue
Deck Selector popup
Choose what deck you would like to play with by clicking on one of the rows

Once you have joined the match making queue, the game will wait for someone of a suitable match to do the same, pair you with them, then notify you that the game is about to begin.

Playing a Game

Once the game loads, a random player is chosen as the first player. Each player then draws their initial hand from their deck.

The first player draws 3 cards, while every other player draws 5. The Upkeep phase of the first player's turn now begins.

The current turn player then moves through the turn phases, buying cards from their sideboard with mana and casting spells to create a powerful game board, that will lead to victory.

The current turn player is denoted by their name in yellow text. Players who it is not currently their turn, have their name in white.

Current player turn
Whoever is the current turn player, has their name in yellow

When a player draws from their Deck, it is called a Draw Action. Many cards can be drawn in a single Draw Action, for example, Draw 3 cards is a single Draw Action.

If a player's Deck does not have enough cards to satisfy a draw action, all cards in their Discard are shuffled into their Deck, and the draw action continues.

If a player draws 4 cards and their Deck has 1 card and their Discard has 5 cards, the 1 card from their Deck is drawn, the 5 cards in their Discard are shuffled into their deck, then 3 more cards are drawn. This all happens in a single action.

If a player draws 4 cards, their Deck has 1 card and there is no cards in their Discard, then only 1 card will be Drawn.

If a player commences a Draw Action while there is no cards in their Deck and no cards in their Discard, they will lose the game. If there is at least 1 card in their Deck or Discard however, they will not lose the game, even if the draw amount is greater than the available number of cards.

In order to create a powerful deck to win, you have to build your deck while the game progresses. This is done by purchasing more powerful cards from your sideboard with mana. The sideboard is a secondary collection of cards which start outside the game.

When you build your deck, you define what cards a present in your sideboard based on what cards you own in your collection.

In order purchase a card, it must be your turn, it must be either the First Main or Second Main phase, you must have priority, and there must not be any card or action currently on the game stack.

To purchase a card, click on the Buy button, on the lower left hand side of the screen, below the game stack.

Open Sideboard
Click the Buy button to open your sideboard anytime

Your sideboard collection will appear and you may click on any number of cards. The buy cost for each card is printed on the top right of the card. Once you have decided what cards to buy, click the Buy button down the bottom. The interface will then prompt you to pay the total mana cost of all the selected cards. If you cannot pay the mana cost, the purchase is cancelled and no action is taken.

Researcher Card
The Researcher card costs 1 Blue mana plus 2 mana of any other color to buy
Your Sideboard
Once you have selected cards to buy, click the Buy button down the bottom

Mana is generated using Treasures in your hand, and Permanent Treasures, which sit on the Battlefield. Treasures in your hand are "spent", meaning they are placed in your Discard once used, while Permanent Treasures persist on the battlefield and can be used each turn.

To cast a card, it must first be in your Hand, you must have priority, and the casting rules for the respective Card Type must be satisfied. Once this is true, you may cast it for free by clicking on it.

Some cards have additional costs that you must pay in order to cast it, such as pay X mana or trash a card. Once a spell is casted, it goes onto the Stack.

Each player may then respond to the spell by casting an instant or activating an ability. If they choose not to, priority is passed and the card resolves. Once resolved, it is placed onto the Battlefield.

A common way of winning is by playing Creatures and attacking with them. Normally, Creatures cannot attack or activate abilities on the turn they enter play. This effect is called summoning sickness.

A Creature affected by summoning sickness
A Creature affected by summoning sickness. It cannot tap, attack or activate abilities until it's controller's next turn.
A Creature not affected by summoning sickness
No longer affected by summoning sickness.

Creatures can attack during the attack phase and deal damage to opponents or their Creatures.

Players progress through turns until only one player is left alive, and they are declared the winner. If all the players lose at the same time, the game is declared a draw, and Credits are distributed evenly.

Game Phases

  • Upkeep - The start of the turn. Some cards trigger during this phase to perform pre-turn actions.
  • First Main - Main step, you may buy cards and cast all types of spells here if it your turn.
  • Begin Attack - Intermediary phase before attack, only instant spells and activated abilities may be used here.
  • Declare Attackers - If the current turn player has creatures that can attack, they may attack with them here. This phase is skipped if there is no creatures that can attack.
  • Declare Blockers - All players who are being attacked, and have blockers, may block with them here.
  • Attack - Once attackers and blockers are declared, damage is applied and the battle concludes.
  • Post Attack - Intermediary phase after attack, only instant spells and activated abilities may be used here.
  • Second Main - Main step, you may buy cards and cast all types of spells here if it is your turn.
  • End Step - The end of the turn. Some cards trigger during this phase to perform post-turn actions.
  • Cleanup - The current turn player discards down to their max hand size, which is typically 1 card and all casted sorceries and instants from all players are moved to their owner's Discard.
  • Draw - The current turn player now draws 4 cards. Any 'until end of turn' effects and any damage to creatures dealt this turn wears off. The next player then commences their turn and the Upkeep phase begins again.

The current phase is indicated on the left panel, above the Skip button.

Current
Current Phase shown above the Skip button

Deck Builder

Deck Builder
Deck Builder and collection screen

The Deck Builder sceen is where you can view, edit and create new decks. It also shows all the cards in your collection. To create a deck, start dragging cards from the Collection window into the Starting Deck and Sideboard windows. If more than one copy of a card is present in the window, a blue icon with a number will appear above the card, specifying the number of copies.

To save a deck, click the Save Deck button and give it a name. The deck will then be written to chain.

Click Load Deck to show all your saved decks. Click on one of these decks to load its cards into the deck windows. You may edit this deck and save it. If the deck already exists, it will override it, otherwise it will create a new one.

If you wish to check if your deck is valid for the current game format, click Validate Deck. A message will appear down the bottom right stating any invalid cards.

Validate deck
Deck validity message

You may also check the deck info on the bottom left for validity.

Deck Info
A valid deck
Deck Info
An invalid deck

Game Formats

Standard

Standard format is the default format for Legends of Uzarn. A valid standard format deck must:

  • - Contain at least 10 cards in the starting deck
  • - The starting deck must not have a total power level greater than 6
  • - The starting deck may only contain Common rarity and Basic Treasure cards
  • - The total number of cards in the starting deck and sideboard must not exceed 60
  • - Not have more than one copy of any Legendary card

Card Types

  • Treasure - Treasures are spent from your Hand and add mana to your pool A spent Treasure is immediately put into your Discard.
  • Creature - Creatures are permanents cast during Main phases and can be used to attack opponents and their Creatures. Most Creatures have summoning sickness meaning they cannot attack, or activate abilities until their controller's next turn. Creatures with Haste are not effected by summoning sickness. When a Creature is affected by summoning sickness, it has the chains visual effect placed over the card.
  • Relic - A permanent card that often has activated abilities. These activated abilities may perform any type of action.
  • Aspect - A permanent card that sometimes has activated abilities but often has effects which alter the rules of the game. Aspects can buff your cards and abilities or hinder your opponent's.
  • Aura - An Aspect that can enchant a permanent or player. If the enchanted permanent leaves the battlefield, the attached Aura is discarded.
  • Sorcery - A powerful spell that can only be cast during your Main phases while the game stack is empty. Casted sorceries go onto the Battlefield and are then moved to your Discard during the Cleanup phase.
  • Instant - Instants function the same as Sorceries, except they can be cast at any time you have priority, even during an opponent's turn.
  • Permanent Treasure - Permanent Treasures cannot be spent from the Hand and must be placed onto the Battlefield before being used. Typically, only one Permanent Treasure can be played on each of your turns.
  • Curse - A Curse is a negative card that is placed in your opponent's Discard. This dilutes their deck and wastes draws. Additionally, some Curses may perform an ability when that player draws them. Once the Curse is drawn, it remains in that players Hand until they discard it, or Trash it with an ability.
  • Bomb - Bombs are similar to Curses in that they are placed into opponent's Discards, however when a Bomb is drawn, it performs the ability printed on the card, then it is trashed.

Card Rarity

Cards have 1 of 5 rarity types. Cards with higher rarity are harder to find in Card Packs and are significantly more powerful. Rarity is indicated by the color of the set icon on the bottom of the card.

Current
Common
Current
Uncommon
Current
Rare
Current
Mythic
  • Basic Treasure - Basic starting Treasure. Has a power level of 0 and is mostly used to fill starter decks. The set icon is white.
  • Common - Common rarity card. Can be used in starting decks provided their power level does not exceed the format rules. The set icon is white.
  • Uncommon - More powerful cards that cannot be present in starting decks. Usually the first cards you will purchase from your sideboard. The set icon is blue.
  • Rare - Powerful and expensive cards. Only 1 rare is present in each card pack. These are valuable cards which will win you the game. The set icon is gold.
  • Mythic - Very powerful and valuable cards. A Card Pack only has a 20% chance of containing a Mythic card. The set icon is red.

Legendary cards are special cards that are extremely powerful but also play a significant part in the lore. They are marked "Legendary" in the card type box. They are often characters who recur throughout the sets or play a significant role in that set's theme. A deck may only contain a single copy of each Legendary card, even if it is a reprint from a different set.

Card Attributes

  • Indestructible - This card cannot be destroyed by abilities that state Destroy.
  • Stealth - This Creature cannot be attacked during Declare Attackers phase.
  • Haste - This Creature is not effected by summoning sickness.
  • Deathtouch - When this Creature deals damage to any other Creature, the other Creature is destroyed, regardless of the amount of damage.
  • Flying - This Creature can only be blocked by other Creatures with Flying or Reach.
  • HexProof - This card cannot be targeted by opponent's spells or abilities that specify target in their ability text.
  • Trample - Remaining Creature attack damage is dealt over blockers if the combined blocker's toughness is less than the attacker's power.
  • Reach - Can block a Creature with Flying. Reach is only valid if the Creature also has Defender.
  • Vigilance - Creature does not tap when declaring attack.
  • Lifelink - Damage dealt by this Creature is healed as life.
  • Defender - This Creature can block attacking Creatures. If a number is specified after the attribute i.e.Defender 3, it can block that number of attackers simultaneously.

Warp Counters

Warp counters are counters that are added to players. Many Purple cards require Warp counters to be useful so getting them is central to Purple's strategy. The downside to acquiring Warp counters is whenever you take damage from any source, that damage is increased by the number of Warp counters you have. Only abilities that state damage in their text have this effect. Loss of life is not effected by Warp counters.

Market

Market
Market Screen

In order to obtain cards that are no longer in print, you have to buy them of another player. The Market is used to create listings for cards in your collection and sell them for Bitcoin. To list a card for sale, click the Sell Cards button. A popup will appear showing your collection of cards that can be sold. Note that the generated starter cards cannot be listed. Only cards obtained through Card Packs, or purchased from other players can be listed.

To purchase a card, simply click on it. A popup will show confirming if you want to spend the satoshi amount listed on the card.

Buy Card
Click Buy to confirm the trade

Once the trade is complete, the specified satoshi amount will be deducted from your purse and sent to the seller. Legends of Uzarn takes a 5% cut on all Market card trades.

The Market is also where you buy new Card Packs. Click the Buy Pack button to do so. A popup will appear confirming if you wish to spend the required amount of credits to purchase it. Legends of Uzarn does not take any cut from minting or opening Card Packs.

Buy Pack
Click Buy to confirm the Card Pack purchase

Once you own a Card Pack, you may open it with the Open Pack button. A popup will appear showing what Card Packs you own. Click on any of them to open it. If you do, new cards will be minted, added to your collection and a window will appear showing what was in the pack.

Wallet

Legends of Uzarn runs on the public blockchain Bitcoin SV and uses it to store all game actions and assets, in a transparent and auditable way. In order to play, you need to fund your Bitcoin wallet. The wallet is non-custodial, meaning it is stored on your device. Your wallet never leaves your device and we have no access to your funds. In order to add or withdraw funds, click the "Satoshis" text on the header at the top right while in the lobby.

Wallet
Click to view your wallet

This will bring up the wallet screen which will let you add funds, and withdraw funds to any valid Bitcoin SV (BSV) address. You may also backup your wallet from this screen by recording the 12 word seed phrase. Anyone with access to this seed phrase has access to your funds and collection, so keep it safe.