How To Play

The 'kitchen table' game sensibilities belie the much deeper complex and engaging gameplay, pulling from a diverse range of cards. Each game is as much a narrative experience you can share with friends, as it is a battle for tactical supremacy.

Two players take the roles of Avatars, assemble their own decks, and then cast a variety of elemental spells, summon powerful minions, and shape the world around them from their Atlas to increase their dominance and ultimately banish their foe.

We know that players learn how to play in different ways, from watching videos to just thowing cards on the table and working it out as you go. With that in mind, we've prepared some useful tools to help get you on your way. Explore our Good Times Society intro video that covers the gameplay basics and some walk-through games with the Sorcery Development team.

For those that want to dig into the nitty gritties, download our rulebook PDF or explore our FAQs. We've been consolidating the questions that players ask about specific cards and interactions, and created dedicated card pages that show each cards' FAQs in context.

There is also a super friendly and helpful Sorcery community on Discord that are happy to answer any questions, so be sure to head over there and meet your fellow sorcerers, clarify rules, and find some locals to play some games with!


Gameplay & Guides

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How to Play Aggro Sparkmage with Justin

Looking for tips on how to play the Sparkmagein Sorcery: Contested Realm? Justin breaks down how he plays this particular Avatar with "Sparkmage Aggro" deck.

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How to Play the Pathfinder: Pathfinder's Revenge Deck Guide with ZachAttack

Looking to find success with how to play the Pathfinder in Sorcery: Contested Realm? Zach breaks down how he plays this particular Avatar with his battle-tested deck list “Pathfinders Revenge."

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Introducing the Beta Elemental Preconstructed Decks

Introducing the four elemental preconstructed decks, the easiest way to start playing Sorcery: Contested Realm. Each of these decks contains 36 spells and 16 sites dedicated to one of the four classical elements of Air, Earth, Fire, and Water.

There is a wealth of community content, gameplay videos, guides and deck techs online. For those of you who are new, we've picked out a few of our favourites to get you started.


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