To start each player does 1x Attack, Defence and Utility Card Challenge.

The players will keep the awarded cards from these challenges when starting the game and their successes or shortcomings during these beginning challenges will determine which role they will play throughout the game.

The Player with the most Attack Cards after the beginning challenges will play as the Warrior.

The Player with the most Utility Cards after the beginning challenges will play as the Bard.

Once players have done one Attack, Defence and Utility Card challenge and the Game Master has allocated the Player Roles of the Bard and Warrior the game will begin.