The continent of Poxanthuru is at a constant state of war between good and evil, divided between the forces of the Protectorate and those of Wrath. Each are made up of 4 factions, and each of these factions consist of several races, which represent a theme within the game.
Race based decks aren't nescessary, but they are recommended for beginners, since they're relatively straightforward to build. Some factions or races have a strong affinity for one of the elements or types (e.g. Fire, magic, electricity). There also tend to be a few prominent classes within each faction and often within each race (e.g. Wizards, Mirefolk, Cyclops, Demons). The following are races which are thematic to each faction.