Straight from the Rule Book:
Variant - Want an Easier Game?:
If the players are losing too often they can make one or more of the rule changes to make the game easier. It is suggested that you do not add multiple changes unless you continue to lose after making one change.
1) During setup, instead of drawing 3 & 3 Darkness Spreads Cards (for
a total of 6) only draw 2 & 2 Darkness Spreads cards (so instead of
30 minions on the board to start the game, there will be 24).
2) Players suffer no penalty if they lose a battle against a General.
3) Start the Game with 3 Hero Cards per player.
4) Add 1 Life Token to each hero.