How popular is Magic? There are an estimated fan base of more than seven million players It is played in social and competitive settings, including the prestigious $1 million dollar Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour circuit. Magic is played in more than 52 countries worldwide and available in nine languages. There are 60,000 officially sanctioned Magic tournaments around the world per year. Wizards of the Coast has created more than 6,000 distinct Magic cards since 1993. Today there are several billion Magic cards in circulation.
This card game made its debut in August 1993. Last year (2003) was the 10 th anniversary of this intense trading card game of strategy where players battle to reduce each other's score from 20 to 0 through a series of attack and defense moves. While this is the main way to win but there are also a few other ways to win. Magic Debut Magic: The Gathering was developed by award- winning game designer and mathematician Richard Garfield and published by Wizards of the Coast.
Magic Cards-2 Backside In addition to the Creatures, Lands, and Instant cards on the previous page, you also have Enchantment, Sorcery, & Artifact cards. There are also multicolored cards like the Iridescent Angel. This card cost seven mana to play. You need at least one blue and one white and five of any other color land cards to play this card.
Magic: The Gathering can be play with physical cards against your friends or in local tournaments or you can also play with virtual cards online against friends or other people in many different countries. Virtual tournaments are running constantly and there is always someone online to battle against.
In a Magic game, you play the role of a duelist – a Power wizard who fights other duelist for glory, knowledge, and conquest. Your deck of cards contains all the weapons, spells and creatures you need to fight for you. This game combines collectable cards with strategy. You can buy Magic booster packs to add strength your decks. You dont know exactly what cards you will get in a Magic booster pack. Magic Booster Packs-1
No matter how you decide to play the best thing about a trading card game is that it is keeps changing a couple a times a year by adding new expansion sets and keeps the game fresh and challenging. You design and build your own unique decks, so the games you play can be quite different each time you play. Magic Booster Packs-2
Building Your First Deck-1 Legally you need at least 60 cards in your deck. You may buy pre- made decks or make your own deck. You can have as many cards as you want in your deck but it is best to stay around the sixties. Theme decks do have 40 cards. It is best when you are new to start with a theme deck deck then as you get better customize your deck. You will need to add 7 more land and 13 other cards of the right color. You can play with one or more colors. Two colors make a nice mix. The colors are Black, White, Red, Blue, and Green.
Building Your First Deck-2 After you have played with your 60 card deck change out the cards that dont work well for you. Get more cards by trading from your friends or buying booster packs. As long as your deck has 60 cards you are good. You can only have four of the same card in your deck except for the Land cards which you need to pay the mana cost of each card.
Building Your First Deck-3 Again it is a good idea to use only 1 or 2 colors and put about 24 lands in a 60 card deck. You will need to draw enough lands of the right type to play all the other cards in your hand. You can play one against one or team against team. You can even have a big game of six players and everyone is against everyone.
Sample Magic Deck DECK TYPE: TOOTH AND NAIL DECK NAME: BUSTED TEETH DECK LIST ARTIFACTSWHITE CREATURESSIDEBOARD 2 Mindslaver1 Bringer of the White Dawn 3 Oblivion Stone1 Leonin Abunas1 Duplicant ARTIFACT CREATURES GREEN SPELLS 1 Leonin Abunas 2 Darksteel Colossus4 Oxidize2 Mindslaver 1 Duplicant3 Reap and Sow1 Reap and Sow 1 Platinum Angel1 Rude Awakening 4 Solemn Simulacrum4 Sylvan Scrying2 Stalking Stones GREEN CREATURES 4 Tooth and Nail4 Tel-Jilad Justice 4 Eternal Witness LANDS 2 Viridian Shaman 4 Cloudpost 2 Plains 17 Forest * Bold Brown Cards are Rare BREAKDOWN:20 Rare, 32 Uncommon, 8 Common COST:$185 THREAT LEVEL:Between (1-10). Its a Nine!
Your first step in learning how to play Magic should be the Eighth Edition - Core Game. It comes with two decks, two comic books that teach you how to play, and a rulebook for reference. It also contain a CD-ROM tutorial along with everything you need to get started playing either the card game or the online game. Rulebooks in some other languages Dutch / Nederlands Finnish / Suomalainen French / Français German / Deutsch Greek / Italian / Italiano Polish / Polska Russian / Русский Spanish / Español Swedish / SvenskDutch / NederlandsFinnish / SuomalainenFrench / FrançaisGerman / DeutschGreek /Italian / ItalianoPolish / PolskaRussian / РусскийSpanish / EspañolSwedish / Svensk Magic Online ManualMagic Online Manual (5.4mb PDF) Use this manual to learn how to install the game, set up an account, and get started playing online. It explains each of the various rooms you can play in and everything you need to know when playing online. Magic Rules for New Players Basic RulebookBasic Rulebook (1.3mb PDF) Use this rulebook to check your facts and to answer questions that come up in your games. The first half of the book contains the rule of the game, and the second half is a glossary of terms.
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The most famous cards in Magic the Gathering are often referred to as the Power Nine (Power 9) cards. These are the nine most powerful cards in Magic: Ancestral Recall, Black Lotus, Mox Emerald, Mox Jet, Mox Pearl, Mox Ruby, Mox Sapphire, Time Walk, Timetwister. Every Magic collector desires to have these nine cards as part of his collection. They have risen so high in value over the years, though, that they have become very expensive to collect. Very Expense Magic Cards The Black Lotus card costs around $2000 or more. It depends on quality of card. Click on cards to view their price.
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