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Postby Cthulu Mechanicus » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:23 pm

I just joined the nerd club at school, and they like magic. Problem is, I know almost nothing about it. Couldst thou enlighten me about this game?
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Re: Ehm...

Postby Korsarro-Khan » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:41 pm

its a very popular collectable card game (possibly the most popular). The game revolves around building up mana, and using that mana to cost cunning spells and viscous creatures.

There are hundreds of different play styles, such as playing decks that revolve around returning stuff from your graveyard (where dead creatures and used spells go), or rapidly boosting your mana pool to cast horrifying creatures before your opponent realises whats going on, using your wits to outsmart the opponent, or just using brute power

there are 5 colours in magic red, black, green, blue and white, each colour has its own specialities

red focuses on speed and power
black delves into the realm of the dead
green is all about using power as quick as possible, and if possible, boosting them
blue is all about battlefield control
white is all about tactics

(not complete descriptions of each colour, but you get a rough idea)

there are also artifacts which can boost creatures and provide abilites.

When making a deck, you can go single colour or multi-colour depending on what you prefer

i would suggest watching people play (or asking to borrow someone's deck and have them teach you the game)

ultimately is a quick game to understand, yet a hard game to master, as every set released comes with new rules, but overall is a brilliantly fun game, its like wargaming, but quicker, cheaper (depending on how much you buy), adn you dont have to spend hours painting anything

hope that helps

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Postby Cthulu Mechanicus » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:30 pm

It does, thanks. I would look at their site, but it's a bit glitchy.
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Re: Ehm...

Postby Tiskrignneert » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:41 am

its a very popular collectable card game (possibly the most popular). The game revolves around building up mana, and using that mana to cost cunning spells and viscous creatures.There are hundreds of different play styles, such as playing decks that revolve around returning stuff from your graveyard (where dead creatures and used spells go), or rapidly boosting your mana pool to cast horrifying creatures before your opponent realises whats going on, using your wits to outsmart the opponent, or just using brute powerthere are 5 colours in magic red, black, green, blue and white, each colour has its own specialitiesred focuses on speed and powerblack delves into the realm of the deadgreen is all about using power as quick as possible, and if possible, boosting themblue is all about battlefield controlwhite is all about tactics(not complete descriptions of each colour, but you get a rough idea)there are also artifacts which can boost creatures and provide abilites.When making a deck, you can go single colour or multi-colour depending on what you preferi would suggest watching people play (or asking to borrow someone's deck and have them teach you the game)ultimately is a quick game to understand, yet a hard game to master, as every set released comes with new rules, but overall is a brilliantly fun game, its like wargaming, but quicker, cheaper (depending on how much you buy), adn you dont have to spend hours painting anythinghope that helps

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Re: Ehm...

Postby Cthulu Mechanicus » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:23 am

Tiskrignneert wrote:You cheerfully told. Otherwise you will not say

....What?
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Re: Ehm...

Postby Cthulu Mechanicus » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:17 pm

Wow. People aren't too active in this section. I apologize for the necro, but I got a starter deck, got some black and blue zombie nonsense ready, and I'm going to play tommorow. Wish me luck!
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Re: Ehm...

Postby BewareOfTom » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:21 pm

good luck! just one thing I hate aboot MTG is the different sets.... like every year or few years they drop alot of cards from the main set and make them illegal to use...
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Postby Cthulu Mechanicus » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:53 pm

Timber larvae are OP. By the time I had a walking corpse, an Armoured skaab, and a makeshift mauler, he had a timberwurm, a giant pathbreaker wurm (7/7), and a breaker cleric I believe it was. I was slaughtered.
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Re: Ehm...

Postby m14 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:48 am

There are more overpowered combos out there. The starter decks aren't usually the best, but they do come with some decent cards to get you started. I suggest picking up a deckbuilders toolkit. You'll get a good number of each mana color along with a ton of cards that fit into a few different deck ideas for you to go off of.


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