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Starting out in MTG

Discussion in 'Alternate TCG Discussion' started by K1LL3RxP0P7aRt, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. K1LL3RxP0P7aRt

    K1LL3RxP0P7aRt Stargasm

    So some friends have been asking me to join MTG and i decided hey, why not! So as a begginer I was wondering, if like other TCG's is there a modifided format? Also what would be good to buy for me to start out with? something that has some deck building staples, and has some "Good" cards? any help would be appreciated :)
  2. Gentleman Skeleton

    Gentleman Skeleton Well-Known Member

    Okay, there are several formats to choose from in MtG, most of which supported with official products. You can look up the rules to each online.

    Standard - A traditional sixty card deck made out of cards from the current block, the block that came before it and the most recent core set.

    Modern - The same format, made from cards that date back to the Mirrodin block.

    Vintage - All cards from every block dating back to Alpha.

    Two-Headed Giant - A multi-player format.

    Commander/Elder Dragon Highlander - 100 card deck, no duplicate cards except for basic lands. One legendary creature acts as the commander and all cards in the deck must be the same colors as the commander.

    A good set to start with would be the 2012 core set as it explains the rules behind many of the keyword abilities. Once you get a grasp of the rules, give the Innistrad block a shot.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
  3. donavannj

    donavannj Member

    There's also a format called Limited that is only used at set Prereleases and booster drafts that some Friday Night Magic events consist of.

    The M12 (Core 2012 set) is a good place to start, like Gentleman Skeleton said, but I do believe there is actually a "starter kit" of sorts that is geared toward building your first deck and costs about $20. You can usually find it in most hobby shops that sell MTG cards as well as in big box retailers like Target or Wal-Mart.

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