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Question by nightmare
Submitted on 10/11/2003
Related FAQ: Magic: The Gathering Rules FAQ, v4.02 (part 1)
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how do you play Magic the Gathering?




Answer by jak
Submitted on 12/25/2003
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goto magicthegathering.com and download the magic academy thing. its about 48 mb

 

Answer by someone
Submitted on 3/5/2004
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can i download for a mac??

 

Answer by scott
Submitted on 3/25/2004
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There are many ways to learn Magic. If you have any friends that play it, just ask them. But what I suggest is to look up the rulebook on the Internet, or by a magic starter CD. It will tell you how to every last move in Magic until your ready to play a game with real cards.

 

Answer by scott
Submitted on 3/25/2004
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WHAT THE HECK IS PHASING!!!????

 

Answer by u suck
Submitted on 3/31/2004
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uhhhhhhh

 

Answer by TWS
Submitted on 4/12/2004
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Phasing is just that during your upkeep, if a permanent with phasing is in play, then it is removed from the game. If a card with phasing is removed from the game, it comes back into play. If I remember correctly phasing triggers come into play abilities, but not leave play abilities. So every other turn you have access to the card.

 

Answer by billy bones
Submitted on 5/2/2004
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um how do i read the rules??

 

Answer by schoolh8er
Submitted on 6/3/2004
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Alright I'm new to magic and I really don't know how to play so how do I learn how to play I know some people that play but most of them don't live near me.

 

Answer by MagikN00b
Submitted on 6/7/2004
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um i need help man

 

Answer by cool_giye
Submitted on 6/10/2004
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magib iz gud butt yewgieogh uis waye betr

 

Answer by helpless child
Submitted on 6/21/2004
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please help me

 

Answer by Matt
Submitted on 6/25/2004
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How do you tell which magic cards are good

 

Answer by magicmaniac89
Submitted on 6/27/2004
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someone tried to teach me once, but i didn't understand it, maybe it was them, is it that hard of a game?

 

Answer by rubberducklady13
Submitted on 7/2/2004
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how to u download the acamdeny thingy I want to download it but I don't where it is!

 

Answer by icemanx322
Submitted on 7/4/2004
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what is a permanent?  you can I.M. me at icemanx322   or e-mail   icemanx322@hotmail.com

 

Answer by icemanx322
Submitted on 7/5/2004
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ok never mind
when a creature phases when does it come back in?

 

Answer by Fire
Submitted on 7/5/2004
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how do you play i can't really understand when I'mreading the rules i need someone to tell me.

 

Answer by Naitsircos
Submitted on 8/7/2004
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I think learning by reading the entire rulebook is too much of jumping in at the deep end, since the rules can be really intimidating if you try to take it all in at once. So if you're completely new to MTG I'd recommend against learning that way.

There are starter packs available, where you'll get two smaller decks containing less complicated cards as well as detailed instructions for each of the abilities on them.

As far as I recall there are three levels of cards, beginner advance and expert so you can get into it a bit at a time.

If you can't get a friend to teach you, perhaps you can convince a friend to split the cost of a starter pack with you and you can learn together.

There's also a free trial of magic online, if there is a tutorial included, then you could learn for free as well as try the game out against live opponents.

And to answer a question above: a permanent is any card that stays in game after you've played it (like a creature or an enchantment), as opposed to instants or sorceries which are put into your graveyard after they've been executed.

 

Answer by gS.SnIper.TerF
Submitted on 8/18/2004
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just a question if a creature had something.. i dont remember what it is now but it gave the creature first strike and then after that deal normal combat damage right? ok so i blocked this equipped 9/9 thats with equiptment and i blocked with a myr(known to be very weak) 1/1 as i was blocking i played smite (destroy target blocked creature) and i killed his equipped creature. he said that the ability allowed the damage to go through that and attack me dirrectly which would be considered trample correct? please tell me if i'mwrong

 

Answer by gS.SnIper.TerF
Submitted on 8/18/2004
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just a question if a creature had something.. i dont remember what it is now but it gave the creature first strike and then after that deal normal combat damage right? ok so i blocked this equipped 9/9 thats with equiptment and i blocked with a myr(known to be very weak) 1/1 as i was blocking i played smite (destroy target blocked creature) and i killed his equipped creature. he said that the ability allowed the damage to go through that and attack me dirrectly which would be considered trample correct? please tell me if i'mwrong

 

Answer by shark boy
Submitted on 10/10/2004
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why dont you e-maul me at werd1993@yahoo.com
and I will try to help you out.
I dont think its that easy to just read either

 

Answer by StarScream
Submitted on 10/26/2004
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Hey guys, I downloaded the Magic rulebook and what not, cause I just got into Magic a bit ago. It looks fun and challenging which i like. Anyway, I think i have a new deck of cards that are called "Champions of Kamigawa" Its called a theme deck, can you still use these cards with other Magic cards or what?

 

Answer by moe
Submitted on 11/2/2004
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what a bunch of whiners!!!

 

Answer by ashley
Submitted on 11/4/2004
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my friend is trying to explain it to me and i think im getting it but i may neeed some additional help. can someone help me please? IM me at rabbit121903 thx

 

Answer by jmeeken
Submitted on 11/7/2004
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that thing is huge. I can't download that huge thing. I just want to know:
*How do you find out the rarity of the mtg cards
*How to battle people
*Life-points,attack points,defense points
*Any other info I should know like the rarest cards,etc.

 

Answer by Tama
Submitted on 11/10/2004
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can u attack multiple creatures with vigilante

what is double strike

i have a cursed ronin but can i use its ability one black mana give cursed ronin +1/+1 until end of turn if u can every guy out there is gone

 

Answer by joe
Submitted on 11/25/2004
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durrrh

 

Answer by Liv
Submitted on 12/5/2004
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i need a little help trying to understand mana,i get the whole mana is magic money stuff,but how do you get mana? has it got something to do with your basic land cards???
please help i'vonly just started playing!!!!
NEED HELP BADLY!

 

Answer by magic master
Submitted on 12/11/2004
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ahhhh......... i know all this lol

 

Answer by the man
Submitted on 12/12/2004
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make up the rules as u go along

 

Answer by Magister
Submitted on 12/31/2004
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go to http://members.aol.com/goldenfnsy/howto.html
for the answers to all of your questions

 

Answer by jabrjawz
Submitted on 1/2/2005
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im getting like 500 magic cards in the mail so is it good jsut to build a fire deck and how many cards are in a deck

 

Answer by icecreamman
Submitted on 1/14/2005
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I need some one tell me how to play
magic.

 

Answer by Warrior of the Eceni
Submitted on 2/2/2005
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Maybe to help settle all this, someone could provide us with a link to a good beginner tutorial or rulebook or whatever...

 

Answer by wife of magic lover (javert's wife)
Submitted on 2/22/2005
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My husband has been playing this game for many years and it sounded interesting so I bought some cards and I don't know how to play them please send me instrutions @aol.com
thank you ever so much
              

 

Answer by flame
Submitted on 2/22/2005
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I have no clue how to play. Can someone pleeeeese tell me ):

 

Answer by Vash8904
Submitted on 3/23/2005
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amm ya HELP me play Magic heres my WEB www.xanga.com/vash8904

 

Answer by malik
Submitted on 4/9/2005
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it is what i need u for wonder sex

 

Answer by MAGIC (The gathering online Moderator)
Submitted on 4/15/2005
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this game is easy phasing is when your monster is almost dead and the monster is down to less then 1/1 you can revive them but i would not that gives you a chance for your enemy to attack your health.

 

Answer by Magicguy
Submitted on 4/19/2005
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Duds magic is sooooo friggin complicated im getting really aggravated with trying to learn it....how can a game be fun when the whole time your trying to learn it all reads like stereo instructions,...not only that when i try to download the academy rulebook it keeps trying to open it with the wrong program,....in my opinion the whole thing is retarded.Something that started off sounding fun ended up aggravating the hell out of me.

 

Answer by robomonkey
Submitted on 4/24/2005
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Why don't you ask a loyer

 

Answer by zanny
Submitted on 5/4/2005
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i need to learn how to play magic asap

 

Answer by BUba tan
Submitted on 5/18/2005
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HAHAHAHA Ya'll are fools... buy a rulebook off eay and READ it!!
Can't believe you expect sumone to explain it all to you here.... *chuckle

 

Answer by me
Submitted on 5/20/2005
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it's real complex you can't just say how to play.

 

Answer by lony
Submitted on 5/24/2005
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  how does one play this game????????

 

Answer by lony
Submitted on 5/24/2005
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where could one buy cards

 

Answer by pyscho
Submitted on 6/12/2005
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Butt

 

Answer by kjhr
Submitted on 6/19/2005
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grover

 

Answer by spader
Submitted on 6/23/2005
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ok ppl, good cards have either good effects of good strength and defence. if you have a 1/1 creature, you might want it 2 have flanking, shadow or flying. now there are fatties. their just so powerful. you might wanna have a good amount of mana 2.

 

Answer by Harmless Newb
Submitted on 6/26/2005
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Stupid question, lets say a creature of 2/2 blocks a creature of 1/1, does the 2/2 creature become a 2/1 monster(Take damage)?

 

Answer by kev
Submitted on 6/29/2005
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dieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

 

Answer by Me
Submitted on 7/18/2005
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I suggest that for any questions you have, go to wizards.com. They are the official makers of magic the gathering and have rules, tips, card information, and also online tutorials for beginners. If you can not find the answers to any questions there, type in a few keywords on google.com, that should help to answer them. Best of all though, is playing. The rules don't really sink in until you are able to apply them to the game.

 

Answer by Cloud Strift
Submitted on 7/20/2005
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how do you play

 

Answer by JJrmv aka birl aka daemoniac aka robin
Submitted on 7/25/2005
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Magic is SO much better than U gay hoe (no offence to homosexuals) you start at 20 life and with seven cards in your hand.  You somehow decide who goes first (most players cut the deck, highest mana cost wins)  Whoever goes first does not draw at the begining of their turn.  Your turn goes like this.  First you untap all permanents (cards that stay on the field untill they are destroyed etc creatures, enchantments, enchant creatures, and lands.)  Then you have your Upkeep phase, Nothing happens during your upkeep unless you have a card that makes something happen, such as "during your upkeep, you may have kyren sniper deals 1 damage to target player" Then you have your draw phase, where you draw a card.  Then you can play a land that is in your hand (ONLY ONE).  Next, you have your first main phase.  During your main phases, you can play spells (all cards except lands are spells)  Then you have your attacking phase (you can attack your opponent, unlike in yu-gi-oh where u attack monsters)  (only creatures that have haste or are "uneffected by summoning sickness" can attack the turn they come into play, other creauters have to wait one turn before they can attack or tap)  (taping is something that you do in order to show that you are using an ability or attacking.  Tapped creatures can't block, but blocking doesn't cause creatures to tap)  Then you decide blockers, your oppenent chooses which creatures he wants to block and which creatures he wants to let through, you opponent can also play instants (spells that you can play at any time, no matter whos turn it is) Resolve all damage dealt and recieved.   Then you have your second main phase (and last for the turn) where you can play more spells.  And thus concludes your turn.  any more questions you have can be sent to me at R_maudib@yahoo.com thank you!

 

Answer by leon
Submitted on 7/25/2005
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if you attack and your opponet blocks with a creature whos toughness is higher than your power what happens?

 

Answer by jim
Submitted on 7/31/2005
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how do you play magic the gathering

 

Answer by darqwing
Submitted on 8/8/2005
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i haven't played in a long time and i need someone to teach me!!!!!!!

 

Answer by yellow dart
Submitted on 8/17/2005
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hi i dont have the time or dedication to learn how to play please give me your years of experience summed up in 2 sentances:

"How do i tell if a magic card is good"

--Look at the illustration, if its got a wicked cool picture, you can bet its a good card.  Or look at the casting cost, the bigger the better!~!~!~

 

Answer by Aubrey
Submitted on 8/18/2005
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During the discard phase, how do you have more than 7 cards?

 

Answer by Sijeo
Submitted on 8/23/2005
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WTH is streaming?

 

Answer by Giftedsword
Submitted on 8/23/2005
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What i would do is that go to google and look up Magic The Gathering Rulebook and you should get something on the first page or two

 

Answer by new2magic
Submitted on 8/29/2005
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where do i download the academy thing

 

Answer by pinball
Submitted on 9/7/2005
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Idon`t know how to play either so if someone else finds out tell me.

 

Answer by saber
Submitted on 9/17/2005
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i need to know how to play magic

 

Answer by the king
Submitted on 10/5/2005
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phasing occurs every other turn so after it phases out for 1 turn it comes back the next turn

 

Answer by Dude
Submitted on 10/13/2005
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I h no idea how to play can some one help me out?

 

Answer by Dude
Submitted on 10/13/2005
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can i get some help here?

 

Answer by not to smart
Submitted on 10/13/2005
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help i have no idea how to play and every where i go i cant find a thing about how to play

 

Answer by duba
Submitted on 10/21/2005
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i need to find a manual on how to play magic the gathering without downloading anything...

 

Answer by dart
Submitted on 10/24/2005
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how do i play online for free

 

Answer by STA sage the animator
Submitted on 10/25/2005
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I'm new to Magic, and I need to learn to play. Does anybody have the patience to write a long post on the basics?

 

Answer by Steve-0
Submitted on 10/28/2005
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hey someone give me a good site that can help me play magic
Thax

 

Answer by Bulstrode
Submitted on 10/30/2005
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yah humm i played magic for like 2 years... and i moved in ontario and everyone was playing yu-gi-oh over there so i learn to play yu-gi-oh.. and i dont remember how to play magic and i still have all my cards ( around 1000 cards )

 

Answer by jason
Submitted on 11/3/2005
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me and my friend play lord of the ringsd trading card game but we are so confused when we read the rules, so we wanna start magic, but is magic a simple game or i sit very confusing aswell??

 

Answer by big c
Submitted on 11/7/2005
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i want to learn hoe to play magic the gathering

 

Answer by N00bShanker
Submitted on 11/11/2005
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you all suck i own at magic and don't try to jump in the game or i will do as my name states.Damn N00bs

 

Answer by Unknown
Submitted on 11/11/2005
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does any1 live in melbourne???

 

Answer by UNknown
Submitted on 11/12/2005
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does any1 live in melbourne???

 

Answer by sk8er freak
Submitted on 12/3/2005
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i am trying to learn how to play if i learn i will tell you .......... the game looks fun

 

Answer by magic t g1
Submitted on 12/17/2005
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Ok,um yeah I'm like, a "noob" in Magic. Lol I've been playing RuneScape too much.anyway does any1 know where a good website is to find how to play magic? my freind taught me but i didn't understand.

 

Answer by policemanoncrack
Submitted on 12/24/2005
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hey im i.m. me on policemanoncrack i realy need help on how to play magic like: when u have four manas down what do u do 2 play a creature tap? and after u tap what ahpens to the manas?

 

Answer by monkeycrap
Submitted on 12/30/2005
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aaaaaaaaa! Confusing words!

 

Answer by aaron
Submitted on 1/6/2006
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yes i think this is good

 

Answer by blooper
Submitted on 1/17/2006
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i have a red and a blue deck and i forgot what haste flying phasing and tapping is lol im such a lozer

 

Answer by blooper
Submitted on 1/17/2006
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yea WHAT IS A PERMANENT?

 

Answer by MTGFox
Submitted on 1/21/2006
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I am willing and able to answer all questions, including how to play! Just IM me at GerbalKing123 or email me at VenomKrazy2002@yahoo.com

 

Answer by your mom
Submitted on 1/25/2006
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Lee Cygan taught me how to play but they didn't tell enough. So, can you help me?

 

Answer by Themaster
Submitted on 2/1/2006
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Look newbies this how you ply magic u start on 20 life and lands r used to cast spells; god sake oits easy

 

Answer by bernie
Submitted on 2/12/2006
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where can i find the whole rule book,NO FAQ's PLEASE!please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by i need help
Submitted on 2/17/2006
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this really isn't a answer its a question how do u play i don't have anyone that plays around me can you plz help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Aus
Submitted on 2/24/2006
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plees email me how at halo_wasted@yahoo.com

 

Answer by g man
Submitted on 3/15/2006
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you all smell like cows

 

Answer by Stragetizer
Submitted on 3/20/2006
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uh if a card blocks does the damage on the card stay permanantly or just for the turn it blocked?

 

Answer by barfhed
Submitted on 3/20/2006
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r u gay?

 

Answer by minotaur-of-earth
Submitted on 3/27/2006
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HHEEEEELLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPP

 

Answer by master gore
Submitted on 3/30/2006
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um ya um uhh how do you play the game by the way ?? im new and i dont understand the stuff so how do u play???

 

Answer by A She She
Submitted on 4/6/2006
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Ok my boyfriend plays magic but i have no idea how to play my self i have gotten the mana thing down but everything else is kinda blurred if you think you can help email me at Whitebreak@gmail.com

 

Answer by labled goth
Submitted on 4/7/2006
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is phasing where you put it back in your hand when it was in play and/or put it into play from you hand?

 

Answer by rothery2k
Submitted on 4/10/2006
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hi im new and was just wondering how to play the god damn thing ive got the rulebook but i dont really get it i need help plz some 1 tell me how to play the game!!!

 

Answer by bam Red
Submitted on 4/15/2006
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I am new to this game called magic: the gathering so I am just wonder if anyone can teach me how to play with those game. Then I can feel ready to play in the tournament. please anyone help me how to play magic: the gathering.. thanks... if need contact me then im me at     bamred58      or email me...    bam_red58@yahoo.com            thanks having a good evening

 

Answer by assmunkey 101 teacher
Submitted on 5/21/2006
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it cums bak in when u masterbate

 

Answer by grrrr man
Submitted on 5/22/2006
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Your mother

 

Answer by Pudd
Submitted on 6/8/2006
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Do you have to pay a creatures mana cost every turn from the mana pool if there still on the field, in play?

 

Answer by Mortecai
Submitted on 6/8/2006
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RE: What is a permanent?

A permanent is anything that stays in play longer than a turn.

- Lands
- Creatures
- Enchantments
- Artifacts
As long as a card is of the aforementioned types, it is a permanent.

 

Answer by Huggles
Submitted on 6/17/2006
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A permanent is a creature that stays in unlike an instant that goes to the grave yard after one turn. I don't get tapping and untapping (of course it's the simplest thing in the game) I get everything else but yah.

 

Answer by carnage111
Submitted on 7/3/2006
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i need major help i just got the cards today and they did come with rule book question # 1 what is the object of the game? question #2 Is this game like any of the other trading card games because i know duel masters is it anything like that?

 

Answer by tye
Submitted on 7/11/2006
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new account

 

Answer by Kitsune_Chan
Submitted on 8/8/2006
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You're an idiot.

 

Answer by odododod
Submitted on 8/11/2006
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how to play

 

Answer by potatopicker
Submitted on 8/19/2006
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i have a question.  when one of your creatures is killed and you regenerate it, then someone kills it again the same turn, can you regenerate it again?

 

Answer by a cracka
Submitted on 9/3/2006
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go to magic the gathering.com dur.

 

Answer by dillman
Submitted on 9/6/2006
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some1 please help me! me and my bro just started we kindof know how to play but dont get how to read the cards... help

 

Answer by talktalktalk
Submitted on 9/18/2006
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i really don't know how to play magic i would really appreciate it if u told me u can contact ma at www.runescape.com my user name is greengaff and noobgaurdian my main is greengaff so ill probably be working on noobgaurdian so please tell me.

 

Answer by moflick
Submitted on 9/28/2006
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ah i know were to download it goto magic the garthing.com

 

Answer by If I may
Submitted on 10/14/2006
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Magic is one of the first trading card games (tcg) that was created. Its rules are many and its card count is enormous. With all this in front of you it seems very overwhelming and difficult to learn. As with most things you do in life it's better to try it first then read and learn the rules. I suggest getting a starter kit, or just getting a 40 card deck that only has lands, creatures and sorceries, this will allow you to play a basic game without all the extra features. Once you play a game you will start to see how the game works and flows. When you feel comfortable with the basic game, start to expand your deck with instants, enchantments, better and more complicated creatures, also read some of the more basic rules to start to learn what abilities are and how to use them.

The rules, how the standard game is played, and what each card does is beyond the scope of this post, but i will answer a few of the questions.

How do I know what cards are good? This question is confusing, I am not sure exactly what you mean. All the cards do their part, while others do it better than some. You will just want to play and figure which cards you think are good and play with those. If you were talking about the rarity or price then just go to google and search the card.

How do I play the game?
There are many phases and steps in a standard game, if you choose to you can create a starter deck and just play with the basic phases to learn the game then start to learn all phases and steps.

One turn consists of,

Untap
  Untap all your cards unless a card otherwise directs you.

Draw
  Draw one card from the top of you deck.

Main
  Play one land of any type you may have in your hand, you may also play any creature card or sorcery card you are able to pay for.

Combat
  Declare attackers, play sorceries.
  Declare Blockers.
  Combat damage

Main
  If you did not play a land your first main phase you can play it now. You are also allowed to play an creature card or sorcery cards in your hand, if you can pay for it (i.e. you have enough untapped lands)

Clean Up
  If you have more than 7 cards in your hand you must discard till you have only seven.

It is then your opponents turn. ( The untap phase allows only the active player to untap, not every player.)And the phases start all over again.

I will not get anymore specific than this, any more information needed is on the magicthegathering.com website.

What are permanents?
In your main phase you may play creature cards, enchantments and artifacts. When this come into play you will have to play their mana cost (shown in the top right hand corner) you then lay it down and it goes on the stack, at this point it is a spell. When it resolves it becomes a permanent. All this means is that it will remain in the play area until something removes it. Cards that are not permanents include Instants, Sorceries, and Mana Sources. Lands are permanents, but when played they are not considered spells and do not go on the stack they go directly into play and can be used the turn they are played.

Again the best place to learn magic is the magicthegathering.com website. It hosts all information that will get you from apprentice to adept.

 

Answer by cage
Submitted on 10/22/2006
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i know how to play but im not good




 

Answer by Meany
Submitted on 10/27/2006
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http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=magic/rules/newplayer

FTW - If you have no one to play with, it isn't worth it. So play WoW.

 

Answer by chibor
Submitted on 10/31/2006
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hey could you give me the link for the academy thing

 

Answer by Jewish Basterd
Submitted on 11/19/2006
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GO buy the starter KIT! It will teach you everything you need to get started! Once you have learned how to play(the basics) go back a pre-constructed deck and play with that.... and they come with an insert that tells you all the things you need to know when playing the deck! and then just build off that pre-constructed deck! after that enter some turnys or go watch some turnys you can learn alot!

 

Answer by superman 99
Submitted on 11/26/2006
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How do you play magic the gathering because am new

 

Answer by Auramancer
Submitted on 11/30/2006
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Phased Permanents come back during upkeep

 

Answer by Infectious Host
Submitted on 12/1/2006
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i dont know how to play someone please tell me

 

Answer by you
Submitted on 12/16/2006
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how many cards do you need to play.

 

Answer by BOOTY
Submitted on 12/23/2006
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yea magic is sort of hard to understand

 

Answer by Mikel
Submitted on 12/25/2006
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Go to www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=magic/rules

 

Answer by bob
Submitted on 1/12/2007
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bob i did not now good hello xhyuiilkj?

 

Answer by bob
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magic is cool thank you

it was fun

 

Answer by Lyzzi
Submitted on 1/27/2007
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What's the main phase?

 

Answer by queenie
Submitted on 2/17/2007
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ummm how do u play the overall game. i have like a thousand cards lol and i just obviously don't no like what the hell im doin. please help me asap

 

Answer by angelof the wind
Submitted on 2/26/2007
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Magic is a complex game. It deals with phasing, targeting, and tapping. The target is the creature of which you are about to attack. The creatures phase back in when you summon them back in the game. Tapping and untapping is then you switch the targets.

 

Answer by L.G.
Submitted on 3/3/2007
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what a hell happended here?

 

Answer by Quickcrimson
Submitted on 3/9/2007
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look, its pretty simple, in the bottom corner, you will see a fraction for example 1/2 1 is its attack power, 2 is its indurance. trample is essentailly carryover damage, flying can only be blocked by flying (unless said otherwise) shadow can ONLY block or BE blocked by shadow. just go to playmagic.com to get more details

 

Answer by SarahwoodElf53567
Submitted on 3/17/2007
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Magic is a cool game, to answer some of your q's, in magic you have say a forest and a monster but every monster needs either swamp water forest... cards and that monster needs a forest so you play a forest or whatever and that monster togehther you can play it!Thank you for reading!

 

Answer by pyrofreak
Submitted on 4/8/2007
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if you want to learn how to play MTG here it is:

each person has a deck of 60 cards or less and to figure who goes first look at the bottom card of you deck and see who has a bigger mana cost(the # plus how many symbols are in the top right of the card). then each person draws 7 cards. the person who goes first doesn't draw on the first turn. to play a card you have to play a mana or land(these cards have a picture of a kind of terrain and ether a sun/skull/fire ball/drop of water/tree will be at the bottom of your card). you can play only one per turn and it stays on the field the whole game. to actually play a card with a mana cost you have to tap(turn the mana card sideways) a # of mana that is shown on the top right of the card.

EX: if you have a card with the # 1 in the top right of the card along with 2 skulls you would have to tap 2 swamps and 1 other kind of land card then place the card on the field(you can play only one monster card[the card that has a slash in between 2 # at the bottom right of the card])

skull= swamp
sun= plains
tree= forest
drop of water= island
fire ball= mountain

one good thing to know is if a card is taped it cant do any thing EX: a monster cant attack or block.

if you want to know more my screen name is pyrofreak1193@aol.com

 

Answer by Randy Rhoads
Submitted on 4/21/2007
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hey whats up every one i like yugio but magic is way better !!!

 

Answer by person
Submitted on 5/19/2007
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go to magicthegathering.com it will tell you!

 

Answer by Alex
Submitted on 5/25/2007
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How do you play magic?  Is it like YuGiHo?

 

Answer by tur67
Submitted on 6/27/2007
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rgeyeerye

 

Answer by the insane
Submitted on 7/9/2007
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i have won a 70 thing of magic crads but dont now how to use em

 

Answer by Bob the builder
Submitted on 7/11/2007
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Wow  someone needs to come up with some better rules for this game.. or a better rule book i should say   all the ones out are horid

 

Answer by Xenon
Submitted on 7/14/2007
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    I will try to answer all the questions. First, TWS'sanswer to phasing, while correct, was incomplete. A permanent with phasing will "phase out" every other turn. It will "phase out" to the phased out (duh) area of the game. In this area, you cannot attack your opponent directly and cannot play things from your hand. All other rules in the phased out zone are normal except that a permanent will "phase in" to the normal game zone during your first upkeep it has been in there.
   Second,a permanent is something other than a instant, sorcery, or interrupt ( an interrupt is an old name for a instant ). The reason it is called permanent is because it stays on the field once you play it.
   Third, it would take a long time to write down how to play and the "comprehensive rules" witch you are probably reading are dizzying for almost all players. Look for a beginners rulebook and that should explain the basic rules.
    Lastly, it isn't a "hard" game per say but is one of the most confusing for sure. Read the third thing and you should be able to understand the basics soon.

 

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