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07-12-2004, 02:42 PM
I am currently playing yugioh and thinking about starting magic. About how much money would I have to spend to have an average deck? Also, What is the best starter deck and are the rules very complicated because I heard that they are.Thanks!
07-12-2004, 03:57 PM
I can't directly answer the first two, but I can say that Magic is different than Yugioh, you don't nessacarily have to have the rarest cards to win the game. The rules are a bit complicated, but you'll get the hang of it, maybe just watch ppl play. You can refer to the Magic the Gathering official web site (http://www.magicthegathering.com) for the rules.
07-12-2004, 04:42 PM
thanx, Im going to look into it.
07-12-2004, 07:56 PM
theres not an better starter deck, because it depends in your style, here isnt like yugioh, everybody running the same deck, theres not an average deck, so you need to select a gaming style, and then built a deck that fits that style
07-12-2004, 08:01 PM
1. The rules are more complicated than Yu-Gi-Oh. However, it's a different game... some people can figure it out, some have a harder time. If you're very familiar with Yu-Gi-Oh, it should be easier for you to figure out. In fact, you'll see many cases where Yu-Gi-Oh ripped off some things from Magic. The complexity isn't so much in the rules, but in the fact that there are so many more cards available to use. Because of the number of different game-play mechanics in Magic, it creates infinitely more deck permutations than Yu-Gi-Oh.
2. Cost isn't really the big issue in Magic. Yes, you do need to spend *some* money but you can make a competitive deck for a fraction of the cost of a competitive Yu-Gi-Oh deck. Magic doesn't have "staple" cards like Yu-Gi-Oh does and thus, there are many many different competitive decktypes. With Magic, you can partially overcome the lack of spending with creative deckbuilding...something that you can't do in Yu-Gi-Oh.
3. If you're thinking of starting Magic because you're tired of the repetitiveness of Yu-Gi-Oh, then you'll be very happy.
07-13-2004, 12:07 PM
If you have a really good YGO deck pack full of rares, shuffle your deck, draw 5 cards, and sell those. That could pay for a really good MTG deck.
lol, j/p. Well If you know how to play DM, MTG is almost just like it. the 8th edition starter decks come with a rulebook, a CD to learn how to play MTG off, and a pretty crappy deck. It does, however, teach you the basics and mechanics of MTG.
Either that, search online, or find a friend who can teach you.
07-13-2004, 12:10 PM
hmm... you could get a bait and bludgeon or two and make a controll broodstar affinity with cranial plating. Or just spend big for the Ravagers.
However ravagers are only like 17 a piece which although expensive for magic is nothing compared to the prices in yugioh.
btw RAffinity is the top deck in the type II format right now so you would have more than an average deck. However it does not completely dominate and their are many different versions of it.
07-13-2004, 04:05 PM
With yugioh...it used to be nothing to spend $30.00 or more on a single card...
right now, that will get you 2 of the most expensive cards in the most recent sets. Also, you can build a very fast, competitive, casual elf deck for that amount...you would be suprised how well they do. It's the perfect deck to start with too...It grows with you, the more you learn, the better the deck gets...
also, packs are like $3.29 or something like that compared to $4.00 or more for yugioh.
in a yugioh pack you get what 8 commons and 1 rare (most of the time crappy). In magic you get 15 total cards 11 commons 3 uncommons (kinda like a normal rare in yugioh) and 1 rare.
so yeah...magic is MUCH cheaper starting out, and funner because you are always playing against something new.
07-13-2004, 09:29 PM
1. Make the switch...come over to the dark side! I quit YGO, and I haven't regretted it. I didn't feel like playing Chaos against Chaos every single game of every single tournament until the game dies >.<
2. Starting off with Magic is fairly inexpensive. Starter decks and tournament packs generally run around $10. The starter decks in M:TG are of better quality than the YGO ones, trust me. Tournament packs are a good way to start with booster buying, as you get 6 of each basic land along with three boosters worth of cards. Yeah, some of the higher end cards may cost you a bit, but rarely will you spend $30 a card like for Chaos monsters. With some obvious exceptions (Exalted Angel, Arcbound Ravager, Chrome Mox), you can normally get almost any good card for around $10-$12 or less.
3. If you play YGO, it won't take too much additional effort to learn M:TG. The rules are indeed more complicated, but that's a result of the game being around for 11 years and constantly evolving with every new release. You'll get the hang of it soon enough, though.
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