Hello Magic readers. Now, I’m sure some of you might
know me from the Yu-Gi-Oh main site as WiCkEd. Well,
I’m WiCkEd here as well, but now I’ve moved my
current TCG to MTG.
off, let me tell you about my MTG career. Being
completely honest, I’m new to the game. I’ve been
playing about three weeks now and I’ve gotten a
grasp for most of the core rules and such.
This journal is
my journey through the world of MTG and into
becoming a Pro-Circuit player. Yes, it is my goal
for Magic; whether or not I can achieve this goal
effectively I’m not sure. Only time will tell. In
here you will often read about my MTG dilemmas with
rules, cards, people, or whatever seems to happen in
the world of MTG with me.
So, let us begin
with my first few dilemmas, remember everyone, I’m
new to the game, so what may seem pathetic to you or
n00bish is a real dilemma for new players. So take
that into consideration.
of the words “Mana Pool”.
Yes! This was a real issue with me, I wasn’t sure if
it meant your mana count in general or simply to use
as a cost. It sounds completely stupid now that I
look back on it. For the record, to other new
players, the adding mana to your mana pool simply
means it counts as mana if you tap it, thus meaning
if a card says “Tap: Add Forest to your mana pool”,
it means it counts as one Forest if you tap it.
summoning sickness affect blocking? Now, I’m not
sure about you guys, but I figured since a summoned
creature cannot attack it couldn’t block as well.
Well lo and behold I was wrong. Summoned creatures
is and isn’t banned? You know, I knew a game
with this many cards had a banned list, but I must
say, I did not expect it to have only about 20-30
cards. But, this proves something: the game isn’t
meant to have broken cards. Except Skullclamp,
which, after using myself and having used against me
as fun isn’t fun at all.
alas, those were my three main issues with beginning
the game. Also, if any of those are wrong in some
way, PLEASE let me know so I can correct it. It
would be greatly appreciated.
-If anyone has any tips,
deck idea, or criticism, you can email me at