|Beginner Magic Lesson: Adding Basic Lands to a Multi-Colored Deck by RomanianEgghead|
Many people who begin to play Magic the Gathering have a difficult time learning how to construct a balanced mana base. This article details some easy steps to helping new players learn ways to tackle one of the hardest parts of deck building. This can also help players who have trouble with mana bases in draft tournaments.
|The Art of Attrition: Card Advantage and Card Devaluation by Æther Tech|
Playing Magic is all about having access to cards that you need in order to stop your opponent from doing things to your face. Your opponent wastes a bunch of cards in their hand to get a few creatures in play – so you spend four mana and one card to reset the battlefield. This is called generating positive card advantage.
|The Art of EDH: A sadist's tinkering. by Scott|
Building - or constructing - a good EDH deck takes two things: Time and a willingness to be an evil little sadist.
|For The Old School Magic Player by Saran Ekambaram|
Magic is about more than just numbers and damage and phases and the stack. Aside from all the rules and mechanics, we play the game because of the way it makes us feel. Mostly, the majority of us play because it makes us feel happy or like we are having fun. If not for how the game makes us feel, what point is there in playing at all? Would we really be playing if it made us feel like garbage?|
Orginally published 1/22/2007
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