Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
Mr Jalken May 23, 2013 @ 5:37pm
As someone getting into actual MTG, is this game useful?
I am planning on attending some FNM and such with some pals; and am wondering if these games would help at all with experience?

Do they use the same cards? ie MTG 2013 collection is same virtual and physical?

Thanks for any help !
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null May 23, 2013 @ 5:41pm 
Yes, these will help push you in the right direction. I actually direct any friends willing to spend the time to learn the game to the xblive/pc game as it helps stick your feet in without buying a ♥♥♥♥ton of cards or premade decks!

It will get you past the basics for sure!
Mr Jalken May 23, 2013 @ 6:08pm 
Originally posted by nullkid:
Yes, these will help push you in the right direction. I actually direct any friends willing to spend the time to learn the game to the xblive/pc game as it helps stick your feet in without buying a ♥♥♥♥ton of cards or premade decks!

It will get you past the basics for sure!

Thanks !
THE_RaBiD_CanuK May 23, 2013 @ 6:45pm 
Ya, the games actually targeted torwards people who are new to magic - it's a great learning tool, and there's a lot of hours of play in the game. Although you won't see too many cards from this game at FNM since FNM is based on the newest sets of cards, but a lot of the cards people still play these.
Grampire May 23, 2013 @ 6:53pm 
As others have said, this is a great way to get back into or simply get into MTG if you're new.

It's a huge help with regards to familiarizing you with the rules, including turn order and phases, card types and when/how they can be used, and different strategies against various types of basic decks.

The only drawback is it's limited scope in terms of understanding how to build a deck on your own. However, once you've played around with these preconstructed decks, you can get a feel for the type of deck you enjoy and use various sources on the web for inspiration.

As for your question regarding cards used: many of the cards are still legal in type 2 standard (which includes the most recent 5 blocks if I recall correctly), but this game doesn't follow that format strictly. You will run into some cards that won't be legal. This is probably one of the most confusing aspects of MTG for new players.

If you have a question as to whether a card is legal for FNM, your best resource is www.gatherer.wizards.com . Every card ever printed is there along with rulings and set legality, and some of the comments in the discussions for each card can be quite useful.

TL:DR: Yes, this is definitely a great place to start if you're new to MTG, if not one of the best places to start.
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SoldierOfGod87 May 23, 2013 @ 7:03pm 
DOES anyone know if I buy Buy Magic 2013 Complete Bundle will it come with all the cards ? I currently have MTG 2013 just wanna buy this bundle to get deck pack 1&2 and get all the cards 30 cards for ea deck
Bane11 May 23, 2013 @ 7:14pm 
u get the key for them, but u gotta grind for the extra 30
Lцсїап º¹ May 23, 2013 @ 7:25pm 
DOTP is probably the best way for beginners to get involved with MTG.
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