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Mana Magic:Magic The Gathering Event Deck

Updated on August 14, 2011

Hi there and welcome to my new hub about the CCG game Magic The Gathering. I should first preface this hub by simply telling anyone reading this hubpage that I'm basically geeky by nature.

I'm sure that you've come across a few different hubs that I've written so far including Comics Eye: All About The Eisner Award Nominee series Locke & Key, Why Is This On My TV: Hoarders, and my article about my disease called Churg Strauss Syndrome, which until you read article called Asthma: Just Part Of My Life With Churg Strauss Syndrome, you'll realize that I'm sort of a diverse type of geek when it comes to my article topics.

So now that I've given you a bit of an overview as to some of the things that I enjoy writing about, let's get into this new article about Magic The Gathering.

The good folks at Wizards of the Coast have produced what has to be "the CCG game of choice" in the long running Magic The Gathering collectible card game. The game which came onto the gaming scene back in 1993, was created by a mathematics professor named Richard Garfield.

I'm not going to go into how the game is played in this article, but maybe in a future hub, but the important thing is that the good folks at Wizards continue to pump out new cards that represent new "Story Blocks" which basically means that every few months a new set of cards are released and these releases are supported by special events at least a week before the general release to the public.

So eighteen years later and more than 18 different releases of card set, we find ourselves in 2011 looking at the release of the "2012 Core Set" and what you are looking at in the accompanying pictures are cards from the 2012 Core Set "Event Deck".

This event deck is ready to play right out of the box for one on one play (trust me, I found out last night that it does not play well in the "multi-player" format) and it comes with a 60 card deck that you could take to a Friday Night Magic" event at your local hobby shop if they happen to offer tournaments or just go against a friend. The set also has a 15 card side board that you can switch into your deck.

The set that I purchased is called "Illusionary Might" and features creatures that are three different types creature illusions, along with artifact creatures, regular creatures and several instants and sorceries, and there are a total of 7 rare cards that round out the deck.

Honestly for me, the price tag for this deck was a bit high, and do not be fooled by the fact that there are those 7 rares in the deck. They are not high priced rare cards and I have to be honest do not justify the cost of $25 dollars (though I'm sure that there will be some fans of the game that will disagree with me) but when you take into consideration the fact that you can buy a 2012 core set intro pack that has a complete set of cards, a 15 card booster set of cards (that may contain a rare card in it) plus comes with a rare card and a mythic rare card at about ten dollars less kind of trumps the value of the Event Deck's price.

So that's it for this first Mana Magic review and I'll have another I'm sure coming very soon.


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    • animekid profile image

      animekid 6 years ago from Upstate NY

      Hi Nia. Thanks for coming along on this "Magic" ride if you will.

      More on Magic to come very shortly.



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      NiaLee 6 years ago from BIG APPLE

      Hello Animekid, love your article tyhough I recognize I was really waiting to learn how to play this card game. Yep, your writing will motivate me to learn how to play and teach my son!

      Happy to read another of your hubs and thanks for the info, so we can choose wisely the deck we buy. Take care and enjoy yourself as usual.

      PS Being a geek is great, you dare enjoy doing the things you like, discovering things and going thorough in your experiences...I guess I am one too!