History TAbletopgame / MagicTheGathering

17th Jun '17 8:49:42 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''VideoGame/MagicTheGathering'': A 1997 CardBattleGame by {{MicroProse}}. It contained both a free-dueling mode, allowing you to build decks and battle them against AI opponents, and a campaign mode, where you could travel across the land of Shandalar exploring, dueling enemies, collecting cards, and eventually battling a BigBad.

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* ''VideoGame/MagicTheGathering'': A 1997 CardBattleGame by {{MicroProse}}. It contained both a free-dueling mode, allowing you to build decks and battle them against AI opponents, and a campaign mode, where you could travel across the land of Shandalar exploring, dueling enemies, collecting cards, and eventually battling a BigBad. Notable in that when the game was in DevelopmentHell, Creator/SidMeier was brought in to give it more focus.
3rd Feb '17 1:27:23 PM eroock
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->''You are a planeswalker...''

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->''You ->''"You are a planeswalker...''
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16th Dec '16 5:17:23 PM Xtifr
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'''''Magic: The Gathering''''' is a CollectibleCardGame, produced in 1993 by WizardsOfTheCoast (eventually the owners of that other great geek game, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''). It was the first true {{Collectible Card Game}}[[note]]previous attempts mostly involved baseball cards[[/note]], the GenrePopularizer, and [[LongRunner even today]] it is one of the most popular card games in the world.

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'''''Magic: ''Magic: The Gathering''''' Gathering'' is a CollectibleCardGame, produced in 1993 by WizardsOfTheCoast (eventually the owners of that other great geek game, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''). It was the first true {{Collectible Card Game}}[[note]]previous attempts mostly involved baseball cards[[/note]], the GenrePopularizer, and [[LongRunner even today]] it is one of the most popular card games in the world.
18th Oct '16 10:11:24 PM slvstrChung
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* The {{Mana}} system: To play their cards, players need the correct amount and color of mana, gained from land cards. At a stroke, this brings the AwesomeButImpractical and LimitedMoveArsenal tropes into the game (more powerful spells cost lots of mana, and decks with too many colors risk drawing the wrong lands and being unable to play any of their cards).

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* The {{Mana}} system: To play their cards, cast spells, players need the correct amount and color of mana, is gained from land cards. Land cards... but you can only play one Land per turn. At a stroke, this brings the AwesomeButImpractical and LimitedMoveArsenal tropes into the game (more powerful spells cost lots of mana, and decks with too many colors risk drawing the wrong lands and being unable to play any of their cards).current hand of spells).
2nd Jul '16 8:57:49 PM CleverPun
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** ''Magic Duels'': Wizards eventually stopped releasing yearly sequels, in favor of a single FreeToPlay game that receives regular updates, usually with new cards and story missions. Unlike a lot of other Free To Play card games, purchasing packs in ''Magic Duels'' will always give you new cards. Once you have four of a card (the max allowable in a deck), it is removed from the card pool. Otherwise it is very similar to the other ''Duels'' games.
20th May '16 5:17:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/DuelsOfThePlaneswalkers'': A more modern adaptation available on [[{{PS3}} The Playstation Store]], XBox Live Arcade and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}, originally released in 2009. It has received {{Numbered Sequel}}s in summer of each succeeding year, coinciding with new Core Set releases, and Wizards are [[InvokedTrope deliberately]] positioning it as their GatewaySeries to new players.
* ''Magic The Gathering Tactics'': A 2011 TurnBasedStrategy for PC and PlayStation3 inspired by ''Magic''. The gameplay bears little to no resemblance to the original card game, but the flavor of it is retained.

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* ''VideoGame/DuelsOfThePlaneswalkers'': A more modern adaptation available on [[{{PS3}} [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 The Playstation Store]], XBox Live Arcade and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}, originally released in 2009. It has received {{Numbered Sequel}}s in summer of each succeeding year, coinciding with new Core Set releases, and Wizards are [[InvokedTrope deliberately]] positioning it as their GatewaySeries to new players.
* ''Magic The Gathering Tactics'': A 2011 TurnBasedStrategy for PC and PlayStation3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 inspired by ''Magic''. The gameplay bears little to no resemblance to the original card game, but the flavor of it is retained.
20th Jan '16 8:32:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/DuelsOfThePlaneswalkers'': A more modern adaptation available on [[{{PS3}} The Playstation Store]], XBox Live Arcade and {{Steam}}, originally released in 2009. It has received {{Numbered Sequel}}s in summer of each succeeding year, coinciding with new Core Set releases, and Wizards are [[InvokedTrope deliberately]] positioning it as their GatewaySeries to new players.

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* ''VideoGame/DuelsOfThePlaneswalkers'': A more modern adaptation available on [[{{PS3}} The Playstation Store]], XBox Live Arcade and {{Steam}}, UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}, originally released in 2009. It has received {{Numbered Sequel}}s in summer of each succeeding year, coinciding with new Core Set releases, and Wizards are [[InvokedTrope deliberately]] positioning it as their GatewaySeries to new players.
26th Oct '15 9:46:08 PM oknazevad
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'''''Magic: The Gathering''''' is a CollectibleCardGame, produced in 1993 by WizardsOfTheCoast (eventually the owners of that other great geek game, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''). It was the first true {{Collectible Card Game}}[[note]]previous attempts mostly involved baseball cards and the clunky, photo art filled, and not fun Dungeons and Dragons based CCG Spellfire[[/note]], the GenrePopularizer, and [[LongRunner even today]] it is one of the most popular card games in the world.

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'''''Magic: The Gathering''''' is a CollectibleCardGame, produced in 1993 by WizardsOfTheCoast (eventually the owners of that other great geek game, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''). It was the first true {{Collectible Card Game}}[[note]]previous attempts mostly involved baseball cards and the clunky, photo art filled, and not fun Dungeons and Dragons based CCG Spellfire[[/note]], cards[[/note]], the GenrePopularizer, and [[LongRunner even today]] it is one of the most popular card games in the world.
9th Oct '15 11:00:38 PM Gitaxias
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22nd Sep '15 8:04:30 AM ZettaFlare
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* ''VideoGame/MagicTheGatheringTactics'': A 2011 TurnBasedStrategy for PC and PlayStation3 inspired by ''Magic''. The gameplay bears little to no resemblance to the original card game, but the flavor of it is retained.

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* ''VideoGame/MagicTheGatheringTactics'': ''Magic The Gathering Tactics'': A 2011 TurnBasedStrategy for PC and PlayStation3 inspired by ''Magic''. The gameplay bears little to no resemblance to the original card game, but the flavor of it is retained.
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