Magic: The Gathering, more commonly known as simply Magic, is the first collectible trading card game. It was released by Wizards of the Coast in 1993. A player can create his own deck using cards he obtains through booster packs, etc. He is then able to play against other players, who will have a deck of their own. This is what makes a trading card game so interesting. It allows for each player to customize their own deck to suit their play style or utilize the cards they have in the best possible way.
In a game, each player has a deck of at least 60 cards. There can be more than 60 in a deck but 60 is recommended as it helps you to draw your best cards. One cool thing about Magic cards is that they are made to work together, unlike Yu-gi-oh, which focuses on the power of individual cards. Each cards requires mana to cast, which is obtained mainly from land cards. Each land card has a specific color, which can only be used to summon certain cards. This means that you will need to fill your deck with cards that can use that color. This is a direct cause of themed decks, which are much more interesting than packing a deck with as much power as you can manage.
One of the faster kinds of decks in the Magic world is the battle cry deck. Battle cry decks attempt to get a lot of creatures out quickly in order to overwhelm the enemy defense. Red and white are the most common colors for this kind of deck, utilizing cards like Goblin Wardriver and Loxodon Partisan that buff your other attacking creatures, or using cards like Glorious Charge and Rally the Forces or Cleaver Riot to give your big bonuses on the attack as you send a swarm of creatures against your opponent.
The main problem with the battle cry deck style is that, like other rush styles, its defense is weak. If you are unable to overwhelm the enemy quickly, then you will soon find yourself pitted against larger, more powerful creatures than you can handle and the tide will quickly turn against you. Mana ramp decks that are able to survive the initial onslaught will easily overpower and crush battle cry decks, which means that speed is your greatest ally, and it alone will lead the battle cry deck to victory.
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