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Veteran Member - Level 13
I can't believe Magic: The Gathering came out 17 years ago! I remember playing it with one of my friends who got me hooked on the game, though I was never very good at it. The interest kind of waned for some reason, and since it was only the one friend I played with, I ended up selling my cards when I stopped playing.
While I was aware that the game was still going strong, I never really payed that much attention to it. Until I did my post asking for XBLA Arcade suggestions. That's when Rack suggested getting the XBLA version of Magic: The Gathering and playing that. Now I'm kind of hooked on that, though I haven't played it online yet (I'd like to unlock all the decks first).
Sadly, this card isn't in the game, but it should be!
I'm worried, though. I know how expensive the hobby can be, and reading up on it, I doubt I'm ever going to get serious about it. Getting involved in Magic fandom looks to be a complete lifestyle choice! And just playing it with friends and not getting involved in all that stuff requires friends who are playing the game.
Who am I kidding? That requires actual friends in the first place.
But I feel the urge pulling at me a bit. It's saying "You want to go buy a starter deck and return to the fold. Do it. DO IT!!!!" (are they even called "starter decks" anymore?)
So I take a look around the web, and I am just totally baffled at how I would get started in the first place. Which is probably a good thing, as it's keeping me from getting started! There are so many expansion sets, new editions (up to 9 now? with a new core set on the way?) and other things that just add to my confusion.
How does a newbie get started? And it is something you even want to start to begin with?
I need your input. Convince me that I either should or shouldn't dive in and never come up for air.
Also, as a side question: are the two expansion packs for the XBLA game worth getting?