Though we’re a video game site, we like other aspects of the surrounding gamer culture. You may have noticed that we’re pretty big fans of Magic the Gathering and you might be a little intrigued – but at the same time overwhelmed with how to begin playing. We’ve got you covered.
In honour of today’s release of the new Magic the Gathering 2013 Core Set, we’re giving away everything you’ll need to start playing magic – including your own cards, resources for building your own decks, a handy how-to-pay guide as well as a the digital version of the game, Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, so you can practice your new skills before playing against real people.
Here’s what you could win :
- A Steam code to download Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 for PC
- A Magic: The Gathering 2013 Intro Pack
- The M13 Deck Builder’s Toolkit
- Magic: The Gathering how-to demo disc
The Deck Builder’s Toolkit comes with everything needed to learn how to build a good deck, including land cards, over 100 , semi-randomized common and uncommon cards – as well as a handful of booster packs. They are designed to ensure that players acquire the best foundation and most enjoyable experience possible.
Each box contains:
- 125 semi-randomized cards suitable for building several different Magic decks
- Four 15-card booster packs from a variety of recent Magic: The Gathering sets
- 100 basic land cards to help you cast your spells
- Deck builder’s guide with tips about building the best Magic decks
- Magic "learn to play" guide
- Full-art reusable card storage box
In addition to that you’ll also get one of the Core 13 Intro Packs. They’re designed for newcomers to Magic: The Gathering. Immediately playable right out of the box, they show off some of the best elements of strategic diversity and the rich fantasy world that is the setting for the game.
There are five different Intro Packs – Path to Victory, Depths of Power, Sole Domination, Mob Rule and Wild Rush. Each of them includes:
- A ready-to-play 60-card deck
- One foil premium
- Two sealed 15-card booster packs
- A strategy insert
- A Magic “learn to play” guide
You’ll also get the digital version of the game, Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 – the perfect way to start playing Magic the Gathering. We rather liked it. Rounding out the package is a nifty demo disc that’ll teach you the basics. that’s it – absolutely everything you need to enter (or get back in to!) the world of Magic the Gathering – so if you’re even a little bit interested (and you should be, because it’s strategic, a hell of a lot of fun, and a great way to meet new friends) enter now. All you have to do to enter is a leave a comment below
Competition closes on Wednesday 18 July, and is only open to residents of South Africa. Magic the Gathering’s Core 2013 set is out in stores today.
Oh…on that note; if you’re up in JHB and love gamer culture – why not head off to ICON this weekend; Johannesburg’s annual celebration of tabletop, board and trading card games, comics, roleplaying, anime – and everything in between.
Last Updated: July 13, 2012