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"Battle doesn't need a purpose. You don't ask why a plague spreads or a field burns. Don't ask why I fight."

—Black Knight (from the card of the same name)

Mana, the energy that fuels all magic. The five colors of mana are imbued in the land itself, and each color of mana fuels a different kind of powerful magic for you to command.

In Magic: The Gathering® trading card game, you play the role of a Planeswalker—a powerful wizard who fights other Planeswalkers for glory, knowledge, and conquest. Your deck of cards represents all the weapons in your arsenal. It contains the spells you know, the creatures you can summon to fight for you, and the mana required to summon them. Whether you're brand new to the game or a seasoned veteran looking for some matchmaking, grab a friend and head down to the Main Library! Beginners and learners are welcome. Prizes and snacks will be available for participants, and you can meet some new friends and potential opponents.

Magic is a strategic tabletop card game in which you craft your own unique deck of cards. For many fans of the game, designing a powerful card deck is both an art and a science, and the strategy you select will determine how competitive you are as a player. Magic players select cards that suit their individual playing styles and strategies. Building a deck often focuses on taking advantage of the powers inherent in each of Magic's five mana colors. New Magic expansions are released a few times a year, and each expansion set brings new ways to stupefy and defeat your opponents. Because of the variables involved, each Magic game plays out differently.

Most people play Magic casually, playing against their friends for fun. For other players, Magic is a more serious endeavor: a highly competitive game of skill with hundreds of thousands of dollars up for grabs in professional tournaments. To others still, Magic is all about collecting and trading cards that feature breathtaking original fantasy art from some of today's premier fantasy artists.

For additional information, and for other great ways to get started, visit the Magic: The Gathering website. Even if you know the basics of the game, you might learn some additional tips or tricks for building better decks and winning more.

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