Game basics

This section lays down the foundations of the game. The Comprehensive Rules are an extremely robust document: with thousands of cards and hundreds of mechanics, the possible situations that can arise are almost limitless, but in spite of this every possible scenario does yield exactly one result.

This result is achieved mainly thanks to a meticulous definition of every term with a technical meaning. The first thing we'll do is look at the anatomy of Magic cards and learn the proper names if each of its parts.

We'll talk in details about the mana cost and color of the cards, that are intrinsically linked. Then we'll focus on the type line, that comes with some hidden rules baggage, and discuss each of the existing card types by itself.

In the end, we'll present the four golden rules that are valid across the whole rulebook.






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