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How to Play Magic: The Gathering | Colors of Mana and Choosing Your Color

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Becca is joined by new player Erika Fermina and her best friend Rachel Seeley. Want to try out Magic: The Gathering’s new set? Head over to your local game stores to check out the new 2019 Core Set! Take a look here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/core-2019 Tabletop games are super fun, but learning the complicated directions and rules can be a challenge. Becca Scott is your game tutor, explaining the game mechanics in an easy to follow way, so you can get to playing the games faster. Visit us on http://geekandsundry.com Subscribe to Geek and Sundry: http://goo.gl/B62jl Join our community at: http://geekandsundry.com/community Twitter: http://twitter.com/geekandsundry Facebook: http://facebook.com/geekandsundry Instagram: http://instagram.com/geekandsundry Google+: https://plus.google.com/+GeekandSundry/
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Spencer4686 (13 days ago)
At 30-32 mins. Would it have been better for her to use the rabid bite to take out the ghoul? And then save the return to hand card for something that cost more mana to play?
TheBlasturbation (17 days ago)
Question! I'm really new to magic...that 5/3 creature that the girl on the right got...does it not get summoning sickness? It obviously can't attack at first...but does the effect against black spells take hold instantly?
duncang55 (18 days ago)
HAHAHAHAHA! The nearest game store would be about 180 miles from here. 😒
Repeat Offender (1 month ago)
I wanna tap that lol 😝
Robert Ahearne (2 months ago)
Really enjoyed this, and I love that it's 3 women playing. One thing though - WTH with the annoying music starting at 11:25??? I was checking all my browser windows trying to find the source. It's completely unnecessary (and WAY too loud). (EDIT: And again at 26:40. Make it stop!!!)(And AGAIN... when you think it won't return.. it's the true zombie..)
Argeaux2 (3 months ago)
Along with other stuff people have said in these comments I'd like to point out that teaching new players to use dice to represent that their creatures have +1/+1 is a VERY bad idea, if they don't have +1/+1 counters. People at FNM aren't going to do that, and you will forget every time they have a lord on the field.
MTG Paradise (3 months ago)
I have a question if you hit your opponent directly with death touch do they die
Dixo Gaming (4 months ago)
This is false advertising all I encounter at card shops are fat ass old men😂 not nice girls XD.
Bucknutty (4 months ago)
Girls don't play magic...these chicks are paid
untouchblz (4 months ago)
Hot
1MinuteFlipDoc (4 months ago)
needs better mic setups. a fit fuzzy to hear.
Sean Hurley (4 months ago)
Everyone here: "They really should have had an MtG professional there to help explain." Me: An MtG professional built the decks and is the reason a Vine Mare showed up against a mono-black deck, even though they knew they were building for beginners to learn. Faaaail, WotC. ;)
Matt Algozino (4 months ago)
Rabid bite is a 2 mana spell, 1 green and 1 colorless, and she casts this spell by only tapping one forest.
Jonathan Griffiths (4 months ago)
Love those playmats but can't find them to buy. Any links?
Challah Bread (4 months ago)
"Hey, that female sure is attractive." Hate me in the comments. She'll appreciate your defending her honor!
RDR911 (4 months ago)
Wait what? They stacked the decks and Becca even admitted it? INSTANTLY disliked. Why even bother playing if you predetermine who wins?
Arc Unkown (4 months ago)
If she took out the zombie baron as a block wouldn't it take off the counters and she would only take 4 damage?
ALK82 (4 months ago)
Only way this video could have been better is if they had Josephine McAdam join in. She's been in a lot of Geek and Sundry stuff before and she's been playing Magic the Gathering for years and years already. Bring in JCVIM!
Sekan13 (4 months ago)
Why not get day9 to do this?... I like Becca, but the mistakes are a bit too plentiful for a "teacher"
Stormerbuzz FyfEnDertig (4 months ago)
Oh look. Three chicks take an hour to explain a basic concept that could take me 10 minutes. Idiots.
Vincent Randall (4 months ago)
I really enjoy watching new players. It’s interesting to see the decisions they make and the reasons they have for making them. :). Also, this is a great game and more people should play (or at least give it a try.)
Aubrey Hingston (4 months ago)
Awwww bless Becca..... I think on that first mistake she got a little self conscious of the fact she was supposed to be the teacher and got something wrong.... Magic is not an easy game to pick up, there are a lot of rules and mechanics to learn along with stacking order or when things occur etc.... so i think she shouldn't feel too bad but always could be worth practising a few more games herself with an experienced player to iron out any gaps in her knowledge. Clearly Becca has a genuine passion for tabletop games which is awesome to see and hopefully negative comments don't deter her from keeping on gaming and enjoying herself!
Majin Vegeta (4 months ago)
one other mistake you made is the audio is really off in this. the first and third part are off vs the description of magic. as others pointed out there were mistakes made in the video too. i don't like they stacked the decks. that is how you learn about the game. i don't care if this is a paid promotion or not. it just feels like a commercial and takes away from the game. just my thought.
Gareth Jones (4 months ago)
this is too clingy to watch with the mistakes and errors. even whilst using stacked decks so bad
Gareth Jones (4 months ago)
38:03 Becca points to text on the card. To Quote the Professor Over on Tolarian Community College "Reading the card explains the card". The Mare States "Can't be blocked by CREATURES" why is it so confusing it mean the card cant be blocked by creatures.
Shany Topper (4 months ago)
Is it me, or does Becca look a lot like Becky Lynch? :O
Zukai Pureex (4 months ago)
Wow
Wiets18 (4 months ago)
From the thumbnail picture one can tell that Trump won't receive a lot of votes from the people in this video.
Chad Small (4 months ago)
Time out. If you guys do this again, can you please tell us the names of the cards you're playing? Girl playing green/blue just randomly goes "i'm tapping 2 to give my guy +4/+4 until the end of my turn" then immediately passed. I'm going to assume that was Titanic Growth. Then she gets talked into attacking anyways because, for some reason, "until the end of my turn" didn't mean anything in her brain. So she attacks. Then ends her turn. Then they just leave the Titanic Growth on the creature like it's an enchantment instead of an instant.
Chad Small (4 months ago)
The reason people are upset or annoyed about her not knowing the game very well is valid. I'm not saying everybody who plays MTG needs to know the rules by heart. I do, however, agree that if you're teaching others how to play MTG, especially a large audience, you should know your stuff and not make very simple mistakes and teach incorrect rules. Example: you don't have to play a "basic land" at the beginning of your turn. You can play any land. You also don't have to play it at the beginning of your turn. There are two main phases. EDIT: I can't even begin to go over the vast amount of stuff that was taught incorrectly. Instants don't stay on your creatures forever. Titanic Growth goes away at the end of the turn. Instants don't have to be played on your opponent's turn, they can be played at any time (mostly). Tapped creatures can't block. There's more, but I'm stopping here.
Team Firaga (4 months ago)
The one thing I never liked about Magic was when you attack with creatures, you don't choose your target which is silly. Targeting is basic principle when attacking/fighting anything
jpankhurst82 (4 months ago)
Full marks for enthusiasm but the presenter could've done with a few more months' experience playing Magic as there were quite a lot of inconsistencies. Some of them even got to the point where the new player was looking confused and must have been thinking "is that really right?". More experienced players watching it will have known some of those decisions swung the game unfairly but that's by-the-by, this was just a fun game not a competitive one, and I hope they both enjoyed it enough to want to do it again
dobrij demon (4 months ago)
Thanks for your playing in "supernatural". You are nice actress and cool YouTube canal's author.
Damnationization (4 months ago)
I am watching this because of the girls. They should have a more knowledgeable person help teach.
vinni3c (4 months ago)
Date me
deechsea (4 months ago)
We love Geek and Sundry's board game reviews and would really appreciate Tikal and 7 Wonders (pretty please?)
Kyle Berry (4 months ago)
Love Magic, LOVE Geek & Sundry, so glad they are jumping into the game and doing so in a long multi show format.. Good job explaining the basics, Becca. Keep it up.
Jaakko Miiluniemi (4 months ago)
This is painful to watch.
Kyle Thifault (4 months ago)
Geek and Sundry has both the nerd cred and the beautiful interesting womens. They know how to make the monies and to get the views and it is a combo that works no need to umm... actually nor correct them, Felicia Day knows where the money comes from. If you want almost successfully played magic go watch spellslingers.
Le Dank meme (4 months ago)
Ratchel have a big ass nose
Matt Harper (4 months ago)
None of these girls existed in the 90's. If they did they were far more estranged and outcasted than anyone I've met in my life.
Sea Wolf (4 months ago)
Update your channel info guys! It says thursday is tabletop season 3 -,-. Also when is it coming back?
Daniel Finsrud (4 months ago)
Would love to see them do more of this to continue learning those 2 women :)
HackermanACK (4 months ago)
You feeling confident? Me: Yeah sure.... ( In Head... Noooooo )
Rashad Ali (4 months ago)
Ive always wanted to play Magic: the Gathering but im afraid ill get addicted to buying all the cards, it's another hobby to spend money on. Also, not sure who id play with, if I play at a local store i'd have to keep up with the meta making me to spend even more lol maybe one day.
Crom (4 months ago)
wow its skrilex
Richard Grzela (4 months ago)
Cool! Hey folks - Right now these guys are raising funds for children here https://www.twitch.tv/take20_dnd
Shanzul Whiteglintt (4 months ago)
I actually really love this and my little nephews did too!! one is 11 the other is 10 and they soaked this right up I feel like they enjoyed it most because of the host and the 2 other players. Mistakes were made and mistakes are how you learn and how you deal with it is what makes it fun because people do make mistakes but in the end its an enjoyable experience. They loved the show and wanted to go out and get their own decks so I got them their colors and we watched a few spellslingers. Also I did show them other youtube channels that showed playing magic but they didn't like the personalitys of most of the others and I can go with that because most of them just suck the enjoyment out of it and it is just a card game to be played.
shadepaw55 (4 months ago)
Can’t wait for the Commander section of the series! Maybe bring in some of the people from Command Zone or Jumbo Commander?
Nick T (4 months ago)
Becca is so cute
TheNeoMetric (4 months ago)
The music, this cheesy post production crap. If that was taken out you could hear them debate the plays.
A FUCKING SPACE MARINE! (4 months ago)
I wanna bang the redhead. That's the only reason I'm here.
Trenton Neal (4 months ago)
That girl's hair was so cool!
Bob Bobby (4 months ago)
Got into the game to get and meet some cuties. Left the game store disappointed.
Bruno Ferreira (4 months ago)
I love how Becca says "beautiful" everytime a turn is over. she makes the show so much more fun
Camouflage Bourne (4 months ago)
please make porn becca :)
Alexander McKenzie (4 months ago)
Camouflage Bourne that's a yikes/10
Alexi Lafaye (4 months ago)
I played magic for years and years and eventually just got fed up with assholes, reading the comments... I made the right choice. There are too many guys who don't want women to play and are assholes when we do show up to gaming stores.
Tatsusama (4 months ago)
These girls are adorable. I have diabetes...
HellryserDTH (4 months ago)
Nice video!
J S (4 months ago)
I would choose red! She‘s fantastic 😎🤙
Michael Dickman (4 months ago)
17 minutes in...takes deep breath...we are in for the Long haul!
Michael Dickman (4 months ago)
I love teaching new players, I help run the open houses at my LGS, but it sounded like there were more people off set that could have been helping with rules. Also, the show is "How to Play" meaning people are going to look at this for advice. Please be careful next time and looking forward to the deck building episode!
Michael Dickman (4 months ago)
32 minutes...she attacked with mage that has summoning sickness...and it's blocked by a tapped creature...#deepbreath
Michael Dickman (4 months ago)
30 minutes...she has an instant attached to her vine mare...deep breath
hammertim2007 (4 months ago)
Becca does a decent job of explaining the colors however they would have been better off with someone more experienced when going to the game play, or have two experienced players then explaining why they choose to do what they do and to explain any of the additional abilities of the cards. This is simply too slow to watch. I have been playing since 94 and it took less time for an experienced player to help me learn the basics as it does for this pair to play 2 full turns since Erica seems to be playing blind.
Rogue NPC #001 (4 months ago)
Nerds!
chris michael (4 months ago)
Great idea for new players under the age of 9. Feels like I'm being talked to by my 2nd grade teacher or something. The red head weirds me out a lot. She keeps making weird faces during the game.and its really distracting. No real human being talks like that when they are with their friends . Feels forced lol. Great idea though. Keep experimenting . Keep trying . I will show this to my 6 year old though .
Ali Ezz (4 months ago)
WHAT? JUSTIN Y ISNT HERE?!?! THATS IMPOSSIBLE!
Kenneth Markwith (4 months ago)
Cringiest 'how to' video
skrawnyn3rd (4 months ago)
A little bit of the blind leading the blind, but at least they all look like they're having fun!
AliceWhimsicott (4 months ago)
It's called Vine Mare. No worries though, I thought they said Blind Mare too until I looked it up, because I want it. ;)
Jason Cripe (4 months ago)
Thank you for going to extent of exposing MTG the best you could in such a short segment. Magic: The Amatuering has a series on the basics everyone should see if your interested.
Ollie Peters (4 months ago)
Painful to watch.
Jaheira30 (4 months ago)
OMG that ginger one is so fake....I can't look on her. Two other girls are so much natural and nicer.
ValasaFantastic (4 months ago)
Was curious as a magic player how well this would be explained, sorry but there was lots of very basic mistakes in this. From definitions of colours to play errors. Also it was more boring with no music. Quite background music would have been better. Maybe get a magic player who is more expert and plays more often. Some of the mistakes were, embarrassing actually like, really? Umm so sorry but I can’t finish this...
ThisNameIsBanned (4 months ago)
After the latest development of WotC as a company and decisions about the game, i cant really enjoy this content as i wanted to ...
about 99 ninjas (4 months ago)
Beautiful women will not sway the neckbeards. This level of woman playing magic is like finding a living unicorn. Yea I clicked..... sorry i have a lonely weiner.
Erick Ignácio Ferreira (4 months ago)
To learn how to play MTG just watch Explanation Point's vídeo :)
charms1vp (4 months ago)
Getting my wife to play magic three women playing and explaining do far better than I can alone. Cheers ladies. Becca, outstanding job done officiating. Thank you for this sincerely.
Emma Bowen (4 months ago)
If any G&S fan want to get into magic you should check out Wedge over on The Mana Sorce YouTube channel, he does amazing content for Magic, he had a great color philosophy series that is great for anyone new and wants to know what kind of play style they might want to play. He also does deck techs, set previews and much much more. I've been a fan of his since 2013.
ludwig amadeus (4 months ago)
18:05 - lol, the music was perfectly timed all along
jacob lowe (4 months ago)
swear when one of the cards died the other cards should have kept the 1-1 life counters still
quaxo1 (4 months ago)
Isn't this video like... 20 years too late?
Trace Collins (4 months ago)
Should have got me to teach them for this video
Auslo (4 months ago)
Imagine knowing nothing about magic, watching this and thinking this is what magic is like, then going to a game store and seeing what it really is like (stinky annoying neckbeards snarfing at how you play)? God I would pay money to watch that disappointment in real time.
Knight of Lost Light (4 months ago)
Been a few years but I'd play magic with them anytime
Scarlett S. (4 months ago)
This was a mess lmao. Erika is super cute tho and has really good intuition when it comes to this game. ❤️
RDR911 (4 months ago)
Scarlett S. Kill yourself
nomoretelekom (4 months ago)
Oh god!!! so many terrible errors and bad plays!!!
RDR911 (4 months ago)
Nicholas Thegeek is tapped and blocking creatures high level play?! Hahahahahahaha you must be fucking dogshit at this game if you don't know the basic round actions.
nomoretelekom (4 months ago)
not blocking with tapped creatures and summoning sickness are beginners level.
Nicholas Thegeek (4 months ago)
nomoretelekom Wow! Its not like its a game thats for absolute rookies! God man, if you wanted mitake free, high level play your in the wrong place.
joseph sawczyn (4 months ago)
pretty sure you'll did a "how to play magic" years ago
nomoretelekom (4 months ago)
Becca doesnt know much about Magic it seems...
Sellinga coerwa (4 months ago)
Oh boy! PAID PROMOTIONAL CONTENT: THE SHOW is on!
polygon (4 months ago)
Well I can tell what audience they’re pandering to with that thumbnail
Fernest (4 months ago)
Is this satire? Parody? I don't get it.
PartialResident (4 months ago)
7:27 and do not shuffle (because we have stacked the decks to play against each other for 40 minutes because this is more heavily scripted than the WWE)
Sean Eber (4 months ago)
Hey.... wanna give a way some of those core sets in your background LOL :)
Sir T3abäggins (4 months ago)
I think I've fallen for Erika for many reasons but mainly since she's a new black player and says she enjoys it
Jordan Murdock (4 months ago)
There is something magical about your first few magic games. My friend used to say you could never activate abilities on other people’s turns, and we would do all our instants on our main phase and we never once stacked instants or abilities. Such a great game though
Markstache (4 months ago)
While I understand the people who are complaining about Becca not being the most knowledgeable or vigilant person regarding rules, I actually appreciate the fact that they're demonstrating that you can have an imperfect game and still have fun. We can't all be L3 judges, and you can't act like it's a requirement to play """"correctly"""" either. Plenty of people play kitchen table magic most of their lives, then when they play with others who play differently they suddenly realise they've been getting a mechanic wrong the whole time. But guess what, the fun they had while getting that rule wrong is still valid!
RDR911 (4 months ago)
Markstache yeah I appreciate being taught how to play Magic *blatantly wrong, all video, by someone who really shouldn't be teaching anything*. Love it.
Mathieu Paquette (4 months ago)
And I just saw her block with a tapped creature.... Again, no need to have deep intricate knowledge of the game, this is really, really basic shit.
dimebag5884 (4 months ago)
I appreciate that you have a crush on this woman so aren't likely to see sense here. But, the content here was utterly miserable to watch. It's such a shame that WOTC sent them so much free stuff for them to make this joke of an episode. No one could ever learn "how to play" from this. It could only serve to confuse new players.
Mathieu Paquette (4 months ago)
You don't need to be an "L3 Judge" (whatever that is, I'm not big into Magic, last time I played was last millenia) to know about summoning sickness. The issue is not that she's not grasping all the rules- the issue is that she's not grasping REALLY REALLY basic rules, and REALLY REALLY easy plays. Like the "You should attack with your 2/2" when the opponent had a 1/3- it was obvious that was completely pointless and even the NEWER player caught it before she did. Again. If she messed up something relatively complex (a stack resolving issue, for example), I wouldn't mind, but the fact is, she's messing up really simple stuff, which is kinda meh for a teaching video...
Adam Everhardt (4 months ago)
FYI, if you win the die roll you get to choose if you want to go first, so Rachel still could have gone second I believe.
Adam Everhardt (4 months ago)
Stormerbuzz FyfEnDertig Apparently Rachael would have.
Stormerbuzz FyfEnDertig (4 months ago)
Adam Everhardt Yeah but who in their right mind CHOOSES to be on the draw? If you're on the play, you at least have a land out before your opponent and possibly a 1 drop
Mathieu Paquette (4 months ago)
It's ok it's not like this is a video to teach new players how to play correctly. Oh wait...
The Hufflepuff Hermione (4 months ago)
You are completely right.
Thesteadfast (4 months ago)
Becca needs to learn magic more. She should have a guest co host like Day 9 or a magic pro to better clarify things. Some of the color descriptions were off. Mentioning lifegain for green but not white for example.
Stormerbuzz FyfEnDertig (4 months ago)
Thesteadfast Yes! Life gain isn't really as much green as it is white
Dragon James (4 months ago)
Mono black for life
Charlotte Wetherhold (4 months ago)
Love y'all lots but just remember to tap your lands and that you can't block with a tapped creature and can't attack the first turn a creature is out if it doesn't have haste!
dimebag5884 (4 months ago)
Dear god, no one can learn from this, every single piece of advice was wrong. Most of them literally against the rules of magic and the rest just bad.
Tyson DeWitt (4 months ago)
They should have Day9 in here teaching instead of Becca. I love Becca, but she doesn't know the rules well enough to do a how to play like this.
Obsidian Shards (4 months ago)
Too bad WoTC is such a crap company. I was considering trying to get my nephew into Magic, upgrading from Pokemon, but not after their most recent antics.
RDR911 (4 months ago)
Lol. Why are they a crap company? You can't just come in spewing your fat nonsense without any source.
Chad Small (4 months ago)
If they were a crap company, they wouldn't be this successful. And there are plenty of ways to play MTG without spending any money at all.
Shanzul Whiteglintt (4 months ago)
You might want to pass on Yugio and DBZ card games and also pokemon were released by Wizards of the coast which they graciously helped nintendo with in the US till it became a hit here. Without WoTC there would be no american version of pokemon and if there was it prob have gone bad.

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