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Gen Con 2012: Magic: The Gathering Championship Events

Gen Con Indy 2012 kicks off today and Magic: The Gathering will be hosting two championship events at the show, delivering high-caliber action featuring many of the top Magic players from around the world.

Thursday, August 16th

100 players from around the world will be competing for the Championship trophy – and an amazing collection of Magic product! – as the first rounds of the Friday Night Magic Championship  take place. Stop by Hall G on Thursday and Friday to check out the action.

Friday, August 17th

The inaugural World Magic Cup kicks off, bringing together the best players from around the world for a unique team event. Teams representing more than 50 countries will face off at this pinnacle of international Magic competition, but only one nation will bring home the title of “World Magic Cup Champion.” World Magic Cup coverage will begin Friday morning with a live video webcast and text coverage running all 3 days.

Fans not able to attend Gen Con can join in on the excitement online and via social media, including:

  • Live chat sessions with players, R&D staff, and coverage reports on CoverItLive (taking place at various times during the show)
  • Video content on YouTube: wizardsmtg channel
  • Joining in on the conversation via Twitter: #mtgwmc
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  • I haven’t played Magic the Gathering in about 8 years and i cant even remember the rules. Is there a website or something with rules? Also, what cards should i try to get, other than super-expensive ones like Black Lotus and such? Any particular structure deck or theme that’s dominating right now?

    • Hey ravnica, I only have played a little over the last years after a longer break than yours. There’s simple decks out there pre-made now that have the basic rules, it’s not much different than what you remember.