Starting a New Young MTG Player

Starting a New Young MTG Player


Starting Young Players with Magic the Gathering A lot of people have a hard time starting
a young player in Magic the Gathering It’s not as easy as starting an adult. I Should Know. I’m going to show you what’s important,
right now. Welcome Young Mage I’m The Rhino. Young Mage is devoted to reaching and teaching
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to get notifications of all the cool stuff coming soon. I’m going to start off by telling you the
secret. You have to keep it fun. Young players are discouraged very easily. So let’s go over the steps I use to start
a young player. I have an advantage because I’m young. But even Papa Mage can do this without scaring
off young players. First thing, use the Welcome decks. A new player can often get these from their
local game store for free. They are designed to use the most common game
mechanics. I let them pick one of the two colors. That makes a nice 30 card deck. I use the other color in the box. This way they don’t have to worry about
having the right color of mana. We play the game slowly. Many times we even play with our hands revealed. After they understand one color we shuffle
the two colors into one deck and they play that. I will use one of my decks, but I don’t
go “all out” to defeat them. I’ll wait an extra turn or two to make my
big play. As they are learning how the colors work together,
my deck shows them some of the possibilities in the game. I also make sure they will take happiness
in little victories each turn. They should not worry about who is going to
win the game. At this point you find if they are a Brewer
or just a Player. A lot of young people are just Players. They will be happy just playing a Planeswalker
deck or a Duel Deck. A lot of young people have a hard time talking
to adults. The thought of a competition like Friday Night
Magic will be scary. Keep them playing casual for a couple of months
before suggesting Friday Night Magic. Let them go to Friday Night Magic one night
just to watch. Many of the people there will be happy to
play them a side game. Do not pressure them to play in the tournament. Let them tell you when they are ready. The Brewer, on the other hand, wants to create. They like the idea of making new decks and
trying them out. They will want to play at Friday Night Magic
more quickly. They also won’t get discouraged when their
deck does not work. They will want to play against many decks
to figure out what they do. Help them upgrade their Welcome Deck but do
not let them spend too much money or time doing this. Show them how having a playset of a card increases
the chances of it coming to their hand. Focus on some of the card synergies. Let their imagination go wild. The main point with any young person is to
make sure they are having fun while playing. The biggest point to get across when playing
is that you only learn by losing. Take each loss and learn something, so they
can get better. Get excited when they make a cool play. Ask them how they could do better next game. Keep learning the game fun. And remind them of the progress they have
made. —— Comment below and tell me what you think? Have you started any young players? Did you get discouraged or did you stay excited? I hope this video has been helpful to you. Make sure you click like on my videos, it
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