How to Play Magic: The Gathering

Greetings, gamers.How to Play Magic: The Gathering

This post will lead you to all the information you need to start playing Magic: The Gathering. I’m writing an article myself on how to play this amazing game, but it is still going to take a while before it’s done. So, what’s this all about? Well, yesterday, I was watching Boogie 2988[1] open some Return to Ravnica booster packs and came across an incredible video. Probably for being tired of people asking him to explain the game, he posted a link to a series of tutorial videos on how to play MTG. If you want to learn how to play the online version of the game, don’t worry, it has the exact same rules and cards. It’s the same game, except one is played with paper cards, while the other is played with digital ones.

The series is called Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering and is divided in several parts. A couple of nice fellas will explain to you the fundamental aspects of the game. After watching all the videos, you should be able to start playing this amazing TCG (Trading Card Game).

***IMPORTANT: I do not own these videos and had no participation in their making. These are official videos uploaded to YouTube by Wizards of The Coast.***

Part 1: Welcome to the Multiverse

Part 2: The Five Colors of Mana

Part 3: Game Zones and Parts of a Card

Part 4: Card Types

Part 5: Parts of a Turn

Part 6: The Next Step

On the description of every video, they tell you to visit http://www.wizards.com/magicdemo for more information. There, you’ll find a demo version of the game, to practice what you’ve just learned. They have also a .PDF with the rules of the game available for downloading.

[1] Boogie2988 YouTube Channel

Swiss Booster Draft Champion!

Hello ladies,

So, I’ve just started playing Magic: The Gathering Online again, and this time I decided to go for some Booster Drafts. In case you don’t know what these are, just go away =P. In the future, I’ll post something explaining the game and the formats. But today I just wanted to annouce my victory in the third Booster Draft I participated in.

OK. Winning 1st place in a Swiss Booster Draft is not a big deal. I know it, you know it. But still, I started playing them yesterday, and got my first win. To be honest, it was pretty exciting. After that, I played an 8-4 and wasted all my profits. It was close, though hahahaha. From now on, I’ll be playing only 4-3-2-2 and 8-4. Not only because the prize is bigger, but also because they’re faster.

So, here’s the print of the win anyways XD:

 

GG

Skyrim: 100 Smithing

In this post, I’ll tell you how to easily get to 100 skill points in smithing.

You’re going to start by collecting all the leather you can. Leather is very easy to find in Skyrim. Almost any animal you kill will drop some sort of pelt that you can turn into leather at tanning racks. You can also buy all the leather and leather strips from the NPCs, if you have extra money. At the tanning rack, convert leather into leather strips until you have 2 leather strips for each leather you have.

Then, go to a forge and forge a ton of leather bracers. Your skill will go up very fast, especially at lower levels. The reason this technique is so good, is that you earn the same skill experience no matter what item you craft (or almost the same), so why not forge the cheapest one? Some people say that this technique works better by forging iron daggers, because they only cost 2 ingredients: an iron ingot, and a leather strip. On the other hand, I assume leather is cheaper and easier to find. You can do it with iron daggers if you want, following the same principle.

This is not exactly a “cheat” but it will get you to a hundred points in smithing in no time! It will also help you level up at lower levels. Once you get to maximum smithing, you’ll be able to make and refine very powerful items.

Doom II Cheat Codes

These are the original cheat codes for Doom II – Hell on Earth that will work in any engine, from the old MS-DOS executable to the most advanced Doom ports.

To make these work, just type the desired codes while in-game, during the levels. Don’t need to press ENTER after typing.

These should also work with Final Doom and Freedoom‘s phase 2, but, in the other hand, they won’t have any effect if you are playing on the Nightmare difficulty level…

Lost Viking Cheat Codes – SC2

These are the cheat codes for the Lost Viking mini-game – The arcade game you can play in the Cantina, during the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty campaign.

During the game, you have to press [Enter], type the code in the console that appears, and press [Enter] again.

Code – Effect:

  • -score [number] – Adds [number] to the score.
  • -addlife – Adds an extra life.
  • -life – Adds 10 extra lives.
  • -pu – Spawn Power-up.
  • -levelclear – Skip level.
  • -bonus – Man ends.
  • -boss – Boss appears.
  • -behind – Enemies.
  • -mb – Change background.
  • -ss – Display “Boss Incoming” message.
  • -sine – sin(180), sin (90), sin(pi).
  • -end – Ending sequence.
  • -noquit – Hides the quit button.

If you know any code not listed above, please let us know!

If you were looking for Single-Player and Campaign cheat codes, you can find them here.

SC2 Cheat Codes

These are the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty cheat codes. To activate the code you must press ENTER, type the code, and press ENTER again. If you want to use the same code multiple times, you can just press ENTER, ‘=’, ENTER, after having used the code for a first time, of course.

Remember that they only work on single-player mode and, if you use them, you will not get any achievements.

Code – Result:

  • terribleterribledamage – God Mode
  • whorunbartertown – 5,000 Minerals & Vespene Gas
  • whysoserious – 5 Million Credits
  • spectraltiger – 5,000 Minerals
  • realmendrilldeep – 5,000 Gas
  • moredotsmoredots – Units do not Cost Resources
  • bunker55aliveinside – No supply caps
  • catfoodforprawnguns – Fast Build
  • imadoctornotaroachjim – Fast Heal
  • tyuhasleftthegame – Victory Conditions Disabled
  • jaynestown – Resources Granted
  • sosayweall – Disable Tech Requirements
  • overengineeredcodpiece – “Terran up the Night” Song
  • eyeofsauron – Cinematics Menu
  • iamironman – Upgrade Weapons, Armor and Shield by One
  • hanshotfirst – Disable Ability Cooldown
  • cadeeasygoin – Lose Game
  • basestarsprimative – Fast Build
  • fsbcomunicacion – Faster Medics
  • mintmansoperator – Disable Food and PSI Requirements
  • nevergiveupneversurrender – Defeat Conditions Disabled
  • dzmhairspring – Show Mission Progress
  • tooktheredpill – Disable Fog War
  • qrotero – Time of Day
  • whatisbestinlife – Instant Win
  • letsjustbugoutandcalliteven – Instant Loss
  • lyingpect – Mission Graph Dialog
  • stayclassymarsara – UNN TV News
  • leaveyoursleep – All Missions
  • horadriccube – All research options
  • wapboinkers – Research Points

If you know another cheat code that is not included in this list, please send it to us!

There are also cheat codes for Lost Viking (the arcade game playable during the campaign). You can find them here.

Note: If one of these codes do not work, it was probably disabled in one of the newer patches.