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Magic 1513: Tarot Combat II March 27, 2013

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The history discussed here is made up by me and there is no evidence that it is based on reality.

Tarot Combat is a tarot card game similar to Magic: the Gathering invented in 1503. The problem is that the game requires players to memorize what all the cards do. The 22-unique trump cards can be difficult to remember in particular. Tarot Combat II was invented in 1513, and it is training-wheels for Tarot Combat. It’s basically a tarot deck, but all the cards say what they do on them. This makes it much easier to play. (more…)

Magic 1503: Tarot Combat March 20, 2013

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The history discussed here is made up by me and there is no evidence that it is based on reality.

In 1493 a card game was invented called “Combat.” That game uses regular playing cards, which can be played as soldiers that attack or block, or as farms (lands). Players start with 20 life, and unblocked attacking soldiers deal damage to the defending player.

“Tarot Combat” is invented ten years later, which is almost the same thing, except it uses a tarot deck. Tarot cards are now famous for being used to tell fortunes, but they were originally used for card games. A tarot deck is pretty much the same thing as a regular card deck, except 22 trump cards are thrown in — cards with colorful images, such as the Magician, Death, and the Devil. (more…)

Magic 1493: Combat Using Playing Cards March 17, 2013

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The history discussed here is made up by me and there is no evidence that it is based on reality.

The first major combat-oriented card game was “Battle.” It used playing cards and it was invented in 1393.

The second major combat-oriented card game was “Combat.” It also used playing cards, but it was invented in 1493. (more…)

Magic 1393: Battle Using Playing Cards March 12, 2013

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I am inventing the history about how Magic: The Gathering evolved from various card games starting back in 1393, around the time that Europe got playing cards, which was pretty much exactly what the standard international deck of playing cards is now. This is my first entry into that history. Keep in mind that there are no historical records to prove that I’m right about the history of Magic. I am making it up out of nowhere. (more…)

The History of Magical Cards March 5, 2013

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The idea of having monsters and spells on cards is not entirely new. Magic: the Gathering didn’t give us the first cards featuring monster and spell cards. Games involving monsters and spells pretty much started with Dungeons and Dragons (1974), and cards were made for that game quite early on.

However, the first thing that comes to mind when many people hear of “Magic cards” are tarot cards. (more…)