Post by ballerburg9005 on Nov 25, 2019 23:42:35 GMT
I have literally just discovered, that I can download featured sets and print them with Magic Set Editor.
Now I wanted to print four pre-tuned starter decks, one in each color (like you get in MTGA at first) for me and my friend.
My friend has never played Magic before and I only ever play MTGA, so it should really really be basic at first and expandable. I visit her once or twice a week so I could bring a booster pack each time. It would be fun. Anyway ...
If I were to look through all the 300 cards and compile decks by hand, that would be very tedious. Plus I couldn't really know how to balance it all properly. And if I knew, the knowledge of all cards would give me a huge advantage.
Aren't there any ready-to-print pre-tuned decks?
Oh, also if it isn't too much to ask: How do you best print the cards? I figured the print ink would smear extremely fast in your fingers, so that you need some kind of coat or foil wrap?
Just for the record, printing out counterfeits of existing cards is against our forum rules (for probably obvious legal issues) - using some of our community's custom sets however would be just fine.
I do think the best way to start teaching your friend the game would be the Starter Decks you can still get for free at any LCG Store though - I actually taught the game to my son this way a few months ago. We started with the mono-colored 30 card decks, then simply started combing two of these into 60 card decks in the next stage. Specific decks aren't something many users provide with their custom sets, it does happen sometimes though (would have loved to look up an example, but I'm just passing by right now).
However as a general advice, don't worry about knowing too much about the decks you're using. The official Starter Decks even are presorted so you can start your first game with a step by step manual and even after that, these decks tend to be not too complicated - so your friend will know most of the cards within a few games as well. You might get some sort of headstart - but considering this is about teaching your friend the game (rather than just winning), this is actually a good thing.
Finally about your last question: I always play cards with sleeves anyway, so smearing ink never really was an issue when I printed out some cards for playtesting or similar. So other than suggesting the use of sleeves, I'm afraid I can't help you much in this regard.
Hope my little rant was of any use to you - if you have further questions, feel free to ask. I might return later to add a link to some predesigned decks if I have a bit more time and luck with finding one