Game Theory: I Lost EVERY Game of Magic... So You Don't Have To! (Magic The Gathering)


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  • Fgbgob
    Fgbgob  3 weeks back

    God I really needed this, I’m trying to get into magic but didn’t know how to play. BIG THANK!

    • Alexander Youngert
      Alexander Youngert  1 days back

      Marcos Bustos best how to learn magic video ever.

    • The Legend-501st
      The Legend-501st  6 days back

      Fgbgob watch tolarian community college he explains pretty well

    • Willy Wiksaas
      Willy Wiksaas  6 days back


    • Lumi
      Lumi  1 weeks back

      @Kevin Wilson No it doesn't. Any F2P player can build any deck someone else paid for. The rate of acquisition means absolutely nothing. That in-and-of-itself precludes it from being P2W, as you literally do not NEED to pay anything to win. It is pay-to-skip-the-grind.

    • drfunk burger
      drfunk burger  2 weeks back

      I would really really highly recommend trying commander. It is more casual aaaaand the pre constructed decks you can buy from wizards of the coast are legitimately playable decks. :) GLHF

  • Abbigale Hurt
    Abbigale Hurt  52 minutes back

    although sometimes I don't quite know what matpat is talking about, it still is fun to listen to him ramble on about odd things...

    • Turret No.43689 /defective/

      Then play PVZ heroes then

      • Thehider 1234567
        Thehider 1234567  3 hours back

        1:34 LIES!


        • Myrick Crampton
          Myrick Crampton  5 hours back

          when you go out and buy a deck of cards while keeping mat on pause, comes back and realizes i really didn’t have to

          • Hernán Felipe Valenzuela Ortega

            Just needed to point out that 3.0*10^23 is hardly the number of atoms in the universe... just in 1 gram of hydrogen there are 1,205*10^24 atoms.

            • Rendlan.Horizon
              Rendlan.Horizon  6 hours back

              HEY MATTPAT I like milling too. It's great and I've been playing for years. This Jason of yours, I challenge thee to the MTG game showdown of the year ;p

              • Ethan Elliot
                Ethan Elliot  7 hours back

                magic the gathering has a lot more to strategy in lowering probabilities while producing productive outcomes than you went over. A few examples would be "how many colors to use," use too many and you might have lands on the table without cards you can draw with them, how many lands are in your deck, too few and you skunk your entire game but too many and you end up pulling multiple lands from your deck in a row when you could be pulling useful cards for battle, as well as putting cards in the deck that allow you to either plan ahead or pull cards from the middle of the deck instead of only the top... I think I found out why you're losing x.x; MTG is a lot about maximizing the number of good starting outcomes and minimizing the number of bad ones, another reason why people try to limit themselves to between 60-65 cards, even when they can pull out a pile of over 100; the least number of cards is the max probability to pull out useful hands.

                • Sake the young boi
                  Sake the young boi  9 hours back

                  As a yugioh player i understand matpats frustration

                  • DESTROYER64
                    DESTROYER64  12 hours back

                    bruh you need a blue black deck

                    • AbelNightrode32714
                      AbelNightrode32714  14 hours back

                      Id like to point out that it dont matter what you have in your deck... This game comes down to matchups, not misplaying,and side boarding....

                      • Slayer Kifonna
                        Slayer Kifonna  17 hours back

                        i love the new intro!

                        • Billy Masterson
                          Billy Masterson  17 hours back

                          I already knew the premise as I've done this with Yu-Gi-Oh! cards before—to be more specific: deck destruction (Needle Worm, Card Destruction, Cyber Jar, etc.). I had to use that and a combination of neutralizing my opponents ability to attack due to a sacrifice in attacking power.

                          • Supremacy 98
                            Supremacy 98  18 hours back

                            It's ok, matpat, I can't shuffle a deck of cards too, the coolest of cool kids can't shuffle cards

                            • RalOrtTal
                              RalOrtTal  23 hours back

                              holding a land for 2 or 3 turns has won me so many games.

                              • Jane Hsieh
                                Jane Hsieh  24 hours back

                                MAT Since you made video for magic the gathering, CAN you PLEASE make the video for the most complex training card game: YU GI OH???? :D

                                • Nicholas Thegeek
                                  Nicholas Thegeek  1 days back

                                  5:35 why is his random guy opponent super attractive?

                                  • FullmetalFlameKurama
                                    FullmetalFlameKurama  1 days back

                                    Welcome to the Dark Side, MatPat

                                    • N
                                      N  1 days back

                                      But can being good at magic the gathering , make me suck less in math ?

                                      • KylisticGaming
                                        KylisticGaming  1 days back

                                        I wish Odd1sOut is watching this, just to reclaim his childhood XXD

                                        • Michael Moreno
                                          Michael Moreno  1 days back

                                          Good game

                                          • Mikel Hakes
                                            Mikel Hakes  1 days back

                                            3 main decks?

                                            • Daniel Nichols
                                              Daniel Nichols  2 days back

                                              i want that "strategy" card to be real so bad.

                                              • Sophia Zimmermann
                                                Sophia Zimmermann  2 days back

                                                Next card video, "I lost every Yu-Gi-Oh game so you don't have to"

                                                • Jesse Smith
                                                  Jesse Smith  2 days back

                                                  Magic is easy, just draw what you want.

                                                  • Firestar1992
                                                    Firestar1992  2 days back

                                                    My favorite deck type is black/white life gain.

                                                    • Toby Rainey
                                                      Toby Rainey  2 days back

                                                      Oh boy it's wizard card time

                                                      • Randomesque
                                                        Randomesque  2 days back

                                                        52! Is equal to... drum roll please... over 800 unvigintillion possibilities. If you multiplied that by 12.4 billion then you would get the amount of atoms in the universe.
                                                        Jesus Christ it’s Jason Bourne

                                                        • Declan Griffin
                                                          Declan Griffin  2 days back

                                                          Why the heck would I want to play Magic for free when I'm already playing the greatest free game in history?? Fortnite is infinitely cooler than Magic (I'm more of a Yu-Gi-Oh player anyway when it comes to card games), so why bother? Fortnite Chapter 2 just dropped today, and I haven't seen a better game ever. It's literally the greatest thing that's ever happened!!

                                                          • Jesse Smith
                                                            Jesse Smith  2 days back

                                                            Possibly because paying fortnite and magic aren't exclusive?

                                                        • CrazyBeat Carnival
                                                          CrazyBeat Carnival  2 days back

                                                          I find it interesting how little this applies to commander AKA the best format.

                                                          • Patrick Irwin
                                                            Patrick Irwin  2 days back

                                                            You forgot the 4th group of the metagame... combo decks. That takes chance to a whole new level.

                                                            • ツMidget
                                                              ツMidget  2 days back

                                                              How do I win in Pokemon Trading Cards

                                                              • Jeffrey Li
                                                                Jeffrey Li  2 days back

                                                                can you please do a yugioh one thank you!

                                                                • Holy Wasser
                                                                  Holy Wasser  2 days back

                                                                  I never knew you played magic, I've played magic for years with my friends. We play usually with the standard, commander, or brawl format.

                                                                  • Scott Spurlock
                                                                    Scott Spurlock  2 days back

                                                                    If you ever want someone to help you get better i know a guy!

                                                                    • Andres Jaimes
                                                                      Andres Jaimes  2 days back

                                                                      If you actually make me a better player I will subscribe to your channel

                                                                      • Jose Wolmart
                                                                        Jose Wolmart  2 days back

                                                                        Hmmmm that's not Magic, that's Yu-Gi-Oh

                                                                        • CallMeh Kate
                                                                          CallMeh Kate  3 days back

                                                                          Time to scan the vid, he has the arg merch on

                                                                          • Robert R
                                                                            Robert R  3 days back

                                                                            so me running to the bathroom makes me an ultimate strategist

                                                                            • line heart
                                                                              line heart  3 days back

                                                                              This man should play tron, he sounds like a tron type of guy

                                                                              • Evan W.
                                                                                Evan W.  3 days back

                                                                                playing cantrips and other deck thinning tools with significantly help your odds of drawing when it comes to standard you have the most clear example Opt. But when it comes to modern and other eternal formats you can make that 60 card deck more like 30... 8 fetches 16 cantrips already down 24 cards

                                                                                • Lots of Dads
                                                                                  Lots of Dads  3 days back

                                                                                  Man WotC is really sponsoring every video out there right now... their game isnt great though.

                                                                                  I'd suggest heading over to a channel called DesolatorMagic to see the dark side of Magic Arena. Or my channel for a review on the game as well.

                                                                                  It's not as good as they're paying people to say it is.

                                                                                  • Jesse Smith
                                                                                    Jesse Smith  2 days back

                                                                                    DesolatorMagic is literally the dumbest magic youtuber in existence.

                                                                                • Chance Carlson
                                                                                  Chance Carlson  3 days back

                                                                                  Matt making this video: "I guide others to a treasure I cannot possess"

                                                                                  • DR.Bright
                                                                                    DR.Bright  3 days back

                                                                                    wanna beat Jason? play mono red burn, it's basically unbeatable in the current meta

                                                                                    • Top Silver
                                                                                      Top Silver  3 days back

                                                                                      Based on experience, the only way you'll learn to play magic is to play the game. No strategy guide/video can prepare you.

                                                                                      • Leopold Espinoza
                                                                                        Leopold Espinoza  3 days back

                                                                                        Here’s a game theory question... what is GrandBoo Bear’s name origin!?!?

                                                                                        • Cake Gaming
                                                                                          Cake Gaming  3 days back

                                                                                          If you’d mix it with 10 different deck of cards including uno, Pokémon, and normal playing cards then it would be more believable cuz it’s a chance that has the same amount as in getting a mew from under that abandoned truck

                                                                                          • Michael Pacella
                                                                                            Michael Pacella  3 days back

                                                                                            Hate to be that guy but at 9:17 3.0x10^23 atoms in the universe is way off. That’s only the number of atoms in a couple of grams (or 1 mole) of most elements.