If one knows anything about the ways of magic, they know that it is a skill which requires an abundance of study and practice from the beginning mage. In the game, Magic: The Gathering, a beginning player will find a set of rules that is easy to pick up yet much deeper than one could know at first glance. To become a master of Magic: The Gathering, a novice planeswalker must first learn their way around a duel. Then, with their fundamental understanding, they can ably explore the near-endless array of cards in the game and create arcane decks that will outwit their opponents. This guide will provide a concise overview of all the rules and guidelines that a beginning Magic: The Gathering player needs to learn the game, build their own collection, and take on tournaments. Whether the beginner has already played a few games or has just been introduced to Magic: The Gathering, the Rules and Getting Started for Beginners will get them playing like a professional.