The first time that I played magic was with two of my cousins camping. We played with pre-constructe decks. Urza’s Destiny was the new set. I played with “Fiendish Nature” a green black deck that focused on large green creatures with regeneration and a splach black removal and return to play. Playing a three way match for my first time has influenced how I look at magic.
As the game played out I was in what I thought was the lead. I had the most life but the board the stalled. One of my cousins convinced me to stop my other cousins advances. We stalled out the game for quite a few turns until the first cousin drew a fireball and killed us both in one turn.
So what did I learn? Magic is a fun game. I love big creatures. When you play multiplayer it is also about politics.