This is a guide to the game which has become a marketing phenomenon. "Magic: The Gathering" is to 1990s fantasy gaming what "Dungeons and Dragons" was to the 1980s, but with the added dimension of collectability. This guide shows players and collectors the current edition of all Magic cards, and includes up-to-date information regarding text and rarity/availabilty. Also included is a complete collectors' history of the world's first trading card game. Learn how to identify cards and packaging from the different editions and find out how Magic cards are made. Also included are "Deck-Builders Indexes" - an entire Magic collection conveniently stored in over a dozen ways to make card cataloguing and deck construction simple for anyone. These indexes will aid construction for any player, from beginner to seasoned veteran.