Originally Posted by Demi-God
You guys are such nerds.
How can I get started? ._.
Basically like you and Mal said, just start buying cards/preconstructed decks. A lot of the newer precons are actually pretty good, instead of just being there for parts. And once you have an idea of how to play, and enough cards (protip: you will never have enough cards), you'll be able to create your own decks.
As for learning the game, it's pretty straight forward. Think of it as chess with twists, you have to think 4 turns ahead at all times. The thing you have to always realize is for every rule in the game, Wizards of the Coast has abilities that break those rules. Or they'll come up with an ability to break a rule.