I am new to MTG. i chose to play standard due to the restriction on usable cards. i have what i think is a significant amount of cards, but i dont know how to use them together. i feel i lack certain moves during battle, like being able to search for a specific card in my library and put it in my hand. i also notice alot of self-milling to produce a visible "graveyard library" in which to resurect important cards.
ultimatly i want to build a red, green and black deck for the current standart play.
any advice would be awesome, and if you would like to know what decks i already have or what cards i have at my disposal i will begin logging them into a site more convienent for the job and provide a url.
Also something i learned when i went to a tournment at my local hobby shop
Mana curve is important when deckbuilding. When picking out your four cards of what your want, it wouldn't be wised to pick out all creatures who are 4 mana+ . Unless your game plan is a heavy control set in which you try to fend off your opponent with detention sphere like spells and build up your mana to summon up a big creature. When you lay out your cards from lowest mana costing card to highest costing mana card it should form a nice bellcurve