I know that you can move the cards you have earned for your deck to your sideboard, but I was wondering if you can move original cards that you start with in your deck to your side board, or change the amount of mana in your deck.

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    I believe the game adds mana to your deck automatically to keep it at a certain percentage of the total card count, but I can't find a citation for this so don't take my word for it.
    – Brant
    Jun 7, 2011 at 16:20

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I'll agree with what Dave said, and going by what is written on the official Wizard's site's FAQ:

Q: Can I create new decks or modify my deck?

A: Duels of the Planeswalkers allows players to customize their deck with cards unlocked by defeating opponents. The core of the deck is constant but how you choose to modify your deck is up to you.

And since the FAQ isn't split into platform-specific groups, the rules are the same: you're stuck with your core deck, and can only add/remove unlocked cards.

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    this is exactly the reason I don't play duels of the planes walker. A magic game with out deck building isn't a real magic game.
    – Wipqozn
    Jun 18, 2011 at 19:51
  • @Wipqozn Indeed. When I first heard of this game I was thinking "HELL YES!", and then when I saw that you couldn't make your own deck... D: Jun 22, 2011 at 0:28
  • I actually enjoy the fact that you can't just group arbitrary cards together - it keeps the game balanced (ex. I have a friend who has a legal IRL deck that, given he draws the right cards, allows him to have infinite life...) Feb 13, 2012 at 23:45
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    Note that they fixed this in all the later versions.
    – deworde
    Apr 29, 2014 at 10:50

You cannot remove any of the original cards in your deck. You can only move unlocked cards to and from the sideboard.

The number of lands in your deck is proportional to the size of your deck: lands are added as you unlock cards or move them from your sideboard to your deck (and subtracted as you move unlocked cards to your sideboard). For example, you start with 24 lands in a deck of 60 cards. When you unlock your first card, no lands are added (24/61); unlocking the second adds another land to your deck (25/62). Removing one of the two unlocked cards also causes a land to be removed, so your deck is back to 24 lands in 61 cards.

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