Alpha Cards That Didn't Make It

Posted in Feature on June 24, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

From time to time, we like to show you Alpha playtest cards and let you guess what card they turned into. This time, we're doing something a little different. We've got playtest cards that didn't become cards at all! That's right, we're showing you shocking images from a future that never was. Behold!

Neat, eh? And now it's time for another installment of everyone's favorite Arcana Subfeature, Core Set Survivor!

Core Set Survivor!

There are exactly sixteen cards that have been in every core set from Alpha to Tenth Edition. When Magic 2010 comes out, only eight cards will have been in every core set. Over the weeks before the Magic 2010 prerelease, we'll be counting them down in this special Arcana sub-feature, giving you an "IN" or "OUT" on one card a day. Step forward, Giant Growth.

Reveal Giant Growth's fate!

Air Elemental
Bog Wraith
Drudge Skeletons—IN
Fear—OUT
Giant Growth
Giant Spider
Goblin King
Grizzly Bears
Howling Mine
Nightmare—IN
Orcish Artillery
Regeneration
Rod of Ruin
Samite Healer
Scathe Zombies
Wrath of God

Giant Growth

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