Guildpact Orb of Insight

Posted in Feature on January 2, 2006

By magicthegathering.com Staff

Guildpact Orb of Insight The Orb of Insight has returned!

And just in time for the new year, too, since we're going to start actual card previews on Monday, January 9. For now, though, you can occupy yourself by exploring the Orb. How does it work? Well, that's kind of trade secret, but we can let you know this much: It's Magic.

Specifically, you type in a word and the Orb tells you how many times that word appears in Guildpact cards. It doesn't count flavor text (Oh no! A technical error has crept in that means it does, in fact, include flavor text. We're sorry! But on the other hand, that means the Orb just contains extra Guildpact goodness. Everybody wins!) but don't let that deter you from finding out how many times the word "brobdingnagian" appears in card names and rules boxes. In theory, if you entered in every single word inthe English language, plus the ones in Magic, you could put together every single word in the set! Except there are probably some Magic-specific words that appear in Guildpact for the first time, so you'll probably want to enter in every possible string of letters, just to be safe. And then it should be a simple task to arrange all those words into the names, types, and rules boxes of every card in the set! If you hurry, you might even finish before the Prerelease Event!

Well, maybe not. But you can at least enjoy this mysterious glimpse into the next chapter of the Ravnica block. So why are you still here? See what secrets are revealed in the Guildpact Orb of Insight!

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