Future Sight’s Card Type Symbols

Posted in Arcana on May 24, 2007

By Wizards of the Coast

The design of the Future Sight timeshifted card frames is splashy, but also utilitarian. Their form follows function to a surprising degree. For example, you can read the mana cost of the “futureshifted” cards instantly when you have them fanned out (at least if you fan them in one direction—sorry, lefties). And you can even tell their card types.

“We wanted the player to know what type of card they had in their hand just
by peeking at the corners of their cards.”
--Robert Rapier, CAPS (Creative and Production Services)

Since so much work went into their design, we thought you’d enjoy seeing high resolution versions of the symbols we used on those cards.

Creature

Future Sight Creature Symbol
Nacatl War-Pride

Sorcery

Thunderblade Charge
Future Sight Sorcery Symbol

Instant

Future Sight Instant Symbol
Death Rattle

Enchantment

Spellweaver Volute
Future Sight Enchantment Symbol

Artifact

Future Sight Artifact Symbol
Whetwheel

Land

Horizon Canopy
Future Sight Land Symbol

Multiple

Some cards have more than one type. This symbol is used on oddities like Bound in Silence (remember, tribal is a card type, not a supertype) and more “traditional” two-type cards like Lucent Liminid and Sarcomite Myr.

Sarcomite Myr

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