Speaking of Other Cards

Posted in Arcana on August 16, 2011

By Monty Ashley

There are cards in Magic that refer to other cards. Cards like, for example, Arachnus Spinner:

Arachnus Spinner
 

There are also cards that refer to groups, like Urza's Mine, Power Plant, and Tower.

Helm of Kaldra
Throne of Empires

This sort of thing has been going on for a long, long time in Magic:

Kookus
Liu Bei, Lord of Shu

Now! Can you guess the very first card in Magic to refer to other cards in its text? Think about your answer and click here.

Did you say Rohgahh of Kher Keep from Legends?

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If you did, sorry! That is not the answer! The actual answer is from Limited Edition Alpha, the very first appearance of Magic back in 1993.

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Yes! The Alpha printing of Gloom called out the Circles of Protection by name! In the Revised printing, this was changed.

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