Playtest Name Quiz

Posted in Arcana on November 10, 2014

By Blake Rasmussen

Blake is the content manager for, making him the one you should email if you have thoughts on the website, good or less good (or not good). He's a longtime coverage reporter and hasn't turned down a game of Magic in any format ever.

Now that Commander (2014 Edition) is out and covering tabletops everywhere, it's time for Arcana to take a peek under the hood. Let's explore the mysterious world that is Multiverse to let you all in on a bit of inside info.

One of the most fun parts of the Commander products is when old cards get to resurface and shine again. Old-school players, like myself, love seeing old favorites; while newer players get to know many of these cards for the first time.

But just how well do you know some of these reprints, now that you've had time to play with them? Well enough that you can guess the actual card from the playtest name?

Here's how the game works. We give you a card's playtest name, like so:

"Cycling Swamp"

And you click on the name to reveal the actual answer, which in this case is, of course:

They won't all be that easy, though. So pull up a chair, fan out your Commander decks, and quiz on.

Mind Channel

Synergy Elf

Weatherlight's Wake

Constructed Shade


Negator Strike

Karona's Army

Meddling Shroud

Feather Stab

Mask of Memnarch

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