Four-letter words

Posted in Arcana on March 21, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

Way back when, when Mirage flavor text was being written, the team was having trouble deciding what flavor text to put on Ray of Command. They were stumped. The card was brought up at a meeting, and Bill Rose -- now the head of R&D -- blurted out, "Heel."

Simple, effective, hmmm… The team liked it; in fact, the shortness of it inspired them to continue making four-letter flavor text over the next few sets. Ray of Command was in Mirage, then two more four-letter flavor texts appeared in Visions, and then one each in Weatherlight, Tempest, Stronghold, and Exodus, culminating with one final hurrah in Unglued.

Can you name all of the four-letter flavor text cards? Answer below.

Mirage: Ray of Command
Visions: Magma Mine, Goblin Recruiter
Weatherlight: Mwonvuli Ooze
Tempest: Jinxed Idol
Stronghold: Cannibalize
Exodus: Monstrous Hound
Unglued: Hungry Hungry Heifer


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