Card of the Day - vendredi 29 avril 2005
Tempest uncommon. The shadow mechanic was originally codenamed "Astral" before it was changed to "Shadow". Then it spent some time as "Ethereal" before returning to the familiar name.
Card of the Day - jeudi 28 avril 2005
Urza's Destiny rare. Not all playtest names are short: Powder Keg used to be called "Nevinyrral's Pinpoint Disk."
Card of the Day - mercredi 27 avril 2005
Death Pits of Rath
Tempest rare. Before they got their evocative title, the Death Pits were known simply as "Slaughterville".
Card of the Day - mardi 26 avril 2005
Tree of Tales
Mirrodin common. The cycle of artifact lands were originally given building names: "Windmill" for blue, "Factory" for red, "Shanty" for black, "Farmhouse" for white, and "Observatory" for green.
Card of the Day - lundi 25 avril 2005
Mirrodin rare. Many people know that this was called "Gleemax" during playtesting, but its original name was "Helm of Volrath" (a name that was also applied to the card that became Helm of Possession.)
Card of the Day - vendredi 22 avril 2005
Ice Age rare. Mountain Titan is a two-color card in two ways: not only does its mana cost require both black and red, its ability also encourages two different colors.
Card of the Day - jeudi 21 avril 2005
Champions of Kamigawa common. After going through many different possibilities for this Moonfolk, R&D finally settled on "the new improved Cephalid Scout".
Card of the Day - mercredi 20 avril 2005
Nemesis uncommon. There was behind-the-scenes discussion about whether the word "zeppelin" (coined in 1900) was an acceptably "Magic" word, or if the card should use "airship" instead.
Card of the Day - mardi 19 avril 2005
Torment common. Sometimes it was used to give a creature flying. Sometimes it was used to boomerang an opponent's creature. And sometimes it was just used as an excuse to discard a card, since Madness and Threshold were such powerful mechanics.
Card of the Day - lundi 18 avril 2005
Alliances uncommon. The only Paladin with a red component, Lim-Dûl's Paladin is also one of the only two cards associated with Lim-Dûl that isn't pure black (the other one, Lim-Dûl's Vault, is black and blue).
Card of the Day - vendredi 15 avril 2005
Roar of Jukai
Betrayers of Kamigawa common. Down in the lower right of the art, you can see two villagers reacting to the bad news that the kami of the forest itself is attacking them.
Card of the Day - jeudi 14 avril 2005
Betrayers of Kamigawa common. These three forest kami are being overwhelmed with magic, which is drawing out and combining their life force.
Card of the Day - mercredi 13 avril 2005
Betrayers of Kamigawa uncommon. In the art for Overblaze, a spell has superheated the talons of the kami; the samurai is frantically defending himself.
Card of the Day - mardi 12 avril 2005
Betrayers of Kamigawa rare. A goryo is the vengeful kami/ghost of someone who died wrongly or prematurely. This, then, is an angry, undead oni. Scary!
Card of the Day - lundi 11 avril 2005
Betrayers of Kamigawa common. White magic of the spirit world has transformed this kami into a killing machine as its arms change to whirling blades.
Card of the Day - vendredi 8 avril 2005
Higure, the Still Wind
Betrayers of Kamigawa rare. Higure's master gave him his name to commemorate how he came to him, unmoving in the twilight breeze.
Card of the Day - jeudi 7 avril 2005
Kentaro, the Smiling Cat
Betrayers of Kamigawa rare. "Cat" is a nickname, like with Mageta the Lion. Kentaro is called that because of his grin, which does not normally indicate that he's happy.
Card of the Day - mercredi 6 avril 2005
Iwamori of the Open Fist
Betrayers of Kamigawa rare. It's a good thing that Iwamori trained his entire life to be a powerful fighter; judging by his ability, he's had to face legendary foes every single day.
Card of the Day - mardi 5 avril 2005
Patron of the Akki
Betrayers of Kamigawa rare. Although it's technically worshipped by the Akki, the Patron cares almost nothing for them, demanding great sacrifices before it indulges their requests.
Card of the Day - lundi 4 avril 2005
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
Betrayers of Kamigawa rare. The ink leaking from the eyes of Ink-Eyes is actually a red mist, a manifestation of the power she got from her Oni.
Card of the Day - vendredi 1 avril 2005
Odyssey common. There are over a hundred Zombies in Magic, and yet, this is the only one that's also an assassin.