Card of the Day - December, 2003

Posted in Feature on December 1, 2003

By Wizards of the Coast

Card of the Day - vendredi 19 décembre 2003

Lion's Eye Diamond

Mirage rare.
This card was designed to be a "bad" Black Lotus. It was recently restricted in Type I.

Card of the Day - jeudi 18 décembre 2003

Time Walk

Alpha rare.
This card's playtest wording was "Opponent loses next turn." The wording was changed as playtesters felt that it implied that the opponent lost the game.

Card of the Day - mercredi 17 décembre 2003

Ancestral Recall

Alpha rare.
This card was originally called Ancestral Memories. This name was later used (as an homage) in Mirage.

Card of the Day - vendredi 12 décembre 2003

Notorious Assassin

Mercadian Masques rare.
One of the subtle touches often overlooked in this illustration is the wanted posters with the Assassin's face on them hanging below the window.

Card of the Day - jeudi 11 décembre 2003


Eighth Edition uncommon.
This card is the only spell in Eighth Edition with a mana cost of 0 Mana.

Card of the Day - mardi 9 décembre 2003

Viscerid Drone

Alliances uncommon.
This card was originally called Homarid Drone, but the Creative Team at the time felt homarids were enough disliked by the public that they changed the name to that of an evolved homarid.

Card of the Day - lundi 8 décembre 2003

Time and Tide

Visions rare.
This card was originally a companion card to Fireblast. It was a counterspell with an alternate cost of returning two islands to your hand. This card was later printed as Thwart (but with three islands instead of two).

Card of the Day - vendredi 5 décembre 2003

Benalish Hero

Alpha common.
From Alpha through Revised, this creature's ability was "bands". It was not until Fourth Edition that the ability became "banding".

Card of the Day - jeudi 4 décembre 2003

Wall of Caltrops

Legends common.
This card's flavor text is seven words long yet uses only two unique words.

Card of the Day - mardi 2 décembre 2003

Nalathni Dragon

Promotional card.
This creature is the only red creature with banding in all of Magic.

Card of the Day - lundi 1 décembre 2003

Ranger en-Vec

Tempest uncommon.
When designed, this creature had banding and regeneration. But between design and development, the banding mechanic was removed from Magic and the second ability was changed to first strike.

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