Card of the Day - December, 2004

Posted in Feature on December 1, 2004

By Wizards of the Coast

Card of the Day - vendredi 31 décembre 2004

Sliver Queen

Stronghold rare.
The first five color Magic card ever printed (with the exception of the one-of-a-kind 1996 World Champion card), the Sliver Queen continues to be a favorite of many different types of Magic players.

Card of the Day - jeudi 30 décembre 2004

Chaos Confetti

Unglued common.
Appearing only in the non-tournament legal set Unglued, Chaos Confetti was inspired by an urban legend that someone had won an early Magic tournament by shredding his Chaos Orb and scattering it over his stunned opponent’s cards.

Card of the Day - mercredi 29 décembre 2004

Sands of Time

Visions rare.
At the 1996 Magic Invitational Thomas Andersson of Sweden demolished his opponents because he realized that, due to its wording and rulings of the time, this card basically only affected the opponent’s permanents (since it would untap itself first during its controller’s untap phase). Official errata was released soon after so that the card did not affect itself.

Card of the Day - mardi 28 décembre 2004

Draco

Planeshift Rare.
The costliest Magic card ever printed (in terms of mana), Draco is tied with one other card for the title of largest flier ever printed (Devouring Strossus).

Card of the Day - lundi 27 décembre 2004

Time Spiral

Urza's Saga rare.
Originally intended as a “fixed” Time Twister, many players consider Time Spiral even more powerful than the original. (Quick Trivia: Did you know the Spiral can be used to untap opponent’s lands?)

Card of the Day - vendredi 24 décembre 2004

Decree of Justice

Scourge rare. One of the few cards that can produce angel tokens (like Angelic Favor), Decree of Justice is also remarkable for its ability to produce two different types of creature tokens.

Card of the Day - jeudi 23 décembre 2004

Silver Seraph

Judgment rare. At 6/6, Silver Seraph is tied with Akroma, Angel of Wrath as largest angel in Magic. (Though if you had both in play with threshold, the Akroma would win the tie!)

Card of the Day - mercredi 22 décembre 2004

Guiding Spirit

Visions rare.
Guiding Spirit has the distinction of being the smallest angel. (Angelic Curator and Angelic Page are spirits.)

Card of the Day - mardi 21 décembre 2004

Lightning Angel

Apocalypse rare.
The only red angel in Magic, Lightning Angel is also the only tri-colored angel.

Card of the Day - lundi 20 décembre 2004

Serra Angel

Eighth Edition rare.
Only one other angel has appeared in as many sets. (Fallen Angel, as long as you count the Beatdown box set.)

Card of the Day - vendredi 17 décembre 2004

Puzzle Card 5

In one of the most famous (and amusing) art mistakes in Magic's history, this black card was illustrated with a cute and furry mammal-type creature rather than a devilish spirit. Richard Thomas drew the wrong creature by mistaking the (admittedly obscure) name in the art description. (What a difference an "e" makes!) Can you name the card that features this famous mistake? (Click here for the answer.)

Card of the Day - jeudi 16 décembre 2004

Puzzle Card 4

Richard Garfield came up with the idea for this powerful card on the way to a movie. The idea behind it was to allow bluffing. Development liked the card but felt it wasn't good enough, so they changed some of the numbers around. Can you name it? (Click here for the answer.)

Card of the Day - mercredi 15 décembre 2004

Puzzle Card 3

Not seen in print since the days of Unlimited, this card's flavor text features Norin the Wary, a character also heard from on Goblin Shrine, Animate Wall, and Sabretooth Tiger. Can you name the card? (Click here for the answer.)

Card of the Day - mardi 14 décembre 2004

Puzzle Card 2

When art was commissioned for Weatherlight the artists were given a chance to design some of the Weatherlight crew. Some such experiments (like Steel Golem for Karn) didn't end up working out. Can you name which card's art became the basis for depicting Gerrard Capashen? (Click here for the answer.)

Card of the Day - lundi 13 décembre 2004

Puzzle Card 1

Only one English card in Magic has a name where all five vowels of the alphabet appear in order, and with no extra vowels left over. Can you name it? (Click here for answer.)

Card of the Day - vendredi 10 décembre 2004

Eightfold Maze

Portal Three Kingdoms rare.This card's name refers to a trap laid by tactician Kongming using boulders to confound an incoming army. This wily character has his own card in the set (Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon") and also appears in the flavor text of many Portal Three Kingdoms cards.

Card of the Day - jeudi 9 décembre 2004

Orcish Librarian

Ice Age rare. Did you ever notice that the Orcish Librarian is actually eating books about food? The titles that are readable are "The Joy of Cooking" and "Naked Lunch", both of which presumably go better with a healthy helping of the Library Paste in the lower foreground.

Card of the Day - mercredi 8 décembre 2004

Loose Lips

Unhinged common. The design version of this card was originally called "Polly-morph", with the idea that the card turns you into a parrot.

Card of the Day - mardi 7 décembre 2004

Pious Kitsune

Champions of Kamigawa common. This is one of the fairly rare cases in which one card specifically mentions another card as part of a specific combo. Called "combo sets" by R&D, some other examples include the Urza's lands, the Viashivan Dragon combo, the Spirit of the Night combo, and Dark Supplicant/Scion of Darkness.

Card of the Day - lundi 6 décembre 2004

Tower of Murmurs

Mirrodin rare. Called "Millstone of the Ages" in design, this card was first proposed for Onslaught but was moved to the then-upcoming artifact block, Mirrodin. During development this card was so popular that other Tower cards were created as well (see Tower of Eons, Tower of Fortunes, and Tower of Champions).

Card of the Day - vendredi 3 décembre 2004

Rukh Egg

Arabian Nights common. First released in Magic's first expansion set, Arabian Nights (December '93), Rukh Egg didn't get printed in another set until the Eighth Edition core set. At nearly ten years, that's the longest any Magic card has waited to appear a second time.

Card of the Day - jeudi 2 décembre 2004

Naturalize

Onslaught common. One of Magic's original staple cards was Disenchant, which was printed in every core set from Alpha through Seventh Edition, and every stand-alone set through Mercadian Masques. When the color pie was redistributed this combination of effects was shifted to the color green in the form of Naturalize.

Card of the Day - mercredi 1 décembre 2004

Foratog

Mirage uncommon. During set design this card wasn't originally an Atog! When it was realized that it could be an Atog, a cycle was created which had one new Atog per set until all five colors had been represented. The other three (not counting the original "Atog") were Chronatog, Necratog, and finally Auratog.

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